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Job Ad: Electronic Resources Librarian, Philadelphia, PA

Monday, July 28th, 2014

The Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine seeks qualified applicants for the following position:


Electronic Resources Librarian (ERL)


Categories: Full Time, Professional



4170 City Avenue, Philadelphia 19131


ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: The Library seeks an innovative librarian for a multi-faceted position that involves web site and content development, electronic resources management, and public service. The ERL has prime responsibility for the institutional repository including vendor relations, creation of digital collections and metadata schemes, supervision of digitization projects, communication with authors and stakeholders, and promotion of repository use.


The ERL is responsible for electronic resource management. The ERL renews and maintains electronic resource access and associated documentation; updates and maintains linking capabilities; works collaboratively with the Digital Library Team on issues related to access.


The ERL provides user support services in reference and circulation.



Master’s level degree in library /information science; Minimum 5 years related experience; Web site development skills; Database management; Experience with Open URL Standards and meta search technology; Excellent computer literacy; Good communication and interpersonal skills; Strong service orientation; Detail oriented


To Apply: Sendletter of application, resume, names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses), and salary requirements to:


Department of Human Resources
Medical Office Building
4190 City Avenue, Suite 144
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Call (215) 871-6500
Fax (215) 871-6506

Seeking the next Head of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) at NLM

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2014

We are pleased to share with you the recruitment announcement for the next Head of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine,
commonly referred to as the national Network Office (NNO):

The Head of the National Network Office of the NN/LM serves as a national leader in developing collaborations among the varied types of libraries in the Network, including health sciences libraries, and academic and public institutions, to improve access to and the sharing of biomedical information resources.  The NNO Head is responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and advising on all aspects of providing biomedical information, for outreach to groups experiencing health disparities, and for providing access to medical information in national and international emergency and disaster situations.  The NNO Head advises on public health information policy issues, as related to programs conducted throughout the Network.   This is an exciting time for an incoming Head because plans for the 2016-2021 Regional Medical Library contracts are underway.

The very short posting time of July 22July 31 reflects the government’s effort to hire talented people quickly.  Please see the postings on and follow the instructions to apply.  One posting is for “Status Candidates” (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) and the other is for for “All US Citizens.”

The jobs will also be linked from “Careers @ NLM” on the NLM home page:

In addition to an interesting, challenging work environment, NLM has a great location on the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.  NIH is a short Metro ride from Washington, DC and a short walk from Bethesda’s thriving restaurant and retail district.  As a supervisory librarian at the GS15 level, the position has a salary range of $124,995-$157,100, and reports to the Associate Director for Library Operations, Joyce Backus.

If you have questions about this job, please contact Zenaida Olivero, PHR, (301) 435-5716, or

Dianne Babski

Deputy Associate Director of Library Operations
National Library of Medicine

Job Ad: Clinical Librarian, New York, NY

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

Weill Cornell Medical College, New York, NY

General Information

The Weill Cornell Medical College seeks a knowledgeable, creative, and enthusiastic individual for the position of Clinical Librarian. In partnership with multiple stakeholders, the Clinical Librarian provides biomedical research, information management, and instructional services to the clinical and academic communities of Weill Cornell Medical College, NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and affiliates. S/he is embedded in the clinical practices of the institution and is responsible for leading outreach activities and training initiatives to increase the value of Library services to the Medical Center. The Clinical Librarian reports to the Assistant Director, Clinical Services.


Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program. Minimum of two years health sciences library experience or relevant experience in either clinical or industry environments. Demonstrated experience in the use of bibliographic or informatics research and clinical reference tools. Excellent technical, written and verbal communication skills for the purposes of teaching, presenting, and providing customer service. Ability to manage multiple projects and work collaboratively in a team environment. Commitment to conduct independent scholarship consistent with a library faculty appointment.

Preferred Requirements:

Relevant second Master’s degree or Doctorate degree. Commitment to engage independently in continuing professional development and certification in the Medical Library Association’s AHIP.


Starting salary: $63,000 minimum, commensurate with experience. This is a full time, academic/faculty – non professorial track position. Applicants can find a complete job description, including information about the library, and instructions for submitting an application by going to our website at



Weill Cornell Medical College, NY, NY

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June 23, 2014, 3:21 p.m.

Company Information

Weill Cornell Medical College

1300 York Avenue

New York New York 10065

United States

Contact Information

CL- Search committee

Phone: None


Please send application and cover letter to:

Job Ad: Librarian, Newark, NJ

Thursday, July 3rd, 2014


TITLE: Librarian III, Information & Education

George Smith Library of the Health Sciences, Newark, NJ, Rutgers University Libraries

RESPONSIBILITIES:  Provides reference and education services, in support of the education, research, and clinical goals of the University, as well as to outreach programs sponsored by the schools and units of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences.  Participates in the implementation of library and informatics training programs for the Newark campus, as well as for university-wide courses taught via learning management systems (i.e., Moodle).  Utilizes the Web and other media to provide quality information services to the Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences community.

QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Technology.  Educational and scholarly credentials to warrant faculty appointment at one or more Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences schools are required.  Must be proficient in the use of technology-based library systems; for example, electronic reserve systems, integrated library systems, network administration, Web-based education support and development, document imaging for scholarly information transfer, and scholarly information resources and databases.

SALARY RANGE: LS23S $58,464 . $73,077. $87,690

BENEFITS: Retirement plans, health, and life insurance, prescription drug, dental and vision plans, tuition remission, and one-month vacation.

LIBRARY PROFILE: The Rutgers University Libraries, comprising libraries on the University’s Camden, New Brunswick, Newark, and Health Sciences Newark campuses, all reporting to the Vice President for Information Services and University Librarian, operate as a unified library system with coordinated public, technical services, and collection development programs including digital initiatives and a pioneering institutional repository. The Libraries have a highly valued staff of about 300, who are committed to developing innovations in access services, information literacy, and digital initiatives. The Libraries operate with a budget of $32 million and have outstanding collections, especially in jazz and New Jerseyana. The Rutgers University Libraries hold membership in ARL, CRL, Lyrasis, Metro, NERL, and VALE, and use Sirsi Dynix and OCLC as primary bibliographic utilities, and a Fedora-based institutional repository. Rutgers is also an ADVANCE institution, one of a limited number of universities in receipt of NSF funds in support of our commitment to increase diversity and the participation and advancement of women in STEM disciplines. Rutgers University is a member of the Association of American Universities and is also a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), the nation’s premier higher education consortium of top tier research institutions, composed of members of the Big Ten Conference plus the University of Chicago.

Rutgers educates top-flight health care professionals, conducts research that produces greater understanding of the science of human health, serves the health care needs of millions, and informs health care practice and policy. More than 7,900 students enroll in the eight professional schools that operate under the umbrella of Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS) —among them New Jersey’s two oldest and largest medical schools, only school of dental medicine, and oldest and most esteemed school of pharmacy. Situated in Newark, the George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences serves health sciences faculty, students and staff.  For more information please check the Libraries website:; to learn about the George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences, go to:

APPLICATIONS: To submit your application, cover letter and curriculum vitae, go to: and click “Apply Online.”

NEW JERSEY FIRST ACT/RESIDENCY LAW:  Employment at Rutgers is subject to the provisions of New Jersey First Act/ Residency Law which mandates new employees, who are not New Jersey residents, to establish primary residence in New Jersey within one year of their appointment, unless their position is on the exempt list or they successfully petition for exemption based on critical need or hardship. Additional information on this act is available at

Rutgers University offers a competitive salary & comprehensive benefits package including child care. Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V. For more information, visit

Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer. Qualified applicants will be considered for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, genetic information, protected veteran status, military service or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination


Roberta Bronson Fitzpatrick

Associate Director

Rutgers University Libraries

George F. Smith Library of the Health Sciences

30 Twelfth Avenue

P.O. Box 1709

Job Ad: Assistant Director for Customer Services, Syracuse, NY

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Search re-vitalized!


Assistant Director for Customer Services


The Health Sciences Library at the SUNY Upstate Medical University 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 experience with evidence of personnel and project leadership abilities; 3 or more years of experience in a supervisory capacity; 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 library; and AHIP membership.


The HSL’s current interests include developing new collaborations with local, regional and SUNY libraries; further developing our Family Resource 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), University Hospital (Community Campus), the Golisano’s Children’s Hospital and our new Cancer Center. For more information about us, please visit


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 August 4, 2014 and continues until filled.


TO APPLY: To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on-line at to job #030326.

Job Ad: Multiple Positions, National Library of Medicine, Bethesda, MD

Wednesday, June 4th, 2014

Job Ad: Head, Library Technology Services Section, NLM, Bethesda, MD Head, Library Technology Services Section, Technical Services Division, National Library of Medicine

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

This position is listed as Supervisory Librarian GS-1410-14, with a salary range per year from $106,263 to $138,136. Job Announcement Number: NIH-NLM-DE-14-1110718 The Head of the Library Technology Services Section reports directly to the Chief of the Technical Services Division and is responsible for a staff of eleven librarians and technical information specialists. The Section manages bibliographic and digital library systems to support the Division’s collection development, acquisitions, licensing and cataloging operations. Major activities of the Section include maintaining, developing, testing and documenting the NLM integrated library system; the 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 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 computer desktop support for the Division and manages the Division’s technology budget. The incumbent will serve on working groups within NLM and represent NLM to various professional and government organizations. Please contact Jennifer Marill, Chief, Technical Services Division, at 301-435-7072 or with questions about the position. If you have never applied for a federal position consider contacting Zenaida Olivero, Human Resources Specialist, at 301-435-5716 or to learn more about the application process. All questions about the status of the application should also be directed to her.


