SMU Librarian – Fresno Campus
Primary responsibility for providing and promoting library services to health science students and faculty at the Fresno campus. Responsible for providing information literacy and electronic database training for students and faculty. Collaborates with faculty and library staff to continuously evaluate and improve library services.
Job Duties and Accountabilities:An asterisk (*) denotes an “essential job function” for ADA purposes.
65% Educational • *Provides reference and database search assistance to students working on curriculum-based projects, with emphasis on promoting critical thinking and information literacy• *Creates instructional and promotional materials, including orientation documents, for students and faculty• *Trains site faculty to search online catalogs and databases• *Conducts library tours and orientation sessions• *Teaches students health information communication and literacy skills in either small or large group settings• *Liaisons with faculty to ensure their ongoing involvement in the development of effective library services. • Monitors curricular changes for their impact on library services• Attends site staff and/or faculty meetings as appropriate• *Promotes the acquisition of information literacy skills as an essential component of allied health education• *Develops effective means of using online formats for the delivery of library services• Learns and implements new technologies and processes relevant to the scope of work• Pursues professional growth and keeps abreast of emerging technologies by participating in classes, conferences, etc. and contributing to appropriate professional organizations
25% Collection Access and Development • *Provides input to the development of new electronic resources and monitors the use of existing resources• *Maintains an awareness of the resources of other area health science libraries as a secondary resource for students’ use• *Maintains an on-site collection of circulating and reference materials for student and faculty use• *Selects, orders and catalogs new materials for on-site collections
10% Administrative • *Participates in meetings with other library staff. Some of these meetings may be held in Oakland or at other campus locations• *Regularly solicits evaluations of library services • *Reports to the Library Director on a regular basis• *Tracks the acquisition budget and collaborates with the Library Director in creating budget requests• *Participates in tracking the use of library services• Other duties as assigned
Skills and Abilities:• Knowledge of the health science literature• Ability to function independently and use good professional judgment• Skill in searching electronic information sources• Ability to download, manipulate and disseminate the results of database searches• Familiarity with RefWorks and other bibliographic citation tools• Familiarity with MeSH, CINAHL, PubMed and NLM classification systems• Ability to teach in a classroom setting as well as to small groups• Ability to use software programs such as the Microsoft Office Suite to create effective documents, tables, graphs, bibliographies and instructional materials• Experience in training people of diverse backgrounds and skill levels• Ability to maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, students, faculty and staff• Ability to explain complex concepts using the English language
Education and/or Experience:• MLS or MLIS from an accredited program or a minimum of two years of professional-level experience in a health sciences library• Two years of experience in an academic or health sciences library
Physical Requirements:• Ability to communicate using the spoken word and to hear verbal communication• Ability to lift and carry 25 pounds, as well as push, climb, bend, kneel and stoop• Ability to read and keyboard documents• Ability to concentrate on complex tasks for prolonged periods of time• Ability to understand and communicate complex ideas by means of the spoken word• Must have the ability to move about campus and transport oneself to various off-site locations, including the main Oakland campus• Ability to sit for extended periods of time
The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to build a welcoming and supportive campus environment, and acknowledge that diversity is an educational imperative to achieve excellence.
Primary Location: California-Central Valley-Clovis
Organization: Samuel Merritt University
Employee Status: Regular
Posting Type: All Applications Accepted
Employment Incentive: No
Employee Referral Bonus: No
Position Status: Non-Exempt
Job Shift: Day
Shift Hours- 8 Hour Shift
Days of the Week Scheduled: Monday-Friday
Weekend Requirements: Other
Schedule: Full Time
Hrs Per 2wk Pay Period: 80
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, marital status, sexual orientation, registered domestic partner status, sex, gender, gender identity, or expression, ancestry, national origin (including possession of a driver’s license issued to individuals who did not present proof of authorized presence in the U.S.), age, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or protected veteran status, political affiliation, pregnancy or perceived pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical condition, genetic information or any other characteristic made unlawful by local, state, or federal law, ordinance or regulation.
External hires must pass a background check/drug screening. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state, and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance.