Job description

JOB NO.: 93980-LI

Work Type: Staff Full or Part Time, Staff-Full Time, Staff-Part Time


Location: Madison

Categories: Library, Museum, Arts

Employment Class: Limited

Position Vacancy ID: 93980-LI

Working Title: Director, Health Sciences Library

Official Title: DIR, LIBRARY/M(L12DM)


FTE: 80% - 100%

Anticipated Begin Date: MAY 01, 2018

Term: N/A

Advertised Salary:

Minimum $83,481 ANNUAL (12 months)
Depending on Qualifications

Degree and Area of Specialization:

Masters degree in library or information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association; or an advanced degree in a health-related field or equivalent.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

Required Experience
-Minimum 7 years of experience in an academic library with acquisition of a major leadership or administrative role within the library with supervision of staff
-Direct experience working within or collaboratively with a health sciences or medical library
-Broad knowledge of library services and operations.
-Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Preferred Experience
-Experience in identifying and securing external funding
-Familiarity with national accreditation agencies for academic institutions and health profession education programs.

License or certificate:

Position Summary:

The Director of the Ebling Library will provide executive administrative leadership, overall direction and fiscal oversight in the management and operations of an energetic, high-performing team of library staff, outstanding services and creative spaces. It will be critical that the Director be a strong and resourceful leader that understands the challenges facing health science libraries and is committed to building a creative, collaborative and team-oriented work environment. The director must understand the multifacted information needs of learners, staff, and faculty in health professions, public and population health, and biomedical sciences. The person in this position reports to the Senior Associate Dean for Academic Affairs of the School of Medicine and Public Health (SMPH) or their designee and has strong supportive relationships with other SMPH leaders, including Department Chairs and Associate Deans. The UW School of Medicine and Public Health is recognized as an international, national and statewide leader in education, research and service. The school's engagement extends across the entire state and the SMPH and Ebling Library are all deeply committed to improving the health of the people of Wisconsin. In addition to the SMPH, the Ebling Library directly supports the Schools of Nursing and Pharmacy, UW Health, and various departments such as occupational therapy, kinesiology and others. The Ebling Library, along with the Law Library, is independent of, but works collaboratively with, the general library system of the campus. The Ebling Library has a current total staff of sixteen and the current annual budget is approximately $3.3 million with more than half of that budget allocated to collections.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

All UW School of Medicine and Public Health staff are responsible for upholding the highest standards for professional conduct and ethical behavior in pursuing the School's missions of patient care, education, research, and service. Professionalism includes: 1) demonstrating honesty, integrity, inclusivity, accountability, and fairness; 2) treating everyone, including patients and visitors, colleagues, staff, and learners, with kindness, compassion, and respect; and 3) making a commitment to altruism in all interactions. Faculty are responsible for personally modeling professional conduct and inspiring and expecting professional behavior by others. The department expects all faculty to abide by these principles of professionalism, and associated laws and university policies, in the performance of their responsibilities.

Additional Information:

1.0 FTE preferred. .80-1.00 FTE will be considered.

Other Required Qualifications
- Demonstrated effective leadership of a high performing team of librarians and university staff
- Excellent administrative, organizational, analytical, problem-solving, collaborative, communicative and time-management skills
-Ability to foster and maintain effective partnerships with broad-based and diverse administrative leaders, faculty, researchers, clinicians, library staff, campus librarians and user constituencies
-Capacity to thrive in an environment of change and respond effectively to shifting needs and priorities
-Ability to plan for and meet strict deadlines while managing competing priorities and addressing new challenges
-Experience in strategic communication and marketing in an academic library setting
-Knowledge of technology applications and trends
-Knowledgeable of the complexities, needs and opportunities of Rare and Special Collections
-Demonstrated record of professional development and engagement
-Broad understanding of publishing, public access compliance, open access and other scholarly communication initiatives
-Knowledge of library collaborative efforts in statewide systems
-Ability to plan, lead and manage projects within deadlines

Other Desired Qualifications
- Experience in grant writing and fund raising

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but, also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.


Brianna Quam
[email protected]
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Instructions to applicants:

Please click on the "Apply Now" button to start the application process. You will be asked to upload the following:
1. Cover letter, including description of relevant experience in a a senior leadership or progressive administrative role in an academic library
2. Resume

You will also be asked to provide three professional/supervisor references during the application process.

Additional Link: Full Position Details

The University of Wisconsin is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer.

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Advertised: Mar 23 2018 Central Daylight Time

Application Close: Apr 20 2018 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time





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