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Saturday, December 19, 2009

F/T - Health Sci Library Director - Methodist Hospital

Title: Director

Department: Health Science Library

Location: Park Slope

Shift: Full Time, Mon-Fri, 9am-5pm

Description: : Will be actively involved in moving the library to a new location in 2010. Provides professional library services to all members of the hospital staff. These services include reference, acquisitions, bibliographic searching, interlibrary loans, orientation/instruction and research assistance. Maintains a collection of current and authoritative books and journals both in print and online. Provides access to selected online medical databases and other electronic resources. Attends department head meetings and serves on interdepartmental committees. Supervises a library staff of one fulltime and two part time positions. Manages the library budget. Ensures compliance with polices and standards issued by the Hospital and relevant regulatory and accrediting agencies. Participates in professional medical library organizations, such as BQSIMB, Metro, MLA, and NN/LN.

Requirements: Masters Degree in Library and Information Science. Evidence of continuing education in medical librarianship and/or membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) are preferred. At least five years experience in health sciences librarianship with increasing administrative responsibilities. Experience searching PubMed and other medical databases. Experience using Docline for interlibrary loans. The ability to manage the library print collections and to develop web-based library services. Demonstrates a strong interest in web-based programs with library applications, such as integrated library systems and social networking.

You can also submit an application on the hospital website:

Originally posted on a library school listserv.