http://library.unc.edu/jobs/health-information-technology-librarian/
 
POSITION:       Health Information Technology Librarian
AVAILABLE:      December 1, 2016
 
The UNC Health Sciences Library (HSL) seeks a creative and forward-thinking 
individual to contribute to our growing health IT efforts. The library and our 
health affairs partners are increasingly blending health data and technology to 
improve understanding of health information and this position will help the 
library identify and partner in those initiatives. The Health Information 
Technology Librarian will expand the library’s support of health informatics 
and analytics, mHealth, electronic medical records, and related fields to 
advance teaching and learning, research, and clinical care. This position will 
play a key role in investigating current and future needs within health 
affairs, taking stock of our current services, and finding new ways to assist 
our partners in these rapidly growing and evolving fields.
 
The Health IT Librarian is expected to remain current about technology trends, 
such as:
innovative areas of health IT such as data visualization, informatics, 
electronic health records, and mobile health
technologies that facilitate user access to and use of library information 
resources
 
The HSL is committed to supporting professional development and continual 
growth in these areas through training, conferences, and continuing education 
opportunities.
 
The HSL’s partners include UNC’s health affairs schools (Medicine, Nursing, 
Pharmacy, Dentistry, and Public Health) as well as the Carolina Health 
Informatics Program (CHIP), UNC Medical Center, NC Translational and Clinical 
Sciences Institute (NC TRACS), and the NC Area Health Education Centers 
Information and Library Systems network (AHEC).
 
This position, located in the HSL’s Health IT Department, will report to the 
Head of Health IT, and work closely with staff working on the Carolina Digital 
Health Research Initiative (CaDHRI), related positions within the HSL such as 
the Digital Health Research Assistant, Health IT web developers, and the HSL 
Research Hub. This position will also collaborate with staff in the University 
Libraries system, and other groups across campus.
 
Principal responsibilities:
· Expand the library’s support in the areas of health informatics, health 
analytics, mHealth, electronic health records, and related fields.
· Communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical audiences 
through written communications, meetings, public presentations and classes.
· Provide information and technical support to researchers working with health 
data throughout the research lifecycle, from inception through assessment.
· Work closely with the Carolina Digital Health Research Initiative to support 
the digital health ecosystem at the HSL and our partners across campus.
· Plan classes and seminars in the HSL’s Research Hub useful to constituents 
employing health data and technology in their work.
· Serve as a bridge between the HSL and related groups in the Libraries and in 
Health Affairs schools in areas related to health IT.
· Make health IT contributions to library-wide assessment efforts.

REQUIRED Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
· Master’s degree in Library Science, Information Science, Informatics, or a 
related degree from an accredited graduate program.
· Minimum of 2 years of experience working with research data in an academic 
library or a health sciences setting.
· Demonstrated flexibility, initiative, time-management, and problem-solving 
skills.
· Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and customer service 
orientation.
· Strong organizational skills, resourcefulness, and demonstrated ability to 
work independently and in teams.
 
DESIRED Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
· Experience working with electronic health records.
· Certificate or degree in Health Informatics.
· Experience in user interaction research with healthcare systems, mhealth 
devices, or care teams, including the use of screen capture software, eye 
tracking devices, and related technologies.
· Experience using scripting languages (such as Python or Javascript), or 
statistical solutions (R, SAS, SPSS) for the analysis of research data.
· Experience working in data visualization tools (such as D3 JavaScript library 
or Tableau).
 
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 medicine, nursing, dentistry, pharmacy and 
law. The University Library collections include over 7.5 million volumes, and 
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 UNC Health Sciences Library is part of the University Libraries and is a 
recognized leader within the Association of Academic Health Science Libraries. 
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 Libraries are committed to increasing the diversity of its 
staff, and therefore welcomes applications from candidates who bring additional 
dimensions to our mission and work. The University Libraries invest proudly in 
our employees, strive to create a diverse environment of respect and 
collaboration, and encourage 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 or the seashore are less than half 
day's drive from Chapel Hill.

Salary and Benefits
This is a twelve-month academic librarian appointment; salary is 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 members of the faculty council.

Deadline for Application
Review of applications will begin on November 7, 2016. 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/107358 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, one of whom must be a current supervisor. Additionally, please 
indicate in your cover letter where you first learned of this position.

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity 
employer that welcomes all to apply, including protected veterans and 
individuals with disabilities.

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