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Job Ad: Head, Health Sciences Library, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

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Required Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited program. Five years of progressively responsible full time experience in management responsibility and leadership, preferably in an academic health sciences library. Information Technology in support of library services experience. Strong commitment to providing staff development and continuing education opportunities. Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills. Excellent analytical decision making and collaborative skills to meet organizational goals. A strong record of professional achievement and knowledge, and understanding of the changing roles and technologies of biomedical libraries, and the ability to guide their continuing evolution. Experience should include demonstrated policy development and strategic planning experience; the ability to evaluate issues and trends in information services and medical informatics as they apply to libraries. Strong proactive customer service orientation. Experience developing and maintaining facilities including space design and utilization to meet objectives of the learning environment; ability to promote diversity of views as a manager and colleague, and to effectively collaborate with faculty, staff, and administration of the academic and clinical community. Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated service to the profession.Advance degree in related discipline.

Responsibilities & Requirements: The Head of the Health Sciences Library reports directly to the Dean of University Libraries. He/she is responsible for creating and communicating a strong vision for the Health Sciences Library in a digital age. Collaborate with Associate Library Directors in formulating policies for the library’s resources, programs, and services; advancing new and innovative technologies in the provision of information in the education, research, and clinical enterprises in the health sciences; and providing leadership and well-reasoned future directions for the library. Responsible for daily operations.

The selected candidate will provide in-depth, specialized research and consultation services in person, by telephone, or electronically for all users of Health Sciences Library resources. Provide reference and instruction in evidence-based practice to make optimal use of library resources.

The Head serves as a strong advocate for the library with a variety of on and off campus constituencies.  The Health Sciences Library serves the academic needs of the Schools of Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare, Graduate Programs in Public Health, and the University Medical Center.

Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Anticipated start date: as soon as possible. **Priority will be given to applications submitted prior to 4/24/2014, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State employment application, cover letter and resume/CV to:

Diana Davies
Library Director’s Office
Melville Library, Room 1511
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY  11794-3300

Job Ad: Medical Librarian, Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Medical Librarian -  1405010188

Job Summary:

The incumbent in the position will direct all functions of the Margery H. Nelson Medical Library. The individual must demonstrate excellent management skills for the operations of the medical library, maintaining the library collections, and managing the library budget to meet library operations. The individual will also provide a wide range of library services to help improve the quality of patient care and continually educate health care professionals. The person will handle all circulation and book loan requests for library patrons. A strong emphasis is placed on meeting the interlibrary loan requests for the hospital staff on a timely basis. The person will select and review print and electronic materials from book publishers and journal vendors to keep the medical library collection current for the hospital and its surrounding community. The person will handle reference services and perform literature searches for the clinical staff. The Director will also handle all aspects of library web development. This includes creating, updating and managing the Library website. The individual will participate in monthly Education Committee Meetings. The individual must have a positive attitude, be self-motivated, have excellent interpersonal communication, and adapt to not only library trends but to the needs of the Pediatric Hospital.


- Provides in-depth complex medical literature searches using Health Science databases,

appropriate Internet resources or external resources and networks to identify, analyze and filter

biomedical information to meet the needs/demands of clinical & education search requests.

- Provide reference service in person, by telephone, or through email.

- Communicate and support all clinical staff in their Education and Clinical Information needs.

- Answer general library questions and reference questions.

- Practical use of the Docline system for interlibrary loans.

- Article delivery and retrieval for Hospital patrons.

- Knowledge of computers and common software programs, including word processing,

spreadsheet, email programs, and Adobe Pro.

- Assist Library patrons with computer issues and PC applications.

- Manage and update Library website.

- Monitors PC issues, resolve problems or elevate to local IS for support.

- Communicate with vendors for pricing, troubleshooting library systems and other matters.

- Conduct library orientations and reference instruction sessions.

- Manage library print resources and online collections.

- Practical use of library automation system. (EOS)

- Copy Catalog print and E-resources in the MARC format using AACR2 standard.


Training & Education

- Required: Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.

- AHIP (Academy of Health Information Professionals) certification

- Demonstrated continuing education, development and knowledge of library trends and technologies.

- 5 years of experience in library sciences. Clinical or public health background in medical, hospital or academic health center preferred.

- Pediatric Health Science library experience preferred.

- Experience with cataloging of library materials.

- Experience using online systems and databases.

- Experience with managing a monograph & serials collection.

