Friday, April 17, 2009

Reference Librarian

The Health Sciences Library at SUNY Upstate Medical University invites applications for the position of Reference Librarian. If you enjoy teaching and learning, working with dedicated professionals in a supportive environment, and want to contribute to enhancing the academic, research and service missions of Upstate - join our premiere service team.

This position reports to the Head of Reference and Liaison Services. Responsibilities include: reference duties and mediated searching; providing library instruction including the development of web-based instruction; the development and updating subject specific web pages; assisting the Head of Reference & Liaison Services with the expansion of outreach services.

REQUIRED: ALA accredited Master’s degree in library or information sciences or commensurate degree with relevant experience. The successful candidate will evidence a commitment to premiere customer service; strong communication and interpersonal skills; a client-centered focus; knowledge of health information resources; and the ability to perform as a faculty member in areas of education, scholarship and service. Preferred: academic health library experience; knowledge of evidence-based practice resources and membership in the Academy of Health Information Professions.

The HSL’s current interests include partnering with our regional public libraries, developing new collaborations with local, regional and SUNY libraries, developing a Family Resources Center for the Children’s Hospital, promoting a culture of evidence-based practice, delivering HSL services to the Binghamton Clinical Campus and other satellite locations, in addition to unaffiliated health care practitioners, and designing and delivering services in support of Upstate’s Centers of Excellence.

The SUNY Upstate Medical University is Central New York’s only academic medical center and the region’s largest employer. Our community includes colleges of medicine, nursing, allied health, & graduate studies, a 350 bed tertiary care hospital and is the site of the Golisano's Children’s Hospital. For more information about us, please visit: SUNY Upstate at; University Hospital at; and the Library at

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Initial appointment will be at the rank of Assistant Librarian (min. $40,000, depending on qualifications). Excellent benefits package including TIAA-CREF and other retirement options. 12 month, tenure-track position with faculty status, entailing responsibilities for scholarship and professional service. Position is open until filled.

TO APPLY: Please apply on-line at to job #026361.

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