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The Head of the Images & Archives Section of the History of Medicine Division at the National Library of Medicine is now open on USAJOBS and will close on Monday, September 16, 2013.
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.
Supervisory Technical Information Specialist (MP)
MP stands for merit promotion. Applicants for MP announcements must be qualified current or former federal employees.
Supervisory Technical Information Specialist (DE)
DE stands for delegated examining. Typically, candidates who are entering Federal service for the first time from the private sector will need to apply for delegated examining positions.
The position is for a Supervisory Technical Information Specialist GS-1410-14, with a salary range from $105,211 to $136,771 including locality pay per annum.
The selected candidate will serve as the Head of the Images & Archives Section in the National Library of Medicine’s History of Medicine Division, which collects, preserves, makes available, and interprets for diverse audiences one of the world’s richest collections of historical material related to human health and disease. Learn more about the History of Medicine Division at: https://www.nlm.nih.gov/hmd/about/index.html.
The head of the Images & Archives Section is responsible for a team of sixteen individuals who together – following the division’s mission and that of the NLM as a whole – acquire, catalog, arrange, describe, manage, reproduce, preserve, and provide reference, access, and outreach services for a variety of collections, including born-digital materials; modern manuscripts (since 1600); prints, photographs, and other still visual resources; and audiovisuals, including moving image and sound collections.
As the Head of the Images and Archives Section of the History of Medicine Division – and with records of accomplishment in administration, management, technical understanding, and the field of history – the incumbent will be a member of the senior management team of the History of Medicine Division, reporting directly to the Chief of the History of Medicine Division. The successful candidate will require extensive managerial experience and demonstrated ability to lead a diverse team of professionals in support of organizational objectives.
In addition to an interesting, challenging work environment, NLM has a great location on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. It is a short Metro ride from Washington D.C. and a short walk from Bethesda’s thriving restaurant and retail district.
Please contact Jeffrey S. Reznick, Chief, History of Medicine Division, at 301.496.5406 or email@example.com with questions.
Associate Director, Health & Life Sciences Partnerships – Drexel University, Philadelphia PA
The Associate Director has primary responsibility for the Libraries programs of liaison to Drexel’s life & health sciences communities and scholarly engagement. Built through partnerships, liaison activities align and integrate the Libraries programs of information literacy, research services, collection development and access services into the teaching, research and scholarly communication efforts of the University community. Scholarly engagement, most often provided via reference consultation, provides personalized information services for members of the university community.
The Health & Life Sciences Partnership program builds and maintains relationships and partnerships with key faculty and staff of the Drexel College of Medicine, the College of Nursing & Health Professions, the School of Public Health, the School of Biomedical Engineering & Health Systems, and the College of Arts & Sciences. The Associate Director leads a group of health & life sciences liaison librarians to embed information literacy and skills development into the curricula of life sciences and to provide reference and research consulting. Working with the Director, Academic Partnerships the Associate Director coordinates selection and collections oversight for resources in health & life sciences.
The Scholarly Engagement program provides personal information services to all members of the university community. Delivered in person and virtually, by appointment or on-demand, Scholarly Engagement is the result of the efforts of twelve liaison librarians working directly with faculty and students to facilitate solutions for their specific information needs for learning and research. The Associate Director will lead the Libraries continued evolution of reference through the Scholarly Engagement program.
The Associate Director reports to the Director of Library Academic Partnerships; a division that enables students to explore and develop superior levels of competency in the Drexel Student Learning Priorities (DSLP); identifies authoritative information resources for the university community; coaches and guides community members to resources; and facilitates faculty and student research and scholarship. The Director and Associate Director, together with the Manager, Learning Engagement, form a collaborative leadership team, responsible for developing a cadre of liaison librarians in building partnerships that enhance Drexel’s contributions to scholarship, teaching and learning.
The Associate Director is an integral part of the Libraries’ Managerial Leadership Group (MLG), a dynamic and collaborative group of library program managers who contribute to the ongoing operations of the DUL through participation in divisional planning and decision-making, and in implementation of library policies. Regular reporting of activities and appropriate assessments are required. Libraries professional staff are expected to participate in university-wide activities and initiatives and are expected to contribute to the profession through professional memberships, participation in professional development activities, research and publication.
– Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program in Library & Information Studies or equivalent graduate degree
– Minimum of five years of professional experience in a medical or life sciences library with specific experience in reference, liaison and/or instructional activities.
– Minimum of three years administrative and supervisory experience
– Demonstrated ability to handle multiple complex projects simultaneously
– Knowledge of sources and procedures relevant to life sciences reference and research; familiarity with evidence-based health sciences education
– Experience with procedures and techniques in the selection of materials in support of health sciences research, education, and patient care
– Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
– Evidence of professional development, local and national professional and scholarly activities.
