Director, Medical Library


jersey shore university medical center Neptune Requisition # 2019-65003 ShiftDay StatusFull Time with Benefits Weekend WorkNo Weekends Required HolidaysNo Holidays Required On CallNo On-Call Required Standard hours per week40

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Overview

The Dir, Medical Library plans, organizes, directs and performs library services that integrate with the Medical Center’s strategic plan, provides leadership and expertise in designing and developing the library’s virtual presence, and identifies initiatives and projects that enhance and further develop state of the art online library services and resources to support the staff, the education program and patients/families.   Provides comprehensive guidance with searches and related requests from  all southern Hospitals.

  1. Plans and directs responsive, customer-oriented information services.  Set goals and objectives for library services and develops plans to realize the goals.  Determines services needed, the most effective way to provide them and the resources necessary to support them.
  2. Develop and implement new services to meet the changing needs of the medical center and to enhance the quality of services provided, incorporating appropriate technologies to improve access.
  3. Evaluate services to ensure information resources are responsive to client needs and organizational goals.
  4. Develops and manages library budget.
  5. Prepare, justify, gain approval for and track expenditures of library budget.
  6. Seek out consortial, group and other discounted purchase opportunities.
  7. Develop revenue enhancing services.
  8. Recruit, select, appoint, train, supervise, mentor and evaluate librarians and support staff.
  9. Define responsibilities and write position descriptions for library personnel, review and revise as necessary.
  10. Provide educational and training opportunities for library staff to ensure professional development and their ability to provide quality library services.
  11. Trains and supervises library staff.
  12. Sets policies and procedures for all library functions.
  13. Develop, implement, interpret and revise library policies and procedures.
  14. Direct day-to-day operations of the library.
  15. Manage the physical facility, including space design and utilization, furnishings, equipment, signage and security.
  16. Ensure compliance with federal, state and local legal requirements.
  17. Analyze usage and services statistics.
  18. Delegate and monitor duties and responsibilities of library staff.
  19. Design and develop plans to continuously promote information resources and knowledge services across the organization.
  20. Develop in-service and outreach programs to market services and interpret library resources.
  21. Develop relationships across the organization in order to facilitate effective information and knowledge solutions and/or improve resource usage and service effectiveness.
  22. Provide expertise as a member of various committees, e.g. health literacy, usage of information resources, and copyright regulations.
  23. Work collaboratively with Academic Affairs to ensure and enhance integration of library resources into medical and continuing education.
  24. Monitors the quality of information services.
  25. Evaluate, select and purchase library resources.
  26. Develop a dynamic, current, relevant, authoritative collection of resources.
  27. Assess continued relevance of resources by applying professional criteria and thorough analysis of usage statistics, user studies and customer feedback.
  28. Negotiate license and purchase agreements with vendors of online resources.
  29. Serve as liaison to library organizations for the purpose of cooperation, and to extend the expertise and materials available to hospital personnel; take a leadership role when possible.
  30. Develops relationships with other libraries and networks to share resources.
  31. Administer copyright compliance and contractual commitments.
  32. Plan and develop the knowledge infrastructure, tools and digital resources supporting the library’s role in patient care, research, inter-professional education and outreach.
  33. Select, design, implement, and evaluate library technology.
  34. Lifts a minimum of 20 lbs., pushes and pulls a minimum of 40 lbs. and stands a minimum of 2 hours a day.
  35. Adheres to the standards identified in the Medical Center's Organizational & Managerial Competencies.

Knowledge, Education and Skills Required:

  1. MLS, MLIS or equivalent.
  2. Minimum 5 years experience in providing information services in a health care setting.
  3. Able to develop a vision for library services and exercise leadership in its pursuit.
  4. Technical literacy in use of library technology, standard desktop and Internet applications.
  5. Advanced knowledge and experience with current resources, vocabularies and research techniques in the biomedical sciences, including evidence based practice tenets and teaching methodologies.
  6. Knowledge of major library functions and services, e.g. E-resources and serial management, knowledge management and acquisition, information delivery techniques, reference and database search evaluation and analysis, etc.
  7. Budgeting and financial proficiency
  8. Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
  9. Excellent oral and written communication skills
  10. Knowledge and experience in searching a variety of databases appropriate for health care.
  11. Knowledge of MeSH, the National Library of Medicine classification system and other library standards.

