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Information Services Coordinator/ Instructor * Assistant Professor

The Robert B. Greenblatt, MD Library seeks an innovative and service-oriented Information Services Librarian. The library provides education and information services for the Colleges of Medicine, Nursing, Dentistry, Allied Health Sciences, and the Graduate School, as well as for health professionals and consumers in Georgia. Augusta * known as the "Garden City" of the South * is famous for the Masters®, and is Georgia's second-oldest and second-largest city.  It is full of historic charm, atmosphere, and activities to engage broad array of interests. Augusta's tree-lined streets are home to majestic antebellum mansions and to dozens of shops and restaurants, cultural attractions, and entertainment.

In addition to the low cost of living and affordable housing, Augusta * on the banks of the Savannah River * offers its residents a beautiful historic city with a diverse culture, active arts community and mild climate. Augusta also has two professional sports teams: the Augusta Lynx of the East Coast Hockey League and the Augusta GreenJackets * a minor league (Single A) baseball team affiliated with the San Francisco Giants. 

Responsibilities: The Information Services Coordinator is responsible primarily for educating students and staff about the evidence-based use of health information resources. Additionally, the successful candidate will learn to oversee the library's circulation services.  The position reports to the Chair of the Education & Information Services Department.

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in library science from an American Library Association-accredited program; familiarity with electronic health information resources, reference service, and circulation experience; experience with or strong desire to become proficient in the use of presentation technologies to design instructional support materials in multiple media and formats; strong user-focused public services orientation; excellent written communication and interpersonal skills; flexibility to work collaboratively in a cross-trained team environment; evidence of good judgment and organizational skills; and evidence of ability to meet College standards in librarianship, publication and research, and professional service commensurate with faculty status.  

Additional Desirable Qualifications: Familiarity with the academic health center environment and the role of the library within it; subject background in the health or life sciences, or in information technology; experience in initiating creative and innovative information services programs; experience with chat or virtual reference; pursuit of membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals; and experience in grant writing.

Salary & Benefits: Salary dependent on qualifications and experience, minimum $38,000.  Excellent health and dental benefits package available; State of Georgia-Teachers Retirement System; flexible spending for health and dependent care; annual leave/sick leave/twelve paid holidays; tuition assistance program, and other benefits.

AA/EOE/ADA Institution

Send resume, names of three professional references and application letter relating to specific position requirements to:

Marianne Brown  
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Head of Library Business Services
Greenblatt Library
Medical College of Georgia
Augusta GA 30912-4400