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The Oregon Health & Science University (OHSU) Library in Portland seeks a creative, dynamic, and innovative Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Content Management and Systems (CMS).

The Institution:

OHSU is the state's only comprehensive academic health center and is made up of the Schools of Dentistry, Medicine, and Nursing; College of Pharmacy; numerous Centers and Institutes; OHSU Healthcare; and related programs. With over $340 million in annual funded research, OHSU has just launched the Knight Cancer Challenge, a $1 billion campaign. The OHSU Library, the largest health sciences library in Oregon, serves the faculty, staff, and students of OHSU, as well as health professionals and residents of the State of Oregon. The OHSU Library staff provides services in support of teaching, research, and patient care.

The OHSU Library Content Management and Systems department has three main areas of focus: collection development, acquisitions, and resource management; digital collections and metadata; and data, systems, and technology. With a $3.6 million annual budget, CMS provides diverse collections in support of world-class clinical, research, and academic programs. Digital initiatives are a major priority, from special collections to new modes of scholarly communication. In support of library and campus programs, most library systems are being migrated to cloud-based solutions.

Two unique features of the OHSU Library are the Ontology Development Group (ODG) and the relationship with the Orbis Cascade Alliance (the Alliance). Through local, national, and international partnerships, ODG strives to promote research innovations, service development, and education through semantically enabled technologies for the purposes of data management and publication, research reproducibility, and the building of novel tools for biomedical data exploration. An active participant in the Alliance, the OHSU Library is implementing the consortium’s ambitious Strategic Agenda to push boundaries, change the landscape, and inspire the profession. OHSU Library staff members have played key roles in the Alliance shared ebook collection, collaborative technical services, consortium-wide migration a cloud-based Shared Integrated Library System, and other initiatives. The Library also includes Administration, Historical Collections and Archives, and Information and Research Services Departments.

The Position:

Reporting to the University Librarian, the AUL for Content Management and Systems provides leadership, vision, and management for the OHSU Library’s collections, content creation and dissemination, and systems and web development programs. As a senior member of the library management team, this position takes an active part in strategic planning; sets goals and objectives; serves on the Library Council which includes representatives from management, professional, and classified staff; supervises 5.0 FTE of professional, 4.0 FTE of library technician, and 1.0 FTE of student staff; and collaborates with campus, community, and regional partners to provide services to the OHSU education, research, and clinical communities, and residents of the State of Oregon. As a member of the Library Faculty, the AUL for Content Management and Systems participates in planning, policy formation, and decision-making relating to health sciences services, collections, and technologies. This position requires scholarship and service that contributes to the effectiveness of the Library, the University, and the profession.

Required Qualifications: Accredited graduate degree in an appropriate discipline (e.g. library, information, or computer science); 8 years of professional experience in an academic library or equivalent, 5 years of supervisory experience, and work experience in a health or biomedical science environment; demonstrated success in mentoring, developing, and empowering staff with a collaborative and open approach; positive leadership style and ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment; experience with strategic planning and project management; proven ability to develop and manage budgets; established record of successful partnerships with campus and consortial organizations; demonstrated success in developing, managing, and providing access to physical and electronic collections; broad knowledge of metadata strategies, data representation, and their application in health sciences and libraries; experience with change management; history of scholarship, teaching, and/or active leadership in professional organizations.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with academic health sciences research; champion of teamwork and collaboration; evidence of initiative and flexibility; success in obtaining grant funding; experience with assessment methodologies and tools; extensive knowledge of and practical experience with information technology; active membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals or equivalent.

Rank and Salary: This is a non-tenured, twelve-month faculty position at the level of Associate Professor or Professor. Salary and benefits are competitive and commensurate with qualifications and experience, minimum $65,000.

Applications and Nominations: To apply please visit and search for position IRC 43073. Applications should include a resume, a letter of introduction, and contact information for three references. Screening of applications will commence immediately and continue until the position is filled. OHSU is an AA/EO employer.

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Position Type: Employee
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Contact Information
Maia Siufanua
OHSU Library
3181 SW Sam Jackson Park Rd
Portland, 97239