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Job Ad: Health Services Librarian, Danville, PA

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Geisinger Health Services (GHS) – Danville seeks a service oriented librarian to provide accurate and timely search and related reference activities in support of research, patient, and other inquiries. Oversees operations and budget for inter-library loans. Trains and supervises Library Specialist. Maintains statistical records, Reports to the Assistant Director, Academic Information. This is a full time position. This position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.

Required: Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences including course work in Health Sciences, bibliography, use of data bases, supervision and management. Membership in MLA’s Academy of Health Information strongly preferred. Minimum one year’s experience in a health related science library.

Salary: Hiring range for Librarian will not exceed $44,242 – $55,286 per annum, based on qualifications. Immediate benefit participation. All candidates must apply through the Geisinger career site, and link to “other” opportunities. Position number is 20539.

Job Ad: Health Sciences Collection Development and Outreach Librarian, Stony Brook, NY

Friday, February 20th, 2015

Job Ad: Biomedical Librarian, Philadelphia, PA

Friday, February 13th, 2015

Biomedical Librarian – Temple University – Philadelphia, PA

Job #: TU-18803

Reporting to the Director of Health Sciences Libraries, the Biomedical & Research Services Librarian supports the research, graduate education, and grant activities of the health sciences center at Temple University through education, consultation and expert searching of bibliographic databases and other resources, such as gray literature (trial registries, dissertations, conference abstracts/proceedings). Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library/information science and at least three years’ experience as a full-time science or health sciences librarian in a higher education (college or university) institution. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:

*Extensive knowledge of health and life sciences databases, such as MEDLINE, Web of Science, Biosis, and Embase.

*Demonstrated expert searcher skills as delineated by the MLA statement on expert searching.

*Familiarity with the research process in the health and life sciences.

*Familiarity with the NIH Public Access Policy.

*Demonstrated initiative and self-direction.

*Experience meeting the information needs of researchers.

*Excellent project management skills.

*Excellent oral and written communication skills.


*Undergraduate or graduate degree in the physical, life, or health sciences, with a demonstrated understanding of the scientific research process.

*Demonstrated experience conducting EBM and systematic review searches.

*Familiarity with best practices for managing research data.

*Experience and willingness to learn new and emerging technologies.

Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

To obtain additional information about Temple University please visit our website at

Temple University’s Annual Security and Fire Safety Report contains statistics, policies, and procedures related to campus safety and can be found at:

You may request a copy of the report by calling Temple University’s Campus Safety Services at 215-204-7900.


Job Ad: Clinical Information Librarian, Philadelphia, PA

Monday, February 9th, 2015

Job ID #: 47602

Job Category: Clinical Support

Primary Shift: Day

Employment Type: Full-Time Regular

Address: 800 Spruce St, Philadelphia, PA

Penn Medicine Entity: Pennsylvania Hospital

“Why choose Penn Medicine?

As a professional, you are seeking to join one of the nation’s leading academic medical centers, servicing patients from all over the world. Penn Medicine believes that the best care for our patients starts with the best care for our employees! Our campus’ offer tobacco free environments and our employee benefits programs help our employees get healthy and stay healthy. Employees who certify that they do not use tobacco products are eligible to receive an Earned Premium Discount on the cost of their medical benefits. Penn Medicine has been awarded several national healthcare quality awards and we seek employees who are engaged and excited about our mission of continued service excellence and ongoing professional development.

We believe that your life will be enriched should you become a Penn Medicine employee and we thank you for your interest in our organization.”

Position Description

The Clinical Information Librarian provides library education and information services for clinical clientele and meets information needs through direct collaboration with clinical staff as well as through the oversight of the Medical Library. Responsibilitiesof this role include the development of goals and priorities based upon the strategic plan of the Library and the institution, development of new programs, continuing assessment of programs, proactive service to clientele, supervision of library staff and being informed of library, Pennsylvania Hospital and UPHS system-wide information management issues.

Minimum Requirements

Masters degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution. Three years library and /or clinical experience. A thorough knowledge of the concepts of information organization, storage, retrieval, and transfer, including application of computer and other technologies to information management. Knowledge of current resources, tools, vocabulary and research techniques in the health, biomedical and/or life sciences. A strong interest in and familiarity with Evidence-Based Practice. Experience with outcome measures or performance indicators. Experience in a clinical setting.

Additional Information

“At Penn Medicine, you will enjoy the camaraderie and support that you will experience at our prestigious institution. As a recipient of the Philadelphia Business journal’s healthiest employer award, we continue our commitment to help our employees maintain healthy lifestyles. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefits program that includes one of the finest pre paid tuition assistance programs in the region.

