Director - Library Education & Research Services
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai
Job posted to this site on May 26th at 6:31pm
Application Deadline: July 5th 2022
Roles & Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Associate Dean of Libraries and Information Sciences, the Director, Library Education & Research Services ensures that the reference, consultation, education and scholarly communications services available from the library meet the needs of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai (ISMMS) and wider Mount Sinai Health System (MSHS) communities. This role will be responsible for coaching and collaborating with others on cultivating relationships with campus partners and key stakeholders across the health system. Specific duties are outlined below.
Education and Research Services
- Builds and maintains relationships with academic and clinical departments in order to ensure library informational and educational resources and services meet student, house-staff, clinicians, nurse, researchers and trainee and administrator and staff needs.
- Leads library’s research synthesis service, providing guidance on methodology, best practices and search strategy development for systematic reviews/meta analyses, scoping reviews, etc.
- Develops and delivers both online and in-person education sessions for students, trainees, and faculty within courses, didactic sessions, Grand Rounds and other venues.
- Provides research consultation services on literature searching, research synthesis methods, selecting a publication venue, data management planning and other relevant topics.
- Participates in the Ask-A-Librarian service, fielding reference inquiries via email, text, chat, phone and in-person and providing usage data to inform service development. Supports library staff in fielding inquiries and serves as an escalation point for difficult-to-answer inquiries.
- In collaboration with the Library Marketing Coordinator, creates and maintains library website and social media content related to areas of responsibility.
- Shares responsibility for maintenance and sustainability of the research information management system, Pure, particularly in engaging with system contributors.
- Develops original programming related to scholarly communications.
- Contribute to management and editing of Levy Library Press Journals, including mentoring of ISMMS student editors.
- Provides publication and authors’ rights guidance to authors, including the Mount Sinai Health System Libraries’ support for open access publishing.
Administration and Management
- Leads a team of five+ full-time employees throughout the health system, helping staff to develop and achieve organizational and individual professional goals.
- Serves on library leadership team, assisting in development of library policies and strategic planning.
- Participates in recruitment, onboarding, and training of new staff.
- Helps the library team oversee the organization, development, and maintenance of LibApps content.
- Monitors and updates Library staff on trends and best practices for education, research, and scholarly communications services in libraries.
- Advances diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility for all Health System library users.
- Assists in the evaluation of resources and tools for potential library or organizational acquisition.
- Compiles and evaluates usage statistics for areas of responsibility.
- Master's degree earned from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program or internationally recognized equivalent.
- Minimum of five years working with students and faculty in an academic library, preferably in a health sciences setting.
- Minimum of three years of management experience managing at least one non-student employee.
- Demonstrated ability to explain evidence based medicine concepts and approaches to effectively using clinical resources.
- Effective communication and leadership skills with a demonstrated ability to mentor staff and work collegially across departments.
- Experience with instruction and pedagogy in one or more of these modalities: classroom demonstration, small-group, virtual, or one-on-one teaching.
- Experience partnering with students, researchers, and/or clinicians in research synthesis projects.
- Demonstrated initiative and ability fostering relationships with stakeholders across complex and diverse institution.
- Knowledge and experience with scholarly communications topics and services.
- Experience with using and maintaining research information management platforms (e.g. Pure).
- Demonstrated ability to collaborate and contribute to strategic planning initiatives.
- Demonstrated editorial or science writing and publishing experience.
- Deadline for Submissions: Applications received by July 5, 2022 will receive first consideration.
- To Apply: Qualified applicants who wish to be considered for this position should submit the following information requested: a cover letter, a complete resume, and a list of three professional references (names and contact information only) via the Mount Sinai Careers Portal.
- Salary range: $100K-$110k annually
About the Levy Library
The mission of the Gustave L. and Janet W. Levy Library is to support the educational, research and patient care activities of the faculty, students and staff of the Mount Sinai Health System. The Library implements its mission by providing access to biomedical information resources in paper, digital and electronic formats, and by serving as a resource on communications, Web and computing issues for the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
About the Icahn School of Medicine
The Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is an international leader in medical and scientific training, biomedical research, and patient care. It is the medical school for the Mount Sinai Health System, which includes eight hospital campuses, and has more than 5,000 faculty and nearly 2,000 students, residents and fellows. Our unwavering pursuit of intellectual exchange, breakthrough research, and multidisciplinary teamwork propels us ever forward in biomedical discoveries and advances. We pursue ideas that often challenge conventional wisdom to revolutionize the practice of medicine and produce dramatically better outcomes for patients. We make big, bold bets by investing in radical free thinkers and technology at the cutting edge.
LocationNew York, NY
$100,000 - $110,000 yearly
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