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Head, VTCSOM Library

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Work type: Administrative & Professional
Senior management: Dean of Libraries
Department: Library
Location: Roanoke Area
Categories: Library

Job Description

The Head, Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTCSOM) Library leads the VTCSOM Library staff, services, collections, technology, and facility. The head provides medical students, faculty and staff with instruction, research assistance, outreach; and referrals to University Libraries departments and colleagues. The head collaborates and consults with University Libraries, VTCSOM, and Virginia Tech Carilion libraries consortium partners to develop collections, services, and programs. University Libraries colleagues collaborate with the head to support the Roanoke Health Sciences and Technology campus community. Throughout all activities, the head librarian actively supports library efforts to provide an inclusive and diverse library and work environment committed to the Virginia Tech Principles of Community  and uses inclusive communication methods to liaise effectively with partners and audiences. This position includes support and time for professional development, professional engagement, and committee service.

Required Qualifications

- Master’s degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited graduate program or a terminal degree in a field related to library/information sciences, health sciences, life sciences, or biomedical sciences.
- Experience with a variety of library services, such as: research assistance, instruction, liaison librarianship, technology selection and training, collection development and management (physical and/or electronic resources), public service point interactions (circulation, integrated library systems), or technical services.
- Experience in public services library management or in a related leadership position.
- Experience in a medical, biomedical, health sciences, or health-related field or library.
- Supervisory experience, including program conceptualization, planning and implementation, and promoting a collaborative and inclusive work environment
- Experience in outreach, relationship building, and collaboration with diverse populations and groups.

Preferred Qualifications

- Experience managing a library budget, staff, facility, and/or programming using equitable practices that promote a welcoming, inclusive, and supportive environment for employees and the community.
- Experience using a collaborative approach providing leadership and direction in a rapidly changing research library.
- Experience providing research services or instruction for health or life sciences researchers (of any level) in an academic or clinical environment.
- Experience in evaluating and implementing new information resources and technologies, especially those relevant to medicine and health.
- Experience in *one* of the following areas: health equity; patient rights and advocacy; patient education; collaboration and team science; experiential or problem-based learning; one health; community health engagement; health literacy; health technology; community-based research; critical appraisal; evidence synthesis or systematic reviews; expert searching; research impact and communication.

Note: Having one or more of the preferred qualifications listed is not required. We will support the successful candidate in growing their skills and experience as needed. We encourage candidates to apply who will join us in a commitment to a collaborative environment where we continually learn together, and where we work together to promote a library and work environment committed to the Virginia Tech Principles of Community.

Appointment Type

A/P faculty Lecturer regular full-time appointment

Salary Information

$60,000 dependent on qualifications and experience

Review Date

May 14, 2021

Additional Information

Work Location: Roanoke, VA (possible occasional travel to other Virginia Tech campuses or locations, such as Blacksburg, the National Capital Region, or agricultural extension locations)

The application package needs to include a resume, cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience with the responsibilities associated with the position, and the required and preferred qualifications, and names of three (3) references and their contact information.

The successful Candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check

The members of the University Libraries at Virginia Tech strive individually and collectively to create, sustain, and share inclusive ways of knowing in conscientious community with each other and all the people we serve in every space we shape. In keeping with our Aspirational Identity and the Virginia Tech Principles of Community, the University Libraries commits to build and maintain enduring climates of mutual care, respect, and responsibility.

About Virginia Tech

Dedicated to its motto, Ut Prosim (That I May Serve), Virginia Tech pushes the boundaries of knowledge by taking a hands-on, transdisciplinary approach to preparing scholars to be leaders and problem-solvers. A comprehensive land-grant institution that enhances the quality of life in Virginia and throughout the world, Virginia Tech is an inclusive community dedicated to knowledge, discovery, and creativity. The university offers more than 280 majors to a diverse enrollment of more than 36,000 undergraduate, graduate, and professional students in eight undergraduate colleges, a school of medicine, a veterinary medicine college, Graduate School, and Honors College. The university has a significant presence across Virginia, including the Innovation Campus in Northern Virginia; the Health Sciences and Technology Campus in Roanoke; sites in Newport News and Richmond; and numerous Extension offices and research centers. A leading global research institution, Virginia Tech conducts more than $500 million in research annually.

Virginia Tech does not discriminate against employees, students, or applicants on the basis of age, color, disability, sex (including pregnancy), gender, gender identity, gender expression, genetic information, national origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sexual orientation, or veteran status, or otherwise discriminate against employees or applicants who inquire about, discuss, or disclose their compensation or the compensation of other employees or applicants, or on any other basis protected by law.

If you are an individual with a disability and desire an accommodation, please contact Cathy Pillow at cathyp@vt.edu during regular business hours at least 10 business days prior to the event.

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