Academic Support Librarian for Health Sciences

  • University of the Pacific
  • Stockton, CA, USA
  • Mar 21, 2024
Full time Health Sciences/OT/PT/Kinesiology Library & Information Science

Job Description


Academic Support Librarian for Health Sciences

Primary Purpose:
The Academic Support Librarian for Health Sciences develops curated collections, provides research expertise, and delivers educational services for the School of Health Sciences, the Arthur A. Dugoni School of Dentistry, and additional programs as needed on three campuses (Sacramento, San Francisco, and Stockton).

The Academic Support Librarian for Health Sciences makes forward-thinking contributions to learning-centered academic support programs, projects, and services that advance 21st-century information access and discovery while fostering scholarly communications, research management, and digital opportunities. The Academic Support Librarian for Health Sciences contributes to a student-centered organization and is committed to examining and pursuing ways to address diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) within the library.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop and deliver a high-impact educational program that strategically targets evidence-based research-intensive courses and scaffolds learning outcomes, in collaboration with health sciences faculty.
  • Provide research consultation and class instructional services, in-person and online, for assigned subject areas.
  • Curate health sciences collections utilizing owned, licensed, and open-source resources, and foster resource discoverability, visibility, and usage.
  • Collaborates with fellow Academic Support Librarians and student-centered academic partners to support student success and retention through research consultations, library instruction, and other information literacy services and programs
  • Partner with instructional designers and developers of innovative pedagogies to integrate library resources and library expertise into in-person and online education.
  • Support digital scholarship and open access initiatives by providing guidance on data management, digital humanities, contributions to the institutional repository, Scholarly Commons, and other emerging trends and technologies.
  • Contribute to campus information literacy goals and assessment, and school accreditation efforts.
  • Participate in local, regional, national, or international organizations that advance library and information science in health fields.
  • Serve on University and department committees, task forces, and teams, and facilitate and participate in collaborative research projects and communities with faculty, students, and other librarians, both internally and externally as appropriate.
  • Support and educate faculty, staff, and students with federally funded research.

University of the Pacific recognizes that diversity, equity, and inclusion is foundational to the success of our valued students and employees. We prioritize policy and decision-making that demonstrates awareness of, and responsiveness to, the ways socio-cultural forces related to race, gender, ability, sexuality, socio-economic status, etc. impede or propel students, faculty, and staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science, natural or health sciences (Two (2) years of full-time experience in the same/similar position is equal to one (1) year of completed post-high school education coursework.)
  • Two (2) years of experience providing information services in an academic library setting.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated success in teaching and learning activities, including understanding of best practices such as active learning, project-based learning, or evidence-based practice to transform student learning experiences and improve student retention.
  • Passion for quality library services centered around student learning and realized through collegial partnerships.
  • Experience with collection curation, including the evaluation and selection of content in print and electronic formats, and document delivery and resource-sharing services.
  • Knowledge of Open Educational Resources (OER) and creative ability to support faculty with OER initiatives.
  • Facility with utilizing technology to transform research and learning experiences.
  • Ability to manage time and coordinate projects in a rapidly changing environment, with a positive, flexible, and innovative attitude.
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills.
  • Committed to advancing diversity, equity inclusion, and accessibility as core values and strategic priorities in the library and at the University of the Pacific
  • Commitment to collaborative teamwork and quality service.
  • Knowledge of open access scholarship, transformative agreements, Subscribe to Open funding partnerships, and the ability to discuss, educate, and recommend options with faculty.
  • Understanding of data privacy concerns, particularly in health science fields, for research subjects including the ability to navigate and advise on Institutional Review Board (IRB) processes and data management planning.
  • Experience and sensitivity in working with people of diverse backgrounds and cultures.
  • Demonstrated experience in advancing social justice, equity, and inclusion in a university setting.
  • Ability to engage and integrate culturally responsive practices and knowledge in their work.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative but not definitive of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Requires extended periods of sitting and repetitive hand/wrist motion while using computer keyboard and phone. Occasional standing, walking across campus, climbing stairs, bending, stooping, and reaching. Occasional lifting, up to 25 pounds.

Work Environment/Work Week/Travel:
Work is primarily performed in a standard office environment. Some evening and weekend work is required. The Academic Support Librarian may support programs in all three campuses (Stockton, Sacramento, and San Francisco). The position is approximately 10% travel between university campus locations but will be based on the Stockton Campus.

Valid driver’s license required. Incumbent must also be able to meet the University’s fleet rules and be eligible to drive for University business. The University and its insurance carrier reserves the right to exclude applicants based on their driving record.

Hiring Range: $66,560.00 - $83,799.30 per year. We consider factors such as, but not limited to, scope and responsibilities of the position, candidate’s qualifications, internal equity, as well as market and organizational considerations when extending an offer.

Background Check Statement:
All applicants who receive a conditional offer of employment are required to execute a release and authorization for a background screening.

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University of the Pacific is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer dedicated to workforce diversity. In compliance with applicable law and its own policy, Pacific is committed to recruiting and retaining a diverse faculty and staff and does not discriminate in its hiring of faculty and staff, or in the provision of its employment benefits to its faculty and staff on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, genetic information, sex/gender, marital status, military and veteran status, sexual orientation, medical condition, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, or mental or physical disability.

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