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Director, Health Sciences Library

The New York University (NYU) School of Medicine and its Affiliated Academic Medical Centers announces its search for the Director of the Health Sciences Library. The dean and faculty consider this an exceptional opportunity to lead a preeminent academic department in the City of New York, building a 21st-century medical library in close collaboration with the other schools and colleges of New York University. Reporting to the dean of the School of Medicine, with a “dotted line” report to the dean of NYU Libraries, the director will lead, shape, and oversee the work of about 40 staff, including 18 librarians and 8 professional staff, and has responsibility for ensuring the Health Sciences Library is a primary hub of knowledge management within NYU Langone Health and related schools and programs. The director also has responsibility for library branches at NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, NYU Langone Hospital–Brooklyn, information services to the NYU College of Dentistry and support of graduate programs at several other NYU health sciences programs, and the De la Chapelle Medical Archives. The Health Sciences Library serves NYU Langone Medical Center, one of the nation’s premier centers of excellence in health care, biomedical research, and medical education. For over 168 years, its physicians and researchers have made countless contributions to the practice and science of health care. The medical center consists of NYU School of Medicine, including the Smilow Research Center, the Skirball Institute of Biomolecular Medicine, a new science building (opening 2018), and the Sackler Institute of  Graduate Biomedical Sciences; the 4 hospitals of NYU Hospitals Center; Tisch Hospital; the new Kimmel Pavillion (opening 2018); the NYU Langone Orthopedic Hospital, a leader in musculoskeletal care; and NYU Langone–Brooklyn; as well as such major programs as the NYU Cancer Institute, the NYU Child Study Center, and the Hassenfeld Children’s Center for Cancer and Blood Disorders.

Required: Evidence of vision and leadership in the field of medical librarianship; demonstrated leadership in a health sciences library in a large academic medical center; a record of successful and creative management of staff and operations; operational knowledge of discovery and access methods and systems; substantial knowledge of trends, issues, and methods of intellectual access to medical information resources coupled with a strong service orientation and knowledge of user needs for teaching, learning, and research; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; excellent administrative, management, planning, and organizational skills; evidence of successful leadership in a complex organization, including demonstrated potential for leading transformational change. A successful candidate will have a master’s of library and information or library science (MLIS, MLS, MSLS) or doctorate (PhD).

Salary: $175,000, minimum. Applications and nominations with accompanying curriculum vitae should be sent electronically, for confidential review by the search committee, to: Maggie Schulten, Program Coordinator for Education, Faculty and Academic Affairs, marguerite.schulten@nyumc.org. The NYU School of Medicine was founded in 1841 and is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer and provides a drug-free and smoke-free workplace. (092)

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