Librarian, Center on Media and Child Health, Children's Hospital, Boston MA

The Center on Media and Child Health ( at Boston Children's Hospital seeks a full-time librarian to support a team of researchers and educators, manage the development and expansion of the CMCH Database of Research, and co-manage social media outreach. The mission of the Center on Media and Child Health (CMCH) is to conduct, coordinate, and compile scientific research to improve the understanding of how media affect children's health in positive and negative ways and to provide evidence-based expertise to initiatives and programs that address children's involvement with media.

One of the major initiatives of CMCH is the creation and maintenance of the CMCH Database of Research, the first free and publicly available database of citations to collect research from multiple academic disciplines to give a complete view of the state of research on media effects. The librarian will be responsible for taking the CMCH Database to the next level by leading its development and expanding it to a broader audience, including academic, medical, psychology, education, and library fields.

Description of responsibilities:

  • Provide comprehensive reference, research, and bibliographic support; compile bibliographies for staff and related organizations and provide verification of bibliographic information, preparation, revision, and/or correction of content and proofreading of grant proposals and study papers prior to publication; support the creation of new research works and resources; support grant applications
  • Manage all aspects of the development and expansion of the CMCH Database of Research
  • Manage a digital database CMS; train, manage, and supervise the work of a team of abstract writers and catalogers
  • Plan, prepare, and implement all outreach and marketing efforts for the CMCH Database of Research
  • Monitor and locate new research in journals from a variety of medical, psychological, and social science disciplines; stay informed on news and blog outlets for relevant research and current events¬†¬†
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the field and maintain blogs with new, timely content
  • Maintain and create LibGuides

Required qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in library and information science and minimum of 2-3 years experience working in a special or research library
  • Experience or competence in database management and Content Management Systems
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience developing and managing projects
  • Ability to proactively identify problems and opportunities and act upon them
  • Ability to adapt quickly in a rapidly changing environment
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent ¬†communication skills, including written and oral communication
  • Working knowledge and experience with Endnote
  • Experience using social media platforms, including Twitter, Facebook, TypePad, and Wordpress

Preferred qualifications

  • Strong interest in media and child health development
  • Understanding of APA and AMA citation styles
  • Coursework, competence, or interest in HTML5, CSS, and/or MySQL

Compensation package

  • Pay commensurate with experience
  • Full benefits package

To Apply: Please send a cover letter, resume and contact information for three current references to Lauren Rubenzahl:

For more information please visit: (, then click "Career Opportunities" and "Search Openings". You can find the job posted under AutoReqID 30321BR.

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