Director for Research & Instruction

Location
Stanford
Posted
Jun 23, 2017
Executive Administration Jobs
C-Level & Executive Directors
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


Stanford University

Director for Research & Instruction

Job Number:
75381

Stanford University is seeking a Director for Research & Instruction to lead the Research & Instruction department and program in the Lane Medical Library & Knowledge Management Center. Reporting to the Associate Dean for Knowledge Management, Director of Lane Medical Library, the Director for Research & Instruction is responsible for the strategic direction of research and instructional services, including the information literacy skills program, the Medical History Center and Access Services for Lane Medical Library. This position includes responsibility for identifying innovative user-centered service initiatives, managing a staff of 11.2 FTE, collaborating with programs across Stanford Medicine and liaisoning with other libraries on campus.
The Director for Research & Instruction is a member of Lane Medical Library's senior management team which has the responsibility to create the overall vision and guide the process of setting priorities, develop appropriate strategies in achieving objectives, enable successful outcomes through the best use of library assets including, staff, funds, collections, technology and facilities, and ensure world class knowledge-based services in support of the School of Medicine's research, clinical and educational missions.
As the primary liaison for Medical Education, the Director for Research & Instruction is responsible for overall services and planning of research and instructional services, including curriculum development in information literacy skills, data management, access services, and technology planning that ensures excellence in research and knowledge navigation services. The successful candidate will also possess:
  • A strong understanding of the digital library environment including clinical reference, research literature, library/learning facilities, and information technology.
  • A strong understanding of biomedical research, clinical practice, and medical education in an academic health sciences center environment.
  • Technical knowledge and management skills to deliver world class, technology-enabled research services, document access and delivery, remote digital library services, and integration of knowledge navigation in the learning environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty and information technologists in designing and implementing innovative virtual and physical research environments.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of user needs analysis in provision of innovative library and knowledge management services and programs.
  • Excellent teaching, communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team-based staff.
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously.
Duties include:
  • Manage Research & Instruction staff in the day-to-day operations of the library. Responsible for hiring and retaining staff, career coaching, personal development for direct reports and accountable for the performance of employees. Ensure work completion within schedule and constraint.
  • Carry out analytical work for significant aspects of the library's operations. Develop and monitor key metrics for performance against the goals and strategic plans of the library.
  • Develop and maintain the core services of the library to optimize the ability of customers to locate information.
  • Direct and facilitate the selection of hardware and software for the local information systems network and resources. Partner with internal and external developers in appropriate software development projects.
  • Formulate, develop and administer broad library policies or major programs and collections.
  • Oversee the development of educational events and exhibits.
  • Work actively with primary clientele to explore and propose collaborative projects, options for new library services, and options for better integration between Stanford University Libraries and academic units.
  • Keep current on technology trends and evaluate emerging technologies for adoption and implementation to enhance library programs, services, and collections.
  • Review and approve expenditures and cost recoveries and track against the approved budget.
* - Other duties may also be assigned DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
  • A strong understanding of the digital library environment including clinical reference, research literature, library/learning facilities, and information technology.
  • A strong understanding of biomedical research, clinical practice, and medical education in an academic health sciences center environment.
  • Technical knowledge and management skills to deliver world class, technology-enabled research services, document access and delivery, remote digital library services, and integration of knowledge navigation in the learning environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with faculty and information technologists in designing and implementing innovative virtual and physical research environments.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of user needs analysis in provision of innovative library and knowledge management services and programs.
  • Excellent teaching, communication, collaboration, and interpersonal skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead a team-based staff.
  • Excellent organizational skills to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
Master's Degree in Library Science and five years of relevant experience in an academic library setting including at least three years of management experience in increasingly responsible positions or a combination of education and relevant experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
  • Demonstrated knowledge of all aspects of library operations including extensive knowledge of contemporary library practices, trends and emerging technologies; knowledge of and experience with outcomes and assessment of library services.
  • Knowledge of collection development, archival, acquisitions, cataloging, database management, library instruction and information literacy, public and technical services, and reference.
  • Ability to demonstrate a high level of diplomacy in persuading and influencing a wide variety of people at various levels to achieve results.
  • Demonstrated successful experience developing and maintaining library budgets.
  • Effective problem solving, analytical and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated broad knowledge of library automation systems, online resources, and instructional technologies.
  • Experience using technologies to provide and enhance library services and their changing roles in higher education. Experience in use of digital knowledge management and delivery systems.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and presentation skills and a demonstrated ability to work well with others in a team environment.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
  • Constantly sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently twist/bend/stoop/squat, grasps lightly/fine manipulation, grasp forcefully, sort/file paperwork or parts, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
  • Occasionally stand/walk, reach/work above shoulders, writing by hand, kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other).
  • Rarely use a telephone, operate hand controls.
  • Must be able to push and maneuver a fully-loaded cart weighing up to 650 pounds that requires an initial push force up to 50 pounds.
*- Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
May work in confined spaces and at heights 4-10 feet; be exposed to dust and mold; work extended hours, evenings and weekends.

WORK STANDARDS:
  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors bases on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu


Job: Library

Location: School of Medicine
Schedule: Full-time
Classification Level:

To be considered for this position please visit our web site and apply on line at the following link: stanfordcareers.stanford.edu

Stanford is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.






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