Library Project Specialist–Levy Library at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai–New York, NY

The Levy Library at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai is offering a temporary Library Project Specialist position for the summer for students enrolled in ALA accredited library and information science graduate programs. We seek a candidate who is interested in pursuing a career in academic librarianship and who will bring enthusiasm and creativity to this project. The candidate will be able to develop his/her research skills, manage information, and gain familiarity with research evaluation metrics. This position offers a unique opportunity to take part in a research evaluation platform implementation led by our academic library. This temporary position pays a salary of $15/hour for 8 weeks from July 2016 – August 2016. Recent library school graduates are also encouraged to apply.

The Levy Library at the Icahn School of Medicine ( is leading the implementation of PLUM Analytics (, a research evaluation platform tracking scientific impact and output.

The specialist’s role will include:
• Researcher profile verifications using Scopus IDs
• Uploading data
• Researching scientists profiles on social media outlets
• Participate in a project and product evaluation committee
• Other library specific projects as assigned

Preferred skills include:
• Attention to details
• Critical thinking
• Organizational skills
• Ability to manage time effectively
• Ability to work collaboratively


To apply, please submit your application to Robin O’Hanlon (Manager, Public Services)
The application should include:
• A brief résumé
• Identification of and reasons for interest in the position
• The applicant’s qualifications for the position, including a list of any courses taken that are relevant
• Description of the applicant’s career goals
• Number of hours available for the position

About John Pell

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

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