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From the GMR: Job posting - Clinical Reference Librarian, UPSTATE HSL, Syracuse, NY

Clinical Reference Librarian

The Health Sciences Library at SUNY Upstate Medical University invites applications for the position of Clinical Reference Librarian. We seek an innovative and dynamic individual with demonstrated web content development experience. If you enjoy teaching and learning, working with dedicated professionals in a supportive environment, and want to contribute to the academic, research and service missions of Upstate-join our premiere service team.

The successful candidate will be forward thinking, motivated, flexible, and excited to work in a collaborative, rapidly evolving team environment.

This position reports to the Head of Reference and Liaison Services and works closely with the Director of the Family Resource Center, our clinical, consumer health information, education and outreach program. Responsibilities include: reference and consumer health duties, rounding to patient rooms and with clinical staff, coverage of FRC and HSL service desks (evenings and weekend coverage in rotation), participation in clinical project teams, mediated searching, bibliographic instruction, development of web-based health information and instruction tools; content development and maintenance in support of the HSL's and FRC's web pages; and assisting the Head of Reference & Liaison Services and the FRC Director with the expansion of outreach services.

REQUIRED: ALA accredited Master's degree in library or information sciences or commensurate degree with relevant experience. The successful candidate will evidence a commitment to customer service for clinicians, students and patients & families; strong communication and interpersonal skills; commitment to interdisciplinary team-building and collaborative partnerships; a client-centered focus; knowledge of health information resources; knowledge of outreach education and events programming; and the ability to perform as a faculty member in areas of education, scholarship and service. Preferred: academic health library or clinical experience; knowledge of evidence-based practice and consumer health resources and membership in the Academy of Health Information Professions.

The HSL's current interests include partnering with our regional public libraries, developing new collaborations with local, regional and SUNY libraries; supporting the Family Resource Center, our patient and family focused health service; promoting a culture of evidenced-based practice and health literacy; delivering HSL and FRC services to off-campus locations and to patients and families in our 35 counties service area.

The SUNY Upstate Medical University is Central New York's only academic medical center and the region's largest employer. Our community includes colleges of medicine, nursing, allied health, & graduate studies; a 400 bed tertiary care hospital and the Golisano Children's Hospital. For more information about us, please visit SUNY Upstate @ http://library.upstate.edu.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Initial appointment will be at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian. Salary is dependent on qualifications. Excellent benefits package including TIAA-CREF and other retirement options. 12 month, tenure track position with faculty status. Priority review of applicants begins November 15, 2010 and continues until filled.

TO APPLY: To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on-line at http://jobs.upstate.edu to job #030314.

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