Research and Education Librarian, Public Health Focus – Yale University – New Haven, CT

Research and Education Librarian, Focus: Public Health / GIS
The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library
Yale University
New Haven, CT
Requisition: 32023BR
www.yale.edu/jobs

Position Focus:
The Research and Education Librarian with a Public Health/GIS focus is the primary liaison to the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) and thus provides innovative programs to support the research, teaching, and service missions of the School. Through consultation and collaboration, the librarian works to enable faculty, students, clinicians and researchers to leverage collections,information and data resources to the fullest. Using a wide range of bibliographic databases reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of public health, the librarian develops and provides training in the use of knowledge management, information and data resources, tools, and strategies (e.g., databases, and datasets; evidence-based searching; systematic reviews; content management tools). The librarian serves as a point person for geospatial information at the Medical Center and works closely with other GIS specialists within the Library and the University. The librarian assists faculty and researchers manage their data, navigate Yale University’s available data management, curation, and preservation landscape, and adhere to federal or other grant funding agencies’ data management and public access policies and requirements. The librarian participates in the general library instruction programs, identifies, prepares, and presents a range of in-person classes on various topics, including biomedical databases (e.g. PubMed, OVID, Embase, Scopus), citation management tools (e.g. EndNote, RefWorks, Mendeley), biomedical research strategies, enhancing research impact and in-depth citation analysis. Working closely with the Medical Library’s Head of Collection Development, the librarian develops collections in all formats and promotes them to users. The librarian participates in course-integrated instruction for the Schools of Public Health and Medicine and the two-week intensive Medical School Library Elective.

This position may serve as liaison to other departments or centers within the Medical Center and participates in the Personal Librarian Program. The Research and Education Librarian is a member of the Curriculum and Research Support team, and reports to the Head of that Department.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  1. Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master’s degree in library science.
  2. Demonstrated excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communications and analytical ability.
  3. Demonstrated record of designing projects and bringing them to a conclusion in a timely fashion.
  4. Experience working collegially and cooperatively within and across organizations.
  5. Experience working collaboratively and independently with varied groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing, team environment.

Preferred Education, Skills and Experience:
Experience with geocoding, aggregation, and analysis of health data, including associated federal requirements for protection of such data. Experience with ArcGIS. Advanced degree in a biomedical or public health-related field.

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, 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 information 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 formeaningful 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://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS req. ID for this position is 32023BR. Please be sure to reference 32023BR in your cover letter. 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.

About John Pell

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

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