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Medical Sciences Librarian, ClinicalRM at Naval Health Research Center Library — San Diego


Growing and well-respected biomedical (clinical, basic and applied) research firm has openings at Walter L. Wilkins Biomedical Library. If you are passionate about research, and are looking for a firm that shares your passion, and provides competitive salaries with a strong benefits package, join the ClinicalRM team.


We are currently seeking a Medical Sciences Librarian for the Pt. Loma, California area.




  1. Full professional knowledge of Library Science as evidenced by education and/or experience in library science; mastery of the major library functions of reference, collection development, library automation, serials management, cataloging.
  2. Certification or experience equivalent to the Medical Library Association’s certification requirements.
  3. Extensive knowledge of medical subject areas and terminology.
  4. Extensive knowledge of medical subject resources, including but not limited to published books and serials and electronic databases, with particular expertise in MEDLINE, Defense RDT&E On ‐ Line System (DROLS), OCLC, military, other government, and difficult to locate statistical sources.
  5. Knowledge of Sirsi Corporation’s EOS integrated library system.
  6. Must be able to obtain a security clearance for access to classified material at the level of SECRET.
  7. All work will be performed in accordance with Department of Defense and Department of the Navy regulations and instructions. Guidelines are also based on standards for health science libraries, as set forth by the Medical Library Association, and for science research libraries, as set forth by the Special Libraries Association. These guidelines are general and require personal judgment and extensive interpretation and augmentation and adaption for the diverse and extensive information needs of the NHRC researchers. Published thesauri and retrieval manuals do not adequately cover the rapidly evolving terminology or the highly specialized fields of knowledge of the researchers.
  8. Contractor will interact daily with administration, department heads, principle investigators, researchers at NHRC, other members of the library staff; librarians of organizations on the international, national, and local levels; contractors doing work for the library or within NHRC; information science and subject area specialists, vendor representatives and service agents; representatives of professional associations. Other contacts include administrators, directors, department heads of Department of Defense activities and other federal agencies and programs. The purpose of these contacts is varied. Frequently they are to assist researchers so they can fully use library programs or services; to clarify needs of patrons for research materials; to present library policies governing library usage and scope, collection development; to achieve cooperation of library Committee or other management whose proposals may be at variance with library guidelines or resources; to persuade management to support and provide resources for new technologies. In addition to the day ‐ to ‐ day matters in maintaining a library, contractor is concerned with long ‐ range library and information issues and problems, and uses tact, persuasion, and negotiation skills.
  9. Extra mural contacts with vendors deal with support of library systems, such as STILAS, and obtaining services such as book and journal purchases, online systems, and other sources to maintain an easy supply of research materials needed by NHRC personnel. Often the main purpose is to obtain difficult materials, such as unpublished research results, sensitive statistics, policy statements; to work with international, national, and regional programs to insure access to materials needed by NHRC researchers; to insure compliance with national standards and policies.
  10. The work is generally sedentary, but does require some physical exertion, such as periods of standing; or recurring activities such as bending, stooping, stretching, reaching; or occasional lifting of moderately heavy items such as boxes of books or journals.
  11. Maintain a safe workplace ensuring that he/she is aware of and observes appropriate safety and occupational health rules and regulations. Employee is required to attend safety training relative to his/her position and report any infractions of safety procedures to the facility Safety Officer.
  12. Performs light duties and other related duties as required and assigned.



  1. Masters Degree in Library Science (MSLS or MLS)
  2. Several years of experience in a medical library are required, with some experience in a medical school setting desirable.
  3. As described in the requirements above the Medical Sciences Librarian plans and solves the complex problems in collection development (selecting journals and books), reference services, serials management, cataloging and library automation. The librarian applies theories, principles, and practices of descriptive and subject cataloging.
  4. Must be proficient in written and oral communication and interpersonal skills. Librarian provides instruction on the use of indexes and library resources
  5. Must be able to work independently following a brief period of specific technical training.


Candidates must meet all stated minimum criteria, including US Citizenship, to be considered for this opportunity. Qualified candidates will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, or national origin.  Candidates for positions under ClinicalRM’s contracts with Federal or State agencies will be required to pass one or more background/security investigations conducted by the DoD, U.S. Army, or other Federal Government agency.  Such investigations may include criminal records and credit history checks.