Penn Medicine


Job Ad: Kansas Coordinator, Kansas City, KS

Monday, February 2nd, 2015

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region (NN/LM MCR) is seeking a coordinator for the state of Kansas to provide outreach and training to medical librarians, healthcare professionals and the public. Additionally, this position serves as a co-coordinator of technology in collaboration with the Technology Coordinator at the Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah.  As a co-coordinator of technology for the NN/LM MCR, the successful candidate is responsible for promoting and supporting the use of technology throughout the region.  Finding, testing and using emerging technologies and encouraging their adoption by NN/LM members is a key component of this position. This position requires travel. The Kansas Technology Coordinator will be located at the A.R. Dykes Library of the Health Sciences on the University of Kansas Medical Center  campus in Kansas City, Kansas. The Kansas City metropolitan area offers a mix of amenities and neighborhoods.  The Kansas coordinator will travel this big, wide-open state. It is our desire to attract someone who is resourceful, energetic and innovative who will be enthusiastic about serving and living in the mid-continental Kansas region. Therefore, a flexible option offers the selected candidate to live and work anywhere within Kansas provided agreed upon arrangements for telecommuting and regularly scheduled  KUMC office hours are met.

For a complete position description and application procedures, please visit our job site  Please Browse the Administrative tab and choose NN/LM Kansas Technology Coordinator.

Claire Hamasu, Associate Director

NN/LM MidContinental Region

University of Utah Eccles Health Sciences Library

10 North 1900 East Bldg 589

Salt Lake City UT 84112-5890

Job Ad: Associate Director for Content and Informatics, New York, NY

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Job Ad: Information Resources Manager, Syracuse, NY

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Information Resources Manager, Upstate Health Sciences Library

Upstate Medical University’s Health Sciences Library seeks a highly motivated, forward-thinking professional to provide leadership, planning and management of the Health Sciences Library collection.  Reporting to the Deputy Director, the successful candidate will:  coordinate resource management including the selection, licensing, cataloging and weeding of materials, optimize Library resources to meet the current and emerging needs of the Upstate community by continuously assessing resource utilization; lead cooperative collection development activities including collaborative purchases with other SUNY and local institutions; manage a $1.2 million resources budget; oversee Document Delivery/ILL; supervise staff; seek opportunities to enhance one’s own professional knowledge, skills and abilities as they relate to one’s current position and/or prepare for potential future roles and career development.

ALA-accredited masters (MLS) or equivalent and 3 or more years of experience in a supervisory capacity required. Demonstrated success with project leadership and team building; excellent interpersonal, communication, analytical/problem solving and critical thinking skills required. Academic library experience; AHIP certification and expertise with health sciences and evidence-based/point-of-care resources preferred.

The HSL’s current interests include developing new collaborations with local, regional and SUNY libraries; further developing our Family Resource Center; promoting a culture of evidence-based practice, delivering HSL services to geographically dispersed locations and to the patients and families in our 25 counties service area.

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, Health Professions, & Graduate Studies, University Hospital (a 400 bed tertiary care hospital), University Hospital (Community Campus), the Golisano’s Children’s Hospital and our new Cancer Center. For more information about us, please visit and

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Initial appointment will be at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian.  Salary is dependent on qualifications.  Excellent benefits package including TIAA-CREF and other retirement options.  12 month, tenure track position with faculty status.

Apply online at  Review of applications will begin 3/1/2015.

Job Ad: Senior Medical Librarian, Allentown, PA

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

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Minimum Requirements:

Master’s Degree in Library Science, Education, Instructional Design or relevant field required. Minimum of three years experience in research, design, writing publications for information literacy/infomastery and expert literature searching. Experience in design and development of technology based instructional materials. Knowledge of medical terminology, Medline, CINAHL and other healthcare databases. Technical skills in software for website creation, course creation, databases, repository. Master’s Degree in Library Science, Education, Instructional Design or relevant field required.


Five years experience in all areas in a healthcare setting. Experience in expert searching for meta-analysis, systematic reviews, clinical practice guidelines and other research documents. Academy of Health Information Professionals certification preferred. Strong technical skills in software for website creation, course creation, databases, repository, image creation, learning management systems. Project management skills.

Job Ad: Two Positions, Valhalla, NY

Sunday, January 11th, 2015

Digital Services Librarian

Purpose:    The Digital Services Librarian serves the educational, research and information  needs of the University community via the creation and maintenance of  web-based interactive content, tutorials, learning objects, and reference services that extend  library education and research assistance to all students, faculty, residents, fellows and employees wherever they may be located.  Additionally this position is crucial to the Library’s digitization initiatives related to current and archival materials.


