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Job Ad: Reference Librarian, Health Sciences Library System, Pittsburgh, PA

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Reference Librarian

Health Sciences Library System (HSLS)

University of Pittsburgh

The primary responsibility of this position is to provide reference service utilizing a variety of print, electronic, and database resources. The position reports to the Senior Associate Director.

Major responsibilities include:

  1. Provide core reference services both in person and by virtual means using online chat, email, and telephone.
  2. Suggest, create, and teach library-related classes. Provide overviews and introductions/tours of the resources and services of the HSLS to students and faculty in the Schools of the Health Sciences.
  3. Monitor trends in health sciences librarianship such as evidence-based practice, Web 2.0 communication, and social networking technology.
  4. Collaborate with other librarians and staff concerning library programs and services

Qualifications:  The applicant must have a Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school, as well as knowledge of computer applications, including medical and consumer databases, Internet searching, web design, and HTML experience.  Highly preferred is a background in health sciences. The applicant must have demonstrated ability to interact with the public in a patient and tactful manner as well as flexibility, ability to manage multiple tasks, and to work collaboratively and independently in a complex and fast-paced environment.  Applicant must demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, as well as skill in written and oral communication.  Evidence of continued professional growth should also be demonstrated.

Position is a full-time non-tenured faculty librarian position, and may occasionally require additional work hours beyond the 40-hour workweek.  Salary and appointment level are dependent on qualifications and experience.  Screening of applications will begin Feb 24, 2014 and the position is open until filled.

Environment:  The Health Sciences Library System provides collections and services designed to meet the information needs of the Schools of Medicine, Dental Medicine, Pharmacy, Health and Rehabilitation Sciences and Nursing, and the Graduate School of Public Health at the University of Pittsburgh.  HSLS has an active user education program, participates in the curricula of the health sciences schools, provides a full complement of information services and hosts the popular Systematic Review Workshop: The Nuts and Bolts for Librarians. HSLS is also the home of the Middle Atlantic Region of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM-MAR). For additional information about HSLS, see

Please send letter of application, resume and names of three references to:

Search Committee, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh

Applications should be sent via e-mail to

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Ad: Two Head Positions, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Head, Library Technology Services Section

Head, Serials Acquisitions Unit, Collection Development and Acquisitions Section

These two new positions reflect the Technical Services Division’s (TSD) strategic planning and reorganization that is effective as of today, January 26, 2014. Information about the reorganization can be found at: Public information about TSD is on the revised TSD Fact Sheet:

1- Head, Library Technology Services Section, Technical Services Division, National Library of Medicine

This position will be listed as Supervisory Librarian GS-1410-14, with a salary range from $106,263 to $138,136 including locality pay per annum.

The head of the Library Technology Services Section is responsible for a staff of ten professional librarians and technical information specialists whose grades range from GS 9 to GS 13 level and one library technical support staff whose grade ranges from GS 7 to GS 8 level. The staff collectively manage bibliographic and digital library systems to support the Division’s collection development, acquisitions, licensing and cataloging operations. These systems also support a broad range of LO and NLM services. Major activities of the Section include managing the maintenance, development, testing, training and documentation for the Voyager Integrated Library System; the NLM Digital Collections repository; locally developed systems to support NLM indexing and PubMed citation creation activities; online public access catalogs to provide discovery and delivery of the NLM collection; electronic resources management systems including an OpenURL Link Resolver; a Library Operations-wide documentation system; report writing software for providing statistical reports and data analyses; Web collecting and archiving software; and numerous other software utilized by staff to carry out Division functions. The Section provides first level desktop hardware and software support for the Division, maintains the Division’s technology, computers and equipment budget, and, in collaboration with the Office of Computer and Communication Systems, is responsible for ensuring computer equipment is properly deployed throughout the Division.

The incumbent will be a member of the Technical Services Division senior management team, reporting directly to the Chief of the Division, and serves on working groups within NLM and represents NLM to various professional and government organizations.

Please contact Jennifer Marill, Chief, Technical Services Division at 301.435.7072 or with questions about this position.

2- Head, Serials Acquisitions Unit, Collection Development and Acquisitions Section, Technical Services Division, National Library of Medicine

This position will be listed as Supervisory Librarian GS-1410-13, with a salary range from $89,924 to $116,901 including locality pay per annum.

