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Thursday, April 28, 2016

Special Projects Librarian, Mem'l Sloan Kettering (NY)


The MSK Library supports Memorial Sloan Kettering's mission to improve
patient care, support clinical and laboratory research, and enhance
education. We select, acquire and provide relevant scientific and medical
information. Customized training programs are available to optimize access
to information.  We are committed to outstanding service and to
implementing innovations that meet the needs of our users.

The Special Projects Librarian is a long-term, temporary position
reporting to the Associate Librarian, Technology Initiatives. In this
role, the candidate’s overall responsibilities include:

·        Maintaining and verifying records for our publications database,
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o  Enter and edit data according to strict standardization rules

o  Search bibliographic databases, publishers’ websites, and other
publication resources to locate and compare authoritative sources of

o  Explore internal and external resources to disambiguate authors with
similar names and affiliations

o  Compare records to identify and resolve duplicates

o  Maintain clear documentation for pending cases and system errors

o  Work with colleagues to balance the daily workload and continue
developing standardization rules

·        Sharing shift coverage for the reference desk (as needed)

o  Answer phones, help clients locate print and digital collections, and
check materials in/out

o  Monitor physical spaces and maintain printers, photocopiers and other
library equipment

·        Other projects as assigned


·        Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited
program or at least 12 credits towards graduation

·        Knowledge and experience working with abstracting and indexing
databases (PubMed, Scopus, ISI Web of Science, etc), integrated library
systems (particularly Innovative Millennium),  and institutional

·        Ability to work independently and with meticulous attention to

·        Understanding of database design and architecture

·        Adaptable to changing work environments and departmental priorities

Preferred:  Excellent oral and written communication skills with a desire
to provide excellent customer service, and familiar with any or all of the
following:  electronic publishing, licensing, cataloging, metadata
standards, link resolver technology, and database management

Position Hours: Monday to Friday, 9:00am to 5:00pm
Hourly rate is competitive and based on the candidate's relevant
experience and qualifications
Application consideration is ongoing and will continue until the position
is filled

Interested applicants should send their resumes to the attention of:
Bernadette Joe (>)
Associate Librarian, Technology Initiatives