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Job Ad: Associate Director, Philadelphia, PA

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:

Job Ad: Head of Resources Management, Bronx, NY

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


Required Qualifications:

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 .


Qualified candidates should email a cover letter and resume to . Include “Head of Resources Management” in the email subject line.


Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University is an AA/EOE Employer.

Job Ad: Librarian, Philadelphia, PA

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.


Requisition Number 14-0220
Post Date 9/17/2014
Category Administrative Professional

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.

Requirements 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

Job Ad: Librarian for Systems & Digital Collections, Lancaster, PA

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

– Full-time
– 8:30am – 5:00pm / No weekends or holidays
– Day shift

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.

– 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
– Significant website development and related skills, including JavaScript agility
– 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

– 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:

Is There a Shortage of Qualified Librarians for the Future’s Needs?

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.

Job Ad: Biomedical and Translational Research Librarian, Stony Brook, NY

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:

Job Ad: Director, Health Sciences Libraries, Philadelphia, PA

Monday, September 8th, 2014


Health Sciences Libraries

Temple University

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:


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, 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.

Job Ad: Library Director, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, NY

Friday, August 15th, 2014

Role Summary:

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

General Skills:

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

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 (

Job Ads: Multiple NLM Position Openings, Bethesda, MD

Monday, August 11th, 2014

These positions are located in the Division of Library Operations and the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

The MEDLARS Management Section of the Bibliographic Services Division (BSD) is looking to hire someone to serve as a technical specialist or expert and authority on databases, library and information search systems, bibliographic data, information standards, and internet applications as they relate to organizing, accessing and disseminating information of a highly specialized and technical nature.

The Index Section of the Bibliographic Services Division (BSD) has 2 positions:

Technical Information Specialist Position – Indexing Unit A

The Technical Information Specialist serves as an indexer and reviser in the Index Section. Responsibilities include: analyzing the content of biomedical  articles and applying relevant Medical Subject Headings;  providing quality assurance for PubMed/MEDLINE citations, by reviewing indexing for accuracy and advising on best practices to ensure quality; providing quality assurance for automated (machine-assisted) indexing; and contributing to the development and implementation of technological solutions that enhance indexing quality, increase production, and streamline workflows.

Technical Information Specialist Position – Indexing Unit B

The Technical Information Specialist provides technical and research support for a variety of initiatives in the Index Section. Responsibilities include: assisting with development of automated systems for indexing the biomedical literature; conducting workflow analyses to improve efficiencies and incorporate automation; designing qualitative and quantitative assessments of indexing tools and processes; analyzing PubMed/MEDLINE user needs; monitoring publishing trends relevant to indexing; investigating the role of indexing in information retrieval technologies such as linked data; and exploring ways to expand data linkages within MEDLINE records.

The Medical Subjects Headings (MeSH) section is looking to hire someone to play a role in quality assurance for the Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) production. This position includes familiarity with, editing and analyzing medical terminologies from a variety of sources and an ability to work productively and cooperatively with technical and terminology content specialists in OCCS, MeSH and MMS, as well as contract editors.

The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) is looking for a Technical Information Specialist with a comprehensive knowledge of online scholarly publishing, open access principles, and the public access policies of research funders (NIH and others). The job entails working with scientific literature databases at NLM, helping to develop and interpret policies and procedures, and helping to define functional changes and improvements when needs dictate.

The National Network Office administers the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM)to provide access to biomedical information regionally. This position involves  participating in contract management including writing Statements of Work, coordinating proposal review activities, reviewing annual contract task and budget activities, and providing program assessment and evaluation.  The candidate will provide technical advice and information on library systems, databases, information standards, and internet applications as they relate to organizing, accessing and disseminating information throughout the Network.

The announcement will be posted for five days and is open to Merit Promotion (MP) and Delegated Examining (DE) sources. 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.

Please contact NIH Human Resources Specialist Zenaida Olivero  for further information or visit

Job Ad: Associate Librarian, Memorial Sloan Kettering, New York, NY

Friday, August 8th, 2014