Archive for the ‘Employment’ Category
Friday, December 6th, 2013
Preliminary Job Announcement: Unit Head, MEDLARS Management Section, Bibliographic Services Division at NLM
We anticipate that on Thursday December 5th, there will be an announcement on USAJOBS.gov for the Bibliographic Data Management Unit Head, MEDLARS Management Section of the Bibliographic Services Division position at the National Library of Medicine. The position will be listed as a Supervisory Technical Information Specialist GS-1412-13, with a salary range from $89,033 to $115,742 including locality pay per annum. The announcement will be posted for five days. 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.
The selected candidate will serve as the Bibliographic Data Management Unit Head for the MEDLARS Management Section (MMS), Bibliographic Services Division, within the National Library of Medicine. The MMS Section coordinates activities between NLM and its online users providing documentation, technical information, and training; responds to advanced customer service inquires; coordinates testing, quality assurance and development of MEDLINE data; licenses and distributes NLM data; coordinates Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) activities; and systematically and logistically supports the NLM Literature Selection Technical Review Committee (LSTRC) review of journals for inclusion in MEDLINE.
The Head of this Unit provides expert technical and data content quality assurance oversight for various library systems and NLM databases and information retrieval systems. The major duties and responsibilities include:
• Directing the work of the Unit;
• Serving as the resident export and authority on library systems, databases, information standards, Internet application or network services as they pertain to acquiring, organizing, accessing, and disseminating information;
• Serves as a Section liaison to one or more standing working groups within the library to support the Section’s mission;
• Serves as technical expert with at least one of the NLM products/services the Section supports including: MEDLINE/PubMed database, UMLS, LinkOut, specialized data; NLM Literature Selection Technical Review Committee (LSTRC) system, NIH Manuscript Submission System, and ClinicalTrials.gov;
• Serves as a specialist in information and automation technologies and their application to library and information systems and the development of new products and services; and
• Proficiency in data collection, evaluation and analysis methods
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 Sara Tybaert, Head, MEDLARS Management Section at 301.496.7717 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions.
Friday, December 6th, 2013
Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University in NY, NY is seeking to fill this Academic position.
Position Title: Instructional Design Librarian
Department: The Samuel J. Wood Library and The C.V. Starr Biomedical Information Center
Status: Full Time, Academic/Faculty – Non Professorial Track
Salary: Starting salary negotiable: minimum $63,000
Location: Upper East Side – Manhattan location
The Instructional Design Librarian is responsible for designing, developing and delivering instructional programming in a variety of formats for the Weill Cornell Medical Library New York and the Distributed e-Library, Weill Cornell-Qatar. Additionally, the Instructional Design Librarian is the expert on copyright and fair usage for the Colleges. This position reports to the Associate Director for User Support, Research, and Education. The position is based in New York City, but will require travel to Doha, Qatar.
• In conjunction with library staff create innovative and effective learning materials utilizing a variety of delivery methods, including digital learning objects and web-based instruction modules.
• Provide staff development for the use of educational technology and education concepts.
• Provide expertise on copyright and fair usage to faculty, students and staff.
• Maintain learning environments and tools.
• Develop assessment plans for the library’s instruction program to assess student learning and the impact of information literacy instruction.
• Liaise with the Educational Web Services Group and Informational Technologies and Services regarding educational technology.
• Pursue an active and ongoing plan for professional development, research, publishing and service.
• Advanced degree or certification in educational technologies or instructional design.
• Graduate degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution preferred.
• Demonstrated ability to apply an established instructional design process.
• Excellent technical, written and verbal communication skills and teaching/presentation skills.
• Experience with Canvas and WebEx preferred.
• Able to work collaboratively in a team environment.
• Demonstrated initiative, the ability to manage multiple projects and a commitment to professional development.
Please email cover letter and curriculum vitae to email@example.com
Founded in 1898, and affiliated with what is now New York-Presbyterian Hospital since 1927, Weill Cornell Medical College is among the top-ranked clinical and medical research centers in the country. In addition to offering degrees in medicine, Cornell also has Ph.D. programs in biomedical research and education at the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and with neighboring Rockefeller University and the Sloan-Kettering Institute, has established a joint MD-PhD. program for students to intensify their pursuit of Cornell’s triple mission of education, research, and patient care.
