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Library Manager / Uhc / Medical Library Manager / Full Time

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Library Manager / Uhc / Medical Library Manager / Full Time Job Description

SUMMARY:  The Medical Library Manager directs and manages the responsibilities of the medical library located at University Hospital and Clinics, a satellite teaching hospital active in Graduate Medical Education (GME); the facility also serves as the official Learning Resource Center (LRC) for healthcare providers residing within the 13 parish region of Southwest Louisiana (in compliance with federal grant awarded to the department). The position requires knowledge of the culture of academic medicine and involves ongoing communication with faculty, residents and staff within the GME community in order to design strategy to collect, develop and budget appropriate resources, as well as the ability to provide instruction, conduct independent research, understand and design relevant studies, gather and interpret data and develop strategy for serving the continuing education of the health sciences community.  Primary users include the medical faculty, residents, and staff affiliated with the GME program and eligible employees in the region pursuing advanced healthcare degrees (e.g. nurses and allied health professionals from a variety of accredited institutions).  Manager also works with region’s healthcare educators based in other institutions to promote and offer services to eligible providers involved in continuing education.  Responsibilities include the identification, assessment, cataloging, and demonstration (where applicable) or clinical, evidence-based resources for the purpose of conducting the facility’s collection development.  The manager develops and monitors the hospital library budget and the 2 LRC budgets as well as the Electronic Funds Transfer system (EFTS) deposits and expenditures.  A full-service member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), the manager directs and supervises staff on the Interlibrary Loan (ILL) processes for the facility.  The manager must be prepared to exercise outreach responsibilities:  Plan and coordinate with other medical librarians through the nation to develop and design effective outreach programs.  Examples include knowledge of the Wireless Information System for emergency Responders (WISER) and Homeland Security Digital Library) (HSDL) and instructions pertaining to a variety of disaster information management resources specific to biomedical fields.  Library Manager evaluates and recommends department personnel needs, interviews and selects staff and volunteers.  Manager is the departmental point of leadership, advocacy, collaboration, and coordination within and among faculty and staff across various departments and administrative units for the purpose of addressing and serving GME and regional continuing medical education needs.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITIES: Yes.  The position supervises Library Assistant(s) 2 and/or Library Specialists and volunteers.


