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                       Hawaii Medical Library
                       Head of Public Services

Position Description:  The Hawaii Medical Library invites applications for the
position of Head of Public Services.  This position reports to the Executive
Director and supervises the Reference Department, Consumer Health Information
Service, and Circulation/Document Delivery Department.

The Hawaii Medical Library has a staff of 25, including 10 librarians, and
serves the University of Hawaii Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health,
hospitals, physicians and other health professionals, and the general public.
The Library has a collection of nearly 100,000 volumes and receives over 2000
current serial titles, primarily in clinical medicine.

Required Qualifications:  ALA-accredited Masterís Degree; knowledge of and
instructional experience with electronic technologies to serve library users;
knowledge of and experience with online databases and the Internet; reference
experience in a health sciences library; a strong commitment to public services;
excellent written and oral communication skills;  and at least 3 years of
progressive managerial/supervisory experience in a health sciences library
reference department.

Preferred Qualifications: an undergraduate degree in the biological sciences and
coursework in health sciences librarianship; familiarity with electronic
licensing issues; experience with Web Page design; eligibility for membership in
the Academy of Health Information Professionals; and knowledge of the literature
of the health and allied sciences.

Salary:  This is a permanent 12 month position.  The minimum salary is $45,000
plus excellent benefits.  The starting date is on or before January 1, 1998.

Application Process:  Applicants should send a resume and a letter of
application describing how his/her skills will meet the qualifications for this
position and include the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three
references to:  John A. Breinich, Executive Director, Hawaii Medical Library,
1221 Punchbowl Street, Honolulu, Hawaii  96813  email -  [log in to unmask]

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Sharon L. Berglund, MLIS
Reference/Education Services Librarian
Hawaii Medical Library          VOICE:  (808) 536-9302 ext. 110
1221 Punchbowl Street           FAX:    (808) 524-6956
Honolulu, HI 96813              EMAIL:  [log in to unmask]

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