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Medical Sciences Librarian Services at NHRC

Company: CA&M
Location: San Diego
Posted on: May 15, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionSalary: 50000CA&M, Inc. is accepting resumes for a position at the Naval Health Research Center, San Diego for a Medical Sciences Librarian. The ideal candidate should be able fulfil the following responsibilies under this contract. RESPONSIBILITES

  • Provide NHRC with support performing medical sciences library functions, and overall library support for research engaged in fulfilling the mission of NHRC. All documents that contract personnel assist in drafting are subject to final government review and approval.
  • Initiate the marketing of library services to NHRC researchers.
  • Review and recommend vendor services in terms of cost-effectiveness.
  • Establish public services, including circulation, collection access, and reference services.
  • Recommend long-range plans for enhanced services for new integrated library systems, acquisition of approved library materials, and journal subscriptions. Continually evaluate programs for mission effectiveness.
  • Serve as the primary information retrieval specialist and provide multidisciplinary subject matter expertise essential to the formulation of successful search strategies.
  • Determine appropriate databases, based on evaluation of the researcher's needs and the applicability of specific files from which to draw reference materials, and provide recommendations. Library databases to be utilized include the Defense Technical Information Center (DTIC), Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online (MEDLINE), PsycINFO, National Technical Information Service (NTIS), and several hundred other databases available through external producers.
  • Identify descriptors with open-ended terms most relevant to a search request.
  • Use detailed knowledge of file structure and indexing procedures to create search strategies that ensure a computer search is directly pertinent to the information requested.
  • Assist with requests for publications and other resources from principal investigators, researchers, and contractors involved in research at NHRC.
  • Review bibliographies for completeness of subject coverage and appropriate formatting.
  • Plan, evaluate, and recommend acquisition of computer software and equipment to support extensive library functions; evaluate existing software and recommend new systems to enhance operations and/or accomplish new tasks; work closely with computer specialists to translate library needs into automated systems; maintain EOS Integrated Library System, including the integrity and authority of its data; advise Command management on new generation requirements.
  • Perform original cataloging where records are not available in national databases. Original cataloging is contributed to the national Online Computer Library Center (OCLC) database to provide authoritative cataloging of highly specialized materials important to the military medical research community.
  • Keep current with new developments in health subject areas as well as advances in information technology, including web resources and Online Public Access Catalogs (OPACs); Review study reports, journals, and books, and attend training and meetings to maintain current knowledge in field; Make recommendations for the acquisition of research materials relevant to NHRC's diverse research needs.
  • Establish collaborative relationships with library scientists within Navy medicine, Navy medical libraries, and medical universities.REQUIREMENTS1. Certification or experience equivalent to the Medical Library Association's certification requirements2. Full professional knowledge of Library Science as evidenced by education and/or experience in library science; mastery of the major library functions of reference, collection development, library automation, serials management, and cataloging3. Extensive knowledge of medical subject areas and terminology4. Extensive knowledge of medical subject resources, including but not limited to published books and serials and electronic databases, with particular expertise in Medical Literature Analysis and Retrieval System Online (MEDLINE), Online Computer Library Catalog (OCLC), military and other Government documents, and difficult to locate statistical sources relevant to ongoing research studies.5. Knowledge of Sirsi Corporation's Electronic Online Systems (EOS) integrated library system6. Must currently hold, or be able to get a public trust.

Keywords: CA&M, San Diego , Medical Sciences Librarian Services at NHRC, Healthcare , San Diego, California

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