Chief Librarian

Job Description

Under general supervision of Associate Affiliation Administrator, directs the Medical Library at NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens, supervising professional and clerical staff members, providing research, computer training, and

inter library loan services to support educational activities of physicians, residents and students and participating in institutional educational activities. Determines institutional library resource needs, maintaining current, authoritative and in-depth collection of books, journals, audiovisuals and electronic resources. Establishes efficient, accurate information retrieval and library networking systems. Participates in the Medical Library Lending Programs of Higher Education. (Colleges and Universities) Job does not involve patient care.

 

Manages all aspects of Medical Library for NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens, including personnel, supervision, budgetary management, development of educational programs, resource allocation and all other relevant functions for institutional service center. Recruits, selects, evaluates performance, recommends promotional or salary action on or may terminate professional and other staff. Coordinates staff professional development. Schedules staff library coverage and allocates budget to ensure productivity, optimal use of resources and cost containment. Develops standards for and monitors compliance with institutional and JCAHO quality assurance/CQI standards and programs. Oversees compilation and reporting of library usage statistics.

 

1. Manages all aspects of Medical Library for NYC Health + Hospitals/Queens, including personnel, supervision, budgetary management, development of educational programs, resource allocation and all other relevant functions for institutional service center. Recruits, selects, evaluates performance, recommends promotional or salary action on or may terminate professional and other staff. Coordinates staff professional development. Schedules staff library coverage and allocates budget to ensure productivity, optimal use of resources and cost containment. Develops standards for and monitors compliance with institutional and The Joint Commission quality assurance/CQI standards and programs. Oversees compilation and reporting of library usage statistics staff. Outreach programs to the community at large including our patient population. Collaborates with the local libraries and institute programs relative to the population.    

 

2. Maintains authoritative, current and in-depth collection of materials for all levels of users, 

overseeing acquisitions and cataloging in accordance with NLM classification standards to ensure effective

Identification and retrieval information. Plans and implements library programs to ensure access, retrieval and delivery of information to all library users by means of print or electronic media. Coordinates ongoing automation of services: reference, circulation, serials control and on-line catalog.

      

3. Establishes cooperative networking capabilities to expedite inter-library loan delivery in print and electronic format for all clinical and administrative areas. Maintains professional contacts with medical schools, regional and local libraries in order to support an effective, professional and high-quality inter-library loan retrieval system.

 

4. Uses databases to find articles that answer in-depth questions from Risk Management and other departments.  Databases include, but not limited to, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, PubMed, National Guideline Clearinghouse, Google and Google Scholar.

5. Acts as liaison for library services, soliciting input from various areas to respond to clinical, educational and administrative user needs. Participates in grant support   activities. Develop collection and expand quality and availability of library services; holds book sales; enhances exposure among user constituencies. Serves on committees as assigned. Maintains library web page.

 

6. Performs related duties as required professionally or on request.

Minimum Education

Master of Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program.

 

Job requires very broad knowledge of library science at a level acquired through completion of a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science. Participation in continuing education                                           

critical to maintain current knowledge of developments in field of library and information science, as this field becomes more fully automated. Certification with library or medical librarian national certifying agencies desirable.

Minimum Related Experience

Minimum 1 Year library experience in a hospital or academic setting.

The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 

EOE Minorities/Women/Disabled/Veterans

 

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