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Job Opportunity: Collection Development & Scholarly Communication Librarian

12 May 2022 - 1:23pm by Holly Grossetta Nardini

We're hiring!  Join our team, or share this link with colleagues who may be interested. Collection Development and Scholarly Communication Librarian Rank: Librarian II-III Salary Range: $66,000-$87,000 Schedule: Full-time (37.5 hours per week), currently hybrid with a minimum of 2 days/week on campus STARS Requisition number: 73466BR APPLY HERE Position Focus: The Collection Development & Scholarly Communication Librarian provides leadership in developing and sustaining collection development and scholarly communication activities at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library (CWML). Primary responsibilities include license and price negotiation, vendor relations, collection analysis and assessment, budget management, and trouble-shooting local e-resource access issues. This position also serves as the in-house expert for staff and users on matters of open access and new openness opportunities, publishing models, copyright, and other services related to scholarly information. Reporting to the Associate Director of the Medical Library, this position partners closely with all departments and collaborates with staff throughout the Yale University Library (YUL) on approaches to resource expenditures, coordinated collection development and policy creation, license review, and scholarly publishing. This position provides decision-making support to the Director for complex academic and health system licensing partnerships, including working with the Yale New Haven Health System-affiliated hospitals and librarians.  Primary Responsibilities Supports the selection, acquisition, licensing, promotion, and discovery of collections, databases, and information tools and resources that bolster the clinical, educational, and research missions of Yale New Haven Medical Center. Manages a budget of $4.4M and works closely with the medical library’s Operations Manager to provide budget projections for library collections and ensure effective management of general account and endowed collection funds. Works with hospital librarians, procurement staff and leadership in the Yale New Haven Health System to negotiate pricing and licenses for clinical point-of-care resources, especially those integrated into the electronic health record. Partners with medical librarians to license and market unique content such as bioinformatics analysis software and storage, clinical materials, nursing and medical educational resources, and biomedical datasets. Utilizes metrics, usage data, and other evaluation criteria to support data-driven collection development decisions and to increase the efficiency of processes and workflows. Supports medical library e-resources access and authentication solutions. Investigates and helps resolve e-resources access issues from clinical sites. Collaborates with YUL collections, e-resources, scholarly communication, and technical services units and serves on committees. Understands and follows trends related to scholarly communication, publishing, copyright, and emerging information and data sharing, particularly in the health sciences. Collaborates with other librarians to offer programming and educational materials about scholarly publication trends and to encourage openness and new publishing models. Works closely with medical library users and staff on questions about publishing, including manuscript submission, navigating copyright policies, and complying with funder mandates. 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. Required Education and Experience Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association Accredited Library school and two years of professional library experience and professional accomplishments, preferable in academic setting. Required Skills Demonstrated ability to manage a budget and strong Microsoft Excel skills. Demonstrated experience with analyzing usage statistics and transformative agreements. Knowledge of the electronic publishing environment and scholarly communication trends. Demonstrated experience with electronic resources management, including license and product negotiations, vendor relations, and collection development and management. 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. Commitment to an inclusive workplace. Ability to engage with diverse audiences (age, gender, nationality, race/ethnicity, profession, sexual orientation, etc.). Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: Knowledge of health sciences libraries and their evolving roles in medical education, biomedical research, clinical practice, and scholarly communication. Experience with implementing joint licenses between academic entities and health systems. This position will be assigned a rank of Librarian 2 to Librarian 3. Librarian ranking information can be found at https://bit.ly/YULRanksPromotions. Background Check Requirements All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. For additional information on the background check requirements and process visit "Learn about background checks" under the Applicant Support Resources section of Careers on the It's Your Yale website. COVID-19 Vaccine Requirement Thank you for your interest in employment at Yale University. Please also note that the university has a COVID-19 vaccination and booster requirement for all students, staff & faculty which is described in the COVID-19 Vaccine Program. As you search our open positions, you will see that all postings list their on-site addresses which gives more detail on the on-campus work location of the role.  

Happy Peer Review Week!

