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Is There a Shortage of Qualified Librarians for the Future’s Needs?

Monday, September 8th, 2014

“Labor shortages also will hit shrinking and slow-growing professions such as plant operators, librarians and sea captains because there simply aren’t enough young workers to fill the remaining positions after current workers retire.”

Well, I think out there in I-Need-a-Job Land there is a disconnect with many people thinking information and communication technologies (and, sadly, a general dumbing down of the US in math, science, and reading) is making librarianship obsolete. There should be more than rays of hope in this.

http://online.wsj.com/articles/help-wanted-librarians-sea-captains-1409631004

Job Ad: Biomedical and Translational Research Librarian, Stony Brook, NY

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Listed among the top 1 percent of all universities in the world by Times Higher Education World University Rankings, Stony Brook is home to more than 24,000 undergraduate, graduate and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff, including those employed at Stony Brook Medicine, Long Island’s premier academic medical center and teaching hospital. With 603 beds, Stony Brook Hospital is the region’s only tertiary care center and Regional Trauma Center. The University is a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities and co-manager of nearby Brookhaven National Laboratory.

 

Required Qualifications: ALA accredited Master degree of Library/Information sciences. Master’s Degree in a science or health sciences related field. Three or more years of experience as a full-time science or health science librarian in a higher education institution.

 

Full position description and application information:

 

http://129.49.246.221/about-us/employment/biomedical-and-translational-research-librarian/

Job Ad: Director, Health Sciences Libraries, Philadelphia, PA

Monday, September 8th, 2014

Director

Health Sciences Libraries

Temple University

The Temple University Health Sciences Libraries seek an engaged and inspired Director to lead an energized and user-focused staff. Headquartered at the Simmy and Harry Ginsburg Library, the Libraries serve the information needs of the schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Podiatry, the College of Health Professions & Social Work, and Temple University Hospital. For more information about Temple, visit: http://www.temple.edu/about/.

Description:

ReportingtotheDeanofUniversityLibraries, theDirector oftheHealthSciences Libraries isaseniorlibrary administratorwith management,leadership,andpolicy andplanningresponsibilities. TheHealthSciences libraries-includingtheSimmyandHarryGinsburg Library ontheHealthSciencesCampus andthe Charles E.Krausz Libraryat the Schoolof Podiatric Medicine-primarilyservethe schools of Medicine,Dentistry,Pharmacy,andPodiatry; theCollegeofHealthProfessionsandSocialWork; andTemple University Hospital. The Director providesleadership, visionandplanninginsupportoftheschools, colleges,andprogramsserved bytheHealthSciencesLibraries and ensuresthattheLibraries’missionandgoalsareinalignment withthoseoftheUniversity, theHealthSciencesCenter,andtheUniversitylibraries. The Director worksdirectly withthedeansandassociatedeansintheschoolsandcollegestoensure that thelibraryismeetingtheteachingandresearchneedsofthefacultyandstudents and representsthe Librariesasaresource library within the NationalNetworkof libraries ofMedicine. Performs other duties as assigned.

  • Participatesinstrategic planning for the Libraries, thedevelopmentofnewinitiatives,settingpriorities,andthedevelopmentofcoordinated policiesandprocedures.
  • CoordinatestheoveralloperationoftheHealthSciencesLibraries, includingallpublic, technical, and administrativeservices.
  • Monitors the health sciences environment for the latest developments in technology infrastructure and electronic resources and guides decision making in choosing appropriate technologies to support health sciences education and research.
  • Developsaflexible, responsive, anddynamicorganizationalstructuretomaximizelibraryoperations.
  • Determinestherecruitment, selectionandevaluationoflibrarypersonnel, motivatesandcoordinates staff,establisheschannelsforeffectiveinternalcommunication.
  • Overseesthelibrary’sfinancialplanningprocesses, directs thepreparationofannualbudgetsand otherfinancialproposals,andmonitorsannualexpenditures.
  • Manages the libraries’ physical facilities to ensure a safe, productive and inviting environment for individual and collaborative study, education, and research.
  • Identifies funding opportunities, including grants and gifts, and works with the University Libraries’ development officer on fundraising opportunities.
  • Worksdirectlywiththeofficesofthedeansonprofessionalaccreditationreviewsthatrequirean external reviewandassessmentoflibrary servicesincludingcollectionstrengths,information literacy andotherlibraryinstructional programs,researchandreferenceservices,andadequacy offacilities to support learning.
  • Workswithexternalorganizations includingtheNationalLibraryofMedicinetodeveloppartnerships thatensurethebroadestanddeepest possibleaccesstoinformationforTemplefacultyand students.
  • Representsthelibrariesanditsusers(and,asappropriate,theHealthSciencesCenter)onselected Universityandnon-Universityorganizationsandcommittees.
  • Contributestotheprofessionofhealthscienceslibrarianshipthrough engagementwithappropriate organizationsandsocieties,includingsuchactivitiesasservingoncommitteesandtaskforcesand publishing intheprofessionalliterature.
  • Maintainsahighlevelofprofessionalcompetenceincludingknowledgeofinnovativeandemerging informationtechnologiesandtheapplicationofthosetechnologiestolibrary service.

