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Wednesday, April 27, 2016

P/T - Hospital Library Svcs Program Mgr, METRO (NY)

Hospital Library Services Program (HLSP) Manager (PT)

Job Information

Located in New York City, the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is the largest of nine library councils in the state of New York, with METRO serving all of New York City and Westchester County.  METRO aims to serve as a laboratory and experimental space for our growing membership, combining new developments in librarianship with emerging technologies drawn from parallel fields.
The METRO Hospital Library Services Program (HLSP) supports the work of more than 45 hospital and medical center libraries in New York City and Westchester County.

Reporting to the Deputy Director, the HLSP Manager is a part-time position that supports METRO in helping to develop, enhance, and improve the delivery of health-care information between member libraries and healthcare professionals. The HLSP manager is responsible for the strategic planning and  management of medical library services to HLSP members.

  • Develop and maintain services for HLSP members, providing new resources that optimize library services for users.
  • Support education, research and funding for HLSP members by coordinating and administering grant programs for member organizations.
  • Establish procedures and guidelines for HLSP projects.
  • Develop new services for member organizations.
  • Promote the Medical Information Services Program (MISP) to support interlibrary sharing of health-related materials for all member organizations.
  • Represent METRO at HLSP meetings and functions.
  • Coordinate the HLSP Advisory Council.
  • Provide guidance, advice and acts as a liaison for member organizations.
  • Outreach to member organizations and other hospital library professionals through newsletters, social media, and similar platforms.
  • Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or a related degree.
  • Ability to work and motivate independently.
  • Ability to initiate and maintain programs and services to meet identified needs.
  • Experience in a hospital or health related library preferred.
  • Excellent communication skills.

This position requires the ability to travel to member locations throughout the Metropolitan New York region. METRO offers a flexible schedule and the ability to set your own hours. The position will be 8-10 hrs/wk and will pay $30/hour to start with the opportunity to grow the position over time. METRO is a fun and collaborative workplace full of energy and enthusiasm.


To apply, please send a pdf copy of your resume and cover letter along with any other material you would like considered part of your application to Final candidates will be required to provide names and contact information for three professional references.

The deadline for submitting applications is May 6th, 2016.