Health Sciences Librarian, Two year position

Posted to IASSIST on: 2012-03-21

Employer: Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University

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Albert R. Mann Library, part of the Cornell University Library, is looking for a creative, energetic professional who is service-oriented, technically skilled, and enjoys working in an innovative environment.  Mann’s innovations include the linked open data institutional discovery system ( which received funding from NIH to expand to a national network ( and has been adopted by the USDA and a growing number of universities and research organizations across the world.   Responsibilities: The Health Science Librarian will:

  • Develop and lead innovative information services for the growing population of health sciences researchers at Cornell University in Ithaca. 
  • Acquire and maintain expertise in information trends in the health sciences. 
  • Partner with campus units including the Cornell Population Program, the Institute on Health Economics, Health Behaviors, and Disparities, the Sloan Program, and the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research. 
  • Maintain active connection with the Weill Cornell Medical Library, located in New York City.
  • Deliver information services to the Cornell community including reference and consulting services and instruction in information management.
  • Serve as library liaison to four departments: Biology and Society, Nutrition, Policy Analysis and Management, and Human Development.


  • ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library or Information Science and subject background in health sciences or allied subjects.
  • Familiarity with software and tools for information management.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Must enjoy providing services to a diverse audience. 
  • Demonstrated initiative and flexibility, and ability to work independently and collaboratively. 
  • Commitment to professional development.


  • Work experience in an academic setting, and/or instructional experience, especially in the area of information literacy or e-learning approaches.  

Archived on: 2012-04-30