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HEALTH SCIENCES EDUCATION COORDINATOR
 
The Library at the University of California, Irvine invites
applications for the position of Health Sciences Education Coordinator
in the Research and Instructional Services Department of the Science
Library.
 
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 
Under the general direction of the Head of the Research and
Instructional Services Department of the Science Library, the Health
Sciences Education Coordinator is responsible for coordinating
curriculum-based learning instruction for first and second year
medical students in conjunction with the College of Medicine.
 
The Coordinator will work closely with the College of Medicine to
continue the integration of library education into the first and
second years of the medical school curriculum including the
development and teaching of new library instructional programs in
information retrieval/management.
 
The Health Sciences Education Coordinator keeps abreast of trends in
medical education by reviewing the academic medicine literature and
through attendance at conferences, such as the annual meeting of the
Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC).  The Coordinator will
be an active participant on College of Medicine curriculum committees
to ensure that appropriate information resources are used to support
and enhance curriculum trends.
 
The present program includes instruction in basic and intermediate
database searching (Medline), critical appraisal of the medical
literature, and use of the Internet and World Wide Web. Consultative
assistance is also provided to the first and second year medical
students.
 
The Coordinator will work with librarians from the Medical Center
Library to continue an integrated program of library instruction for
years one through four of the College of Medicine curriculum, and will
coordinate the educational efforts of the other health sciences
librarians at the Science Library.
 
The Health Sciences Education Coordinator is a member of the Science
Library Research and Instructional Services Department in a team-
oriented environment.  Duties will include providing reference
services and other educational activities and online searching of
health-related databases in an integrated Science Library which opened
in 1994. The Science Library primarily serves the College of Medicine
and the Schools of Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences,
Engineering, and the Department of Information and Computer Science.
 
QUALIFICATIONS
 
Required:
 
* Minimum of 3 years professional experience in an academic health
   sciences or academic hospital library setting.
 
* Experience in designing, developing and teaching library instruction
   programs in a health sciences library setting.
 
* Experience in being an effective advocate for library instruction.
 
* Demonstrated flexibility and ability to work effectively in a
   complex, changing environment with competing demands.
 
* Training and experience in online searching of health sciences
   databases including Medline.
 
* Experience using the Internet and World Wide Web.
 
* Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with all elements of a
   culturally-diverse community.
 
* Participation in professional activities in health sciences
   librarianship.
 
* Demonstrated strong verbal, written, and interpersonal skills.
 
* Demonstrated organizational and creative abilities.
 
 
Preferred:
 
* Evidence of experience in teaching medical students.
 
 
Desired:
 
* Experience with problem-based learning and/or curriculum-based
   instruction.
 
* Experience in teaching Internet and the World Wide Web.
 
* Enthusiasm for and enjoyment of instructional activities.
 
* Familiarity with personal computer communications and emerging
   instructional technologies.
 
THE SCIENCE LIBRARY RESEARCH AND INSTRUCTIONAL SERVICES DEPARTMENT
 
This department is the major information, reference, and research
center of the Science Library, containing a collection of over 10,000
reference volumes in science, engineering, and medicine in both
printed and electronic formats.  Desk and electronic reference
services serve primarily the Schools of Biological Sciences,
Engineering, Physical Sciences, Social Ecology, Depart of Information
and Computer Sciences, and the College of Medicine.  Other services
include online searching, consulting, tours, and instruction.  Current
projects include developing various World Wide Web home pages, user
guides (printed and electronic), and planning and implementing a need
assessment project for Science Library users.  The department operates
in a team-based environment and staff consists of 10 librarians, 3.5
FTE library assistants, and student assistants.
 
THE LIBRARY
 
The UCI Libraries comprise the Main Library, the Science Library, and
the Medical Center Library.  The Main Library, which is undergoing a
major renovation, primarily serves the Schools of Humanities, Fine
Arts, Social Sciences, and Social Ecology, the Graduate School of
Management, the Department of Education, and Interdisciplinary
Studies.  The Science Library, which opened in 1994, consolidating
several branches, primarily serves the College of Medicine and the
Schools of Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Engineering, and
the Department of Information and Computer Science.  The Medical
Center Library serves the Medical Center located 12 miles from the
main campus.
 
The UCI Libraries recently implemented a new organizational structure
which more effectively aligns the libraries' activities with current
and future needs and which includes the use of teams in conjunction
with departments.  The library collection, supported by a budget of
approximately $4.0 million, consists of 1.6 million volumes and 17,000
current serial titles as well as a substantial microform collection.
The library has implemented the INNOPAC integrated library system.
 
UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, IRVINE
 
The University of California, Irvine, is nestled in 1,489 acres of
coastal foothills, five miles from the Pacific Ocean between San Diego
and Los Angeles.  The present enrollment is 17,092 students with a
faculty of approximately 1,000 including the Medical School.  The
current student population numbers 13,597 undergraduates, 2,324
graduate students, and 1,171 health sciences; ethnic/minority students
represent about 65% of the student body.  The University offers 29
doctoral programs in addition to the M.D.
 
Candidates for appointment in the University of California Librarian
Series must have a professional background of competence, knowledge,
and experience to assure suitability for appointment.  Librarians at
the University of California, Irvine are academic appointees and
receive potential career status at the time of their initial
appointment.  Librarians are periodically subject to peer review for
merit increase based on the following criteria: 1) Professional
competence and quality of service within the Library; 2) Professional
activity outside the Library;  3) University and public service; and
4) Research and other activity.  They are entitled to two days per
month of annual leave, one day per month sick leave, reductions in
incidental fees, and all other perquisites granted to non-faculty
academic personnel.  The University has an excellent retirement system
and sponsors a variety of group life and health insurance plans.
Benefits are equal to approximately 40% of salary.
 
SALARY:  Commensurate with qualifications and experience within a
range of $32,544 - 55,476.
 
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS:  Applications received by March 31, 1996
will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be
accepted until the position is filled.
 
TO APPLY:  Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this
position should send their letters of application, complete resumes,
and the names of three references to:  Judy Kaufman, Assistant
University Librarian, Personnel and Administration, UC Irvine,  P.O.
Box 19557,  Irvine, CA  92713-9557.
 
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Telephone: (714) 824-4716;  FAX (714) 824-3270.
 
In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986,
all persons will be required to show proof of their identity and right
to work in the U.S.
 
THE  UNIVERSITY  OF  CALIFORNIA,  IRVINE  IS  AN  EQUAL OPPORTUNITY/
AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER COMMITTED  TO  EXCELLENCE  THROUGH
DIVERSITY.