Compensation:

Competitive salary and benefits package, including relocation allowance.

Required Education and Experience:

MLS from ALA accredited institution. At least seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience managing or leading library services in an academic health sciences library setting; including at least (4) years of supervisory experience with professional librarians.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Expertise with financial and statistical data and the ability to provide and analyze reports, budgets and proposals useful for decision making.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the trends and issues in academic health sciences libraries.
  • Excellent organizational and customer service skills.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, along with the ability to effectively interact with a diverse population of students, faculty and staff.

 

  • Preferred Skills and Abilities:
  • Successful experience in fundraising.
  • Record of service to the profession.

Application:

To apply for this position, please visit http://www.temple.edu, click on Careers@Temple and reference TU-18214. Please attach a cover letter and resume. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to cultural diversity.

Job Ad: Library Director, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Role Summary:

Reporting to the Vice President and Associate Dean for Academic Informatics and Technology, the Director of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) Libraries provides dynamic leadership, vision, strategic planning and operational management of the Levy Library and the member hospital libraries of the Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS). The Levy Library and member hospital libraries support the educational, research and clinical care missions of the School and the seven MSHS hospitals. The Director of ISMMS Libraries participates in the senior leadership team of the Academic Informatics and Technology unit, a blended organization consisting of the libraries, instructional technology, systems support, and archives and records management. The role manages 5 direct reports with an overall staff of 23 FTEs.

Responsibilities for Current and Future Key Initiatives:

Work collaboratively with staff across Academic Informatics and Technology to create a Research and Learning Commons that will offer individual and collaborative study, flex classrooms, integrated circulation, research and IT support service desk, bioinformatics and statistics support, and multimedia production resources.

Strengthen partnership with faculty to support big data research through expanding the library’s course offerings on bioinformatics and genomic tools, as well as licensing next generation sequencing software.

Develop the service and resource integration between the Levy Library and the hospital system libraries and develop new models to provide support to faculty and housestaff located throughout the system.

Complete the migration to Worldshare Management Services, the library’s new discovery platform.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Provides leadership, strategic planning, and vision for the ISMMS Libraries

2. Leads library operations and instructional programs, ensuring high availability of world class digital academic resources and services for the Mount Sinai community.

3. Oversees public and technical services and digital presence to ensure that services and resources meet the research, education and clinical care needs of the school, member hospitals, and partners.

4. Integrates best of class technologies into the delivery of innovative services to facilitate seamless and efficient use of library systems.

5. Manages library budgets and accounts.

6. Promotes the library through outreach initiatives to ensure a high visibility of services and resources.

7. Maintains and develops key performance metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of library operations and services, and to assess user satisfaction with library services.

8. Creates a library environment that facilitates study, collaboration, and scholarship and maximizes the efficient utilization of library space.

9. Ensures that library services and programs meet or exceed LCME and Middle States Commission on Higher Education accreditation/licensing standards.

10. Represents the library on school and hospital committees, as well as in external local and national professional organizations.

11. Continually reviews systems for efficiency and leads initiatives that will improve operation, availability, cost, and performance across the lifecycle.

12. Creates, communicates, and manages project plans and other required project documentation and provides updates as necessary.

