The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library ( HSL ) seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented individual to join the User Services Department as the Cancer Information Librarian. The individual in this position is charged with participating in fulfilling the Library’s mission to connect people everywhere with knowledge to help them teach and learn effectively, assure quality health care, conduct vital research, and make informed decisions. To learn more about the Health Sciences Library, please visit: http:www.hsl.unc.edu . Librarians at HSL are expected to participate in professional and scholarly organizations and activities, pursue personal professional development, and maintain awareness of the evolving trends in library and information services. The individual in this position is expected to maintain current knowledge of: cancer information resources and content; the issues related to health professional education across disciplines and levels; the tools used to manage retrieved information (e.g. RefWorks, EndNote); the tools used to create online user guides (such as Drupal and LibGuides); the changing trends in scholarly communications including open access and NIH public access; services for finding grant funding; and the evolving requirements related to the management of research data.
ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science.
Qualifications and Experience
Required ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science with at least two years of health sciences library experience. Ability to provide expert in-depth information searches in healthcare specific databases and other sources. Ability to synthesize medical information from a variety of sources. Experience teaching, training or providing instruction. Demonstrated ability to support a diverse user population and to work collaboratively and cooperatively with a diverse group of colleagues. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Ability to multitask and set priorities in a dynamic environment. Demonstrated commitment to continued professional development. Preferred Experience, certification or degree in health informatics, public health, nursing, or other healthcare related field. Experience providing information outreach services in a subject area. Experience providing cancer information to diverse client groups. Experience using RefWorks, EndNote or other citation management tools. Experience using web tools and social media to deliver information services at the point of need. Understanding of the clinical and translational research process.
For a complete vacancy announcement: http://www.lib.unc.edu/employment.html
Deadline for Application:
Review of applications will begin on February 27, 2013. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.
Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/12647 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references, one of which must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.