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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.

Job Ad: Library Director, Valhalla, NY

Friday, May 9th, 2014

Lillian Hetrick Huber Directorship, Health Sciences Library

The Library Director provides dynamic leadership and oversight for the Health Sciences Library (HSL) of New York Medical College,  and assures the delivery of high quality academic and knowledge-based resources and tools that align the library’s strategic plan with the goals of the College and University System, notably: the School of Medicine, Graduate School of Basic Medical Sciences and the School of Health Sciences and Practice, Graduate Medical Education, clinical affiliations, and all university programs and initiatives as appropriate. The incumbent is a member of the Chancellor’s senior leadership team and reports directly to the Chancellor.

The HSL library foot print totals 22,125 square feet, including: the main library in the Basic Sciences Building and branch sites in the Vosburgh and Skyline buildings.  The director is responsible for effectively meeting the information needs of faculty, residents, employees and students through the continuing enhancement of collections, services, facilities, and technology in all formats and locations.  The Director also manages the historical archives and educational media functions of the College.

1. Creates a vision for the HSL, provides leadership for the library and oversees the traditional and innovative library, information technology and archives programs that are synchronized with the vision, mission and plan of NYMC.

2. Prepares and effectively manages the library’s budgets and accounts, ensuring that financial expenditures meet all of the plans and reporting requirements of the University.  Provides assessment and metrics to support collection development plans and funding in collaboration with other University library components and locations.

3. Recruits, leads, motivates, and develops staff in a way that fosters engagement and high performance.  Creates and communicates clear performance measures, accountability and continuing education to develop staff.

4. Leads the library’s strategic planning process working with staff, students, faculty and administration to identify strategic directions, goals and objectives aligned with the needs of the University.  Develops relevant assessment tools, strategies, classes and programs to continuously monitor and improve services and resources.

5. Maintains awareness of emerging technologies and their application to libraries. Develops and delivers information services that adapt innovations in technology. Develops and implements innovative licensing, technology and access models to serve constituents.

6. Develops research support services, resources, and facilitates implementation of the University’s research initiatives.

7.  Collaborates with constituents across the organization to integrate library and archival resources and services into campus initiatives.

8.  Negotiates with vendors and vendor contacts.

9.  Promotes the library to the University and community through the use of social media, websites, newsletters and attendance at events and meetings. Develops library research initiatives at local and national meetings as appropriate.

10.  Facilitates collaboration among NYMC and Touro constituencies, as well as other Association of Academic Health Sciences Library Directors (AAHSL), New York State and Hudson Valley libraries and communities.

11. Provides leadership and staff support for the Faculty Senate Standing Committee: Library and Academic Support Committee (LASCOM).

The applicant needs to be qualified for appointment to both a faculty and to an administrative position.

Education requirement: A Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from an accredited American Library Association program is required. An additional graduate degree in management or the health sciences would be an asset.

Licenses or certifications:  Member of the Medical Library Association Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP), distinguished level preferred.

Technical/computer skills:  Understanding of current and emerging trends and applications.  Ability to evaluate current and new hardware and software applications, and to collaborate with the College’s information technology department.  This includes supervising the HSL Systems Manager, who is responsible for managing the library’s servers, and managing the design, implementation, evaluation and monitoring of computer equipment and software for library faculty, staff and users.  Ability to oversee the design and management of automated library systems for resource collection, management and access that are responsive to the organization’s goals.  Ability to partner with intra-and inter-institutional entities to optimize information access and exchange for the NYMC user communities as appropriate.  An understanding of current and evolving educational media technologies and applications is essential.

Prior experience:  The candidate should have progressive and accomplished experience in library administrative/leadership roles that include significant responsibilities for budgetary oversight and resource planning. Should be able to present a track record of successful grant funding, scholarly dissemination and collaboration with educators, researchers, clinicians and stakeholders.