ClinicalRM is an Affirmative Action-Equal Opportunity Employer

“NorthCoast 99” Best Places to Work recipient


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Freelance Reference Librarian for Publishing Company, Cognella — San Diego, CA

Cognella, Inc. is a leading provider of personalized higher-education publishing solutions, operating under two brands: Cognella Academic Publishing ( and University Readers ( We assist professors with designing and tailoring course reading materials to their specific courses and learning objectives. Our unique approach has made us a trusted source for more than 4,000 instructors and 125,000 students annually at over 650 colleges and universities nationwide. Cognella has approximately 70 employees and is headquartered in San Diego.

We are seeking an exceptional individual to fill a critical part-time, freelance Reference Librarian role on our team. The ideal candidate possesses a natural talent for organizing information, the tenacity required for academic reference, the enthusiasm and drive to work independently from home across a wide variety of subject matters, and an ability to conceptualize goals and course objectives to provide in-depth, individualized recommendations to round out and fill holes in course reading lists. In this position, you will support our senior librarian on a project-basis to recommend targeted readings from our library of pre-licensed content for use in course packs, custom textbooks, and anthologies.


Reference Service: recommend high quality, relevant readings to professors who require librarian expertise, across a wide variety of subject matters; organize suggestions topically to provide our professors an excellent user experience Project Management: coordinate multiple projects, handle seasonal rushes, and use good judgment to apportion appropriate effort to each project (neither too much research time, nor too little)


  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited program
  • 1+ year experience in academic reference services, on a wide variety of topics
  • Incredible organizational habits
  • Flexible schedule; reference consultation requests come in surges throughout the year, and may have very short deadlines; project load is expected to vary from 0-5 projects per week

Reports to: Digital Librarian Status: Part-Time, freelance, project-basis

Start Date: Immediate

Location: Work from home Compensation: $16-$18 / hour, depending on experience


For consideration, please e-mail cover letter and resume to All submissions will be held in confidence. Cognella, Inc. is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer. Recruiters, please do not contact this job post.

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Library Director, Scripps Research Institute Kresge Library

Position Summary:

The Scripps Research Institute is currently looking for a Library Director to provide leadership, policy and administration of the current library services, systems and collections, and advocate and articulate future program development for the core needs of five distinct customer groups which utilize the services at the Kresge Library in La Jolla, California and the Elizabeth M. Fago Library in Jupiter, Florida: 1) The Scripps Research Institute, CA; 2) The Scripps Research Institute, FL; 3) Scripps Green Hospital; 4) Scripps Clinic; and 5) TSRI Graduate Program (in California and Florida).

The Library Director will collaborate with faculty, administration, students and staff. Provide vision for library personnel to advance the programs of a rapidly evolving research and information environment. Manage department employees which includes assistants, coordinators and librarians. Communicate with fairness and transparency to effectively determine the staff’s current responsibilities, and to foster the staff’s input regarding their desire for new opportunities.

Responsibilities and Duties include:

  • Evaluate and establish library policies, procedures, and programs: 1. Ensure current services and collections are appropriate and provide for the future demands of the informational and education needs of faculty, students, physicians, and other library customers; 2. Compliance with Western Association of Schools and Colleges, with standards of the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations, with California Administrative Code, Title 22 regulations, and with the Program Requirements of the Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education.
  • Plan, implement, and manage library services as a user-centered facility, to include appropriate reference services, database search services, inter library lending and borrowing services, circulation (book loan) services, and orientation and instruction for customers on use of the library.
  • Direct the review, selection, acquisition, cataloging and implementation of relevant electronic resources, and processing of appropriate print resources, including journals, books, indexes, audio-visuals, and other materials.
  • Direct the implementation and maintenance of an integrated library automation system (the online public catalog) and library web pages to present library resources and services to the customer’s desktop; work with TSRI Information Services (in La Jolla and Florida) and Scripps Health IT Services to establish resource accessibility.
  • Assess the outreach/marketing program for the library to ensure the user is informed of new and upcoming library services and collections.
  • Identify vendors, establish trials, evaluate and coordinate purchase options, coordinate with Procurement, TSRI legal counsel, and Scripps Health legal counsel on the review, negotiation, and management of the terms and conditions of licenses.
  • Provide solution-oriented communication with faculty, library staff, students and various departments to recommend necessary and appropriate changes to library facilities, space and equipment. Ensure recommendations provide an optimal work and study environment for users and staff of the libraries. Maintain safety standards to consistently achieve a rating of “In Compliance” or better during safety inspections.
  • Regularly consult formally and informally with library users to receive feedback as to whether the library is fully providing the appropriate resources and services customers need in their work, and whether the library is delivering resources and services efficiently and effectively.
  • Recommend and assist the library’s personnel with the operating and capital budgets for the five customer groups/cost centers (TSRI – La Jolla, TSRI – Florida, Scripps Green Hospital, Scripps Clinic, and TSRI Graduate Program). Approve expenditures in accordance with the existing approval authority matrix, ensuring expenditures do not exceed established budget parameters.
  • Select, supervise, train, develop, evaluate and assign department staff at two campuses. Ensure staff has optimal understanding and foster innovative thinking regarding expectations for their individual functions and responsibilities. Develop standards of performance to improve and build upon staff’s knowledge and skills. Evaluate performance and initiate/make recommendations to senior management for personnel actions, such as merit increases, promotions or disciplinary actions. Conduct performance appraisals annually, and in accordance with policy.
  • As requested, and as circumstances require, meet with the Vice President of Research Services; the Deans for the TSRI Graduate Studies Program, in La Jolla and Jupiter; other senior TSRI administrators; the Chief Administrator at Green Hospital; Director of Graduate Medical Education at Scripps Green Hospital; other senior Scripps Health administrators; to discuss library goals, objectives, policies and procedures in relation to the goals and objectives of the Institute and Hospital and/or individual departments.
  • Stay current with and pursue increased knowledge in the areas of library science, information management, personnel management, and related fields. Review professional literature. Attend professional meetings, seminars and other educational programs. Maintain contacts with colleagues at other libraries.
  • Serve as the library’s primary representative to SCELC, the library consortium from which the Library orders the majority of its eJournal subscriptions.
  • Serve as a member of the TSRI Management Committee, the TSRI Student/Faculty Library Committee, and the Graduate School Accreditation Committee. Attend meetings to hear reports and recommendations regarding and/or affecting the library and to provide reports, information and expertise as needed.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. Serve as the project lead for local implementation of the VIVO faculty profiling tool.

Basic Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited institution. A Ph.D. in medical, biological or chemical sciences is highly desirable.
  • Minimum eight years of professional, progressively responsible library experience, including a minimum of 2 years supervisory or managerial experience, or equivalent combination of training and experience.
  • Financial management skills with experience administering a complex budget.
  • Comprehensive understanding of current library automated systems (such as ILLiad, OCLC WorldShare and WorldCat, and CONTENTdm).
  • Extensive experience with current databases and database vendors in the medical, chemical and life sciences (such as Thomson Reuter’s Web of Science, CAS’s SciFinder, PubMed, and OVID).
  • Extensive experience with current trends in the print and electronic publishing industry.
  • Complete understanding of and experience with current copyright law application and interpretation, as applied to intellectual property in both printed and electronic formats.
  • Familiarity with current requirements for compliance with the NIH Public Access Policy.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage and direct the work of others, to organize and prioritize responsibilities, and to exercise courtesy, good judgment, and diplomacy in relations with internal and external contacts at all organization levels.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

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Associate Dean, University Library, California State University — San Marcos, San Marcos, CA

Associate Dean – University Library
California State University San Marcos invites applications for the position of Associate Dean of the Library. The Associate Dean reports to the Dean of the Library and is responsible for leadership of Library operations, including the functioning of the Library administration unit; oversight and projection of the library budget; and responsibility for maintenance and planning for the Kellogg Library facility. As a member of the Library’s senior management team, the Associate Dean participates in the development of a shared vision for the Library that contributes to the mission of the University; anticipates, initiates and responds to changes in the environment; and keeps abreast of trends that impact higher education and the library profession to ensure that the Library and the University achieve their goals. The Associate Dean oversees and projects spending of the Library’s $3.5 million budget, including collaboration with the Head of Collection Management & Technical Services on collection budget allocations and expenditures, and provides leadership for space planning and works with Library staff and stakeholders to proactively plan for space changes in the eleven-year-old Kellogg Library facility. The Associate Dean directs and evaluates the work of approximately 30 library staff and serves as the primary liaison with Human Resources for staff and personnel matters including recruitment, training, and evaluation. This position is open until filled with a first review of applications beginning April 6, 2015. For full job advertisement and qualifications requirements, please see:


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SENIOR LIBRARIAN, City of National City– National City, CA


Under general direction of the City Librarian, performs difficult professional and administrative library work in a specialized section and oversees the operation of the Adult and Young Adult Services division. This is a supervisory position that plans and assigns the activities of professional and other library staff.


