Health Sciences Librarian, University of the Pacific, Stockton, CA

Primary Purpose or Responsibility:

The Health Sciences Librarian develops curated collections, provides research expertise, and delivers educational services for health sciences programs. At present, these include Pharmacy, Speech-Language Pathology, Physical Therapy, Dentistry, Audiology, and Physician Assistant. S/he makes forward thinking contributions to learning-centered academic support programs, projects, and services that advance 21st Century information discovery and access and foster scholarly communications, research management, and digital opportunities. S/he also delivers services and supervises student workers in the Rite Aid Information Commons.

Essential Functions:

  1. Develop and deliver a high impact educational program that strategically targets research intensive courses and scaffolds learning outcomes, in collaboration with health sciences faculty.
  2. Provide research consultation services, in person and online, to the Stockton Campus Library, Rite Aid Information Commons, Sacramento Campus Library, and San Francisco Campus Library.
  3. Curate health sciences collections, including owned, licensed, and open source, and foster resources discoverability, visibility, and usage.
  4. Contribute to the academic support librarian team, working collaboratively with other student-centered academic support providers to enhance students’ educational experiences.
  5. Partner with instructional designers and faculty developers to integrate library resources and library expertise into online education.
  6. Forge innovative partnerships between teaching faculty, library technologists in the library’s makerspace, and Center for Teaching and Learning instructional designers, to integrate library ‘making tools’ and online learning tools into health sciences curricula.
  7. Foster campus faculty and student contributions to the libraries’ institutional repository, Scholarly Commons.
  8. Contribute to campus information literacy goals’ evolution and assessment.
  9. Participate in local, regional, national or international organizations that advance library and information science in health fields.
  10. Serve on University and department committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate.
  11. Engage in scholarly/creative/professional activities that advance knowledge and foster enrichment, as desired and in consultation with the University Librarian.

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