At least 5 years management experience in a medical library which must include evidence of successful supervisory, planning and budgeting experience at the Assistant Director, Associate Director, or similar upper administrative level.  Knowledge of library operations, including managing electronic resources, collection development, and document delivery as well as knowledge and skills in evaluating, implementing and making accessible new knowledge-based technologies is needed. Will also provide leadership in digitization of archival, curricular and historic projects. Experience with space planning, systems analysis and library automation is also required.

This position is open effective September 1, 2014. Applications will be screened beginning April 1, 2014, and the search will be continued until the position is filled. Please send a curriculum vitae and cover letter, including salary requirement, detailing your interest in the position.

Applications should be submitted electronically to: EOE

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

Saturday, April 26th, 2014

Campus Description: Stony Brook University has established itself as one of America’s most dynamic public universities, a center of academic excellence and a leader in health education, patient care and research. 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.

Descriptive Title: Biomedical and Translational Research Librarian REF#: F-8602-14-04
Budget Title: Senior Assistant Librarian/Associate Librarian Faculty Position
Department: Library Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC
Salary: Commensurate with Experience

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.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience with evidence-based practice instruction, journal club or grand rounds. Evidence of grant and publication ability. Demonstrated ability to work collegially and cooperatively with others in a team environment.

Responsibilities & Requirements: The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:

  • Develop educational and research-related aids for researchers in areas such as Biomedical Engineering, Bioinformatics, Neurobiology, the Cancer Center; Center for Molecular Medicine and Cardiology; Center for Cancer Genetics.
  • Promote the ongoing development of the clinical medicine and biomedical sciences collections.
  • Explore and develop new methods for supporting biomedical research at Stony Brook University and to create and support collaborative departments within the University.
  • Provide research support through consultation, training, current awareness, and service development. Build relationships with bench researchers and clinicians through effective participation in clinical librarian and other informational programs.
  • Serves as the liaison to programs in biomedical research, bioinformatics, neurobiology, clinical medicine, bioengineering, and medical translational sciences.
  • Work directly with faculty on systematic reviews, grant applications, and special projects/presentations.
  • Assist research faculty in developing interdisciplinary collections, promote collaborative research for the Health Science and Life Science departments, assist faculty with curation of data sets for the Stony Brook research enterprise and Institutional Repository.

Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. **Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to guarantee consideration, please apply by May 20th, 2014. Anticipated start date: as soon as possible.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State employment application, cover letter and resume/CV to:

Pamela DiPasquale Senior Staff Assistant Library Director’s Office
Melville Library, Room W-1511
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11794-3300
Fax# 631-632-7116

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 05/20/2014**, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.


Job Ad: Head, Health Sciences Library, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

See the entire online job listing.

Required Qualifications: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an accredited program. Five years of progressively responsible full time experience in management responsibility and leadership, preferably in an academic health sciences library. Information Technology in support of library services experience. Strong commitment to providing staff development and continuing education opportunities. Strong written and verbal communication and presentation skills. Excellent analytical decision making and collaborative skills to meet organizational goals. A strong record of professional achievement and knowledge, and understanding of the changing roles and technologies of biomedical libraries, and the ability to guide their continuing evolution. Experience should include demonstrated policy development and strategic planning experience; the ability to evaluate issues and trends in information services and medical informatics as they apply to libraries. Strong proactive customer service orientation. Experience developing and maintaining facilities including space design and utilization to meet objectives of the learning environment; ability to promote diversity of views as a manager and colleague, and to effectively collaborate with faculty, staff, and administration of the academic and clinical community. Preferred Qualifications: Demonstrated service to the profession.Advance degree in related discipline.

Responsibilities & Requirements: The Head of the Health Sciences Library reports directly to the Dean of University Libraries. He/she is responsible for creating and communicating a strong vision for the Health Sciences Library in a digital age. Collaborate with Associate Library Directors in formulating policies for the library’s resources, programs, and services; advancing new and innovative technologies in the provision of information in the education, research, and clinical enterprises in the health sciences; and providing leadership and well-reasoned future directions for the library. Responsible for daily operations.

The selected candidate will provide in-depth, specialized research and consultation services in person, by telephone, or electronically for all users of Health Sciences Library resources. Provide reference and instruction in evidence-based practice to make optimal use of library resources.

