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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
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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.