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Job Ad: Associate Director, NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

University of Illinois at Chicago, Library of the Health Sciences

The University of Illinois at Chicago, seeks candidates for Associate Director, National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Greater Midwest Region (GMR).

Job Summary:

The Associate Director negotiates, plans, implements and executes the terms of the NN/LM contract with the National Library of Medicine (NLM) under the direction of the RML Director. The NN/LM is a network of libraries and information centers in the U.S. that provides health professionals and consumers with timely and convenient access to biomedical and health care information resources. As the recipient of the NN/LM GMR contract, the UIC Library of the Health Sciences serves as the Regional Medical Library (RML) for a ten state regional network consisting of 1100 members. The Associate Director oversees and administers all programs, day-to-day operations and staffing of the Greater Midwest Region (GMR) office. This position serves as the primary contact with directors of the 31 designated Resource Libraries in the GMR, and with the GMR Regional Advisory Council (RAC). Within the university, the Associate Director acts as the liaison to key operational support departments such as the Office of Research Services and the Grants and Contracts Office.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage and oversee the GMR contract with NLM, including development and evaluation of the Regional Services Plan and the Outreach Plan.
  • Determine methods for achieving goals and objectives for the Region in consultation with the GMR staff and the Regional Advisory Council.
  • Facilitate partnerships and collaborations with local, state and regional organizations to carry out regional goals and objectives.
  • Communicate and interact with National Network members, other information professionals, health professionals, and partner organizations as needed to carry out contract programs and services.
  • Communicate with and submit quarterly and annual reports to the NLM to report activities, evaluation of activities and progress towards objectives.
  • Establish budget priorities for the $1.5 million annual budget for the RML. Negotiate and monitor the budget and approve all purchases.
  • Communicate with and develop collaborative programs with the seven other regions in the NN/LM.
  • Negotiate and monitor GMR subcontracts and awards to Network members and other organizations as needed to fulfill the requirements of the contract.
  • Establish a peer review process for awards and subcontracts and negotiate the terms with award recipients.
  • Acts as liaison to key operational support departments such as the Office of Research Services and the Grants and Contracts Office to ensure contract compliance and establish an effective mechanism for sub-awards.
  • Plan, assign and review work of staff to ensure that group objectives are met. Hire, train, develop and manage staff to ensure that a qualified staff exists to meet group objectives.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as needed.

Job Knowledge & Skills, Education, Experience:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Five to seven years progressively responsible experience working in health sciences library.
  • Three years experience supervising professional staff.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of emerging trends in health sciences librarianship.
  • Experience working in a healthcare or academic health sciences environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills contributing to a collaborative work environment.
  • Demonstrated teaching and/or public presentation skills.
  • Proven track record of successful grant, proposal and contract writing.
  • Demonstrated familiarity with National Libraries of Medicine databases and services.
  • Demonstrated experience in planning, evaluation and project management.
  • Record of research, publication, and/or professional contributions preferred.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Experience forecasting, developing and monitoring budgets; federal budgets experience preferred.
  • Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) preferred.

For fullest consideration, apply by January 31, 2014 with a cover letter, supporting resume and name and address of at least three references. All applicants must submit an online application through To apply, please click on the following link:

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

Job Ad: Technical Information Specialists on MedlinePlus Team, Reference & Web Services Section

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

Do you have a passion for consumer health information? Do you enjoy being part of a dynamic, innovative team? If so, please consider applying for one of two Technical Information Specialist positions working on MedlinePlus, the National Library of Medicine’s award-winning consumer health web site.

The job announcements will appear on in early January. Both positions are in the Reference and Web Services section of the Public Services Division at the National Library of Medicine. Both will be Technical Information Specialist GS-1412-12/13.

We’re looking for enthusiastic, talented people to help support MedlinePlus, MedlinePlus en español, and MedlinePlus Connect. Both positions will support technical efforts to develop, maintain and improve MedlinePlus systems. One position will involve coordinating technical enhancements and direction. The other position will focus on understanding user behavior and guiding design and policy decisions that enhance users’ interaction with MedlinePlus.

