Internship: Health Library

5.22.17 –  Health Institute Internship
Comprehensive Rural Health Project, Jamkhed Institute, Dist. Ahmednagar, India

Sarah P’s comments: For people interested in Medical Librarianship, Public Health, and NGO work, this 6-month internship might be useful.

The Comprehensive Rural Health Project, Jamkhed (CRHP), has been working among the rural poor and marginalized for over 40 years. Founded in 1970 by Drs. Raj and Mabelle Arole to bring healthcare to the poorest of the poor, CRHP has become an organization that empowers people to eliminate injustices through integrated efforts in health and development. CRHP works by mobilizing and building the capacity of communities to achieve access to comprehensive development and freedom from stigma, poverty and disease.

Pioneering a comprehensive approach to primary community-based healthcare, known as the Jamkhed Model, CRHP has been a leader in public health and development in rural communities in India and around the world. The work of CRHP has been recognized by the WHO and UNICEF. In the last 40 years, CRHP has directly worked with over 300 villages primarily within Maharashtra, India.

CRHP established the Jamkhed International Institute in order to systemize the sharing of the Jamkhed experience with others, people from throughout India and the world, students and faculty in various disciplines, professionals and staff of NGOs and government.

Internship Program

The CRHP Internship Program is currently offering an internship in development, communications, programs, and evaluations. Since its introduction, the internship program has become a very competitive and sought after placement for new graduates from around the world.

The intern will assist the International Training Coordinator with international groups that come for courses and individuals in diploma course (usually in role as liaison); perform the role of ‘office manager’; and assist with the library with the Coordinator and librarian.

The intern will learn about CRHP’s work mainly through the courses s/he assists with, as well as will get to know people from all over the world who come to learn from CRHP staff and villagers.

This is a 6-month minimum unpaid internship. Working hours are typically from 9am-6pm Monday through Saturday. Interns are given one-week holiday during their stay. CRHP provides room and board on its campus in Jamkhed, India to all interns. Internship does not cover flight to and from home country and visa fees.

What we are looking for:

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in public health, development, or NGOs
  • Good writing skills and experience writing promotional materials, editing, producing and revising training resources (print, ppt)
  • Competency in Excel, Word, Powerpoint, Photoshop, and Publisher
  • Organizational ability, e.g. files, information, data, timetables
  • Ability to work with a team and alone
  • Willingness to take initiative
  • Flexibility and cultural sensitivity with high interpersonal skills
  • Good interpersonal relations and communication

Duties May Include:

  • Assist international training coordinator with international groups, including ‘hosting’
  • Be liaison between international groups & Institute/library
  • Assist with various tasks for classes (including supplies, laptop & projector)
  • Assist with responsibility of Institute/library office area, ‘office manager’, including maintaining important documents and resources on the Institute computer
  • Assist with organizing and maintaining Institute resources, including keeping Institute computer updated
  • Assist with developing/revising training resources (print, ppt)
  • Assist with design & production of materials – promotion, training, PR materials, etc.
  • Assist with promotion of courses – identify organizations, social media sites, etc.
  • Assist librarian & international training coordinator keeping resources organized
  • Maintain the library computer with relevant documents and resources
  • Assist visitors with resources, being familiar with the resources


Applications for June 2017 start date are currently accepted on a rolling basis. To apply, please email Cover Letter that details why you are fit for this position and CV to Mr. Ravi Arole, Director CRHP,


This is a 6 month, unpaid position. Interns live on CRHP’s campus in Jamkhed and are provided with food and housing.

Job: Library Director

10.31.16 – Library Director
St. Matthew’s University, Grand Cayman, Cayman Islands

Sarah P’s comments:  Here is another Caribbean medical librarian position.  For those interested in these kind of positions please read yesterday’s post for general information. Specific to this position, according to my notes as well as e-mails from other librarians,  this position was originally advertised in the spring as a tenure-track position, then removed and re-posted in June as a non-tenure track position (maybe the original was an error?).  They did interview but apparently were unsuccessful and have now just re-listed the position.  St. Matthew’s is not one of the top-tier medical schools however there is some talk of working with or merging with the other schools which might improve their position. St. Matthew’s is owned by R3 Education who also owns Saba University School of Medicine and the Medical University of the Americas.

This could be a good break-in experience for someone who has some health sciences experience who wishes to go international and gain more experience, however it could be a challenging position as budget is usually an issue with for-profit schools.  Also, the Caymans Islands is an undeniably beautiful location but also a very expensive place to live so make sure to check cost-of-living before accepting.


