The Southwest Wisconsin Area Health Education Center is now recruiting for
an Outreach Librarian for its Southwest
Wisconsin Information Access Project.  This position is posted to several
lists; please pardon the duplication.  The position is available May 1,

The Outreach Librarian functions as part of the Southwest Wisconsin
Information Access project team, with primary responsibility for
community-based services in the region.  The librarian will serve as project
co-director following the first year of grant funding.  The position will be
based at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in LaCrosse, Wisconsin.  It will
require travel within the region.  Current project partners include health
care and academic organizations in 18 communities.  The Outreach Librarian
will work with the AHEC Library Consultant, SWAHEC personnel, other
Wisconsin AHEC librarians, the UW Madison Health Sciences Libraries, and the
host library to meet project objectives.

The mission of the Southwest Wisconsin Health Information Access Project is
to improve access to health information resources for the health care
agencies/providers, educational institutions, and people in the rural
communities of southwestern Wisconsin, via appropriate technology and
education.  In order to improve patient/consumer health information access,
this project focuses on the information needs of rural, migrant, and Native
American health care consumers in this region.  It also addresses the
ability of their health providers to access these resources and teach

Project goals are threefold:
* Health care consumers in underserved rural and Native American communities
in southwestern Wisconsin will access and use patient/consumer health
information resources.
*  Health care providers at partner sites will access quality Internet based
resources and current published health information at the time of need.
* Wisconsin AHEC library/information technology projects will demonstrate a
coordinated statewide approach to meeting the needs of target populations,
including preceptors, health professionals and students in underserved
communities, local health departments, and culturally diverse health care

A)  Education:  Masters degree in library science and eligibility for
membership in the Medical Library Association's Academy of Health
Information Professionals
B)  Experience:  Demonstrated competence in Internet and MEDLINE searching
and web page authoring required.  Experience in a health sciences
environment and teaching experience preferred.   Health sciences librarian
with at least two years library or health practitioner experience (new MLS
graduates will be considered if they have relevant professional experience).

Salary:  $35,000 with excellent benefits including retirement, health,
dental and vision.  Funding includes travel to national and regional

Starting date May 1, 2001; negotiable to June.  This project is funded by
the National Library of Medicine for two years.  Future funding will depend
on the project's success.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  For first
consideration, please apply by March 9, 2001.  If interested, please submit
a letter of application with resume and the names of three references to:

Joel Davidson, Executive Director
Southwest Wisconsin AHEC
Room 212 Bradley Hall
1300 University Avenue
Madison, WI  53706

Posted by AHEC Library Consultant:

Margaret (Peg) Allen, MLS-AHIP   mailto:[log in to unmask]
Library Consultant, Northern and Southwest Wisconsin Area Health Education
Centers,  and
PO Box 2, 308 Kann,  Stratford, WI 54484-0002
(715)687-4976                          Fax:(715)687-4976