Weill Cornell Medical College’s educational mission emphasizes the importance of combining a strong foundation in the medical sciences with extensive clinical training in patient care. By promoting a true social commitment, stimulating creativity, and fostering independent thought and study, Weill Cornell Medical College continues to cultivate the best of tomorrow’s leaders in the field of medicine.
Weill Cornell Medical College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.
We look forward to hearing from you.
Friday, November 22nd, 2013
The Harrell Health Sciences Library at Penn State Hershey is seeking a service and systems integration specialist to support, in collaboration with university libraries, the implementation, integration, and maintenance of disparate library systems including ILLIAD interlibrary loan system, SIRSI integrated library system, Summon, 360 Link, proxy server, content management system, etc., and services such as digital signage, etc., available within the Penn State Hershey system. The integration specialist will configure or collaborate on the configuration of these systems.
Salary: $50,770, minimum, salary negotiable. To find a full description and to apply online, see job #40792 at www.psu.jobs. Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.
See more at: http://www.mlaphil.org/wp/category/jobs/#sthash.wGXHz53L.dpuf
Sunday, November 17th, 2013
Saturday, November 9th, 2013
Colleagues – NLM has two GS 14 (salary range from $105,211 to $136,771 including locality pay per annum) openings posted today on USAJobs. Please see links below for both positions and pass on to interested contacts. Both vacancies are posted for five days; this is our standard practice.
We are seeking candidates for Head, Collection Access Section and Head, Preservation Section. Visit: Careers @ NLM to discover more information about our mission, our dynamic team and what it is like to work at the world’s largest biomedical library, located on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.
Please contact Martha Fishel, Chief, Public Services Division at 301.496.5501 or firstname.lastname@example.org with questions regarding either opening.
The Head of the Collection Access Section is responsible for:
- Managing NLM’s offsite document delivery operations including all associated contract activity;
- Managing NLM Onsite document delivery services to patrons in the main Reading Room, including oversight of contract activity to support patron copying and printing;
- Overseeing the development of DOCLINE, NLM’s automated request routing and order referral system for medical libraries;
- Managing an automated document request monitoring and delivery system for NLM’s interlibrary loan activity (Relais);
- Managing customer services operations for referred inquiries regarding DOCLINE, interlibrary loan and onsite collection access services; and
- Assisting in testing new NLM products and services that affect circulation, bibliographic searching, interlibrary loan and document delivery.
See Announcement: NIH-NLM-DE-14-987316 (Head, Collection Access Section)
The Head of the Preservation and Collection Management Section is responsible for preserving and managing NLM’s collections including:
- Binding and book repair;
- Shelving and shifting collections;
- Space planning for collections;
- Disaster prevention and response;
- Environmental monitoring;
- Audiovisual duplication;
- Collection digitization and digital preservation; and
- Staff training in careful handling of library materials
See Announcement: NIH-NLM-DE-14-989579 (Head, Preservation and Collection Management Section)
Saturday, November 9th, 2013
Below you will find the results of your saved search 1410 Librarian; 1412 Tech Info Serv. Please note this message contains only up to the first 10 results from this saved search. Please click View All Opportunities to view the complete list of results on the USAJOBS web site.
Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1 vacancies – Washington DC, District of Columbia
Salary: $89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year
Series and Grade: GS-1410-13
Open Period: Tuesday, November 05, 2013 to Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Position Information: Permanent – Full-Time
Who May Apply: United States Citizens
Monday, October 28th, 2013
The National Library of Medicine (NLM) located in Bethesda, MD is accepting applications for its Associate Fellowship program, a one-year training program for recent MLS graduates and librarians early in their career.
In the first half of the year, a formal curriculum offers exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of NLM’s web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of library operations.
