Incumbent in this class performs duties related to conducting entry-level professional librarian activities. Under the direction of the Assistant Library Director for Outreach & Public Services, the Librarian 1 will participate in the ongoing development and evaluation of the library’s communications, including the web site, mobile site, social networking profiles, print publications, and digital signage. This individual will follow emerging technology trends and current user practices in order to anticipate academic users’ needs and preferences in a highly digital and mobile environment. The Digital Resources & Communications Librarian will also participate in the selection, acquisition, licensing, budgeting and evaluation of electronic library resources.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Produces content for digital communications and contributes to library reference services, especially those provided digitally.
- Monitors and helps develop the library’s digital presence including its website, social networking profiles, and digital signage.
- Monitors trends in user behavior and emerging technologies, including social media activities.
- Communicates successfully with vendors and publishers.
- Responsible for tracking and processing electronic resource invoices.
- Assists with the selection of new resources and ongoing review of current electronic resources.
- Coordinates trial, acquisition and renewal activities with publishers/vendors and staff.
- Assists with troubleshooting of the Library’s licensed e-resources, including e-books, e-journals, & databases.
- Works with vendors and users to remedy violations or breaches of contract.
- Delivers high-level customer service, including answering questions, recommending resources, providing instruction and/or educational sessions to users. Continually seeks new ways to improve efficiency and customer service.
- May do special library projects in support of Library services.
- Participates on Library working groups/committees.
- Minimum: some course work in MS Library Science degree from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).
- Demonstrated library science principles and practices; library integrated library systems, and interlibrary loan systems.
- Skills in developing, implementing, and monitoring policies, procedures, and work flows.
- Strong marketing and communication skills, especially writing for the web.
- Expertise using and evaluating current and emerging social media platforms.
- Skills in utilizing computer technology used for communication, data gathering and reporting.
- Demonstrated commitment to service for students, staff and faculty and willingness to actively collaborate with colleagues in the Library and across the campus community.
- Demonstrated strong customer service skills.
- Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to quickly learn new skills.
- Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently.
Please submit your CV and cover letter to Robin O'Hanlon (Assistant Library Director, Outreach & Public Services) via email to Robin.Ohanlon@mssm.edu
MLIS students and recent MLIS graduates are encouraged to apply.
About the Mount Sinai Health System
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 (http://icahn.mssm.edu/).
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