Associate Director, Medical Library — Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, Yale University — New Haven, CT

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

Position Focus: The Associate Directora��s primary responsibilities include assisting the director in overall leadership and management of the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library (CWML), setting strategic priorities and goals for the library, and executing the day-to-day operations to ensure the delivery of exceptional services, collections, research tools, and innovations to further the clinical, research, and educational missions and goals of our users. The Associate Director specifically provides leadership and vision for both the librarya��s research and education services and its technology and innovation initiatives and programs. Direct reports include 3 assistant directors, and 1 senior library services assistant that provides administrative support to the research and education teams and is team leader of a cross-departmental team of support staff. The Associate Director oversees and supports a talented, self-motivated, dedicated, and collaborative team consisting of 11 professional librarians, 1 systems manager, and 2 library services assistants.

With the assistance of Assistant Director for Research & Education, the Associate Director directs all aspects of the librarya��s clinical, research, and education service programs, and ensures that these align with the priorities and goals of the Yale New Haven Medical Centera��s faculty, staff, and students. With the assistance and technical expertise of the Assistant Director for Technology and Innovation, the Associate Director also oversees all aspects of the Medical Librarya��s technology and computing, including systems management, web services, instructional design, public and staff computing, learning spaces, and strategizes on technological innovation opportunities.

She/he fosters a team-oriented work environment that capitalizes upon the creativity and skills of a talented and dedicated staff; encourages open communication and collaboration among staff, committees, and units to achieve library and departmental goals and objectives; promotes a user-centric service philosophy that results in the provision of valuable information services and resources for the Yale-New Haven Medical Center, including the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health; and serves as the Medical Librarya��s representative on a variety of Medical Center, University, and University Library committees.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:
a�? Master’s degree from an ALA accredited library school. An advanced degree in a related discipline may be substituted in selected instances.
a�? Minimum of 8 years of related professional experience required.
a�? Strong commitment to responsive, innovative research and outreach service programs.
a�? Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and independently with various groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment.
a�? Demonstrated experience designing and coordinating projects and bringing them to a timely conclusion.
a�? Demonstrated experience managing staff.
a�? Demonstrated excellent oral and written communications and analytical ability.
a�? Demonstrated problem-solving skills.
a�? Demonstrated ability to effectively build partnerships and promote collaboration.
a�? Demonstrated excellent customer service skill; agility and a strong commitment to innovation, creativity and excellence.
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Preferred Education, Skills and Experience: Demonstrated experience in an academic medical center. Demonstrated experience securing grant funding for project development.

The University and the Library
The Yale University Library, as one of the world’s leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity. It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide. A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including around 12.8 million volumes and information in all media, ranging from ancient papyri to early printed books to electronic databases. The Library is engaging in numerous projects to expand access to its physical and digital collections. Housed in eighteen buildings including the Sterling Memorial Library, the Beinecke Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Center for Science and Social Science Information, and the Bass Library, it employs a dynamic and diverse staff of approximately five hundred who offer innovative and flexible services to library readers. For addit ional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library’s web site at

The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library serves the Yale Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, the Yale-New Haven Hospital and other affiliated institutions of the Yale-New Haven Medical Center. The Medical Library is a dynamic and busy place; library staff work together as a team to provide responsive and effective information support to the Medical Center’s missions of research, education, and patient care. A collection of 400,000 volumes and a wide range of state-of the art electronic resources brings information to the community at the library, on campus and remotely. For additional information, see:

Salary and Benefits
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country’s great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

How to Apply
Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three professional references should be submitted by applying online at The STARS req. ID for this position is 38958BR.

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individuala��s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression.

About John Pell

John Pell is an assistant professor and librarian at Hunter College in New York City.

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