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Employment Opportunities

Director, Library Operations

University of Miami Miller School of Medicine
Miami, Florida

Salary: Not Specified

Status: Full-time

Posted: November 22, 2010



We invite applications from team-oriented, creative, energetic leaders to serve as Deputy Director/Director of Library Operations in the Department of Health Informatics, Miller School of Medicine, University of Miami.

The Department of Health Informatics includes teaching, research and community service programs in the academic discipline of health informatics, biomedical communications (graphical arts and photography) and two medical libraries (Louis Calder Memorial Library and the University of Miami Hospital Library).  The libraries have an excellent track record of client-oriented achievements provided by 37 FTE faculty and staff.  Our strategic vision includes ever-expanding partnerships throughout the University, other institutions and organizations, the South Florida community, regional and national library consortia and international collaborators.

The medical libraries serve the Miller School of Medicine, graduate programs, the University of Miami Health System and Jackson Health System.  The Department of Health Informatics reports to the Senior Vice-President for Medical Affairs and Dean of the Miller School of Medicine.
Located in sub-tropical metropolitan Miami, the University of Miami/Jackson Memorial Medical Center has internationally renowned medical and graduate education programs, patient care services and research programs.  Programs include the Regional Campus at Boca Raton, Bascom Palmer Eye Institute, Miami Institute for Human Genomics, Diabetes Research Institute, Miami Project to Cure Paralysis, Comprehensive AIDS Program, Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the University of Miami Hospital.  Other programs are taught and administered on the University of Miami Coral Gables campus, 14 miles to the south and at the Rosensthiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science on Key Biscayne.

Summary of Job Responsibilities
The Depty Director/Director of Library Operations works under the general direction of the Chairman of Health Informatics and Executive Director of Medical Libraries and Biomedical Communications, performing professional administrative duties that include supervising daily operation of the libraries. The Director of Library Operations shares responsibility with the Chairman and Executive Director for development of the strategic direction, overall program development, library evaluation, policy formulation, and coordination and delivery of library activities. This individual helps optimize library service delivery through effective and ethical stewardship.

Job Description
This key senior level position is responsible for the library’s day-to-day operations.  The person in this position:

  • Administers a wide range of library divisions, services, personnel, programs, collections, technologies and projects in support of university and library strategic goals 
  • Supervises medical library public services, access services, and technical services
  • Participates in library financial management
  • Drafts library policies and procedures
  • Manages library operations in the absence of the Chairman and Executive Director
  • Conducts research, develops curriculum and teaches, writes publications and delivers presentations as appropriate to obtain promotion and retention as a librarian faculty member
  • Participates in librarian faculty reviews
  • Gathers and analyzes statistical (AAHSL, CONBLS, ARL) and client service reports to inform evidence-based management decisions
  • Coordinates and edits annual reports
  • Participates in the preparation of the library budget
  • Performs other duties as assigned or as the situation dictates within the scope of this classification

Required Qualifications:
 ALA-accredited MLS. Minimum of 15 years progressively responsible experience in health science libraries. Demonstrated ability to successfully establish goals, manage projects and people, set reasonable time frames for accomplishing tasks, and effectively meet deadlines. Knowledge of current and developing library trends and technology, and an appreciation of their impact on libraries. Ability to manage concurrent multiple tasks. Excellent organizational, planning, interpersonal, communication and written skills. Strong customer service orientation. Ability to interact effectively with all levels of students, staff and faculty. Must be flexible and capable of working successfully individually, as well as in teams, in a changing library environment. Public speaking and presentation skills.

Preferred Qualifications
 Leadership in any of the following: analysis of statistical trends, collection development, health informatics, community engagement, hospital libraries, online education, project and program evaluation, historic and special collections, scholarly communication, and shared and consortium purchasing.  Experience in contract negotiation, securing grant and contract funding, and income generation desired.  Bilingual English/Spanish is helpful.

Submit letter of application addressing qualifications for the position, resume or vita, and names, titles, addresses, and telephone numbers of five professional references to Kimberly A. Loper:  Materials that cannot be electronically transmitted should be sent to: Calder Memorial Library, Attn.: Kimberly A. Loper, 1601 NW 10th Ave (R950), Miami, FL 33136.

Compensation and Benefits
Appointment at the rank of Librarian Associate Professor. Competitive salary based on qualifications. Relocation assistance will be offered. Other benefits include support for professional development, librarian faculty appointment at the rank of librarian associate professor or higher, tuition remission, retirement package, 22 vacation days, 22 sick days and 5 floating holidays per year. 

The University and the libraries have a strong commitment to achieving diversity among faculty and staff. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Inquiries and nominations welcome, contact Mary Moore, Ph.D., Executive Director, Calder Memorial Library and Biomedical Communications and Chair, Department of Health Informatics at 305-243-6424 or

Applicants will be contacted by Kimberly Loper for an interview. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.





Louis Calder Memorial Library
P.O. Box 016950 (R-950)
Miami, FL 33101
(305) 243-6403
University of Miami
Miller School of Medicine
University of Miami Health System
Biomedical Communications
P.O. Box 016960 (R-4)
Miami, FL 33101
(305) 243-6783

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