Paid Internship, California University of Science and Medicine, virtual

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Special Requirements and Conditions

Must be enrolled in an accredited instructional design, medical illustration, library science, library technology, or information science program

Items Used

Computers, typical office equipment, library resources and systems, classroom technology, mobile devices

Position Purpose

As a Digital Resources Student Intern, provides resources, services, technology, and information management expertise to enrich the teaching, learning, and research activities of the California University of Science and Medicine (CUSM) community. As a member of the Information Commons team, assists in daily operations including organizing materials, implementing policies and procedures, performing basic collection development activities, creating resources and tutorials, and participating in university initiatives. As an engaged member of instructional delivery, integrates information literacy (IL) and evidence-based practice skills within an active and dynamic medical curriculum. This individual may perform specialized health reference and research consultation services in person and virtually for the university community

Information Commons Operations 40% of Time

  • Assists with daily operations, including organizing materials and resources, providing staffing support for service desk, and guiding incoming inquiries to appropriate resources and personnel both in person and virtually
  • Supports short and long-range performance goals and outcomes for the Information Commons; delivers, monitors and may evaluate program and operational effectiveness and provide suggestions necessary for improvement
  • Supports technical service delivery and participates in collection development, cataloging, library system troubleshooting, and interlibrary loan request fulfillments
  • Contributes in data gathering and data management for analytical purposes. Responsible for accurately reporting metrics of related initiatives and activities to measure outcomes and assess continuous improvement
  • Coordinates with Instructional and Information Technology Services (IITS) in the creation, development, and implementation of online resources and digitally-based projects, programs, and initiatives
  • Represents the university Information Commons and its operations to all internal and external constituents while modeling and promoting organizational mission, values, and goals

Teaching And Learning 60% of Time

  • Under professional guidance, and in alignment with the incumbent’s degree program, performs specialized health reference and operational tasks and/or IL instructional activities for university community in both physical and virtual environments
  • Under general staff guidance, creates engaging yet effective IL, evidence-based medicine, and critical thinking course, class, and program content suitable for didactic, online, and/or flipped classroom environments to facilitate student learning and meet programmatic performance benchmarks
  • Serve as an advocate of digital resource tools and applications to deliver quality content appropriate to a diverse group of learners with varying learning styles and abilities. With staff, teaches workshops and tutorials on selected tools for faculty, staff, and students ranging from classroom presentations to individual appointments
  • Participates in alternative methods of learning opportunities for the university community such as curating visual health content displays and exhibitions available as permanent, temporary, or traveling collections
  • Partners in community-based initiatives and programs supporting health literacy and lifelong learning opportunities in local region
  • Compiles, reviews, and presents teaching activity statistical data and generates accurate reports for programs, Schools, university administration, and regulatory bodies
  • May be eligible to present papers, lectures, speeches, workshops, demonstrations, or posters pertinent to internship activities at conferences, professional meetings, symposia, and university events

Minimum Requirements

  1. Enrollment in (a) Library Technician/Technology Certificate or Library Technician/Technology Associate degree program, or (b) Master’s degree program of library science or library and information science (MLS/MLIS) or equivalent accredited by the American Library Association (ALA), or (c) Master’s degree program of medical illustration accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), or (d) Medical Illustration Certificate Program, or (e) Master’s degree program in Instructional Design or equivalent
  2. Demonstrated interest in digital reference, collection development, information literacy, instructional design, medical illustration, and/or technical services, processes, and procedures as evident in formal coursework
  3. Provision of excellent customer service skills and maintains cooperative and effective working relationships with others
  4. Demonstrated effective use of learning technologies including recording software, learning management systems, mobile devices and applications
  5. Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills over multiple modalities such as face to face, email, chat, telephone, and/or webcasts
  6. Demonstrated experience with MS Office Suite, internet browsers, email providers, uploading and downloading files
  7. Demonstrated ability to manage assignments and ensure tasks are appropriately implemented and completed accurately within an established timeframe to meet department goals and outcomes
  8. Willingness to learn and utilize virtual health science library resources and databases
  9. Willingness to work a flexible schedule, including occasional nights and weekends
  10. Must successfully complete and pass a pre-employment drug screen/physical and background check through the Department of Justice

Preferred Qualifications

  1. Experience in a health sciences library or professional medical setting
  2. Familiarity of the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99). This law applies to all schools that receive funds under an applicable program of the U.S. Department of Education

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