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Job Ad: Knowledge Management Librarian, New York, NY

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

NYU Health Sciences Library welcomes applicants for the position of Knowledge Management Librarian, a faculty appointment in the NYU School of Medicine reporting to the library’s Associate Director for Research, Education, and Clinical Support.


The Knowledge Management Librarian will focus on research data management and knowledge support services throughout the NYU Langone Medical Center and with colleagues in allied areas across the university.


Data Management/Curation

  • Develop services and tools to promote and support research data management, access, and sharing
  • Develop outlets for and provide instruction on data management best practices through online modules, group, and individual instruction
  • Contribute as an integral part of a team in varied research data management activities and services

Liaison/Informationist Services

  • Provide dedicated knowledge support services to particular department(s)/unit(s) (to be determined) through the Library Liaison Program
  • Provide expert-level knowledge management assistance through Library online user support systems
  • Develop and curate subject- and discipline-specific research guides, as needed


  • Serve as key communication link between library users needs and IT/technical teams in the development and implementation of data and knowledge management solutions.
  • Serve on library teams, committees and/or task forces as appropriate
  • Serve on Medical Center committees and/or task forces as appropriate
  • Conduct and present appropriate library- and informatics-related research

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in library/information science, informatics, computer science, or related fields
  • Working knowledge of and aptitude for technologies relevant to research, knowledge management, or other relevant biomedical areas
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication, presentation, and instruction skills
  • Enthusiasm for working closely with varied users in a dynamic academic medical center environment
  • Adept at working in a highly collaboratively team environment
  • Flexible, intellectually curious, and willing and able to take initiative
  • Commitment to professional development and contributing to library/information science and biomedical informatics research

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced knowledge and skills in research data management
  • Experience analyzing, manipulating, or repurposing data with at least one programming language
  • Knowledge of metadata standards, ontologies, and common data elements
  • Experience with at least one of the following: Fedora repository, Drupal, UNIX environments, PHP/Perl programming, MySQL

How to Apply

Applicants should send a resume and letter of application to
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Job Ad: Science Data Librarian, State College, PA

Sunday, October 19th, 2014

Science Data Librarian
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries

The Pennsylvania State University Libraries seek an innovative and enthusiastic librarian who is interested in providing informatics and data services across the science, technology, engineering and mathematical fields and who, together with their colleagues, will shape the future of library services in the STEM disciplines. This is a 12-month tenure-track position reporting to the Head of the Physical and Mathematical Sciences Library.  The Prystowsky Early Career Endowment accompanies the position for an initial three year period (with possibility of renewal for an additional three years) for those candidates within the first 10 years of their academic career. Funds from the endowment will be available to the successful candidate to support their research, teaching, professional travel expenses and other needs.

Successful candidates will benefit from the mentoring program developed by the University Libraries to support faculty in tenure-track appointments in fulfilling expectations in the areas of librarianship, research, and service.

Responsibilities: The Science Data Librarian will work collaboratively with their colleagues across the Libraries and in particular the other science libraries, centers, and institutes with the Eberly College of Science. For example, the Huck Institutes of Life Sciences, Statistical Consulting Center, Center for AstroStatistics. A complete list can be viewed at

  • Informatics and Data Services: Provide leadership and direction around data access and management in the sciences; Deliver expert data information advice and guidance to researchers and collaborate on the creation a suite of information services.
  • Liaison activities with assigned academic units: Develop collaborative partnerships with informatics researchers across disciplines, contributing expertise in information science and linked open data to research projects that leverage, mine and integrate bibliographic data and information systems.
  • Teaching, learning, and literacies: Create educational support systems for informatics and contribute to the science informatics curriculum; Design, deliver, and assess library-instructions programs to educate and inform faculty and students on scholarly communication issues such as open-access initiatives and digital publishing; Develop instructional programs and learning materials in a variety of formats, using instructional-design principles.
  • Reference and research: Provide reference assistance and research consulting for data access and management at all levels in person and in locations across Penn State.
  • Collections content and access: Develop and manage collections to support research and curricular needs of informatics researchers across the University; Collaborate with librarians in related subject areas and libraries/departments.
  • Research and Service:  Engage in research, scholarly publication, and professional service activities in areas appropriate to academic librarianship and the disciplines served.

Required Qualifications: Requires a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent); undergraduate degree in a STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) discipline; ability to work independently and collaboratively; potential to achieve the requirement for tenure and promotion in the areas of librarianship, research, and service; excellent oral and written communication and interpersonal skills; and be in the first ten years of an academic library career. Please visit to learn more about the University Libraries Promotion and Tenure Guidelines.
Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree in a STEM discipline; certificate or equivalent in informatics; data curation experience, with a demonstrated understanding of issues and technical challenges, including format migration, preservation, metadata and data retrieval and use.

