Medical Librarian

Philadelphia, PA, US, 19107

Job Type: 

Req ID: 22893

Shift: Days

Employment Status: AP - Active - Regular - Part Time 

Job Summary

Develop and maintain access to the CHOP electronic library resources (database, e-journals, e-books, citation management software) to ensure that the selection of content is readily available.  Evaluate electronic resources and recommend additional e-resources to establish a well-rounded collection to meet staff needs.  Assist staff in searches to support clinical care and medical education.  Collaborate with the University of Pennsylvania’s Biomedical Library.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Develop and maintain specialized knowledge of the electronic library’s databases, search interfaces and other online resources
  2. Assess, plan, implement, and support the acquisition and maintenance of additional user-focused e-resources through the cultivation of ongoing partnerships with key CHOP constituencies
  3. Establish an interlibrary loan program through the National Library of Medicine’s DOCLINE system and/or other means
  4. Provide group and individualized training sessions and workshops on the use of all e-resources
  5. Participate on CHOP education committees and establish relationships

Required Education and Experience

Required Education:  Bachelor’s Degree in Library Science, information science, computer science or related discipline.


Required Experience:  At least two (2) years of related experience in a library setting.

Preferred Education, Experience & Cert/Lic

Preferred Education:  Master’s Degree in Library Science.


Preferred Experience:  At least two (2) years of related experience in a medical library setting.


Preferred Licenses/certificates/registrations: 

  • Membership in the Medical Library Association (MLA)
  • Membership in the Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP)

Additional Technical Requirements

  • Demonstrated facilitation and interpersonal communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate and to maintain positive relationships with leaders and staff at all levels
  • Demonstrated experience in coordinating and implementing complex projects
  • Demonstrated ability to identify, organize and define problems and develop solutions
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a highly complex organizational environment
  • Excellent verbal and written skills 

All CHOP employees who work in a patient building or who provide patient care are required to receive an annual influenza vaccine unless they are granted a medical or religious exemption.

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is committed to providing a safe and healthy environment for its patients, family members, visitors and employees. In an effort to achieve this goal, employment at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, other than for positions with regularly scheduled hours in New Jersey, is contingent upon an attestation that the job applicant does not use tobacco products or nicotine in any form and a negative nicotine screen (the latter occurs after a job offer).

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, national or ethnic origin, disability or protected veteran status.

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