The Serials Acquisitions Unit Head in the Collection Development and Acquisitions Section serves as the head of one of four units and directly supervises a staff of three professional acquisitions librarians whose grades range from GS 9 to GS 12 level and five library technical support staff whose grades range from GS 7 to GS 8 level.  The incumbent is responsible for managing operations of the Unit which acquires approximately 18,000 print and electronic biomedical and related serials, including providing preliminary bibliographic control for serial titles; managing accounts and communication with commercial subscription vendors worldwide; physical processing of print serial issues; creating and maintaining purchase order, receiving, payment and holdings records in an integrated library system; monitoring expenditures on the serials budget; and preparing reports to support analysis of the NLM collection.

The incumbent will be a member of the Collection Development and Acquisitions Section management team, reporting directly to the Section Head, and serves on working groups within NLM and represents NLM to various professional and government organizations.

Please contact Patricia Bosma, Head, Collection Development and Acquisitions Section, Technical Services Division at 301.496.3830 with questions about this position.
The Technical Services Division contributes to the National Library of Medicine’s mission of providing biomedical research and health information worldwide through a variety of programs and activities, including:

Formulating, implementing, and evaluating NLM collection development policies;
Selecting, acquiring, and processing the modern NLM collection of biomedical literature, including print and electronic resources;
Producing and maintaining cataloging records and the official catalog for the NLM collection;
Providing original cataloging and other metadata services; and
Managing bibliographic and digital library systems and software to support the Division’s collection development, acquisitions, licensing and cataloging operations as well as support a broad range of LO and NLM services.

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.

Job Ad: Two Head Positions, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

Friday, January 31st, 2014

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), located on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus, in Bethesda, Maryland is recruiting recent library science graduates for paid internships to fill entry level librarian or information science positions. The positions offer a unique opportunity to work at the world’s largest biomedical library, with a mission of acquiring, organizing, and disseminating the biomedical knowledge for the benefit of the public’s health.

Positions are available in:

Health Services Research, Public Health and Health Information Technology

  • Engage with the public health and health services research communities in order to create and manage health information resources that serve their needs
  • Support development of knowledge and information resources to promote interoperable exchange of data and information using standardized vocabularies and codesets, standardized survey tools and assessment instruments,  and common data elements and measures

Technical Services

  • Assist with acquisition of materials for the NLM collection and management of licensed electronic resources
  • Apply medical subject headings and supplemental metadata to citations from specialized scientific and technical materials

Preservation; Digital Preservation; Rare Book Cataloging

  • Provide proper management, preservation and care of historical and non-historical collections, including monographs, serials, archives, manuscripts, oral histories, prints, photographs, posters, ephemera, motion pictures, video recordings, sound recordings, and other materials
  • Participate in digital technology, digital imaging and preservation of analog and digital formats
  • Cataloging of rare books in the NLM’s History of Medicine Division

Consumer Health

  • Organize consumer health information about diseases, conditions, and wellness, in both English and Spanish through MedlinePlus, the NLM consumer health web site

Web Site Development and Social Media

  • Support site development, or new responsive web design for MedlinePlus
  • Contribute to social media initiatives of NLM

Data and Literature Management

  • Design qualitative and quantitative assessments of tools and processes used in the indexing of biomedical literature
  • Provide technical and research support for automated (machine-assisted) indexing initiatives involving biomedical literature
  • Assist with data content review and editing of bibliographic citations, including HTML or XML tagging and metadata application, to ensure data quality and consistency
  • Test and evaluate NLM search systems, including the content in the systems and the interfaces used to access the systems.

Communication & Outreach

  • Research and write articles for internal and external publications
  • Assist with tours, digital signage and other outreach activities
  • Assist in developing social media strategies and content

Pay: GS-9 level with a pay rate of $52,146

Benefits: health insurance, and other benefits

Eligibility: Must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; must have graduated on or after 12/27/10

Apply through USAJobs at:

NLM is participating in the NIH Pathways Recent Graduates Program. NLM and NIH are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diversity. NLM hires, promotes, trains, and provides career development based on merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity), parental status, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or political affiliation.