The September through August program also offers professional development and an introduction to the wider world of health sciences librarianship that may include:
- Supported attendance at national professional conferences, often including the Medical Library Association’s annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting and others
- Additional brown bags, seminars, field trips, attendance at a Pow-Wow and learning opportunities available on the National Institutes of Health campus
- Opportunities to meet and interact with senior management at the National Library of Medicine
- Experienced preceptors from National Library of Medicine staff
- Potential to compete for a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States
The Fellowship offers:
- A stipend equivalent to a U.S. Civil Service salary at the GS-9 level ($51,630 in 2013)
- Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance
- Some relocation funding
Who is eligible?
All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2014. Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply. Priority is given to U.S. citizens.
Applications and additional information are available on the Web at www.nlm.nih.gov/about/training/associate/. Application deadline is February 4, 2014. Between 4 and 7 fellows will be selected for the program.
Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-435.4083 or email@example.com
Saturday, October 19th, 2013
The Health Sciences Library at the SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY invites applications for the position of Assistant Director for Customer Services. We seek an innovative and dynamic individual with demonstrated personnel and project management leadership abilities. This position emphasizes a commitment to the HSL team, superior customer service, and to meeting the current and emerging health information needs of the Upstate community.
The successful candidate will be forward thinking, motivated, flexible, and excited to work in a collaborative, rapidly evolving team environment. S/he will exhibit the capacity to thrive in the exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment of a regional medical system and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.
This position reports to the HSL Director and serves as a member of the administrative team providing leadership and direction for the HSL. The Assistant Director fosters a creative, team-oriented work environment; leads the departments of access services, reference and Family Resource Center (12 FTE); provides reference services to HSL clients, contributes to evening and weekend coverage; participates in strategic planning and assessment; evaluates existing programs and develops new programs; determines and interprets library policies; and contributes to and learns from the profession through such avenues as local, state and national professional organizations and publications.
Required: ALA accredited Master’s degree in library or information sciences or commensurate degree with relevant experience; 6 or more years of library experience with evidence of personnel and project leadership successes; 3 or more years of experience in a supervisory capacity; reference or liaison services experience; evidence of recent and relevant successful experience in supervising library staff and student workers; experience with orienting and training staff and students and reviewing work; ability to evaluate and assess library programs, services and policies; excellent organizational, time and project management skills; demonstrated evidence of initiative and flexibility, ability to work creatively, collaboratively and effectively both as a team member and independently and to promote teamwork amongst colleagues; evidence of interpersonal and team building skills as well as excellent oral and written communication skills. Preferred: Experience in a health sciences or hospital library; online reference services and AHIP membership.
The HSL’s current interests include developing new collaborations with local, regional and SUNY libraries; further developing our Family Resource Center; developing services for the soon to open Cancer Center; promoting a culture of evidence-based practice, delivering HSL services to geographically dispersed locations and to the patients and families in our 25 counties service area.
The SUNY Upstate Medical University is Central New York’s only academic medical center and the region’s largest employer. Our community includes colleges of medicine, nursing, allied health, & graduate studies; University Hospital, a 400 bed tertiary care hospital; Upstate University Hospital at Community, a 306 bed hospital; and the Golisano’s Children’s Hospital. For more information about us, please visit http://library.upstate.edu, http://www.upstate.edu/hospital/ , http://www.upstate.edu/community/ and http://www.upstate.edu/gch/ .
SALARY AND BENEFITS: Initial appointment will be at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian. Salary is dependent on qualifications. Excellent benefits package including TIAA-CREF and other retirement options. 12 month, tenure track position with faculty status. Priority review of applicants begins November 15, 2013 and continues until filled.
TO APPLY: To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on-line at http://jobs.upstate.edu to job #037145.
Saturday, October 12th, 2013
Special Collections and Digitization Librarian (Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital, Pennsylvania)
The Scott Memorial Library of Thomas Jefferson University and Hospital seeks a service-oriented and energetic individual to support the Archives and Special Collections and the digital repository, the Jefferson Digital Commons.
