Head of Clinical, Academic, and Research Engagement

Position Type: Permanent Staff

Department: Health Sciences Library - 552500

Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty Instructional

Vacancy ID: NF0002852

Position Summary: The Health Sciences Library at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is seeking a collaborative, proactive, and service-oriented leader for the position of Head of Clinical, Academic, and Research Engagement. This position will provide strategic direction for HSL's integration in clinical care and clinical research; curricular design (including interprofessional education) and assessment; and research activities across schools and programs. Key responsibilities of this position include seeking out opportunities for liaison librarians to optimally develop and apply their expertise in partnerships with faculty, researchers, clinicians, staff and students. Department Mission The Librarian works in client settings and in the library, and 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. The Clinical, Academic, and Research Engagement (CARE) at the Health Sciences Library works with other library departments to meet the needs of the five health professional schools and UNC Medical Center hospitals. This department includes liaison librarians for clinical departments in the UNC Medical Center; liaison librarians for the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, Public Health and the Department of Allied Health Sciences (SOM); the Bioinformatics and Research Data Librarian; and graduate student research assistants. This unit provides course- and curriculum-integrated instruction; curriculum-planning support; educational programs and workshops; and expert searching. CARE collaborates with clients in a wide range of information-seeking, data and knowledge management, scholarly communications, and research activities. Organizational Relationship This position reports to the Assistant Director for Clinical, Academic, and Research Engagement at the Health Sciences Library. Supervises and mentors up to 11.0 FTE librarians. Works with members of the CARE team and other HSL departments to support students and faculty seamlessly to respond to needs that arise from their academic work and clinical practice.

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Education Requirements: ALA-accredited Master's degree in library or information science.

Qualification and Experience: REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: ALA-accredited Master's degree in library or information science. Minimum of three years relevant work experience showing progressive growth in responsibilities in areas including supervision and mentoring staff, and integration of evidence-based principles and instruction. Experience supervising and mentoring staff. Experience teaching adults using emerging technologies and evidence based instructional methods. Experience developing and delivering innovative library liaison outreach in at least one subject area. Evidence of conducting expert level literature searching in health subject areas using strong evidence-based practice. Evidence of project, priority, and time management skills and excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to work both collaboratively and independently in a fast-paced environment. Demonstrated commitment to continued professional development. PREFERRED Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Three or more years of experience providing library liaison outreach to a defined constituent group. Documented participation in research teams as a peer, for example, co-authoring or co-presenting research findings; conducting systematic reviews; developing practice guidelines or consensus statements; synthesizing evidence; partnering on grant proposals; or cultivating partnerships for library integration within the research, education, or clinical enterprise. Knowledge of professional education competency requirements and scholarly communication practices in health disciplines; or familiarity or experience with curricular redesign to create interprofessional education and practice opportunities for students. Some experience with service or program assessment and evaluation methods.

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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