Position Opening – Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

December 8, 2010 at 1:09 pm | Posted in General News, Job Openings | Leave a comment

Information Acquisition and Management Librarian

Countway Library of Medicine, Harvard Medical School

Duties and Responsibilities: The Francis A. Countway Library of Medicine seeks an energetic and highly motivated librarian to join our innovative and dedicated staff in the role of Information Acquisition and Management Librarian. Responsibilities include managing information acquisition and management operations including serials management, metadata/cataloging, electronic resources, and monograph acquisitions; works with staff to meet the technical services needs of an innovative and creative library and information institution in an environment that fosters new approaches to information; analyzes workflow and works with staff to explore and institute new and creative solutions as improvements and updates; responsible for managing the library’s journal subscriptions including serials acquisitions and control and managing the technical services aspects of the annual subscription review and liaisons with vendors; manages library acquisitions in all formats; supervises metadata creation and cataloging; participates in collection development work including the evaluation of resources and selection in specified subject area; participates in Countway and Harvard University Library committees; manages statistics related to production; supervises, mentors, trains, and facilitates the work of 5.5 FTE and a varying number of student assistants. The librarian will report to the Collection & Knowledge Management Librarian.

Requirements: Masters degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent; at least 5 years of experience in information acquisition and management.

Additional qualifications: Experience at the department head or unit manager level preferred. Operational and strategic knowledge of two or more of the following areas; serials, electronic resources, cataloging, or collections. Ability to work within and train staff in national standards for information management databases and cataloging/metadata creation e.g. AACR2/RDA, MESH, NLM classification, LCSH, MARC21, Dublin Core, and other emerging standards. Evidence of effective relationships with library vendors. Experience with library management systems, Ex Libris’ Aleph preferred. Exceptional organizational, problem-solving, interpersonal, oral and written communication skills. Understanding of continuing and emerging issues related to online resources and scholarly communications; proven experience in project management; strong understanding of database structure and standards. Demonstrated excellence in planning, leadership, communication, and project management skills. Awareness of current and emerging issues in library technical services and knowledge management. Experience working in an academic research library. Familiarity with copyright issues, digital rights, preservation and technical issues. Successful candidate will display evidence of initiative, creativity and resourcefulness and a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a collegial environment.

Full-time, Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM -5:00 PM

Click here for more information

Betsy Eggleston
Collections and Knowledge Management Librarian
Countway Library of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
10 Shattuck St.
Boston, MA 02115

Voice (617) 432-4147
FAX (617) 432-2237


Leave a Comment »

RSS feed for comments on this post.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

Create a free website or blog at WordPress.com.
Entries and comments feeds.

%d bloggers like this: