Position Focus: Reporting to the university librarian and the Yale School of Medicine’s deputy dean for education, the director of the Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library provides leadership and is responsible for the overall administration, organization, and development of the medical library, one of the premier medical libraries in the United States. The Cushing/Whitney Medical Library serves the instructional, clinical, and research information needs of the Yale School of Medicine (including its School of Public Health and Physician Associate Program), a world-renowned center for biomedical research, education, and advanced health care; the Yale School of Nursing; and the Yale-New Haven Health System. The director manages all aspects of library service, collection development, strategic planning, budget administration (including endowments and grants), personnel management, policy formulation, and facilities planning for both general and special collections, including the renowned Medical Historical Library. The director closely collaborates with the associate university librarian for science, social science, and medicine and other colleagues in Yale University Library, Yale School of Medicine, and Yale-New Haven Health System to develop services and collection strategies supporting science and medicine at Yale. The director directs and oversees a staff of 36, including 17 librarians, 19 staff, and a number of student assistants. The director will evaluate the services, policies, collections, electronic resources, and facilities of the medical library and will establish and implement plans for its continued development and improvement, while coordinating these programs and collections with those of other libraries at Yale, as well as the Yale School of Medicine, the Yale School of Nursing, and the Yale-New Haven Health System. The director is responsible for leading, supporting, and developing a dynamic staff and for exemplifying innovative, collaborative, service-oriented practices. For additional information on the Yale University Library please visit www.library.yale.edu. For additional information on The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library, see library.medicine.yale.edu.
Required: Education, Skills, and Experience: Master’s degree from an American Library Association–accredited library school or equivalent accredited degree. A postgraduate degree in a related discipline may be substituted for a master’s degree in library science. 10+ years of professional experience, with responsibility in an administrative and/or managerial capacity in a medical or health sciences library or equivalent organization. Demonstrated knowledge of medical education, research, and clinical care and the information resources and services needed to support them. Demonstrated understanding of the issues of scholarly communication and federal public access policies as they apply to the health sciences. Demonstrated knowledge of current and emerging digital technologies and services to support medical education and experience in the design and integration of these technologies into medical curricula. Demonstrated ability to provide leadership and direction in a research library. Demonstrated problem-solving skills, experience coordinating projects, and the ability to bring projects to fruition. Demonstrated experience working collaboratively and independently with various groups within a complex organization and rapidly changing team environment. Yale University assigns ranks to librarian positions based on a combination of professional experience and accomplishments. Librarian ranking information can be found at www.library.yale.edu/about/departments/lhr/rank.html.
Preferred: Education, Skills, and Experience: Demonstrated success working in a matrix management environment. Formal project and financial management training. Experience in a labor union environment. Fundraising and grant development experience. Demonstrated knowledge of and experience with historical collections. An undergraduate or graduate degree in the sciences.
Salary: $125,000, annual minimum. How to apply: Review of applications will begin 5/01/15 and will continue until the position is filled. Applications, consisting of a cover letter and resume, should be submitted by applying online at www.yale.edu/jobs/. The STARS requisition ID for this position is 29894BR. AAE/EEO M/F/Disability/Veteran (029)