KCOM - Campus Library Head/Assistant University Library Director

Mesa, AZ

A.T. Still University

The A.T. Still University Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (ATSU-KCOM) Memorial Library is seeking an experienced health sciences librarian to lead a campus library team in the role of Campus Library Head/Assistant University Library Director. This role is responsible for the overall management of the Missouri Branch of the A.T. Still Memorial Library and assists in the leadership of the university library as a whole. They will lead the library’s provision of support services for the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (KCOM), Missouri School of Dentistry & Oral Health (MOSDOH), and the College of Graduate Health Studies (CGHS). They will provide library liaison services to one or more of these schools. They will support faculty and students in leading an evidence-based model of clinical care. They will provide leadership and supervision of six team members. They will assist the University Library Director in the planning and administration of the library department and related initiatives.

Principal Job Duties include:
  • Leads the staff in providing a broad range of library services to three schools (DO, dental, and online health sciences) for both residential and online students across two geographical locations in Missouri (Kirksville, MO and St Louis, MO)
  • Serves as the library liaison for one or two colleges located on the Missouri Campus
  • Provides instructional support in the use of evidence for clinical practice to students, develops library collections, and supports faculty research efforts
  • Supports the University Library Director in strategic planning, budget development, program direction and coordination, as well as employee recruitment
  • Oversees the daily operations of a 22,000 sq ft library branch leading a team of six employees to provide excellent customer services to students, faculty, and staff
  • Leads outreach efforts and engages faculty, staff and students about library services
  • Participates in library university committees, the regional MOBIUS consortium, national professional organizations, and disseminates best professional practices developed by the library
  • Prepares and manages the campus library budget

  • ALA-accredited MLS degree or equivalent
  • Five years’ experience in a health sciences library or health sciences liaison role strongly preferred
  • 1-2 years of mangerial experience preferred
  • Advanced skills in searching health sciences literature using biomedical databases such as PubMed and CINAHL
  • Knowledge of and experience with evidence-based medicine practice, research data, and tools for demonstrating research impact
  • Demonstrated experience in developing, designing, and teaching course-integrated information literacy sessions in academic health sciences or clinical environments

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Use of assessment data to inform continuous improvement of instructional practices and materials
  • Experience with evaluation and assessment of instructional practices and materials
  • Experience with library outreach and marketing activities
  • Experience working within a library liaison program
  • Involvement with systematic reviews or other formal literature reviews
  • Knowledge of the scholarly publishing process



Innovative: Consistently introduces new ideas and demonstrates original thinking


Masters or better.


Creative Thinking Intermediate
Results Oriented Intermediate
Organizing Intermediate
Problem Solving Ability Intermediate
Management Intermediate
Analytical Intermediate
Communication Intermediate


1-2 years: Supervisory experience5 year(s): Experience in an academic or medical library or other equivalent experience Posted: 09/17/2021