Position Description:

St. Matthew’s University (SMU) seeks applications for the position of Library Director.

The St. Matthew’s University Library houses computer terminals, individual study carrels, a copy/print room, and small group study areas. In addition, students have access to an extensive selection of journals and textbooks, as well as hundreds of online full-text medical journals.

The mission of SMU is to provide an outstanding medical and veterinary education curriculum to a dedicated group of students from the United States, Canada, the Cayman Islands, and many other countries around the world.  The library staff works with students to enhance self-directed learning and promote academic excellence.   More information about SMU can be found at


  • Schedule and manage library staff;
  • Manage and provide library services (collection development, cataloging, claiming, document retrieval, research);
  • Participate in the Principles of Research and Evidence Based Medicine course;
  • Ensure compliance with library policies and procedures; and
  • Market and promote library services to students and faculty.

Preferred Qualifications of Candidates:

  • Master’s degree in library and information science.
  • At least one year’s experience as a professional librarian in a medical library setting.
  • Good communication and oral skills with preference for a candidate that can also teach a short course regarding research and/or informatics.
  • Supervisory experience.

Salary and Benefits:

Salary is competitive based on qualifications and experience. We also offer competitive health and retirement benefits.

Application Details and Deadline:

The position of Library Director will be open soon and applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected.   Interested candidates should e-mail a curriculum vitae and cover letter, with salary requirements to or send via mail to:

St. Matthew’s University, Search Committee, P.O. Box 30992, Grand Cayman, KY1-1204

Job: Library Director

10.30.16 – Library Director
Confidential, Caribbean Netherlands

Sarah P’s comments: Name withheld – why the secrecy?  I believe this position is with one of two medical schools located in the Caribbean Netherlands.  One is Saba University School of Medicine, a top-tier choice.  Or it could be St. James School of Medicine, who just consolidated their Bonaire campus into their St. Vincent campus.

Caribbean medical library positions are posted quite regularly if anyone has any interest in medical library positions in nice places.  The question is about reputation.  Here’s an article discusses the ranking of the Caribbean medical schools. For more information and reviews visit the Caribbean Medical Schools section of ValueMD (also listed in my Book Resources section).


Position Description:

Accredited International Medical School seeks applications for the position of Library Director.

The Medical Library is a 7,000 sq. ft., facility which houses computer terminals, individual study carrels with monitors and video players. In addition, students have access to an extensive selection of journals and textbooks, as well as hundreds of online full-text medical journals through OVID and MD Consult.

The mission of the medical school is to provide students of diverse backgrounds who exhibit a passion for the field of medicine with the opportunity to acquire the medical and clinical expertise needed for a successful career as a practicing clinician, along with the skills and confidence needed to critically evaluate and apply new information. The library staff works with students to enhance self-directed learning, develop essential research skills, and promote academic excellence.


  • Supervise library operations and staff;
  • Prepare management reports and develop yearly objectives;
  • Manage and provide library services (collection development, cataloging, claiming, document retrieval, research);
  • Assist students and faculty pursuing course and extracurricular research;
  • Participate in the research and informatics education programs;
  • Update policies and procedures; and
  • Market and promote library services to students and faculty.

Minimum Requirements of Candidates:

  • Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • At least one year of experience as a professional librarian in an academic or medical school library setting.
  • Good written and oral communication skills, with preference for a candidate that can contribute to course development and assessment where appropriate.
  • Experience living and/or working overseas is a plus.

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is competitive based on qualifications and experience. We also offer competitive health and retirement benefits.

Application Details and Deadline:
The position of Library Director is open immediately and applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is selected. Interested candidates should e-mail a curriculum vitae and cover letter, with salary requirements to:


Job: Director, Distributed eLibrary

8.7.16 –  Director, Distributed eLibrary
Weill Cornell Medical College in Qatar, Doha

Sarah P’s comments:  I have watched the development of Doha’s Education City since its inception in 2002.  Jobs regularly appear and are filled but the process is vague and the length of time to hire very slow.  Salaries are good and Doha is safe but recently has been trending toward becoming conservative.


WCM-Q is in its 14th year of operation and is seeking a candidate for Director of the Distributed eLibrary.

Reporting directly to Dean, the incumbent will partner with other informatics thought leaders at WCM and WCM-Q in imagining, creating, and managing a dynamic, modern information research facility to support education, research, and clinical care for the next generation and beyond. Will be responsible for the strategic planning, management, budgeting, marketing, and administration of library resources and services as well as the Archives of the Weill Cornell Medicine – Qatar Library. The Director will also be critical in leading the Library through this transformation to a next generation facility.