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. More information about the Division can be found at 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. To learn more about working at NLM see

Job Ad: Pharmacy Librarian, Wilkes Barre, PA

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Wilkes University School of Pharmacy invites applicants for the position of Pharmacy Librarian. The School of Pharmacy, housed within the Nesbitt College of Pharmacy and Nursing, has a dynamic, comprehensive and innovative approach to pharmacy education. Our mission is “To educate and develop highly qualified professionals and notably contribute to the ever-changing science and practice of pharmacy.”

The position supports the education, research, patient care, and scholarship activities of the School of Pharmacy. Core responsibilities include establishing collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and students of the School and developing resources, services, and initiatives that respond to trends in patient care, research, and professional education programs. The individual will maintain an academic appointment within the Department of Pharmacy Practice with requisite teaching responsibilities. The individual should be engaged in professional development and scholarly activities related to the position in addition to serving on library and university committees as elected or assigned. In addition to the School of Pharmacy, the individual will have teaching and service responsibilities within the School of Nursing.

The ideal candidate will be a librarian holding a Masters in Library Science with experience or training in health sciences. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Please be sure to include a cover letter, resume or curriculum vitae and three references.
Wilkes University is constantly seeking to become a more diverse community and to enhance its capacity to value and capitalize on the cultural richness that diversity brings. The University strongly encourages applications from persons with diverse backgrounds.
Apply at:

Job Ad: Public Services Manager, New York, NY

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

Job Ad: Stack Manager, New York, NY

Saturday, May 17th, 2014

The New York Academy of Medicine is seeking a Stack Manager for the Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health.

The Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health is made up of the Main Library, Rare Book and Historical Collections, and Conservation Laboratory. The New York Academy of Medicine’s Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health promotes the scholarly and public understanding of the history of medicine and public health and the history of the book. The Center aims to develop connections between an interdisciplinary community of scholars, educators, clinicians, curatorial and conservation professionals, and public audiences. The Center includes the main NYAM Library, the Rare Book and Historical Collections, and the Gladys Brooks Book and Paper Conservation Laboratory.

The NYAM Library opened its collections to the general public in 1878, and remains the only specialized research library in NYC offering access to medical and health information for members of the public. The Library’s collections include over 500,000 volumes, 275,000 portraits and illustrations and around 400,000 pamphlets, comprising primary and secondary materials in the history of medicine, public health, science and other health-related disciplines.


The New York Academy of Medicine (NYAM) advances the health of people in cities. An independent organization since 1847, NYAM addresses the health challenges facing the world’s urban populations through interdisciplinary approaches to policy leadership, education, community engagement and innovative research.

Drawing on the expertise of diverse partners worldwide and more than 2,000 elected Fellows from across the professions, our current priorities are

·         To create environments in cities that support healthy aging

·         To strengthen systems that prevent disease and promote the public’s health

·        To implement interventions that eliminate health disparities

·         To preserve and promote the heritage of medicine

Summary and Description

The stack manager will be responsible for the physical relocation and removal of out-of-scope material in response to an on-going collection development review; coordination of the return and relocation of materials from off-site storage; the physical management and maintenance of library storage spaces and systems; the facilitation of access to and delivery of library materials; and tracking the movement of collection items.

Duties and Responsibilities

·         Physical management of the stacks (including space planning, shelving, shelf reading, and shifting)

·         Access (including creating and maintaining inventories, paging, and reshelving materials)

·         Supervision of library assistants and interns, undertaking work in the stacks

·         Basic housekeeping related to collections in stack areas

·         Planning and implementation of projects relating to inventory control, statistical reports and relocation projects

·         Collection-based risk management

·         Work with other staff:

o   Library colleagues-planning of projects involving the organization and arrangement of collections

o   Technical services team-for issues related to commercial binding, cataloging updates, identification of lost or missing items, etc.

o   Conservation team-for issues related to collections care: environmental controls, disaster management and preparedness, integrated pest management, etc.

o   Facilities Management-provide liaison regarding housekeeping, maintenance, HVAC systems, renovation projects and other related matters for the Center.

·        Other duties as assigned


·         An MLS degree, plus minimum 2 years experience working in stacks management or equivalent combination of education and experience

·         Strong spatial, analytic and problem solving skills, with ability to solve problems quickly and independently

·         Understanding of work flow and good organizational abilities; ability to manage long term projects in a continually evolving environment

·         Demonstrated understanding of best practices in the areas of collection handling, transporting, and shelving

·        Experience handling fragile library materials

·         Experience with library risk management programs (including disaster response, pest management and collection security)

·         Excellent verbal and written communication and computer skills-particularly Microsoft Excel and ILS systems

·         Ability to lift boxes of archival or library materials weighing up to 25 lbs

·         Ability to work both independently and collaboratively and to use discretion and judgment in interpreting polices and applying procedures

·         Ability to undertake work in collection storage facilities and the stacks, which may have varying conditions of temperature, humidity, and particulates


Salary will be competitive, and commensurate with qualifications and experience. Generous benefits package provided.

To Apply

Please email a résumé and cover letter with the names of three references to<>. Please include “Stack Manager, Center for the History of Medicine and Public Health” in subject line.

The New York Academy of Medicine is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.