Emerging Technologies Librarian

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Created: October 15, 2012


The primary focus of this position will be on the changing technology needs of the library, faculty, staff and students. The librarian will both identify needs and develop programs to meet those needs. Included is the responsibility to follow emerging technologies as well as social media and analyze their potential; to recommend new technologies that will improve the library's current services for information resource discovery and retrieval; to lead technological planning and implementation. The librarian will also evaluate, select and support library resources on mobile devices. In addition, the person in this position will work closely with the university library web master to maintain CMSRU library web content; conduct training in the use of information technologies; and promote appropriate technologies and media through both marketing and training.The Librarian will also perform literature searches and provide research assistance to students, faculty, hospital staff and administration to support education, clinical care and research. Included is the responsibility for training library clients to become efficient and effective users of available information resources and tools. Duties may also include CMSRU curricular instruction.This position reports to the Assistant Director of the Library.


  • ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library Science
  • Expertise in the use of new technologies in the library setting with the ability to acquire new skills and resolve problems quickly
  • Ability to provide technical support in the use of hardware and software
  • Familiarity with web site design and maintenance
  • Familiarity with integrated library systems
  • Familiarity with social media and its use in the library setting
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and collaboration skills
  • Excellent customer service skills with a commitment to customer service
  • Strong analytical and organizational skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • Commitment to continuing professional development and participation in professional activities

  • Experience working in a health sciences library or other medical setting
  • Familiarity with health sciences databases, resources and literature
  • Knowledge of medical terminology
  • Familiarity with content management products for web design and maintenance
  • Ability to make technology accessible to a variety of users
  • Ability to plan, co-ordinate workflows, and implement projects
Starting Date: January 2013
Salary: Competitive

General Info:

The Library of CMSRU serves a diverse clinical and academic environment in Camden, NJ. The library serves the needs of the Cooper University Hospital, a renowned 450-bed teaching hospital founded in 1887, as well as the Cooper Medical School of Rowan University, one of the nation's newest medical schools. CMSRU welcomed its inaugural class in August 2012. The school is committed to providing humanistic education in the art and science of medicine within a scientific and scholarly community in which inclusivity, excellence in patient care, innovative teaching, research and service to the community are valued.

All positions are contingent upon budget appropriations


Send resume and supportive material by November 16 to:

Marita Malone
Chair, Librarian Search Committee
Medical Library
Cooper University Hospital
One Cooper Plaza
Camden, NJ 08103
E-mail: Malone@rowan.edu

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