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Director of Library Information Systems

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Position Information

Title Director of Library Information Systems
Location Middletown, NY
Department Tourocom-Middletown-Pharmacy Libr
Position Number 1D9898
Job Description

The Director of the Library provides leadership and is responsible for collections, electronic resources, reference services, technical services, instructional programs, operations, budget and program development to support the academic, clinical, research and future community services mission of the COM and the College of Pharmacy.

Job Duties

Responsibilities include but not limited to the following:

• Actively participates in the development of new programs
• Develops and implements a Library strategic plan in concert with the COM’s and the College of Pharmacy’s overall strategic plan
• Works with the Deans to establish programs and services for students, faculty, staff and preceptors of affiliated training sites
• Oversees the physical environment of the Library, including working with the Facilities Department will provide adequate maintenance
• Modifies physical environment to provide ongoing usability
• Complies with state and federal laws, including copyright and confidentiality
• Develops and implements Library policies and procedures
• Meets and maintains accreditation standards pertaining to the Library
• Works with affiliated clinical rotation sites to make certain that adequate
information resources are available to both students and preceptors
• Collaborates with Touro College Libraries, Touro Law Library, and Touro University International
• Conducts and oversees online literature searching and reference services for students, faculty, staff, and preceptors
• Oversees technical services including cataloging, serials maintenance, interlibrary loan and document delivery, book processing, etc.
• Oversees reference services
• Advises and mentors students
• Participates in medical student and physician assistant admission interviews
• Develops and presents instructional programs on information literacy skills, including the ability to identify, locate and analyze information in a variety of formats both print and electronic
• Serves on various faculty and administrative committees
• Oversees proctoring of exams taken in the. Library.
• Supervises the installation and implementation of new library systems and software as they are implemented.
• Writes reports and documentation for site visits, new programs.
• Participates in professional activities and contribute to the Library profession.
• Supervises the Electronic Resources Librarian, who also has supervisory responsibilities in the absence of the Director. Supervises the Library Assistant, any other library personnel, interns and a cadre of student workers

Required Qualifications

Education, Preparation, and Training
• Masters in Library Science. Five years supervisory experience in a health science library.

• Strong knowledge of the medical and health sciences literature across a broad spectrum including Osteopathic Medicine, public health, pharmacology, etc.
• Solid working knowledge of the biological sciences, education, legal, and business literature.
• Comprehensive library operations including reference, cataloging, serials control, interlibrary loan/document delivery, technology, bibliographic instruction, etc.
• Knowledge of healthcare, the healthcare system, and an understanding of the medical education process.
• Working knowledge of the laws governing information access, copyright, communication and archiving.
• Participate in professional activities.
• Strong interpersonal skills and enthusiasm and motivation to contribute to the growth and development of the Medical Library at the COM.

Computer Skills
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel, Power Point, Outlook, knowledge of Millennium or other large ILS.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands

• Extensive Use of Computers
• Extensive time sitting/standing
• Able to lift up to 5 lbs

Special Conditions for Eligibility
EEO Statement

Touro College and University System is committed to providing all persons equal opportunity in education and employment, and to ensuring a safe and non-discriminatory educational and work environment in compliance with Title IX of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”), Title VI and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Violence Against Women Act (“VAWA”), the New York State Education Law, and other applicable laws. It is the policy of the College to prohibit unlawful discrimination in employment and in the administration of College programs, services, activities, and admissions on the basis of race, religion, sex, color, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender, pregnancy, veteran status, or any other status protected by law.

FLSA Non-Exempt
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Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S00438P
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
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Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents