Reference Librarian, Medical Library

M-F 8:30am-5:00pm
Columbus, Ohio


Nationwide Children's Hospital


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES REQUIRED 1. Masters in Library Science (MLS) from an ALA- accredited 2. Minimum two years of library experience, preferably in a health sciences library 3. Extensive experience with literature searching and conducting systematic review in health sciences databases required: Medline, CINAHL, SCOPUS, EMBASE, Web of Science etc. 4. Knowledge of evidenced based medicine concepts and implementation 5. Ability to type 25-30 words per minute accurately 6. Good interpersonal, communication and customer service skills 7. Excellent verbal and presentation skills 8. Familiarity with medical terminology 9. Computer literacy required; familiarity with library computer systems, Microsoft products, Internet, medical databases etc. 10. Outstanding organizational skills required to handle large, varied workload and multiple priorities.

Nationwide Children's Hospital (NCH) Medical Library in Columbus, Ohio seeks candidates for a full-time Reference Librarian. Nationwide Children's Hospital is one of the largest and most progressive pediatric hospitals in the country. The hospital is the pediatric teaching arm of the Ohio State University. The NCH Library is closely affiliated with The Ohio State University Health Sciences Library. This is a full-time position reporting to the Library Manager. Hours are Monday – Friday, 8:30am-5:00pm. The position requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited university. A minimum of two years of health sciences library experience is preferred. Familiarity with evidence-based medicine concepts is highly desirable, as this position interacts daily with residents and nurses engaged in EBM/EBP activities.


Responsibilities: 1. Provides reference services including online searching of a variety of databases. 2. Assists the Library Manager with collection development activities in the Family Health Information Center. 3. Conducts orientation sessions to the library and instructional classes in the use of online databases, catalogs and other resources. 4. Searches complex national databases to verify bibliographic information and provides references on specific topics. 5. Assists patrons (clinicians, hospital staff, patients & families) in locating needed information in databases, journals, and books 6. Instructs faculty, fellows, residents, students, and staff in the use and interpretation of reference materials and equipment. 7. Participates in evidence based medicine educational and patient-care-related activities for all NCH health care professionals 8. Assists in developing & maintaining a Policy and Procedure manual for the Library. 9. Assists in development and interpretation of policies and procedures for patrons to ensure consistency with Children's Hospital and OSU Library Systems. 10. Participates in the development and implementation of the long range and annual plans for the Library. 11. Recommends and plans new programs and services to meet the needs of patrons. Provides input into the planning of new library programs and services. 12. Oversees all library operations and patron services in the absence of Library Manager 13. Maintains and interprets data and reports and compiles statistics as requested. 14. Provides patrons with journal articles as requested 15. Assists Library Manager with tracking of NCH faculty publications 16. Assists with editing of the Library’s Intranet webpage 17. Assists in organization of the hospital archives 18. Maintains knowledge of current advances in the medical library field through review of the literature and continuing education programs

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