Head of Library Resources/Senior Research & Education Librarian

Grand Forks, ND
Jun 09, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Position Information: DescriptionThe Head of Library Resources is responsible for the overall operation of the Library Resources department. The Head of Library Resources leads staff in planning and operations. The position supports learning and professional development; promotes team building and innovation among the staff. The Head of Library Resources allocates departmental resources in accordance with the priorities of the programs of the School of Medicine & Health Sciences (SMHS). The Head of Library Resources functions as a liaison to internal and external stakeholders, negotiating and advocating for the library and acting as spokesperson.

As Senior Research & Education Librarian, this librarian liaises with graduate medical education programs. In this liaison role, the librarian collaborates on research and literature reviews, identifies resources and instruction needs, and provides content in a variety of formats to meet the needs of faculty, staff and medical residents.

Duties & Responsibilities
    Manages the daily activities of the Library Resources departmentPlans and administers library outreach servicesSupports professional development for library staffMentors librarians and staff to develop professional and job skills; inspires and motivates colleagues through personal example, curiosity, humility, and creativityEncourages proactive innovation and supports the implementation of new ideasProvides formative performance feedback on a regular basis and summative performance feedback through the UND evaluation processEstablishes the role of Library Resources within the mission of SMHSMonitors the external library environment for significant challenges and opportunitiesPromotes and leads innovation for continuous improvement of services and programsCommunicates departmental accomplishments and advocates for library needs through regular meetings with the Associate Dean for Education and Faculty AffairsRepresents Library Resources within and beyond the institution, promoting resources and services and advocating for collaboration and supportProvides liaison services to the Graduate Medical Education programs; collaborates on research and literature reviews, identifies resources and instruction needs, and provides content in a variety of formats to meet those needs
Required Competencies
    American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science, or equivalent advanced degree Knowledge of the operations, disciplines, and goals of academic librariesKnowledge of the information resources needed to support faculty, staff and students in medical education Knowledge of the information resources needed to support clinicians in patient care Knowledge of the information resources needed to support faculty, staff and students in research Knowledge of the principles of ‘evidence-based’ health care practiceAbility to provide inclusive, collaborative, and team-based leadershipExcellent skills of interpersonal communication; responsive and active listenerStrong oral and written communication skillsAbility and willingness to work both independently and collaborativelyAnalytical and decision-making skillsSkills in analyzing fiscal needs and managing budget
Minimum Requirements
    American Library Association accredited Master of Library Science or equivalent advanced degreeFive years of progressively more responsible library services experience in an academic library, preferably an academic health sciences libraryTwo years of administrative and managerial experience in the general operations of an academic health sciences library, including strategic planning; planning, organizing and directing activities of staff members; fiscal planning; administering operations within approved budget
Preferred Qualifications
    Academy of health Information Professionals of the Medical Library Association (AHIP) certificationMedical reference experienceExperience using and referring others to information resources necessary to support medical educationExperience using and referring others to information resources necessary to support researchExperience using and referring others to information resources necessary to support evidence-based health care practice
Minimum Hiring Salary/Position Classification$90,000 Annual, Full-Time, Benefited Exempt

Work ScheduleMonday - Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm


Includes single or family health care coverage (premiums paid for by the university), basic life insurance, EAP, retirement plan, tuition waiver, annual and sick leave. Optional benefits available: supplemental life, dental, vision, flexible spending account, supplemental retirement plans.

To Apply

For full consideration, all application materials must be fully submitted by 11:59PM on the closing date.

Additional Information

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Confidentiality of Application Materials

Pursuant to NDCC 44-04-18.27, applications and any records related to the applications that identify an applicant are confidential, except records related to the finalists of the position, which are open to the public after the search committee has identified the top three finalists who will be invited to campus.

EEO Statement

The University of North Dakota is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or other protected characteristic. Women, minorities, veterans, individuals with disabilities, and members of other underrepresented groups are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants are invited to provide information regarding their gender, race and/or ethnicity, veteran’s status and disability status as part of the application process. This information will remain confidential and separate from your application.

Veteran’s Preference

Veterans claiming preference must submit all proof of eligibility by the closing date. Proof of eligibility includes a DD-214 or NGB 22 and if claiming disabled status, a current letter of disability from the VA dated within the last 12 months.

Clery Statement

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