Environment: Penn State, a land-grant institution is a member of the Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC), a consortium of the Big Ten universities plus the University of Chicago. Based on current Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, The Pennsylvania State University Libraries are ranked among the top ten research libraries in North America. A student survey completed in 2014 found overall student satisfaction with the University Libraries to be at the top of its category. The University Libraries hold membership in ARL, CRL, CLIR, and DLF. Collections exceed 5.8 million volumes and include more than 102,000 current serial subscriptions. The University Libraries are located at University Park and 22 other locations throughout Pennsylvania, and they serve approximately 6,000 faculty and 44,000 students at University Park, and more than 92,000 students system-wide.

The Eberly College of Science ( at Penn State is home to more than 3200 undergraduates and 777 graduate students in eight departments and programs. Each of the departments in the College are ranked highly with several being ranked in the top ten among universities nationwide.

The University Park campus is set in the State College metropolitan area, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington, Philadelphia, and Detroit. For more information, please visit and

Compensation: Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience.  Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA/CREF retirement options, and educational privileges.  In addition, faculty in the University Libraries are afforded funds for professional development travel annually.  Faculty may be asked to travel as official representatives of the Libraries to certain events and those trips are reimbursed at full cost within limits established by the University.

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online at  Interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three professional references (including email addresses).   Please reference Box SDL-STS in your letter of application.  Review of applications will begin November 21, 2014 and continue until position is filled.  Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at


Employment requires successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

Job Ad: Assistant Librarian, Wilmington, DE

Friday, October 3rd, 2014

Assistant Librarian, Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children Medical Library, Wilmington, DE


Full Time, Days

Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children, Wilmington

1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, DE 19803


Job Description & Requirements:

Nemours is seeking an Assistant Librarian to join our team in Wilmington, DE.

As one of the nation’s leading pediatric health care systems, Nemours is committed to providing all children with their best chance to grow up healthy. We offer integrated, family-centered care to more than 280,000 children each year in our pediatric hospitals, specialty clinics and primary care practices in Delaware, Florida, Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Nemours strives to ensure a healthier tomorrow for all children – even those who may never enter our doors – through our world-changing research, education and advocacy efforts. At Nemours, our Associates help us deliver on the promise we make to every family we have the privilege of serving: to treat their child as if they were our own.

As the birthplace of the Nemours health care system, the Nemours/Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware, honors our legacy of delivering exceptional care to the children of the Delaware Valley and beyond. Ranked among the nation’s best pediatric hospitals by U.S. News & World Report and honored with the ANCC’s Magnet® Designation for excellence in nursing practice, we offer intensive and acute inpatient and outpatient services covering more than 30 pediatric specialties. In October, we will complete a multi-phase hospital expansion that will include new inpatient rooms, Pediatric Intensive Care Unit and Emergency Department. Additionally, Nemours duPont Pediatrics allows us to reach more children across the region through community-based physician services and collaborative partnerships with health and hospital systems.

The Assistant Medical Librarian will assist the Delaware Medical Librarian in the organization and direction of the Alfred I duPont Hospital for Children Medical Library. Utilizing knowledge of library science principles and practices, this role works as part of a team to integrate library services with education initiatives including, but not limited to, evidence-based medicine tools, patient care, continuing medical education, nursing, research, resident and fellow education, and clinical rounds. Integration of these tools, especially across multiple technology platforms, is an ongoing clinical necessity, and the library is regularly called upon to enhance patron’s skills; therefore, the Assistant Medical Librarian must also be forward-thinking and embrace technology, as well as possess excellent presentation, communication and interpersonal skills.

The Assistant Medical Librarian will also provide reference, instructional and interlibrary loan assistance to Nemours Associates and affiliated users. Along with customer service and patron education, this role provides planning and administrative support for the department needs.

Essential Functions

Provides Instructional and Customer Service Support

  • Provides instruction and training in the use of information resources and library services.
  • Teaches courses on effective use of Internet and database resources.
  • Works with InfoLink customers to train and assist them with EMR-integrated, evidence-based medicine tool.
  • Assists users with adaptation of a spectrum of technological tools used to assist in clinical decision making.

Manages Library Resources and Access

  • Provides timely interlibrary loan (ILL) service by routinely checking DOCLINE (the National Library of Medicine’s [NLM] automated request routing and referral system), as well as the internal requesting system throughout the day, including an awareness of copyright compliance and ILL practices in both lending and borrowing materials.
  • Assists users in creating and utilizing Loansome Doc accounts to increase usability of PubMed and efficiency of loaning process.
  • Maintains the library’s Electronic Fund Transfer System (EFTS) ILL billing account and reimburses other libraries for ILL services in a timely manner.