The successful candidate is required to have Masters in Library Science from a graduate library program accredited by the American Library Association, or a comparable information science related degree is expected. S/he should possess 10 years or more of professional experience, with progressive responsibility in an administrative and/or managerial/supervisory capacity in an academic or health sciences library or equivalent organization. Having a strong commitment to information literacy and to developing in students, faculty and clinicians the informatics skills required to practice evidence-based medicine is also a requirement.

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. Candidates 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.

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

Application Information

Ms. Noha Saqr
Human Resources
Weill Cornell Medicine-Qatar
+974 44928614
+974 44928666

Job: Associate Librarian

5.22.16 – Associate Librarian – Education, Research & Clinical Support
RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons) Dublin, Ireland

Sarah P’s comments:  Here is a one-year position for anyone with a health sciences background to gain some international experience with a reputable institution.  Thanks to Library Director, Kate Kelly for sharing this position.

Please note the deadline is this Wednesday, 5/25/15.

5.23/16 update:  Kate Kelly verified this opportunity is open only to  EU passport holders.


The Associate Librarian Education, Research & Clinical Support is a member of the library management team which has collective responsibility for all library services. The Associate Librarian Education, Research & Clinical Support is responsible for developing and delivering strategy, policy and programming within three key areas of activity namely: teaching & learning, research support and clinical library services.

Specific Responsibilities include:
 Working collaboratively with the Director of Library Services, the Associate Librarian Library Services (ALLS) and LRC Manager RCSI Bahrain to ensure library services and resources are aligned with, and support RCSI strategy.
 Leading and developing one of two new teams & engendering a creative, supportive, and innovative team culture.
 Articulating the vision, scope and scale of services for: Academic liaison and curriculum support; Research support and Clinical Library Services.
 Managing & directing the work of the three team members: Scholarly Communications & Research Support Officer; Teaching & Learning Librarian; Clinical Librarian (based in Beaumont Hospital)
 Taking a hands on approach to design, development and support of relevant team activities.
 Maintaining & sharing knowledge and experience of emerging technologies & practices used to support the provision of innovative, high quality library support for research, learning teaching and clinical activities.
 Management and administrative responsibility for the planning, delivery, monitoring, evaluation and development of these three support services to RCSI.
 Working with the Associate Librarian Service Delivery to establish and ensure cross-team communications and working relationships at all times and to raise awareness of the Library’s expertise and services to support the teaching, learning, clinical and research activities of RCS
 Promoting a work culture than enables individuals and teams to perform enthusiastically and consistently at high level.
 Building and maintaining strong strategic & working relationships with stakeholders and key support departments at the appropriate level within RCSI and building strong working relationships within the library
 Performing other duties and leading projects as requested in response to specific opportunities and needs and representing the Library at meetings and on committees as appropriate with delegated authority from the Director Library Services
 Complying with statutory legislation and rules and requirements in furtherance of your own and general staff welfare and safety
 Undergoing programmes of training and development relevant to the role and as may be required from time to time.
 Representing the best interests of RCSI at all times.

Person Specification:
 Post-graduate qualification in library or information science or equivalent
 Evidence of commitment to CPD (Continuing Professional Development) ;     membership of LAI (Library Association of Ireland) or equivalent highly desirable
 5 years’ minimum experience of planning & managing delivery of library services, including staff management
 Significant knowledge of library support services in either research OR curriculum domains.
 Academic health sciences library background highly desirable
 Self-motivated & self-directed, team player with strong service ethic & commitment, energetic and resilient
 Strong interpersonal, communication, leadership, project management and organisational skills

The Process:
Interview and presentation
Shortlisted candidates will be invited for a formal interview and a panel-based presentation at our main campus at RCSI Dublin.

Particulars of Post
This post is a one year appointment at sub-librarian grade. The appointee reports to the Director of Library Services.

Informal Enquiries
Informal enquiries are invited in the first instance through Mags Browne, Human Resources Department on +353 (1) 4022528 (email: Mags Browne).

Specific enquiries about the nature of the post can be addressed directly to Kate Kelly, Chief Librarian on +353 (0)1 402 2412 (email: Kate Kelly).


Job: Medical Librarian

1/17/16 –  Medical Librarian
Xavier University School of Medicine, Aruba

Sarah P’s comments: Caribbean medical library positions are posted quite regularly if anyone has any interest in medical library positions in nice places.  The question is about reputation.  Here’s an article discusses the ranking of the Caribbean medical schools. For more information and reviews visit the Caribbean Medical Schools section of ValueMD (also listed in my Book Resources section).


