Associate Librarian, User Services - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Posted on September 11, 2017


Job Details:

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is the world’s oldest and largest private institution devoted to prevention, patient care, research and education in cancer. MSK’s Library is seeking an Associate Librarian, User Services to manage an all-star team of Librarians. This is a senior level position which reports to the Director of Library Services. We are: Committed to outstanding service and to implementing innovations that meet the needs of our users. The Library supports the institution’s mission to improve patient care, support clinical and laboratory research, and enhance education. We select, acquire and provide relevant scientific and medical information and services. Customized training programs are available to optimize access to information. You are: A strong, motivating leader who thrives in a fast-paced environment An innovative individual who will bring new ideas to the library to improve the users’ experience A person who is passionate about delivering quality information A professional, collaborative team player


You will: Manage 5+ staff which includes professional librarians as well as contractors and interns (when needed). Carries out administrative duties including salary planning, annual reviews, and career development Spearheads and manages the overall library operation that touches on customer services functions Develops and executes plans to incorporate technology to support the modern library as well as implement new/improved operational processes, workflow activities, new user services, and policies Oversee the marketing and communication function of the library, develops and drives innovative end user training and awareness campaigns Leader and key participant on library project teams


You have: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program required Bachelor’s degree in Science or equivalent experience in a health science environment Eight to ten years of Library and Information Management experience with progressive employment history showing increased responsibility and management experience Must demonstrate managerial skills and capabilities and experience working across departmental lines and deep experience working with internal customers and external vendors Knowledge and a deep range of experience with software tools including web development and design, client survey instruments, needs assessment tools, knowledge databases and online training software (for developing courseware and managing the ongoing program) Expertise in MS Office Suite Knowledge and experience working with current technologies that support library services, information discovery and knowledge management including automated library systems, library portal applications, underlying support tools, and web development and design Experience using emerging technologies for metadata management and delivery Knowledge of discovery tools, metadata practices supporting discovery, and applying controlled vocabularies and ontologies specifically in a library context




New York, NYC 10065


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Contact Information

Christine Watts [email protected]