||POSITION SUMMARY: Provides direction and leadership for all phases of library operations and defines, develops, and implements a long range plan for health science library services for Eastern Maine Medical Center. Prepares, negotiates, and executes library purchases and services to support the information needs of physicians, nurses, and other medical center staff as well as students, patients, and families. Manages all interlibrary loan functions, develops and maintains reciprocal agreements with interlibrary loan lenders, train and supervise clerical staff, assist internal and external users with information resources in a variety of formats.MINIMUM EDUCATION REQUIRED: MLS degree from a graduate school of library and information science.MINIMUM EXPERIENCE REQUIRED: Previous library experience preferred. Prior hospital experience preferred.OTHER SKILLS REQUIRED: Must have the professional knowledge necessary to: produce, organize and maintain electronic interlibrary loan records; participate in interlibrary loan consortia; and keep up with the technological advances in this dynamic field. Must have the professional knowledge necessary to: select and order books for our collection; produce, organize and maintain electronic cataloging records; contribute records to a consortia catalog; and keep up with the technological advances in this dynamic field. Must be flexible, self-motivated and able to work independently. Delegation skills required. Good keyboarding and software skills a must. Should have the professional ability to aid in the interpretation and fulfillment of patron reference needs. Should have tact and willingness to assist patrons with diverse backgrounds.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: Some heavy lifting of bound volumes (up to 10 lb.) Good body mechanics and, mechanical dexterity are required. Sitting, standing, stooping reaching, bending, lifting, and stair climbing.WORKING ENVIRONMENT: Close working environment. Interior environmental conditions. Interacts with medical and nursing staffs, hospital employees, patients and the general public. Equipment used: photocopiers, microfiche reader/printers, VCR, monitor, headphones, microcomputers, printers, scanners, CD and DVD drives, telephones, fax machines, typewriters, staplers, paper cutters, paper punches, carts, pencil sharpeners, heavy file cabinets, stepladders and stepstools.
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