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SLA Job Posting September 12, 2006

Posted by L Wolfe in Job Stuff.
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St. John’s Health System in Springfield, Missouri is now accepting applications for the position, Community Health Librarian (position code 085).

Review of applicants will begin immediately. This position will remain open until filled.

St. John’s Health System is seeking a full-time Consumer Health Librarian to manage and operate the Van K. Smith Community Health Library. The Community Health Library is a well-established multidisciplinary consumer health/patient education library targeted for use by all consumers (patients, family members and the community). Established fifteen years ago, the Library is a “one-person” library, supplemented by volunteer staffing and additional assistance from St. John’s Medical Library staff. The librarian is responsible for planning, development, supervising, and promotion of the library as well as both public and technical services. The librarian works with health care professionals and directly with individuals to provide medical information for use by laypersons.

The librarian should be able to demonstrate a working knowledge of computers and use of medical information retrieval software (i.e. Ovid, PubMed, NLM). Experience with library acquisitions, cataloging (original and copy) and technical processing of materials is preferred. Experience with Innovative Interfaces, Inc. systems is desirable. The librarian answers to the Director of Medical Library Services for St. John’s and is a member of the Medical Library department.

Minimum qualifications required: Master’s degree in Library Science preferred. Two years or more experience in a library, preferably some experience in a medical library. Prefer formal course work in health sciences librarianship.

Salary/Benefits: The salary range for this position is $28,000-$47,000 depending on qualifications. Full-time employees may participate in a wide range of benefits including medical insurance, paid time off, life insurance, pension and retirement options, cafeteria and pharmacy discounts, educational reimbursement, on-campus credit union and child care facility.

The Van K. Smith Community Health Library is a part of St. John’s Health System, a fully integrated health system including a large regional hospital, rural hospitals and physician practices located in southwest Missouri and northwest Arkansas. St. John’s also offers a full-service, professionally staffed Medical Library for primary use by health care professionals.

Applications may be made online

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