  • Leadership: Directs, develops and maintains essential services of a modern medical library in a satellite teaching hospital for graduate medical education as well as the population of healthcare providers in the 13 parish region of Southwest Louisiana. Designs and creates library policies and procedures to implement plans and ensure development. Attends leadership meetings; holds monthly departmental staff meetings, conducts studies; writes required documents, reports, and summaries.
  •  Ensures both the traditional library reference and research services are available as well as leads in the creation of new services specific to the evolving needs of a graduate medical education training site and healthcare continuing education. Department includes responsibility to provide presentation devices/equipment (projectors/computer) for both hospital and regional outreach education purposes.
  • Serves as point of leadership, collaboration and coordination within and among faculty and staff across various departments and administrative units for the purpose of effectively integrating resources into programs.
  • Collaborates and makes strategies with Clinical Nurse Education Managers on resource collection development to ensure maximum relevance, standards, and availability.
  •  Facilitates collaboration between UHC Library, other LSUHSC satellite hospital libraries, and LSUHSC-NO campus library to maximize resource access for clinical staff. Reviews and updates larger service area to ensure knowledge of library services and fees. Meets with regional medical library representatives to ensure collaborative participation; routinely corresponds with national and international medical education community to ensure knowledge of best and rapidly evolving practices and exchange of information.
  •  Serves on and joins in creating agenda for Library Committee held with faculty, residents, and relevant staff on topics pertaining to the development, use and future planning of resources essential to GME and regions continuing education needs.
  • Planning: Develops, evaluates, implements and maintains a strategic library plan responsive to the organization’s missions, goals, and objectives.
  • Grant related activities:  Researches, evaluates, writes and conducts follow-through on grants for Medical Library and in collaboration with other Medical Librarians.  Also researches grant opportunities for other faculty, students, and staff.
  • Budget and finances: Develops short and long range budgets in support of the strategic plan for the department and programs: Prepares, justifies, gains approval for, and administers the annual operational library budgets. Identifies relevant data, supervises gathering of statistics, and is responsible for creating reports for federal grant on LRC regional outreach and services. Ensures accounting, ordering and reporting records are properly updated and maintained for UHC library budget, 2 LRC-SWLAHEC budgets, and 1 EFTS account. Participates or supports other colleagues and medical project coordinators in grant and fund-raising efforts. Reviews and updates changes in charges or fees for information service to the larger service area.
  • Establishes guidelines for information resource collection development (reflecting the goals and objectives of GME, hospital and regional outreach). Monitors and exchanges information with national and regional collection development committees on relevant fiscal, negotiating and contract trends; cooperative purchase agreements; educational consortia, and investigates new partners and alliances within the medical educational community.
  • Resource Management: Catalogs and supervises and checks library assistant’s and volunteer’s assigned cataloging of resources per NNLM standards. (Note: such volunteer activity requires a post-graduate-trained person: our current volunteer is on the faculty at University of Louisiana at Lafayette).Ensures evaluation and measurement processes are in place to provide information resources responsive to library users’ needs and library goals. Researches,selects, oversees and routinely evaluates annual updates and budgets for catalog subscription costs; trains and supervises medical library data entry staff. Designs, develops and ensures procedures are in place to evaluate, acquire, process, organize, maintain, circulate, loan, or discard information resources in conformance with legal policies. Partners with peers to assure optimal development of resources to meet educational and training needs.
  • Researches, reviews and evaluates electronic medical library subscription licenses; identifies appropriate service tiers for department and selects appropriate product for inclusion in collection.
  • Identifies, investigates, negotiates, budgets and purchases electronic subscriptions (e.g. ILL-related programs, collection-development databases, catalog) specific to library use.
  • Electronic resources: Investigates appropriate product for specific user population and recommends options, initiates trial-usage, collects and interprets results,
  •  To support solid subscription decisions - monitors local, state, and national subscribing and negotiating trends. Confers with state and national colleagues to monitor current consortial arrangements; cooperative agreements and/or changes which might impact library’s user population. Advises options/ alternatives. Confers with state and national collection development medical library negotiating committees to ensure appropriate resource options and licensing options are under consideration for UHC medical library. Negotiates price where applicable.
  • Knowledge of applicability and limits of “Fair Use Law “and maintains required records.
  • Advises researchers on publishing and professional conferences requirements and copyright guidelines.
  • Advises superiors of non-routine problems and recommends corrective action.
  • Attends leadership meetings; makes work assignments, designs measurement studies, prepares reports related to service area as required by institution.
  • Because the facility is a  full-member of the National Network of Libraries of Medicine (NNLM), the manager identifies and coordinates library needs and functions with other hospital departments (i.e. IT, clinical education, and quality management) to ensure the required infrastructures and personnel are in place to fulfill this role.  Manager is also prepared upon entering position to conduct special projects and research by identifying topics, relevant data, using appropriate methods to collect and interpret statistics for ongoing development of the department and service to healthcare providers. Such projects include the identification, research and application for funding opportunities for the library as well as community-related health research and projects.
  • Disaster Information Management responsibilities:  Ensures knowledge of the variety of disaster management tools applicable to biomedical sites.  Maintains Homeland Security Digital Library. Knowledge and experience with WISER (Wireless Information Systems for Emergency Responders).  Provides outreach instruction to first responders. 

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Library Manager / Uhc / Medical Library Manager / Full Time Job Requirements


Master’s in Library Science (MLS; MLIS) from an accredited school of library science.  Three years of managerial professional level experience in a hospital library; or, academic medical setting; or, medical research institution. Post-graduate transcript should include Library Collection Development (print and electronic resources); Post-graduate level course-work in Library Management; Medical topics research; and, evidence of independent research and participation in professional medical library associations. Position requires excellent presentation, instruction, and communication skills.  Must demonstrate strong background in the use of information technologies, information management tools, and analytical and searching skills.  Experience interfacing with IT to provide information resources essential.


Reads, signs and adheres to the Lafayette General Health’s Standards of Behavior; Completes assigned educational modules. Actively engages in continuing education.


  • Master’s in Library Science (MLS; MLS) from an accredited graduate program. 
  • Post-graduate training (either through accredited graduate education program or additional, accredited continuing medical library education program) must include: Collection Development (knowledge of print and electronic resources); Library Management; Medical topics research; and evidence of independent scholarship, research and participation in relevant professional medical library association(s) such as conference presentations, instruction, or publications.


  • Computer
  • Various


  •  Medium Work as defined by the U.S. Department of Labor constitutes a maximum lift of 21-50 pounds on occasion and/or a maximum lift of 11-25 pounds on a frequent basis
  • May be required to assist in the turning, lifting, or moving patients as well as walking about from patients’ rooms, as well as to and from various hospital areas
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