Kathel Dunn

Associate Fellowship Coordinator

National Library of Medicine


Job Ad: Access Services/Instruction Librarian, Hershey, PA

Friday, January 31st, 2014

The George T. Harrell Health Sciences Library at Penn State Hershey  seeks an early career Access Services and Instruction Librarian. The  incumbent will report to the Associate Director /Coordinator for Education & Instruction.   This is a faculty position, may be multi-year  contract or tenure track based on qualifications, experience, and  preference.

Position Summary:

The Access Services/ Instruction Librarian will provide general  reference service, research support, and participate in user-centered  library instruction.  Under the direction of the Associate Director,  he/she will be responsible for managing and coordinating Access  Services, including managing the circulation and reference desks;  supervising staff; developing and documenting policies and procedures; collecting statistics; oversight of marketing and exhibit space,  including the Lions Eye electronic display; scheduling reference desk  coverage and responding to patron questions.  He/she will supervise library cash handling policies and procedures at the circulation desk, oversee building and collection accessibility and security, and participate in collection development activities.  The Librarian will also serve as a liaison to one or more academic departments, participate in the maintenance and support of the Harrell Library Webpage, will contribute as a member of the Library Administrative Team, and will participate in strategic planning and evaluation of library programs, services, and resources. Critical skills include the ability to function effectively in a team environment, flexibility and the capacity to embrace change in a dynamic and evolving organization, and a facility for cross-departmental communications.  He/she will contribute to the profession through librarianship, teaching & learning, service, research and involvement in professional organizations.

.    MLS/MLIS or equivalent from an ALA-accredited institution.
.    Reference experience or education in academic library reference.
.    Some experience with HTML or Web development software and Web 2.0 tools and services.
.    Demonstrated familiarity with current technologies.
.    Demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative, service oriented, rapidly changing environment to accomplish mutual goals.
.    Excellent oral and written communication skills; and a strong public service orientation.
.    Demonstrated commitment to professional development and potential for promotion.
.    Two years of experience in an Academic Health Sciences or Hospital library.
.    Teaching experience
.    Experience with database searching with an emphasis on medicine and health related resources.
.    Supervisory experience University Libraries:

Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the CIC (Big 10) academic consortium.  The Penn State University Libraries currently rank 8th in North America among private and public research universities, based on Association for Research Libraries Investment Index.  The University Libraries are located at University Park and 23 other campuses throughout Pennsylvania. Collections exceed 6.5 million volumes, including more than 68,000 current serial subscriptions. Penn State Hershey, located approximately 100 miles from University Park, is the medical campus of Penn State University.

Penn State Hershey:

Penn State College of Medicine at Penn State Hershey Medical Center confers the doctor of medicine degree and, in conjunction with Penn State’s Graduate School, offers doctor of philosophy degrees in anatomy, biochemistry, and molecular biology, bioengineering, bioinformatics and genomics, cell and molecular biology, chemical biology, genetics, immunology and infectious diseases, integrative biosciences, microbiology and immunology, molecular medicine, molecular toxicology, neuroscience, pharmacology, and physiology. The College of Medicine offers Master of Science degrees in anatomy, laboratory animal medicine, public health sciences, homeland security, neuroscience, and physiology.

The Penn State Hershey campus is located in Hershey, PA a suburban community approximately twelve miles from Harrisburg, the state capital.  The fourth largest employer in Central Pennsylvania, Penn
State’s Milton S. Hershey Medical Center provides jobs for more than 6,950 area residents.  Hershey Foods Corporation, also headquartered in Hershey, is Central Pennsylvania’s second largest industry. Hershey is within a 3 hour drive of New York, Washington D.C., and Philadelphia.

Salary and rank commensurate with experience. Excellent fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance, state or TIAA/CREF retirement options, and educational privileges.

Application Instructions:
Send a letter of application, resume or vitae, and the names and contact information of three references to Search Committee, The Pennsylvania State University, Box HYIL-MEDL, 511 Paterno Library, University Park, PA 16802, or to Please reference Box HYIL-MEDL in the email subject line.  Review of candidates will begin on March 3, 2014 and continue until the position is filled. Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with
University policies.

Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

Job Ad: Director, Informatics Research Engagement, Philadelphia, PA

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Drexel University Libraries is a dynamic, matrixed organization focused on transformation to create scholarly connections, effective library learning environments and access to authoritative information. The Libraries, comprised of four physical locations and a virtual presence, seeks a Director, Informatics for Research Engagement to provide leadership in developing library services that support Drexel’s vision to be the Philadelphia region’s leading university excelling in high-quality experiential education, online learning, translational research, technology transfer and business incubation, and urban revitalization.

Job Overview:

Reporting to the Dean of Libraries and working with librarians, system developers, researchers and faculty across campus, the Director is responsible for evolving and implementing a university-wide approach to data management and curation of digital content and leading the Libraries’ staff and partnerships to provide service support for preservation and access to the University’s research data, digital content, records and archives. The Director will be involved in the integration of data literacy competencies with the Libraries’ instructional programs and will lead development of services that apply research and system designs for effective data curation for the Libraries’ partnership with others on campus.


Required qualifications:

-              Completed graduate degree, with emphasis in Library or Information Sciences, informatics, digital archival studies, computing, or data management; Ph.D. strongly preferred

-              Minimum of four years administrative or management experience, including demonstrated success in supervision and technology management

-              Demonstrated capabilities in computing, data management and analysis, and effective consultation with researchers to provide informatics solutions and support

-              Knowledge of state-of-the-art tools and systems for assembly, alignment and analysis of data, in multiple formats [e.g. textual, visual, and audio] and ability to select and implement appropriate solutions for an institutional repository;

-              Successful experience working with diverse teams across disciplines with excellent communication, coordination, and project management skills to handle multiple complex projects simultaneously

-              Highly motivated and enterprising, with strong problem solving skills and capable of working both independently and in multifunctional team settings

-              Indication of professional commitment through service, presentation, or research

Preferred qualifications:

-              Professional experience working in an academic library or research information organization

-              Experience with large-scale data management or data visualization

-              Success in designing an innovative program and leading organizational change to adopt it

-              Experience working in a collaborative matrixed organization

-              Successful teaching experience, including course development and online delivery

Essential Functions:

The Director provides administrative leadership and coordination for effective systems, efficient workflow procedures for data and information preservation and organization, policies on rights and usage issues, and maintaining user-centric institutional repositories, regardless of format. The incumbent provides administrative leadership for the Libraries’ programs of archival curation, digital content management, and research application and system design; as well as supervision for the program managers of the University Archives, Libraries’ Institutional Repository and Discovery Systems.   The Director provides leadership for the campus federated Digital@Drexel coalition of digital collection owners that work collaboratively to provide central access to these University’s unique artifacts of research and teaching.

The incumbent works collaboratively with the Libraries’ Directors for Service & Quality Improvement, Academic Partnerships, and Administrative Services, and as a member of the Libraries Strategic Leadership Group to ensure effective and efficient operations of the Libraries.   The Director is expected to be professionally active through services, presentation, publications or research.

Supplemental Posting Information:

Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11 percent) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

To apply for this position, please apply online at: or visit and search for Director, Informatics for Research Engagement. The requisition number is 5813.

Job Ad: Manager, Learning Engagement, Philadelphia, PA

Friday, January 24th, 2014

The Drexel University Libraries seeks an energetic and innovative manager to successfully lead librarians and work with faculty to embed curricula and coursework with all aspects of information literacy and related lifelong learning skills.  Collaborating with other library and campus instructional experts, the manager will explore and strengthen applications of information and communication technologies for effective delivery of instructional support for online and face-to-face learning environments.  The manager will apply knowledge and experience in assessment to improve instruction and learners’ mastery of information literacy skills and competencies.  To evolve the Learning Engagement program, the manager will lead expansion of the Libraries’ knowledge of appropriate pedagogies for diverse learners and learning environments, instructional design and use of technology to meet these goals.  Review of applications will begin January 17, 2014.


The Manager, Learning Engagement, provides managerial leadership for the Drexel University Libraries’ program of instruction, which actively engages faculty, librarians and expert academic staff to develop students’ abilities to effectively discover and utilize information and data in their work.  This program supports the University’s mission of developing students who are self-directed, life-long learners.  The Libraries’ impact on student learning is framed by indicators of academic success including the Drexel Student Learning Priorities (DSLP) core competencies for Drexel graduates that include information literacy.  Specifically, the Learning Engagement program aims to enable learners to explore and develop superior levels of DSLP competencies to identify, evaluate and use authoritative information resources, and to facilitate faculty teaching.