23 September 2021 - 1:50pm by Holly Grossetta Nardini

Happy Peer Review week! Despite many criticisms and calls for reform1,2,3 peer review remains an intrinsic part of the academic scholarly lifecycle. Like faculty, librarians are deeply involved in peer review – both receiving peer review on our own scholarship and volunteering our peer review services to journals. In particular, librarians are skilled at reviewing methodologies and search strategies for evidence syntheses papers like scoping and systematic reviews. In evidence synthesis, the quality of the literature search, and the clarity with which it is reported, are foundational! Research from Cushing/Whitney Medical Library librarians has shown that librarians could play a larger role in the peer review process4. If you are a journal editor, you can use the Librarian Peer Reviewer Database to find qualified and available librarians to review aspects of submitted manuscripts. “Segmented peer review” is an excellent way of involving librarians in partial peer review of manuscripts5, as few individual peer reviewers have the knowledge to evaluate all aspects of team science manuscripts. Yale librarians are also available to consult on all aspects of scholarly publishing. References 1. Gerwing TG, Allen Gerwing AM, Avery-Gomm S, Choi C-Y, Clements JC, Rash JA. Quantifying professionalism in peer review. Research Integrity and Peer Review [Internet]. 2020 Jul 24  2. Gerwing TG, Allen Gerwing AM, Choi C-Y, Avery-Gomm S, Clements JC, Rash JA. Re-evaluation of solutions to the problem of unprofessionalism in peer review. Research Integrity and Peer Review [Internet]. 2021 Feb 16 3. Brainard J. The $450 question: Should journals pay peer reviewers? Science [Internet]. 2021 Mar 1  4. Grossetta Nardini HK, Batten J, Funaro MC, Garcia-Milian R, Nyhan K, Spak JM, et al. Librarians as methodological peer reviewers for systematic reviews: results of an online survey. Res Integr Peer Rev. 2019;4:23. 5. Nyhan K, Nardini HKG. Evidence synthesis papers would benefit from segmented peer review. Translational Oncology [Internet]. 2021 May 1

Job Posting: Head of Clinical Research and Education

4 May 2020 - 10:55am by Holly Grossetta Nardini

We are actively recruiting for the Head of Clinical Research and Education. This position leads the Medical Library’s program in educating trainees and clinicians, supporting clinical research and quality improvement, and advancing patient care. Reporting to the Associate Director and working in a highly collaborative environment, the incumbent will determine the information needs of clinicians and promote library services across Yale New Haven Hospital (YNHH), the primary clinical affiliate of the Yale School of Medicine. This position will develop innovative services, formulate a strategy for setting and achieving program goals, assess skills and resources required to ensure success, and evaluate program effectiveness. This position will serve as the Medical Library’s point person for clinical support and will build and sustain relationships with key user groups including Graduate Medical Education and hospital leadership committees.   The Head of Clinical Research and Education leads the work of a team of Research and Education librarians and the long-established liaison program in a busy, patron-focused environment. This includes hiring and evaluating the work of four or more direct-report librarians, and collaborating with all levels of library staff. This position participates in collection development and provides direct support to clinical departments using a wide range of instructional resources and information technologies.   The Head of Clinical Research and Education serves on the Library’s Leadership Team and the Research and Education Managers Team. The incumbent partners closely with other Heads/Assistant Directors in the Library to promote teamwork and collaboration, foster the training and development of all staff, and ensure the provision of high-quality education and research services.   This position will be assigned a rank of Librarian 3 to 4 based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at: https://bit.ly/YULRanksPromotions .   Essential Duties 1. Leads the Medical Library’s program in support of Yale New Haven Hospital and the  clinical enterprise of the Yale School of Medicine. Promotes the development, implementation, and evaluation of library services that align with user needs and 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, chairs of academic departments and librarians in the affiliated hospitals of YNHH.  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 or more librarians.  5. Serves as a liaison librarian to selected departments and offers orientations, instruction, consultation, searching, and research services and support to faculty, staff, and trainees.  6. Provides training in the use of knowledge management and information resources, tools, and strategies including: evidence-based searching, systematic reviews, citation management tools, databases, mobile apps.  7. Collaborates with the Collection Development and Scholarly Communication Librarian and other librarians in the health system to build robust clinical collections, resources, and tools. 9. Serves on the Library’s Leadership Team and helps shape the vision and strategic direction of the Library.  10. Collaborates with other librarians and libraries at Yale University.  11. Promotes the use of current and emerging technologies in support of clinical practice.  13. Serves on YNHH, 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 and Experience Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school and a minimum of five years of professional library experience in a medical/health sciences library, or equivalent.   Required Skills and Abilities  • Demonstrated understanding of a clinical environment in an academic health center and the ability to establish positive, productive collaborations with diverse groups of stakeholders • Proven ability to design, implement, and assess innovative outreach programs and services to achieve library objectives. • Ability to supervise the work of others and commitment to mentoring, training and developing staff. • Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and communication skills, including the ability to actively listen, understand and articulate user needs. Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively with varied groups in a rapidly changing team environment. • Ability to prioritize, multi-task, plan and meet deadlines, and to conceptualize new solutions to problems with creativity and flexibility.   Preferred Education, Experience and Skills: • Eight to ten years of professional library experience in a biomedical or clinical environment. • Participation in health sciences research teams as a peer.  • Experience supervising librarians.  • Second degree in a health science, education, science or public health area.   To apply, visit this link: https://bit.ly/YaleCareers-60495BR    For more information about working at Yale, visit: https://your.yale.edu/work-yale/careers  

