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Job in Pomona–Associate Director of Reference and Outreach

Posted by Editor on May 29, 2009

General Information: Western University of Health Sciences Harriet K. & Philip Pumerantz Library, located in Pomona, CA, seeks an innovative, energetic, and service-oriented individual to provide outstanding leadership for the library’s division of reference and outreach. Reporting to the Director of the Library, the Associate Director of Reference and Outreach has the primary duty of supervising and developing the library reference department (3 librarians) in all of its functions.  This includes:  manages the activities of reference librarians in liaison and instruction duties and with reference staff input, sets goals and objectives for the department; develops and implements outreach programs and services to students, faculty, and community; collaborates with faculty to provide curriculum embedded instruction; oversees the gathering of information and statistics for use in service improvement; and sets reference staffing policies.

The ideal candidate will be committed to planning and evaluating cutting edge information literacy programs that reflect the varied needs of health sciences students; will collaborate with all other library departments in the continuous improvement of library services; serves as a member of the library department heads group.  Participates in day, evening, and weekend reference desk service and serves as a liaison to appropriate department(s).  Recommends new technologies needed for provision of reference services.

The full position description with instructions on how to apply is listed on the Western University web site,, with links to additional Web sites featuring campus and community information. Beginning salary is $51,500.  Consideration of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled; applications received by June 26, 2009 will receive first consideration

Western University of Health Sciences is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Send resume or direct inquiries to Cherie Dabbs, Human Resources, Western University of Health Sciences,  fax, 909-469-5489; email, An affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.


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