Librarian, Web Services, Yale University

Librarian, Web Services (Librarian 2-4)
Cushing/Whitney Medical Library, Yale University
New Haven, CT
Requisition:  #23176BR

Yale University offers exciting opportunities for achievement and growth in New Haven, Connecticut.  Conveniently located between Boston and New York, New Haven is the creative capital of Connecticut with cultural resources that include two major art museums, a critically-acclaimed repertory theater, state-of-the-art concert hall, and world-renowned schools of Architecture, Art, Drama, and Music.

Position Focus:
Reporting to the Head, Library Technology Services & Support, this position is responsible for developing, testing, implementing and maintaining Medical Library websites and other technology initiatives in support of the educational, research and clinical needs of Yale Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, the Yale-New Haven Hospital and other affiliated institutions of the Yale-New Haven Medical Center . The Web Services Librarian works closely with fellow Medical Library staff, others within the Medical Center community and the larger Yale Library to create the best digital environment for library users.

Required Education, Skills and Experience:

  1. Master’s degree from an ALA- accredited library school, or equivalent combination of relevant advanced degree and experience.
  2. Experience working collegially, collaboratively, and independently with varied groups, within and across a complex organization and a rapidly changing, team environment; experience in the creation and development of large and complex websites.
  3. Demonstrated ability working with: Drupal; best practices/standards in web design, development and content administration; HTML, CSS JavaScript, PHP, usability and accessibility is required; Ruby, Python, and/or Java is preferred.
  4. Demonstrated excellent project management, systems documentation, and written and oral communication skills.
  5. Demonstrated ability using graphic design tools (e.g., Photoshop, Fireworks or similar), and demonstrated familiarity with diverse metadata formats (e.g. MARC, MODS, Dublin Core), and institutional repositories.
  6. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, to solve problems creatively, and to effectively build partnerships and promote the benefits of change in an academic culture that often values ambiguity, diversity of opinion and historic precedent.


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The University and the Library:

The Yale University Library, as one of the world’s leading research libraries, collects, organizes, preserves, and provides access to and services for a rich and unique record of human thought and creativity.  It fosters intellectual growth and supports the teaching and research missions of Yale University and scholarly communities worldwide.  A distinctive strength is its rich spectrum of resources, including more than 15 million print and electronic volumes housed in 15 libraries.   The Yale libraries include Sterling Memorial, Beinecke, the Bass library, and many school and departmental libraries.  The Library system is engaged in numerous digital initiatives designed to provide access to a full array of scholarly information.  It employs a dynamic, diverse, and innovative staff of over 500 who have the opportunity to work with the highest caliber of faculty and students, participate on committees, and who are involved in other areas of staff development.  For additional information on the Yale University Library, please visit the Library’s web site at

The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library:
The Harvey Cushing/John Hay Whitney Medical Library serves the Yale Schools of Medicine, Public Health, Nursing, and the Yale-New Haven Hospital as well as Yale College and the Yale Graduate School.  The Medical Library is a dynamic and busy place; library staff work together as a team to provide responsive and effective information support to the Medical Center’s missions of research, education, and patient care. Medical librarians provide individualized support through the Library’s active personal librarian program.  Electronic resources have grown to 13,051 ejournals, 31,125 ebooks and over 90 electronic databases.   In addition, digitized collections, clinical synthesis tools, and evidence-based practice resources bring information to our community at the library, on campus and remotely. For additional information, see:

Salary and Benefits:
We invite you to discover the excitement, diversity, rewards and excellence of a career at Yale University. One of the country’s great workplaces, Yale University offers exciting opportunities for meaningful accomplishment and true growth. Our benefits package is among the best anywhere, with a wide variety of insurance choices, liberal paid time off, fantastic family and educational benefits, a variety of retirement benefits, extensive recreational facilities, and much more.

How to apply:  Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Applications, consisting of a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three (3) professional references should be submitted by applying online at The STARS requisition ID for this position is 23176BR.  Please be sure to reference #23176BR in your cover letter.

Yale University is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer.  Yale values diversity in its faculty, staff, and students and strongly encourages applications from women and members of underrepresented minority groups.

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