Job posting: Medical Librarian II Reference & Instruction, Cleveland, OH



Provides advanced professional library services in identification, location, retrieval, and delivery of relevant information sources such as the selection, development, organization, and management of library collections, including in print, non-print, or electronic formats. Orients, educates, and trains library users in effective use of appropriate library resources and services.

The Cleveland Clinic Alumni Library provides information services to all Cleveland Clinic employees at the main campus and 8 regional hospitals. In addition to a core print collection the library has a large electronic collection supporting the patient care, research, education and administration needs of caregivers.


More information about the library and its resources and services can be found at


  • Provides advanced reference assistance to assist patrons’ choice and use of resources appropriate to their needs.
  • Researches complicated inquiries and provides appropriate responses, including customized bibliographies and information packets.
  • Utilizes familiarity with the content, organization, selection, and appropriate application of resources including databases such as MEDLINE (and the MeSH vocabulary), Web of Science, OhioLINK databases, and the Internet.
  • Guides users to appropriate sources of information and manages the delivery of requested materials.
  • Designs and develops programs to teach effective, efficient use of library resources, research skills, and library services, including preparation and delivery of formal and informal presentations to groups or individuals.
  • Provides advanced professional library services in one or more of the following areas: identification, location, retrieval, and delivery of relevant information sources such as the selection, development, organization, and management of library collections.
  • Orients, educates, and trains library users in effective use of appropriate library resources and services.
  • Publicizes and manages the organization of library resources, services, and programs.
  • Maintains accurate records of the library’s materials and resources, and presenting this information through appropriate interfaces.
  • Maintains quality and integrity of CCF holdings information in one or more of the following: library’s catalog (using the Innovative Interfaces integrated library automation system); electronic journal management software (such as Serials Solution and ArticleLinker); regional and national holdings lists (e.g. OhioLINK, OCLC, Serhold).
  • Upholds the quality and comprehensiveness of Author Database, using bibliographic management software such as Reference Manager and Reworks, portals for electronic resources, library’s web site for the presentation of all of these resources.
  • Manages library resources and the physical management of the collections, including appropriate space planning.
  • Selects library resources appropriate for the support of the CCF mission.
  • Selects subject expertise and familiarity with programs and usage patterns in monitoring professional literature and offerings of publishers and vendors, soliciting user suggestions and evaluations, and evaluating content and audience, in order to build appropriate library collections, which includes de-selecting (weeding) materials no longer appropriate for our collection.
  • Performs collection analyses and formulates collection development policies.
  • Recommends budget support levels for various aspects of the library collection, and monitors expenditures to remain within budget.
  • Circulates materials from our collection by using the Innovative Interfaces integrated library automation system by maintaining accurate patron records, recommending circulation policies, protecting confidentiality, and pursuing overdue materials.
  • Provides copies of materials (especially copies of journal articles), from print or electronic sources, requested and delivered in a variety of ways, such as investigation, recommendation, implementation, and management of appropriate electronic request/delivery mechanisms such as ILLiad.
  • Obtains requested materials through inter-library loan from a wide variety of local, regional, or national sources which Includes use of mechanisms such as Docline, OCLC, and OhioLINK’s Pcirc, approving invoices for these transactions, and assuring copyright compliance.
  • Provides materials requested from collections by other libraries (Docline, OCLC, OhioLINK Pcirc), including record-keeping and billing for these transactions.
  • Provides input of other librarians or non-exempt workers for their performance evaluations.
  • Shares responsibility for carrying the “librarian on call” pager, and negotiating requests for emergency service or after-hours library access.  Availability to work roughly 2 Saturdays within a 3 month period is necessary.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Masters degree in Library/Information Science.


  • Credentialing by the Medical Library Association’s (MLA) Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) is preferred, or working toward AHIP.
  • Any of the following AHIP levels preferred: Provisional, Member Level, Senior Member Level, Distinguished Member Level or Emeritus Member Level. Complexity of Work:


  • 4 years professional experience (post-MSLS) to include 2 years in medical/life sciences-related activities (reference/instruction, collection development, cataloging, e-resources).
  • Experience providing outreach, reference and instruction in a multi-hospital environment preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience with the creation and presentation of synchronous and asynchronous online instruction preferred.
  • Familiarity with using LibGuides and also citation management software, such as EndNote is preferred.


  • Normal or corrected vision, including color vision; speech clarity.
  • Ability to sit for long periods of time viewing computer screen; manual dexterity sufficient to use a PC.
  • Lifting and carrying books up to 25 pounds; occasionally pushing book carts up to 75 pounds.

Keywords:  Reference librarian, Instruction librarian, synchronous, asynchronous, online instruction, LibGuides, citation management, EndNote

The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic’s Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

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