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Job Posting: Health Sciences Librarian, Penn State University

Health Sciences Librarian
The Pennsylvania State University Libraries Penn State College of Medicine University Park Regional Campus Harrell Health Sciences Library To apply, please visit

The Harrell Health Sciences Library: Research & Learning Commons seeks an experienced Librarian to support the expanding Penn State College of Medicine (COM), University Park Regional Campus [State College, PA]. Reporting to the Harrell HSL Associate Dean & Director, the incumbent will be co-located at the regional medical campus and will oversee the day-to-day operations of the health sciences library satellite location. This position will provide a broad range of information services and will lead library education and instruction activities in support of the students, faculty, staff, and researchers located at the regional medical campus. This is a three year non-tenure track, fixed-term faculty appointment.

Position Summary:

The Health Sciences Librarian will partner with the Harrell HSL administration to plan and build a comparable program of support and services at the regional medical campus that actively positions the library as a key resource and extends the reach of the Harrell HSL in support of the COM regardless of location. The selected candidate will be responsible for the overall coordination of library-related instructional activities for the regional medical campus and the integration of EBM into the curriculum. Additionally, the Librarian will work closely with the COM faculty to design, develop and teach a variety of classes, workshops and course-integrated instruction; design and develop online tutorials and provide individual consultations and orientations; provide expertise, support, assessment and implementation for new and existing instructional technologies used in teaching and learning; participate in collection development activities; provide in-depth reference and consultation service; participate in library orientation for new medical students and residents; and will function as the sole liaison to the regional medical campus.

Other responsibilities of the position include daily oversight of the library satellite location at the Penn State COM University Park Regional Campus and executing responsibility and accountability for the physical facility, services, and collections located at the regional medical campus; evaluating new and existing library programs, services and resources; contributing to the assessment of user needs, participating in the evaluation of services, marketing and planning, and the development of outcome measures of the Harrell HSL; collaborating with librarians in related subject areas libraries/departments at University Park, including Life Sciences and other STEM libraries; and contributing to the profession through librarianship, teaching and learning, service, research, and involvement in professional organizations. Critical skills needed for this position include leadership skills and the ability to function independently as well as effectively in a team environment; technology skills; flexibility and the capacity to embrace change in a diverse, dynamic, and evolving organization; and a facility for cross-departmental communications.

Required Qualifications:
Requires a Masters of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution (or equivalent); several years of experience in medical library environment, with increasing levels of responsibility; knowledge of evidence based practice principles and aware of current trends in Academic Health Sciences Libraries and medical education; experience designing and delivering instruction/training; knowledge of and experience with health/STEM databases and resources including expert literature searching skills; ability to work independently and effectively across organizational lines and in collaboration with colleagues to build strong relationships; excellent oral and written communication skills; strong analytical, problem-solving, and decision making skills; and strong leadership and organizational skills with a commitment to diversity.

Preferred Qualifications:

Preferred qualifications include the understanding the principles of adult learning and training; an undergraduate or graduate degree in a biomedical or physical science field or graduate-level coursework; and active membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals.


The University Libraries is ranked among the top ten research libraries in North America, according to the Association for Research Libraries investment rankings, and provides services at University Park and 22 other locations throughout Pennsylvania as well as online. The library serves approximately
6,300 faculty and 46,000 students at University Park, and more than 95,000 students university-wide. Penn State, a land-grant institution, is a member of the Big Ten Academic Alliance.

Penn State Hershey, located approximately 100 miles from University Park, is the medical campus of Penn State University. The Harrell Health Sciences Library: Research & Learning Commons, located on the Penn State Hershey campus, is the health sciences library for Penn State University. Penn State College of Medicine confers the doctor of medicine degree and in conjunction with Penn State’s Graduate School, offers a variety of doctoral, masters, and graduate certificate programs in the biomedical sciences. The recently established Physician Assistant Master’s Program inaugural graduating class of 2016 achieved a 100 percent national board pass rate as first-time test takers of the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam.

The University Park Regional Campus of Penn State College of Medicine is a collaborative effort between Penn State Hershey, Mount Nittany Health and other local State College providers. The regional medical campus offers a wide spectrum of medical education opportunities, including clerkships, electives and acting internships for Penn State medical students. The regional medical campus is expanding and will be accepting the inaugural class for the new competency based curriculum currently under development, fall 2017. The University Park Regional Campus is set in the State College metropolitan area, a university town located in central Pennsylvania. State College offers a vibrant community with outstanding recreational facilities, a low crime rate, and excellent public schools. The campus is within a half-day drive to Washington D.C., Baltimore, Philadelphia, New York City, or Pittsburgh. The University Park Airport is served by three major carriers with flights to Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Chicago and Detroit.

Compensation and Benefits:

Rank and salary are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Fringe benefits include liberal vacation, excellent insurance and health care coverage, state or TIAA retirement options, and educational privileges.

Applications and all supporting materials must be submitted online. To apply,
please visit To be
considered for the position, interested candidates should upload a letter of application, resume or C.V., and the names and contact information of three
professional references (including email addresses). Review of applications
will begin October 3, 2016 and continue until position is filled. Questions may be addressed to Lindsey Harter, Faculty Search Coordinator, at

Employment will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

Penn State is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to minorities, women, veterans, disabled individuals, and other protected groups.

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Associate Director for Library Services, Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine, Philadelphia PA

PCOM Library seeks a dynamic individual to support service improvements to the Libraries in the role of Associate Director. Reporting to the Chief Library Services Officer, the Associate Director for Library Services will coordinate and implement assessment activities and create a knowledge base documenting user preferences and behaviors. Responsibilities include provision of reference services or collection management/liaison services. Working with the Chief Library Services Officer, this position will supervise and evaluate the Library staff. Qualified applicants will have a Master’s Degree in Library and Information Sciences from an accredited ALA graduate program and a minimum five years progressively responsible medical library management experience. Demonstrated management skills related to technical, fiscal, and personnel matters, knowledge of current trends in publishing and information management, and excellent communication skills are required.

All inquiries must include salary requirements and should be directed to:

Department of Human Resources
Medical Office Building
4190 City Avenue, Suite 144
Philadelphia, PA 19131
Call (215) 871-6500
Fax (215) 871-6505

PCOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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