Reference and Instruction Librarian - Mount Sinai

Job Information


Role Summary:

Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai’s Levy Library is seeking dynamic candidates for its Reference and Instruction Librarian position. Reporting to the Assistant Library Director for Education & Research Services, this position supports the reference and instruction needs of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai community.  The ideal candidate for this role will be a customer-service oriented information professional knowledgeable about biomedical resources and reference management tools.

Core Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Support the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai community in the effective use of Levy Library’s resources and services.

  • Participate in Levy Library’s Ask-A-Librarian service answering reference questions from students, faculty, physicians, nurses, housestaff and others within the Mount Sinai community.

  • Serve Levy Library’s reference management expert, assisting users through training sessions and consultations.

  • Design and deliver instruction sessions on literature searching, citation/bibliography management, scholarly communications, evidence-based practice, and other topics on an as-needed basis.

  • Serve as library liaison to Masters in Healthcare Delivery Leadership program and other departments as needed.

  • Maintain and enhance Levy Library website content pertaining to areas of responsibility.

  • Develop and maintain awareness of current trends and best practices in reference and instruction services, within and beyond the medical library community

Position Reports To
Assistant Library Director, Education & Research Services
Levy Library, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Starts On
Nov. 7, 2016, 9 a.m.

Job Requirements




• Strong customer service orientation
• Proficient written and spoken communication skills
• Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
• Demonstrated aptitude for teaching
• Ability to work independently and collaboratively


• Familiarity with LibGuides platform
• Familiarity with Evidence-Based Medicine (EBM) practice model
• Experience with RefWorks, Mendeley, and other reference management tools
• Experience using biomedical and interdisciplinary resources such as PubMed/MEDLINE, CINAHL, and Web of Science
• Experience using the EndNote reference management software
• 2-3 years of experience providing library reference and instruction services

Education Required

MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program required

Company Information

Levy Library, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
1 Gustave L. Levy Place
New York NY 10029
United States

Contact Information

Rachel Pinotti
Phone: (212) 241-7204
Contact Method

Please email cover letter and curriculum vitae to