Director of Library Services for major medical school - Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine--Harlem Campus

Posted on March 06, 2018


The Director of Library and Information Services provides leadership and is responsible for collections, electronic resources, reference services, technical services, instructional programs, operations, budget and program development to support the academic, clinical, research and future community services mission of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine and the Touro College of Pharmacy


The Sheldon L. Sirota Memorial Library supports all programs at Touro College New York Harlem Campus, encompassing D.O., Pharm. D. and MSci programs and handles the budgeting for the D.O. library at the Middletown campus. To this end the director: 1. Develops and implements the library’s strategic plan in concert with the University’s overall strategic plan and in concert with TCOM/TCOP’s strategic plan.

  1. Develops the library budget. 2.1 Directs expenditures from the library budget
  2. Develops the collection of library resources. 3.1. Acquires new resources in all formats, including, but not limited to, electronic resources, books, journals, and media in consultation with college faculty and administration. 3.2 Changes and removes library resources in consultation with college faculty and administration. 3.3. Participates in the negotiation of contracts for acquisition of resources.
  3. Hires, trains and evaluates professional librarians and para-professional staff and student workers.
  4. Meets and maintains accreditations standards pertaining to the library.
  5. Writes reports and prepares documentation for program accreditation and site visits.


Required Qualifications:

Master’s Degree with Library endorsement. Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited library school. Experience: Minimum of 5 years relevant work experience.

Preferred Qualifications Second Master’s or Ph.D. Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Strong knowledge of the medical and health sciences literature across a broad spectrum including osteopathic medicine, pharmacy, public health, biological sciences and education. Comprehensive knowledge of library operations including reference, cataloging, serials control, inter-library loan/document delivery, technology, bibliographic instruction, etc. Knowledge of healthcare, the healthcare system and an understanding of the medical education process. Working knowledge of the laws governing information access, copyright, communication and archiving. Record of participation in professional activities. Strong interpersonal skills and the enthusiasm and motivation to contribute to the growth and development of the Sheldon L. Sirota Memorial Library.


60,000 or upwards, depending upon experience


New York, NY

To Apply

Send CV and cover letter via email to [email protected]

Contact Information

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