Public Health and GIS Librarian
Cushing/Whitney Medical Library
Yale School of Public Health
Schedule: Full-time (37.5 hours per
week); Standard Work Week (M-F, 8:30-5:00)
Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in
New Haven, Connecticut. Conveniently located between Boston
and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural
resources that include two major art museums, a critically acclaimed repertory
theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of
Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.
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, with a collection of
400,000 volumes and a wide range of state-of the art electronic services,
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. 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. There is a continuing effort to use technology
fully to facilitate access to information from library, campus, or remote
locations. For additional information, see: http://library.medicine.yale.edu/
The School of Epidemiology and Public Health
The School of Public Health at Yale University provides leadership to protect
and improve the health of the public. Through innovative research, policy
analysis, and education that draws upon multidisciplinary scholarship from
across the graduate and professional programs at Yale, the school serves
local, national, and international communities with its knowledge and
expertise. For additional information see:
The Public Health and GIS Librarian will provide vision and strategic
leadership for the development of innovative programs to support the research,
teaching, academic computing, and service missions of the Yale School of
Public Health (YSPH). Major responsibilities will include
innovation in information management, development of new programs, and the
further development of already established service roles relating to the
information needs of students and faculty in the School of Public Health. The
Librarian will develop, expand and support geospatial information expertise
among Medical Center GIS users. This position reports to the Associate
Director of the Medical Library and the Associate Dean for Student Affairs,
School of Public Health.
Through a combination of expertise and skills, the successful candidate:
* Provides reference assistance and liaison services to faculty, students, and staff, including grant-supported work. Promotes systematic approaches to searching for and managing information. Provides robust instruction program covering basic and advanced library research techniques and methods via one-on-one sessions, seminars, and course-integrated presentations. Supports faculty use of distance learning and course management systems and technologies.
* Manages public health information resources, including development of the collections and information resources, and educational support programs. Formulates, administers and evaluates policies, procedures and budgets relating to acquisitions, reference and electronic materials. Coordinates with other units on purchasing electronic resources, ensuring that public health information needs are met.
* Assists Medical Center affiliates in the selection and use of appropriate GIS technologies, supports the design and execution of projects using GIS, and provides instructional support in GIS.
* Maintains virtual public health library web site, working with the Medical Library Webmaster and coordinating with the YSPH Web Coordinator. Create subject specific guides as needed.
* Coordinates and provides electronic reserves for course websites, leveraging the journals we license and allowing for students to access course materials 24/7. Includes providing information on managing copyright restrictions, assisting faculty and support staff putting up materials, coordinating with Medical Library staff on scanning of print materials, etc.
* Contributes to the University Library, School of Public Health, and the School of Medicine planning activities, committees, and task forces and engages in campus, regional, and national professional organizations and collaborative activities.
* Contributes to the profession and represents the Library and the University in the academic, scholarly, and professional community.
* Serves as a member of the Medical Library team and works to further the overall goals of the Medical Library
1. The Librarian 1 is the beginning rank and is expected to demonstrate
excellence in meeting the position responsibilities, as defined by the job
description and annual goals.
2. Begin to fulfill the criteria for service to the library, university,
3. Begin to fulfill the criteria for professional contributions.
Required Education and Experience
Master's degree in Library Science from an American Library Association
accredited Library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a
related discipline may be required or substituted for an MLS. Appointment to
this rank is limited to two years at which time it is expected that the
individual will develop necessary requirements to meet expectations of
performance at the Librarian 2 level.
Required Skills and Abilities
1. Advanced degree in a related field and relevant
professional experience may be substituted for an MLS degree. Appointment to
Librarian 2 requires at least 2 years of professional experience and
achievements; Librarian 3 requires at least 5 years of experience and
2. Familiarity with geospatial methods, spatial data formats
and models, and spatial statistics, particularly with regard to applications
in epidemiology and public health.
3. Strong public service orientation; excellent analytical,
organizational, management, oral and written communications; strong
4. Demonstrated ability to work collegially, cooperatively,
and independently with varied groups in a complex organization and function
collaboratively in a rapidly changing team environment.
5. Innovative, resourceful, and flexible. Knowledge of
Preferred Education, Experience and Skills
1. Familiarity with:
* Geocoding, aggregation and analysis of health data (and associated federal requirements for protection of such data), including Geographically Weighted Regression and Interpolation.
* ArcGIS Desktop 10.x, R Statistical Package.
* GeoDa/OpenGeoDa, QGIS, PostGIS, Gephi, or Google Refine.
2. Proficiency in one or more of the following: Python, SQL,
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 for meaningful 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.
Applications consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact
information of three professional references should be sent by creating an
account and applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs for immediate
consideration - the STARS req ID for this position is
19641BR. Please be sure to reference # 19641BR in your
Background Check Requirements
All external candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment
screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle and credit checks
based on the
position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent on
of a background check. Please visit
additional information on the background check requirements and process.
Please visit http://www.yale.edu/hronline/careers/screening/faqs.html for
additional information on the background check requirements and process.
Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity
employer. Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and
students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of
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