Yes I think we are all agreed that this is a librarian role rather than a classic scicomm one but it???s about making sense of information so it gets in (also I work in a health library and it???s definitely pretty scicomm).
Royal College of Physicians
?? Salary: ??24,624 to ??26,000 per annum
?? Job reference: EDU203 (please quote when contacting us)
?? Closing date for applications: 9 September 2011 (by 5pm)
?? Interviews: 16 September 2011
We are looking for a librarian to manage the day-to-day operations of the Jerwood Medical Education Resource Centre (MERC) and to act as a first point of contact for visitors to the RCP???s Education Department and to the MERC building. You must be able to offer either relevant library experience or a qualification in librarianship, to provide a proactive and user-focused service.Your librarianship skills will be required in helping to develop a collection of resources, through the identification, selection and acquisition of relevant and appropriate materials (print and electronic).
The role will also include supporting the learning needs of doctors attending our postgraduate courses – refer to the RCP Education department. Working with colleagues in the Education Department you will help put together course handbooks and reading lists. You will be asked to carry out literature searches to support course participants and to meet the information needs of staff and Members and Fellows of the RCP.Finally, you will help to promote and develop the MERC, to increase its usage and to ensure that all resources remain updated and relevant to all users. To succeed, you will need to be a confident communicator with good organisational and planning skills, the ability to manage multiple tasks, and a keen eye for detail. Naturally, you will also need a high level of IT literacy. Benefits include generous leave, a first class pension scheme, free lunches, season ticket loan (after probation) and much more. In addition, you will be working in a friendly environment in an attractive location opposite Regent???s Park.