Assistant Director for Medical Education and Access Services

Posted to IASSIST on: 2017-07-03

Employer: Indiana University School of Medicine

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Based in vibrant Indianapolis, IN, the Ruth Lilly Medical Library seeks a dynamic, collaborative, and talented Assistant Director for Education and Access Services to assist in planning, coordination, and promotion of instruction, reference, and circulation services. The person in this position will plan, promote, and provide instruction and information services that support the needs of students, residents, faculty, researchers, and staff of the Indiana University School of Medicine ([IUSM]{.caps}). This position will also oversee reference and circulation staff and services.

This is a tenure-track faculty position that will report to the Associate Director of Public Services.

[IUSM]{.caps} is the nation’s largest medical school with nine campuses throughout Indiana. This school is one of the nation’s premiere medical schools and is an innovative leader in medical education, research, and clinical care.

[IUSM]{.caps} is located in Indianapolis on the Indiana University-Purdue University campus. Indianapolis is the 13th largest city in the nation and the state capital, consistently ranking as one of the cleanest and safest cities in the country. Forbes magazine recently listed Indianapolis as one of the 10 best downtowns in the country, with a cost of living below the national average. Please visit to learn more about Indianapolis.


Education and Access Services Responsibilities

  • Works with faculty to integrate evidence-based medicine and information literacy into the medical school curriculum.
  • Participates in instructional services, including designing face-to-face and online instructional materials and teaching classes.
  • Coordinates ongoing training and support for library staff on instructional design and medical education trends and initiatives.
  • Advocates and promotes the value of library instruction services within the institution.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to outstanding public service, initiative, creativity, and enthusiasm for teaching, learning, and working collaboratively.
  • Serves as a liaison to academic and clinical units such as Internal Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and a regional [IUSM]{.caps} campus.
  • Serves on Indiana University School of Medicine curriculum committees.
  • Provides training and guidelines to other public services staff for reference and circulation services.
  • Maintains and reports statistics as needed.
  • Supervision
  • Supervises Access Services Manager and access services staff members.
  • Supervises, hires, and evaluates the work of up to 2 student reference assistants.
  • Coordinates with Access Services Manager to streamline and manage reference and circulation services.
  • Acts as the main back up to the Access Services Manager.
  • Participates in a team approach to providing prompt and effective reference, consultation, and instructional services to students, faculty, and staff.
  • Cultivates partnerships and collaborates with university faculty on projects including teaching, grants, manuscripts, paper, or poster presentations.
  • Contributes to the overall development and innovation of the library and the profession by participating in library, campus, university, state, regional or national meetings, committees, workgroups and task forces or by representing the library on consortia.
  • Develops a full network of contacts within assigned liaison areas (departments/units, institutes, regional [IUSM]{.caps} campuses, and centers) and anticipates and meets their information needs.
  • Identifies opportunities for library partnerships.
  • Works with others to develop and revise programs to respond to changing information needs.
  • Manages and prioritizes time effectively, appropriately balancing job responsibilities, seeking clarification or assistance from the supervisor as issues arise.
  • Maintains current knowledge of the trends and issues in higher education, scholarly communication, research practice, and health care.
  • Pursues an active and ongoing career plan in the areas of job performance, professional development/research support and service. Standards are outlined in the [IUPUI]{.caps} Promotion & Tenure Guidelines:[IUPUI]{.caps}-Guidelines/Resources.
  • Designs and implements a plan for continuing education, continuing professional development and actively contributes to the development of health sciences librarianship through scholarly and service activities.
  • Participates on other projects and initiatives as assigned


  • [ALA]{.caps}-accredited Master’s degree or advanced degree in relevant field.
  • Two years of professional experience in a health sciences library or equivalent experience.
  • Academic coursework in health sciences/health sciences information and/or work experience in health sciences librarianship.
  • Experience in library instruction or other teaching experience, preferably at the college level.
  • Ability to work in a collegial, collaborative work environment and maintain positive professional working relationships with faculty members, supervisor, and peers.
  • Demonstrated record of designing projects and concluding them in a timely fashion.
  • Record of scholarship, teaching, and/or active membership in a professional organization.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong customer service skills and an enthusiastic public services orientation


  • Additional degree in health-related or sciences discipline.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of medical education topics and trends such as evidence-based medicine, entrustable professional activities, and competence-based education.
  • Experience with supervising staff and/or students in a library setting.
  • Coursework or experience in adult education, instructional design, or educational technology.
  • Demonstrated interest in library research in teaching, curriculum design, or information literacy initiatives.
  • Knowledge of and interest in integrating emerging technologies into instructional and/or reference services.
  • Experience with distance education issues (i.e. course management systems and video tutorial creation).
  • Experience with conducting expert searching and/or systematic reviews.

Archived on: 2017-07-10