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Friday, March 27, 2015

Digital Svcs Librarian, NY Medical College (NY)

New York Medical College Health Sciences Library
Digital Services Librarian 
Purpose:  The Digital Services Librarian serves the educational, research and information needs of the University community via the creation and maintenance of web-based interactive content, tutorials, and reference services that extend  library education and research assistance to all students, faculty, residents, fellows and employees of New York Medical College. Additionally this position is crucial to the Library’s digitization initiatives related to current and archival materials.
·       Provides leadership in the design, development, maintenance, and evaluation of web-based content, tutorials, and online services;
·       Recommends and develops new library digital services including those for mobile devices;
·       Promotes the use of appropriate current and emerging technologies and media;
·       Serves as a member of the reference team;
·       Performs liaison responsibilities with NYMC clinical and non-clinical academic departments including developing and teaching instructional sessions, online searching, and marketing of library services;
·       Updates library web content;
·       Provides leadership in digitization activities of the library including archival digitization projects;
·       Works closely with the library’s systems and network administrator on information delivery projects;
·       Participates on various library committees as assigned;
·       Performs other duties as assigned.
·       Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school.
·       Knowledge of and experience using reference resources, internet resources, and other electronic products.
·       Strong interpersonal skills, a public services orientation, and demonstrated written and spoken communication skills.
·       Ability to work both independently and in a team environment.
·       Ability to initiate and manage projects effectively, with attention to detail.

  • Reference and instructional experience in a health sciences library, preferably academic;
  • Knowledgeable about sources of health sciences information, evidence based practice, and translational medicine.
  • Database design experience;
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the best practices, standards in web design, and  knowledge of major  tools such as Dreamweaver, Flash, Adobe Creative Suite products;
  • Ability to use web 2.0 technologies in an educational setting. 
  • Ability to use major web programming languages and frameworks, such as HTML/CSS.
  • Ability to utilize software (such as GoToWebinar, WebEx and Captivate) to develop online instructional content;
  • Knowledge of  bibliographic management software, current information literacy standards and instructional best practices;
  • Knowledge of usability testing and web analytics;
  • Graphical skills;
  • Educational or experiential background in the pre-clinical or health sciences;
  • Teaching experience;
  • Certification by the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP).
Reporting:   Associate Director, User Support, Education and Research Services.  
Available:    January 8, 2015
Send resume with cover letter indicating position of interest to: Alicia Parrish, Employment Manager, Human Resources Department at or HR fax 914-594-4309. Candidates of interest will be contacted to schedule interviews.