Monday, November 29, 2010

Information Literacy and eLearning Librarian

The Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine seeks an innovative, collaborative, flexible, and service-oriented librarian to join us in launching a new medical library. This position will be responsible for planning and implementing an integrated information literacy curriculum that will incorporate classroom, small group, and online learning components. The design of online instruction, including web-based tutorials and content modules for delivery through learning management systems, will be a strong focus, as will supporting faculty in incorporating library resources into their instruction. This librarian will also participate in provision of reference services and in collection development and will serve as liaison to specific departments within the School of Medicine. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to participate in the creation of a new and innovative medical school.

The Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine, a private medical school created in partnership between Oakland University and William Beaumont Hospital, will be the first new medical school in Michigan in a generation. Its mission includes a student-centered approach to biomedical education, a patient-centered approach to the delivery of healthcare, and a focus on original research that includes the biomedical sciences and extends beyond the laboratory to all disciplines that impact the health of patients and their communities. The curriculum will be highly innovative, with a strong focus on information literacy. The school recently received provisional accreditation from the LCME and will admit its first class in 2011.

Required qualifications:
•    ALA-accredited MLS degree
•    Experience providing information literacy instruction
•    Demonstrated ability to create web-based instructional tools and other web-based resources
•    Expertise in the use of PubMed and other major medical databases
•    Excellent oral and written communication skills, including good teaching and presentation skills
•    Ability to work independently and as part of a team and to work with diverse faculty, staff, and students
•    Potential to meet the requirements for promotion and tenure, which require research and publication

Desired qualifications:
•    Experience working in a health sciences library
•    Experience teaching evidence-based practice concepts including EBM resources and critical appraisal
•    Web design and web page creation
•    Scholarly publications, participation in professional organizations
•    AHIP certification

Rank, Salary, Benefits:
This is a tenure-track, 12-month faculty appointment that reports to the Director of the Medical Library. Attainment of tenure is dependent upon job performance, scholarship, and service. Faculty rank and salary will be determined by credentials and experience.  Oakland University offers a competitive salary and excellent fringe benefits including TIAA/CREF and Fidelity retirement plans.

General Information:
Oakland is a state-assisted institution with an enrollment of approximately 19,000 students and a Carnegie classification as a "doctoral/research university." It is widely recognized for excellence in the biomedical sciences and other health care-related programs, and includes a School of Nursing, a School of Health Sciences, a renowned Eye Research Institute, and highly regarded programs in bioengineering, informatics and nanotechnology. The University is in Oakland County, which features beautiful state parks and vibrant urban communities. It is located 25 miles north of Detroit in the city of Rochester, recently ranked by CNN/Money as one of the 100 best places to live in the U.S., and features a campus that includes 1,441 acres of wooded hills and meadows. For more information, see the Oakland University web site at
Oakland University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages applications from women and minorities.

Please send a letter of application, your curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three current references to:
Nancy Bulgarelli, Chair
Information Literacy and eLearning Librarian Search Committee
300B Kresge Library
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Library
2200 N. Squirrel Road
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4484
Fax number 248-370-2474

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.

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