Position Available: Access Services Librarian, Health Sciences Library

Archival Post – this position was filled in May 2014.



Job Title: Access Services  Librarian  (Job 892)           

Job Grade:
Reports to: Head, Access Services
Status: Full-Time, Exempt

Hours:  Sunday  9am – 5pm (required)
Monday – Thursday between 8am- 6pm* to be determined
*Must be able to work flexible hours including some evenings based on the needs of the department

Location:  Health Sciences Library, Basic Sciences Building                                                                     

Job Summary: The Access Services Librarian manages daily activities of the access services department including management of policies and procedures; analyze user activity; assure best use of departmental resources and the functionality of the library facility;  reference services;  educational media training and backup support.

Job Requirements: Librarian provides reference services and orientations; hands-on backup audio-visual, webinar and educational media services or equipment; maintains appropriate ILL and circulation manuals; performs ILL borrowing and lending, provides documentation, systematic processing, delivery and billing; and additional departmental duties as needed. Excellent leadership, interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously.  Strong personal and professional integrity with the highest ethical standards and public service orientation essential.

Prior Experience: A minimum of 1 year supervisory experience preferably in an academic environment.

Skills: Basic circulation, access services and reference knowledge, including PubMed searching required. Knowledge of ExLibris,  ILLIAD, DOCLINE, OCLC and basic educational media equipment preferred.  Strong analytical skills and strong statistical ability. Working  knowledge of  MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.   Strong organizational and managerial skills essential.

Education: ALA-accredited Masters Degree in Library Science required

Licenses or Certifications: None

Physical Demands: Ability to carry up to 40 lbs especially up and down stairs when elevator is not available. Will travel to Skyline building on occasion to provide audio visual and back-up services as needed.

Environmental Demands: None

Application Procedure:  Send resume with cover letter indicating position of interest to: Alicia Parrish, Employment Manager, Alicia_Parrish@NYMC.EDUor HR fax 914-594-4309. Candidates of interest will be contacted to schedule interviews.



*To comply with regulations by the American and Disabilities Act (ADA), the principal duties in job descriptions must be essential to the job. To identify essential functions, focus on the purpose and the result of the duties rather than the manner in which they are performed.  The following definition  applies:  a job function is essential if removal of that function would fundamentally change the job.