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The Collection Development & Scholarly Communication Librarian provides leadership in developing and sustaining collection development and scholarly communication activities at the Cushing/Whitney Medical Library. Primary areas of responsibilities include license and price negotiation, vendor relations, collection analysis and assessment, budget management, trouble-shooting Medical Center e-resource access issues, and serving as the in-house expert for staff and users on matters of open access, alternative publishing models, and other issues related to scholarly information. Reports to the Associate Director of the Medical Library and collaborates closely with all departments. Provides guidance and decision support to the Director for joint-licensing resources for academic and health system partnerships, including working with the Yale New Haven Health System-affiliated hospitals and librarians. Collaborates with collections staff throughout the Yale University Li brary (YUL) on approaches to resource expenditures and coordinated collection development and policies.
Supports the selection, acquisition, licensing, discovery, and marketing of collections, databases, and information tools and resources that enhance the clinical, curricular, research and missions of Yale New Haven Medical Center schools, programs, and departments. Provides advice and guidance to both Medical Library staff and users about open access and other scholarly publication trends and issues and develops and offers classes, consultations and workshops.
Works closely with the Medical Library’s Business Manager to provide budget projections for library collections, and to insure the effective management of general account and endowed collection funds, in accordance with university and library fiscal policies. Manages a budget of $4.4M. Works with procurement and legal staff at the Yale New Haven Health System and with hospital librarians from affiliated hospitals to negotiate pricing and licenses for clinical point-of-care resources integrated into the electronic health record. Participates in outreach including the Medical Library’s personal librarian program.
Collaborates with YUL Collections and Technical Services units, including the Director of Collection Development and the Director of E-Resources and Serials Management. Utilizes metrics and other evaluation criteria to support data-driven collection development decisions and to implement practices and tools to increase the efficiency of processes and workflows. Compiles and analyzes collection usage data from a variety of sources to inform decisions and comply with university library and national library association statistical reporting requirements. Manages Medical Library e-resources access and authentication solutions. Investigates and helps resolve e-resources access issues from clinical sites.
Required Education, Skills and Experience
- Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association Accredited Library school and a minimum of two years of professional library experience (preferably in an academic setting) are required.
- Knowledge of the electronic publishing, open access, or scholarly communication environment. Demonstrated experience with electronic resources management, in one or more of the following areas: licensing, negotiating, vendor relations, collection analysis and assessment.
- Excellent organizational skills and ability to solve problems and manage complex workflows. Ability to manage a collections budget and strong Microsoft Excel skills.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public presentations. Excellent interpersonal and team collaboration skills; and the ability to work effectively in a fast-paced, rapidly changing and ambiguous environment.
- Ability to design and implement effective programs, projects, and services, and bring them to fruition or conclusion in a timely manner to achieve library objectives.
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Preferred Education, Skills and Experience
Experience in a biomedical library. Public services experience and training. Knowledge of the evolving role of libraries and scholarly communication in medical education, biomedical research and clinical practice. Demonstrated experience with joint licensing between academic entities and health systems. Demonstrated ability to manage a collections budget.
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 15 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 additional info rmation on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library’s web site at www.library.yale.edu.
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: http://library.medicine.yale.edu/
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 http://bit.ly/2eQPPPl.
Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of an individual’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.