Xavier University School of Medicine, Aruba, is accepting applications for a dedicated and customer focused librarian.  Candidates should have a MS in Library Sciences.  Experience working in a North American or Caribbean medical or graduate school is desired.  This is a full time position located at our Aruba campus.  Duties include maintaining the collections and databases, serving on faculty committees, representing the library during accreditation visits, and other duties as assigned.  Applicants should send a cover letter, CV, and a list of three references and their contact information to:


Job: Director, Library Services

3/17/15 –  Director, Library Services
Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM), St. Kitts, Caribbean

Sarah P’s comments: If you search my blog with the keyword ‘veterinary’ you will see see this position has been previously advertised in Feb, March, September & November of 2014.  I am not sure whether the position has not been filled or whether someone changed their mind about coming which does happen.  Of the Caribbean medical schools, Ross is one of the oldest (1982) and, though student reviews are mixed, seems to enjoy a fairly good reputation.  If you have health sciences or medical library experience, here is a chance to become a Director in a unique location.  Note: in 2014 there were seven  medical library positions advertised in the Caribbean.  While there is turnover due to salaries not being the highest I believe this also points to a shortage of traveling qualified medical librarians (which I know to be true in the Middle East). Here is some more info if you are interested:

High Debt and Falling Demand Traps New Vets – 2013 article which includes information about Ross.
Ross Student Life YouTube Video
Glassdoor Reviews – (unclear whether these were for positions at HQ in NJ or on St. Kitts)
Ross Receives US Accreditation – 2011 article



Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine (RUSVM) offers a unique program of training on the island of St. Kitts in the Caribbean. A cutting-edge curriculum, with innovative use of technologies and simulations, provides the best possible training for tomorrow’s veterinarians. Students benefit from seven semesters of integrated preclinical and clinical studies at the St Kitts campus followed by one year of clinical training at one of our affiliate veterinary teaching hospitals in the United States and Canada.

Reporting to the Director of Academic Technology, the person is responsible for operations of the 6 person library at the Veterinary School in St. Kitts. The Director will be responsible for establishing and meeting goals and objectives for the future of the library as an information center, making sure that these goals are coordinated with the goals of the institution. Broadly, this includes determining what services are needed, how to provide them, and how to support them. Specifically the Director will oversee planning and organization, policy creation and implementation, provision and updating of information resources, instruction in the use of library resources, and library staff training and development.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

The Director will manage the affairs of the library with service to students, faculty, and staff as the top priority. The director will be responsible for making sure that the library runs smoothly, all necessary resources are available and properly organized, and that users know how to use the resources, and to ensure that all library policies reflect the best interests of the users, and that the physical facility is clean, comfortable and conducive to research and study.

In addition, the director of library services will:

  • Align the library mission and goals with those of the institution and provide the leadership, planning, development and evaluation of library services in support of those goals.
  • Support research at Ross University School of Veterinary Medicine.
  • Develop the library’s collection of books, journals and online resources to meet the academic and research needs of both students and faculty.
  • Administrate the library’s annual budget and monitor expenditures.
  • Manage library services, resources, and personnel.
  • Mange library journal and online database subscriptions, including renewals, inventories and vendors.
  • Participate in strategic planning, developing new initiatives and setting priorities.
  • Serve as an advocate and subject matter expert for the library and health sciences librarianship and advance the profession through engagement with appropriate organizations and societies, including other Ross University and DeVry Inc. libraries.
  • Facilitate an increasing adoption of electronic resources.
  • Provision of library instruction: Instruct faculty and students in research and evidence based medicine, the hierarchy of research and how to use and evaluate information.
  • Work with academic deans to design library research assignments in support of the curriculum
  • Must have thorough knowledge of library practices and procedures


Required knowledge, skills and education include Master’s Degree / MLS from ALA accredited school, thorough knowledge and experience with library practices and procedures and excellent prioritization skills. Qualified candidates will possess strong service orientation and excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to plan and evaluate library services and knowledge of emerging trends in library and information fields. The selected candidate will have the ability and experience to manage support services for academic and research environment with customers that include students, faculty and researchers and preferred candidates will bring senior administrative experience in an academic medical library, including supervisory experience.

Relocation assistance and a comprehensive benefits and competitive salary await the right candidate. Apply online by submitting CV and letter of intent and search for Director, Library Services in St. Kitts.

We are proud to be an EEO employer M/F/D/V. We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing. Thank you for applying for this outstanding opportunity today.

Application Information

Contact: Human Resources
Ross University
Online App. Form: ob+Posting:+HigherEdJobs&iisn=