Hospital Library Services Program (HLSP) Manager - Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO)

Posted on September 28, 2017


Located in New York City, the Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) is the largest of nine library councils in the state of New York, with METRO serving all of New York City and Westchester County. METRO aims to serve as a laboratory and experimental space for our growing membership, combining new developments in librarianship with emerging technologies drawn from parallel fields.

The METRO Hospital Library Services Program (HLSP) supports the work of more than 45 hospital and medical center libraries in New York City and Westchester County.


Reporting to the Deputy Director, the HLSP Manager is a part-time position that supports METRO in helping to develop, enhance, and improve the delivery of healthcare information between medical libraries and healthcare professionals. The HLSP manager is responsible for the strategic planning and management of medical library services to HLSP members.

METRO’s HLSP program requires a visionary and creative thinker to reinvent it for the changing needs of medical libraries. You will be challenged to rethink the program and to push it in new directions. You will be expected to design and pilot new, useful medical library services. Your entrepreneurial instincts will guide your ideas, knowing that METRO is uniquely positioned to offer services at scale that benefit a network of libraries rather than each individual library.

This position is listed as a part time (10-15 hrs/week) opportunity, but can grow and expand with proven success.


–Develop and maintain services for HLSP members, providing new resources that optimize library services for users.

–Support education, research and funding for HLSP members by coordinating and administering grant programs for member organizations.

–Establish procedures and guidelines for HLSP projects.

–Develop new services for member organizations.

–Promote the Medical Information Services Program (MISP) to support interlibrary sharing of health-related materials for all member organizations.

–Represent METRO at HLSP meetings and functions.

–Coordinate the HLSP Advisory Council.

–Provide guidance, advice and acts as a liaison for member organizations.

–Outreach to member organizations and other hospital library professionals through site visits, newsletters, social media, etc.

–Plan in-person and online workshops, training sessions and events to promote awareness and use of network resources and tools.

–Conduct evaluation and assessment of the program including conducting surveys, focus groups, and environmental scans.

–Represent HLSP at regional and national conferences and events.


REQUIRED: –Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science or a related degree. –Experience in a hospital, medical or health related library.

THE IDEAL CANDIDATE WILL HAVE: –Ability to work and motivate independently. –Ability to initiate and maintain programs and services to meet identified needs. –Excellent communication skills.

This position requires the ability to travel to member locations throughout the Metropolitan New York region. METRO offers a flexible schedule and the ability to set your own hours. METRO is a fun and collaborative workplace full of energy and enthusiasm.


Part time: 10-15 hrs/wk, $30/hour to start with the opportunity to grow the position over time.


New York, NY

To Apply

To apply, please send a pdf copy of your resume and cover letter along with any other material you would like considered part of your application to [email protected]

Final candidates will be required to provide names and contact information for three professional references.

Company Information

Metropolitan New York Library Council (METRO) 599 11th Ave., 8th Foor New York, NY 10036 [email protected]

Contact Information

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