WMU Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine

  • Informationist/Medical Librarian

    Job Locations US-MI-Kalamazoo
    Posted Date 3 weeks ago(6/25/2018 10:25 AM)
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  • Overview

    Western Michigan University School of Medicine (www.med.wmich.edu) seeks a Informationist/Medical Librarian to provide library services to support teaching and learning, research productivity and patient care. Coordinates and administers the formal educational efforts of the Library including developing instructional materials, research guides, web tutorial and support services to guide WMed stakeholders through the world’s recorded knowledge. Provides instruction and consultation in bibliographic research methods, health literacy and ethical scholarship including avoidance of plagiarism and respect for copyright.


    • Instructs on effective searching and evaluation of results for biomedical databases, evidence-based clinical resources, and point-of-care tools.
    • Provides consultation on how to use and retrieve literature and effectively manage citations with bibliographic management tools.
    • Develops self-instruction programs for information literacy skills and assessment tools to gauge student learning.
    • Delivers library instruction using technology tools including course management system, mobile and tablet devices, screen casting and web conferencing.
    • Co-teaches orientation sessions, course-integrated instruction and workshops.
    • Responsible for outreach and marketing activities to promote awareness of the Library’s resources and services.
    • Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of services, policies and procedures.
    • Evaluates information resources and integrates new technologies in delivery of health information services.
    • Supplies, organizes, and manages content on the Library’s web page and medical school media channels.
    • Participates on medical school committees to support teaching, research, and clinical care activities.
    • Ability to work occasional rotations for evening and weekend hours as scheduled.


    • Master’s degree required, preferably from a library or information sciences program accredited by the American Library Association.
    • A bachelor’s degree in the life or health sciences preferred.
    • Academy of Health Information Professionals credential preferred.
    • Skill in teaching adult learners.
    • Ability to create and deliver user-centered information literacy instruction.
    • Familiarity with assessment tools to evaluate and guide Library strategic planning.
    • Demonstrated interest and aptitude for technologies relevant to medical education and clinical practice.
    • Willingness to contribute to the profession through scholarly publications and service activities.
    • High degree of organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills.
    • Maintains current knowledge of the trends and issues in higher education, scholarly communication, research practice and health care.

    About Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine


    As one of the newer US medical schools, WMed is an exciting environment to pursue an academic career. The medical school is a collaboration of Western Michigan University, which ranks among the 50 largest colleges and universities and among the top 100 national public doctoral universities in the US, and Kalamazoo's two teaching hospitals, Borgess Health and Bronson Healthcare. The medical school is a private 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation supported by private gifts, clinical revenues, research activities, tuition, and endowment income. WMed was granted full accreditation by the Liaison Committee on Medical Education in February 2018 and candidate status by the Higher Learning Commission in 2016. The inaugural medical student class graduated in May 2018 after completing the innovative, patient-centered four-year CLEAR curriculum that prepares them to be exceptional clinicians, leaders, educators, advocates, and researchers or tomorrow. There are more than 200 residents and fellows in ten residencies and three fellowships accredited by the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education (ACGME). WMed is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) for continuing medical education. The School of Medicine Clinics are housed in a modern 60,000 square foot clinical building on the Oakland Drive Campus and are accredited by The Joint Commission with recognition by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) as a Patient-Centered Medical Home. The 350,000 square foot educational building on the W.E. Upjohn M.D. Campus located in downtown Kalamazoo underwent a $78 million renovation and expansion project including a state-of-the-art Simulation Center and two laboratory research floors. The Innovation Center on the Parkview Campus is a life science, technology, and engineering incubator serving the earliest startups to maturing companies with subsidized, low-cost laboratory, office and conference space, high quality scientific equipment and expertise, and a wide range of support services. 


    Kalamazoo is a wonderful and vibrant city, located midway between Chicago and Detroit. It is a short distance from Lake Michigan, and home to two nationally ranked institutions of higher learning, Western Michigan University and Kalamazoo College. Kalamazoo is known for its community focus and emphasis on access to quality education at all levels. The Kalamazoo Promise is a nationally renowned program in which graduates of Kalamazoo Public Schools receive free tuition to attend public and private colleges in Michigan. At the other end of the educational continuum, the Kalamazoo Ready 4s program ensures that every 4-year-old in Kalamazoo County has the opportunity to attend a high-quality pre-kindergarten program, regardless of ability to pay. Kalamazoo and Michigan provide extensive entertainment and recreational activities, including opportunities to enjoy the outdoors, unique restaurants and shops, and a strong culture supporting the arts.


    Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is an Equal Employment Opportunity /Affirmative Action employer of females, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and protected veterans, and actively strives to increase diversity within its community. We provide a drug- and tobacco-free workplace.

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