– Undergraduate degree and/or additional masters’ degree in a STEM related discipline
– Demonstrated participation in science or health sciences research in an academic setting
– Experience working in a collaborative, matrix organization
Essential Functions — Management of the Health & Life Sciences Partnership program
– Collaboration with key constituents in the life sciences and Libraries’ staff to represent Libraries across the University community
– Management of the Scholarly Engagement program
– Participation in the Libraries’ programs of liaison, including instruction, reference, and collection management
– Supervision of librarians with subject expertise in the life sciences
– Represent Libraries in AASHL and other affiliated professional associations that support medical and health sciences education
– Participation in budget development and management;
– Participation in Libraries’ managerial leadership to evaluate/coordinate cross-functional activities;
Job Close Date 09-20-2013
Requisition Number 5544
To apply: https://www.drexeljobs.com/
Director of Library Service (Raritan Valley Community College, New Jersey)
The Evelyn S. Field Library Raritan Valley Community College is currently seeking a Director, Evelyn S. Field Library. The Director provides the overall leadership and management for quality library services to students, faculty, staff and community patrons of Raritan Valley Community College. The Director is responsible for acquisition, maintenance of library materials, the day to day operations, budgeting, reference, interlibrary loan, circulation, technology, technical services and staffing. The incumbent has oversight of the instruction for students on research, the evaluation of information sources and the expansion of awareness of library resources. Responsibilities include but not limited to: Developing, planning and implementing the goals and objectives for the continuous improvement of library resources for all library patrons. Responsible for the maintenance of the collection. Sets policy that maintains a current, vital collection by reviewing and reporting the use of all library resources, including databases, electronic books, reserves and special collections. Oversee the integrated library system. The RVCC library utilizes Innovative Millennium for cataloging, acquisition, serials management, and circulation and OPAC services in a shared system with the local county Library. Responsible for building and maintaining awareness of research resources and services, identifying new research resources. Provide for workshops concerning information access and evaluation utilizing faculty expertise in the selection of library materials that support the curriculum. Develop and maintain an assessment plan for library services. Responsible for the maintenance of the library facilities, providing an inviting library environment, and schedule of operations that meets the needs of the students and other patrons. Manage library services for online students and satellite campuses. Develops strategies and program for community outreach and is the liaison to the Somerset County Library. RVCC’s starting salary and rank are commensurate with educational qualifications and experience. We also offer an attractive benefits package. Application Instructions: For consideration of the above position, please submit your cover letter and resume online: http://rvcc.interviewexchange.com/jobofferdetails.jsp?JOBID=21705. We regret that we are unable to respond to each and every resume received. Only those candidates of interest will be contacted directly. Requirements: Master’s of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution. Minimum of five (5) years experience as a department supervisor in and academic library preferably in a community college setting. Excellent oral, written and interpersonal communications skills; Organizational, analytical and strategic planning skills. Preferred Qualifications: Current knowledge of academic library operations, systems, policies, procedures, standards and trends. Demonstrated knowledge and skills in the use of technology including, digital formats and knowledge of access and navigation tools and approaches. Knowledge of integrated data systems in particular, the Banner system is desirable.
The Southeastern/Atlantic Regional Medical Library (SE/A), housed within the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Health Sciences and Human Services Library (HS/HSL), seeks an experienced librarian to ensure an organized approach to the SE/A outreach services and communications by coordinating and facilitating outreach and promotional activities. This librarian coordinates and facilitates the SE/A’s exhibit program, regional outreach projects, subcontracts targeting health professionals, and SE/A communication program; performs library advocacy; and delivers consultation and training to health professionals and their associations. The Coordinator assesses and responds to the information and educational needs of health care and health information professionals and the public. S/he markets and publicizes the services and products of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) and the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM).
This is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position, reporting to the Executive Director of the Regional Medical Library. The incumbent may be appointed at a rank of Librarian II or higher in accordance with the University’s policy on the appointment of faculty librarians (USM/UM Policy II 1.00(F)).
- Oversees outreach activities for the SE/A’s unaffiliated and minority health professionals.
- Coordinates communication and promotional programs including national and regional exhibits, regional webinars, presentations at association meetings and exhibits, librarian advocacy, featured articles for SEA Currents, and contact with health professionals’ associations.
- Develops strategies and materials to promote use of NLM and NN/LM products and services to SE/A target populations such as health professionals, librarians, and the general public.
- Oversees the design of the traveling exhibit, outreach publicity, and promotional materials for use in SE/A outreach activities.
- Staffs and recruits others to staff the national and regional exhibits.