The announcements will be posted for five days. This brief posting period is because of the federal government’s interest in accelerating the hiring process and should not be interpreted as an indication that someone has already been selected.

The National  Library of Medicine, part of the National Institutes of Health, is the world’s largest biomedical library. The Library maintains and makes available a vast print collection and produces electronic information resources used by millions of people around the globe. It also supports and conducts research, development, and training in biomedical informatics and health information technology.

We’re sending this pre-announcement so you can spread the word to anyone who might be interested.  Contact Stephanie Dennis, Head, Health Information Products Unit at or 301-435-4898 for further information about the positions.

Job Ad: Vacancy Announcement at the NIH Library

Friday, January 3rd, 2014

In mid-January there will be an announcement on for the electronic resources librarian position, at the GS-12/13 position level. The position will be posted nationally under both Delegated Examining (open to all) and Merit Promotion (existing Federal employees) and may be posted for as little as five days. This brief posting period is because of the federal government’s interest in accelerating the hiring process and should not be interpreted as an indication that someone has already been selected. As part of the application process, it may be necessary to upload copies of degree transcripts. If interested in this position, you should have scanned copies of your transcripts ready to upload.

This is a wonderful opportunity to work in a leading federal library so please help us by sharing this announcement with colleagues who may be interested.

If you have any questions about the position, please contact James King, James King, Branch Chief of the Information Resources & Services Branch E-mail:

Job Ad: Unit Head, Medlars Management Section, NLM, Bethesda, MD

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Preliminary Job Announcement: Unit Head, MEDLARS Management Section, Bibliographic Services Division at NLM

We anticipate that on Thursday December 5th, there will be an announcement on for the Bibliographic Data Management Unit Head, MEDLARS Management Section of the Bibliographic Services Division position at the National Library of Medicine. The position will be listed as a Supervisory Technical Information Specialist GS-1412-13, with a salary range from $89,033 to $115,742 including locality pay per annum. The announcement will be posted for five days. This brief posting period is because of the federal government’s interest in accelerating the hiring process and should not be interpreted as an indication that someone has already been selected.

The selected candidate will serve as the Bibliographic Data Management Unit Head for the MEDLARS Management Section (MMS), Bibliographic Services Division, within the National Library of Medicine. The MMS Section coordinates activities between NLM and its online users providing documentation, technical information, and training; responds to advanced customer service inquires; coordinates testing, quality assurance and development of MEDLINE data; licenses and distributes NLM data; coordinates Unified Medical Language System (UMLS) activities; and systematically and logistically supports the  NLM Literature Selection Technical Review Committee (LSTRC) review of journals for inclusion in MEDLINE.

The Head of this Unit provides expert technical and data content quality assurance oversight for various library systems and NLM databases and information retrieval systems.  The major duties and responsibilities include:

•        Directing the work of the Unit;

•        Serving as the resident export and authority on library systems, databases, information standards, Internet application or network services as they pertain to acquiring, organizing, accessing, and disseminating information;

•        Serves as a Section liaison to one or more standing working groups within the library to support the Section’s mission;

•        Serves as technical expert with at least one of the NLM products/services the Section supports including: MEDLINE/PubMed database, UMLS, LinkOut, specialized data; NLM Literature Selection Technical Review Committee (LSTRC) system, NIH Manuscript Submission System, and;

•        Serves as a specialist in information and automation technologies and their application to library and information  systems and the development of new products and services; and

•        Proficiency in data collection, evaluation and analysis methods

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.

Please contact Sara Tybaert, Head, MEDLARS Management Section at 301.496.7717 or with questions.

Job Ad: Instructional Design Librarian, New York, NY

Friday, December 6th, 2013

Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University in NY, NY is seeking to fill this Academic position.

