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,
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
The HSL is committed to supporting professional development and continual
growth in these areas through training, conferences, and continuing education
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.
· 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
· Strong communication and interpersonal skills, and customer service
· 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.
statistical solutions (R, SAS, SPSS) for the analysis of research data.
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 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.
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.