Community Outreach & Global Health Librarian

Location
Chapel Hill
Posted
Oct 24, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Position Type: Permanent Staff

Department: Health Sciences Library - 552500

Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty Instructional

Vacancy ID: NF0002776

Position Summary: The UNC Health Sciences Library seeks a collaborative, proactive, and service-oriented Community Outreach and Global Health Librarian to collaborate with a variety of state-wide and University health outreach and research projects. Working both as a team member and independently, the Librarian will be integral in building relationships with practitioners, researchers, staff, and students. The person in this position is part of a team of librarians, support staff, and library partners working to achieve the library's mission to manage information and knowledge to advance health and health care. Methods of engagement include: effective and innovative client-centered education and knowledge management services using a variety of methods and technologies both in client settings and in the library; individual and group consultations on information discovery, retrieval and management; and design and creation of global health resource products focused on the needs of specific user populations. The position reports to the Assistant Director for Information Access & Discovery.

Application Deadline:

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

Qualification and Experience: Required: - ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science, or related advanced degree - Minimum of one year post-degree relevant professional experience - Experience with needs assessment and priority setting in the development of services for interdisciplinary outreach projects - Ability to provide expert in-depth information searches in a wide range of academic databases and other sources. Ability to synthesize information from a variety of sources - Demonstrated knowledge of teaching and learning methods for adult learners - Excellent oral, written, analytical and interpersonal communication skills. Ability to multitask and set priorities in a dynamic environment - Demonstration of a commitment to professional development and service through publication and/or active membership in professional organizations - Commitment to supporting a diverse user population and evidence of working collaboratively and cooperatively with a diverse group of colleagues - The ability to travel domestically and internationally for extended periods of time, as assigned Desired: - Experience in an academic health sciences library, hospital library, or other health-related library setting. - Experience in global settings such as service outreach, study abroad, etc. - Experience working with underserved or rural populations - Experience, certification, or degree in health informatics, public health, nursing, or other healthcare or global development-related field - Experience using technology to deliver information services and instruction at the point of need, particularly in global settings - Experience participating as a member of a systematic review team - Knowledge of funding sources and grant writing, data management plans, and data visualization - Conversational competency in a second language

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

Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: freda_mcclain@unc.edu

Special Instructions for Applicants: For a more detailed vacancy announcement, please visit: http://library.unc.edu/personnel/employment/ A minimum of three references are required upon application submission.

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