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Employment Opportunities: Academic IT & Library Positions

Assistant Library Director, Outreach & Public Services

Mount Sinai Health SystemRole Summary

Reporting to the Chief Library Director, the Assistant Library Director for Outreach and & Public Services leads and provides vision for public services operations, overseeing customer facing service points, resource sharing, outreach initiatives, marketing campaigns, and the library facility. The assistant library director leads all media communications including social media presence.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Establish strategic partnerships internally (campus departments, student groups), as well as with external partners by identifying outreach opportunities. Coordinate library-wide initiatives to promote and increase awareness of library services and programs.
  • Oversees all aspects of library outreach activities including seminars, workshops, resource trainings, and focus groups.
  • Manages all library communications and marketing campaigns, as well as the library’s social media presence.
  • Works closely with the Collection Development department to strategically promote new library resources to appropriate communities.
  • Stays informed of funding opportunities available through government programs and private sources and seek grant-based funding to support library programs and initiatives.
  • Provides strategic leadership and oversight for the library’s Access Services department -- circulation, interlibrary loan, course reserves; technology lending; stacks management, and public printing.
  • Directs, mentors, motivates, supervises and evaluates 1 professional librarian directly and 2.5 staff members indirectly.
  • Creates innovative services and introduces new technologies to enhance public services leading to improved workflows. Stays abreast of innovative academic library customer service trends & practices, effective use of space, etc.
  • Participates in library reference services through a variety of mediums, including telephone, chat, and email.
  • Participates in classroom instruction and oversees all outreach education sessions for external departments, including the Center for Youth Excellence in Youth Education and the Center for Multicultural & Community Affairs.
  • Maintains library web pages related to public services.

Required Education and Experience

  • Master's degree earned from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program.
  • Minimum of five years supervisory experience in an academic library environment.
  • Demonstrated history of effectively managing professional and unionized employees.
  • Ability to lead, mentor, and motivate staff.
  • Excellent technology skills and experience managing library applications.
  • Ability to work independently and collegially with teams and individuals across departments.
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills and ability to engage in creative problem solving.
  • Successful record of library service planning and implementation.
  • Must have significant experience with marketing library services and resources to diverse groups.
  • Demonstrated track record of developing effective outreach strategies.

To Apply

Please send cover letter and resume to Gali Halevi, MLS, PhD, Chief Director of Mount Sinai Health System Libraries at gali.halevi@mssm.edu

About the Levy Library

The Levy Library supports the education, research, and clinical information needs of the Mount Sinai Health System, including the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The Library provides an inviting environment designed to facilitate research, study, and collaboration. It offers an extensive collection of biomedical databases, e-journals, e-books, and print resources; and serves as a resource on information retrieval, information management and scholarly communication issues.

The Library is a unit of Mount Sinai’s Academic Informatics and Technology division. Academic Informatics and Technology also encompasses The Mount Sinai Archives and Records Management department; the Instructional Technology and Learning Systems team and the Academic Support and Learning Environments group.

About the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is a national and international leader in biomedical education, research and patient care. The Medical School has been consistently ranked as a top 20 medical school in the US and is ranked #17 among U.S. medical schools for National Institutes of Health funding. The Graduate School comprises degree-granting programs in basic science, clinical research, public health, and genetic counseling. The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health system committed to providing distinguished care, conducting transformative research, and advancing biomedical education. More information is available on the web (https://icahn.mssm.edu).

Librarian I, Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Mount Sinai Health SystemRole Summary

The Phillips Health Sciences Library at Mount Sinai Beth Israel (MSBI) is seeking dynamic candidates for its Librarian I position.  Reporting to the MSBI Library Manager, this position assists in the day to day management of library operations and facilities, answering reference inquiries, supporting the use of reference management tools and maintaining and enhancing the library’s web presence. The ideal candidate for this entry level role will be a customer-service oriented individual interested in a career in health science librarianship.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Fields reference inquiries submitted by email, phone, chat and in-person.
  • Staffs library service desk, maintains library equipment (printers, copiers, scanners), troubleshoots basic desktop computer issues and library equipment issues (i.e., printers, copiers, scanners).
  • Serves as library’s reference management expert, assisting users through training sessions and consultations.
  • Maintains and enhances library web presence including website (LibGuide) and Twitter feed.
  • Collects statistics related to library activities (i.e., gate count, service desk inquiries, reference inquiries); ensures statistics are consistently and accurately recorded.
  • Assists the Library Manager in delivering education sessions on topics including literature searching, library orientation and evidence-based practice to clinicians, nurses and staff.
  • Assists the Library Manager in providing search services related to the development of hospital level policies.
  • Assists in executing library outreach plan including promoting events and services to MSBI user community.
  • Serves as the primary contact for library facilities management issues (e.g. submission of work orders to engineering and housekeeping)
  • Works on special projects in support of library services.

Qualifications

Required:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program required.  Recent graduates and soon-to-be graduates (within one semester of attaining degree) are welcome to apply.
  • Strong customer service orientation
  • Proficient written and spoken communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Flexibility to work and attend meetings at different locations Mount Sinai Health Libraries

Preferred:

  • Experience with EndNote, Zotero and other reference management tools
  • Experience using LibApps platform (LibGuides, LibAnswers, etc.)
  • Experience using biomedical and interdisciplinary resources such as PubMed/MEDLINE, CINAHL, and Web of Science
  • Experience providing library reference and instruction services in a medical and/or academic library setting
  • Familiarity with Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) practice model

To Apply

Please email cover letter and curriculum vitae to Linda.Paulls@mountsinai.org. 

About the Mount Sinai Health System

The Mount Sinai Health System is an integrated health care system providing exceptional medical care to our local and global communities. Encompassing the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai and seven hospital campuses in the New York metropolitan area, as well as a large, regional ambulatory footprint, Mount Sinai is internationally acclaimed for its excellence in research, patient care, and education across a range of specialties. The Health System is designed to increase efficiencies and economies of scale; improve quality and outcomes; and expand access to advanced primary, specialty, and ambulatory care services throughout a wide clinical network. The Health System includes more than 7,000 primary and specialty care physicians and 12 minority-owned free-standing ambulatory surgery centers. Mount Sinai also features a robust and continually expanding network of multispecialty services, including more than 45 ambulatory practices throughout the five boroughs of New York City, Westchester, and Long Island. It has more than 40 clinical and academic relationships with other local health care organizations. Mount Sinai physicians can be found in more than 300 community locations throughout the New York metropolitan area. With an extraordinary array of resources for the provision of compassionate, state-of-the-art care, the Mount Sinai Health System is poised to identify and respond to the health-related needs of the diverse populations we serve.