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Job Opportunity: Collection Strategies Librarian

January 26, 2023 - 10:47am by Holly Grossetta Nardini

Would you like to grow and thrive professionally in a collaborative, supportive, and user-centered environment? Come be a part of our team, or share with your friends! Yale offers great benefits, relocation support, and a wonderful group of innovative and dedicated colleagues. New Haven is a small, dynamic city between New York City and Boston, with professional theater, world-renowned architecture, a vibrant music and festival scene, and free world-class art museums. Beaches, hiking, parks and farms are not far from the pedestrian- and bike-friendly city center.

Collection Strategies Librarian

Schedule: Full-time (37.5 hours per week, currently hybrid, with in-person required 2 days a week)

Salary range: $68,000 - $87,000


Position Focus:

As the Collection Strategies Librarian, you will support, assess, and manage the development and expansion of the mostly electronic collections at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library (CWML). Primary responsibilities include license and price negotiation, vendor relations, collection analysis and assessment, budget management, and troubleshooting local e-resource access issues. You will also join a team of CWML experts on matters of open access, publishing models, copyright, and other aspects of scholarly communication. Reporting to the Associate Director of the Medical Library you will partner closely with all CWML departments, especially Access and Delivery Services and the subject specialist librarians for the health sciences. Further, you will provide decision-making support to the Director for complex academic and health system licensing partnerships, work with the Yale New Haven Health System-affiliated (YNHHS) hospitals and librarians, and collaborate with staff throughout the Yale library system on approaches to resource expenditures, coordinated collection development and policy creation, license review, and scholarly publishing support.

Essential Duties:

1. Leads the selection, acquisition, renewal, licensing, promotion, and discovery of collections and resources that strengthen the clinical, educational, and research missions of Yale New Haven Medical Center.

2. Under the direction of the Associate Director, manages a multi-million dollar budget and works closely with the medical library's leadership to provide budget projections for library collections, monitor fund reports, and ensure effective management of general account and endowed collection funds.

3. Collaborates with YNHHS-affiliated hospital librarians, procurement staff, and leaders 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 system.

4. Partners with health sciences librarians to license and market unique content and tools, such as bioinformatics analysis software and storage, clinical information resources, nursing and medical education resources, and biomedical datasets.

5. Utilizes bibliometrics, usage data, and other assessment and evaluation tools to support data-driven collection management decisions, assess return on investment, and increase the efficiency of processes and workflows.

6. Supports medical library e-resources access and authentication solutions. Investigates and helps resolve e-resources access issues from clinical sites.

7. Collaborates with Yale Library system collections, e-resources, scholarly communication, and technical services units.

8. Understands and follows trends related to publishing, scholarly communication, copyright, funder mandates, and information and data sharing policies, particularly in the health sciences.

9. May collaborate with other librarians to offer programming and educational materials about collection and scholarly publication trends and to promote openness and new publishing models.

10. Participates in library committees and task forces, and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations, and collaborative activities. May represent Yale in state, national, and international organizations.

11. May be required to participate with disaster recovery efforts.

This position will be assigned a rank of Librarian 2 or Librarian 3. Librarian ranking information can be found at https://bit.ly/YULRanksPromotions

About the Medical Library and Yale

The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library primarily serves the Yale New Haven Medical Center – that is, the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, Public Health, and Yale New Haven Hospital – as well as Yale University. The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library is a dynamic hub on campus and library staff work as a team to provide responsive and effective information support to the Medical Center's missions of research, education, and patient care. In addition, digitized collections, clinical synthesis tools, evidence-based practice resources, and a suite of bioinformatics tools bring information to our community at the library, on campus and remotely.

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

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