Duties and Responsibilities University Archives: Our desired candidate should be flexible, innovative and be ably work with minimal direction. An ability to learn and apply new technologies for archives management, preservation and collection access is necessary. In the Archives this position offers an excellent opportunity for an engaged and inquisitive individual to provide reference assistance and access to students, faculty and researchers to Jefferson’s rich special collections and archives. The individual will support collection organization by arranging a wide variety of resources for ease of use and by describing holdings through guides, inventories and other finding aids. Organizing and mounting exhibits at various campus locations will also be the responsibility of this position. Jefferson Digital Commons: Under the direction of the Jefferson Digital Commons Editor, this individual will assume editorial support responsibilities for the Jefferson Digital Commons. They will work with faculty to identify, prepare and deposit materials into the Commons. Coordination of scanning materials for the repository with the Library’s paraprofessional staff will be another position responsibility. This position will report to the University Archivist.
Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS or MIS degree or an advanced degree in History strongly preferred and demonstrated commitment to ongoing professional development. Knowledge of emerging technology trends related to digital collections. Familiarity with digital preservation practices. Able to be flexible in an environment of rapid change. Demonstrated ability to work effectively, cooperatively and collaboratively with a variety of individuals and groups across an organization to accomplish initiatives; demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate and implement projects. Experience with exhibition design and installation a plus. Excellent communication and interpersonal skills essential. Thomas Jefferson University invited candidates from diverse backgrounds who will contribute affirmatively and creatively to the university’s multicultural environment. Our goal is for our employees to reflect the rich mix of backgrounds, life experiences, cultures, perspectives and world views that is found within our university community.
General Information The mission of the University Archives & Special Collections is to collect, conserve and make available to researchers the enduring, historic materials that inform the story of the institution, dating from its founding in 1824 to the present. The Archives collects and holds the official records of the University, while the varied Special Collections range from 10,000 rare books dating from 15th to 19th centuries, numerous manuscripts, large photograph collections, publications and medical artifacts. The Jefferson Digital Commons (JDC) is the free digital archive for articles published by Jefferson authors, Jefferson-sponsored journals, and historical materials from the University Archives and Special Collections. Since 2006, the JDC has had over 1.5 million full-text downloads. The goal of the Commons is to enhance the visibility of Jefferson scholarship and to promote Jefferson authors. The Scott Memorial Library serves the students, faculty, clinicians and staff of Thomas Jefferson University, Jefferson University Physicians and Thomas Jefferson University Hospital. The Library collections include more than 3000 electronic journals. 90,000 bound journal volumes, and more than 85,000 monographs and electronic books. In addition, a variety of popular books and magazines, medical education software packages and 3D models complement the Library’s core journal and book collection. The library occupies four of the six floors of the centrally located Scott Building. Salary and Benefits Salary is commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits including 20 days of vacation and a matching retirement plan. Review of applications will begin on October 15, 2013 and continue until the position is filled. Candidates must apply online using Thomas Jefferson University job system.
Saturday, October 12th, 2013
Dear Network Members:
The NN/LM Middle Atlantic Region (NN/LM MAR) Regional Medical Library is extending an invitation for all network members to provide feedback about the strengths of our program and future directions we should take. This feedback will help us prepare for an upcoming site review from the National Library of Medicine (NLM) on November 19, 2013.The goal of the site review is to:
- help NN/LM MAR and NLM understand how the Regional Medical Library is serving its network membership
- learn how NN/LM MAR can strengthen its program to meet current and emerging needs in the region, and
- gather ideas for how NLM can support the national network
To provide feedback, please click on the link below. You can answer as many questions as you want and/or provide other comments: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/mar-review.
The responses from this questionnaire will be provided unedited (but without names attached) to those involved in the site review, specifically the site review team along with staff from NN/LM MAR and NLM. These responses may also be included in the site team’s written report, which is made available to NN/LM MAR staff. NN/LM MAR in turn, may decide to share the site review report with advisors or advisory groups such as our Regional Advisory Committee.
Your responses are very important to us. So please take a few moments to send your feedback! We will be collecting feedback through October 18, 2013.
Renae Barger, Executive Director
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Middle Atlantic Region
Health Sciences Library System
University of Pittsburgh
200 Scaife Hall
3550 Terrace Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15261