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Job Ad: Science Data Librarian, University Park, PA

Friday, November 14th, 2014

Job Ad: Head of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM), Bethesda, MD

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

The Head of the National Network Office of the NN/LM<> serves as a national leader in developing collaborations among the varied types of libraries in the Network, including health sciences libraries, and academic and public institutions to improve access to and the sharing of biomedical information resources.  The NNO Head is responsible for monitoring, evaluating, and advising on all aspects of providing biomedical information, for outreach to groups experiencing health disparities, and for providing access to medical information in national and international emergency and disaster situations.  The NNO Head advises on public health information policy issues as related to programs conducted throughout the Network.   This is an exciting time for an incoming Head because plans for the 2016-2021 Regional Medical Library contracts are underway.

The very short posting time of November 7 through 21 reflects the government’s effort to hire talented people quickly. NLM seeks applicants from all sources.  Please see the postings on<>  and follow the instructions to apply.  One posting is for “All US Citizens” and the other is for “Status Candidates” (Merit Promotion<> and VEOA Eligibles <>).

NLM Supervisory Librarian – All US Citizens <>

NLM Supervisory Librarian – Status Candidates (Merit Promotion and VEOA Eligibles) <>

The jobs will also be linked from “Careers @ NLM<>” on the NLM home page,<>.

In addition to an interesting, challenging work environment, NLM has a great location on the campus of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland.  NIH is a short Metro ride from Washington D.C. and a short walk from Bethesda’s thriving restaurant and retail district.  As a supervisory librarian at the GS15 level, the position has a salary range of $124,995-$157,100, and reports to the Associate Director for Library Operations, Joyce Backus

If you have questions about this job please contact Sheri Ligget, PHR, 301-402-7521, or<>. Please share this job opportunity announcement with other interested lists and organizations.

Job Ad: Clinical Information Librarian, Philadelphia, PA

Thursday, November 13th, 2014

Job Ad: Research Data Management Librarian, New York, NY

Saturday, November 1st, 2014


The New York University Libraries seeks a librarian to plan and develop services to meet scholars’ needs for consultation and assistance with research data management. This position works as a member of the NYU Data Services, consulting with faculty, graduate students, and other researchers on data management planning and data curation activities; developing instructional programming and documentation to support scholars in this area; and working with technical colleagues in NYU’s IT organization and the Digital Library Technology Services group (which is responsible for the libraries’ repository and digitization infrastructures) to adapt, design, and develop tools and repository services for storing and sharing research data. The successful candidate will demonstrate a clear vision of the services, infrastructure, and skills required to provide high quality assistance to our researchers.


This new position will play a key role in NYU’s mission by establishing strong collaborative relationships with researchers, and developing, delivering, and promoting new services in response to their rapidly expanding needs in data management. The position will be responsible for spearheading the consultation and instructional services in this area by developing a flexible curriculum on data management; meeting with researchers in individual and group settings to consult on projects, planning, and best practices; exploring and piloting base-line services in curation practices and techniques; and creating documentation and guidelines related to scholars’ emerging data management needs. Other activities may include ongoing assessment and monitoring of researcher needs, proactive development of knowledge and expertise in data management issues across disciplines and domains, and advising researchers on how to meet the data management and open data requirements of publishers and federal funding agencies. This individual will be central to efforts to design appropriate data repository and storage infrastructure for researchers across the University.



  • Minimum one graduate degree (master’s level or higher) for consideration.  A second graduate degree will be required for tenure review. One of the two graduate degrees must be an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent.
  • 3-5 years of experience in a related field, or equivalent education and experience, ideally including a combination of direct research experience and experience in a support role such as in a library, archive, or information technology setting
  • Working knowledge of data management across the research lifecycle, including creating, processing, analysis, preservation, access, and reuse of research data.
  • Ability to work effectively with faculty, students, and staff in a team environment
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications skills, as well as a demonstrated ability to be flexible, creative, and tolerant of ambiguity
  • Candidates should exhibit a strong public service orientation, a high degree of facility with technologies and systems germane to the 21stcentury library, and be well-versed in the issues surrounding scholarly communications across a variety of disciplines


  • An advanced degree in a relevant subject/field, preferably in the sciences or social sciences
  • Experience working with digital repository or content management systems.
  • Experience creating and implementing targeted outreach programs
  • Experience creating metadata and applying best practices to managed content
  • Experience with grant writing and federal agency policies

New York University Libraries:  

Libraries at New York University serve the school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and “portal campuses” in Abu Dhabi and Shanghai.   New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the HathiTrust. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with Columbia University Libraries and the New York Public Library through the Manhattan Research Library Consortium. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to

Salary/Benefits:  Attractive benefits package, including five weeks annual vacation. Salary is commensurate with experience and background.

To Apply:  To ensure consideration, send CV and letter of application, including the name, address, and telephone number of three references to: Enrique Yanez, Director of Human Resources, New York University Libraries, 70 Washington Square South, New York, NY 10012 or via email to  Resumes will be considered until the position is filled.

NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Job Ad: Technology Coordinator, Chicago, IL

Saturday, November 1st, 2014

The Technology Coordinator plans and implements the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NN/LM) Greater Midwest Region (GMR) technology awareness program in consultation with other GMR staff.  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. This position serves as the functional technology lead for the GMR, oversees technical development of the GMR Web site, and acts as a consultant to Network members on technology issues.

For fullest consideration apply by November 13, 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, click on the following link:

UIC is an EOE/AA/Minority/Female/Individual with Disability/Veteran

Beth Layton, MLS, MBA, AHIP

Associate Director

National Network of Libraries of Medicine

Greater Midwest Region

1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763

Chicago, IL 60612-4330

312.996-6872 Phone

312.996-2226 FAX

Job Ad: Technology Coordinator, NN/LM MidContinental Region

Monday, October 27th, 2014

The A.R. Dykes Library at the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC) seeks a dynamic, customer-focused individual for the position of NN/LM Kansas/Technology Coordinator.

This position works as the National Network of Libraries of Medicine MidContinental Region (NN/LM MCR) coordinator for the state of Kansas, and will provide outreach and training to medical librarians, healthcare professionals, and the public.  This position also 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 individual in this position will be responsible for identifying emerging technologies and is responsible for promoting and supporting the use of technology throughout the region.  This position requires travel.

Qualified candidates will possess a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school; experience in collaboration projects including, but not limited to, diverse groups, community/library, business/library, local and virtual; an understanding of technology’s use in libraries and its effect on library services, particularly in a medical library setting; and a working knowledge of NLM databases and products.

For a complete job announcement and application details, please visit  the KU Medical Center Employment Opportunities web site. Search for the position title,  NN/LM Kansas/Technology Coordinator, in the pull-down menu. Applications are currently being reviewed and will be accepted until the position is filled.

The University of Kansas prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, national origin, age, ancestry, disability, status as a veteran, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, retaliation, gender identity, gender expression and genetic information in the University’s programs and activities.

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.