Job Posting: Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine

Information Technology Librarian, Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine (ACOM).  This position is designed to provide a fast track toward medical library leadership.   We offer a supportive library environment, one where mentorship is a top priority of the library director.

The ACOM is a new medical school beginning its second year in August 2014.  This is an excellent position for a medical librarian seeking an opportunity to start out on the ground floor in the development of a new and exciting digital library.  The Information Technology Librarian is responsible for delivering and providing leadership for the full range of library services, with a focus on technology.  Functions include managing the library website; managing the programs and applications that are required to make full use of and provide effective access to the digital resources of the library; and providing other user-service functions.  Relevant technology skills are required and further development of these skills will be supported.

Position requirements:

  • Master’s degree in library or information science (MLS or MSLS) from an ALA-accredited program.
  • Minimum of 3 years of relevant library experience.

Salary minimum:  $60,000.  Inquiries about the position are welcome either via telephone at 334-944-4032 or via e-mail.  Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.

Please send letter of interest and CV to Barbara Shearer, Director, Learning Resource Center, Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine, 445 Health Sciences Boulevard, Dothan, AL  36303 or via e-mail to

Job Posting: Georgia Regents University

Scholarly Communications Librarian, Robert B. Greenblatt, M.D. Library, Georgia Regents University (GRU).  Reporting to the Chair of Content Management, the Scholarly Communications Librarian will be responsible for planning, implementing, and leading outreach activities promoting the institutional repository and other scholarly communication initiatives to include issues related to intellectual property and open access of scholarly output at the University. This position will also develop and provide a data management plan consultation services and participate in grant support for research faculty.  The successful candidate will provide best practice standards in the development of electronic theses and dissertations and coordinate efforts for new open access publications on campus.

Required: ALA-accredited master’s degree with a minimum of 2 years professional post-MLS experience or library equivalent experience.  The position has faculty rank and status (non-tenure track).

For full details and application procedures, please see (Librarian Assistant Professor).

Job Posting: National Library of Medicine, Bethesda MD

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), located on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus, in Bethesda, Maryland is recruiting recent library science graduates to fill entry level librarian positions. The positions offer a unique opportunity to work at the world’s largest biomedical library, with a mission of acquiring, organizing, and disseminating the biomedical knowledge for the benefit of the public’s health.

Positions are available in:

  • Web Site Development and Social Media
  • Technical Services
  • Preservation; Digital Preservation
  • Consumer Health
  • Data and Literature Management
  • Health Services Research, Public Health and Health Information Technology
  • Data Science and Big Data

Eligibility: Must have a library degree from an accredited school; must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; must have graduated on or after 12/27/10 and be a citizen of the United States.

Apply for NLM positions through the NIH Pathways for Recent Graduates (Librarian) Program of USAJobs:  from June 2 – June 6, 2014.  We encourage the submission of a cover letter identifying the area(s) you are most interested in working in, so that we can determine the area best suited in our organization.

Kathel Dunn, Associate Fellowship Coordinator
National Library of Medicine

Job Posting: Emerging Technologies Librarian/College of Pharmacy Liaison, USF

The Shimberg Health Sciences Library at the University of South Florida, Tampa, seeks applicants for the position of Emerging Technologies Librarian/College of Pharmacy Liaison.

Requirements:  Accredited Master’s degree in Library Science; minimum one year experience in the following: library instruction; reference assistance; instructional materials development; technology knowledge and utilization experience; project management.

More information and application is here.

Congratulations to Georgia Regents University – new host site for the NLM-sponsored biomedical informatics course

The National Library of Medicine has announced that Georgia Regents University (GRU) will serve as the host organization for the NLM-sponsored biomedical informatics course.

The NLM Biomedical Informatics Course, now entering its 22nd year, offers participants a week-long immersive experience in biomedical informatics taught by experts in the field.

The first course organized at Georgia Regents University will be held September 14-20, 2014, and subsequently each fall and spring through 2018. The course will be held at a conference center in Young Harris, GA, at no cost to participants.  The course was previously held at the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) in Woods Hole, MA.

Application to the course is open to all, but space is limited. Preference will be given to American applicants who demonstrate, through a brief application letter, that they have the significant need for an understanding of the informatics solutions that are available to address their biomedical research, practice and education challenges and that, through their official position, they are significant “change agents” who can influence the adoption of best practices in their own environment and expand the influence of the course to others through teaching or by example.

The course, co-directed by James J. Cimino, MD, Chief, Laboratory for Informatics Development at the National Library of Medicine and the NIH Clinical Center, and NLM Director Donald Lindberg, MD, will guide participants through topics including biomedical informatics methods, clinical informatics, big data and imaging, genomics, consumer health informatics, mathematical modeling, and telemedicine and telehealth.

More information can be found here.  The application is here.  The deadline is July 7, 2014, 8 am EDT.