Reporting to the Director of Academic Partnerships, the Manager supervises some and leads all liaison librarians involved in the Libraries’ program of Instruction. As a member of the Libraries’ Managerial Leadership Group, this Manager contributes to the ongoing operations of the Libraries through participation in strategic planning and divisional decision-making, and in implementation of library policies.  Accountability is regularly reported through program goal setting, fiscal and performance evaluation, and client-based satisfaction and outcomes assessment. Librarians are expected to be professionally active through participation in campus activities, external service, and/or publication and presentation.

Library Academic Partnerships focuses on strengthening Drexel’s connections to scholarly communications. The division’s liaison librarians working within a matrixed organizational structure are responsible for coaching mastery of core literacy skills, fostering self-directed and life-long learning practices, designing technology-based teaching tools, providing consultation for scholarly engagement, and building collections and electronic resources for utilization within the Drexel University community.


Required Qualifications

-              A graduate degree, ALA accredited MLS degree preferred

-              Demonstrated experience and expert knowledge of pedagogy and instructional techniques

-              Demonstrated successful experience with utilizing technology both face-to-face and online to meet instructional outcomes

-              Knowledge of learning outcomes assessment and evidence of conducting program evaluations

-              Demonstrated experience with learning management system(s)

-              Minimum four years of professional experience in an educational organization, preferably in an academic library

-              Record of growth and success in management responsibilities, including supervisory experience

-              Demonstrated project management experience

-              Excellent communication skills

-              Demonstrated involvement and contribution to the professional community

Preferred Qualifications

-              Undergraduate degree and/or graduate coursework in a science or applied science discipline

-              Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in higher education

-              Experience with Blackboard Learn LMS

-              Demonstrated success working within a matrix organization

-              Demonstrated success as an entrepreneurial or innovative leader

Essential Functions:

-              Lead innovative and coordinated program of instruction with primary focus on information literacy

-              Lead and coordinate librarians and other staff in support of instructional program

-              Collaborate with faculty and other instructional experts to promote, develop and embed information literacy in  the university curricula and student academic experiences

-              Collaborate with campus leaders in continued development and support of online learning programs

-              Supervise liaison librarians and mentor them to professionally develop and successfully contribute to the Libraries partnership, research and services programs

-              Serve as liaison to at least one college or department, dependent on academic background & professional experience

-              Participate in Libraries’ Managerial Leadership Group and in divisional leadership efforts towards Libraries planning, assessment & evaluation

-              Engage in professional development through presentations, publications, continuing education and/or personal involvement in professional associations

Supplemental Posting Information:

Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11 percent) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

To apply for this position, please apply online at: or visit and search for Manager, Learning Engagement. The requisition number is 5814.

Job Ad: Liaison for Life Sciences, Philadelphia, PA

Friday, January 24th, 2014

Drexel University Libraries seeks an innovative librarian with demonstrated experience working with faculty and students in learning and research programs to serve as its Liaison Librarian for Life Sciences.  This position provides an exciting opportunity to build partnerships and collaborations within the life sciences programs in two of Drexel’s dynamic academic units: the College of Arts & Sciences and the College of Medicine.  Review of applications will begin January 17, 2014.

The Liaison Librarian for Life Sciences serves as liaison between the University Libraries and the faculty, staff and students of the departments of Biology, Chemistry, and BEES (Biodiversity, Earth & Environmental Science) within the College of Arts & Sciences and the departments of the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences & Professional Studies within the College of Medicine.  The Liaison Librarian for Life Sciences is a member of a matrixed team of librarians who work in close partnership to develop, implement and assess instructional and research programs that advance Drexel’s educational and research mission.

The position will be primarily based at the WW Hagerty Library, with access to office hoteling on the University’s medical campuses. Liaison librarians are expected to contribute to the Libraries’ ongoing operations through participation in departmental planning and decision-making, and in implementation of library and departmental policies. Regular reporting of activities and appropriate statistics is required.  Librarians are encouraged to participate in university activities and initiatives.  Occasional evening and weekend work is required.


Required Qualifications

-              ALA accredited MLS or equivalent graduate degree

-              Minimum three years of professional, academic library experience

-              Undergraduate degree and/or graduate coursework in life sciences discipline

-              Demonstrated knowledge of life science information resources and tools

-              Demonstrated experience and knowledge of pedagogy and instructional technique

-              Demonstrated experience working in digital service environments

-              Demonstrated knowledge of research protocols and trends in life sciences

-              Demonstrated experience working with research outputs; data and/or scholarly communication

-              Excellent communication skills

-              Demonstrated involvement and contribution to the professional community

Preferred Qualifications

-              Demonstrated knowledge of current trends in higher education;

-              Project management experience

-              Experience with learning management systems

-              Demonstrated success working within a matrix organization

-              Demonstrated success working in a changing organization

Essential Functions:

Key Responsibilities

-              Collaborate with faculty and staff to integrate information-seeking instruction in support of research into  courses and curriculum

-              Actively builds partnerships  to develop programs and tools that enrich research and scholarship in life sciences

-              Develop, provide, and assess course-related instruction

-              Create and maintain web-based research guides, instructional materials, and web pages to help users in their research

-              Provide general consultations, as well as specialized and customized reference services for users in  subject areas in person, phone, email and chat

-              Participate in collaborative collection development for the University Libraries

-              Contribute professionally through participation in campus activities, external service, and/or publication and presentation.

Supplemental Posting Information:

Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11 percent) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

To apply for this position, please apply online at: or visit and search for Liaison Librarian for Life Sciences. The requisition number is 5811.

Job Ad: Senior Systems & Technology Librarian, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA

Friday, January 17th, 2014

Position Title:  HSL Senior Systems & Technology Librarian

Location:  Temple University Health Sciences Libraries

The Temple University Health Sciences Libraries seek an innovative, yet pragmatic leader to oversee its IT operations. 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:


The HSL Senior Systems & Technology Librarian is responsible for the Libraries’ IT strategy, development and daily operations. This position will direct, supervise, and coordinate the IT department – including management of staff, installation and support of public and staff desktop computer and peripherals, supporting university-wide library-specific system applications, and reviewing and recommending new technology and technology-related services in the Libraries.

Responsibilities include:

- Provides strategic direction to and manages the two health sciences libraries (Ginsburg and Podiatry Library) IT infrastructure. Identify opportunities to improve current IT processes. In house operations include public and staff desktop computers, laptops, printers, scanners, digital signage and technology in smart classrooms and meeting rooms.
- Manages the Health Sciences IT department, including one technical support staff specialist, one part-time IT staff person and multiple student IT staff.
- Participates in the development, operation, and maintenance of central or shared Temple University library systems such as the ILS, electronic reserves, and other systems. Manages health sciences library-specific systems applications.
- Works closely with vendors to establish new systems and services and collaboratively resolve technical support issues for systems when appropriate.
- Works closely with other librarians, School of Medicine IT staff, TUH IT staff and TU Computer Services personnel to ensure optimal technology-based operations.
- Provides hands-on systems support as needed for Library staff and patrons.
- Communicates regularly with library staff on technology-related issues. Provides regular updates on the status of ongoing projects, new equipment, and resolution of technology issues.
- Researches and recommends hardware, software and related equipment; provides specifications as needed.
- Oversees the tracking and updating of all pending services and projects using established tracking systems.
- Serves as Team Leader for the HSL New Technologies team.
- Serves as part of the University Libraries Technology Services Department and acts as HSL liaison for central Library IT planning.
- Maintains a broad knowledge of state-of-the-art technology, equipment and systems.

Other responsibilities: manages and reports statistics as needed; represents the libraries on appropriate committees as assigned.



Competitive salary and benefits package, including relocation allowance.

Required Education and Experience: 

ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library/information science and three years IT-related experience.

Required Skills and Abilities:

• Demonstrated ability to identify, diagnose and resolve technical problems in a significant IT environment.

• Familiarity with library systems such as integrated library systems and interlibrary loan systems.

