Reference Librarian/Health Sciences Specialist (Tenure Track) SEARCH REOPENED

Provides reference, information, and instructional services in the Department of Reference and
Instructional Services.  Serves as principal liaison/subject-specialist to the Colleges of Allied
Health Sciences, Optometry, and Pharmacy.  Liaison services include oversight of the health
sciences collection, specialized instruction/information literacy, reference, and collection
development.  Shares general and specialized reference desk service including some evenings and
weekends.  Fosters networking in west Michigan to continue building a regional resource in the
health-related fields.  Participates in library assessment and appropriate university-wide activities.
Coordinates the activities of part-time librarians, clerical personnel, and student assistants.  The
successful candidate will be involved in planning for the move to the new highly-digitalized, technolgically-
advanced university library facility opening in 2001.

Required - ALA-accredited master's degree in a library/information science program; evidence of
course work or experience in science reference (biological, health, or physical sciences); excellent
 communication, presentation, interpersonal, leadership, and organizational skills.  Demonstrated
competence in using electronic information systems, online library catalogs, CD-ROM or web-
based information products and Internet/Web is a must.
Preferred - Undergraduate degree in life or health sciences; additional graduate degree; experience
in library instruction and as a successful team leader are highly desirable.  Special consideration will
  be given to applicants with a background in the fields of nursing, public health administration, allied
  health, optometry, or pharmacy.


Review of applications will begin September 18, 2000 and continue until position is filled.  Interested
individuals may submit a resume, letter of application, names, phone numbers, and addresses
(including e-mail) of three current references, and copies of college transcripts. Official transcripts
 will be required for candidates invited to interview for this position.  First consideration will be
given to applications received by September 18, 2000; however, the position will remain open until filled.
Please send application materials to: Health Sciences Specialist Search Committee, Attn: Joan
Boroff, FSU Library, 1201 South State Street, Big Rapids, MI  49307.

Dick Perrin, Chair
Health Sciences Librarian Search Committee
Ferris State University Library
Big Rapids, MI 49307
fax: 231-591-2662
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