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. E-mail: [log in to unmask] 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.