Job Posting: Applied Health Sciences Librarian, Cornell University

Inviting applications for an Applied Health Sciences Librarian
Albert R. Mann Library, Cornell University

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2016.  For more information and to apply visit:

Albert R. Mann Library, part of the Cornell University Library, invites applications for an outgoing and engaged professional who is service oriented, technically skilled, and thrives in an innovative work environment.     Candidates for the Applied Health Sciences Librarian should have a strong background and/or interest in health sciences or health-related research, and be highly motivated to develop collaborative relationships with faculty, staff and students in health and human development research disciplines. Working collaboratively with more than a dozen librarians across all public services and collection development teams, the Applied Health Sciences Librarian will also have the opportunity to learn from and contribute to the overall public services program both at Mann Library and the greater Cornell University Library.


Under the direction of the Head of Research Services, the Applied Health Sciences Librarian:

*   Develops and leads innovative information services for the health-related research and learning communities.
*   Acquires and maintains expertise in information trends in the health sciences, human development and health policy disciplines, including systematic review methodology.
*   Participates in Library and campus research support service initiatives related to scholarly communication, research information and profiles, or others as appropriate.

*         Collaborates with faculty and the Mann instruction team to support the undergraduate information literacy program, particularly for students in health and human development fields, and delivers public services to the Cornell community including reference services, consulting services, instruction in general information management, and health data reference.

*   Explores and develops opportunities to work in partnership with selected CHE and CALS departments, and other units such as the Bronfenbrenner Center for Translational Research, the College of Veterinary Medicine, Weill Cornell and the Cornell Institute for Social and Economic Research (CISER)

*         Acts as Cornell University Library’s Public Services lead for Scholars@Cornell (Cornell’s VIVO instance), and Symplectic Elements implementation. Serve as one of the campus resources for questions in the area of research networking systems and tools.



*   MLS from ALA accredited school or equivalent professional degree.
*   Subject area background (coursework, degree or work experience) in health, nutrition, human development, health policy or allied subjects.
*   Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, service orientation.
*   Demonstrated initiative and flexibility, and ability to work independently and collaboratively.
*   Experience with computer and telecommunications technologies for information management and collaboration.
*   Commitment to professional development.


*   Work experience in an academic library.
*   Experience teaching information management and computer technologies.
*   Formal training and/or experience in providing support for systematic reviews.
*   Expertise in using and teaching citation management tools.


Albert R. Mann Library has a long commitment to providing innovative information services. The Library’s collection of life sciences, agricultural and related social sciences materials serves the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, the College of Human Ecology, and the Division of Nutritional Sciences at Cornell. Mann Library is an integral part of the Cornell University Library. The recently renovated building is the vibrant hub for our primary Colleges. We provide leadership in the library community through projects such as VIVO (, the USDA Economics, Statistics, and Market Information System (, the Cornell University Geospatial Information Repository (, and the TEEAL ( and Research4Life ( programs which provide developing countries with free or low cost access to academic and professional peer-reviewed content.

Cornell University is an Ivy League comprehensive research university located in Ithaca in the scenic Finger Lakes region of upstate New York. The town and university offer a unique cosmopolitan and international atmosphere in a beautiful natural setting of waterfalls, gorges, and lakes.
One of the leading academic research libraries in the United States, Cornell University Library is a highly valued partner in teaching, research and learning at the university. With an operating budget of over $58 million and a diverse and innovative staff of more than 400, the Library supports 2,700 faculty, 22,000 students and 94 PhD fields. Its world class collections, expert librarians, responsive services in physical and virtual library spaces inspire and nourish scholarship and learning.

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package including 22 vacation days, 11 paid holidays, health insurance, life insurance, and university retirement contributions (TIAA-CREF and other options). Professional travel funding available.

Application Procedure: Please include a cover letter, resume, and the names, phone numbers, and addresses for three references at this link<>.  Salary will be competitive and commensurate with experience. Visa sponsorship is not available for this position.

Review of applications will begin on January 15, 2015 and continue until a suitable pool of finalists has been identified.

Cornell University is an innovative Ivy League university and a great place to work. Our inclusive community of scholars, students and staff impart an uncommon sense of larger purpose and contribute creative ideas to further the university’s mission of teaching, discovery and engagement. Located in Ithaca, NY, Cornell’s far-flung global presence includes the medical college’s campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan and Doha, Qatar, as well as the new Cornell Tech campus to be built on Roosevelt Island in the heart of New York City.

Diversity and Inclusion are a part of Cornell University’s heritage. We are a recognized employer and educator valuing AA/EEO, Protected Veterans, and Individuals with Disabilities.

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