JOB: Sacramento Learning Center Librarian, John A. Graziano Library, Sacramento

General Information: The John A. Graziano Library at Samuel Merritt University seeks an energetic, innovative, service-oriented individual for the position of learning center librarian at its Sacramento Regional Learning Center. The John A. Graziano Library is an academic research library serving the schools and departments of nursing, occupational therapy, physical therapy, physician assistant, and podiatric medicine. The library has a strong emphasis on providing access to a wide variety of electronic information resources, and educating faculty, students, and staff through course-integrated instruction, face to face research assistance, and online tutorials.  The library contains more than 40,000 volumes and receives more than 130 current print journals and more than 1,800 current electronic journals.  Users include medical, nursing, occupational therapy, and physical therapy undergraduate and graduate students, 129 full-time faculty, and a large number of other health professionals. The library staff of 8.55 FTE includes 6 librarians/professionals. For additional information, see the library’s web pages at http://www.samuelmerritt.edu/library.

Responsibilities: Provide reference and database search assistance to students working on curriculum-based projects, with emphasis on promoting critical thinking and information literacy.  Create instructional and promotional materials, including orientation documents, for students and faculty.  Train site faculty to search online catalogs and databases.  Conduct library tours and orientation sessions.  Teach nursing students health information communication and literacy skills in either small or large group settings.   Integrate library instruction throughout the nursing program.  Liaison with faculty to ensure their ongoing involvement in the development of effective library services.  Monitor curricular changes for their impact on library services.  Attend site staff and/or faculty meetings as appropriate.  Promote the acquisition of information literacy skills as an essential component of nursing education.  Develop effective means of using online formats for the delivery of library services.  Learn and implement new technologies and processes relevant to the scope of work.  Pursue professional growth and keep abreast of emerging technologies by participating in classes, conferences, etc. and contributing to appropriate professional organizations.  Maintain and promote an effective document delivery system.  Provide input to the development of new electronic resources and monitor the use of existing resources.  Maintain an awareness of the resources of other area health science libraries as a secondary resource for students’ use.  Maintain an on-site collection of circulating and reference materials for student and faculty use.  Select, order, and catalog new materials for on-site collections.  Participate in meetings with other library staff, including the annual library planning retreat.  Regularly solicit evaluations of learning center library services in collaboration with the library director.  Report to the library director on a regular basis.  Track the learning center’s acquisition budget and collaborate with the library director in creating budget requests.  Participate in tracking the use of library services.

Qualifications: MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited library program or a minimum of two years of professional-level experience in a health sciences library. Strong oral and written communication and computer skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and experience with Web 2.0 technologies. Ability to work independently and collaboratively and meet assigned deadlines.  Demonstrated creativity and initiative.

To apply: please visit our website at www.samuelmerritt.edu