THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES
IOWA CITY, IOWA
Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
Assistant Director, Collections and Outreach
Position Description: Reporting to the Director of the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences, the Assistant Director serves as a member of the administrative team providing leadership and direction for the library. The Assistant Director:
· fosters a creative, team-oriented work environment;
· creates and periodically reassesses library goals, objectives, and evaluations in collaboration with Hardin Library staff;
· plans and implements policies, programs and services offered by the library;
· supervises 4 librarians, 4 library assistants, and 1.5 FTE student employees;
· oversees collections and manages collections budget in collaboration with the director;
· co-manages, with the Assistant Director, Technology and Outreach, education and outreach to the five health colleges and affiliated hospital, the University and the State of Iowa, including design and implementation of new library programs and services;
· oversees interlibrary loan/document delivery services;
· incorporates new technologies into services, resources and programs to address the changing needs of the five health colleges, the affiliated hospital and other programs served by the Hardin Library;
· serves on committees at the five health colleges and the affiliated hospital;
· serves on University Libraries’ committees;
· participates in reference and education programs and services; and
· contributes to and learns from the profession through such avenues as local, state and national professional organizations and publications.
Required: Graduate degree from an ALA-accredited library science program; six or more years professional library experience; excellent oral and written communication skills; demonstrated job-related experience with and/or commitment to diversity in the work/academic environment; supervisory and managerial experience; experience working in a health science library environment; experience in library instruction; experience in collection management; and experience in health sciences reference.
Desired: Experience in an academic health sciences library; grant-writing experience; experience with document delivery services; and experience in an electronic learning environment.
Additional Expectations of the Position:
· Civil and Respectful Interactions:
o Demonstrates respect for all members of the University community in the course of performing one’s duties and in response to administrators, supervisors, coworkers, and customers.
o Establishes and maintains standards of collaborative interaction among peers and employees that is characterized by respect, honesty and service; assures that all unit members are held to similar standards and ethics.
· Diversity and Inclusion:
o Welcomes the richness of talent from a diverse workforce and recognizes that diversity brings stimulation, challenge, and energy that contribute to a productive and effective workplace.
o Manages the talents, strengths and behaviors of each individual in a diverse work group, while providing each employee with the opportunity to contribute to the goals of the unit. Works to assure that all employees are respected and treated in a manner consistent with University policies in regard to equal employment opportunity and diversity.
· Leadership Accountability:
o Represents the interests of the University and of unit leadership in the use of resources to meet service and productivity demands within unit goals and budgets; strives to promote continual process and quality improvement.
o Inspires and motivates others to high performance by exercising strong stewardship of University resources, setting expectations, measuring success through individual performance evaluations, and driving organizational results.
· Learning and Professional Development:
o Seeks opportunities to enhance one’s own professional knowledge, skills, and abilities as they relate to one’s current position and/or to prepare for potential future roles and overall career development.
o Identifies opportunities for and creates development plans that encourage employees to attend to the growth of their personal and professional capacity; engages self and staff in collective reflection of the University’s greater role in society.
Salary and appointment: Appointment will be made at the Librarian III or IV level with a salary range of $46,000 to $65,000. The University of Iowa offers an attractive package of benefits including 24 days of paid vacation per year, TIAA/CREF retirement, and a flexible selection of medical, life, and dental insurance, childcare credit, and additional options.
Hardin Library for the Health Sciences: Hardin Library is a dynamic research-oriented medical library with an emphasis on user-focused services and active education and outreach programs. The Library serves over 15,000 faculty, students and staff in the University’s five health colleges (Dentistry, Medicine, Nursing, Pharmacy, and Public Health) and the staff of one of the largest university-owned teaching hospitals in the country. It is also a regional resource and outreach library for the National Library of Medicine, and, as the largest medical library in the State of Iowa, serves the state through a number of electronic and traditional information services. The collection consists of over 370,000 volumes, including an expanding digital collection of over 4,000 electronic journals and databases. There is a staff of 23 FTE, including 13 professionals. The annual collections budget is approximately $1.9 million.
The University of Iowa Libraries: The University of Iowa library system consists of the Main Library, the Hardin Library for the Health Sciences and 10 branch libraries (Art, Music, Business, and the sciences). With more than 4 million volumes, the Libraries ranks 31 out of 114 among the Association of Research Libraries for size of collections. InfoHawk, the Libraries’ integrated online system, uses ExLibris’ Aleph 500 software. The Libraries has been innovative in the development of services related to digital technologies with the creation of such units as the Information Arcade and Information Commons. The University Libraries is an active member of the Online Computer Library Center (OCLC), the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the Center for Research Libraries (CRL), the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), the Coalition for Networked Information (CNI), and the ARL SPARC Project. The Libraries provides a program of support for professional development activities and its staff members are actively engaged in national cooperative efforts.
The University and Iowa City: A major research and teaching institution, the University of Iowa offers internationally recognized programs in a diverse array of academic, medical, and artistic disciplines, from otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. The University consists of a faculty of 2000 and a permanent staff of 15,000 serving 29,000 students, close to 10,000 of whom are registered in graduate and professional degree programs. Approximately 8% of the University’s workforce is minority faculty and staff, 9% of the student body are members of minority groups, and 7% are international students.
Iowa City is a community of some 63,000 people with excellent educational, recreational, and cultural advantages and is consistently cited in the national media as a city with an excellent quality of life. The community is growing in its diversity; within the Iowa City Community School District, 13.4% of the students are African American, 7.2% are Asian American, 6.6% are Latino, and .5% are Native American. The Latino population is increasing at a rate of .5% per year. The city is readily accessible via interstate highways and a major airport only 30 minutes away.
Application Procedure: To apply for this position, please visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIOWA website at http://jobs.uiowa.edu. To help facilitate your application process, note the requisition number — 53354. Applications must be received by December 8, 2006.
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. WOMEN AND MINORITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.
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