As a core member of the library management team, the Manager, Information Services will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Reading Room and the collaborative planning and implementation of next generation library services.
Manages IS team members, providing guidance on work distribution and processes. Conducts performance appraisals, mentoring, training and staff recruitment.
Manages core team activities such as outreach and liaison activities, research consultations, teaching and systematic reviews.
Participates where required.
Manages the process of identifying and coordinating training and professional development activities tied to current and future library services.
Establishes and monitors team best practices and assessment measures to ensure service quality.
Builds and sustains a team oriented approach to services, workflows, and projects as appropriate.
Manages select collection development activities among library liaisons.
Works with the Director and other library managers to create and revise new policies and procedures as appropriate.
Participates in long-term departmental planning and the development of reports as needed.
Performs other duties as assigned.
A Master’s Degree from an ALA accredited library science program or international equivalent.
Minimum of 3 years previous supervisory or management experience.
Experience teaching information literacy, evidence-based practice, or similar content.
Familiarity with systematic reviews, critical pathways, or guideline development and data management practices and strategies.
Previous experience in a health sciences library or health related field desirable.
Familiarity with health literacy, trends in medical education, scientific publishing or similar topics an advantage.
Have participated in the development of information tools or similar projects preferred.
Experience with change management desirable.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Demonstrated ability to develop both teams and departmental services.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively across the organization and with stakeholders at all levels.
Committed to fostering creativity and success across the entire department.
Is flexible and comfortable working within a highly dynamic environment.
Is results driven and actively engages in creative thinking and problem solving.
Communicates effectively both verbally and in written form with a high level of English fluency.
Working Conditions / Physical Demands
This position may occasionally require evening or weekend hours.
Licenses and Certifications
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar was established in 2001 as a partnership between Cornell University and Qatar
Foundation. The first medical school in Qatar and a pioneer of coeducation at university level, WCM-Q offers an integrated program of pre-
medical and medical studies leading to the Cornell University M.D. degree. Teaching is by Cornell and Weill Cornell faculty, including physicians at Hamad Medical Corporation (HMC) who hold Weill Cornell appointments.
Enrollment has grown rapidly from 25 first year pre-medical students in fall 2002 to over 200 students from more than 30 countries as we entered our sixth year of operation in September 2007.
WCM-Q is part of Weill Cornell Medical College, which was founded in New York City over 100 years ago, and shares the same mission :
to provide the finest education possible for medical students
to conduct research at the cutting edge of knowledge
to improve health care both now and for future generations
to provide the highest quality of care to the community
Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar is an Equal Employment Opportunity / Minorities / Females / Vet / Disabled employer.