Knowledge, Education and Skills Preferred:

  1. AHIP membership.
  2. Knowledge of medical terminology.
  3. Supervisory experience.

Responsibilities

 

  1. Plans and directs responsive, customer-oriented information services.  Set goals and objectives for library services and develops plans to realize the goals.  Determines services needed, the most effective way to provide them and the resources necessary to support them.
  2. Develop and implement new services to meet the changing needs of the medical center and to enhance the quality of services provided, incorporating appropriate technologies to improve access.
  3. Evaluate services to ensure information resources are responsive to client needs and organizational goals.
  4. Develops and manages library budget.
  5. Prepare, justify, gain approval for and track expenditures of library budget.
  6. Seek out consortial, group and other discounted purchase opportunities.
  7. Develop revenue enhancing services.
  8. Recruit, select, appoint, train, supervise, mentor and evaluate librarians and support staff.
  9. Define responsibilities and write position descriptions for library personnel, review and revise as necessary.
  10. Provide educational and training opportunities for library staff to ensure professional development and their ability to provide quality library services.
  11. Trains and supervises library staff.
  12. Sets policies and procedures for all library functions.
  13. Develop, implement, interpret and revise library policies and procedures.
  14. Direct day-to-day operations of the library.
  15. Manage the physical facility, including space design and utilization, furnishings, equipment, signage and security.
  16. Ensure compliance with federal, state and local legal requirements.
  17. Analyze usage and services statistics.
  18. Delegate and monitor duties and responsibilities of library staff.
  19. Design and develop plans to continuously promote information resources and knowledge services across the organization.
  20. Develop in-service and outreach programs to market services and interpret library resources.
  21. Develop relationships across the organization in order to facilitate effective information and knowledge solutions and/or improve resource usage and service effectiveness.
  22. Provide expertise as a member of various committees, e.g. health literacy, usage of information resources, and copyright regulations.
  23. Work collaboratively with Academic Affairs to ensure and enhance integration of library resources into medical and continuing education.
  24. Monitors the quality of information services.
  25. Evaluate, select and purchase library resources.
  26. Develop a dynamic, current, relevant, authoritative collection of resources.
  27. Assess continued relevance of resources by applying professional criteria and thorough analysis of usage statistics, user studies and customer feedback.
  28. Negotiate license and purchase agreements with vendors of online resources.
  29. Serve as liaison to library organizations for the purpose of cooperation, and to extend the expertise and materials available to hospital personnel; take a leadership role when possible.
  30. Develops relationships with other libraries and networks to share resources.
  31. Administer copyright compliance and contractual commitments.
  32. Plan and develop the knowledge infrastructure, tools and digital resources supporting the library’s role in patient care, research, inter-professional education and outreach.
  33. Select, design, implement, and evaluate library technology.
  34. Lifts a minimum of 20 lbs., pushes and pulls a minimum of 40 lbs. and stands a minimum of 2 hours a day.
  35. Adheres to the standards identified in the Medical Center's Organizational & Managerial Competencies.

Qualifications

Knowledge, Education and Skills Required:

 

  1. MLS, MLIS or equivalent.
  2. Minimum 5 years experience in providing information services in a health care setting.
  3. Able to develop a vision for library services and exercise leadership in its pursuit.
  4. Technical literacy in use of library technology, standard desktop and Internet applications.
  5. Advanced knowledge and experience with current resources, vocabularies and research techniques in the biomedical sciences, including evidence based practice tenets and teaching methodologies.
  6. Knowledge of major library functions and services, e.g. E-resources and serial management, knowledge management and acquisition, information delivery techniques, reference and database search evaluation and analysis, etc.
  7. Budgeting and financial proficiency
  8. Excellent analytical and critical thinking skills
  9. Excellent oral and written communication skills
  10. Knowledge and experience in searching a variety of databases appropriate for health care.
  11. Knowledge of MeSH, the National Library of Medicine classification system and other library standards.

 

Knowledge, Education and Skills Preferred:

 

  1. AHIP membership.
  2. Knowledge of medical terminology.
  3. Supervisory experience.