Provides Medical Library Information Services

  • Knowledge of the medical literature and its organization.
  • Ability to perform reference interviews and computerized literature searching, utilizing complex database systems.
  • Attends patient-centered clinical teaching rounds on a regular basis.
  • Must have the ability to work well with others.
  • Regular attendance is required.
  • Good communications skills are required.

Non-Essential Functions

  1. Collects ILL, circulation and in-house use of library materials data on a monthly basis, including number and nature of patron enquiries; records and reports on library usage statistics.
  2. Able to assist patrons in creating bibliographies; knowledge of nationally recognized citation styles, e.g., NLM and APA.
  3. Responsible for updating changes in collection in DOCLINE and electronic journal holdings database and for maintaining consistency in how materials are shown to patrons in the OPAC (Online Public Access Catalog).
  4. Orders office supplies in adherence to budgetary concerns and considerations.
  5. Able to think independently and create avenues to increase library awareness amongst hospital staff; experience with cross-marketing and customer service to aid in assisting with the promotion and marketing of library instruction and services.
  6. Re-shelves library materials.


  1. Possesses strong interpersonal skills; makes communication with patrons a priority.
  2. Works independently and completes tasks thoughtfully and in a timely manner with minimal supervision.
  3. Manages Nemours’ and Library resources effectively.
  4. Responds and adapts to change.
  5. Thinks proactively and appropriately defers and refers users to the Medical Librarian when difiiculties arise.
  6. Proven problem-solving and decision-making skills are essential.
  7. Ability to train or teach clients in the use of select information databases and search tools, including the ability to recognize patrons’ difficulties with search techniques and assisting them with patience and understanding.

Education and Training

  • Advanced degree; Master’s degree in Library/Library Information Sciences (MLS or MLIS) preferred.
  • Research library experience required.
  • Teaching experience preferred.
  • Electronic evidence-based medicine resources (InfoLink portal, EMR).

Our dedication to professionals who are dedicated to children frequently earns Nemours a spot on the list of top workplaces in the communities we serve. Our Associates enjoy comprehensive benefits, including our unique “Bridge to a Healthy Future” pediatric health plan, an integrated wellness program, opportunities for professional growth, and much more.


Job Ad: Scholarly Publications Librarian, Hempstead, NY

Friday, September 26th, 2014

The Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine seeks a qualified candidate for the position of Scholarly Publications Librarian.  The Health Sciences Library serves the information needs of all faculty, students, and staff of the School of Medicine and develops services in collaboration with the other Hofstra University libraries as well as the libraries at the North Shore-LIJ Health System.  The successful applicant will have responsibility for working closely with faculty and administrative staff to implement databases and support scholarly publishing initiatives promoting the academic mission of the institution.  The position will report directly to the School’s Associate Dean for Library Services.

The Scholarly Publications Librarian will implement a continuously updated and comprehensive faculty publications database for the School of Medicine and the North Shore-LIJ Health System, building upon the existing annual publications database.  Analyzes and reports on the impact of the institution’s scholarly publishing using multiple bibliometric and data sources at both the individual faculty and departmental level, developing standardized metrics of success for academic scholarship in collaboration with appropriate stakeholders.  Collaborates with Information Technology and Academic Affairs staff as well as faculty to develop and maintain a website interface for scholarly publications integrated with faculty Bio’s.  Promotes the academic mission of the School by effectively displaying in publicly accessible and discoverable formats the academic scholarship of the faculty.  Provides assistance for faculty writing and publication, including medical education research, by development of support materials and instruction in the use of tools for improving scholarly output.  Educates and assists researchers to improve compliance with government policies and mandates on public access reporting.  Educates and assists faculty and staff regarding copyright compliance issues.  Develops plans for potential implementation of an institutional repository including options for dissemination and preservation of the full text of scholarly works as well as data management.  Provides reference and literature search services as needed to supplement reference and education staff.  Participates in scholarly activities with other library staff including potential research or grant funded projects.


Graduate library/information science degree from an ALA-accredited institution, or equivalent, and a minimum of two years professional library experience, preferably in a science-oriented academic or research facility.

Demonstrated expertise in searching bibliographic and citation databases including PubMed and Web of Science as well as utilization of citation management applications.  Demonstrated ability and interest in working collaboratively with faculty, research staff, and information technology staff.  Proficiency with Excel or other spreadsheet platforms.  Demonstrated expertise in developing web content.  Familiarity with the NIH Public Access Policy and compliance tools.  Excellent oral and written communications skills as well as presentation skills.  Evidence of initiative and flexibility in implementing projects whether independently or as part of a team.

For consideration, please email cover letter and resume/CV to:

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Hofstra offers a competitive salary ($60,000 minimum) and excellent benefits.  For more details about the library and Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine visit our website at:

Hofstra University is an equal opportunity employer, committed to fostering diversity in its faculty administrative staff and student body, and encourages applications from the entire spectrum of a diverse community.

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: