Samuel Merritt University
California, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Oct 26, 2022


Job Description Summary:
Primarily responsible for teaching, training, and creation of tutorials for the Samuel Merritt University community. Responsible for reference and outreach services, collection development, and selection and integration of electronic resources within the curriculum and research arenas. Responsible for promoting curriculum-integrated use of high-quality open educational resources pertinent to health sciences instruction. Works with the Director in support of library strategic planning and participates in divisional and university-wide planning efforts. Coordinates with the Director to create, prioritize and implement Library goals and objectives.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Teaching and Training
  • * Collaborates with departmental staff in creating training and teaching materials for departmental services and resources

  • * Evaluates and utilizes appropriate software and workshops for professional development opportunities for staff in order to maintain and develop teaching and training skills

  • *Develops, manages, and administers information literacy tutorial to incoming students ]

Reference Services and External Relations
  • *Creates informa tional materials pertaining to L ibrary resources and services, including instructional materials, and updates these as needed

  • *Provides specialized reference and referral services, including database searches for students, faculty, alumni, hospital staff and the public.

  • Supports any/all related department efforts and initiatives as requested, such as marketing/outreach

  • * Participates in divisional and University-affiliated committees

  • *Uses specialized software to create new content and learning tutorials designed to increase information literacy

Collection Development
  • *Evaluates and participates in the selection of print and electronic information sources in support of all programs, as well as standing orders and general reference materials

  • * Keeps abreast of emerging technologies and current trends in higher education and their impact on academic libraries

  • Other duties as assigned

Skills and Abilities:
  • * Ability to deal with ambiguity

  • Knowledge of health science literature and other information sources

  • Broad understanding of trends in educational technology

  • Ability to evaluate quality of information resources

  • Experience in teaching people of diverse backgrounds and skill levels

  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with colleagues, students, faculty, staff and health care professionals

  • Ability to evaluate, adapt and use technology in a rapidly changing environment

  • Ability to manipulate software programs and databases so as to create effective documents, tables, graphs, bibliographies, and instructional materials

  • Ability to evaluate and troubleshoot mobile device hardware and software

  • Must be comfortable teaching small and large groups

  • MLS from an ALA accredited program

  • Three years experience in an academic or health science library

The University has an institution-wide commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. We strive to build a welcoming and supportive campus environment, and acknowledge that diversity is an educational imperative to achieve excellence.

Employee Status:
Exemption Status:
United States of America (Exempt)
Time Type:
Full time
Job Shift:
First Shift (United States of America)

Pay Range:


Samuel Merritt University currently provides base salary ranges for all positions-on job advertisements-in the United States based on local requirements. Individual compensation will ultimately be determined based on a variety of relevant factors including but-not limited to qualifications, geographic location, and other relevant skills.

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