JOB SUMMARY: The Health Science Librarian provides access, professional assistance, text and/or online literature searching expertise to furnish state-of-the-art information for education, patient care, management decision making and research activities to professional students and the entire LECOM Institution.
CHARACTERISTIC JOB TASKS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Act as departmental representative with faculty, staff, and visitors in a professional / friendly manner at all times;
- Use professional judgment to search and provide information in many forms: print, electronic and multimedia;
- Enables users to access all forms of information contained within the LECOM Learning Resource Center, through web-based electronic resources, personal reference and referral work;
- Provides training for students, faculty and staff on an as needed basis;
- Assists with publication audits and other related assessment activities;
- Provides back up as needed at various Institutional locations;
- Supervises an employee base of 3 -7 staff members, including, but not limited to, overseeing daily assignments, making and confirming scheduling and dealing with various employee issues such as hiring and disciplinary matters…etc.; and
- Accept other duties as required and/or needed to maintain an efficient and effective Department.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Must possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
· Strong communications skills are essential as well as computer literacy MS Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint and Excel), as well as, accurate data entry skills;
· Excellent organizational skills;
· Maintaining an established work schedule;
· Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills including tact and diplomacy;
· Effectively using organizational and planning skills, including attention to detail and follow-through;
· Assessing and prioritizing multiple tasks, projects, and demands;
· Maintaining confidentiality of work related information and materials;
· Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships;
- The ability to work cooperatively and collegially with others, consistent with a workplace of dignity and respect and EEO rules and regulations;
- The ability to report to work as scheduled, ready to devote full attention and energy to the important work of LECOM;
- The ability to accept work directives from managers and supervisors in a respectful and cooperative manner; and
· Be able to be flexible to accept other duties needed/assigned for the Institution’s needs.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee must be able to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; talk or hear. The employee must have the ability to lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities include ability to distinguish the nature of objects by using the eye.
Employees are responsible for performing their duties in an environment that is free from discrimination, intimidation, coercion or harassment, including sexual harassment. Work is performed primarily indoors in an office setting. The noise level in the work environment is low to moderate. While performing the duties of this position, the employee is required to travel.
Assists in the creation of a culture of safety and environmental protection by performing work safely in accordance with departmental safety procedures. Operates equipment safely and reports any unsafe work conditions or practice to supervisor.
Information Management: Ensure compliance with the LECOM Computer and Network Usage Policy – General Guidelines for Faculty and Staff.