Job: Medical Librarian, Boston Children’s Hospital (Boston, MA)

At Boston Children’s Hospital, success is measured in patients treated, parents comforted and teams taught. It’s in discoveries made, processes perfected, and technology advanced. In major medical breakthroughs and small acts of kindness and in colleagues who have your back and patients who have your heart. As a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, our reach is global and our impact is profound. Join our acclaimed Medical Library team and discover how your talents can change lives. Yours included.

This Medical Librarian’s responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Conducting literature searches using PubMed, CINAHL and other online resources.
  • Attending patient centered clinical teaching rounds and providing evidence based information to clinical team.
  • Providing individual and group instruction on using medical and health sciences resources (literature searches; EndNote and Mendeley; other library resources).
  • Providing knowledge-based reference and research information services to all hospital staff in support of clinical, educational, and research goals using medical and scientific literature databases (email; telephone; in-person).
  • Providing technology support to patrons.
  • Maintaining access to digital library resources (databases, e-books, e-journals, full-text article links, and other e-resources).
  • Building and fostering dynamic, collaborative relationships with the BCH community of staff and employees.
  • Other responsibilities and special projects: collection development, maintaining statistics on material usage and library activities, social media, developing and maintaining LibGuides, library programming.


  • Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA accredited school.
  • A minimum of 1 year experience in related field.
  • Literature searching skills (Boolean logic, syntax of common databases, etc.).
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exceptional analytical and critical thinking skills.
  • Strong formal and informal presentation skills.
  • The ability to be highly organized and self-motivated to meet deadlines and to plan, prioritize, and focus on critical issues.
  • Proven attention to detail.
  • Customer service skills to interact tactfully and knowledgeably with a diverse group of medical professionals and hospital administration.
  • The ability to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues, students, faculty and medical staff in a changing multicultural environment.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications including Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher, and Word.

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