Oregon Health & Science University

Head, Learning & Information Services

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
BI.Library Main Operations
Salary Range
Minimum $97,000, commensurate with experience
Monday - Friday
Flexible, 40 hours per week
HR Mission
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The OHSU Library, the largest health sciences library in Oregon, serves the faculty, staff, and students of OHSU, as well as health professionals and residents of the State of Oregon. Our mission is to advance the effective, efficient, and ethical use of information in support of education, research, and healthcare. Working in collaboration with Library team members, peer managers, and leaders across the OHSU campus community, the Head of Learning and Information Services will lead the planning, development, and evaluation of the Library's educational and information services for OHSU's education, research, and clinical communities. This includes curriculum and instructional design, development, and assessment that supports institution-wide and program-specific information literacy learning outcomes; literature searching and reference support for research and clinical care; and citation and information management support. The Head of Learning and Information Services partners with stakeholders within and outside of the Library to envision, prototype, implement, and continuously improve solutions to emerging information and educational challenges and opportunities. The Head of Learning and Information Services is a member of the Library's management team, supervises an engaged team of faculty librarians, and reports to the University Librarian.

Function/Duties of Position

  • Directs and strategically expands the Library’s engagement with the curricula of OHSU schools, residency programs, and other educational activities.
  • Leads the Library’s Learning and Information Services team in providing high-quality and user-oriented services to support the discovery, application, and management of information to advance education, research, and clinical excellence.
  • Supervises and supports the progression of 5.0 FTE of faculty at various career stages and academic ranks.
  • Assesses and aligns the team structure and distribution of responsibilities to facilitate the success of the Library’s learning and information services and the well-being, engagement, and professional success of team members.
  • Fosters an inclusive and diverse environment, including in the management of faculty and staff, strategic planning and change management, and pedagogical approaches.
  • Proactively engages with and applies advances in health sciences librarianship and information literacy instruction and assessment to the library's practices.
  • Builds relationships with leaders and units in OHSU’s education and clinical missions to inform and grow Library services and outreach.
  • Acts as an ambassador for the OHSU Library’s Learning and Information Services team and its contributions, including creating and championing data-driven stories about the Library’s impact on institutional and individual success.
  • Collaborates with team members and managers across the Library to coordinate, assess, and market resources and services.
  • Represents the Library on institutional committees and ensures multi-directional knowledge sharing.
  • Serves on the Library Management Team and contributes to creating, evaluating, and advancing new ideas and initiatives.
  • Participates as a leader in library-wide goal setting, budgeting, policy formation, and decision-making.
  • Provides reference services and information literacy instruction as needed.
  • As a faculty member, creates and contributes to scholarship and research; engages in service to institutional, regional, national, and international professional organizations and initiatives.

Required Qualifications

  • Relevant graduate degree, such as a Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science (MLS), Education (M.Ed), or other related areas of study.
  • Substantial supervisory experience with demonstrated success in supporting collaboration and professional growth and well-being.
  • Demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion as evidenced in leadership and pedagogical approaches.
  • Substantial knowledge of academic health sciences libraries or health sciences education, such as nursing education, undergraduate medical education, or graduate medical education.
  • Experience designing and implementing information literacy curricula or instruction in an academic health sciences environment.
  • Experience assessing library instruction and library services.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and grow strategic relationships, ideally with academic or clinical stakeholders and leaders.
  • Excellent communication skills and substantial outreach experience.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills; ability to manage multiple, shifting priorities.
  • Demonstrated organizational change management skills and experience, including the ability to foster a capacity for change in others.
  • Demonstrated project management skills and experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in assessing information literacy learning outcomes, ideally in a health sciences education setting.

  • Experience in grant writing and successfully securing external funding support.

  • Knowledge of consumer health services and related issues, such as health misinformation and disinformation.

  • Knowledge of current and emerging issues, practices, trends, and technologies, with experience applying them in ways that support critical pedagogy, antiracist, and/or inclusive teaching and learning, preferably in academic or health sciences environments.

  • Knowledge of emerging technologies, such as generative artificial intelligence (GAI), in health sciences education, research, and healthcare.

All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.


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