Librarian I - Mount Sinai Beth Israel

Job Information



Incumbent in this class performs process duties related to conducting entry-level professional librarian activities. Under the direction of the Medical Librarian, the Librarian 1 manages the day-to-day operations of functional areas within the library and access services, aligning its vision, goals, objectives, policies and procedures with those of the Academic Informatics & Technology department and the Levy Library. The Librarian I has responsibility and accountability for providing planning and direction to multiple functional areas within the department, with an emphasis on ensuring quality service for patrons. Participates in the development, recommendation and administration of division policies, procedures and processes. Recent Library School graduates are strongly encouraged to apply.

Core Responsibilities:

  • 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. 
  • Coordinates daily workflow of library services provided at the circulation desk including interlibrary loan requests, document delivery, coordinating statistics, administrative functions, and maintaining technical equipment. Troubleshoots library equipment issues (i.e., printers, copiers, scanners).
  • Performs literature searches, reference assistance, and consultations with library users in support of research activities at Mount Sinai Beth Israel.
  • Assists the Medical Librarian in the teaching of health sciences informatics, literature searching, library orientation and other educational presentations to clinicians, nurses and staff.
  • Performs outreach events and activities related to marketing of library services and engagement with Mount Sinai Beth Israel library users.
  • May do special library projects in support of Library services.
  • Collects and analyzes statistics related to library activities; generates reports. Ensures statistics (i.e., gate count, ILL requests, research consults) are consistently and accurately recorded. Troubleshoots basic desktop computer issues. Troubleshoots library equipment issues (i.e., printers, copiers, scanners).
  • Participates on Library working groups/committees.
  • Efficiently refers library patrons to the appropriate individual, group, or resource.
  • Maintains inventory of library desk and supplies. Plans, prioritizes and recommends supplies and equipment.
  • Assists with Emergency/Disaster Preparedness planning and initiatives.
  • Assists in tracking and processing invoices for equipment, supplies, furniture, and library resources.
Entry Level Position
Position Reports To
Medical Librarian
317 East 17 Street, 12th Floor. New York, NY 10003

Job Requirements


• 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.
• 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.
• Proven ability to communicate effectively through oral and written media.
• Demonstrated strong customer service skills.
• Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to quickly learn new skills.
• Experience with integrated library systems and interlibrary loan systems.
• Demonstrated ability to work creatively, collaboratively, and effectively both as a team member and independently.

Education Required

Minimum: some course work in MS Library Science degree from a college or university accredited by the American Library Association (ALA).

Company Information

Seymour J. Phillips Health Sciences Library
317 East 17 Street, 12 Floor
New York NY 10003
United States

Contact Information

Linda Paulls
Phone: (212) 241-7671
Contact Method

Send cover letter and CV to Linda Paulls, Medical Librarian, Mount Sinai Beth Israel