Monday, May 28, 2012

Internship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Library/Knowledge Management Intern Eskind Biomedical Library (EBL) and Knowledge Management at Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) offer a one-year Library/Knowledge Management Intern appointment with the possibility for extension to a second year Fellowship given appropriate demonstration of skills/knowledge and successful completion of initial training. Candidates who progress to a second year may be eligible for a regular librarian position upon successful completion of the Fellowship year. The internship is designed to provide training in a dynamic health care environment where interns have unique opportunities for advanced training in health science librarianship, knowledge management research, and biomedical informatics. It also offers unique exposure to all facets of a dynamic, innovative and internationally-recognized academic medical center library. The work schedule is primarily Monday-Friday, but includes 3-4 half-days/year on a weekend. Preferred Education, Skills and Experience Requires a master's degree in library/information science earned by August 2012. Candidates with special library experience, a science background or a second degree in a relevant field are preferred. Desired Qualifications The successful candidate will possess: · proven high-level oral and written communication skills · an evident passion for learning more about health-science topics and genetic concepts · strong organizational, analytical, and critical thinking skills · a high level of self-direction and motivation, demonstrated attention to detail, and customer service skills · ability to easily adapt to change, including duty re-assignment as needed to best reflect the needs of the organization · an evident interest in lifelong learning and in contributing to the profession through research projects and scholarly communication · a proactive, professional attitude towards searching the literature, combined with a passion for learning how to best filter information from a variety of biomedical resources and databases · proficiency with technology use and social media communication · the ability to prioritize and work both independently and as part of a team · a desire to work in a fast paced, highly demanding and dynamic environment where personalized medicine and pharmacogenetics are top priorities. Goals and Projects In addition to working with essential library products and services, interns experience a variety of exciting responsibilities such as developing library research projects and scholarly communications; working with researchers; enhancing knowledge management tools; providing filtered and evidence-based information services to VUMC clinicians; participating in projects to integrate filtered information provision into informatics tools; participating in and developing user and staff training sessions; and using their skills to assist fellow library staff and users. Training Approach The training approach is a mixture of life-long learning and project-based management. Library interns will be actively involved in various program areas or projects in order to develop or enhance skills such as leadership, setting priorities, planning, time management and allocating resources. Along with the extensive experiential training, the intern is expected to complete the library's comprehensive staff training program, attend biomedical informatics seminars and may potentially audit classes in the Vanderbilt Schools of Medicine and Nursing if needs warrant. In addition, interns are expected to demonstrate knowledge gained through the training program in skills verification sessions. Intern duties will be based, in part, on performance during the staff training program. The salary for the position is $39,000. Following successful completion of key training modules and their corresponding verification sessions, the Library Intern may be eligible to continue into a second year fellowship position with an appropriate salary increase. Other benefits are those of exempt staff at Vanderbilt, including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, and 9 paid holidays. More information about benefits is available at the Vanderbilt Human Resources Web site. To Apply Submit your resume and cover letter via the Vanderbilt Human Resources site, job requisition number 1201610. Refer questions concerning the position to: Taneya Y. Koonce, MSLS, MPH Associate Director for Research Eskind Biomedical Library Vanderbilt University Medical Center Nashville, TN 37232-8340 Phone: (615) 936-3931 Fax: (615) 936-1384