The Head serves as a strong advocate for the library with a variety of on and off campus constituencies.  The Health Sciences Library serves the academic needs of the Schools of Dental Medicine, Health Technology and Management, Medicine, Nursing and Social Welfare, Graduate Programs in Public Health, and the University Medical Center.

Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Anticipated start date: as soon as possible. **Priority will be given to applications submitted prior to 4/24/2014, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State employment application, cover letter and resume/CV to:

Diana Davies
Library Director’s Office
Melville Library, Room 1511
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY  11794-3300

Job Ad: Medical Librarian, Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

Medical Librarian –  1405010188

Job Summary:

The incumbent in the position will direct all functions of the Margery H. Nelson Medical Library. The individual must demonstrate excellent management skills for the operations of the medical library, maintaining the library collections, and managing the library budget to meet library operations. The individual will also provide a wide range of library services to help improve the quality of patient care and continually educate health care professionals. The person will handle all circulation and book loan requests for library patrons. A strong emphasis is placed on meeting the interlibrary loan requests for the hospital staff on a timely basis. The person will select and review print and electronic materials from book publishers and journal vendors to keep the medical library collection current for the hospital and its surrounding community. The person will handle reference services and perform literature searches for the clinical staff. The Director will also handle all aspects of library web development. This includes creating, updating and managing the Library website. The individual will participate in monthly Education Committee Meetings. The individual must have a positive attitude, be self-motivated, have excellent interpersonal communication, and adapt to not only library trends but to the needs of the Pediatric Hospital.


– Provides in-depth complex medical literature searches using Health Science databases,

appropriate Internet resources or external resources and networks to identify, analyze and filter

biomedical information to meet the needs/demands of clinical & education search requests.

– Provide reference service in person, by telephone, or through email.

– Communicate and support all clinical staff in their Education and Clinical Information needs.

– Answer general library questions and reference questions.

– Practical use of the Docline system for interlibrary loans.

– Article delivery and retrieval for Hospital patrons.

– Knowledge of computers and common software programs, including word processing,

spreadsheet, email programs, and Adobe Pro.

– Assist Library patrons with computer issues and PC applications.

– Manage and update Library website.

– Monitors PC issues, resolve problems or elevate to local IS for support.

– Communicate with vendors for pricing, troubleshooting library systems and other matters.

– Conduct library orientations and reference instruction sessions.

– Manage library print resources and online collections.

– Practical use of library automation system. (EOS)

– Copy Catalog print and E-resources in the MARC format using AACR2 standard.


Training & Education

– Required: Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.

– AHIP (Academy of Health Information Professionals) certification

– Demonstrated continuing education, development and knowledge of library trends and technologies.

– 5 years of experience in library sciences. Clinical or public health background in medical, hospital or academic health center preferred.

– Pediatric Health Science library experience preferred.

– Experience with cataloging of library materials.

– Experience using online systems and databases.

– Experience with managing a monograph & serials collection.

– Experience managing a website.

– Experience working with a diverse patron population meeting their information needs.

– Experience with business and budgets, vendor negotiations, purchasing and contracting.

– Experience with Doc line system, serial journal experience.

– Conceptual knowledge of evidence based medicine concepts with operational experience

– Experience with CINAHL, Pub Med, BOVID, Med Line, Cochran and Up to Date preferred

– Experience with medical education on patient care rounds, family library resource services, strategic planning and library modernization is preferred.


868- St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children – Philadelphia, PA

Job Type : Full-time

Shift Type : Days

To apply:

Job Ad: VA Librarian Positions

Saturday, April 12th, 2014

The Department of Veterans Affairs has 2 open positions for librarians.  Currently both positions are limited to status candidates, but it is expected that both will be open to the public.  Once the public announcements are posted I will forward them to you.  Librarians interested in applying for the positions must do so through USAJobs.  If you’ve never applied for a federal position, please take the time to visit the Resource Center on the site and view the tutorials and other information that is available. It is easy to have an application rejected if the steps aren’t followed.