Minimum Education and Experience:

1. Master’s of Library Science from an ALA accredited program

2. Ten years of experience in successful library administration

3. Demonstrated experience with strategic planning, facilities management, accreditation and outcomes assessment

4. Evidence of extensive leadership in developing and implementing innovative library services and programs

5. Evidence of effective collaborative skills and ability to engage staff to successfully deliver high quality services to various library constituencies

Preferred Education and Experience:

1. Background in scientific research, bioinformatics or clinical informatics

2. Second Master’s Degree or PhD in relevant discipline

General Skills:

Exemplary oral and written communication, organizational, and planning skills

Self-motivated and able to excel in a fast-paced academic environment

Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work independently and as a member of a team, and to work effectively within a matrix-based organization

Proven analytical, problem-solving, and decision-making skills

Ability to work effectively with staff from all levels of the organization

Proven ability to provide leadership in a collaborative team environment

Excellent ability to multi-task, keeping priorities aligned

Excellent customer service and support skills

To Apply: Please email cover letter and curriculum vitae to alan.krissoff@mssm.edu

About the Mount Sinai Health System

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is a national and international leader in biomedical education, research and patient care. The Medical School has been consistently ranked as a top 20 medical school in the US and is ranked #17 among U.S. medical schools for National Institutes of Health funding. The Graduate School comprises degree-granting programs in basic science, clinical research, public health, and genetic counseling. The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. More information is available on the web (http://icahn.mssm.edu/).

Job Ads: Multiple NLM Position Openings, Bethesda, MD

Monday, August 11th, 2014

These positions are located in the Division of Library Operations and the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The MEDLARS Management Section of the Bibliographic Services Division (BSD) is looking to hire someone to serve as a technical specialist or expert and authority on databases, library and information search systems, bibliographic data, information standards, and internet applications as they relate to organizing, accessing and disseminating information of a highly specialized and technical nature.

The Index Section of the Bibliographic Services Division (BSD) has 2 positions:

Technical Information Specialist Position – Indexing Unit A

The Technical Information Specialist serves as an indexer and reviser in the Index Section. Responsibilities include: analyzing the content of biomedical  articles and applying relevant Medical Subject Headings;  providing quality assurance for PubMed/MEDLINE citations, by reviewing indexing for accuracy and advising on best practices to ensure quality; providing quality assurance for automated (machine-assisted) indexing; and contributing to the development and implementation of technological solutions that enhance indexing quality, increase production, and streamline workflows.

Technical Information Specialist Position – Indexing Unit B

The Technical Information Specialist provides technical and research support for a variety of initiatives in the Index Section. Responsibilities include: assisting with development of automated systems for indexing the biomedical literature; conducting workflow analyses to improve efficiencies and incorporate automation; designing qualitative and quantitative assessments of indexing tools and processes; analyzing PubMed/MEDLINE user needs; monitoring publishing trends relevant to indexing; investigating the role of indexing in information retrieval technologies such as linked data; and exploring ways to expand data linkages within MEDLINE records.

The Medical Subjects Headings (MeSH) section is looking to hire someone to play a role in quality assurance for the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) production. This position includes familiarity with, editing and analyzing medical terminologies from a variety of sources and an ability to work productively and cooperatively with technical and terminology content specialists in OCCS, MeSH and MMS, as well as contract editors.

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) is looking for a Technical Information Specialist with a comprehensive knowledge of online scholarly publishing, open access principles, and the public access policies of research funders (NIH and others). The job entails working with scientific literature databases at NLM, helping to develop and interpret policies and procedures, and helping to define functional changes and improvements when needs dictate.

The National Network Office administers the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)to provide access to biomedical information regionally. This position involves  participating in contract management including writing Statements of Work, coordinating proposal review activities, reviewing annual contract task and budget activities, and providing program assessment and evaluation.  The candidate will provide technical advice and information on library systems, databases, information standards, and internet applications as they relate to organizing, accessing and disseminating information throughout the Network.

The announcement will be posted for five days and is open to Merit Promotion (MP) and Delegated Examining (DE) sources. This brief posting period is because of the federal government’s interest in accelerating the hiring process and should not be interpreted as an indication that someone has already been selected.

