Job Ad: Assistant/Associate Director, Westchester County, NY
Assistant/Associate Director, Resource Management Division, Health Sciences Library, New York Medical College, Westchester County, NY
The Health Sciences Library of New York Medical College seeks either an Assistant or Associate Director, Resource Management Division Librarian, depending on knowledge and experience. New York Medical College, a member of the Touro College and University System, is located in Valhalla, in beautiful Westchester County, New York, 450 square-miles of diverse living, with tiny river towns, suburban villages and urban centers. One of the best things about NYMC’s location is its proximity to New York City, with bus, train or car options to get you there in as little as 30 minutes. The Health Sciences Library serves more than 4500 faculty, employees, students, residents and fellows on a vibrant and growing campus now with our Schools of Medicine, Health Sciences and Practice, and Basic Medical Sciences.
Job Description & Requirements:
As a member of the senior management team, incumbent will manage the daily operations of Resources Management: acquisitions, serials, cataloging, and archiving as well as licensing electronic resources and collection development. Will be responsible for developing grants and projects for external funding sources; maintain the SERHOLD and OCLC holding records; coordinate the development and maintenance of library databases; manage materials budget. Incumbent will chair the library’s internal Collection Development committee and its activities, as well as serve as staff to the Faculty Senate Library and Academic Support Committee. Incumbent will be responsible for technical services staff recruitment, training and development keeping up with the latest trends.
Required: ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science with at least 5 years’ experience in an academic health sciences library environment, an integrated library system, cataloging, and effective management of multiple functions. Solid working knowledge and expertise in cataloging, archives, database development and maintenance are also required. Specifically, knowledge must include AACR2, MARC, NLM, LC classification, authority control and bibliographic utilities; understanding of technical services, archives, workflows and trends. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills expected, as well as demonstrated organizational abilities to develop and manage staff. Eligible membership in MLA Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) preferred.
Note: Assistant or associate director level based upon knowledge and experience of the candidate.