University Library Technician - Contributing

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Department Description
The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research seeks to improve the health of individuals, families, and populations by understanding the problems, issues, and alternatives in the design and delivery of health care services. This is accomplished through an interdisciplinary program of research, consultation, technical assistance, and training that focuses on timely and policy-relevant questions concerning the accessibility, adequacy, organization, cost, and effectiveness of health care services, and the dissemination of this information to policymakers and the general public.
Position Description
The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill requires a library technician to select, proofread and edit new HSRProj records as assigned, and perform modifications and deletions to existing HSRProj records, such as changes in status, investigator(s), and/or end dates. Project records are created and modifications and deletions are tracked in ProCite format. The library technician will be responsible for proofreading new and previously submitted HSRProj records. The library technician will keep detailed daily and monthly logs of activities on the project as well as an accurate count of records received, accepted, and processed for inclusion in the database. The position requires lengthy and specific training due to 1) required meticulous attention to detail, 2) multitasking 3) documenting accomplishments as they happen, 4) the changing nature of the HSRProj database structure, and 5) the need to be responsive to unforeseen requests from the funder. The person in this position is expected to assist the PI with giving the NLM feedback on usability and functionality of the HSRProj database.
Assist project managers with developing and maintaining tracking systems for assigning publication-related information and information about gray literature to HSRProj project records, and may assist the PI with supervision and direction of interested student interns on this task. The library technician will assume a leadership position in contacting information producers of federally-funded products (PubMed, NIH RePORTER, and others) to assist programmers in building a new, automated system to harvest publications data.
The library technician in this position also leads at least 2 library-related demonstrations per year at the Sheps Center based on his or her judgment of pressing topics relevant to the fields of librarianship and health services research, with approval from the Associate Director for Information Services. It is expected that the library technician will take initiative to plan, design, and advertise the classes. Past classes have included PubMed, EndNote, RefWorks, and compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy. The library technician will also be responsible for designing and maintaining PubMed literature search results for requesting staff members on a monthly basis, and in an array of requested formats, including text-only, .htm, ProCite, Microsoft Word, and others as requested.
Manages the workflow of HSRProj contract according to procedures outlined in HSRProj procedures manuals. Selects, edits, enhances, and proofreads new records for the database; reviews data and performs modifications to existing records. Number of records processed is 1800 to 2100/contract year. Enhances records with data from reputable Web sites, and contacts project investigators directly via email when a problem or data omission cannot be resolved via Web searching. Creates templates for emailing investigators. Shares relevant projects with Center employees. With assistance from the project's Principal Investigator, directs the work of a research assistant proofreader and a programmer. Updates procedures manuals. Prepares reports for the funder. Keeps statistics about sources of records received for inclusion in HSRProj.
Other duties. Effectively constructs and delivers monthly My NCBI PubMed searches in a variety of formats. Provides support and instruction (classes) for PubMed, EndNote, RefWorks, and ProCite software, or other timely topics. Tracks impact of publications. Catalogs materials for the reference collection and Rural/Policy File. Removes material from collections. Updates the Library's Web content. Assists with literature search planning and updates for systematic reviews and other projects of the RTI-UNC Evidence-based Practice Center.
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements
High school diploma or equivalency and two years of experience in library services, office support, or related field; or equivalent combination of training and experience.
Preferred Qualifications
Master's degree in library or information science or a related discipline; or equivalent combination of training and experience. Degree must be received from appropriately accredited (ALA) institutions. One year of experience working in an academic library or health library setting.
The preferred candidate will have demonstrated skills working with health services, health sciences, public health, and/or social sciences disciplines preferred. Preference will be given to candidates with extensive project management and database experience. Preference will also be given to candidates with proficiency in the greatest number of National Library of Medicine products.
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Position Type: Permanent Staff (SPA)
Is this an internal only recruitment?: No
Position Title: University Library Technician - Contributing
Working Title: University Library Technician
Position Number: 20001286
Vacancy ID: P002676
Budgeted Hiring Range: $25,900 - $39,039
Salary Grade Equivalent: 59
Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited: Full-Time Time-Limited
If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment: 3 years
Hours per week: 40
Department Name and Number: Sheps Ctr for Hlth Serv Res-633100
Date First Posted: 11/13/2014
Closing Date: 11/28/2014
Position Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Position Posting Category: Libraries
Stimulus/ARRA Funded: No

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