Job Posting: Librarian, Dept of Veterans Affairs, Louisville, KY

This position is located at the VA Medical Center in Louisville, KY. The Librarian is responsible for supervising both existing library programs and the day-to-day operations, and within existing budgetary and organization policy constraints, planning and implementing new programs.

Major duties and responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Recommends, implements, and reviews all library policies and procedures related to public and technical services;
  • Provides reference (i.e., information) services to library clientele;
  • Develops, within budgetary constraints, comprehensive, quality library collections (i.e., monographs, serials, audiovisuals, and electronic resources);
  • Coordinates all selection and acquisition activities to reduce needless purchases and duplication;
  • Selects, administers, and organizes the monograph, audiovisual, serials collections of the medical library;
  • Monitors library control point activity;
  • Monitors the library Intranet page;
  • Maintains currency in the library field through professional reading and personal and/or email contact with fellow librarians on the local, state, regional and national levels;
  • Supervises the interlibrary loan services;
  • Reviews printed catalog cards and modifies them to ensure quick and efficient access to the medical library monograph collection;
  • Writes reports, establishes polices, and develops proposals relative to library operations with the final approval of the Associate Chief of Staff for Education;
  • Oversees the library technicians, temporary employees, student help, and volunteers in the performance of their daily library tasks;
  • Serves as backup on the various library systems in the absence of the library personnel with primary responsibility;
  • Provides courteous service to the administrative/management staff, clinical personnel, students, employees, patients, patients’ families, visitors, and any other non-VA individuals;
  • Maintains a safe working environment and reports any unsafe condition to the Associate Chief of Staff for Education;
  • Protects printed and electronic files containing sensitive information from unauthorized release, loss, alteration, or unauthorized deletion;
  • and
    Performs other duties as assigned.

Work Schedule: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm


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