- Assists the Outreach/Access Coordinator with hospital library advocacy programs.
- Identifies and develops programs that focus on health professionals, especially those serving specific populations or in subject disciplines identified by NLM as high priorities such as unaffiliated health professionals, inner city health professionals, minority health professionals, and public health professionals.
- Provides demonstrations, training sessions, and exhibits featuring NLM databases and resources such as PubMed and MedlinePlus. Consults on questions concerning NLM resources.
- Works with the NLM National Training Center to schedule and publicize classes in the SE/A region.
- Works with health professional associations to award continuing medical education credits for SE/A courses as needed.
- Promotes NLM and NN/LM SE/A funding opportunities and assists potential applicants with applications and proposals; identifies other grant and funding opportunities for health professionals’ associations, health professionals, and others.
- Develops and implements outreach programs and training sessions that address the information needs of health professionals and health sciences librarians in the sub-region of Maryland, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, and South Carolina.
- Presents information about NN/LM programs in training sessions, at NLM resource demonstrations, association meetings, exhibits, and other events as required. Contributes articles to the regional electronic newsletter.
- With other outreach coordinators, develops needs assessment tools and coordinates their use in the region.
- Participates in the development, evaluation and testing of NN/LM and NLM products and services.
- With the Executive Director and other SE/A staff, represents the SE/A throughout the region.
- Promotes communication throughout the region by providing feedback and evaluations on products and services and projects, participating in teleconferences, and attending scheduled meetings.
- ALA-accredited MLS degree
- Minimum of 3 years’ health sciences library experience
- Demonstrated experience with searching NLM databases, especially MEDLINE and MedlinePlus
- Teaching and training experience
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Recent experience with library technology
- Ability to set up computers and exhibits
- Ability and desire to travel; a driver’s license and the ability to rent a car are essential
- Excellent interpersonal skills
- Knowledge of or experience with public health resources
- Instructional design and course development experience, including evaluation
- Experience conducting research in information science or instructional design
- Project management experience
- Knowledge of NLM and NN/LM programs, resources, and services
SALARY: Starting at $55,000 commensurate with experience
Generous benefits include choice of retirement, medical, prescription and dental plans; 22 days of annual leave, 15 days of sick leave, 3 personal days, and 14 holidays per year. Regular status employees, as well as their eligible dependents, may receive tuition remission at many of the USM campuses.
Interested, qualified candidates may send a cover letter, CV or resume, and three references to Rachel Gleiberman at firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to 410-706-3101, or via mail to UMB-HS/HSL, 601 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201. For best consideration please forward all required application materials by September 20, 2013. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled.
The University of Maryland is an AA/EOE/ADA Employer. The University supports diversity initiatives and women, minorities, and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Southeastern/Atlantic Region
The NN/LM SE/A is part of the Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore. One of eight regional medical libraries, SE/A serves the biomedical information needs of Alabama, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Maryland, Mississippi, North Carolina, Puerto Rico, South Carolina, Tennessee, the U.S. Virgin Islands, Virginia and West Virginia. The mission of the SE/A is to advance the progress of medicine and improve public health through access to health information. SE/A achieves this goal by providing funding, training, and network support to librarians, health professionals, and consumer groups in the region. For more information please visit: http://nnlm.gov/sea.
The Health Sciences and Human Services Library at the University of Maryland, Baltimore
The HS/HSL is the second largest health sciences library on the East Coast, providing access to over 374,000 bound volumes, 8400 unique electronic and print periodicals, 96 databases and an array of progressive services, products and programs. Sixty-five FTEs and 25 faculty librarians staff the library. Our attractive facility, which opened in 1998, provides over 900 seats, 40 group study rooms, 130 individual study carrels, 60 public-access computers, wireless Internet access, 3 computer classrooms, a presentation and production studio, an art gallery, and multiple meeting spaces.
The Library supports the 6300 students, and over 7500 faculty and staff members on UMB’s 60-acre research and technology complex consisting of 58 buildings including the University of Maryland BioPark, the University of Maryland Medical Center, and the VA Hospital. UMB’s professional and graduate schools comprise a dental school, graduate school, and schools of law, medicine, nursing, pharmacy, public health and social work.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) campus is located in downtown Baltimore, blocks from Orioles Park at Camden Yards, Raven’s Stadium, and the Inner Harbor, a recreational waterfront destination. Forty-five miles north of Washington DC, Baltimore City and the surrounding metropolitan area are noted for high quality-of-life indicators offering historic parks, great neighborhoods, and world-famous art collections, museums, theaters, and symphony orchestras. The city has easy access to public transportation systems, superior health care systems, and renowned university and educational resources. For more information about UMB please visit http://www.umaryland.edu/.
