Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Yale University
New Haven, CT
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.
Reporting to the Head, Library Technology Services & Support, this position is
responsible for developing, testing, implementing and maintaining Medical
Library websites and other technology initiatives in support of the
educational, research and clinical needs of Yale Schools of Medicine, Public
Health, Nursing, the Yale-New Haven Hospital and other affiliated institutions
of the Yale-New Haven Medical Center . The Web Services Librarian works
closely with fellow Medical Library staff, others within the Medical Center
community and the larger Yale Library to create the best digital environment
for library users.
Required Education, Skills and Experience:
1. Master's degree from an ALA- accredited library school, or equivalent
combination of relevant advanced degree and experience.
2. Experience working collegially, collaboratively, and independently with
varied groups, within and across a complex organization and a rapidly
changing, team environment; experience in the creation and development of
large and complex websites.
3. Demonstrated ability working with: Drupal; best practices/standards in web
usability and accessibility is required; Ruby, Python, and/or Java is
4. Demonstrated excellent project management, systems documentation, and
written and oral communication skills.
5. Demonstrated ability using graphic design tools (e.g., Photoshop, Fireworks
or similar), and demonstrated familiarity with diverse metadata formats (e.g.
MARC, MODS, Dublin Core), and institutional repositories.
6. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, to
solve problems creatively, and to effectively build partnerships and promote
the benefits of change in an academic culture that often values ambiguity,
diversity of opinion and historic precedent.
Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of
professional experience and accomplishments (see range assigned to this
description as noted in the posting position title). Librarian ranking
information: Click here for more information.
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 more than 15
million print and electronic volumes housed in 15
libraries. The Yale libraries include
Sterling Memorial, Beinecke, the Bass library, and many school and
departmental libraries. The Library system is engaged in
numerous digital initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of
scholarly information. It employs a dynamic, diverse, and
innovative staff of over 500 who have the opportunity to work with the highest
caliber of faculty and students, participate on committees, and who are
involved in other areas of staff development. For
additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the
Library's web site at http://web.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, and the Yale-New Haven Hospital as well as
Yale College and the Yale Graduate School. 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. Medical librarians provide
individualized support through the Library's active personal librarian
program. Electronic resources have grown to 13,051
ejournals, 31,125 ebooks and over 90 electronic
databases. In addition, digitized
collections, clinical synthesis tools, and evidence-based practice resources
bring information to our 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 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.
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 (3) professional references should be submitted by
applying online at http://www.yale.edu/jobs. The STARS requisition ID for this
position is 23176BR. Please be sure to reference #23176BR
in your cover letter.
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
underrepresented minority groups.
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