[Libs-Or] University of Western States Seeking Public Services and Instruction Librarian

Janet Tapper jtapper at uws.edu
Mon Jun 26 18:06:24 PDT 2017

The University of Western States is updating its recent call for applications. Please take a look at our revised job description.


POSITION:                Head of Public Services and Instruction
DEPARTMENT:        Library
REPORTS TO:           University Librarian/Director of Library Services
SCHEDULE:              Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 5:00pm

Summary Description:
The Head of Public Services and Instruction develops and supervises delivery of services to online and local patrons, provides assistance to the University Librarian in the administration of library operations and activities, and provides instruction related to information mastery in all formats to courses taught across UWS programs.

The Head of Public Services and Instruction supervises the following positions:
Access Services
Inter-Library Loan
As assigned by the University Librarian



  *   Assists in the planning, coordinating, and evaluating of library public services
  *   Assists in the development of library policies and procedures
  *   Trains and supervises support staff and student workers
  *   Conduct yearly staff evaluations for support staff
  *   Participates in short-term and long-range planning for library public services
  *   Assumes responsibilities of University Librarian during his/her absence
  *   Assists in developing, maintaining, and evaluating the collection to support instructional programs
  *   Assists University Librarian in directing operations of library public services for students and faculty
  *   Gathers, compiles and creates reports, and analysis of library statistics specific to public services
  *   Engages and participates with wider academic community to stay abreast of trends and leverage regional resources.
  *   Participates in university committees as appropriate
Instruction and Reference

  *   Identifies unique concerns of specific learning communities and establishes outreach and support for each.
  *   Provides, in collaboration with classroom and distance faculty, customized information literacy skills instruction in the classrooms and online.
  *   Teaches the one-credit required course Information Mastery within the D.C. program.

  *   Creates and maintains a library of instructional tools to include handouts, web tutorials, screen capture videos, and research guides.
  *   Creates and maintains meaningful programmatic assessment of library instruction, whenever/wherever it occurs.
  *   Develops and maintains LibGuides and other online self-directed learning materials.
  *   Provides library orientation to incoming faculty and staff.
  *   Collaborates with campus entities such as Academic Support and Training to identify integrated opportunities for online information literacy instruction and to increase/improve the library's presence within the online course environment.
  *   Assists students and faculty with basic library needs and reference, including conducting research, selecting needed material, and developing research strategy

REQUIREMENTS: (Education, Training & Experience)

  *   Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA (American Library Association) accredited program
  *   Four (4) years of experience in a library service area
  *   Two (2) years of supervisory experience
  *   Demonstrated competence in academic reference and instruction, both face-to-face and online.
  *   Demonstrated expertise in searching medical literature, including the use of PubMed, EBSCOhost databases (e.g. MEDLINE, CINAHL, DynaMed) and other health science information resources, desired
  *   Experience with automated library systems
  *   Proficiency with word processing, spreadsheet and presentation software
  *   Excellent interpersonal skills

The University of Western States conducts background checks for the finalist or finalists of staff and faculty positions. The type of background check will vary by position type.

To apply, please submit the UWS application, cover letter detailing your training, education and experience as they relate to the duties, responsibilities and minimum requirements of the position, along with your resume and three professional references. All resumes will be reviewed upon receipt.  Position is open until filled.

No phone calls please. UWS is an equal opportunity employer.

Link to UWS employment application: https://www.uws.edu/about/employment/

You may send your materials as an email attachment (Word or PDF) with job title in the subject line, FAX or U.S. mail to:
Human Resources
University of Western States
2900 NE 132nd Ave
Portland, OR  97230
Fax: 503-206-3204
E-mail: hr at uws.edu<mailto:hr at uws.edu>

Janet Tapper, MLS
University Librarian

University of Western States
W. A. Budden Library
2900 NE 132nd Avenue | Portland | Oregon 97230
p 503.251.5757 | f 503.251.2759 | e jtapper at uws.edu<mailto:jtapper at uws.edu>

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