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Job Ad: Director, Weill Cornell Medical Library, New York, NY

The Samuel J. Wood Library and the C.V. Starr Biomedical Information Center is the information hub of the Weill Cornell Medical Center.  The Director of the Library is responsible for the strategic planning, management, budgeting, marketing, and administration of library resources and services as well as the Archives of the New York-Presbyterian Weill Cornell Medical Center. The Director will also be critical in leading the Library through its transformation to a next generation facility. Reporting directly to the Chief Information Officer, the Director of the Library will partner with other informatics thought leaders at WCMC in imagining, creating, and managing a dynamic, modern information research facility to support education, research, and clinical care for the next generation and beyond.

A Masters or PhD in Library Science is expected but candidates with non-traditional backgrounds will be considered if their experience is consistent with the vision for a modern, digital medical library.

Candidates must have the ability to meet WCMC requirements for appointment at the academic rank of Associate Librarian or Librarian, including a record of professional achievement, research/scholarship and service.

A grasp of modern medical education, research, and clinical care and the information resources needed to support them is critical. Most important, we are seeking a strong leader with a mature sense of priorities and solid practical experience who can plan and execute within the framework of organizational resources and show the way beyond apparent limitations. Such a leader is politically savvy, a strong systems thinker, flexible, and has a strong sense of mission and a good sense of humor.

A complete job description can be found at http://library.weill.cornell.edu/about/career.html or by writing Dr. Curtis Cole at cio@med.cornell.edu . Interested parties are encouraged to send a cover letter and CV by early October though applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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