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Monday, April 27, 2015

P/T - Director, Mt. Sinai Library (NY)

Director, Mount Sinai Library – NY

Reporting to the Vice President and Associate Dean for Academic Informatics and Technology, the Chief Librarian/Director provides dynamic leadership, vision, strategic planning and operational management of the Levy Library and the member hospital libraries of the Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS). The Levy Library and member hospital libraries support the educational, research and clinical care missions of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and the MSHS seven hospitals. The Chief Librarian/Director sits on the senior leadership committee of the Academic Informatics and Technology unit, a blended organization consisting of the libraries, instructional technology, the Academic IT Support Center and archives and records management. This position manages a staff of 11 professional FTEs and 12 support staff FTEs.

Responsibilities for Current and Future Key Initiatives:

* Work collaboratively with staff across Academic Informatics and Technology to create a Research and Learning Commons that will offer individual and collaborative study, flex classrooms, integrated circulation, research and IT support service desk, bioinformatics and statistics support and multimedia production resources.
* Strengthen partnership with faculty to support big data research through expanding the library’s course offerings on bioinformatics and genomic tools, as well as licensing next generation sequencing software.
* Develop the service and resource integration between the Levy Library and the hospital system libraries and develop new models to provide support to faculty and housestaff located throughout the system.
* Complete the migration to Worldshare Management Services, the library’s new discovery platform.
* Support the recently established Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute academic and research partnership as well as the newly offered online Masters in Healthcare Delivery Leadership.

Duties and Responsibilities:

1. Provides leadership, strategic planning and vision for the Levy Library and the MSHS libraries.
2. Leads library operations and instructional programs, ensuring high availability of world class digital academic resources and services for the Mount Sinai community.
3. Oversees public and technical services and digital presence to ensure that services and resources meet the research, education and clinical care needs of the school, member hospitals and partners.
4. Integrates best of class technologies into the delivery of innovative services to facilitate seamless and efficient use of library systems.
5. Prepares and effectively manages the library budgets and accounts.
6. Promotes the library through outreach initiatives to ensure high visibility for library services.
7. Maintains and develops key performance metrics to evaluate effectiveness of library operations and services, and to assess user satisfaction with library services.
8. Creates a library environment that facilitates study, collaboration, and scholarship and maximizes the efficient utilization of library space.
9. Ensures that library services and programs meet or exceed LCME and Middle States Commission on Higher Education accreditation/licensing standards.
10. Represents the library on school and hospital committees, as well as in external local and national professional organizations.
11. Monitors applications and systems efficiency and conducts initiatives to improve systems operation, availability, cost, and performance across the lifecycle.
12. Creates, communicates, and manages project plans and other required project documentation and provides updates as necessary.

Job Qualifications:
Education and Experience:
1. Master of Library Science from an ALA accredited program
2. Ten years’ experience in successful library administration
3. Demonstrated previous experience with strategic planning, facilities management, accreditation and outcomes assessment
4. Evidence of extensive leadership in developing and implementing innovative library services and programs
5. Evidence of effective collaborative skills and ability to engage staff to successfully deliver high quality services to various library constituencies

General Skills:

* Exemplary oral and written communication, organizational, and planning skills
* Self-motivated and able to excel in a fast-paced academic environment
* Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to work independently and as a member of a team, and to work effectively within a matrix-based organization
* Proven analytical, problem-solving and decision-making skills
* Ability to work effectively with staff from all levels of the organization
* Proven ability to provide leadership in a collaborative team environment
* Excellent ability to multi-task, keeping priorities aligned
* Excellent customer service and support skills