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Monday, January 24, 2011

F/T - Education and Curriculum Librarian/Health Sciences - NYU

Position Announcement- Education and Curriculum Librarian, NYU Health Sciences Libraries

The NYU Health Sciences Libraries seek an experienced librarian and educator
to serve as Education and Curriculum Librarian. The successful candidate
will develop programs to teach information skills in evidence-based medicine
within the medical education curriculum and support the educational
of other groups at New York University Langone Medical Center
and School of Medicine. This position also coordinates the Library's
instructional program and is the lead developer of online courses for the
Library. This is a faculty level appointment.

Responsibilities of this position include:
    * Coordinate information skills instruction program for medical students.
    * Conduct multi-year needs assessments of student information skills.
    * Work with faculty and course directors on evaluating and updating
course management system entries and course reserve items.
    * Review and recommend new products, services, and technologies that
would enhance the curriculum.
    * Review and implement products and services for mobile devices relevant
to students' preclinical and clinical educational experience and assess
their potential impact on patient care.
    * Represent the Library in the development of new curriculum initiatives
with School of Medicine partner units.
    * Represent the Library and liaise with the Student Environment Committee.
    * Collaborate with the clinical librarian program on joint educational
    * Collaborate with other librarians in offering educational sessions and
information services/support to all faculty, students, and staff of NYU
Langone Medical Center
    * Coordinate with the College of Dentistry and the College of Nursing in
consultation with the liaison librarians assigned to those colleges.
    * Complete scholarly work sufficient for promotion and tenure.
    * Serve as primary liaison to the Division of Educational Informatics.

    * A dynamic, self-starter librarian with 3 or more years of experience,
preferably in a health sciences environment.
    * Experienced educator with ability to convey concepts and skills based
on adult-learning models.
    * Must be able to be productive in a team-oriented environment, working
collaboratively with library faculty and staff and other faculty, staff, and
    * Must be an effective leader of initiatives as appropriate.
    * Demonstrated expertise in evidence-based medicine principles,
practices, and searching.
    * Experience administering/developing courses in a course management
system, such as Sakai, Moodle, or Blackboard.
    * Experience developing online learning modules using tools such as
Camtasia, LAMS, Adobe Connect, or Captivate.
    * Graduate library/information science degree from an ALA-accredited
institution, or equivalent.
    * Flexible professional able to adapt to a fast-paced environment
characterized by rapid, continuous change.

    * Secondary degree in Adult Education or related field.
    * Experience with program development and assessment.
    * Knowledge of the AAMC MedEDPortal and its uses.
    * Leadership and demonstrated contributions to the library and/or
informatics professions.

Rank and salary: this is a faculty position at the level of Assistant
Curator. Salary is based on qualifications and experience (minimum of $60,000).

New York University Langone Medical Center (NYULMC) is located in
mid-Manhattan and is affiliated with Bellevue Hospital, the Manhattan VA,
and the Hospital for Joint Diseases. NYULMC is at an exciting point in its
development, surging in the areas of patient-care outcomes and satisfaction,
new research initiatives, and a revitalized and progressive medical
curriculum. The NYU Health Sciences Libraries (NYUHSL) are a dynamic
department with 19 library faculty members and 8 service points. Library
faculty have developed rich partnerships with research, education, and
clinical informatics teams throughout the medical center, and the Library is
at the center of a new Division of Knowledge Informatics. NYUHSL
collaborates with the NYU Division of Libraries at the Washington Square
campus. NYUHSL is also the host of the National Network of Libraries of
Medicine, Middle Atlantic Region, serving as the Regional Medical Library
for Delaware, New Jersey, New York, and Pennsylvania. Learn more about the
institution at and about the Libraries at

Applications should include a letter of introduction, a current curriculum
, and three professional references. Screening of applications will
begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Original posting:

Applications may be submitted in PDF format via email or on paper.

Submit applications to:
Ms. Terry Serra
NYU Health Sciences Libraries

NYU Langone Medical Center
550 First Avenue
New York, NY 10016

Fax: (212) 263-6534