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Job posting: Assistant Director of Clinical Information Services

23 August 2017 - 10:46am by Kelly Perry

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Assistant Director of Clinical Information Services
Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Rank: Librarian II-IV
STARS Requisition number:  45614BR
 
Schedule:   Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00)
 
General Purpose
Reporting to the Associate Director, the Assistant Director of Clinical Information Services provides oversight and coordination of programs that advance the Medical Library’s role in improving clinical quality, advancing patient care, educating trainees and faculty, and enhancing research in the Yale-New Haven Medical Center. Working in a highly collaborative environment, the incumbent will develop innovative services, formulate a strategy for setting and achieving goals, assess skills and resources required to ensure success, and evaluate program effectiveness.
 
In a busy, service-focused medical library, the Assistant Director of Clinical Information supervises the work of the Clinical Team and the long-established clinical liaison program. This involves coaching and evaluating the work of four direct reports, plus collaborating with other librarians involved in clinical outreach. The incumbent works with all librarians to provide research support to the medical center using a wide range of digital and mobile resources, and instructional and information technologies and is involved in collection development. Directly supports academic departments as a liaison librarian.
 
Serves on the Research and Education Managers’ Team, working with the Associate Director on all aspects of outreach and education. Partners closely with the Assistant Director of Research and Education Services and the Assistant Director of Technology and Innovation Services to promote teamwork and collaboration among teams, to coordinate and plan the training and development of librarians, and to ensure the provision of instruction and research services of the highest standards.
 
Essential Duties of the Position
  1. Leads the Medical Library’s program in support of the Yale New Haven Medical Center’s clinical enterprise. Participates in the development, evaluation, and delivery of library services that align with the clinical care and research priorities of the university and the hospital.
  2. Establishes and maintains relationships with clinicians, administrative and house staff, hospital and health system administrators and chairs of academic departments.
  3. Provides leadership and vision for the Clinical Team and manages the Library’s clinical liaison program.
  4. Hires, trains, coaches, supervises, and evaluates the work of four librarians.
  5. Serves as a liaison librarian to selected departments and offers instruction, consultation, collection development, and research services and support to faculty, staff and trainees.
  6. Collaborates with the Collection Development and Scholarly Communication Librarian to build robust clinical collections, resources, and tools.
  7. Teaches in the Library’s general instruction program, preparing a range of in-person classes depending on skills and interests (e.g. biomedical databases, citation management tools, biomedical research strategies, enhancing research impact)
  8. Provides training in the use of knowledge management and information resources, tools, and strategies including: evidence-based searching, systematic reviews, content management tools, databases, mobile apps.
  9. Serves on the Library’s Leadership Team.
  10. Collaborates with other librarians and libraries at Yale.
  11. Promotes the use of current and emerging technologies.
  12. May participate in the Personal Librarian Program.
  13. Serves on Library and University committees.
  14. Participates in professional activities outside of Yale and monitors developments and best practices to encourage innovation and ensure the excellence of the Library.
  15. May be required to assist in disaster recovery efforts.
  16. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education, Skills, and Experience

  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school and a minimum of two years of professional library experience in a medical/health sciences library.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of and experience teaching biomedical research resources.
  • Proven ability to provide responsive, innovative research support and outreach service programs.
  • Ability to supervise the work of others.
  • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and communication skills, including the ability to actively listen, understand and articulate user needs.
  • Experience working collegially, collaboratively and independently with varied groups.
  • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, and meet deadlines, and to conceptualize new solutions to problems with creativity and flexibility.
  • Ability to design and implement effective programs, projects, and services, and bring them to fruition in a timely manner to achieve library objectives.
Preferred Education, Experience, and Skills
  • Five years of professional library experience in a biomedical or clinical environment
  • Experience managing librarians
  • Graduate degree in a biomedical science
Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards, and excellence of a career at Yale University.  One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth.  Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
 
How to Apply
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should by submitted by applying online at bit.ly/2wf0vgR.  
 
Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

 

Collection Development & Scholarly Communication Librarian

12 July 2017 - 9:06am by Kelly Perry

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Collection Development & Scholarly Communication Librarian
Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
Yale University, New Haven, CT
Rank: Librarian II — III
Requisition:  44636BR
 
Schedule: Full-time (37.5 hours per week); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00)
 
The Collection Development & Scholarly Communication Librarian provides leadership in developing and sustaining collection development and scholarly communication activities at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library. Primary areas of responsibilities include license and price negotiation, vendor relations, collection analysis and assessment, budget management, trouble-shooting Medical Center e-resource access issues, and serving as the in-house expert for staff and users on matters of open access, alternative publishing models, and other issues related to scholarly information. Reports to the Associate Director of the Medical Library and collaborates closely with all departments. Provides guidance and decision support to the Director for joint-licensing resources for academic and health system partnerships, including working with the Yale New Haven Health System-affiliated hospitals and librarians. Collaborates with collections staff throughout the Yale University Library (YUL) on approaches to resource expenditures and coordinated collection development and policies.
 
Responsibilities
  • Supports the selection, acquisition, licensing, discovery, and marketing of collections, databases, and information tools and resources that enhance the clinical, curricular, research and missions of Yale New Haven Medical Center schools, programs, and departments.
  • Collaborates with librarians to offer classes, workshops, learning objects, consultations, and information sessions about open access and other scholarly publication trends and issues. Provides advice and guidance to both Medical Library staff and users.
  • Works closely with the Medical Library’s Business Manager to provide budget projections for library collections, and to insure the effective management of general account and endowed collection funds, in accordance with university and library fiscal policies. Manages a budget of $4.4M.
  • Works with procurement and legal staff at the Yale New Haven Health System and with hospital librarians from affiliated hospitals to negotiate pricing and licenses for clinical point-of-care resources integrated into the electronic health record.
  • Understands and keeps current with issues and trends related to scholarly communication, publishing, and emerging information and data sharing, particularly in the health sciences.
  • Participates in outreach including the Medical Library’s personal librarian program.
  • Serves as a primary point of contact with vendors to suggest developments to user interfaces and development priorities.
  • Collaborates with YUL Collections and Technical Services units, including the Director of Collection Development and the Director of E-Resources and Serials Management.
  • Utilizes metrics and other evaluation criteria to support data-driven collection development decisions and to implement practices and tools to increase the efficiency of processes and workflows.
  • Compiles and analyzes collection usage data from a variety of sources to inform decisions and comply with university library and national library association statistical reporting requirements.
  • Manages Medical Library e-resources access and authentication solutions. Investigates and helps resolve e-resources access issues from clinical sites.
  • Participates in library planning, committees, and task forces, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities. May represent Yale to state, national, and international organizations.
  • May be required to participate with disaster recovery efforts.
Qualifications
  • M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited library school, with a minimum of two years of professional library experience and professional accomplishments, preferably in an academic setting.
  • Knowledge of the electronic publishing environment and scholarly communication issues. Demonstrated experience with electronic resources management, including license and product negotiations, vendor relations, and collection development and management. Demonstrated experience with analyzing usage statistics (e.g. COUNTER compliant usage statistics).
  • Ability to manage a collections budget and strong Microsoft Excel skills.
  • Ability to design and implement effective programs, projects, and services, and bring them to fruition or conclusion in a timely manner to achieve library objectives.
  • Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to solve problems and manage complex workflows.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public presentations.
  • Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills; and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, rapidly changing and ambiguous environment.
  • Must be able to work with faculty, staff and students in a culturally diverse environment.
Preferred
  • Demonstrated experience with biomedical information resources and tools, as well as knowledge of health sciences libraries and their evolving roles in medical education, biomedical research, clinical practice, and scholarly communication.
  • Demonstrated experience and expertise with implementing joint licenses between academic entities and health systems.
  • Public services experience and training, preferably in a health sciences library setting.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage a collections budget.
Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards, and excellence of a career at Yale University.  One of the country's great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth.  Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.
 
How to Apply
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should by submitted by applying online at www.yale.edu/jobs, requisition 44636BR.  Please direct all correspondence to hiring supervisor Holly Grossetta Nardini.
 
Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual's sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

Color Our Collections Week - 2017!

7 February 2017 - 11:27am by Kelly Perry

Just in case you missed our #ColorOurCollections week, fear not!  We've got you covered.

Following the lead of the New York Academy of Medicine (please visit their website, which includes not only the CWML, but several other examples of coloring pages by numerous other libraries, museums, and universities), we have rendered some of our digital images into coloring pages.

 

 

To see our examples from this year and last, please click on the following links:

The 2017 Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Coloring Book.

The 2016 Cushing/Whitney Medical Library Coloring Book.

 

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