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Position Available
University of Nebraska Medical Center
McGoogan Library of Medicine

Outreach/Distance Services Librarian

The McGoogan Library of Medicine is seeking an enthusiastic, motivated
individual  for the position of Outreach/Distance Services Librarian.
Major responsibilities:  providing reference  services to off site students
and faculty in person, by phone and via email;  instructing off site users
on searching of the medical literature;  participating in the design,
delivery, and evaluation of library instruction programs based on new and
emerging technologies; responding to new developments in distance
education.

Minimum qualifications: an ALA accredited masters degree in library science
and experience with a wide variety of personal computer applications.
Preferred qualifications include at least one year of library experience,
preferably in a medical library; previous teaching experience; experience
with Internet based health information resources; excellent speaking and
writing skills. A strong commitment to excellence in service and a team
orientation are also sought.

This is a Special (non-tenure leading) faculty appointment with appropriate
rank, privileges, and fringe benefits.  Salary negotiable from $26,500 for
twelve month appointment.  Benefits include 24 days vacation, 12 holidays,
and a generous sick leave policy.  Flexible health and retirement options
are available.  Send letter of application ,resume, and contact information
for three references to Ann Newman, Library Administrator, McGoogan Library
of Medicine, 986705 Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha, NE 68198-6705.  Review
of applications will begin November 5, 2001.

The University of Nebraska is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
employer.  For more information about the McGoogan Library, see our website
at  http://www.unmc.edu/library/  For more information about UNMC, see the
campus website at: http://www.unmc.edu/


                        Position Description 89460
                   University of Nebraska Medical Center
                       McGoogan Library of Medicine

                   Outreach/Distance Services Librarian

The Outreach/ Distance Services Librarian has major responsibility for
providing library services to off site students and faculty.    Services to
distance learners include providing reference assistance in person, by
phone and via email; providing literature searches and instruction in
end-user searching of the medical literature using databases such as
MEDLINE and PubMed; participating in the design, delivery, and evaluation
of library instruction programs based on new and emerging technologies; and
responding to new developments in distance education both on the UNMC
campus and in the academic environment.  This individual reports to the
Head of Education and works closely with other members of the library staff
to provide educational and reference services to other constituencies
served by the library, including research investigators, patient care
providers, and health consumers.


Major Responsibilities:

1.   Interact with UNMC faculty and students to anticipate and determine
     and off-campus user needs.

2.   Recommend and implement innovative services for the Library's distance
users.

3.   Provide instruction on retrieval and critical evaluation of biomedical
     information.

4.   Develop print and web-based instructional materials and user guides.

5.   Provide reference assistance in person, by telephone and via email,
     including 6 - 8 hours per week at the Library reference desk.

6.   Provide literature searches and instruction in end-user searching of
     the medical literature using databases such as MEDLINE.

7.   Assist with provision of consumer health information services.

8.   Participate in UNMC's annual medical student orientation as a small
     group facilitator.

9.   Special projects as assigned.