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Job Ad: Librarian, Geisinger Health System, Danville, PA

Friday, February 28th, 2014

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

Friday, February 21st, 2014

Head of Health Sciences Library

REF#: F-8443-14-01

Budget Title: Associate Librarian/Full Librarian Faculty Position

Department: Health Sciences Library

Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC

Salary: Commensurate with Experience

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.  The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

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.

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: Associate Director, Biomedical Library, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

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The University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Library seek a dynamic, energetic, and service-oriented Associate Director, with clinical and educational expertise, to lead and coordinate clinical outreach activities, reference and instructional services, and Patron Services (access services and document delivery). Supervise 5 professional librarians and indirectly 5 support staff and 3 Reference Interns. Serve as a member of the Health Sciences Libraries leadership team. Report to the Associate Director of the Health Sciences Libraries/Director, Biomedical Library. Partner with information services/research and instructional services librarians across the Penn Libraries to ensure collaborations for new and improved services.


MLS from an ALA-accredited program with course work related to the health science and at least 5 years of experience in a hospital, academic health sciences library or relevant healthcare setting or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Health sciences subject expertise.
Supervisory experience.
Teaching experience or demonstrated ability.
Demonstrated collaborative and organizational strength and strong communication and interpersonal skills.
Understanding of the potential of developing technologies for enhancing services and demonstrated knowledge of the latest trends and available tools for teaching and electronic delivery of information.
Ability to work independently as well as operate within a collegial framework of faculty, staff, students and administrators to deliver desired outcomes.
Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and active involvement in professional activities.

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Background Check Required

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Job Ad: Curator of Historical Collections, Syracuse, NY

Saturday, February 15th, 2014

Health Sciences Library

Curator of Historical Collections

The Health Sciences Library at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY is seeking a Curator to develop and implement restoration and preservation procedures and to maximize the visibility of the History of Medicine collections through programming, exhibits, and the development of web content. This position reports to the Health Sciences Library Director. Responsibilities include enhancing access to collections through the innovative application of technologies; cataloging items; digitizing photographs; preservation of paper and objects; developing a plan to organize the collections; responding to History of Medicine requests from scholars and the SUNY Upstate community; conducting tours of the collections; supervising scholars’ use of the collections; assisting with primary research; preparation of reports, surveys, budget requests and justifications; and identification of external funding in support of exhibits, programming and digitization projects..

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; the downtown and community campuses of University Hospital, the Golisano’s Children’s Hospital and the forthcoming Cancer Center. For more information about us, please visit: SUNY Upstate @ ; University Hospital @ and the Library @

Required: Masters degree in History (Archives emphasis), Library Sciences, or other closely related field; professional archival experience, preferably in an academic archives; demonstrated knowledge of and experience with program planning, web based content development, digital imaging and archives related information technologies, and the preservation process; demonstrated familiarity with primary research methods and materials; a strong customer service orientation; ability to work independently and collaboratively in a complex, fast-paced environment; and proficiency with MS Office products.

Preferred: knowledge of history of medicine and experience in an academic library.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Initial appointment will be at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian. Excellent benefits package including TIAA-CREF and other retirement options. One year term appointment with the potential to be extended. Position is open until filled.

Interested candidates may learn more and apply on-line (Job # 037844) at For initial consideration, please apply prior to March 14, 2014. Position is open until filled. SUNY Upstate Medical University is an AA/EEO/ADA employer seeking excellence through diversity.

Opportunities for Recent Grads at the National Library of Medicine

Friday, February 7th, 2014

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

NIH Pathways Recent Graduates Program

Subject: National Library of Medicine recruiting for multiple position(s); Bethesda, MD

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

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

Friday, February 7th, 2014

Reference Librarian

Health Sciences Library System (HSLS)

University of Pittsburgh

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

Major responsibilities include:

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

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

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

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

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

Search Committee, Health Sciences Library System, University of Pittsburgh

Applications should be sent via e-mail to

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

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

Friday, January 31st, 2014

Head, Library Technology Services Section

Head, Serials Acquisitions Unit, Collection Development and Acquisitions Section

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

In addition to an interesting, challenging work environment, NLM has a great location on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. It is a short Metro ride from Washington D.C. and a short walk from Bethesda’s thriving restaurant and retail district.

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

Friday, January 31st, 2014

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

Positions are available in:

Health Services Research, Public Health and Health Information Technology

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

Technical Services

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

Preservation; Digital Preservation; Rare Book Cataloging

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

Consumer Health

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

Web Site Development and Social Media

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

Data and Literature Management

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

Communication & Outreach

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

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

Benefits: health insurance, and other benefits

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

Apply through USAJobs at:

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


Kathel Dunn

Associate Fellowship Coordinator

National Library of Medicine


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

Friday, January 31st, 2014

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

Position Summary:

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

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

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

Penn State Hershey:

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

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

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

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

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

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

Friday, January 24th, 2014

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

Job Overview:

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


Required qualifications:

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Preferred qualifications:

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

-              Experience with large-scale data management or data visualization

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

-              Experience working in a collaborative matrixed organization

-              Successful teaching experience, including course development and online delivery

Essential Functions:

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

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

Supplemental Posting Information:

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

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

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