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Medical Librarian, St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children – Philadelphia, PA

Medical Librarian -  1405010188

Job Summary:
The incumbent in the position will direct all functions of the Margery H. Nelson Medical Library. The individual must demonstrate excellent management skills for the operations of the medical library, maintaining the library collections, and managing the library budget to meet library operations. The individual will also provide a wide range of library services to help improve the quality of patient care and continually educate health care professionals. The person will handle all circulation and book loan requests for library patrons. A strong emphasis is placed on meeting the interlibrary loan requests for the hospital staff on a timely basis. The person will select and review print and electronic materials from book publishers and journal vendors to keep the medical library collection current for the hospital and its surrounding community. The person will handle reference services and perform literature searches for the clinical staff. The Director will also handle all aspects of library web development. This includes creating, updating and managing the Library website. The individual will participate in monthly Education Committee Meetings. The individual must have a positive attitude, be self-motivated, have excellent interpersonal communication, and adapt to not only library trends but to the needs of the Pediatric Hospital.
- Provides in-depth complex medical literature searches using Health Science databases,   
  appropriate Internet resources or external resources and networks to identify, analyze and filter
  biomedical information to meet the needs/demands of clinical & education search requests.
- Provide reference service in person, by telephone, or through email.
- Communicate and support all clinical staff in their Education and Clinical Information needs.
- Answer general library questions and reference questions.
- Practical use of the Docline system for interlibrary loans.
- Article delivery and retrieval for Hospital patrons.
- Knowledge of computers and common software programs, including word processing, 
  spreadsheet, email programs, and Adobe Pro.
- Assist Library patrons with computer issues and PC applications.
- Manage and update Library website.
- Monitors PC issues, resolve problems or elevate to local IS for support.
- Communicate with vendors for pricing, troubleshooting library systems and other matters.
- Conduct library orientations and reference instruction sessions.
- Manage library print resources and online collections.
- Practical use of library automation system. (EOS)
- Copy Catalog print and E-resources in the MARC format using AACR2 standard.


Training & Education
- Required: Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.
- AHIP (Academy of Health Information Professionals) certification
- Demonstrated continuing education, development and knowledge of library trends and technologies.
- 5 years of experience in library sciences. Clinical or public health background in medical, hospital or academic health center preferred.
- Pediatric Health Science library experience preferred.
- Experience with cataloging of library materials.
- Experience using online systems and databases.
- Experience with managing a monograph & serials collection.
- Experience managing a website.
- Experience working with a diverse patron population meeting their information needs.
- Experience with business and budgets, vendor negotiations, purchasing and contracting.
- Experience with Doc line system, serial journal experience.
- Conceptual knowledge of evidence based medicine concepts with operational experience
- Experience with CINAHL, Pub Med, BOVID, Med Line, Cochran and Up to Date preferred
- Experience with medical education on patient care rounds, family library resource services, strategic planning and library modernization is preferred.


868- St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children – Philadelphia, PA

Job Type : Full-time
Shift Type : Days


Reference Number: 50-16931
Posted to the Web: 02/06/2014
Job/Salary Grade: 028
Employment Type: Exempt
Hours: 35.00
Position Type: Full Time
Position Schedule: 9-5
Months: 12

Duties: The University of Pennsylvania Biomedical Library seek a dynamic, energetic, and service-oriented Associate Director, with clinical and educational expertise, to lead and coordinate clinical outreach activities, reference and instructional services, and Patron Services (access services and document delivery). Supervise 5 professional librarians and indirectly 5 support staff and 3 Reference Interns. Serve as a member of the Health Sciences Libraries leadership team. Report to the Associate Director of the Health Sciences Libraries/Director, Biomedical Library. Partner with information services/research and instructional services librarians across the Penn Libraries to ensure collaborations for new and improved services.

Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited program with course work related to the health science and at least 5 years of experience in a hospital, academic health sciences library or relevant healthcare setting or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Health sciences subject expertise.
  • Supervisory experience.
  • Teaching experience or demonstrated ability.
  • Demonstrated collaborative and organizational strength and strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Understanding of the potential of developing technologies for enhancing services and demonstrated knowledge of the latest trends and available tools for teaching and electronic delivery of information.
  • Ability to work independently as well as operate within a collegial framework of faculty, staff, students and administrators to deliver desired outcomes.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and active involvement in professional activities.

