• Assistant/Associate Professor

    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(11/26/2018 1:50 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    AA Library Education & References Srvs
    Post End Date
  • Overview

    The Education and Research Services (E&RS) Department at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) Library is seeking a faculty member to coordinate educational programs and provide assessment of educational initiatives within the Library. S/He promotes institution-wide awareness of library services, collections and resources, and teaches information management skills in support of education, research, and patient care. S/He leads efforts to assess the information needs of UAMS students, faculty and staff both on and off campus.  

    UAMS is the only academic health sciences center in Arkansas with the central campus in Little Rock, the Northwest campus in Fayetteville and Regional Centers around the state. 


    UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

    • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
    • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
    • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
    • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
    • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
    • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
    • Merchant Discounts
    • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

    This is a full-time, non-tenured faculty position with rank and salary commensurate with the individual’s education and experience.  


    • Plans and evaluates educational services within the Library (based on ACRL Standards).
    • Collaborates with faculty to identify and deliver course-integrated instruction.
    • Works with library personnel to ensure they are prepared to successfully assist users.
    • Develops educational materials including online tutorials and LibGuides.
    • Expands instructional methods utilizing online meeting spaces (such as CoSpace or IVN) for remote educational sessions.
    • investigates new technologies; designs and implements new initiatives to improve the delivery of instructional and informational services; and provides training as necessary.
    • Compiles instructional statistics and maintains documentation for educational programs.
    • Contributes to the Education Team and teaches classes
    • Contributes to the Research and Clinical Search Services Team by conducting literature searches and maintaining searching technical skills.
    • Provides departmental coverage, fulfills reference/research requests and consultations.
    • Provides presentations across campus on specific resources.
    • Assists the Outreach Team with exhibits, presentations and classes.
    • Serves on library and university committees.
    • Supports all members of the Liaison Team with educational programming, and acts as liaison to assigned college, department and/or unit.
    • Actively participates in Library’s programs, services and strategic planning processes.
    • Contributes to special projects and department workflow as designated.
    • May perform other duties as assigned.


    Minimum Qualifications:

    • Master’s degree in library/information science or equivalent PLUS at least two (2) years of professional experience in an academic library
    • Advanced skill in research, program assessment and evaluation
    • Experience in teaching and/or making public presentations and searching literature databases

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Education and/or experience in life sciences
    • Experience with ACRL educational standards
    • Experience searching MEDLINE and other biomedical databases
    • Experience developing educational modules or programs
    • Experience with Camtasia, Blackboard, LibGuides and/or CoSpace
    • Project management and/or team leadership and consensus building experience
    • Experience promoting library resources and educational services via innovative, technology based methods including social media outlets
    • Commitment to continuing professional development and participation in professional activities
    • Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) Credentials


    • Ability to work well independently, as part of a team, and as the leader of a team
    • Ability to collaborate with a broad range of health professionals on educational projects
    • Record of participation in scholarly work (e.g. design, implementation, analysis, publication and presentation)
    • Strong interpersonal and organizational skills and written and oral communication ability


    UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.


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