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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

F/T - Librarian, The Hospital of Central Conn. (CT)

Librarian, The Hospital of Central Conn. – CT

The Hospital of Central Connecticut seeks a Librarian. This position is located on the New Britain Campus in New Britain, CT.

Position Duties:

Provides advanced information services, including evidence-based research and document delivery using multiple online databases. Participates in the education program, including orientation sessions, and individual and group library instruction. Processes and catalogs new items in the collection. In collaboration with the Library Manager, supports departmental planning, collection development, program development and evaluation, and outreach.Responsibilities:

Information Services

Provides reference and online search services. Analyzes questions, identifies appropriate resources, and provides the answer and/or directs the user to the appropriate resources. In collaboration with the Library Manager, identifies and evaluates print and electronic materials for the collection.

Document Delivery

Provides document delivery service primarily via DOCLINE and OCLC. Updates journal holdings lists for library, CAHSL, and other consortia as needed. Works with EFTS, the NN/LM-NER Region 1 service, as well with other vendors as necessary. Compiles statistics on document delivery use and participation.


Teaches individuals and groups how to use the library and its computer databases. Provides orientations and supports the Library Manager in education programming. Develops instructional material in collaboration with the Library Manager. Supports computer-based searching, Windows, and word processing.

Collection Maintenance

Maintains accurate and orderly shelving of all library materials, including those in storage. Conducts shelf-reading of books, journals, audiovisuals, and other library materials, and conducts collection inventories on a regular basis. Processes claims on books and journals, using computer-based systems when available. Compiles and maintains records and statistics related to these responsibilities. Ensures maintenance of the library’s audiovisual equipment, its computer hardware, and the photocopier. Assists Library Manager in maintaining the collection at the auxiliary site.

Processing and Cataloging Materials

Works in collaboration with the Library Manager to update collection records in the EOS catalog system, OCLC, and Serials Solutions. Ensures entry of books and audiovisual items into EOS using the NLM classification system. Processes new materials with proper labeling and security devices. Works with the Library Manager on updating the catalog system and other programs on the library network.

Administrative Support

Assists in the development of new policies and procedures. Writes procedures in areas of expertise. Makes presentations to the Library Advisory Committee. Contributes to strategic and long-range planning. Ensures collection and organization of library statistics. Coordinates special projects per Library Manager, e.g., digitization of archives.

Instructs and assists support staff. Trains, supervises, and plans assignments for volunteer staff.

All other duties as assigned.

Educational Requirements:

Master’s of Library Science [ALA-accredited]

Minimum Requirements:

1 year of experience, preferably in a health sciences library. Requires advanced knowledge of several computer-based information retrieval systems (e.g., MEDLINE, OVID, CINAHL) and the Internet. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Knowledge of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) classification system and nomenclature (MeSH). Basic word processing skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

Willingness to continually update and learn new skills. Willingness to learn and demonstrate competency in the EOS Library Management System, interlibrary loan system, and other programs as needed for library operations. Requires willingness to learn and demonstrate competency in software installation, setup, and software/hardware troubleshooting.


30 Hours per week. 10am-4:30pm Monday-Friday