Special Requirements: Background Check Required
Quick Link: Please see job posting for supplemental questions

Position Title:  HSL Senior Systems & Technology Librarian

Location:  Temple University Health Sciences Libraries

The Temple University Health Sciences Libraries seek an innovative, yet pragmatic leader to oversee its IT operations. Headquartered at the Simmy and Harry Ginsburg Library, the Libraries serve the information needs of the schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy, Podiatry, the College of Health Professions & Social Work, and Temple University Hospital. For more information about Temple, visit:


The HSL Senior Systems & Technology Librarian is responsible for the Libraries’ IT strategy, development and daily operations. This position will direct, supervise, and coordinate the IT department – including management of staff, installation and support of public and staff desktop computer and peripherals, supporting university-wide library-specific system applications, and reviewing and recommending new technology and technology-related services in the Libraries.

Responsibilities include:

- Provides strategic direction to and manages the two health sciences
libraries (Ginsburg and Podiatry Library) IT infrastructure. Identify
opportunities to improve current IT processes. In house operations include
public and staff desktop computers, laptops, printers, scanners, digital
signage and technology in smart classrooms and meeting rooms.
- Manages the Health Sciences IT department, including one technical
support staff specialist, one part-time IT staff person and multiple
student IT staff.
- Participates in the development, operation, and maintenance of central
or shared Temple University library systems such as the ILS, electronic
reserves, and other systems. Manages health sciences library-specific
systems applications.
- Works closely with vendors to establish new systems and services and
collaboratively resolve technical support issues for systems when
- Works closely with other librarians, School of Medicine IT staff, TUH
IT staff and TU Computer Services personnel to ensure optimal
technology-based operations.
- Provides hands-on systems support as needed for Library staff and
- Communicates regularly with library staff on technology-related
issues. Provides regular updates on the status of ongoing projects, new
equipment, and resolution of technology issues.
- Researches and recommends hardware, software and related equipment;
provides specifications as needed.
- Oversees the tracking and updating of all pending services and
projects using established tracking systems.
- Serves as Team Leader for the HSL New Technologies team.
- Serves as part of the University Libraries Technology Services
Department and acts as HSL liaison for central Library IT planning.
- Maintains a broad knowledge of state-of-the-art technology, equipment
and systems.

Other responsibilities: manages and reports statistics as needed; represents the libraries on appropriate committees as assigned.


Competitive salary and benefits package, including relocation allowance.

Required Education and Experience: 

ALA-accredited Master’s degree in library/information science and three years IT-related experience.

Required Skills and Abilities:

• Demonstrated ability to identify, diagnose and resolve technical
problems in a significant IT environment.

• Familiarity with library systems such as integrated library
systems and interlibrary loan systems.

• Demonstrated evidence of continuing education/professional
development in IT programs or computers in libraries applications.

• Experience installing and configuring PC and Mac workstations.

• Demonstrated knowledge of Microsoft office programs, networking
and information security products.

• Demonstrated project management skills, with the ability to
manage multiple projects simultaneously.

• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.


• Experience providing IT support in a large university library or
health sciences library environment

• Help Desk management experience; experience with
ticketing/tracking systems such as Remedy.

• Experience supervising full-time and/or part-time student staff

• Experience with open source library software, including use,
development, and implementation

• Experience providing training and creating documentation


To apply for this position, please visit click on Careers@Temple and reference TU-17373. Please attach a resume and cover letter to your on-line application. The review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

*Temple University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer with a strong commitment to cultural diversity*.

Position Title:
Director, Informatics for Research Engagement

Job Overview:
Drexel University Libraries is a dynamic, matrixed organization focused on transformation to create scholarly connections, effective library learning environments and access to authoritative information. The Libraries, comprised of four physical locations and a virtual presence, seeks a Director, Informatics for Research Engagement to provide leadership in developing library services that support Drexel’s vision to be the Philadelphia region’s leading university excelling in high-quality experiential education, online learning, translational research, technology transfer and business incubation, and urban revitalization.

Job Overview:
Reporting to the Dean of Libraries and working with librarians, system developers, researchers and faculty across campus, the Director is responsible for evolving and implementing a university-wide approach to data management and curation of digital content and leading the Libraries’ staff and partnerships to provide service support for preservation and access to the University’s research data, digital content, records and archives. The Director will be involved in the integration of data literacy competencies with the Libraries’ instructional programs and will lead development of services that apply research and system designs for effective data curation for the Libraries’ partnership with others on campus.