Please contact NIH Human Resources Specialist Zenaida Olivero Zenaida.Olivero@nih.gov  for further information or visit https://www.usajobs.gov/

Job Ad: Associate Librarian, Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York, NY

Friday, August 8th, 2014

http://metro.org/jobs/associate-librarian-user-services-620/

Job Ad: Electronic Resources Librarian, Philadelphia, PA

Monday, July 28th, 2014

The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine seeks qualified applicants for the following position:

 

Electronic Resources Librarian (ERL)

 

Categories: Full Time, Professional

 

Location: 

4170 City Avenue, Philadelphia 19131

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Library seeks an innovative librarian for a multi-faceted position that involves web site and content development, electronic resources management, and public service. The ERL has prime responsibility for the institutional repository including vendor relations, creation of digital collections and metadata schemes, supervision of digitization projects, communication with authors and stakeholders, and promotion of repository use.

 

The ERL is responsible for electronic resource management. The ERL renews and maintains electronic resource access and associated documentation; updates and maintains linking capabilities; works collaboratively with the Digital Library Team on issues related to access.

 

The ERL provides user support services in reference and circulation.

 

REQUIREMENTS:

Master’s level degree in library /information science; Minimum 5 years related experience; Web site development skills; Database management; Experience with Open URL Standards and meta search technology; Excellent computer literacy; Good communication and interpersonal skills; Strong service orientation; Detail oriented

 

To Apply: Sendletter of application, resume, names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses), and salary requirements to:

 

Department of Human Resources
Medical Office Building
4190 City Avenue, Suite 144
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Call (215) 871-6500
Fax (215) 871-6506
Email: hr@pcom.edu

Seeking the next Head of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) at NLM

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

We are pleased to share with you the recruitment announcement for the next Head of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine,
commonly referred to as the national Network Office (NNO):

The Head of the National Network Office of the NN/LM serves as a national leader in developing collaborations among the varied types of libraries in the Network, including health sciences libraries, and academic and public institutions, to improve access to and the sharing of biomedical information resources.  The NNO Head is responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and advising on all aspects of providing biomedical information, for outreach to groups experiencing health disparities, and for providing access to medical information in national and international emergency and disaster situations.  The NNO Head advises on public health information policy issues, as related to programs conducted throughout the Network.   This is an exciting time for an incoming Head because plans for the 2016-2021 Regional Medical Library contracts are underway.

The very short posting time of July 22July 31 reflects the government’s effort to hire talented people quickly.  Please see the postings on USAJobs.gov and follow the instructions to apply.  One posting is for “Status Candidates” (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) and the other is for for “All US Citizens.”

The jobs will also be linked from “Careers @ NLM” on the NLM home page:  www.nlm.nih.gov.

In addition to an interesting, challenging work environment, NLM has a great location on the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.  NIH is a short Metro ride from Washington, DC and a short walk from Bethesda’s thriving restaurant and retail district.  As a supervisory librarian at the GS15 level, the position has a salary range of $124,995-$157,100, and reports to the Associate Director for Library Operations, Joyce Backus.

If you have questions about this job, please contact Zenaida Olivero, PHR, (301) 435-5716, or Oliverozm@mail.nih.gov.

Dianne Babski

Deputy Associate Director of Library Operations
National Library of Medicine

Job Ad: Clinical Librarian, New York, NY

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

General Information

The Weill Cornell Medical College seeks a knowledgeable, creative, and enthusiastic individual for the position of Clinical Librarian. In partnership with multiple stakeholders, the Clinical Librarian provides biomedical research, information management, and instructional services to the clinical and academic communities of Weill Cornell Medical College, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and affiliates. S/he is embedded in the clinical practices of the institution and is responsible for leading outreach activities and training initiatives to increase the value of Library services to the Medical Center. The Clinical Librarian reports to the Assistant Director, Clinical Services.

Requirements

Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program. Minimum of two years health sciences library experience or relevant experience in either clinical or industry environments. Demonstrated experience in the use of bibliographic or informatics research and clinical reference tools. Excellent technical, written and verbal communication skills for the purposes of teaching, presenting, and providing customer service. Ability to manage multiple projects and work collaboratively in a team environment. Commitment to conduct independent scholarship consistent with a library faculty appointment.

Preferred Requirements:

Relevant second Master’s degree or Doctorate degree. Commitment to engage independently in continuing professional development and certification in the Medical Library Association’s AHIP.

