The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, Yale University, New Haven, CT: Position Focus: The research and education librarian with a public health/GIS focus is the primary liaison to the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH) and thus provides innovative programs to support the research, teaching, and service missions of the school. Through consultation and collaboration, the librarian works to enable faculty, students, clinicians, and researchers to leverage collections, information, and data resources to the fullest. Using a wide range of bibliographic databases reflecting the interdisciplinary nature of public health, the librarian develops and provides training in the use of knowledge management, information and data resources, tools, and strategies (e.g., databases, and datasets, evidence-based searching, systematic reviews, content management tools). The librarian serves as a point person for geospatial information at the medical center and works closely with other GIS specialists within the library and the university. The librarian assists faculty and researchers to manage their data; navigate Yale University’s available data management, curation, and preservation landscape; and adhere to federal or other grant funding agencies’ data management and public access policies and requirements. The librarian participates in the general library instruction programs, identifies, prepares, and presents a range of in-person classes on various topics, including biomedical databases (e.g.; PubMed, Ovid, Embase, Scopus), citation management tools (e.g.; EndNote, RefWorks, Mendeley), and biomedical research strategies, enhancing research impact and in-depth citation analysis. Working closely with the medical library’s head of collection development, the librarian develops collections in all formats and promotes them to users. The librarian participates in course-integrated instruction for the Schools of Public Health and Medicine and the 2-week intensive medical school library elective. This position may serve as liaison to other departments or centers in the medical center and participates in the personal librarian program. The research and education librarian is a member of the curriculum and research support team, and reports to the head of that department.
Required: Master’s degree from an American Library Association–accredited library school. In selected instances, a post-graduate degree in a related discipline may be required or substituted for a master’s degree in library science.
Preferred: Experience with geocoding, aggregation, and analysis of health data, including associated federal requirements for protection of such data. Experience with ArcGIS. Advanced degree in a biomedical or public health-related field.
Salary: $53,500, minimum. Commensurate with the qualifications and experience. For complete job description and to apply online, please go to www.yale.edu/jobs (search STARS req 32023BR). (063)