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POSITION: Director of the Cleveland Health Sciences Library



The Director of the Cleveland Health Sciences Library (CHSL) reports to the
Dean of the School of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. The
director provides management, strategic leadership and vision in support of
the mission of the CHSL and directs the daily operations of the library,
and assures that the resources represented by the library are accessible
and serve the needs of the academic and research communities, including
academic programs, faculty teaching and research and student learning and
research, represented by the Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, the
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing, the university community and the
Greater Cleveland medical community generally. The director is responsible
for integrating new technologies into the efficient operation of the
Library in its various campuses. The director will work closely with the
university library system and the various school and university information
management departments to sustain and improve the use of these technologies
and modernize the library’s functions. The director will work closely with
the Associate Provost and University Librarian and represents CHSL within
the university library system to collaborate and coordinate on the
development and delivery of library services to the university community.
In addition the director works with local, regional and national library
associations and organizations.


   1. Oversee the Allen Memorial Medical Library, the Health Center
   Library, and the Health Education campus library. Responsible for the
   budget, personnel, collection development, facilities, policies and
   procedures, technology needs of the Library. Develop objectives, strategies
   and plans for addressing short- and long-term library issues, develop
   library services, coordinate library and scholarship repository projects,
   coordinate space planning efforts (including collection access and
   storage). Assure the delivery of quality services to faculty and students,
   and other library users through the establishment of policies and
   procedures. Provide leadership in evaluating existing services and in
   developing new services. (40%)
   2. Counsel faculty and students in devising research strategies and
   identifying and using appropriate research materials in all formats. Advise
   and instruct students concerning research and citation issues. Provide and
   coordinate training and instruction to library staff in various aspects of
   conducting research. Provide training for school staff concerning library
   services. (15%)
   3. Maintain awareness of resource sharing and document delivery
   opportunities and developments. Maintain awareness of relevant developments
   and professional issues through review of professional literature and
   attendance at professional conferences and workshops. (10%)
   4. Conduct appropriate original research. Consult as necessary with
   colleagues on a local, regional and national basis. Publish articles in
   library science literature. Present at professional conferences. Plan,
   prepare and deliver presentations to local area libraries and assist in
   coordinating local programs. (10%)
   5. Coordinate with other campus library administrators on campus
   concerning university-wide library services and issues. Represent the
   library through service on various university, school, and faculty
   committees in support of education and research. (5%)
   6. Manage and extend collaborative relationships with hospital,
   departmental, other university libraries and other groups and organizations
   to enhance library services, access remote information and optimize the use
   of resources. (5%)


   1. Oversee and direct the development and maintenance of the library
   website. Coordinate with the school webmaster concerning the library’s
   needs with regard to the Internet and Intranet. (2%)
   2. Maintain awareness of updates and changes in university’s automated
   library system, and communicate those changes to staff. (3%)
   3. Evaluate the effectiveness of the library in meeting stakeholders’
   needs. Direct data collection for quality control, evaluation and program
   planning for the library and preparation of reports on services. (5%)
   4. Establish and maintain the positive organizational climate for
   awareness of user needs and quality service delivery. (3%)
   5. Participate in university and professional school accreditation
   reports and self-study. (2%)
   6. Perform other duties as assigned (<1).


Department: Frequent contact with the dean, faculty, staff and students of
the school.

University: Regular contact with other university students, faculty, and
professional staff of other campus libraries, the associate provost and
university librarian, the general counsel’s office, and other non-library
related departments.

External: Regular contact with publishers and other content providers.
Moderate contact with alumni and members of the librarianship communities.

Students: Regular contact with undergraduate and graduate students in CWRU
health sciences programs.


Directly supervise professional staff and department assistant. Indirectly
supervise students, interns, and temporary employees.


Experience: 10 years of related experience with a minimum 5 years in
successful administration of library operations with increasing supervisory
experience, required.

Education/Licensing: ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library and
Information Services required. Preference will be given to candidates with
health sciences library experience.


   1. Excellent written and oral communication skills.
   2. Ability to read, analyze and interpret the most complex documents,
   including legal documents.
   3. Ability to work independently and exercise considerable independent
   4. Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to function
   effectively in a team environment and to work effectively with a wide
   variety of people.
   5. Ability to assess needs, assign priorities, set goals and objectives,
   develop strategies, evaluate outcomes and make recommendations.
   6. Ability to translate directives into plans for action, to coordinate
   with others, to schedule projects and maintain follow-up to completion, to
   address unanticipated problems and to bring projects to completion.
   7. Ability to initiate appropriate organizational change.
   8. Ability to make sound and informed decisions; to perceive the impact
   and implications of decisions; and to commit to action, even in uncertain
   9. Ability to motivate and guide others toward goal accomplishment and
   to coach, mentor and counsel staff.
   10. Ability to negotiate and to advocate a position in seeking mutually
   acceptable solutions.
   11. Ability to deal effectively and sensitively with confidential and
   difficult personnel matters.
   12. Ability to mediate difficult situations.
   13. Strong skills in using the Internet and other electronic resources
   for research.
   14. Strong knowledge of resources and research strategies.
   15. Strong knowledge of and familiarity library collections and
   government documents.
   16. Ability to meet consistent attendance.
   17. Ability to interact with colleagues, supervisors, and customers face
   to face.


Typical office environment. The employee will perform repetitive motion
using computer mouse and keyboard to type.


In employment, as in education, Case Western Reserve University is
committed to Equal Opportunity and Diversity.  Women, veterans, members of
underrepresented minority groups, and individuals with disabilities are
encouraged to apply.


Case Western Reserve University provides reasonable accommodations to
applicants with disabilities.  Applicants requiring a reasonable
accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process should
contact the Office of Inclusion, Diversity and Equal Opportunity at
216-368-8877 to request a reasonable accommodation.  Determinations as to
granting reasonable accommodations for any applicant will be made on a
case-by-case basis.


 Apply to Job Code 6900

Jessica DeCaro, MLIS
User Services Librarian
Cleveland Health Sciences Library
Case Western Reserve University

*(216) 368-3219*
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