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The Augustus C. Long Health Sciences Library (HSL) aims to be the focal point for the exchange of biomedical and scientific information that is vital to the broad range of aspirations and activities within the Columbia University Irving Medical Center (CUIMC).

In this critical role, the Informationist will create and deliver innovative information management programming to support teaching efforts at the professional schools on CUIMC’s campus, preparing future healthcare professionals to use information responsibly, efficiently, and effectively.  The Informationist will report to the Programs Director and work closely with other Informationists, the Instructional Design Specialist, and members of the HSL team.

Position Responsibilities

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serves as an expert advisor and consultant to CUIMC teaching faculty. Identifies and actively cultivates enduring partnerships with academic programs and key faculty at CUIMC, aiming to facilitate meaningful use of information resources and tools in teaching and learning. (40%)
  • Develops, implements, and promotes education programming, focusing on educational efforts at CUIMC; provides advice and assists faculty in integrating information resources into face-to-face, hybrid, and online courses; and develops associated digital content in a variety of formats. (35%)
  • Partners with HSL’s Access Services, Information Resources, Web Management, and Digital Content teams to contribute to library-wide needs assessment efforts, as well as implementing marketing strategies, resources, and tools that meet those needs. (10%)
  • Actively contributes to the Informationist team’s efforts in consulting and advisory programs for faculty and students. (10%)
  • Consults with researchers, clinicians, peers and peer groups within and outside of HSL to monitor and contribute to the developments and new methods in information science, education, and biomedicine. (5%)


Required qualifications:

  • A MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA (American Library Association) accredited institution or equivalent education and experience are required.
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, build, cultivate, and sustain strategic partnerships.
  • Familiarity with information resources, tools, and trends in information sciences.
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies in information science.
  • Experience in creating digital content.
  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Ability to set and adjust priorities, set goals, and make effective decisions in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to work independently with varied user groups in a complex organization and function collaboratively in a rapidly changing team environment. Demonstrated interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills.
  • Commitment and ability to conduct and present/publish independent scholarship that contributes to the advancement of health sciences librarianship.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Understanding of trends in health professions education.
  • Understanding of needs assessment and evaluation methodologies.
  • Understanding of and ability to apply in practice principles of information literacy.
  • Experience with or understanding of instructional design methodology and technologies.

Hybrid (on-site/remote) work environment-- off-site days must be within nearby commuting distance to 701 W. 168th St, New York, NY 10032, USA.



Salary Information: $73,000-$75,000

Application Information

Please apply via this link:!/106867.
Cover letter and resume are required.  Please indicate in your cover letter that you learned about this position via the MLANET Career Center.  Thank you.

Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran





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