Collaborates on a team that engages with students, faculty, clinicians, and researchers to optimize access to and use of information. The Informationist team develops and delivers innovative services, information products, and online tools that enable clients to efficiently and effectively identify, locate, manage, and use information for teaching and learning, patient care, and research. Each Informationist focuses on a specific client community: health professions education, clinical, or research. To accomplish this work, consults for individuals and teams on topics, such as finding and managing information, incorporating content into instruction, identifying opportunities or venues to present scholarly work, tracking research impact, or complying with public access mandates. May also design and deliver instruction, participate in the libraries' information and research services, collaborate on developing user-focused collections of information resources, participate in library, division, and system-wide initiatives and projects, and provide back up for other information services.
Maintains productive relationships within assigned client community and communicates regularly to ensure awareness of library resources and services and to identify opportunities for the library to collaborate.
Develops and delivers information products, tools, and services to optimize client's access to and use of information.
Consults with clients to develop research strategies, address questions related to scholarly communications, and provide technical support on use of mobile apps and knowledge management tools.
Participates in the libraries' information and research services; responds to requests for information and expert searching, in-person and virtually; collaborates on quality improvement of the service.
Develops and provides customized instruction through classes, group training sessions, and online instruction to enable clients to be self-sufficient in seeking and managing information.
Contributes content to the libraries' websites and other media to assist clients with research and scholarly communications, to promote use of library resources and services, and to inform clientele of other relevant information.
Collaborates with library staff on projects to provide health information to patients and the community.
Reviews and recommends content for the library collections using standard tools and resources and knowledge of clients' needs Works at physical service points as needed.
Duties include circulating materials and assisting library clientele.
Cultivates subject and interdisciplinary knowledge for providing effective consultations, reference assistance, and instruction.
Serves on library, client, or system-wide committees as relevant to primary job assignment or as requested by supervisor.
Participates in relevant professional and scholarly associations and organizations; including maintaining membership and/or accreditation and participating in continuous professional development activities.
Other responsibilities specific to an Informationist's area of focus may include: Medical school: organizing and collaborating on collection evaluation projects across libraries and making recommendations based on findings; overseeing acquisitions and processing of materials for the medical school library collection; supervising library desk clerks (ie, student employees), including recruitment, scheduling, and training Clinical community: consulting and collaborating with clinical faculty, providers, nurses and other clinical staff on case conferences, journal clubs, quality improvement projects, etc.; maintaining awareness of the information needs and research interests of clinicians, as well as, competencies and knowledge required in the GME programs and identifying relevant materials for the collection.
Research community: Serving as an expert on issues of scholarly communications, including copyright, compliance with funder requirements for publishing and data management, open access, and documenting the impact of research through publication or other metrics; evaluating and promoting software and standards that enable successful collaboration and scholarly communications.
Work is typically performed in an office environment. Accountable for satisfying all job specific obligations and complying with all organization policies and procedures. The specific statements in this profile are not intended to be all-inclusive. They represent typical elements considered necessary to successfully perform the job.
Cover Letter is Required.
Master's Degree-Related Field of Study (Required)
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At Geisinger, our innovative ideas are inspired by the communities we serve – like our Fresh Food
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programs, and our new asthma app suite that we developed in partnership with AstraZeneca, it’s no wonder we’re ranked one of the Top 5 Most Innovative Healthcare Systems by Becker's Hospital Review. We continually work towards continuous improvement in a culture where everyone has a voice and firmly believe that better begins with all of us.
Founded more than 100 years ago, Geisinger serves more than three million residents throughout central, south-central and northeastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Our physician-led system is comprised of 30,000 employees, including 1,600 employed physicians, and consists of 13 hospital campuses, the Geisinger Health Plan, Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine and two research centers.
What you do at Geisinger shapes the future of health and improves lives – for our patients, communities, and you.