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 email@example.com . Interested parties are encouraged to send a cover letter and CV by early October though applications will be accepted until the position is filled.
Gumberg Library seeks an experienced, collaborative, and creative librarian to promote our collections, services and programs strategically through a variety of media. This new, full-time non-tenure track faculty position is available January 1, 2014. Candidates must meet the criteria for library faculty rank at or above the level of Librarian II, with at least three years of professional experience.
Prospective applicants are encouraged to carefully review the full job description at http://www.duq.edu/work-at-du/employment/faculty-hiring/faculty-openings/gumberg.
Candidates must hold an ALA-accredited Master’s degree.
Applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. That mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.
Review of applications will begin immediately, and continue until the position is filled. A letter of application reflecting qualifications and interests; curriculum vitae; and three professional letters of reference should be sent electronically to FacultyJobs@duq.edu. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates invited to interview will be expected to share a portfolio of their work.
The Web Services Librarian is primarily responsible for developing, maintaining and supporting the TCMC Medical Library website. In addition, the position assists with the management of electronic resources. This position provides reference services, research assistance and library instruction. The position also serves as a liaison to specific programs and academic courses. This position participates in assessment and evaluation efforts, including the administering of library surveys and evaluating EZProxy data. Major responsibilities include ensuring that high quality library resources and services are readily available to library users on a variety of platforms; managing our electronic resources through Serials Solutions; maintaining appropriate policies, procedures and statistics; and contributing to planning and implementation of goals and objectives that relate to the library’s, and TCMC’s mission.
1. Website: collaborates with library units and content providers to create websites that support organizational strategies and goals. Creates, or coordinates as a member of the medical library team, the online instructional components to support the library’s information literacy and library instruction programs, such as tutorials, podcasts, blogs and wikis; designs, develops and manages the library website by performing webpage programming and providing technical maintenance; develops technical documentation related to the virtual medical library website to ensure quality control of projects and compliance with standards recommended by TCMC; provides leadership and recommendations for new technologies, such as tablets and handheld devices, and web-based applications, and assists with implementation of these new technologies.
2. Electronic Resources: assists with the management of our electronic resources, using the web applications available through Serials Solutions; troubleshoots technology problems for library clientele; assists in the selection, evaluation, and promotion of electronic resources; identifies, evaluates and contributes relevant content for the library’s website, including high-quality documents and site links; sets up trials for new electronic resources; trains, or arranges training for, end-users and staff in the use of electronic resource applications; and assists with promoting open access publishing models.
3. Public Services: provides reference services, research assistance, library instruction, and performs general information services desk functions for library users, both onsite and on our regional campuses; this position will engage in both formal and informal communication methods to learn about and meet user needs; troubleshoots electronic resources access issues and provides other direct public services via e-mail, phone or in-person.
4. Information Literacy and Library Instruction: participates in the design, delivery and evaluation of information literacy and library training sessions; collaborates with course directors to provide library instruction to students within the curricula; works closely with the Office of Continuing Education to provide library instruction in support of faculty development; and creates subject guides on a variety of topics, as well as tutorials and other training materials.
5. Service: contributes to the Medical Library team and serves on TCMC internal and external committees by working cooperatively on library-wide initiatives. Participates in statewide, regional and national library organizations.
6. Other Duties: as assigned by the Director of the Library.
Education/Experience and/or Training
- Master’s degree in library and information science (MLS or MSLS) from an ALA accredited program.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Enthusiastic customer service orientation.
- Experience working in an academic medical library.
- Experience in developing and building websites and in providing technical maintenance.
- Commitment to a user-centered approach to web-based services, including web interfaces that meet the needs of library clientele.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:
- Knowledge of HTML and web editors such as Dreamweaver and FrontPage, and graphic editors, such as Photoshop and Visio.
- An understanding of website and information architecture principles, and graphic design elements.
- Knowledge of current and emerging technologies in digital and web-based library services, and web-based instructional design principles and technologies.
- Proficiency using standard Windows packages, including Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher and Word.
- Strong Internet searching skills.
- Ability to manage multiple projects concurrently, and to set and meet deadlines.
- Ability to adapt to new and changing situations, priorities and technologies.
- Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
- Detail oriented, with excellent problem-solving skills.
- Ability to work with diverse groups of individuals, including students, faculty and staff.
- Strong initiative and ability to function independently and as a contributing member of a team.
- Ability to multi-task and prioritize, ability to demonstrate innovation and flexibility.
Please submit cover letter, resume and a list of 3 professional references, to: Human Resources, The Commonwealth Medical College, 525 Pine Street, Scranton, PA 18509 or to firstname.lastname@example.org.