  • Provides expertise and leadership in the design, development, maintenance, and evaluation of web-based interactive content, orientations, tutorials, learning objects, and online services;
  • Coaches, trains and supports colleagues;
  • Recommends and develops new library digital services including those for mobile devices;
  • Assesses instructional modules, based on usability;
  • Promotes the use of appropriate current and emerging technologies and media;
  • Serves as a member of the reference team;
  • Performs liaison responsibilities with NYMC clinical and non-clinical academic departments including instruction, online searching, and marketing of library services;
  • Conducts training on the use of information technologies to NYMC constituents;
  • Updates library web content;
  • Provides leadership in digitization activities of the library including archival digitization projects;
  • Develops an online tracking system for the activities of the department;
  • Produces graphical content and layout for the library’s online and print communications;
  • Works closely with the library’s systems and network administrator on information delivery projects;
  • Participates on various library committees as assigned;
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Masters degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school.
  • Knowledge of and experience using reference resources, Internet resources, and other electronic products.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a public services orientation, demonstrated written and spoken communication skills, and question negotiation skills. Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
  • Ability to initiate and manage projects effectively, with attention to detail.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the best practices, standards in web design, and  knowledge of major  tools such as Dreamweaver, Flash, Fireworks, Adobe Creative Suite products;
  • Knowledge of web 2.0 technologies and demonstrated ability to make innovative use of these technologies in library education.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of major web programming languages and frameworks, such as HTML/CSS.
  • Experience in creating web-based learning objects in various formats within an academic environment.


  • Reference and instructional experience in a health sciences library, preferably academic;
  • Knowledgeable about sources of health sciences information, evidence based practice, and translational medicine.
  • Database design experience;
  • Ability to utilize software (such as GoToWebinar, WebEx and Captivate) to develop online instructional content;
  • Knowledge of  bibliographic management software, current information literacy standards and instructional best practices;
  • Knowledge of usability testing and web analytics;
  • Graphical skills;
  • Educational or experiential background in the pre-clinical or health sciences;
  • Teaching experience;
  • Certification by the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP).

Reporting:   Associate Director, User Support, Education and Research Services.

Available:    January 8, 2015

Send resume with cover letter indicating position of interest to: Alicia Parrish, Employment Manager, Human Resources Department at or HR fax 914-594-4309. Candidates of interest will be contacted to schedule interviews.

User Services Librarian

Purpose: Reporting to the Associate Director, USER Services, the User Services Librarian designs and delivers reference and research services for the department, and identifies and promotes effective new technologies for communication and service delivery. Services include but are not limited to mediated search services, reference services (in-house and remote), technical support, web content delivery, participation on systematic review teams, and evidence based practice of librarianship. The User Services Librarian will act as a member of the Reference team to provide reference service, instruction and outreach; will initiate and manage special projects, and will have several liaison responsibilities with academic departments. The incumbent is expected to participate in varied aspects of the library’s operations through work on committees.



  • Provides leadership in the design and delivery of accurate and timely reference service, including in-person, telephone, and virtual modalities, and search services and information delivery;
  • Recommends appropriate use of new and emerging technologies in delivering reference services, education, and internal and external library communication;
  • Trains colleagues on the deployment of new technologies;
  • Utilizes appropriate communication tools and social media to deliver messages and information to users;
  • Coordinates the scheduling and statistical reporting of reference desk and online reference services;
  • Liaises with the Access Services department to coordinate service delivery between departments;
  • Provides instructional workshops and classes related to information literacy concepts, emerging technologies, the use of library resources, orientations to the library and its services, and consultations both in-person and online;
  • Develops high-quality teaching materials for classes and web-based instruction;
  • Performs online searches for a variety of users, using appropriate resources from a number of vendors and in various interfaces (PubMed, Embase, Clinical Key, Web of Science, Ovid, EBSCOhost, ScienceDirect,etc.);
  • Promotes the library’s role in and participates on systematic review teams;
  • Works as a team member in the evaluation of new products and resources;
  • Exhibits continuous improvement of subject knowledge and resource and technology skills related to work as a Reference & Information Services Librarian with the above responsibilities.



  • Masters degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school;
  • Knowledge of and experience using reference resources, Internet resources, and other electronic products;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a public services orientation, demonstrated written and spoken communication skills, and question negotiation skills. Ability to work in a team environment;
  • Ability to initiate and manage projects effectively, with attention to detail;
  • Strong computer skills and ability to test and apply technologies to reference services as outlined above;
  • Desire and ability to continuously improve skills and knowledge level;
  • Computer proficiencies: HTML and web design software; bibliographic management software such as RefWorks; MS Office software, including Excel, Word, PowerPoint, etc; knowledge of Web 2.0 technologies such as blogs, wikis, RSS, podcasting, and demonstrated ability to make innovative use of technology in library services and communications.


  • Reference and instructional experience in a health sciences library, preferably academic;
  • Knowledgeable about sources of health sciences information, evidence base practice, and translational medicine;
  • Educational or experiential background in the pre-clinical or health sciences;
  • Teaching experience;
  • Certification by the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP).

Reporting:  This position reports to the Associate Director, USER Services

Available: December 18, 2014.       

Send resume with cover letter indicating position of interest to: Alicia Parrish, Employment Manager, Human Resources Department at or HR fax 914-594-4309. Candidates of interest will be contacted to schedule interviews.

Marie T. Ascher

Lillian Hetrick Huber Endowed Director Health Sciences Library – New York Medical College

15 Dana Road   Valhalla, NY 10595 | Phone: 914-594-3168 | Twitter: @mascher

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Job Ad: Community Health Coordinator, Houston, TX

Monday, December 22nd, 2014