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Monday, January 7, 2013

F/T - Consumer Health Librarian/Mgr - Weill Medical College (NY)

Consumer Health Librarian, Manager

Weill Medical College of Cornell University
Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center

Status: Full Time, Academic/Faculty
Assistant Librarian – Non Professorial Track
Starting Salary Negotiable: $60,000

The Myra Mahon Patient Resource Center (PRC) serves the health information needs of the
patients, family and caregivers of Weill Cornell Medical College and NewYork-Presbyterian-
Hospital. The Patient Services Librarian/Manager of the Patient Resource Center manages the
services and resources of the PRC. This position reports to the Associate Director, User Support,
Research & Education and the Chief Administrative Officer, Physician Organization.

- Manage the PRC. Coordinate, implement and evaluate policies and procedures,
resources, programs and services. Administer the annual operational budget.
- Develop a strategic plan, set measurable goals and objectives for the Center.
- Maintain an authoritative and current collection of consumer health and patient education
(CHI/PE) resources to meet the information needs of patients, their families and
caregivers in collaboration with the medical faculty of the Weill Cornell Physician
Organization and NewYork-Presbyterian-Hospital.
- Act as a resource for health professionals who wish to develop collections of CHI/PE
materials for their patients.
- Provide current awareness services for health professionals about new CHI/PE materials,
as well as health information needs of consumers, including information and health
literacy issues and learner preferences.
- Serve as a member of the Library Electronic Health Record Taskforce to represent patient
needs and integrate CHI/PE resources in the patient portal.
- In collaboration with the institution and the community, develop informational and
educational programs related to health issues and the evaluation of health information.
Participate in institutional community outreach programs, such as health fairs and
- Serve on institutional committees, e.g. patient education, public health, community health
education, quality assurance, medical ethics, etc. to encourage and support the
development of CHI/PE resources.
- Market and promote Center resources and services. Establish support through
development activities such as library friends, advisory committees, and fundraising
activities or grant opportunities. In collaboration with the Library Communications Team
develop and distribute promotional materials and outreach programs to market services.
- Contribute to the success and development of the Weill Cornell Medical Library by
participating on committees and teams and providing service as needed.
- Participate on rounds, morning report, and journal clubs for selected departments;
provide just-in-time instruction, expert literature searching and customized consultation
services in person, by telephone or electronically.
- Recruit and develop volunteers and interns.

MLS/MLIS degree. Minimum of two years of consumer health information /patient education
experience preferred. Excellent technical, written and verbal communication skills and
teaching/presentation skills. Able to work collaboratively in a team environment. Demonstrated
initiative, the ability to manage multiple projects and a commitment to professional development.
Project management and program evaluation skills; social media use and expertise; experience
producing consumer health workshops (in-person and online tutorials); experience locating and
demonstrating health resources in Spanish or other non-English languages preferred.

To Apply:
Applicants should send cover letter, curriculum vitae, and the names, addresses, telephone
numbers, and e-mail addresses of 3 references to The Weill Medical
College is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and does not discriminate against
any employee or applicant for employment based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, creed, national origin, marital status, disability, citizenship or veteran status.