• Demonstrated evidence of continuing education/professional development in IT programs or computers in libraries applications.

• Experience installing and configuring PC and Mac workstations.

• Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft office programs, networking and information security products.

• Demonstrated project management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.


• Experience providing IT support in a large university library or health sciences library environment

• Help Desk management experience; experience with ticketing/tracking systems such as Remedy.

• Experience supervising full-time and/or part-time student staff

• Experience with open source library software, including use, development, and implementation

• Experience providing training and creating documentation


To apply for this position, please visit click on Careers@Temple and reference TU-17373. Please attach a resume and cover letter to your on-line application. 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*.

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Job Ad: Deputy Director, National Agricultural Library

Friday, January 17th, 2014

The National Agricultural Library (NAL) is currently recruiting its Deputy Director. The recruitment is open from January 13th to January 27th, 2014. The annual salary range is from $123,758 to $155,500. Please help NAL to recruit talents for this important position. The announcement URL is as follows:

Job Ad: NN/LM PNR Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Friday, January 17th, 2014

NN/LM PNR Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator
The University of Washington Libraries seeks an innovative librarian with expertise in consumer health information services and resources to join the Regional Medical Library for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Pacific Northwest Region (NN/LM PNR).

This position is an opportunity to do creative, challenging, and important work to promote the effective use of health information for patients, families, and other members of the public.  The successful candidate will initiate, develop and foster strategies to increase consumer health outreach in state, public, and medical libraries, in addition to agencies and community organizations that reach underserved populations whether due to location, poverty, ethnicity, non-English speaking, limited literacy, or adverse health status.

The Consumer Health Outreach Coordinator will develop and conduct outreach and educational programs about health literacy, culturally appropriate health information resources, and topical consumer health issues. The successful candidate will find opportunities to work with libraries, agencies for seniors, K-12 schools, and promotoras by cultivating contacts with relevant organizations or programs, including library associations, area agencies on aging, 4-H, and promotora training programs.

Duties will also include working with the staff of seven other Regional Medical Libraries (at major institutions under contract with the National Library of Medicine) and staff in the National Network Office headquartered at the National Library of Medicine.

This position requires excellent communication, program planning, management, evaluation, and interpersonal skills.  The successful candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to take initiative and set goals and priorities in a collaborative, team environment. S/he will demonstrate knowledge of issues and trends in consumer health, and respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

Responsibilities: Develop culturally and linguistically appropriate educational resources to offer in-person and distance training for public libraries, community-based, faith-based, and K-12 organizations that reach underserved audiences and age groups, such as Native American, Hispanic and multi-cultural populations, as well as teens and seniors; make site visits to network member organizations to provide consultation on collaboration, training resources, or strategies to support health literacy programs in their communities; foster librarian’s emerging role in consumer health by teaching and sharing information with network members about relevant topics (e.g. health literacy, patient engagement, patient education, Affordable Care Act) via the PNR blog, Twitter, Facebook, and website; co-coordinate the health literacy and community engagement committee of the Regional Advisory Council (RAC); with the Associate Director, develop, support and monitor awards for consumer health outreach projects by PNR Network member organizations; serve as the lead staff in the PNR office for scheduling and hosting NN/LM PNR distance learning continuing education web conference meetings and presentations for network members and priority audiences; publicize and provide training on NLM resources such as PubMed and MedlinePlus at association meetings, exhibits and other events as required.

Required: An ALA-accredited degree or an equivalent graduate library science/information studies degree with a minimum of 3 years of experience in an academic or health sciences library or consumer health environment; excellent written, teaching, and oral communication skills; strong interpersonal skills; demonstrated experience designing health literacy or library outreach programs; experience with web conferencing and online instruction platforms; familiarity with NLM and NN/LM products and services; demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative and collegial team environment; excellent organizational, time, and project management skills; demonstrated ability to thrive in an environment characterized by ambiguity, change, and occasionally competing agendas; demonstrated commitment to diversity and understanding of the contributions a diverse workforce brings to the workplace. Valid driver’s license and frequent travel required. Salary: $52,000 minimum, with level of appointment and starting salary commensurate with qualifications and background.

For fullest consideration, apply by February 24, 2014 with a cover letter,
supporting resume and name and address of at least three references.

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