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Medical Librarian, Massachusetts Eye and Ear/Howe Library

MEDICAL LIBRARIAN                             

This is a position with broad and diverse duties encompassing the provision of evidence-based information, in-depth reference service, user instruction, cataloging, document delivery and other duties as are needed by MEE staff, students, investigators and others.

Responsibilities include:

Provides reference service to physicians, investigators, support staff, students and visitors including simple and in-depth literature searches using a wide variety of databases.  Collaborates on systematic reviews.

Answers medical, statistical and historic (MEE) reference questions, verifies citations, teaches bibliographic skills including Endnote.

Teaches groups and individuals the use of and access to print and serial collections.

Provides outreach to staff at Schepens Eye Research Institute and the satellites, ensuring all users are aware of and know how to access library resources and services.
Assists the Library Director in maintaining and managing print and electronic resources. Assists with researching new digital and/or print monographs.

Assists Library Director in planning and implementing short- and long-range technology goals. Assess and recommend enhancements of existing and new technologies and related services.

Troubleshoots problems with software and equipment.

Produces LibGuides for teaching and informational purposes.

Catalogs new materials via OCLC and processes them for placement in both the main and the Speech and Hearing Sciences collections.

Prepares completed journal volumes for binding and processes them for shelving.

Does shelf reading, copying, scanning and other tasks as needed.
Using Docline, manages document delivery service, finding the fastest and least costly way to deliver articles not available at the library.

Uses OCLC, AVSL, NLM and other network providers to obtain materials.

Cooperates with consortial groups in loans as well as reference matters.

Maintains a record of ILL activity. 

Adheres to copyright laws and stays informed in changes to it.

Provides articles from our collection on request for busy doctors.
Attends professional meetings and/or takes professional classes to improve skills and stay current in library developments.



A Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited school.

Prior experience working in a medical library preferred but not required.

Must possess the ability to balance multiple tasks while serving patrons with high expectations.

Must have strong expert searching and systematic review experience.

A strong background in computers/technology and non-print materials format. 

Familiarity with trends in delivery of electronic information.

Familiarity with EndNote and LibGuides.

Strong commitment to customer service.

Ability to work with a diverse group of patrons (investigators, physicians, students, volunteers, patients and their families).

The ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




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2018-02-28 |  Quick link to this job