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Washington State University
Health Sciences Library
Posted: 07/11/2023
Medical Librarian

Position Details:

Summary of Duties: The Medical Librarian will be primarily responsible for serving as the liaison to the Elson S Floyd College of Medicine, including both the Medical School and other programs affiliated with the College.

This appointment is scheduled to begin in January of 2024.

Job Duties and Responsibilities:

Program Liaison, Instruction, Reference, & Collection Coordination: 70%

Serve as library liaison and principal contact for the College of Medicine and other programs as requested.
Plan and teach library instruction classes for the College of Medicine and other programs and disciplines as requested.
Provide in-person and electronic research assistance and reference services to all library users. Assist in locating and obtaining information from the entire universe of physical and electronic resources.
Work collaboratively with the Medical School to provide information literacy skill development throughout the medical curriculum.
Create and maintain online user guides, tutorials, and websites to meet current needs of faculty and students.
In collaboration with the WSU Libraries Collection Development Committee, Health Sciences Library colleagues, and the Finance Office, strive to build and maintain a coherent, optimally useful collection to serve the faculty and programs within budget limitations.
Work collaboratively with the library director and other library and campus colleagues to create and develop library spaces (both virtual and real), programs, and services to meet the evolving educational, clinical, and research needs of the health sciences campus.
Participate in the ongoing development and implementation of the library’s and university’s mission, vision, values, and goals.
Share in circulation staffing with other library personnel as needed.
Other duties as assigned.

Professional/Scholarly Activities: 20%

Keep current on trends and developments in library and information science by reading professional literature, participating in professional organizations and committees, and attending workshops, institutes, seminars and conferences.
Conduct research for publications and presentations in areas of library and information science or other scholarly subjects.
Meet the publication requirements for tenure as outlined in the WSU Library Faculty Handbook and the WSU Faculty Manual.
Share with library colleagues and department faculty and staff relevant information gained from professional activities and use that knowledge to improve library operations.

Service to the Library, University and the Public: 10%

Serve on University, Campus, WSU Library, Orbis-Cascade Alliance, and other committees and groups as appropriate. Represent the Spokane Academic Library to the community as requested.