Community Engagement & Health Literacy Librarian

Position Type: Permanent Staff

Department: Health Sciences Library - 552500

Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty Instructional

Vacancy ID: NF0002533

Position Summary: The Health Sciences Library seeks a Community Engagement and Health Literacy Librarian to provide leadership for the library's community engagement activities, including collaborating with health care professionals as well as community groups. This position will be responsible for the management and continued development of consumer health and patient education resources and services (including health literacy training) for health professionals and students in UNC Health Affairs schools, UNC Health Care, and community partners throughout the state. This position will serve as HSL liaison to the UNC Hospitals' patient education committees, information resource centers, and other units of UNC Health Care involved in patient education activities. This position will also direct HSL outreach to the citizens of North Carolina through NC Health Info, and will direct work with public libraries and community agencies.

Application Deadline:

Education Requirements: ALA accredited master's degree in library or information science, or a related advanced degree.

Qualification and Experience: REQUIRED ALA accredited master's degree in library or information science, or a related advanced degree. Minimum of 3 years of professional experience in an academic health sciences library, hospital library, or other academic setting supporting consumer health, patient education, or patient advocacy. Demonstrated understanding and teaching of consumer health, health literacy, patient education, and/or doctor-patient communication. Experience providing consumer health and patient education information to diverse client groups and ability to use technology to deliver information services and instruction at the point of need. Excellent oral and written communication, interpersonal, and instruction skills. Demonstrated commitment to continued professional development. PREFERRED Experience teaching adults using emerging technologies and instructional methods. Experience developing online courses using instructional design software like Camtasia or Captivate. Experience developing, executing, and assessing results of community partnerships and projects. Experience in project management, particularly in assessing impacts of internally- and externally-funded projects. Experience with supervision.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Department Contact Name and Title: Freda McClain, HR Specialist

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