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PT Medical Librarian

Erie County Medical Center Corporation
Medical Library Health Sciences

Job Details: The work involves performing professional librarian responsibilities in a hospital medical library. Work is performed under general supervision of a Senior Medical Librarian. Supervision may be exercised over a small number of clerical employees.

Typical Work Activities: Provides a medical library service in a hospital as a source of reference training for student nurses, technicians, medical staff and other professional employees; Assists departments in selecting books and periodicals; Compiles book lists and bibliographies in specialized fields such as medicine, dietetics, nursing and psychiatry; performs literature searches; Supervises and performs book repair work and custodial care of books and periodicals; Teaches library science to student nurses and other employees; Confers with supervisor about requisitions, budget requests and reports for hospital and medical associations; Acquires, classifies and catalogs books and periodicals; Selects, maintains and instructs personnel in the use of audio visual materials.

FULL PERFORMANCE, SKILLS, ABILTIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS: Good knowledge of the principles and techniques of library science; good knowledge of bibliographical tools and resources; good knowledge of medical library terminology; working knowledge of audio visual material usage, acquisition and selection; ability to maintain library records and to perform related clerical work; ability to administer the circulation of books and periodicals; ability to get along well with others; initiative; resourcefulness; sound professional judgment; physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master’s degree in Library Science with specialization in Health Science; Or:
  • Graduation from a regionally accredited or New York State registered college or university with a Master’s degree in Library Science and one year of professional librarian experience in a Health Science setting.

Sharon Klug, Medical Librarian
W. Yerby Jones Memorial Library
Erie County Medical Center
462 Grider Street
Buffalo, NY 14215

E-Mail to: OR phone: (716) 898-3939.

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