Outreach and Scholarly Services Librarian – Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library at Cornell University – Ithaca, NY

The Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library, part of the Cornell University Library, is looking for a creative energetic professional who is service oriented, technically skilled, enjoys an innovative environment and is particularly excited about working in the veterinary/biomedical information context.

Under the direction of the Director the Veterinary Library, the Veterinary Outreach and Scholarly Services Librarian is responsible for partnering with faculty, researchers, clinicians and students in the College of Veterinary Medicine in support of their research, teaching and learning processes through the application of knowledge in the biomedical or life sciences, a thorough understanding of research practices, and expertise in library and information science technologies and applications. The librarian will develop and implement outreach activities designed to build productive partnerships throughout the lifecycle of research, teaching and learning.
The Librarian also maintains relationships with other Life Sciences units including Mann Library and Weill Cornell Medical College Library.

a�? MLS from ALA accredited school or DVM or other equivalent professional degree in the biomedical or life sciences.
a�? Subject area background (coursework, degree or work experience) in biomedical science, life sciences, veterinary medicine, or related field.
a�? Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, service orientation.
a�? Demonstrated initiative and flexibility, and ability to work independently and collaboratively.

a�? Work experience in an academic or research library.
a�? Experience teaching or providing user education services;
a�? Knowledge of scholarly communications, data management planning, and/or data curation.
a�? Knowledge of veterinary- or bioinformatics applications.

The Flower-Sprecher Veterinary Library and Learning Resources Center http://www.vet.cornell.edu/library/ is an integral part of the Cornell University Library and the College of Veterinary Medicine. The Veterinary Library has a long and distinguished history in serving the information needs of the faculty, students, staff and practicing veterinarians at the College of Veterinary Medicine. It was founded in 1897 and the Library’s collections are focused in veterinary medicine plus publications in the biomedical sciences. Related strengths include immunology, microbiology, parasitology, pharmacology, physiology, and human medicine. The Veterinary Library is administratively part of the Life Sciences cluster and reports to Albert R. Mann Library, which serves the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Human Ecology, and the Division of Nutritional Sciences a t Cornell and whose collections include life sciences, agricultural and related social sciences materials. Close collaboration within the Life Sciences cluster is expected.

The College of Veterinary Medicine http://www.vet.cornell.edu/ was established 1894 and today the College is one of 28 veterinary colleges and schools in the United States and one of only three in the Northeast. The College is recognized internationally as a leader in public health, biomedical research, animal medicine, and veterinary medical education. Ranked the number one veterinary college in the nation by US News & World Report consistently since 2000, the College’s strength is due to its strategic breadth of focus areas and its depth of expertise in each of those areas.
Cornell University is an Ivy League comprehensive research university located in Ithaca in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The town and university offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes. The university comprises 14 schools with over 2,700 faculty members and nearly 21,600 students enrolled in undergraduate, graduate and professional schools. The Cornell University Library is a vigorous professional organization with a strong track record in innovation and service quality. It contains nearly 8 million printed volumes, 99,000 current serials in print or online, over 650,000 additional networked electronic resources, and rich collections of materials in other formats.

Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 12 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding available.

Application Procedure:
Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references at Careers at Cornell: http://careers.hr.cornell.edu/ Review of resumes will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. 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.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell Universitya��s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities

About John Pell

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

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