Job Posting: Medical Librarian, Ochsner Health System, New Orleans, LA


The Medical Librarian provides quality clinical and scholarly information services to meet the needs of the Ochsner medical staff, residents, students, and patients. The Medical Librarian is responsible for implementing all duties of the medical library and its staff.

Handles information and reference services including online literature searches. Coordinates document delivery services and interlibrary loan requests. Oversees acquisition and management of electronic and print materials for circulating, reference, and special collections. Manages the systems and technology for cataloging and accessing medical library materials and resources. Works closely with the other medical librarians, medical library staff, and the medical library Advisory Board to support the clinical information needs of the Ochsner system. Demonstrates actions consistent with Ochsner’s Expectations as duties are performed on a daily basis.


A. Education, Experience & Training:

Master’s degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association or from a master’s level program in library and information studies accredited or recognized by the appropriate national body of another country. Full or provisional membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals and active participation in the Medical Library Association preferred. Five or more years in a medical, corporate or special

collections library with electronic health sciences information resources and services required. Previous experience should include conducting research information searches, managing library technology applications, general bibliographic instruction, Internet training, and familiarity with use of document management systems

B. Other Qualifications:

Must be self-directed, must possess high level of interpersonal skills. Must be able to complete work with little supervision, organize work, manage time, and meet deadlines, interact with other personnel in a professional manner, accept supervision when required, use appropriate references and other resources, use good judgment, and function calmly in pressure situations. Requires problem-solving experience and the ability to communicate clearly, knowledgeably, and personably in both a team environment and individually.

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