AORN, the Association of periOperative Registered Nurses, is headquartered in southeast Denver and has an opening for a Manager for our Library, the AORN Research & Information Center (ARIC). We are a progressive, well-funded membership association for nurses who work in the operating room. The ARIC librarians support the evidence-based research needs of our nursing staff. This is a great opportunity to play a key role in the creation of guidelines that promote perioperative patient safety.
The Manager, AORN Research & Information Center (ARIC) directs the overall operations & administration of the library. S/he develops strategies, tactics, and approaches to support the mission, vision, and values of AORN. S/he plans, organizes, and manages systems, services and staff to support the evidence-based needs of the nursing staff, with a focus on the Perioperative Standards and Recommended Practices. The responsibilities of the Manager, ARIC include: formulating and implementing a print & electronic acquisitions strategy; building and adhering to the budget for this strategy; effective management of the collection; negotiating vendor contracts and managing vendor relationships; utilizing state of the art library science processes and technology; developing strategies for improving efficiency and effectiveness; being an external and internal advocate of the ARIC team and role; and leading and setting priorities for the ARIC staff based on AORN strategic priorities, as well as, when needed, personally conducting complex literature searches of health sciences resources. S/he is also responsible for the collection and maintenance of the AORN archives and the day‑to‑day operations of ARIC.
Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited program; at least 5 years’ professional library experience and at least 2 years’ experience managing people; familiarity with health sciences resources
Amy Stuhmer, Manager of Human Resources