Digital Services Librarian

Job Locations US-NY-Valhalla
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The Digital Services Librarian serves the educational, research and information needs of the University community via the creation and maintenance of web-based content and the implementation of reference services that provide library education and research assistance to all students, faculty, residents, fellows, and employees of New York Medical College. Reporting to the Associate Director, USER Services, this is a position that requires a technology-minded librarian who will stay informed about technology trends and provide training, support, service development, and implementation in the library relative to innovations. This is a faculty position, and the incumbent should contribute to the field of health sciences and/or digital librarianship through innovation, publication, research, and/or other professional contributions.


  1. Develops, maintains, and evaluates library web content, including but not limited to: LibGuides, forms, FAQs, tutorial videos, etc.
  2. Promotes the use of appropriate current and emerging technologies and media
  3. Recommends and develops new library digital services including those for mobile devices
  4. Works closely with the library’s systems and network administrator on information delivery projects
  5. Provides innovative service development and participates in technology projects of the library
  6. Serves as a member of the reference team
  7. Performs liaison responsibilities with NYMC clinical and non-clinical academic departments, including: developing and teaching instructional sessions, online searching, and marketing of library services
  8. Participates on various library committees as assigned
  9. Performs other duties as assigned


Education, Qualifications and Skills

(A) Education requirement: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school

(B) Licenses or certifications: None

(C) Technical/computer/other skills: 


  • Proficiency with library technologies and capacity to acquire proficiency with new technologies;
  • Knowledge of and experience using reference resources, internet resources, and other electronic products;
  • Strong interpersonal skills, a public services orientation, and demonstrated written and spoken communication skills;
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team environment;
  • Ability to initiate and manage projects effectively, with attention to detail.


  • Ability to utilize Springshare’s LibApps suite (i.e. LibGuides, LibAnswers, etc.) to create web content and engage with library users;
  • Ability to use major web programming languages and frameworks, such as HTML/CSS and learn new languages;
  • Ability to utilize software (such as Zoom and YuJa) to develop online instructional content;
  • Ability to use web social media technologies in an educational setting;
  • Ability to use products such as the Adobe Creative Cloud apps or Piktochart to create signs and other graphics;
  • Knowledge of the best practices and standards in web design;
  • Knowledge of usability testing and web analytics;
  • Reference and instructional experience in a health sciences library, preferably academic;
  • Knowledge of sources of health sciences information, evidence-based practice, and translational medicine;
  • Knowledge of bibliographic management software, such as EndNote, current information literacy standards, and instructional best practices.

(D) Prior experience: None


Physical and Environmental Demands

Physical: None

Environmental: None




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