Forwarding on behalf of my colleague, Nila Sathe.  Please respond to her
at the number and email listed below with any questions.
Thank you.
The Eskind Biomedical Library has 2 open intern positions. 

Description and Requirements


Eskind Biomedical Library (EBL) at Vanderbilt University offers a
one-year Library Intern appointment with the possibility for extension
as a second-year Library Fellow. This position is designed to provide
post-MLS training in a dynamic health care environment. The library
operates as an Integrated Advanced Information Management System (IAIMS)
library that is integrated with the Department of Biomedical Informatics
and other departments as part of the Informatics Center. In this unique
setting, interns have opportunities for advanced training in health
science librarianship and biomedical informatics. 

Goals and Projects 

In addition to working with essential library products and services,
interns experience a variety of exciting responsibilities such as
filtered and evidence-based information services to VUMC clinicians;
working with researchers; participating in projects to integrate
filtered information provision into informatics tools; developing
library research projects and scholarly communications; enhancing
knowledge management tools; participating in and developing user and
staff training sessions; and using their skills to assist fellow library
staff and users. 

Training Approach 

The training approach is a mixture of life-long learning and
project-based management. Library interns will be actively involved in
various program areas or projects in order to develop lasting skills
such as leadership, setting priorities, planning, time management and
allocating resources. Along with the extensive experiential training,
the intern is expected to complete the library's comprehensive staff
training program and may be expected to audit classes in the Vanderbilt
Schools of Medicine and Nursing and attend biomedical informatics
seminars and grand rounds. In addition, interns are expected to
demonstrate knowledge gained through the training program in training
and filtering skills verification sessions. This intern position offers
unique exposure to all facets of an innovative and
internationally-recognized academic medical center library. The program
is designed for recent MLS graduates who want the opportunity to
participate in a dynamic library environment. 

Desired Qualifications 

The successful candidate will have strong organizational and critical
thinking skills, a high level of self-direction and motivation,
demonstrated attention to detail, excellent communication and customer
service skills. Interns should have an interest in lifelong learning and
in contributing to the profession through research projects and
scholarly communications. Interns should be able to prioritize and work
both independently and as part of a team. Candidates should possess a
vision for the future of libraries/information services and be excited
about working in a fast paced, highly demanding and dynamic environment.
Candidates should also have a genuine interest in working in a
non-traditional health sciences library and demonstrated interest in the
biomedical sciences.

Salary and Benefits

The position offers a beginning annual salary of $35,000. Following
successful completion of key training modules and their corresponding
verification sessions, the Library Intern may be eligible to continue
into a second-year Library Fellow position. Other benefits are those of
exempt staff at Vanderbilt, including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days,
and 9 paid holidays. More information about benefits is available at the
Vanderbilt Human Resources Web site <>. 

To Apply

Submit your resume and cover letter via the Vanderbilt Human Resources
job site
ewjobs.cfm>, job requisition number RMB51042. 

Submit questions concerning the position to: 

Nila Sathe, MA, MLIS

Associate Director for Research

Eskind Biomedical Library

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Nashville, TN 37232-8340

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Fax: (615) 936-1384 

Candidates contacted for an on-site interview will be required to give a
short presentation on a topic to be assigned. 

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action
employer. Minorities, persons with disabilities, and women are
encouraged to apply. For full position announcement see