Director of Dana Medical Library
Monday, March 25, 2019 12:00 AM

Director of Dana Medical Library

Job Title: Director of Dana Medical Library
Job ID: F1276PO
Location: University of Vermont
Full/Part Time: 
Annual Salary: 
Closing Date: 

Job Description:

The University of Vermont Libraries seeks an experienced librarian to lead the Dana Medical Library. The Dana Medical Library provides high quality medical and health sciences information and services that support the educational, research and patient care needs of the Larner College of Medicine, the College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and the University of Vermont Medical Center. The Library also provides access to health information to the citizens of Vermont. This position directs all phases of Library operations, including developing policies, coordinating and planning for services, and supervising a team of seven faculty librarians and 11 staff. The Director reports to the Dean of Libraries and works collaboratively with other units within the Libraries: Collection Management Services, Special Collections, Information & Instruction Services, and Access and Technology Services. We welcome candidates whose experience in libraries, research, or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to excellence in diversity and inclusion.


•Responsible for the overall administration of Dana Medical Library functions, including planning, staffing, budgeting, delivery, and evaluation of the full range of academic library collections and services to the Larner College of Medicine, College of Nursing and Health Sciences, and the University of Vermont Medical Center.
•Cultivates relationships with the primary communities served as well as the larger academic community, alumni, community, and business agencies and other academic health science libraries to promote responsive services and create new initiatives in support of teaching, learning, research, and patient care
•Leads library faculty and staff in developing strategic initiatives and implementing collaborative policies and programs 
•Promotes a positive work environment by practicing transparent management based on clear communication, openness to ideas, and input 
•Provides leadership in the University of Vermont Libraries’ planning and operations


•MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program or international equivalent
•Minimum of six years professional library experience with progressive responsibilities
•Excellent facilitation, interpersonal, and communication skills
•Demonstrated success in management, supervision, and mentoring
•Demonstrated experience with planning and budgeting
•Knowledge of curriculum design and program assessment 
•Broad understanding of health informatics
•Experience in a health-sciences setting
•Creative and scholarly work and service commitment commensurate with appointment to the level of Library Associate Professor or above


•Academic library experience
•Strong user-focused public services orientation
•AHIP certification or other demonstrated commitment to continuing professional development
•Experience integrating evidence-based medicine or evidence-based practice skills into curricula
•Grant-writing experience

The University is especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic institution. Applicants are requested to include in their cover letter information about their commitment to diversity and how they will further this goal. For more information on diversity at the University of Vermont, see

The search will remain open until the position is filled. For best consideration, complete applications should be received no later than March 31, 2019.


The University of Vermont (UVM), established in 1791, is Vermont’s public university and the largest institution of higher education in the state, with 13,000 degree students enrolled in nine schools and colleges. UVM is known as a small, premier research institution, combining the faculty-student relationships found at small liberal arts colleges with the resources of a major research institution. UVM Libraries, comprised of Howe Library, Dana Medical Library, and Silver Special Collections Library, delivers distinctive and outstanding service to the campus community and the State of Vermont through excellence in instruction, innovation in research and scholarship, and dedication to public service.

The Larner College of Medicine, founded in 1882, is the nation’s seventh oldest medical school and is widely recognized for innovation in education and research. Together, the UVMLarner College of Medicine and UVM Medical Center comprise the only tertiary/quaternary academic medical center in Vermont and offer state-of-the-art clinical, research, and educational facilities. UVMMC is part of the University of Vermont Health Network: Central Vermont Medical Center in Berlin, VT; Porter Medical Center in Middlebury, VT; Champlain Valley Physicians’ Hospital in Plattsburgh, NY; Alice Hyde Medical Center in Malone, NY; and Elizabethtown Hospital in Elizabethtown, NY. The College of Nursing and Health Sciences offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs that prepare students for careers in a variety of health care disciplines. USA Today ranked UVM among the “10 Best Colleges to Study Health Professions” for its number of quality majors within the field, small class sizes, and collaborative learning with professors.

UVM is located in Burlington, Vermont, which has consistently been named a top city to live in. Uniquely situated near both Lake Champlain and the Green Mountains, the surrounding area offers easy access to a variety of outdoor activities year-round. Burlington enjoys a progressive economy, excellent school systems, a dynamic and stimulating cultural scene, and a vibrant and diverse social life. It is also within a short distance of several major metropolitan areas, including Montreal, Boston and New York City.

The University of Vermont is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other category legally protected by federal or state law. The University encourages applications from all individuals who will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the institution.

How To Apply

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