Health Sciences Librarian, Two year position, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY

Position Description

Albert R. Mann Library, part of the Cornell University Library, is looking for a creative, energetic professional who is service-oriented, technically skilled, and enjoys working in an innovative environment.A� Manna��s innovations include the linked open data institutional discovery system ( which received funding from NIH to expand to a national network ( and has been adopted by the USDA and a growing number of universities and research organizations across the world.

Job Duties

The Health Science Librarian will:

Develop and lead innovative information services for the growing population of health sciences researchers at Cornell University in Ithaca.A� Acquire and maintain expertise in information trends in the health sciences.A� Partner with campus units including the Cornell Population Program, the Institute on Health Economics, Health Behaviors, and Disparities, the Sloan Program, and the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research.A� Maintain active connection with the Weill Cornell Medical Library, located in New York City.

Deliver information services to the Cornell community including reference and consulting services and instruction in information management. Serve as library liaison to four departments: Biology and Society, Nutrition, Policy Analysis and Management, and Human Development.



ALA-accredited mastera��s degree in Library or Information Science and subject background in health sciences or allied subjects.

Familiarity with software and tools for information management.

Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.A� Must enjoy providing services to a diverse audience.A� Demonstrated initiative and flexibility, and ability to work independently and collaboratively.A� Commitment to professional development.


Work experience in an academic setting, and/or instructional experience, especially in the area of information literacy or e-learning approaches.


Albert R. Mann Library has a long commitment to providing innovative information services.A� www.mannlib.cornell.eduA�A� The Librarya��s collection of life sciences, agricultural and related social sciences materials serves the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Human Ecology, and the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell.A� Mann Library is an integral part of the Cornell University Library.A� The recently renovated building is the vibrant hub for our primary Colleges.A� We provide leadership in the library community through projects such as VIVO ( ), the USDA Economics, Statistics, and Market Information System (, the Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository (, and the TEEAL and Research4Life programs which provide developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content (www.teeal.orgA�

Cornell University is an Ivy League comprehensive research university located in Ithaca in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York.A� The town and university offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes.A� The university comprises 14 schools with over 2,700 faculty members and nearly 21,600 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional schools.A� The Cornell University Library is a vigorous professional organization with a strong track record in innovation and service quality.A� It contains nearly 8 million printed volumes, 99,000 current serials in print or online, over 650,000 additional networked electronic resources, and rich materials in other formats.A� The Library was a recipient of the Association of College and Research Librariesa�� Excellence in Academic Libraries Award in 2002.


Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 11 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options).A� Professional travel funding available.


Application Procedure:A�Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references at this website: We will begin reviewing applications on April 9th.A� Application deadline is April 30, 2012. Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Cornell University, located in Ithaca, New York, is an inclusive, dynamic, and innovative Ivy League university and New York’s land-grant institution. Its staff, faculty, and students impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas and best practices to further the university’s mission of teaching, research, and outreach.

Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

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