AHEC and Outreach Services Knowledge Management Librarian, Health Sciences Library

Position:        AHEC and Outreach Services Knowledge Management Librarian (**At Will Appointment**)

Available:     August 1, 2014

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Health Sciences Library (http://hsl.lib.unc.edu/) seeks an experienced, collaborative, enthusiastic, and outreach-oriented individual for the position of AHEC and Outreach Services’ Knowledge Management Librarian.

The AHEC and Outreach Services Knowledge Management Librarian is responsible for maintaining the AHEC Digital Library (http://library.ncahec.net) PBWorks Wiki subscription. This includes answering questions about PB Works, consulting on setting-up wiki spaces, promoting wiki use, and creating new wiki spaces as appropriate.  This position also monitors changes to the PBWorks interface and continually assesses this product’s usefulness in meeting the AHEC Program’s needs.

The AHEC and Outreach Services Knowledge Management Librarian is responsible for maintaining the AHEC Program’s “Clinical Practice Support and Quality” staff wiki. This includes formatting new pages and files and assigning appropriate metadata tags to each page and file.  This position is responsible for creating and maintaining the controlled vocabulary used for metadata within the wiki.  This position has the primary responsibility for monitoring the AHEC Practice Support listserv and migrating relevant content from the listserv into their wiki space.  Part of the wiki updating work includes communicating about current wiki content to the Patient Quality consultants. This position is also responsible for other activities relating to promoting and advocating the use of the wiki.

In addition, this position will provide support to the HSL Consumer Health and Patient Education Librarian work including: consultation and assistance with using PBWiki for patient education materials; management of the subject content of NC Health Info (http://www.nchealthinfo.org) Portal Pages and communications with portal page editors; assistance with the implementation of a new design for Portal pages; and assistance with management of the Go Local database records.

This position provides primary support for organizing information in the AHEC Digital Library. This includes evaluating the organizational structure of the existing ADL online special collections and creating new organizational schemas as appropriate. This includes both evaluating the free resource content of the online special collections as well as assessing the way the information is structured and organized. This position will be responsible for developing plans for obtaining input into any special collection reorganization projects. This position will also develop any specifications and prototypes for new or reorganized collections.


Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree in library or information science.  Demonstrated familiarity and/or experience with metadata, tagging, and organization of information.  Comfort with using social media (e.g. blogs, wikis) for organizing materials and managing communications online.   Ability to work effectively in a team-oriented setting and to contribute to the goals and timelines of major projects.  Effective online communications skills and experience with Microsoft Word and Excel required.

Preferred:  Certificate or degree in Health Information Technology.  Experience working in an academic library.  Familiarity with health care provider environment.  Familiarity with the health care environment, language, and terminology.

The University and The Libraries

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is the country’s oldest state university. UNC Chapel Hill has an enrollment of approximately 29,000 students, employs more than 3,500 members of the faculty, and offers 69 doctoral degrees as well as professional degrees in dentistry, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and law. Library collections include over 6.5 million volumes.

The Library is a member of the Association of Research Libraries and the Center for Research Libraries. Together with the libraries at Duke University, North Carolina Central University, and North Carolina State University, the members of the Triangle Research Libraries Network (TRLN) provide services and collections to their students, faculty, and staff in support of the education, research, and service missions of the universities.

The Health Sciences Library’s mission is to connect people everywhere with knowledge to help them teach and learn effectively, assure quality health care, conduct vital research, and make informed decisions. To learn more about the Health Sciences Library, please visit: http://www.hsl.unc.edu/.

The University Library invests proudly in its employees, strives to create a diverse environment of respect and collaboration, and encourages vision and innovation.

The Region

The Triangle region is one of the most desirable places to live and work in North America and offers its residents a wide array of recreational, cultural, and intellectual activities. The mountains and the seashore are less than half day’s drive from Chapel Hill.

The University of North Carolina is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff.

Salary and Benefits

This is an At Will Appointment. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. Standard state benefits of annual leave, sick leave, and State or optional retirement plan. At the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, librarians enjoy the benefit of academic status and are represented on the faculty council.

Deadline for Application

Review of applications will begin on May 15, 2014. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but preference will be given to applications received by the begin review date.

To Apply

Please visit http://unc.peopleadmin.com/postings/41658 and complete the online application. Please include a letter of application, a resume and the name, mailing address, email address, and telephone number of three professional references.  Additionally, please indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

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