Director of Library and Information Services, Touro College, Middletown NY

Director of Library and Information Services, Touro College, Middletown, New York

Start Date: February, 2014

Touro College is opening a new campus in Middletown New York that will initially house a branch of the Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine (TOUROCOM) an offer a D.O. degree. The person hired for this position will be responsible for setting up the new library at this location.


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.

Minimum Qualifications:

Masters in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.

Five years supervisory experience in a health science library.

Desired Skills

   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.

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


   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-Harlem Medical Library, 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

To Apply: Please send cover letter and resume to Steven Mantz, Director of Human Resources, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine

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