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Monday, March 16, 2009

F/T - Director of Library Services - a NY Medical Organization

Director of Library Services - World Renowned Medical Organization - New York City

Our client, located in New York City, is a world renowned organization
dedicated to the progressive control and cure of cancer through programs of
patient care, research, and education. This institution is committed to
exceptional patient care, leading-edge research, and superb educational
programs. The close collaboration between their physicians and scientists is
one of their unique strengths, enabling them to provide patients with the
best care available today as they work to discover more effective strategies
to prevent, control, and ultimately cure cancer in the future. The library
is an integral part of the education programs and training for future
physicians and scientists.

The Position: The successful candidate will create and communicate a vision
for Library and information services and activities. Develop long-term and
short-term strategic plans. Will provide consultation services and conduct
literature searches to answer research and information questions as
requested by the clinicians, researchers, healthcare professionals and
support staff in the clinic, laboratory and administration departments.
Additionally, participate in the Clinical Medical Librarian Program by
supporting an assigned clinical team, attend their routine meetings,
proactively filtering information and providing current awareness services
and serve as the primary point of contact for all Library services to the
team. Organizes events to demonstrate, teach, and market content and/or
tools to their clients. Participates with content selection team.
Participates in developing, implementing and providing virtual reference
. Plan new fiscal year budgets and present operating capital budget
proposal to administration. Represent the Medical Library and institution
on various regional, state, and national committees and organizations.

Requirements: MLIS/MLS from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent. The
successful candidate will have a minimum of five years progressive
leadership experience in a library or information-related field.
Demonstrated successes in redefining programs, implementing new services,
and fostering strategic partnerships are essential, as is a high-level of
negotiating skills and a keen knowledge to implement information technology.
Excellent communication and marketing skills and experience working in a
team setting essential. Required knowledge of virtual references services.
Knowledge and experience of online databases including OVID, PubMed, Dialog
and ISI Web of Science desired. Teaching, Research and user education
experience desired, as well as, a Science undergraduate degree preferred.
Solid administrative experience and interpersonal skills as well as
excellent written and oral communication skills are expected.

This client offers an excellent salary and comprehensive benefits, including
tuition reimbursement.

Job Code CT-03
(resumes and cover letter in Word preferred)

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Sarah Warner, MLIS
212 / 869-3348