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Friday, October 3rd, 2014
Assistant Librarian, Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children Medical Library, Wilmington, DE
Full Time, Days
Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington
1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803
Job Description & Requirements:
Nemours is seeking an Assistant Librarian to join our team in Wilmington, DE.
As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 280,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.
As the birthplace of the Nemours health care system, the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, honors our legacy of delivering exceptional care to the children of the Delaware Valley and beyond. Ranked among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and honored with the ANCC’s Magnet® Designation for excellence in nursing practice, we offer intensive and acute inpatient and outpatient services covering more than 30 pediatric specialties. In October, we will complete a multi-phase hospital expansion that will include new inpatient rooms, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department. Additionally, Nemours duPont Pediatrics allows us to reach more children across the region through community-based physician services and collaborative partnerships with health and hospital systems.
The Assistant Medical Librarian will assist the Delaware Medical Librarian in the organization and direction of the Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children Medical Library. Utilizing knowledge of library science principles and practices, this role works as part of a team to integrate library services with education initiatives including, but not limited to, evidence-based medicine tools, patient care, continuing medical education, nursing, research, resident and fellow education, and clinical rounds. Integration of these tools, especially across multiple technology platforms, is an ongoing clinical necessity, and the library is regularly called upon to enhance patron’s skills; therefore, the Assistant Medical Librarian must also be forward-thinking and embrace technology, as well as possess excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills.
The Assistant Medical Librarian will also provide reference, instructional and interlibrary loan assistance to Nemours Associates and affiliated users. Along with customer service and patron education, this role provides planning and administrative support for the department needs.
Provides Instructional and Customer Service Support
- Provides instruction and training in the use of information resources and library services.
- Teaches courses on effective use of Internet and database resources.
- Works with InfoLink customers to train and assist them with EMR-integrated, evidence-based medicine tool.
- Assists users with adaptation of a spectrum of technological tools used to assist in clinical decision making.
Manages Library Resources and Access
- Provides timely interlibrary loan (ILL) service by routinely checking DOCLINE (the National Library of Medicine’s [NLM] automated request routing and referral system), as well as the internal requesting system throughout the day, including an awareness of copyright compliance and ILL practices in both lending and borrowing materials.
- Assists users in creating and utilizing Loansome Doc accounts to increase usability of PubMed and efficiency of loaning process.
- Maintains the library’s Electronic Fund Transfer System (EFTS) ILL billing account and reimburses other libraries for ILL services in a timely manner.
Provides Medical Library Information Services
- Knowledge of the medical literature and its organization.
- Ability to perform reference interviews and computerized literature searching, utilizing complex database systems.
- Attends patient-centered clinical teaching rounds on a regular basis.
- Must have the ability to work well with others.
- Regular attendance is required.
- Good communications skills are required.
- Collects ILL, circulation and in-house use of library materials data on a monthly basis, including number and nature of patron enquiries; records and reports on library usage statistics.
- Able to assist patrons in creating bibliographies; knowledge of nationally recognized citation styles, e.g., NLM and APA.
- Responsible for updating changes in collection in DOCLINE and electronic journal holdings database and for maintaining consistency in how materials are shown to patrons in the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog).
- Orders office supplies in adherence to budgetary concerns and considerations.
- Able to think independently and create avenues to increase library awareness amongst hospital staff; experience with cross-marketing and customer service to aid in assisting with the promotion and marketing of library instruction and services.
- Re-shelves library materials.
- Possesses strong interpersonal skills; makes communication with patrons a priority.
- Works independently and completes tasks thoughtfully and in a timely manner with minimal supervision.
- Manages Nemours’ and Library resources effectively.
- Responds and adapts to change.
- Thinks proactively and appropriately defers and refers users to the Medical Librarian when difiiculties arise.
- Proven problem-solving and decision-making skills are essential.
- Ability to train or teach clients in the use of select information databases and search tools, including the ability to recognize patrons’ difficulties with search techniques and assisting them with patience and understanding.
Education and Training
- Advanced degree; Master’s degree in Library/Library Information Sciences (MLS or MLIS) preferred.
- Research library experience required.
- Teaching experience preferred.
- Electronic evidence-based medicine resources (InfoLink portal, EMR).
Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more.
Friday, September 26th, 2014
The Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Scholarly Publications Librarian. The Health Sciences Library serves the information needs of all faculty, students, and staff of the School of Medicine and develops services in collaboration with the other Hofstra University libraries as well as the libraries at the North Shore-LIJ Health System. The successful applicant will have responsibility for working closely with faculty and administrative staff to implement databases and support scholarly publishing initiatives promoting the academic mission of the institution. The position will report directly to the School’s Associate Dean for Library Services.
