Nursing Librarian (Job Announcement) Howard University #hbcu #jobs #hbcujobs

NURSING LIBRARIAN, HOWARD UNIVERSITY, Washington, DC

JOB ID: 30118

BASIC FUNCTION:                   

Under the direction of the Director of Operations, Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library, the incumbent is responsible for the provision of information services to LSHSL users with a specific focus on Nursing Faculty, Students and Administrative Staff.  The Nursing Librarian will assess information needs, plan services and evaluate programs for the Division of Nursing in the College of Pharmacy, Nursing and Allied Health Sciences. The incumbent is appointed by and serves at the will of the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library Executive Director. The Nursing Librarian, LSHSL receives management oversight and direction from the Director of Operations for the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library.

SUPERVISORY ACCOUNTABILITY:                  

Responsible for orienting and training others, and assigning and reviewing their work.  May also be responsible for acting in a “lead” or “senior” capacity over other positions performing essentially the same work, or related technical tasks and reporting to a higher level on a formal basis.

NATURE AND SCOPE:

Internal contacts include faculty, staff, students and administrators. External contacts include of other university libraries.

PRINCIPAL ACCOUNTABILITIES:              

Responsible for the provision of information services to LSHSL users with a specific focus on Nursing Faculty, Students and Administrative Staff.  The Nursing Librarian will assess information needs, plan services and evaluate programs for the Division of Nursing in an ever changing complex academic health sciences center library physical and virtual environment.

Engage in both formal and informal communication methods to learn about and establish prioritized goals and objectives to meet Division of Nursing user needs; assist Nursing faculty and Nursing students with research; and provide other direct information services to the Division of Nursing via e-mail, by phone or in-person to ensure the effective provision of Information Services to Nursing Faculty, Students and Administrative Staff.

Participate in Nursing informatics training and initiatives. These functions include supporting faculty development and Nursing informatics training and educational classes; and helping to troubleshoot access to library resources.

Design and oversee instructional programs for Nursing faculty, staff and students so that they are taught the use of the latest information technologies in relation to the education of Nurses and the practice of Nursing.

Promote the Library’s expanding range of educational and teaching services for the Health Sciences faculty, staff and students at Howard University.

Participate on project teams and committees as assigned.

Collaborate with other LSHSL Librarians develop and teach courses on all Library Online Resources and plan programs for continuous training for all staff on the use of electronic resources.

Provide LSHSL information services in the detailed answering of questions, the provision of materials including faculty specified ones, the accessibility of learning resources and training users on effective methods of information access.

Prepare quarterly and annual narrative reports.

Keep informed of new developments in librarianship/information services, instructional and information technology and work collaboratively to improve the services and efficiency of the Louis Stokes Health Sciences Library.

Participate actively in professional and scholarly activities, including conferences, participation in student education, reading and/or contributing to the literature.

Perform other related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

MLS from an ALA Accredited school of library or information sciences and 2 years of professional experience in an academic library environment.

TO APPLY: Recruitment
Office of Human Resources
2244 10th Street NW, Suite 422
Washington, DC 20059
(202) 806-1277
hu-recruitment@howard.edu

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