Salary

Starting salary: $63,000 minimum, commensurate with experience. This is a full time, academic/faculty – non professorial track position. Applicants can find a complete job description, including information about the library, and instructions for submitting an application by going to our website at http://library.med.cornell.edu/About/career.html.

URL: http://library.med.cornell.edu/About/career.html

Location

Weill Cornell Medical College, NY, NY

Starts On

June 23, 2014, 3:21 p.m.

Company Information

Weill Cornell Medical College

1300 York Avenue

New York New York 10065

United States

Contact Information

CL- Search committee

Phone: None

cl-recruiting@med.cornell.edu

http://library.med.cornell.edu/About/career.html

 

Please send application and cover letter to:
cl-librecruiting@med.cornell.edu

Job Ad: Librarian, Newark, NJ

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

RUTGERS, THE STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW JERSEY

TITLE: Librarian III, Information & Education

George Smith Library of the Health Sciences, Newark, NJ, Rutgers University Libraries

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Provides reference and education services, in support of the education, research, and clinical goals of the University, as well as to outreach programs sponsored by the schools and units of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.  Participates in the implementation of library and informatics training programs for the Newark campus, as well as for university-wide courses taught via learning management systems (i.e., Moodle).  Utilizes the Web and other media to provide quality information services to the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences community.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Technology.  Educational and scholarly credentials to warrant faculty appointment at one or more Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences schools are required.  Must be proficient in the use of technology-based library systems; for example, electronic reserve systems, integrated library systems, network administration, Web-based education support and development, document imaging for scholarly information transfer, and scholarly information resources and databases.

SALARY RANGE: LS23S $58,464 . $73,077. $87,690

BENEFITS: Retirement plans, health, and life insurance, prescription drug, dental and vision plans, tuition remission, and one-month vacation.

LIBRARY PROFILE: The Rutgers University Libraries, comprising libraries on the University’s Camden, New Brunswick, Newark, and Health Sciences Newark campuses, all reporting to the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, operate as a unified library system with coordinated public, technical services, and collection development programs including digital initiatives and a pioneering institutional repository. The Libraries have a highly valued staff of about 300, who are committed to developing innovations in access services, information literacy, and digital initiatives. The Libraries operate with a budget of $32 million and have outstanding collections, especially in jazz and New Jerseyana. The Rutgers University Libraries hold membership in ARL, CRL, Lyrasis, Metro, NERL, and VALE, and use Sirsi Dynix and OCLC as primary bibliographic utilities, and a Fedora-based institutional repository. Rutgers is also an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM disciplines. Rutgers University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is also a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the nation’s premier higher education consortium of top tier research institutions, composed of members of the Big Ten Conference plus the University of Chicago.

Rutgers educates top-flight health care professionals, conducts research that produces greater understanding of the science of human health, serves the health care needs of millions, and informs health care practice and policy. More than 7,900 students enroll in the eight professional schools that operate under the umbrella of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) —among them New Jersey’s two oldest and largest medical schools, only school of dental medicine, and oldest and most esteemed school of pharmacy. Situated in Newark, the George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences serves health sciences faculty, students and staff.  For more information please check the Libraries website: http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu; to learn about the George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences, go to:  http://www.libraries.rutgers.edu/smith

APPLICATIONS: To submit your application, cover letter and curriculum vitae, go to:  http://rutgers.hodesiq.com/job_detail.asp?JobID=4518993&user_id and click “Apply Online.”

NEW JERSEY FIRST ACT/RESIDENCY LAW:  Employment at Rutgers is subject to the provisions of New Jersey First Act/ Residency Law which mandates new employees, who are not New Jersey residents, to establish primary residence in New Jersey within one year of their appointment, unless their position is on the exempt list or they successfully petition for exemption based on critical need or hardship. Additional information on this act is available at http://www.umdnj.edu/hrweb/residencylaw-faq.htm.

Rutgers University offers a competitive salary & comprehensive benefits package including child care. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. For more information, visit uhr.rutgers.edu

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination

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Roberta Bronson Fitzpatrick

Associate Director

Rutgers University Libraries

George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences

30 Twelfth Avenue

P.O. Box 1709