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The Medical Librarian, located at the Robley Rex VA Medical Center, Louisville, Kentucky, is responsible for supervising both existing library programs and the day-to-day operations, and, within existing budgetary and organization policy constraints, planning and implementing new programs.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Recommends, implements, and reviews all library policies and procedures related to both public and technical services;
- Provides reference (i.e., information) services to library clientele;
- Develops, within budgetary constraints, comprehensive, quality library collections (i.e., monographs, serials, audiovisuals, electronic resources);
- Establishes and supervises a collection development program which ensures the availability of adequate in-house resources to support: 1) the clinical information needs of the medical staff; the medical and surgical residents; the nursing staff; the medical, nursing, and allied health students; the research personnel; patients and patients' families; 2) the health management information needs of administration and the management staffs; and, 3) the teaching activities being carried out in a variety of disciplines;
- Selects, administers and organizes the monograph and the audiovisual collections of the medical library and supervises the ordering, receipt, processing, and cataloging of these materials;
- Reviews and selects journal titles for first-time purchase, renewal or deletion, and decides which vendor will handle the annual serials order;
- Reviews annually the journal holdings, and selects serials based upon needs assessments, user surveys, and projected programs and services of the medical center;
- Evaluates and selects for listing the databases, electronic resources, and miscellaneous Internet sites and monitors the library web page for website address accuracy;
- Establishes borrowing and lending policies which determine the following: 1) which clientele may access the service; 2) which libraries may be accessed for borrowing and in what sequence; and, 3) what in- house materials are available for loan to other libraries;
- Utilizes the National Library of Medicine and the Library of Congress classification schedules as well as online cataloging systems (e.g., OCLC);
- Writes reports, establishes policies, and develops proposals relative to library operations;
- Oversees the library technicians, temporary employees, student help, and volunteers in the performance of their daily library tasks; and
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Work Schedule: Monday thru Friday, 8:00am 4:30pm
Who May Apply
This job is open to…United States Citizens
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