Mount Sinai Careers

Librarian - Mount Sinai West (Columbus Circle Area)

New York, New York
Professional / Managerial / Administrative

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science. Advancing medicine. Healing made personal.

Roles & Responsibilities:

The Librarian I performs process duties related to conducting entry-level professional librarian activities. Under the direction of the Medical Librarian, the Librarian I manages the day-to-day operations of functional areas within the library and access services, aligning its vision, goals, objectives, policies and procedures with those of the Academic Informatics & Technology department and the Levy Library. This individual has responsibility and accountability for providing planning and direction to multiple functional areas within the department, with an emphasis on ensuring quality service for patrons. Participates in the development, recommendation and administration of division policies, procedures and processes. 
  • Delivers high-level customer service, including answering questions, recommending resources, providing instruction and/or educational sessions to users. Continually seeks new ways to improve efficiency and customer service.
  • Coordinates daily workflow of library services provided at the circulation desk including interlibrary loan requests, document delivery, coordinating statistics, administrative functions, and maintaining technical equipment. Troubleshoots library equipment issues (i.e., printers, copiers, scanners).
  • Performs literature searches, reference assistance, and consultations with library users in support of research activities at Mount Sinai libraries.
  • Assists the Medical Librarian in the teaching of health sciences informatics, literature searching, library orientation and other educational presentations to clinicians, nurses and staff.
  • Performs outreach events and activities related to marketing of library services and engagement with Mount Sinai library users.
  • May do special library projects in support of Library services
  • Effectively collects and analyzes statistics related to library activities; generates reports. Ensures statistics (i.e., gate count, ILL requests, research consults) are consistently and accurately recorded.
  • Refers library patrons to the appropriate individual, group, or resource.
  • Assists with Emergency/Disaster Preparedness planning and initiatives.
  • Assists in tracking and processing invoices for equipment, supplies, furniture, and library resources.
  • Participates on Library working groups/committees.
  • Other duties as assigned 
  • Minimum: some course work in MS Library Science degree from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association (ALA). 
  • Some library administrative exposure preferred. 
  • Demonstrated library science principles and practices; library integrated library systems, and interlibrary loan systems.
  • Skills in developing, implementing, and monitoring policies, procedures, and work flows.
  • Skills in utilizing computer technology used for communication, data gathering and reporting.
  • Demonstrated commitment to service for students, staff and faculty and willingness to actively collaborate with colleagues in the Library and across the campus community.
  • Proven ability to communicate effectively through oral and written media.
  • Demonstrated strong customer service skills.
  • Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to quickly learn new skills. 
  • Experience with integrated library systems and interlibrary loan systems.
  • Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently.
 Strength Through Diversity

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity and inclusion is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize healthcare delivery together.
We work hard to recruit and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you have the opportunity and support to develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, have an impact on quality patient care. 

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 

Who We Are

Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.
Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospitals, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.
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. 

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