Required qualifications:
- Completed graduate degree, with emphasis in Library or Information Sciences, informatics, digital archival studies, computing, or data management; Ph.D. strongly preferred
- Minimum of four years administrative or management experience, including demonstrated success in supervision and technology management
- Demonstrated capabilities in computing, data management and analysis, and effective consultation with researchers to provide informatics solutions and support
- Knowledge of state-of-the-art tools and systems for assembly, alignment and analysis of data, in multiple formats [e.g. textual, visual, and audio] and ability to select and implement appropriate solutions for an institutional repository;
- Successful experience working with diverse teams across disciplines with excellent communication, coordination, and project management skills to handle multiple complex projects simultaneously
- Highly motivated and enterprising, with strong problem solving skills and capable of working both independently and in multifunctional team settings
- Indication of professional commitment through service, presentation, or research
Preferred qualifications:
- Professional experience working in an academic library or research information organization
- Experience with large-scale data management or data visualization
- Success in designing an innovative program and leading organizational change to adopt it
- Experience working in a collaborative matrixed organization
- Successful teaching experience, including course development and online delivery

Essential Functions:
The Director provides administrative leadership and coordination for effective systems, efficient workflow procedures for data and information preservation and organization, policies on rights and usage issues, and maintaining user-centric institutional repositories, regardless of format. The incumbent provides administrative leadership for the Libraries’ programs of archival curation, digital content management, and research application and system design; as well as supervision for the program managers of the University Archives, Libraries’ Institutional Repository and Discovery Systems. The Director provides leadership for the campus federated Digital@Drexel coalition of digital collection owners that work collaboratively to provide central access to these University’s unique artifacts of research and teaching.

The incumbent works collaboratively with the Libraries’ Directors for Service & Quality Improvement, Academic Partnerships, and Administrative Services, and as a member of the Libraries Strategic Leadership Group to ensure effective and efficient operations of the Libraries. The Director is expected to be professionally active through services, presentation, publications or research.

Supplemental Posting Information:

Drexel University offers an attractive benefits package including tuition remission, a generous retirement package with matching funds (up to 11 percent) and an opportunity to join a talented team of professionals directly helping the University achieve its record growth and quality reputation.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.

To apply for this position, please apply online at: or visit and search for Director, Informatics for Research Engagement. The requisition number is 5813.

For more information about Drexel University, please visit


Date Posted:

As part of its mission to expand all-hazards public health preparedness capacity, PDPH is seeking to hire a Library Project Coordinator to arrange emergency preparedness trainings for the Free Library of Philadelphia staff, Medical Reserve Corps Volunteer recruits, and the general public. The successful candidate for this position will assist with the scheduling, facilitation and evaluation of trainings at various branches of the Free Library of Philadelphia to support the preparedness for and response to emergency incidents in Philadelphia.

This is an hourly, part-time position without benefits that is grant-funded through April 30, 2014, with extensions based on funding availability.

Library Project Coordinator will report to Chad Thomas, Public Health Communications Outreach Coordinator, PDPH Bioterrorism & Public Health Preparedness Program and Chris Caputo, Interim Chief, Public Service Support, Free Library of Philadelphia.

• Advertising MRC trainings at area hospitals.
• Facilitating MRC trainings at designated library branches.
• Advertising and conducting Everybody Ready 2.0 trainings for the general public.
• Training librarians in the use of Dispense Assist (a Web-based emergency prophylaxis form-printing
program) and other components of the PDPH emergency response plan.
• Coordinating trainings provided by the NLM Mid-Atlantic Region.
• Evaluating all trainings.
• Disseminating PDPH Health Bulletins at branch libraries.
• Contributing to PDPH-FLP exercise planning.
• Assisting individuals to register for insurance through the Affordable Care Act (ACA).
• Participating in other duties as assigned.

• Strong interpersonal skills
• Effective oral and written communication skills
• Ability to maintain effective working relationships
• Ability to contribute and coordinate work in a team
• Proficiency with Microsoft Office software (Word, PowerPoint, Excel, Access)

• 2-4 years of experience working within library, public health, emergency management, or human services

• Master’s degree in library science, public health, disaster medicine, or other related health or emergency
management field
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited school in library sciences, public health, psychology, social work,
or a related field and 2-4 years of experience working within library, public health, emergency
management, or human services organization.

Please send your resume and cover letter to:

Chad Thomas
City Of Philadelphia (PDPH)
500 South Broad St
Philadelphia, PA 19146

No phone calls please.

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