Library Information Associate, Senior -- University of Arizona -- Tucson, AZ

Title: Library Information Associate, Senior (Extended Temporary Employment)
Department: Libraries – Health Sciences (6804)
Location: Main Campus

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Position Summary
The Library Information Associate, Senior facilitates the use of the Arizona Health Information Network, Inc. (AZHIN) digital resources and point of care tools to meet the needs of AZHIN members. The incumbent in this position actively participates and supports development and effectiveness of AZHIN as directed by the University of Arizona Health Sciences Library Associate Director, the AZHIN President and Board of Directors.

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This is an Extended Temporary Employment (ETE) position. For further details on this type of position at the University of Arizona, please click here.

The University of Arizona is an equal opportunity employer providing equal opportunity for women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Work with the Digital Resources Librarian to monitor and implement licensed resources. Provide technical support to AZHIN resources, working as the liaison between AZHIN member and vendors.
  • Serve on AZHIN technical team to keep website up-to-date, plan and implement enhancements and upgrades.
  • Work with the AZHIN Program Coordinator to obtain pricing for budgeting for new and existing resources for AZHIN as well as for individual institutions interested in non-AZHIN resources. Work with AZHIN members to assess needs, address issues, and improve level of satisfaction with AZHIN. Cultivate better working relationships with AZHIN and its members.
  • Work with UAHSL Associate Director, UAL Information Resources Management group, and AZHIN technical team to identify new products; work with vendors and Statewide California Electronic Library Consortium (SCELC) to obtain appropriate information as needed. Profile and/or set up new products.
  • Create materials to promote AZHIN to potential, new, and existing members. Follow-up with institutions expressing interest in joining AZHIN.
  • Create and carry out training pursuant to need for AZHIN librarians and health professionals in a variety of ways (on-site, web tutorials, etc.), including both new members and ongoing training for established members.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work independently under minimal supervision, demonstrating organizational skills, initiative, use of good judgment and solid analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Knowledge of health sciences resources, tools, vocabulary and research techniques, with an emphasis on electronic resources and telecommunications.
  • Sensitivity to special needs of those situated in rural or medically underserved areas.
  • Skill in facilitating meetings and delivering presentations.
  • Broad understanding of various types of reference sources (e.g., library catalog, indexes, web-scale discovery services, search engines, virtual and print resources) and their appropriate use.
  • Ability to acquire new technology skills.
  • Understanding of the developments in the delivery, management, and use of health information.
  • Ability to work in a highly collaborative and inclusive environment, one that values and leverages the
  • benefits of diverse perspectives.
  • Positive attitude and strong demonstration of Our Values: Collaboration, Continuous Learning, Diversity, Innovation, and Integrity.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Demonstrated technical expertise.
  • Demonstrated experience using Microsoft Outlook and Office Suite (current version)

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications
Bachelor’s degree AND three years progressively responsible library experience; OR seven years progressively responsible library, information center or related work experience; OR, any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience developing and delivering training using new strategies and instructional technologies.
  • Demonstrated experience using specialized authentication/access software (such as Athens and EzProxy) and platforms (Springshare – LibGuides).
  • Demonstrated experience troubleshooting hardware, software and equipment.

Full Time/Part Time: Part Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week: 20
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible: Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA: Non-Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay: $33,000-$40,000 (pro-rated at .50 FTE)
Type of criminal background check required: Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

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