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Information Research Assistant, Munson Healthcare, Traverse City, MI

Munson Healthcare, located in Traverse City, Michigan, has an immediate opening for a full time Information Research Assistant. This is a benefited position. Work hours are Monday-Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm. Salary range is $19.27- $30.1l. For a complete job description and/or to apply online go to:



The Information Research Assistant (IRA) is responsible for the daily support functions of the department.  This includes but is not limited to:  serials management, circulation system services, Document Delivery, information literacy instruction, current awareness services, acquisitions, cataloging, Information Desk reception, and oversight of clerical and volunteer staff as applicable.


Education & Experience:

  • Bachelor's Degree in the Health Sciences
  • Minimum of two years' experience in an academic medical center, hospital or community health library


Skills & Abilities 

  • Demonstrated knowledge of information management hardware and software applications
  • Ability to provide information literacy instruction
  • Knowledge of Windows environment, Microsoft Office Suite for word processing, database management and spread sheet applications
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Communication: ability to demonstrate interpersonal and collaborative communication skills and convey complex concepts
  • Leadership skills: ability to adapt to change in a fast-paced service oriented information environment and to effectively work with a team of diverse individuals with varying skill sets
  • Analytical thinking and decisive judgment: ability to analyze issues and problems systematically, gather broad and balanced input, draw sound conclusions and translate conclusions into timely decisions and actions
  • Teamwork: ability to collaborate within own unit and across boundaries; acknowledge others' contributions; work effectively with others; and be willing to seek help as needed
  • Learning and knowledge sharing: open to new ideas; shares own knowledge; applies knowledge in daily work; builds partnerships for learning and knowledge sharing

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