Director of Library Services, School of Osteopathic Medicine -- University of the Incarnate Word -- San Antonio, TX

Position Title: Director of Library Services, School of Osteopathic Medicine

UIW Mission
University of the Incarnate Word is a Catholic institution that welcomes to its community persons of diverse backgrounds, in the belief that their respectful interaction advances the discovery of truth, mutual understanding, self-realization, and the common good.

Position Summary
The University of the Incarnate Word School of Osteopathic Medicine (UIWSOM) educates aspiring physicians to be justice-minded, global citizens using a distributed model of community-based education that fosters inclusion, discovery, and innovation. The University of the Incarnate World School of Osteopathic Medicine invites well-qualified candidates to apply for the position of Library Director of the UIW School of Osteopathic Medicine.

Under the supervision of the UIW Dean of Libraries with a dotted reporting line to the Associate Dean of Medical and Interprofessional Education, the Director of Library Services, School of Osteopathic Medicine is responsible for the administration, development, and assessment of the curricular programs of the SOM Library as well as the programs of service in support of teaching and research to the School of Osteopathic Medicine. The Director of Library Services works collaboratively as part of the UIW Libraries health professions network and with the faculty and administration of the School of Osteopathic Medicine in developing robust and innovative supports for faculty and student research and in the support of the curation and the creation of evidence-based information and learner-centered instruction.

The Director of Library Services position requires collaboration within the framework of UIW Libraries and the UIW Health Profession schools to holistically develop supports for interprofessional and interdisciplinary initiatives while embracing the core values and mission of UIWSOM aligned with institutional mission.

This position is considered a "Responsible Employee" under Title IX federal regulations and “Mandatory Reporter” under Texas state law and The UIW Sexual Misconduct Policy. As a Mandatory Reporter, this position requires you as the employee to promptly report any incident that you witness or receive information about violating Title IX. These reporting responsibilities are set out in the UIW Sexual Misconduct Policy.

Job Duty Name: Manage the UIWSOM Library Facilities and Programs
Description of Job Duties

  • Manage and secure the library space, which includes circulation and the closed stacks vault, group and independent study areas, various technologies, reading areas, and other public service areas;
  • Train and supervise library staff and student employees to manage facility spaces;
  • Develop and implement policies and best practice procedures for the continued growth of the SOM Library

Job Duty Name: Instruction and Reference
Description of Job Duties

  • Ensure a program that provides comprehensive assistance and instruction to students, faculty, and staff on the use of evidence-based resources and materials;
  • Work collaboratively with instruction and assessment librarians to build programs that are effective with learning assessments and continuous improvement;
  • Ensure that reference and consultation services are available to students, faculty, and staff in all instructional modalities;
  • Ensure the collaboration with faculty to develop co-curricular programming and instructional materials to support unit learning outcomes and module objectives;
  • Ensure the coordination with curricular teams in building medical informatics into the curriculum;
  • Build programs of open access and scholarship for health sciences education

Job Duty Name: Services
Description of Job Duties

  • Oversee access services, including circulation, interlibrary loan, reserve services and others as required;
  • Collection and access management work with the Dean of Libraries and with curricular teams and faculty to build access and ownership collections that are appropriate to the curricular and research mission;
  • Collaborate with other health sciences librarians and technical services personnel in ensuring access to collections and resources;
  • Assist the Dean of Libraries and the Associate Dean of Medical and Interprofessional Education in establishing, maintaining, assessing, and evaluating library resources and programs at UIWSOM library

Job Duty Name: Professional Development
Description of Job Duties

  • Maintain professional and technical knowledge by attending workshops, reviewing professional publications, establishing personal networks and participating in professional societies

Job Duty Name: Other Duties
Description of Job Duties

  • Perform other duties as assigned

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

  • Strong written, oral, and presentation skills;
  • Working knowledge of integrated library systems and systems for budgeting;
  • Knowledge of learning technologies to help guide the Library in its use and support of teaching, learning, and research;
  • Desire and ability to mentor and guide employees;
  • Work well with all members of the academic community;
  • Understanding and desire to oversee a growing medical library that at times will require directly working in areas of direct support in public and instructional services;
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals from diverse communities and cultures;
  • Employee shall adhere to all applicable rules and regulations of the University, the Conference, and the NCAA

Required Education
Master's in Library & Information Science from an American Library Association accredited program with a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline

Required Work Experience

  • Five (5) years of increasing responsibilities in management and administrative positions in academic/research libraries to include supervision of personnel, budget, and policy creation;
  • Three (3) years of demonstrated experience working with medical school (MD or DO) faculty and students for reference, research and instruction needs;
  • Experience teaching evidence-based healthcare concepts and in building programs in this area;
  • Evidence of a strong commitment to public service and teamwork;
  • Experience in building programs of assessment for continuous improvement;
  • Demonstrated experience in learning technologies to help guide the Library in its use and support of teaching, learning, and research

Preferred Qualifications

  • Seven (7) years of relevant experience in an academic health sciences library with evidence of increasing management/administrative responsibilities;
  • Familiarity with Alma (ExLibris) integrated library system and the Primo discovery tool;
  • AHIP certification;
  • Experience in health professions libraries

Required Certifications, Licenses or Registrations
Valid Texas driver’s license with the ability to be insured through UIW’s vehicle insurance carrier

Work Hours
This position generally works 8 am – 5 pm, Mon.- Fri. However, evening and weekend hours may be required depending on time requirements for completing tasks and meeting job responsibilities.

Physical Demands
This job may require lifting objects not to exceed 25 lbs., with some lifting and/sedentary work in an office and classroom environment;

Posting Number: AS957PO
Number of Vacancies: 1
Job Type: Full Time
Job Category: Administrator (exempt)
Reports to: Dean of Libraries
Salary: $80,000 - $88,000
Open Date: 07/24/2020
Open Until Filled: Yes

UIW is committed to a policy of equal opportunity in employment, without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, genetic information, veteran status, sex, gender, age, or religion (except in limited circumstances when religious preference is both permitted by law and deemed appropriate as a matter of University policy).

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