[Michlib-l] JobOp: Librarian position open in Kalamazoo, Michigan

Liz Lorbeer Elizabeth.Lorbeer at med.wmich.edu
Mon Jun 10 18:37:11 EDT 2019

The WMU Stryker School of Medicine in Kalamazoo, Michigan has an opening for a Medical librarian<https://careers-wmich.icims.com/jobs/1430/informationist-medical-librarian/job> / Informationist.  Looking for a new adventure, returning to the workforce, a vendor-librarian or starting your career,  consider us<https://careers-wmich.icims.com/jobs/1430/informationist-medical-librarian/job>!
Imagine working at a school where you, the librarian, is highly sought after as a collaborator in the medical education program, besides being adored!  Like high-fives from the students and faculty? We have lots of adoring fans at our medical school! Our medical student approval rating on the Independent Student Survey is 100%, and we're known for being the most helpful and nicest employees in the school.  We're a group of medical educators that likes to have fun as seen in our recent Match Day YouTube<http://med.wmich.edu/matchday> video.
It's okay if you've not worked in a medical library or considered medical librarianship before. We are a team that believes in you, your wellness, career growth, and professional development.  We work together to practice our wizarding skills, and we support each other's dreams, ideas, experiments, and professional successes.  We believe in each other, and our department offers a nurturing environment where anything is possible if you can build it.  (Like, this project<https://wikiedu.org/blog/2019/06/07/making-healthcare-more-accessible-through-translation/> we just launched!)
Review of applications begins immediately.  We want to talk with you.


Western Michigan University School of Medicine (www.med.wmich.edu<http://www.med.wmich.edu/>) seeks a Informationist/Medical Librarian to provide library services to support teaching and learning, research productivity and patient care. Coordinates and administers the formal educational efforts of the Library including developing instructional materials, research guides, web tutorial and support services to guide WMed stakeholders through the world's recorded knowledge. Provides instruction and consultation in bibliographic research methods, health literacy and ethical scholarship including avoidance of plagiarism and respect for copyright.


  *   Instructs on effective searching and evaluation of results for biomedical databases, evidence-based clinical resources, and point-of-care tools.
  *   Provides consultation on how to use and retrieve literature and effectively manage citations with bibliographic management tools.
  *   Develops self-instruction programs for information literacy skills and assessment tools to gauge student learning.
  *   Delivers library instruction using technology tools including course management system, mobile and tablet devices, screen casting and web conferencing.
  *   Co-teaches orientation sessions, course-integrated instruction and workshops.
  *   Responsible for outreach and marketing activities to promote awareness of the Library's resources and services.
  *   Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of services, policies and procedures.
  *   Evaluates information resources and integrates new technologies in delivery of health information services.
  *   Supplies, organizes, and manages content on the Library's web page and medical school media channels.
  *   Participates on medical school committees to support teaching, research, and clinical care activities.
  *   Ability to work occasional rotations for evening and weekend hours as scheduled.
  *   Availability to work occasional overtime on weekends or evenings to complete time sensitive projects.
  *   Acquires knowledge for new technology and policy/procedure revisions.
  *   All other duties as assigned.


  *   Master's degree required, preferably from a library or information sciences program accredited by the American Library Association.
  *   A bachelor's degree in the life or health sciences preferred.
  *   Academy of Health Information Professionals credential preferred.
  *   Skill in teaching adult learners.
  *   Ability to create and deliver user-centered information literacy instruction.
  *   Familiarity with assessment tools to evaluate and guide Library strategic planning.
  *   Demonstrated interest and aptitude for technologies relevant to medical education and clinical practice.
  *   Willingness to contribute to the profession through scholarly publications and service activities.
  *   High degree of organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
  *   Maintains current knowledge of the trends and issues in higher education, scholarly communication, research practice and health care.

About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Ascension Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. WMed is fully accredited by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) and also by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC). The inaugural medical student class graduated in 2018 after completing an innovative, patient-centered four-year curriculum that prepares them to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers of tomorrow. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in ten residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed has Joint Accreditation for interprofessional continuing education, which incorporates accreditation by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME). The School of Medicine Clinics are housed in a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus and are accredited by The Joint Commission with recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $78 million renovation and expansion project including two laboratory research floors and a state-of-the-art Simulation Center that is accredited by the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies with laboratory, office and conference space, access to core scientific equipment and expertise, and a wide range of support services.

Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.

Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace.

EEO Minorities/Women/Disabled/Protected Veterans.

Posted June 10, 2019 by Elizabeth Lorbeer, Chair, Department of the Medical Library

This electronic message is intended for the named recipient(s) only, and may contain information that is confidential or privileged. If you are not the named recipient, you are hereby notified that any disclosure, copying, distribution, or use of the contents of this message is strictly prohibited. If you have received this message in error, or are not the named recipient, please notify us immediately by contacting the sender at the electronic mail address noted above, and delete and destroy all copies of this message. Thank you.
-------------- next part --------------
An HTML attachment was scrubbed...
URL: <http://mail3.mcls.org/pipermail/michlib-l/attachments/20190610/afffd08b/attachment.html>

More information about the Michlib-l mailing list