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Type C
Entered 9/12/2017
Company Marshall B. Ketchum University - Fullerton, CA
Position Health Sciences Librarian
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Salary Not Specified
Health Sciences (Pharmacy) Librarian

Marshall B. Ketchum University seeks an innovative and flexible individual to work as the liaison to the College of Pharmacy and provide research, curriculum and clinical support to faculty, researchers, and incoming students. This individual will provide assistance with bibliographic instruction, reference, collection development, and other professional librarian duties. Preferred candidates will have experience working in an academic health sciences library and/or have familiarity with health sciences resources.

Should be able to perform all the duties of a Pharmacy Librarian including:
• Manage the library in the absence of the Director.
• Develop and instruct classes in information literacy, the use of new technologies, EndNote and other school approved software. Create lesson plans, handouts and presentations for in-class instruction. Create and develop subject guides, instructional materials, and web tutorials for the library website. Record and edit tutorials on screencast software.
• Provide one-on-one teaching sessions and specialized search assistance; build relationships with Pharmacy faculty, staff, and students in order to support all research endeavors.
• Assist Director with Pharmacy collection development. Evaluate, document, and process new resources.
• Assess relevance and potential application/utility of new and updated pharmacy and medical databases.
• Assist library patrons with reference and informational needs. Provide one on one instruction in the use of databases, resources, and information literacy.
• Provide reference updates and evidence-based literature to university faculty to support the development and delivery of professional standards, protocols, and information.
• Develop outreach activities and communication to promote library programming, resources, and services.
• Collect usage statistics and conduct assessment regarding current and future library needs.
• Supervise library work study personnel. Interview and select final candidates. Schedule work shifts each quarter, instruct and train new hires, supervise and oversee quality of daily work. Organize and instruct students for long term library projects. Process payroll of all student workers.
• Monitor expenditures, ensure the ordering and receipt of library materials in all formats and media, review and implement collection management policies.
• Attend professional library conferences, seminars, and network committees; read professional literature; attend and participate in staff meeting discussions. Complete special projects and tasks.
• Serve on library, university, and professional committees, including the College of Pharmacy library committee.

Required: The incumbent must have proficient knowledge in the following areas:
• Library ethics and professional standards.
• Searching bibliographic databases.
• Using integrated library systems.

• Has knowledge of pharmacy and health sciences literature and resources.
• Is aware of and can rapidly identify/obtain literature (from standard professional reference texts as well as professional journals) needed to support the University community.
• Has basic knowledge of HTML and CSS, as well as experience using content management software.
• Keeps current of all new technological processes, trends, equipment and Information resources of the Internet and other electronic databases.

The incumbent must demonstrate the following skills:
• Effective verbal, presentation and listening communications skills.
• Effective written communications skills.
• Computer skills including the ability to operate computerized spreadsheets, word-processing, email, database and graphics and website development programs at a highly proficient level.
• Ability to provide quality customer service and a welcoming environment in the library.

The minimum amount of education that an individual needs in order to successfully perform the essential duties of the position is:
• Master’s degree in Library and Information Science (M.L.I.S) or equivalent from an ALA accredited library school.
• Three to five years of relevant experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

MBKU provides an excellent benefits package including medical, dental, and life insurance, free vision exams, short and long term disability, generous paid time off plans, a university sponsored retirement plan with a 9% contribution and an on-site fitness center located on the Fullerton campus. See our website under Employment for more details regarding benefits of working for MBKU (www.ketchum.edu).

Interested candidates, please send a cover letter along with your resume to scottjohnson@ketchum.edu. Position is open until filled.

MBKU is an equal opportunity employer; requirements are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.