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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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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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Join us! SLA-SD & SANDALL Happy Hour

Ready to get together?


Wednesday, March 4,  5-7pm

Playa Grill & Margarita Bar

2401 Fenton Parkway

San Diego, CA 92108

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Eat, drink and mingle with friends and colleagues!

Great networking opportunities!

Happy hour specials include 50% off drinks and appetizers!


Contact Eileen Schnur (SLA) or Michele Knapp (SANDALL)

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Big Data Consultant, Competent Systems, Inc. — San Diego, CA

Competent Systems, Inc. is a leading IT enabler headquartered in Atlanta providing a broad range of Information Technology (IT) solutions for corporations, business and individuals across the country.

We are seeking a Big Data Consultant for our California based direct client. Competent Systems is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer. We celebrate diversity!


  • 3+ years hands-on experience with Big Data technologies (Hadoop, HBase, Lucene, etc.)
  • Experience working with 20+ TB datasets
  • Python would be a plus.
  • Good understanding of SQL and relational databases (UDB or Sybase preferred)
  • Hands-on experience in application development (Java or C++ preferred)
  • Experience multitasking (2-3 simultaneous projects) 


  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience.
  • Excellent communication skills, analytical ability, strong judgment skills.
  • Good verbal and written communication especially while dealing with cross functional teams


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Rights Clearance Analyst, UC San Diego Health System — San Diego, CA


Under general supervision of the Director of the Digital Library Development Program, incumbent is responsible for researching copyright holders and securing rights clearances for materials the UC San Diego Library will reformat, preserve, and/or make publicly accessible in digital form. Candidate will also analyze existing rights statements and clearances for collections under consideration for digitization, taking into account goals of access and/or preservation, and access restrictions managed through the Digital Asset Management System (DAMS). Serve as primary resource in the Library on rights clearance issues.


  • Demonstrated experience in the area of rights clearance or related field.
  • Strong knowledge of copyright policies and practices, intellectual property rights, and/or licensing agreements.
  • Experience researching and assessing rights statements and clearance for digitization.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Strong negotiating and decision making skills. Ability to seek and implement innovative solutions.

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Library Manager, Kaiser Permanente — Oakland, CA

Working for an organization with the size and resources of Kaiser Permanente Northern California means having the potential to positively affect the health and well-being of entire communities. From our financial, business, and IT experts, to our RNs, allied health professionals, and physicians, we work together to provide the best care experience to our members and the communities we serve. As one of the most diverse regions in the country, Northern California offers everything from the majestic Sierra Mountains, to breathtaking Yosemite, to world-renowned Napa Valley. Here, you’ll discover the cultural and recreational diversity that makes Northern California one of the most desirable places in the world to live and work. As Northern California’s largest health plan, Kaiser Permanente provides you with the resources and opportunity to build a rewarding career in an environment that supports your success. Join us.

Manages the operations of a Medical Library in a Medical Center to provide high quality, cost effective information services to the medical staff and all medical center employees for patient care, education, and work-related study and research. Manages integrated on-line library and directs and conducts manual and on-line data searches using electronic information sources to acquire and disseminate information to end-users.

Essential Functions:

• Selects and acquires texts and journals to ensure a current and up-to-date collection of material to support the needs of end-users. Provides literature unavailable in the library through a nation-wide system of interlibrary borrowing or on-line searches. Maintains accurate cataloging; Directs the daily operations of the medical library and manages the professional and clerical staff.

• Recruits, interviews, hires, develops, counsels, and evaluates library personnel. Ensures technical expertise and staff competency; Utilizes the internet and other current technology to locate, evaluate and organize data for library users in a way that maximizes usefulness for end users; Plans for future space, equipment and staffing needs; Orients users on library’s facilities, services, resources, and equipment.

• Instructs users (employees and members) on use of periodical indexes, on-line databases, reference tools and policies and procedures; Oversees the maintenance and enhancement of Library’s computer systems and monitors operation of internally and externally developed systems; Develops and implements policies and procedures for the operation and maintenance of the library.

• Monitors department’s compliance with regulatory standards and recommendations; Establishes ongoing quality assurance program to continually improve information services in response to changing needs; Maintains good relations with other departments/libraries to enhance services and ensure linkage of services through individual, team and group interaction and local, community, regional and national level.

• Collaborates with peers internally and externally to establish and achieve common goals; Represents Kaiser Permanente on committees and at conferences in the community and at the state and national level as well as at Professional Associations and Peer Groups; Develops and administers the operating and capital budget and controls expenditures in accordance with budgetary limits while maintaining agreed upon services.

• Kaiser Permanente conducts compensation reviews of positions on a routine basis. At any time, Kaiser Permanente reserves the right to reevaluate and change job descriptions, or to change such positions from salaried to hourly pay status. Such changes are generally implemented only after notice is given to affected employees.


