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Job Ad: Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian, Pittsburgh, PA

Friday, March 14th, 2014

Electronic Resources & Discovery Librarian

The Gumberg Library seeks an innovative, adaptable, service-oriented Electronic Resources and Discovery Librarian to provide leadership and a strategic vision for connecting our extensive electronic resources collections to our diverse user population via the Library’s online catalog, link resolver and discovery system. This full-time, non-tenure track faculty position is available July 1, 2014. Candidates must be able to meet the library’s requirements for promotion, which includes a commitment to research, professional development and service.   (

Prospective applicants are encouraged to carefully review the full job description at
Candidates must hold an ALA-accredited Master’s degree.

Applicants must be willing to contribute actively to the mission and to respect the Spiritan Catholic identity of Duquesne University. That mission is implemented through a commitment to academic excellence, a spirit of service, moral and spiritual values, sensitivity to world concerns, and an ecumenical campus community.

Application procedure:
Review of applications will be ongoing, and continue until the position is filled. A letter of application reflecting qualifications and interests; curriculum vitae; and three professional letters of reference should be sent electronically to Incomplete applications will not be considered. Candidates invited to interview will be expected to share a portfolio of their work.

Job Ad: Bioinformatics Specialist, Rochester, NY

Friday, March 7th, 2014

Miner Library at the University of Rochester Medical Center (URMC) is looking for a Bioinformatics Specialist. We are looking for someone to develop and grow a Bioinformatics Consultation & Education Service that will provide education, training, and consultation services related to the processing and analysis of bioinformatics data, serving researchers, faculty staff and students at URMC.

We’re looking for someone who has:

An MS or PhD in a relevant field (genetics, microbiology, bioinformatics, etc.)

2-5 years of experience working in a research lab

Experience using bioinformatics software used for processing, analyzing, visualizing, manipulating, and/or interpreting bioinformatics data

Interest in and aptitude for learning new software, tools, and programming languages

Familiarity with current trends, standards, and emerging technologies in bioinformatics

That’s not all – we’re looking for someone with a passion for teaching and a commitment to the highest levels of customer service.

If that’s you, we invite you to review the complete job description and apply online at This position is currently listed as job opening #183008.

Please contact me if you have any questions.

Donna Berryman, MLIS, EdD

Edward G. Miner Library

University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry

Rochester, NY

Job Ad: Instructional Design Librarian, New York, NY

Friday, March 7th, 2014

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.

Special Requirements

Background Check Required

Quick Link Please see posting for Supplemental Questions

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.