Reference Librarian - Coordinator of Health Sciences (F/T), Utica College - Utica, NY
Posted: Tuesday, January 26, 2021 Permalink

The Health Sciences Librarian is a member of the team of academic librarians who, as liaisons to student and faculty, provide a range of reference services, course-related library instruction, research assistance, and collection development in support of Utica College academic programs. The Health Sciences Librarian serves as the liaison to programs within the School of Health Professions and Education, including Health Care Administration, Health Care Management, Health Studies, Joint Health Professions, Nursing, Nutrition, Occupational Therapy and Physical Therapy. The Health Sciences Librarian provides reference and information services during on-call and scheduled hours; weekend and evening reference service is required.

Major responsibilities:

A. Coordinates library services and instruction to the Health Sciences areas primarily in the School of Health Professions and Education.

B. Participates in ongoing evaluation of electronic collections pertaining to Health Sciences and their use. Consults review resources and faculty members to determine appropriateness of acquiring, replacing or discarding Health Sciences resources. Acts as liaison to faculty and orders materials for Health Sciences. Recommends additional resources to support new courses or programs.

C. Assists in teaching users research skills necessary for lifelong learning. Participates with other librarians in teaching library research and orientation classes. Creates and maintains online tutorials and research guides (including LibGuides) to support outreach and instructional initiatives. Continually increases teaching effectiveness by formal or informal education in instruction techniques. Establishes strong relationships with teaching faculty to coordinate library instruction with curriculum.

D. Participates with other librarians in workflow analysis and collecting statistics needed to evaluate the efficiency and/or delivery of services to users. Designs and administers quantitative and qualitative assessments and makes recommendations for improvements or for allocating personnel resources.

E. Applies expertise to benefit the institution, department, profession, and community, including service on departmental and college committees or projects outside the librarian’s normal role, and through activities within professional and scholarly organizations. Maintains professional collegial contact with counterparts in other institutions; actively participates in the life of the college.

F. Demonstrates and maintains a record of continued growth in professional and creative achievement in keeping with the standards of academic librarianship and current developments in the field. Is involved in and demonstrates leadership in college activities and professional library organizations. Independently and actively seeks out and develops needed library projects, seeing projects through to completion.

G. Takes an active role in the development of the department’s strategic and operational plans as required by department leadership. Works closely with department supervisor to develop and implement operational goals that support departmental success.

H. Responsible for working with supervisor and other team members to achieve successful results on all established individual and departmental goals and key performance indicators.

I. Performs other related duties as assigned and/or as required by circumstance.


Education and experience qualifications:

MLS from an ALA-accredited program; 2 years professional academic library experience required; knowledge/background in the area of health sciences and familiarity with health science material and electronic resources.

Second master’s degree in relevant field highly desirable.

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Utica College is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity and the diversity of its workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, age, domestic violence victim status, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with a disability.

Our community of students, faculty and staff reflect a diversity of experiences, opinions, and cultural backgrounds shaped by biology, society, history, and choice. Our community includes members who are diverse by virtue of their race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, ability, religious and/or spiritual affiliations, and socio-economic status, as well as the number of other ways in which who we are influences how we see the world. Furthermore, we value and celebrate diversity, and this results in a commitment to multiculturalism. We believe that within the community of human persons, all cultures, perspectives, and beliefs about faith, ideals, taste and lifestyles are of equal value. Our diversity deepens our commitment to nurture a multicultural environment in which we engage with others and blend perspectives, to learn about diverse cultures, to explore who we are and where we come from and to accept one another without prejudice. The Utica College Mission and Values Statement includes a commitment to fostering diversity in perspective, background, and experience within an environment that is dedicated to the freedom of expression and the open sharing of ideas.

Located in the heart of central New York, Utica College is a comprehensive, independent, private institution founded in 1946 to offer options for college study to veterans returning from the second world war. More than seventy years since veterans returned from WWII, this tradition of serving veterans is still held in high regard here at UC, and we are proud to welcome veterans as students and as valued members of our faculty and professional staff.