As part of a dynamic team, the Scholarly Communications Librarian provides expert support in scholarly communications, systematic reviews, biomedical research, and information management to the communities of Weill Cornell Medicine (WCM), NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH), and affiliates. S/he is a public-facing representative of the Library and is responsible for leading outreach activities and training initiatives. The Scholarly Communications Librarian reports to the Associate Director, User Support and Education.
1. Provide students, faculty, and researchers, with a variety of information support including, but not limited to, data literacy, information literacy, and scholarly communication services.
2. Facilitate researchers in meeting the requirements of the NIH Public Access Policy, locate data available for re-use, advise on appropriate repositories for sharing data, consult on intellectual property issues related to data sets and publications, and assist with grant applications and renewals.
3. Maintain a current awareness of scholarly communication models, trends and issues, research tools and processes and emerging digital conservancy landscape. Write and maintain subject guides in relevant disciplines.
4. Provide expert search services for systematic reviews and other intensive research projects. Communicate the principles of evidence-based practice, and develop and teach systematic review workshops.
5. Participate in unit meetings and strategic planning, answer reference questions, conduct literature searches, provide consultations.
6. Provide light to medium editing services to help investigators prepare compelling grant submissions.
7. Design, execute, and assess education sessions in expert literature searching, research tools and processes, and other specialized content. Develop coursework within the WCM learning management system. Provide customized consultation services.
8. Perform outreach to promote awareness of Library services and resources. Contribute to the development and maintenance of the Library’s web site, social media, and other communication mediums. Provide expert feedback from an end user’s perspective on web design and functionality issues.
9. Contribute to Library, WCM and NYPH planning initiatives. Participate on committees, task forces, and other formal engagements.
10. Contribute to the profession and represent the Library in the academic, scholarly, and professional community.
Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program. Demonstrated knowledge of the systematic review process and other evidence summaries. Experience and ability to plan, develop, and implement scholarly communications services. Excellent database searching and teaching skills. Excellent technical, written and verbal communication skills for the purposes of teaching, presenting, scholarly communication, and customer service. Ability to think creatively in developing and promoting the use of library resources and services. Ability to manage multiple projects and work collaboratively in a team environment. Excellent interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills. Strong service orientation. Ability to establish positive and productive collaborations with faculty and health professionals. Ability to adjust priorities, set goals, and make quick effective decisions in a fast-paced environment.
Two years health sciences library experience or relevant experience in either clinical, academic, or industry environments. Relevant second Master’s degree or Doctorate degree. Commitment to engage independently in continuing professional development and certification in the Medical Library Association’s AHIP.
Working Conditions: Position requires working in an office environment where there are a few physical discomforts such as dust, dirt, noise and the like. Ability to work off-hours and weekends during periods of heavy work such as during budget season and for emergencies as required. Light travel between office locations, primarily within Manhattan, is required. Occasional travel to represent the Samuel J. Wood Library at conferences, or to work with affiliates, may also be necessary.
Privacy Notice: This position could have exposure and/or access to Protected Health Information (PHI) or Personally Identifiable Information (PII) as part of normal duties. Access to data within systems that contain significant portions of confidential staff or even medical records may be necessary for completion of daily tasks. This might include participation in teaching within patient care areas such as the hospital.
With regard to HIPAA and protection of employee, student, subject, and patient privacy, it is the responsibility of each WCM employee to limit viewing of PHI and PII to the minimum as necessary to perform assigned duties.
Please email cover letter and curriculum vitae to firstname.lastname@example.org with “Scholarly Communications Librarian” included in the subject line.
Founded in 1898, and affiliated with what is now New York-Presbyterian Hospital since 1927, Weill Cornell Medical College is among the top-ranked clinical and medical research centers in the country. In addition to offering degrees in medicine, Cornell also has Ph.D. programs in biomedical research and education at the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences, and with neighboring Rockefeller University and the Sloan Kettering Institute, has established a joint MD-PhD. program for students to intensify their pursuit of Cornell’s triple mission of education, research, and patient care. Weill Cornell Medical College’s educational mission emphasizes the importance of combining a strong foundation in the medical sciences with extensive clinical training in patient care. By promoting a true social commitment, stimulating creativity, and fostering independent thought and study, Weill Cornell Medical College continues to cultivate the best of tomorrow’s leaders in th e field of medicine.
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