Medical Library Manager


Position Details

Department: PCH-MAIN | Medical Staff Library
Category: Community Outreach
Location: Phoenix
Employee Type: Regular
Posting #: 826940
Posted On: 3/28/2024

Position Summary

Posting Note: After 22 years at Phoenix Children’s, our beloved medical librarian will be retiring at the end of July. We are looking to hire an energetic, enthusiastic, independent, and versatile librarian for this full-time opportunity. Phoenix Children’s offers outstanding benefits, and you will have the option of a hybrid working model, once you are fully 'up and running'. Apply today!!

This medical librarian position has operational/management responsibility for the Medical Staff Library. Works with other libraries, institutions and vendors to make resources available to all hospital staff, and to develop and/or procure resources and systems to best meet the evidence-based needs of such staff.

Position Duties

  1. Locates knowledge-based information and performs literature searches using a wide range of electronic resources, uses evidence-based resources to answer clinical and research questions posed by hospital staff, and obtains articles or other materials requested by hospital staff via interlibrary lending or other means.
  2. Manages and directs library operations, including establishing goals and budget, monitoring expenditures, evaluating outcomes by conducting needs assessment surveys, and promoting and marketing library resources and services.
  3. Provides and develops formal and informal instruction in the use of library resources including online databases, artificial intelligence platforms, social media, and other information-rich resources or technologies. Participates in training for various staff: Nurse residency, new physician orientation, new fellow and intern orientation, research boot camps, Journal Clubs, Publishing Workshops, departmental meetings, one-on-one training, and other meetings as requested.
  4. Works in collaboration with other libraries, consortia and information professionals to develop products, services, and resources for Phoenix Children’s. Maintains participatory membership in Docline and the Arizona Health Information Network (AZHIN) to secure reduced consortial pricing for library resources.
  5. Participates in appropriate Phoenix Children’s committees, i.e. Graduate Medical Education, Continuing Medical Education, Nursing Research, Institutional Review Board, Patient Safety, and other committees as requested.
  6. Oversees collection development, selects and maintains library resources, and maintains electronic access to library resources. Ensures online resources and services are functional and available at the point of care. Negotiates with vendors and oversees contracts and licenses.
  7. Supports Phoenix Children’s commitment to research by assisting all staff with research proposals or projects, and helping with the publication or presentation process, including identifying potential journals for article submission, proofing article drafts and verifying references. Maintains the Phoenix Children’s research publications dashboard. Supports Phoenix Children’s commitment to continuing education by assisting all staff with their educational goals.
  8. Participates in professional activities, including research and professional associations, to continue professional development. Presents at professional meetings and publishes in scholarly journals. Serves in leadership roles in local, regional and national associations.
  9. Performs miscellaneous job related duties as requested.

Phoenix Children's Mission, Vision, & Values


To advance hope, healing and the best healthcare for children and their families


Phoenix Children's will be the leading pediatric health system in the Southwest, nationally recognized for exceptional care, innovative research and advanced medical education.

We realize this vision by:

  • Offering the most comprehensive care across ages, communities and specialties
  • Investing in innovative research, including emerging treatments, tools and technologies
  • Advancing education and training to shape the next generation of clinical leaders
  • Advocating for the health and well-being of children and families
  • We place children and families at the center of all we do
  • We deliver exceptional care, every day and in every way
  • We collaborate with colleagues, partners and communities to amplify our impact
  • We set the standards of pediatric healthcare today, and innovate for the future
  • We are accountable for making the highest quality care accessible and affordable

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Position Qualifications

Please review the following qualifications and specify whether you meet each of the requirements listed.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Bachelor's degree. (in Health Sciences is preferred)
2. Master’s degree in Library Science or equivalent from an American Library Association (ALA) accredited program.
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Must have at least two (2) years work post bachelor's degree, experience in a medical library, strong knowledge of medical terminology, and familiarity with medical databases and resources. Must have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Certifications / Licenses / Registries
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Academy of Health Information Professionals (AHIP) certification preferred.
Special Skills
Do you meet this requirement?
1. Regular activities require the ability to quickly change priorities, work to short deadlines, and apply multi-tasking skills to coordinate projects with overlapping and/or simultaneously occurring time frames.
2. Requires effective and positive human relations skills, including confidentiality, in order to appropriately interface with all levels of Phoenix Children’s staff, physicians, nurses, and other contacts.
Physical Requirements & Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential
1. Physical Requirement - Climbing - Occasionally
2. Physical Requirement - Feeling (sensing textures and temperatures) - Occasionally
3. Physical Requirement - Fine Motor Skills (pinching, gripping, etc) - Occasionally
4. Physical Requirement - Hearing - Constantly
5. Physical Requirement - Pushing/pulling - Occasionally
6. Physical Requirement - Reaching - Frequently
7. Physical Requirement - Sitting - Constantly
8. Physical Requirement - Standing - Occasionally
9. Physical Requirement - Stooping/crouching/kneeling/crawling - Occasionally
10. Physical Requirement - Talking - Constantly
11. Physical Requirement - Walking - Occasionally
12. Physical Requirement - Near Vision - Frequently
13. Physical Requirement - Far Vision - Frequently
14. Physical Requirement - Color Discrimination - Occasionally
15. Physical Requirement - Use of keyboard, mouse and/or computer equipment - Constantly
16. Physical Requirement - Lift up to 35 pounds without assistance - Occasionally
17. Occupational Exposure/Risk Potential - Inside office environment - Applicable
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