Future Medical Librarians at STEM Career Fair

24 May 2016 - 11:18am by Holly Grossetta Nardini

by Kate Nyhan These future medical librarians are students at Wilbur Cross High School in New Haven attending a career fair to learn about STEM careers. Research and education librarian Holly Grossetta Nardini, reference librarian Melissa Funaro, and public health librarian Kate Nyhan (pictured) talked with students from New Haven's public schools about what medical librarians do, how informationists fit into the health care team, and how these young people can prepare for STEM careers like ours. We were impressed with the confident kids at this STEM career fair. Many of them already have career goals, and lots of them discussed quite sophisticated strategies for seeking and evaluating information online. A good number of these students have visited the Cushing Center and learned about the history of science and medicine there. The best part of this career fair was interactive: live searches in PubMed on health care topics relevant to these students. Speaking of which -- are you the track coach whose runners found an article suggesting that a short warm-up is as effective as a long one? I promise we talked to these young athletes about the importance of searching comprehensively. If they cherry-picked this evidence to get out of doing the long warm-up, remind them that evidence-based medicine is based on a thorough literature review! Many thanks to Many Mentors, the Yale League of Black Scientists, and Wilbur Cross High School. We were glad to be part of the STEM career fair team, and we look forward to next year. And in the long term, we hope we can look forward to welcoming some of these talented students to the always rewarding profession of medical librarianship!  

Happy Holidays!

1 December 2015 - 10:36am by Holly Grossetta Nardini

Please come visit us in the Library, which is all dressed up for the holidays! In particular, marvel at our iconic Book Tree, nestled by the fireplace in the Medical Historical Library. Library staff lovingly built the 3rd edition of our Book Tree, using almost 500 volumes from the National Union Catalog. We wish you a very happy holiday season!

The Yale MeSH Analyzer

2 November 2015 - 1:28pm by Holly Grossetta Nardini

The Yale MeSH Analyzer Two of our librarians, Lei Wang and Holly Grossetta Nardini, have developed a web-based tool to simplify search design and refinement for major, comprehensive database searches. This tool was released at NAHSL’15 in Providence this past October and is primarily for those involved in comprehensive database searching and systematic review research teams. At Yale, based on work by Jan Glover, we have a "best practice" for major searches: creating a MeSH analysis grid. A MeSH analysis grid helps us identify problems in a search strategy by showing how key articles are indexed in the MEDLINE database in an easy-to-scan tabular format. Creating a MeSH analysis grid manually is useful for search validation but time-consuming. The Yale MeSH Analyzer removes the tediousness from the process by automatically retrieving the article metadata and formatting and generating a grid. Using the tool is easy: simply paste a list of up to 20 PMIDs into the text box and click "Go.” You can delimit the PMIDs in any way you like, even pasting in a paragraph that includes text. The Analyzer will scan for PMIDs and attempt to retrieve article data from PubMed, creating a grid in either HTML or Excel for you to manipulate. There are other customizable options, and you can install a browser button on your toolbar to do an analysis in one step. You can then easily scan the grid and identify appropriate MesH terms, term variants, indexing consistency, and the reasons why some articles are retrieved and others are not, a common frustration for expert searchers. This inevitably leads to fresh iterations of the search strategy to include new terms. In addition to MeSH terms, author-assigned keywords, article titles, and abstracts can be included in the analysis display.  We hope that this tool helps you refine your searches and saves you time. We would love to hear your feedback.
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