Position Title: Instructional Design Librarian
Department: The Samuel J. Wood Library and The C.V. Starr Biomedical Information Center
Status: Full Time, Academic/Faculty – Non Professorial Track
Salary: Starting salary negotiable: minimum $63,000
Location: Upper East Side – Manhattan location

Position Summary:
The Instructional Design Librarian is responsible for designing, developing and delivering instructional programming in a variety of formats for the Weill Cornell Medical Library New York and the Distributed e-Library, Weill Cornell-Qatar. Additionally, the Instructional Design Librarian is the expert on copyright and fair usage for the Colleges. This position reports to the Associate Director for User Support, Research, and Education. The position is based in New York City, but will require travel to Doha, Qatar.


• In conjunction with library staff create innovative and effective learning materials utilizing a variety of delivery methods, including digital learning objects and web-based instruction modules.
• Provide staff development for the use of educational technology and education concepts.
• Provide expertise on copyright and fair usage to faculty, students and staff.
• Maintain learning environments and tools.
• Develop assessment plans for the library’s instruction program to assess student learning and the impact of information literacy instruction.
• Liaise with the Educational Web Services Group and Informational Technologies and Services regarding educational technology.
• Pursue an active and ongoing plan for professional development, research, publishing and service.

• Advanced degree or certification in educational technologies or instructional design.
• Graduate degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited institution preferred.
• Demonstrated ability to apply an established instructional design process.
• Excellent technical, written and verbal communication skills and teaching/presentation skills.
• Experience with Canvas and WebEx preferred.
• Able to work collaboratively in a team environment.
• Demonstrated initiative, the ability to manage multiple projects and a commitment to professional development.

Please email cover letter and curriculum vitae to

Founded in 1898, and affiliated with what is now New York-Presbyterian Hospital since 1927, Weill Cornell Medical College is among the top-ranked clinical and medical research centers in the country. In addition to offering degrees in medicine, Cornell also has Ph.D. programs in biomedical research and education at the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and with neighboring Rockefeller University and the Sloan-Kettering Institute, has established a joint MD-PhD. program for students to intensify their pursuit of Cornell’s triple mission of education, research, and patient care.

Weill Cornell Medical College’s educational mission emphasizes the importance of combining a strong foundation in the medical sciences with extensive clinical training in patient care. By promoting a true social commitment, stimulating creativity, and fostering independent thought and study, Weill Cornell Medical College continues to cultivate the best of tomorrow’s leaders in the field of medicine.

Weill Cornell Medical College is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Job Ad: Service and Systems Integration Specialist, Hershey, PA

Friday, November 22nd, 2013

The Harrell Health Sciences Library at Penn State Hershey is seeking a service and systems integration specialist to support, in collaboration with university libraries, the implementation, integration, and maintenance of disparate library systems including ILLIAD interlibrary loan system, SIRSI integrated library system, Summon, 360 Link, proxy server, content management system, etc., and services such as digital signage, etc., available within the Penn State Hershey system. The integration specialist will configure or collaborate on the configuration of these systems.

Required: Bachelor’s degree or higher (computer science, information science, etc., preferred) or 4+ years of related experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Critical skills include: the ability to function effectively in a collaborative and respectful team environment, self-direction, and a facility for cross-departmental and cross-campus communications. Qualifications include: experience with data interchange and interoperability across a variety of systems including enterprise systems (preferably library systems and academic enterprise systems); knowledge of client server environments; ability to explain technical concepts to others; experience with common web tools (Perl, PHP, JavaScript, etc.) and building application programming interfaces (APIs); experience with access methods such as IP authentication and proxy servers; and strong project management, analytical, and problem-solving skills. When citing familiarity with specific tools and concepts in your resume and cover letter, please provide a context for how you used them and indicate your level of expertise.

Salary: $50,770, minimum, salary negotiable. To find a full description and to apply online, see job #40792 at Penn State is committed to affirmative action, equal opportunity, and the diversity of its workforce.

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Job Ad: Programs Director, New York, NY

Sunday, November 17th, 2013

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

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Colleagues – NLM has two GS 14 (salary range from $105,211 to $136,771 including locality pay per annum) openings posted today on USAJobs.  Please see links below for both positions and pass on to interested contacts.  Both vacancies are posted for five days; this is our standard practice.

We are seeking candidates for Head, Collection Access Section and Head, Preservation Section.  Visit: Careers @ NLM to discover more information about our mission, our dynamic team and what it is like to work at the world’s largest biomedical library, located on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.

