Health Sciences Librarian - Mount Carmel College of Nursing

40 hours per week
Columbus, OH


Mount Carmel College of Nursing


Job Qualifications (Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities)

 Education: Masters Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or its equivalent required.
 Experience: Minimum two years professional experience in hospital and/or academic health sciences library or academically affiliated clinical environment required. Reference and enduser instruction experience in an academic medical center or clinical setting preferred.
 Effective Communication Skills
 Knowledge of and experience in the use of medical information resources required.
 Ability to provide highly specific, case-related medical literature searches, retrieval and evaluation of information in support of knowledge-based and evidence-based clinical, scientific, and administrative decision making preferred.
 Experience with electronic software and library applications used to deliver information and library services required. Experience with Innovative Interfaces software preferred.
 Demonstrate a strong background in the use of information technologies and information management tools
 Demonstrate and effectively apply analytical searching skills, particularly utilizing National Library of Medicine (NLM) resources and other medical databases and academic resources.
 Demonstrate ability to manage and prioritize responsibilities
 Proven ability to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues, students, faculty and medical staff in a changing multicultural environment.
 Excellent presentation, instruction, and communication skills are required. Ability to develop and to deliver discipline-related instructional sessions for faculty and students preferred.
 Excellent oral and written communication skills, commitment to excellence in customer service, and flexibility are essential.
 Ability to solve problems and make sound operational decisions when necessary desirable.
 Must be highly organized and self-motivated to meet deadlines and to plan, prioritize, and focus on critical issues.
 Able to travel between MCHS locations and flexible to work evenings and/or weekends as required.


In accordance with the Mission and Guiding Behaviors; the Librarian functions within the mission and strategic plan of Mount Carmel Health Sciences Library and Mount Carmel Health System.

 Provides professional level library and information services at all organizational levels, all MC operating entities and geographic sites.
 Is responsible for existing and newly implemented daily operations within the Health Sciences Library.
 Represents MC internally to organizational components and individuals at all levels of the organization. Represents MC externally to professional organizations at the local, state, and regional levels.

Essential Responsibilities

 Exhibits each of the Mount Carmel Service Excellence Behavior Standards holding self and others accountable and role modeling excellence for all to see. For example: demonstrates friendliness and courtesy, effective communication creates a professional environment and provides first class service.  Meets population specific and all other competencies according to department requirements.
 Promotes a Culture of Safety by adhering to policy, procedures and plans that are in place to prevent workplace injury, violence or adverse outcome to associates and patients.
 Relationship-based Care: Creates a caring and healing environment that keeps the patient and family at the center of care throughout their experience at Mount Carmel following the principles of our interdisciplinary care delivery system.
 (For patient care providers) Provides nursing care, ensures an environment of patient safety, promotes evidence-based practice and quality initiatives and exhibits professionalism in nursing practice within the model of the ANCC Magnet Recognition Program®.
 Delivers responsive, innovative information services that support the needs of MC Community.
 Provides librarian liaison services to assigned departments and programs by offering information services, instruction and consultation to physicians, faculty, residents, students, staff, or other health professionals
 In response to customer requests performs mediated literature searches utilizing library resources, Internet and other resources and databases disseminating evidence based information.
 Responsible for developing, coordinating, and delivering library instruction to include orientations, resource user guides, workshops, information literacy support, and related web based services.
 Participates in orientation and classroom presentations regarding knowledge-based information used in education, clinical practice, and research.
 Assists with difficult document delivery citation verification.
 In collaboration with Library Director, develop and maintain print and electronic materials for outreach and marketing library resources and services to MC Community
 Promotes access, both in person and online, to the Health Sciences Library and its supported information resources
 Maintains and regularly reports appropriate statistics and reports.
 Coordinates and supervises daily operations. Participates in setting schedules, daily priorities, adhering to standards, and achieving goals
 Participates in HSL strategic and program planning development
 Facilitates resolution of problematic situations. Informs Director of actions taken and requests assistance as appropriate.

Other Job Responsibilities 

 Assures that required daily operations are accomplished according to established policies, procedures and standards.
 Supervises work/study positions as assigned during the College Academic Year.
 Actively participates on the Library’s Intranet/Internet site development team.
 Actively participates and supports a team approach to HSL activities.
 Contributes significantly to timely achievement of HSL goals and objectives.
 Serves on designated MC committees as assigned.
 Accepts special assignments as requested by HSL Director.
 Responsible for compliance with Organizational Integrity through raising questions and promptly reporting actual or potential wrongdoing.
 All other duties as assigned.

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