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Director of Library Services for Health Sciences, University of Houston Libraries

Director of Library Services for Health Sciences, University of Houston Libraries

Link to Job Ad: http://info.lib.uh.edu/director-library-services-health-sciences

The University of Houston seeks a dynamic, collaborative, experienced leader with the vision to administer a new library facility and execute a program of services for a newly designed health sciences complex, projected to include patient care services, workforce training programs, undergraduate and graduate instruction, research labs, and community outreach. 

Responsibilities: Supervise, train and evaluate librarians and staff with expertise in disciplines in the health sciences and related fields, including optometry, pharmacy, nursing, communication disorders, behavioral health, physical therapy, public health, and social work. Establish reference, library instruction, and research support services. Advance emerging services including data management and digital scholarship for the health sciences. Develop collections and information access and support in health informatics. Support state-of-the-art computing and studio facilities for both individual and group work. Fashion library liaison services for the researchers, clinicians, and students housed in the complex.  Develop consumer health services for patients visiting the health sciences complex.  Collaborate with science librarians to manage collections. Reports to the Associate Dean for Academic and Research Services.

The Director of Library Services for Health Sciences is a librarian position. Librarians hold academic rank pursuant to the University of Houston Librarians’ Bylaws Document. They are expected to develop a record of service, scholarship, and professional involvement. The UH Libraries support the ongoing professional development of librarians, and our goal is to recruit librarians committed to continuous learning.

THE UNIVERSITY OF HOUSTON IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER. MINORITIES, WOMEN, VETERANS AND PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY.

Required Qualifications: Master’s Degree from an ALA-accredited program; subject background in health sciences; supervisory experience; excellent communication skills and strong service orientation; ability to work in team-based environment. 

Preferred Qualifications: AHIP certification; research library experience, and experience with systematic reviews.

Salary: $86,000-$92,000 expected hiring range, depending on qualifications.

Apply online at http://info.lib.uh.edu/director-library-services-health-sciences.

Potential applicants seeking further information should contact John Lehner, Associate Dean for Resource Management, at 713-743-9801 or jlehner@uh.edu. The position will be available after September 1, 2017. Appointment to this position is contingent on the results of a completed criminal history records investigation.

The University of Houston Libraries respects, appreciates, and encourages diversity. Our organization serves one of the most diverse campuses in the nation and seeks to recruit and retain a similar community of library professionals. We welcome candidates whose experience in libraries, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion.