• Assoc. Librarian, User Services

    Job Locations USA-NY-New York
    Posted Date 4 months ago(2/7/2018 1:25 PM)
    Requisition ID
    Professional - Other
  • Company Overview

    At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.
    For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

    Job Description

    Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is the world's oldest and largest private institution devoted to prevention, patient care, research and education in cancer.



    MSK’s Library is seeking an Associate Librarian, User Services to manage an all-star team of Librarians.  This is a senior level position which reports to the Director of Library Services.



    We are:


    Committed to outstanding service and to implementing innovations that meet the needs of our users.  The Library supports the institution’s mission to improve patient care, support clinical and laboratory research, and enhance education. We select, acquire and provide relevant scientific and medical information and services. Customized training programs are available to optimize access to information. 



    You are:

    • A strong, motivating leader who thrives in a fast-paced environment
    • An innovative individual who will bring new ideas to the library to improve the users’ experience
    • A person who is passionate about delivering quality information
    • A professional, collaborative team player

    You will:

    • Manage 5+ staff which includes professional librarians as well as contractors and interns (when needed). Carries out administrative duties including salary planning, annual reviews, and career development
    • Spearheads and manages the overall library operation that touches on customer services functions
    • Develops and executes plans to incorporate technology to support the modern library as well as implement new/improved operational processes, workflow activities, new user services, and policies
    • Oversee the marketing and communication function of the library, develops and drives innovative end user training and awareness campaigns
    • Leader and key participant on library project teams



    You have:

    • Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program required
    • Bachelor’s degree in Science or equivalent experience in a health science environment
    • Eight to ten years of Library and Information Management experience with progressive employment history showing increased responsibility and management experience
    • Must demonstrate managerial skills and capabilities and experience working across departmental lines and deep experience working with internal customers and external vendors
    • Knowledge and a deep range of experience with software tools including web development and design, client survey instruments, needs assessment tools, knowledge databases and online training software (for developing courseware and managing the ongoing program)
    • Expertise in MS Office Suite
    • Knowledge and experience working with current technologies that support library services, information discovery and knowledge management including automated library systems, library portal applications, underlying support tools, and web development and design
    • Experience using emerging technologies for metadata management and delivery
    • Knowledge of discovery tools, metadata practices supporting discovery, and applying controlled vocabularies and ontologies specifically in a library context


    Please upload a cover letter with your resume for consideration.

    Work Week: 37.5 hours

    Library Hours of Operation: 8:00am to 7:00pm, Monday - Friday





    MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


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