Key Responsibilities

Plans, organizes, supervises and directs major programs of the library; assists City Librarian with operations, organization and policies, represents and acts for the section in budgeting, organization and staffing; participates in long-range planning for the library and assists in developing and implementing goals, objectives, policies, programs, procedures and work standards; conducts and coordinates special projects and specialized programs and services to customers such as advisory/reference services; prepares recommendations and implements new procedures and methods and evaluates their effectiveness; develops and reviews various procedures to determine section accomplishments and compliance with program objectives; develops staffing proposals; assists patrons in selecting and locating library materials; reviews current collections and publishers’ catalogues and selects new materials for the assigned library section; represents the library in the absence of City Librarian; evaluates, discards, and updates library materials; recommends materials for school, classes, and leisure usage; conducts tours through the library; trains, assigns and reviews the work of subordinate personnel; participates in analysis of programs to increase library usage and services; gains a broad understanding of the library’s purpose and function within the community including the various operations, both internal and external, which enable it to effectively serve the public; proposes budget needs and administers major program budget; attends and participates in multi-agency and in-house professional meetings; develops and coordinates outreach and promotional efforts; actively participates in grant application writing to obtain outside funding for library programs; and performs related duties as required


Minimum Qualifications

  • Master’s of Library Science degree; and
  • Three years professional library experience in a public library.

Knowledge and Skills in: Principles and practices of professional library work including budget, purchasing and program planning; use of standard library tools, and practices in processing library materials; principles of supervision and training.

Ability to
: Gather, interpret and analyze data; prepare effective recommendations; represent the library in the absence of the City Librarian; communicate effectively; make responsible decisions dealing with difficult patrons; supervise the work of professional and other levels of staff; establish and maintain effective working relations with all levels of staff and the general public including persons from varied ethnic and cultural backgrounds.

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Librarian I – City of Coronado, CA – Coronado, CA

The Librarian I position performs a wide variety of professional library work within an assigned area of Library operations; provides reference and readers’ advisory assistance to Library patrons; performs technical and clerical work in support of various sections of the Library; and provides general information and assistance to Library patrons.

There is currently one temporary, part-time (approximately 18-20 hours per week), non-benefited position available in the Library Services Department. 


The following tasks are typical for positions in this classification. Any single position may not perform all of these tasks and/or may perform similar related tasks not listed here:
Provide reference and readers’ advisory assistance to Library patrons of all ages; perform both general and specialized tasks related to the circulation, acquisition or cataloging of Library materials; assist in the processing and maintenance of Library materials.
Provide assistance to Library patrons in locating various materials; explain use of automated catalog systems, indexes and databases; recommend materials to patrons using standard bibliographic sources; locate materials on the shelf.
Determine patrons’ needs through the reference interview process; suggest resources from within the Library’s collection or from other libraries; identify appropriate sources for obtaining books and other materials that the Library does not own.
Assist in the review and selection of books and other library items for the general collection.
Troubleshoot technical problems with computerized and mechanical equipment; provide personalized computer search services using various online services and indexes.
Promote Library services and resources through the use of exhibits, tours, clubs, outreach and the media; prepare informational handouts for public distribution including calendars and flyers.
Participate in the preparation and maintenance of displays; assist with seasonal and on-going programs and activities including summer reading programs, story times, and volunteer participation.
Lead, plan, train and review the work of clerical and volunteer Library staff; train assigned employees in their areas of work including technical and clerical library methods, procedures and techniques.
Operate a variety of office equipment including a computer, typewriter, telephone system, copy machine, facsimile machine and other related equipment.
Perform related duties and responsibilities as required.
Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be:
Experience: Some professional library experience is desirable.
Education/Training: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university with major course work in library science or a related field.
Licenses and Certificates: Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s License with a safe driving record.

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Part-Time Research Librarian, Special Counsel– San Diego, CA

Part-Time Research Librarian Opportunity (Remote-work from home!)!
A Part-Time Research Librarian Job is currently available through Special Counsel!  If you have a flexible schedule and can work diligently from home then this may be the perfect job for you. This firm needs an experienced Legal Research Librarian that can complete assignments on an as-needed basis.

• Overseeing the outcome and responsibilities of projects as needed.
• Meeting short deadlines and prioritizing accordingly.
• California law experience is required.
• Experience handling law firm time-billing is highly recommended.
• Working knowledge of Citrix and ability to learn an online request management system.
• Prior Experience in BNA Practice Centers, CCH Intelliconnect, Courtlink, HeinOnline, Lexis Advance, RIA Checkpoint, Accurint/TLO

If you are interested in the Part-Time Research Librarian Job, then please “apply” by forwarding your resume to for immediate consideration. Please also visit for other career opportunities.

