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Manager, Information Services – Distributed eLibrary

Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q)


Ref: LP016-146

Job description / Role

Established in 2001 as a partnership between Cornell University and Qatar Foundation, WCM-Q is part of Weill Cornell Medicine in New York. WCM-Q, the first medical school in Qatar and a pioneer of coeducation at a university level, for 17 years of operation, we have been providing the most exceptional education for medical students, conducting cutting-edge research, improving health care and provide the highest quality of care to the community. We are hiring for the position of Manager, Information Services.

The work and what it looks like

You will act as a core member of the library management team. You will be responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Reading Room and the collaborative planning and implementation of next-generation library services, managing the information services team members, providing guidance on work distribution and processes, establishing and monitoring team best practices and assessment measures to ensure service quality. Being a supervisor, you will be conducting appraisals, mentoring, training and, building and sustaining a manager team-oriented approach. Managing core team activities such as outreach and liaison activities across the university with other stakeholders. Providing research consultations, teaching, and systematic reviews, participating where required, managing the process of identifying and coordinating Training & Professional Development activities. Working with the Director and other Library managers to create and revise policies and procedures as appropriate, participating in long-term departmental planning, and development of reports.


Who you are and what “Excellence” looks like in this role…

A results-driven Leader, with demonstrated team and department services development. You hold a master’s from an ALA-accredited Library Science Program or International Equivalent. You have prior experience in Library Information Services, with at least three years previous supervisory or management experience, preferably having experience in health services Library or health-related field. You must have prior 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, and preferably some familiarity with health literacy, trends in medical education, scientific publishing or similar.

A Creative thinker, Problem-solver, comfortable working in a high-dynamic environment, with a preference of having prior Change Management experience.

Your application requires a CV, including the names and contact information for three references that agree to be contacted, as well as a covering letter. We encourage applicants to describe in their application how they feel they can contribute broadly to the goals of WCM-Q. For additional requirements and responsibilities, please refer to our website listed below.
You must be willing to relocate to Doha, Qatar for the duration of the appointment. Compensation will include a competitive salary with supplement for Foreign Service, housing and transportation.

Cornell University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action educator and employer.

The screening of applications will begin immediately and continue until suitable candidates are identified.

About the Company

Founded in 1898 and affiliated with what is now New York - Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) since 1927, Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar (WCM-Q) is one of the top-ranked clinical and medical research centers in the U.S. It is committed to excellence in research, teaching and patient care, and the advancement of the art and science of medicine.

In addition to the degree in medicine, Weill Cornell offers PhD programs in biomedical research and education at the Weill Graduate School of Medical Sciences; a joint MD-MBA program with Cornell's Johnson School of Management; and a joint MD-PhD program with Rockefeller University and Sloan-Kettering Institute.

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