For more information or to apply, contact <> and reference job #309105.

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Librarian, User Engagement National University — San Diego, CA

National University is the second largest, private, nonprofit institution of higher learning in California. Founded in 1971, National University offers more than 100 accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees and credential programs in six schools, and boasts a network of 30 campuses throughout California. The University’s award winning Library System serves and supports the educational needs of students, faculty and staff.

Under the direction of the Associate Director, Library Instruction & User Engagement the Librarian, User Engagement serves as a liaison to assigned University School. The incumbent will provide library instruction; develop tutorials and learning materials under the direction of the Lead Librarians for Undergraduate and Graduate Programs. The Librarian liaisons support faculty research, program development, and program initiatives for student success and retention. Will also participate in collection development and team initiatives under the direction of the Associate Director. This position requires the participation in operations of the Library Help Desk including answering reference and information queries from all library users (desk, phone, text, email, and online).

Additional duties/responsibilities include:

  • Instruction & Tutorials: In collaboration with the Library Instruction & User Engagement Leads for Undergraduate and Graduate Programs, participates in library instruction initiatives; provides live instruction (in-person and online); serves as subject matter expert (SME) and creates tutorial scripts & storyboards; and develops other instructional resources as assigned.
  • Consultations: Provides research consultations to students in research and capstone classes; participates as embedded librarian in key online classes to support student research.
  • Research Guides: Develops and maintains course & program for liaison area.
  • Research: Provides research & scholarship assistance to National University System faculty members: creates bibliographies, reserve reading lists, and support faculty research and publication by providing literature searches.
  • Participates in institutional research projects as assigned by the Associate Director Collections & User Experience.
  • WestMed College: Provide library support for affiliate programs: faculty research and instruction.
  • Reports& Statistics: Prepares monthly statistics and reports.
  • Professional Development & Continuous Improvement: Maintains current knowledge through reading and continuing education on trends and developments in academic library services and resources. Maintains active membership and involvement in local, state, regional, and national professional associations and societies. Attends relevant professional meetings as a representative of National University.


  • Masters of Library Science or Library and Information Science degree, from American Library Association accredited program or International equivalent; Master’s Degree in a non-library/information science area as evidence of scholarly training and understanding of the U.S. university system preferred; Coursework towards teaching credential or instructional design preferred.
  • At least one (1) year of experience answering reference questions in person, and online through e-mail.
  • At least one (1) year of experience providing library instruction for undergraduate and graduate level students
  • Experience working with adult learners
  • Documented experience in designing and developing information literacy-based library instruction including assessment of skills and learning outcomes
  • Experience in collaboration with individual faculty members on information literacy outcomes and library instruction
  • Experience and/or coursework on library instruction pedagogy
  • Experience with instructional design theory, trends, and technologies such as Camtasia/Captivate, course management systems, and related emerging technologies
  • Experience in using synchronous delivery systems for library instruction
  • Experience using data collection software for reporting instruction and reference transactions
  • A record of participation in professional associations
  • Experience with academic electronic resources, Integrated Library Systems (ILS), and Internet scholarly
  • Demonstration of student-centered service philosophy and experience working with a diverse population online and in person
  • Thorough professional writing skills; working knowledge of report or technical writing
  • Ability to communicate effectively, and to speak before large and small groups
  • Thorough knowledge of Microsoft Office, especially Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Must be able and willing to work evenings and weekends

Application Information

Contact: National University
Online App. Form:
Email Address:

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Now Accepting Applications for 2014 SLA-SD Student Scholarship!

The San Diego Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (SLA-SD) is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for its 2014 scholarship. The scholarship is $1000 plus a one-year student membership in SLA-SD.

In order to qualify, applicants must:

• Be a resident of San Diego County

• Be enrolled in an ALA-accredited Master’s degree program

• Have an interest in pursuing a career in special libraries

To be considered, applicants must submit:

• A personal statement of 500-1000 words discussing their interest in special libraries and future career goals

• A current resume, which should include MLIS coursework completed to date and anticipated graduation date

Upon selection, the recipient will also be required to submit proof of enrollment in an ALA-accredited Master’s degree program (unofficial transcript) and proof of residency in San Diego County (copy of driver’s license or voter registration card). Upon registration for the one-year SLA student membership, the recipient MUST become an affiliated member of the San Diego Chapter of SLA.

To submit an application, send your personal statement and resume as .doc (or .docx) attachments to by Monday, November 24, 2014. Please use the subject line “SLA-SD Scholarship Application.”

The winner will be notified in early December. The scholarship will be officially awarded at the chapter’s Holiday Dinner in December.

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