Clinical Assistant Professor of Newton Gresham Library (Osteopathic Medicine Librarian)

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This position is security-sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of the Texas Education Code §51.215, which authorizes the employer to obtain criminal history record information.

Position TitleClinical Assistant Professor of Newton Gresham Library (Osteopathic Medicine Librarian)Requisition201900051FRankClinical Assistant ProfessorFLSA statusExemptHiring Salary

Salary commensurate with experience and education. Minimum monthly salary of $4,166.66.

Position CategoryPosition TypeInterim Full TimeCollegeNewton Gresham LibraryDepartmentNewton Gresham LibraryQuicklink Refer Applicants To

Contact NameEric OwenTitle

Executive Director
Newton Gresham Library
Sam Houston State University
PO Box 2179
Huntsville, TX 77341

Contact Phone936-294-1612Contact [email protected] Position Details

Duties Performed in the Usual Course of the Job

This is a non-tenure-track Clinical Faculty position that provides a wide range of professional reference, research, and instructional services to meet the teaching, learning, and research needs of students, faculty, and other affiliated users of the proposed College of Osteopathic Medicine (COM).

Characteristics Duties and Responsibilities:
•Work with students, faculty, and staff in locating and interpreting library resources in medical subject areas. This includes the use of the OPAC, electronic and printed resources which will satisfy information needs.
•Prepare materials to facilitate access to collections including bibliographic guides, handouts, web-based tutorials, and content/subject modules that teach research skills.
•Provide formal and informal bibliographic instruction and/or research assistance, to groups and individuals as needed or as assigned.
•Coordinates reserve activities with Access Services.
•Processes as needed outgoing and incoming mail related to Distance Learner Services borrowing including USPS, commercial delivery services, and TEXpress courier.
•Participates in a virtual reference service.
•Works with SHSU [email protected] Client Support to provide formal and informal instruction in the use of presentation software, word processing, etc. to students.
•Serving as the bibliographer for collection development supporting the College of Osteopathic Medicine and recommends materials for purchase/subscription.
•Serving as liaison with the faculty in the College of Osteopathic Medicine.
•Collaborating with the Instruction Librarian and the other Research and Instruction Librarians to design and develop outreach services to meet information needs of students and promotes awareness of library services and resources.
•Interprets library policies and procedures to the public.
•Inspects new library materials and informs appropriate faculty and students of those items that could be useful in their courses or research.
•Assesses the latest technologies to see if they meet the needs of users and effectively integrates them into day to day practice.
•Promotes the use of the library and the development of a stronger collection through contacts with faculty, staff and students.
•Develops a variety of public relations and marketing activities that promote library services and resources, within a team environment.
•Participates in assessment of library services.
•Keeps abreast of activities and changes in the profession by attending meetings; reading professional literature and developing research interest.
•Works with other public service personnel to provide coordinated information services.
•Other duties as assigned.

Educational Requirements for the Position

Master’s degree in library/information science from a program accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).

Experience Required for the Position

Three (3) years of professional-level experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified in a health science or academic research library.

Other Requirements for the Position

Qualifications – Preferred
•Undergraduate or graduate degree in the physical, life, health, or related sciences
•Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP)
•Demonstrated teaching skills, with an understanding of instructional design principles.
•Experience building instructional material using Springshare LibApps tools, and Blackboard or other comparable learning management systems.
•Minimum three (3) years of academic health sciences library experience, preferably working with medical school faculty, staff, and students.
•Familiarity with medical vocabulary
•Experience providing library outreach services.

Note: This position is currently located in Huntsville, TX but will move to Conroe, TX upon completion of the medical school facility.

Special Instructions SummaryOpen Until FilledYes EEO Statement

EEO Statement

Sam Houston State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Plan Employer and Smoke/Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Sam Houston State University is an “at will” employer. Security sensitive positions at SHSU require background checks in accordance with Education Code 51.215.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Master's Degree from an institution accredited by the American Library Association (ALA)?
    • yes
    • no
  2. * Do you have any previous experience working in a medical library?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * If you answered yes to the above question, please describe your work experience in a medical library.

    (Open Ended Question)

  4. * Are you a member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP)?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Have you ever participated in a library instruction program? If yes, please describe your experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * How many years of academic health sciences library experience, preferably working with medical school faculty, staff and students, do you have?

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Do you have any experience building instructional materials using Springshare LibApps tools, and Blackboard or other comparable learning management systems. If yes, please describe your experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  8. * How did you learn about this position?
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HBCU Connect - Historically Black Colleges and Universities
    • HACU - Hispanic Association of Colleges & Universities
    • The Journal of Blacks in Higher Education
    • Association for Women in Science
    • TWC - Work in Texas
    • Inside Higher Ed
    • Higher Ed Jobs
    • HERC - Higher Education Recruitment Consortium
    • SHSU Website
    • SHSU Employee
    • Other
  9. If your response to the question above was "Other" please indicate from what source.

    (Open Ended Question)

Candidate DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae (Faculty)
  3. Letter of Recommendation 1
  4. Letter of Recommendation 2
  5. Letter of Recommendation 3
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    Posted: 6/22/2019
    Application Due: 10/26/2019
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