- Experience managing a website.

- Experience working with a diverse patron population meeting their information needs.

- Experience with business and budgets, vendor negotiations, purchasing and contracting.

- Experience with Doc line system, serial journal experience.

- Conceptual knowledge of evidence based medicine concepts with operational experience

- Experience with CINAHL, Pub Med, BOVID, Med Line, Cochran and Up to Date preferred

- Experience with medical education on patient care rounds, family library resource services, strategic planning and library modernization is preferred.


868- St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children – Philadelphia, PA

Job Type : Full-time

Shift Type : Days

To apply:

Job Ad: VA Librarian Positions

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs has 2 open positions for librarians.  Currently both positions are limited to status candidates, but it is expected that both will be open to the public.  Once the public announcements are posted I will forward them to you.  Librarians interested in applying for the positions must do so through USAJobs.  If you’ve never applied for a federal position, please take the time to visit the Resource Center on the site and view the tutorials and other information that is available. It is easy to have an application rejected if the steps aren’t followed.

Palo Alto, CA (GS12)

Ft. Harrison, MT (GS11)

The library managers at the following VA medical centers have or will be retiring soon:

San Juan, PR – March 31

Iron Mountain, MI – April 30

St Louis – May 3

Chicago – May 3

Job Ad: Emerging Technologies and Systems Librarian, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Position: Emerging Technologies and Systems Librarian (Librarian II,  AFT, Range 26)

Description: The successful candidate will provide management and leadership in planning, implementing, maintaining and improving Library systems and digital services.  The librarian will identify emerging technologies and develop programs and best practices for the Rowan Universities Libraries on all three campuses [Libraries] and will work collaboratively to support Library faculty and staff to improve library services.

Start Date:  June 1, 2014

More details:

Job Ad: Outreach and Scholarly Services Librarian, Cornell University, Ithaca, N

Friday, April 4th, 2014

The Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library, part of the Cornell University Library, is looking for a creative energetic professional who is service oriented, technically skilled, enjoys an innovative environment and is particularly excited about working in the veterinary/biomedical information context.

Under the direction of the Director the Veterinary Library, the Veterinary Outreach and Scholarly Services Librarian is responsible for partnering with faculty, researchers, clinicians and students in the College of Veterinary Medicine in support of their research, teaching and learning processes through the application of knowledge in the biomedical or life sciences, a thorough understanding of research practices, and expertise in library and information science technologies and applications. The librarian will develop and implement outreach activities designed to build productive partnerships throughout the lifecycle of research, teaching and learning.
The Librarian also maintains relationships with other Life Sciences units including Mann Library and Weill Cornell Medical College Library.

• MLS from ALA accredited school or DVM or other equivalent professional degree in the biomedical or life sciences.
• Subject area background (coursework, degree or work experience) in biomedical science, life sciences, veterinary medicine, or related field.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, service orientation.
• Demonstrated initiative and flexibility, and ability to work independently and collaboratively.

• Work experience in an academic or research library.
• Experience teaching or providing user education services;
• Knowledge of scholarly communications, data management planning, and/or data curation.
• Knowledge of veterinary- or bioinformatics applications.

The Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library and Learning Resources Center is an integral part of the Cornell University Library and the College of Veterinary Medicine. The Veterinary Library has a long and distinguished history in serving the information needs of the faculty, students, staff and practicing veterinarians at the College of Veterinary Medicine. It was founded in 1897 and the Library’s collections are focused in veterinary medicine plus publications in the biomedical sciences. Related strengths include immunology, microbiology, parasitology, pharmacology, physiology, and human medicine. The Veterinary Library is administratively part of the Life Sciences cluster and reports to Albert R. Mann Library, which serves the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Human Ecology, and the Division of Nutritional Sciences a t Cornell and whose collections include life sciences, agricultural and related social sciences materials. Close collaboration within the Life Sciences cluster is expected.

The College of Veterinary Medicine was established 1894 and today the College is one of 28 veterinary colleges and schools in the United States and one of only three in the Northeast. The College is recognized internationally as a leader in public health, biomedical research, animal medicine, and veterinary medical education. Ranked the number one veterinary college in the nation by US News & World Report consistently since 2000, the College’s strength is due to its strategic breadth of focus areas and its depth of expertise in each of those areas.
Cornell University is an Ivy League comprehensive research university located in Ithaca in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The town and university offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes. The university comprises 14 schools with over 2,700 faculty members and nearly 21,600 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. The Cornell University Library is a vigorous professional organization with a strong track record in innovation and service quality. It contains nearly 8 million printed volumes, 99,000 current serials in print or online, over 650,000 additional networked electronic resources, and rich collections of materials in other formats.

Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding available.

Application Procedure:
Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references at Careers at Cornell: Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, is an inclusive, dynamic, and innovative Ivy League university and New York’s land-grant institution. Its staff, faculty, and students impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas and best practices to further the university’s mission of teaching, research, and outreach.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Job Ad: Curator, New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY

Friday, April 4th, 2014

National Library of Medicine to Host National Digital Stewardship Residency Symposium

Friday, March 21st, 2014

On April 8, 2014, the inaugural cohort of National Digital Stewardship Residents will present a symposium entitled “Emerging Trends in Digital Stewardship” at the National Library of Medicine (NLM).  The symposium will consist of panel presentations on topics including preserving social media and collaborative workspaces, open government and open data, and digital strategies for public and non-profit institutions.  It will also feature a demonstration of BitCurator, an environment of digital forensics tools designed to help collecting institutions manage born-digital materials, developed by the School of Information and Library Science at the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill (SILS) and the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH).

All sessions will be held in the National Library of Medicine’s Lister Hill Auditorium, on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. The symposium is free and open to the public.  Pre-registration is encouraged.

For more information, including how to register, see:

Job Ad: Access Services Librarian, Valhalla, NY

Friday, March 21st, 2014

Access Services Librarian position available!

NYMC, located in Valhalla, New York in suburban Westchester County was founded in 1860 and is one of the nation’s oldest private medical and health sciences educational institutions.  Since 2011, the College has been a member of the Touro College and University System. With an enrollment of more than 1,400 students and 800 residents and fellows, NYMC is committed to educating individuals for careers in medicine, public health, the biomedical sciences and the health professions.

Currently, we  seek a Librarian, Access Services in Health Sciences Library.  This is a wonderful opportunity for a Renaissance librarian, jack of all traits to provide basic supervision, services, interlibrary loans, and assessment.  Customer, Reference, and Technical competencies are re quired. Bachelors degree with one year library exp. Specific library experiences includes:  Interlibrary loan, reference, Microsoft Office.  Also experience with Docline, OCLC and ILLIAD preferred.

We offer a competitive salary and excellent benefits including tuition remission, 403b, medical and dental plans, life insurance, and generous vacation package. Please send a resume with cover letter  including salary requirement, detailing your interest in the position. Applications will be considered on an ongoing basis and should be submitted electronically to: Please visit us at<>. Here is the link to the complete job description:


Diana J. Cunningham, MLS, MPH, AHIP
Associate Dean and Lillian Hetrick Huber Health Sciences Library Endowed Director
Assistant Professor of Clinical Public Health
New York Medical College
Health Sciences Library
15 Dana Road
Valhalla, NY 10595
(914) 594 4207

Job Ad: Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Pacific Southwest Region, Los Angeles, CA

Friday, March 21st, 2014

The UCLA Library has initiated recruitment for the position of Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine – Pacific Southwest Region, in the Louise M. Darling Biomedical Library, and is actively seeking nominations and applications.  The application deadline for this position is April 9, 2014.

The complete posting can be viewed here:

Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should apply online.  Applications should include: a cover letter describing qualifications and experience; a current curriculum vitae detailing education and relevant experience; and the names and addresses for at least three professional references, including a current or previous supervisor.

UCLA welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.  UCLA seeks to recruit and retain a diverse workforce as a reflection of our commitment to serve the people of California, to maintain the excellence of the university, and to offer our students richly varied disciplines, perspectives, and ways of knowing and learning.

Thank you for your assistance.

Michelle O. Torre

Academic Recruitment Coordinator
UCLA Library Human Resources
22478 Charles E. Young Research Library
Los Angeles, CA 90095-1575

t: 310.206.9764 |  f: 310.825.6174 |

Job Ad: Two Positions, NIH Library, Bethesda, MD

Friday, March 21st, 2014

The NIH Library is seeking two energetic and highly qualified individuals to serve as informationists with expertise in bibliometric analysis.  Please share the links below with anyone who may be interested in applying for these positions.  They will be open for five calendar days, starting today.  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.    (open to all US citizens)    (merit promotion – for current or former federal employees)