Palo Alto, CA (GS12)

Ft. Harrison, MT (GS11)

The library managers at the following VA medical centers have or will be retiring soon:

San Juan, PR – March 31

Iron Mountain, MI – April 30

St Louis – May 3

Chicago – May 3

Job Ad: Emerging Technologies and Systems Librarian, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

Friday, April 4th, 2014

Position: Emerging Technologies and Systems Librarian (Librarian II,  AFT, Range 26)

Description: The successful candidate will provide management and leadership in planning, implementing, maintaining and improving Library systems and digital services.  The librarian will identify emerging technologies and develop programs and best practices for the Rowan Universities Libraries on all three campuses [Libraries] and will work collaboratively to support Library faculty and staff to improve library services.

Start Date:  June 1, 2014

More details:

Job Ad: Outreach and Scholarly Services Librarian, Cornell University, Ithaca, N

Friday, April 4th, 2014

The Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library, part of the Cornell University Library, is looking for a creative energetic professional who is service oriented, technically skilled, enjoys an innovative environment and is particularly excited about working in the veterinary/biomedical information context.

Under the direction of the Director the Veterinary Library, the Veterinary Outreach and Scholarly Services Librarian is responsible for partnering with faculty, researchers, clinicians and students in the College of Veterinary Medicine in support of their research, teaching and learning processes through the application of knowledge in the biomedical or life sciences, a thorough understanding of research practices, and expertise in library and information science technologies and applications. The librarian will develop and implement outreach activities designed to build productive partnerships throughout the lifecycle of research, teaching and learning.
The Librarian also maintains relationships with other Life Sciences units including Mann Library and Weill Cornell Medical College Library.

• MLS from ALA accredited school or DVM or other equivalent professional degree in the biomedical or life sciences.
• Subject area background (coursework, degree or work experience) in biomedical science, life sciences, veterinary medicine, or related field.
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, service orientation.
• Demonstrated initiative and flexibility, and ability to work independently and collaboratively.

• Work experience in an academic or research library.
• Experience teaching or providing user education services;
• Knowledge of scholarly communications, data management planning, and/or data curation.
• Knowledge of veterinary- or bioinformatics applications.

The Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library and Learning Resources Center is an integral part of the Cornell University Library and the College of Veterinary Medicine. The Veterinary Library has a long and distinguished history in serving the information needs of the faculty, students, staff and practicing veterinarians at the College of Veterinary Medicine. It was founded in 1897 and the Library’s collections are focused in veterinary medicine plus publications in the biomedical sciences. Related strengths include immunology, microbiology, parasitology, pharmacology, physiology, and human medicine. The Veterinary Library is administratively part of the Life Sciences cluster and reports to Albert R. Mann Library, which serves the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Human Ecology, and the Division of Nutritional Sciences a t Cornell and whose collections include life sciences, agricultural and related social sciences materials. Close collaboration within the Life Sciences cluster is expected.

The College of Veterinary Medicine was established 1894 and today the College is one of 28 veterinary colleges and schools in the United States and one of only three in the Northeast. The College is recognized internationally as a leader in public health, biomedical research, animal medicine, and veterinary medical education. Ranked the number one veterinary college in the nation by US News & World Report consistently since 2000, the College’s strength is due to its strategic breadth of focus areas and its depth of expertise in each of those areas.
Cornell University is an Ivy League comprehensive research university located in Ithaca in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The town and university offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes. The university comprises 14 schools with over 2,700 faculty members and nearly 21,600 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. The Cornell University Library is a vigorous professional organization with a strong track record in innovation and service quality. It contains nearly 8 million printed volumes, 99,000 current serials in print or online, over 650,000 additional networked electronic resources, and rich collections of materials in other formats.

Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding available.

Application Procedure:
Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references at Careers at Cornell: Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, is an inclusive, dynamic, and innovative Ivy League university and New York’s land-grant institution. Its staff, faculty, and students impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas and best practices to further the university’s mission of teaching, research, and outreach.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

Job Ad: Curator, New York Academy of Medicine, New York, NY

Friday, April 4th, 2014