Please contact Martha Fishel, Chief, Public Services Division at 301.496.5501 or with questions regarding either opening.

The Head of the Collection Access Section is responsible for:

  • Managing NLM’s offsite document delivery operations including all associated contract activity;
  • Managing NLM Onsite document delivery services to patrons in the main Reading Room, including oversight of contract activity to support patron copying and printing;
  • Overseeing the development of DOCLINE, NLM’s automated request routing and order referral system for medical libraries;
  • Managing an automated document request monitoring and delivery system for NLM’s interlibrary loan activity (Relais);
  • Managing customer services operations for referred inquiries regarding DOCLINE, interlibrary loan and onsite collection access services; and
  • Assisting in testing new NLM products and services that affect circulation, bibliographic searching, interlibrary loan and document delivery.

See Announcement:  NIH-NLM-DE-14-987316 (Head, Collection Access Section)

The Head of the Preservation and Collection Management Section is responsible for preserving and managing NLM’s collections including:

  • Binding and book repair;
  • Shelving and shifting collections;
  • Space planning for collections;
  • Disaster prevention and response;
  • Environmental monitoring;
  • Audiovisual duplication;
  • Collection digitization and digital preservation; and
  • Staff training in careful handling of library materials

See Announcement:  NIH-NLM-DE-14-989579 (Head, Preservation and Collection Management Section)

Job Ad: Supervisory Librarian, Washington, DC

Saturday, November 9th, 2013

Below you will find the results of your saved search 1410 Librarian; 1412 Tech Info Serv. Please note this message contains only up to the first 10 results from this saved search. Please click View All Opportunities to view the complete list of results on the USAJOBS web site.

Supervisory Librarian

Department: Department Of Veterans Affairs
Agency: Veterans Affairs, Veterans Health Administration
Number of Job Opportunities & Location(s): 1 vacancies – Washington DC, District of Columbia
Salary: $89,033.00 to $115,742.00 / Per Year
Series and Grade: GS-1410-13
Open Period: Tuesday, November 05, 2013 to Tuesday, November 12, 2013
Position Information: Permanent – Full-Time
Who May Apply: United States Citizens

Job Ad: Associate Fellowship Program, NLM, Bethesda, MD

Monday, October 28th, 2013

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) located in Bethesda, MD is accepting applications for its Associate Fellowship program, a one-year training program for recent MLS graduates and librarians early in their career.

In the first half of the year, a formal curriculum offers exposure to library operations, research and development, intramural and extramural research, development and lifecycle of NLM’s web-based products and services and the extensive outreach and education program reaching consumers, special populations, health professionals and librarians. In the second half of the year, Associate Fellows have the opportunity to choose projects based on real-world problems proposed by library divisions and work with librarians and library staff over a six-seven month period. Successful projects have led to peer-review publications and to services that have become a regular part of library operations.

The September through August program also offers professional development and an introduction to the wider world of health sciences librarianship that may include:

  • Supported attendance at national professional conferences, often including the Medical Library Association’s annual meeting, the American Medical Informatics Association annual meeting and others
  • Additional brown bags, seminars, field trips, attendance at a Pow-Wow and learning opportunities available on the National Institutes of Health campus
  • Opportunities to meet and interact with senior management at the National Library of Medicine
  • Experienced preceptors from National Library of Medicine staff
  • Potential to compete for a second year fellowship at a health sciences library in the United States

The Fellowship offers:

  • A stipend equivalent to a U.S. Civil Service salary at the GS-9 level ($51,630 in 2013)
  • Additional financial support for the purchase of health insurance
  • Some relocation funding

Who is eligible?

All U.S. and Canadian citizens who will have earned a MLS or equivalent degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited school by August 2014.  Both recent graduates and librarians early in their career are welcome to apply.  Priority is given to U.S. citizens.

Applications and additional information are available on the Web at  Application deadline is February 4, 2014.   Between 4 and 7 fellows will be selected for the program.

Feel free to contact Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Program Coordinator at 301-435.4083 or