The Scholarly Publications Librarian will implement a continuously updated and comprehensive faculty publications database for the School of Medicine and the North Shore-LIJ Health System, building upon the existing annual publications database. Analyzes and reports on the impact of the institution’s scholarly publishing using multiple bibliometric and data sources at both the individual faculty and departmental level, developing standardized metrics of success for academic scholarship in collaboration with appropriate stakeholders. Collaborates with Information Technology and Academic Affairs staff as well as faculty to develop and maintain a website interface for scholarly publications integrated with faculty Bio’s. Promotes the academic mission of the School by effectively displaying in publicly accessible and discoverable formats the academic scholarship of the faculty. Provides assistance for faculty writing and publication, including medical education research, by development of support materials and instruction in the use of tools for improving scholarly output. Educates and assists researchers to improve compliance with government policies and mandates on public access reporting. Educates and assists faculty and staff regarding copyright compliance issues. Develops plans for potential implementation of an institutional repository including options for dissemination and preservation of the full text of scholarly works as well as data management. Provides reference and literature search services as needed to supplement reference and education staff. Participates in scholarly activities with other library staff including potential research or grant funded projects.
Graduate library/information science degree from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent, and a minimum of two years professional library experience, preferably in a science-oriented academic or research facility.
Demonstrated expertise in searching bibliographic and citation databases including PubMed and Web of Science as well as utilization of citation management applications. Demonstrated ability and interest in working collaboratively with faculty, research staff, and information technology staff. Proficiency with Excel or other spreadsheet platforms. Demonstrated expertise in developing web content. Familiarity with the NIH Public Access Policy and compliance tools. Excellent oral and written communications skills as well as presentation skills. Evidence of initiative and flexibility in implementing projects whether independently or as part of a team.
For consideration, please email cover letter and resume/CV to: SOMDeansOffice@hofstra.edu
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Hofstra offers a competitive salary ($60,000 minimum) and excellent benefits. For more details about the library and Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine visit our website at: http://medicine.hofstra.edu
Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.
Sunday, September 21st, 2014
Associate Director of Biomedical Library Job Description
The University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Library seeks an energetic and service-oriented Associate Director, with strong leadership and relationship-building skills, to lead a talented and specialized staff in the provision of: 1)clinical outreach activities, 2)research and instructional services, 3)Patron Services (access services and document delivery), and 4) Digital Media Services. The Associate Director is also outwardly facing, building key relationships with stakeholders at the schools and communities served by the Biomedical Library. Additionally, the Associate Director partners with colleagues across the Penn Libraries to ensure system-wide collaborations for new and improved services. A complete job description is located with the application link below.
If you are interested in the position, please see the complete position description and complete our online application at:
Sunday, September 21st, 2014
The D. Samuel Gottesman Library at Albert Einstein College of Medicine is accepting applications for a full-time position as Head of Resources Management.
The candidate, under the direction of the Associate Director, supervises 3 support staff and manages bibliographic and digital library systems in support of collection development, acquisitions and cataloging operations which include both print and electronic media. The individual must be creative, flexible, highly service-oriented and able to work independently and collegially with diverse library staff. This is a full-time, non-tenure track faculty position.
This position will be open until filled.
Day-to-day duties include:
Manages acquisitions, collection development, and serves as chief cataloger
Performs original and copy cataloging of physical and digital formats, authority control, documents local cataloging practices
Maintains and evaluates record integrity and quality control on our integrated library system
Develops policies, standards and workflows for acquisition, description, access, and preservation of print and digital materials
Works closely with the Electronic Resources Management (ERM) professional
Collaborates with other library professional staff members
Performs other duties as assigned
MLS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution
3-5 years’ experience with increasing responsibilities
Demonstrated knowledge of AACR2 and RDA, MaRC, NLM & LC classifications, authority control and bibliographic utilities
Experience managing an integrated library system.
Experience with Innovative Interfaces Inc (III) on the Millennium platform preferred
The Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is located in the Bronx, NY. Einstein is home to 2,000 faculty members, 750 medical students, 350 PhD students, and 380 postdoctoral investigators in basic sciences and clinical research. Affiliated with five major medical centers throughout the greater New York metropolitan area, Einstein has 150 residency programs with 2,500 physicians in training.
The D. Samuel Gottesman Library serves Einstein’s students, postdoctoral researchers, faculty, staff, and residents at affiliated institutions as well as graduate students and faculty of the Ferkauf Graduate School of Psychology of Yeshiva University. Please visit our website at http://library.einstein.yu.edu .
Qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume to email@example.com . Include “Head of Resources Management” in the email subject line.
Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is an AA/EOE Employer.
Sunday, September 21st, 2014
We have an opening for a professional librarian to join our team. This person will be responsible for document delivery service as well as other operational functions such as searching, reference, instruction, collection management, etc.
||TALBOT RESEARCH LIBRARY
TALBOT RESEARCH LIBRARY seeks full-time librarian for active, service-oriented information center serving the research, clinical and administrative staff of Fox Chase Cancer Center. The librarian will be involved in many of the library’s core operations. Specific responsibilities include: document delivery, reference service, user assistance and user instruction, internet and online bibliographic database searches, assist the Director in marketing and evaluating library services and resources, and assist in collection management.
||Master’s in Library Science (ALA accredited) along with at least one year working (or volunteering) in a medical, scientific or academic library. Knowledge of medical and scientific terminology, excellent internet and online searching skills, excellent communication skills (written and oral), excellent instructional and teaching skills, proficient technology skills and an ability to figure out solutions to tech problems. A strong commitment to service and the ability to work in a team as well as independently. Excellent work habits and a professional attitude. Must possess a proficient knowledge of online databases and internet searching, and an understanding of collection management. Must possess excellent organizational skills in relation to the diversification of job responsibilities. Ability to dissect a problem, devise alternative approaches, and persist until it is resolved. Must have good time management skills and an ability to evaluate priorities. Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills. Need to be able to successfully communicate with technical support personnel either within Fox Chase or outside the institution. Must be able to clearly explain technical information. Should keep supervisor apprised of progress with job tasks.
Interested applicants must apply online http://www.fccc.edu/careers/howToApply.html
Sunday, September 21st, 2014
To clarify: The library reports to and supports PA College; we also provide service to Lancaster General Hospital (the library’s physical location), and LG Health affiliates. Applications will be accepted through 10/31, with review beginning 11/3/14. To apply, please visit the link at the bottom of the posting.
Librarian for Systems & Digital Collections
– Department: Library
– PA College of Health Sciences
– 8:30am – 5:00pm / No weekends or holidays
– Day shift
ABOUT PA COLLEGE:
A dynamic and academically rigorous institution, Pennsylvania College of Health Sciences is a private, accredited, four-year college offering associate and baccalaureate degree programs as well as certificate programs. Located in Lancaster, PA, the College attracts a select group of more than 1,400 students to study with faculty who are experts in their specialty areas.
PA College has received recognition in The Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2014 Great Colleges to Work For in the areas of work-life balance and supervisor/department-chair relationships. We offer a flexible work schedule, collegial environment, and competitive salary and benefits.
Under supervision of the Library Director, the Librarian for Systems & Digital Collections provides leadership in managing access to the library’s electronic collections, facilitating smooth access to and delivery of digital content, as well as holding responsibility for oversight of the library’s internal systems and resources. The incumbent evaluates and improves upon current practices, applying creative and innovative approaches to resource management and development. Plans, maintains and develops standards and procedures, and establishes mechanisms for system maintenance.
PREFERRED JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
– ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library/Information Science
– Minimum 3 years of experience managing projects in library applications, knowledge management systems, and/or new or emerging technologies
– Fluency with a variety of systems and utilities, including link resolvers, Discovery, ILS and applications relating to document delivery/interlibrary loan, serials control, and other services
– Familiarity and experience with systems and applications advancing library services, knowledge informatics resources and productivity
– Demonstrated understanding of current serials and electronic resource models, practices, trends and tools used by academic libraries
PREFERRED JOB-RELATED EXPERIENCE:
– Experience in an academic health sciences library environment
– Membership in the Medical Library Association’s Academy of Health Information Professionals
– Experience with Open URL Standards and meta search technology; experience with and understanding of functionality of internet search engines
– Ability to evaluate trends in new and emerging technologies, developing a vision for library advancement in applications, knowledge-based systems, and the supporting resources, enhanced by persuasive communication skills to serve as an articulate advocate in communicating the vision
Link to the position:
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.
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:
Monday, September 8th, 2014
Health Sciences Libraries
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/.
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.
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.
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.
Friday, August 15th, 2014
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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/).