POSITION VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT
Program Director, Borland Health Sciences Library
The Borland Health Sciences Library Program Director position is open at a dynamic and exciting time with new and heightened interest in building research capacity and educational programs at the Health Science Center Jacksonville campus. Planned renovations of the Borland Library will center it as a campus hub for learning and knowledge sharing. This year-round (12 month) tenure track library faculty position will lead the operations of the Borland Library into this new environment and situate the library to meet the continually evolving information needs of the educational, research and clinical missions of UF Health Jacksonville.
We seek an innovative thinker and strong leader with personnel and project management experience. Collaboration and communication skills are key to success in this position. Experience with, and a passion for making health information accessible to a broad range of users as well as a track record of relationship building skills are required. We are seeking candidates who bring culturally-rich lived experiences to seek out and work with individuals of diverse backgrounds, experiences, races, ethnicities, genders, sexual orientation, and perspectives. The Program Director is also expected to pursue professional development opportunities, research, publication, and professional service activities in order to meet library-wide criteria for tenure and promotion.
The search will remain open until November 30, 2020, and review of applications will begin on November 16, 2020. For a full description of the position and instructions on how to apply, please refer to the George A. Smathers Libraries faculty recruitment webpage at http://library.ufl.edu/pers/FacultyPositions.html.
The University of Florida is an equal opportunity employer and is strongly committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. Applicants from a broad spectrum of people, including members of ethnic minorities and disabled persons, are especially encouraged to apply.
Address inquiries to Bonnie J. Smith, Smathers Libraries Human Resources Office, at: [email protected].
Tom is originally from Brooklyn N.Y but has spent his entire professional career in South Carolina, most recently as Head of Reference Services at the College of Charleston. As part of the Against the Grain and Charleston Conference team, he serves as the associate editor of the print ATG as well as the co-editor of the webpage. Tom’s conference duties include coordinating the Penthouse Suite interviews as well as the conference poster sessions.
He received his MLS from the University of Buffalo, SUNY and a second master’s in public administration from the College of Charleston and the Univ. of South Carolina. His wife Carol and he live in downtown Charleston and she is an artist and a tour guide offering historic walking tours of the city.