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Research & Learning Librarian (Assistant or Associate, Instructional Services Emphasis)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title Research & Learning Librarian (Assistant or Associate, Instructional Services Emphasis)
Department Libraries – Health Sciences (6804)
Location Main Campus
Position Summary

The University of Arizona Health Sciences Library (AHSL) seeks an innovative, enthusiastic, service-oriented professional as an Instructional Services Librarian. The incumbent will work with AHSL liaison librarians in the Colleges of Public Health, Nursing, Pharmacy and Medicine in the planning, coordination and delivery of online instruction to both onsite and online health sciences faculty, staff and students. This position will work closely with the instructional librarians within the University of Arizona Libraries, as well as others specializing in the digital delivery of library services. To learn more about the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library, visit our website.

This is a continuing-eligible or continuing track, academic professional position. Incumbents are members of the general faculty and are entitled to all accompanying rights and privileges granted by the Arizona Board of Regents and the University of Arizona. Retention and promotion are earned through achievement of a record of excellence in position effectiveness, scholarship, and service.

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Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Work with Arizona Health Sciences Library (AHSL) colleagues to develop online instructional materials, tools and presentations based upon specific course curriculum and educational goals
  • Using web-based and traditional classroom methods, develop information literacy tools for use on the health sciences campus.
  • Engage in collaboration with colleagues in AHSL to improve the delivery of library instruction, online tutorials and guides for students and faculty in online and off-site programs in the Colleges of Public Health, Pharmacy and Nursing.
  • Maintain current knowledge and skills related to technologies and trends in distance learning and library services. Proactively seek new ways to utilize technologies to improve instruction.
  • Collaborate and work closely with University of Arizona Libraries instructional librarians in the development and deployment of new online instructional tools.
  • Provide training to AHSL librarians in the use of effective online and classroom-based instructional tools and information resources.
  • Other duties assigned as necessary.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to create personal relationships.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to conceive of, plan, document, and complete projects or complex assignments.
  • Demonstrates initiative, optimism, flexibility, and follow through.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative and inclusive environment, one that values and leverages the benefits of diverse perspectives.
  • Positive attitude and strong demonstration of Our Values: Collaboration, Continuous Learning, Diversity, Innovation, and Integrity.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or other relevant field.
  • High degree of computer/digital fluency in relation to the use of instructional/educational software.
  • Experience in health sciences or academic setting.
  • Evidence of potential for earning continuing status as a University of Arizona Library Faculty member.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience with faculty on course content, tutorial or assessment design and developing educational programs.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the ACRL Framework for Information Literacy in Higher Education.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $55,000-$75,000 Annually
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A21768
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Krissandra McNeill

Open Date 05/24/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 07/05/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant

In your letter of interest, please describe how your qualifications and experience are fitting for this position.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Can you perform the essential functions (job duties) of this position with or without accommodation?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  3. * Upon hire, will you have a Master's degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution or any other relevant advanced degree?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae
Optional Documents