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Public Services Librarian, Thomas Jefferson School of Law — San Diego, CA

Provides instruction and reference services and direct assistance to library patrons in locating, retrieving, and using information under the direction of the Associate Director for Public Services and the Library Director.

Master’s degree in Library or Information Science from an ALA-accredited library school, or J.D. with minimum of one year’s full time experience in a law library.

1. Oversee collection and analysis of electronic usage statistics.
2. Oversee interlibrary loan lending requested by TJSL faculty and students.
3. Provide reference services.
4. Assist Associate Library Director for Public Services to fulfill all Public Services functions.
5. Coordinate the library’s social media presence.
6. Teach electronic and print legal research classes to students, faculty and alumni.
7. Actively pursue training in legal reference skills.
8. Actively pursue professional growth through continuing education and participation in professional organizations and activities.
9. Participate in collection development.
10. Maintain LibGuides.
11. Create and maintain video tutorials.
12. Design and distribute library newsletter.
13. Perform URL maintenance.
14. Other duties as assigned.

1. Able to use Innovative’s Millennium circulation module in a manner appropriate to this position.
2. Knowledge of library‘s legal research databases, resources and tools.
3. Computer skills necessary to prepare records, reports, and statistics.
4. Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.
5. Able to work independently and as a member of a team.
6. Exercise appropriate judgment; carry out established policies and procedures.
7. Excellent oral and written communications skills.
8. Ability to interact with students, staff, faculty, and other library patrons in a service-oriented manner.
9. Able to select, train, supervise, and evaluate part-time student library assistants
10. Able to maintain self-control in tense interpersonal situations.
11. Maintain a positive service attitude.

Innovative’s Millennium Integrated Library System, and other standard office and library hardware and software.

Have the ability to work at a computer station for extended periods of time taking sensible breaks to relieve tension and varying tasks whenever possible. Have the ability to lift 25 lbs.
Have the ability to push a loaded book truck or to get help when the book truck is extremely heavy. Have the ability to use a stepstool to reach 90” high shelves. Work in an environment that may contain dust and/or mold.

40 hours per week; schedule may vary depending upon the library’s needs. Some nights and weekends will be required.

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Special Collections and Digital Curation Librarian — California State University, Pomona, Pomona, CA

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California State University, Pomona,
Pomona, California
Salary: $58,044 to $73,092
Status: Full-time
Posted: 03/03/15
Deadline: 04/17/15
Special Collections and Digital Curation Librarian
The University Library at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona seeks a Special Collections and Curation Librarian. This technologically knowledgeable librarian will provide leadership for the Special Collections and University Archives Unit of the University Library. The ideal candidate will have a passion for preserving items of historic value to the University and a balanced view of managing physical and digital collections. This individual will be responsible for expanding, preserving, and disseminating our archival collections.This position is open until filled. First consideration will be given to applications postmarked by April 10, 2015. Early response is encouraged.


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Research and Instruction Librarian — California State University Northridge, Northridge, CA

Department: Research, Instruction and Outreach Services/Oviatt Library

Rank: Senior Assistant or Associate Librarian
Salary and rank are dependent on qualifications and experience. This is a 12-month tenure-track position.

Effective Date of Appointment: July 2015 (Subject to Budgetary Approval)

In support of its service and information literacy mission, the Oviatt Library at California State University, Northridge, seeks a service-oriented, forward-thinking, and energetic librarian to participate in all aspects of library reference/research consultation services, both in-person and electronic, in a dynamic learning commons environment. Depending on background, the Research and Instruction Librarian will provide general and/or discipline-specific library and information literacy instructional services, both in-person and online. The successful candidate will develop discipline-specific online research guides and/or digital learning objects in support of student research needs. In collaboration with other library faculty and administrators, this position will assess the usage, satisfaction with, and impact on student learning of library services, with the purpose of informing programmatic planning related to research and instructional technology. Additionally, this position will collaborate on information literacy assessment projects to further the understanding of the library’s impact on student learning outcomes. Depending on interest and/or background, this position also will participate in liaison and collection development activities for one or more disciplines within the social sciences, humanities, sciences, or health sciences (to be determined). This is a 12-month, full-time tenure-track faculty position, with attendant expectations for professional competence, service and scholarship. Some evening and weekend work is required.

As an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, CSUN strives to create a community in which a diverse population can work, teach and learn in an atmosphere of civility and respect for the rights of each individual. We consider qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, gender identity/expression, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, medical information, marital status, or veteran status. For more information about the University, check our website:

At time of appointment, the successful candidate, if not a U.S. citizen, must have authorization from the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services to work in the United States.

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