Manager, Library Services

Job Description

To plan, develop, implement and evaluate knowledge-based information resources to support the patient care, educational, research and administrative functions of The Christ Hospital Health Network. Responsible for collecting, preserving and making accessible historic records of enduring value from the Elizabeth Gamble Deaconess Home Association, The Christ Hospital Health Network and The Christ College of Nursing and Health Sciences.


Planning: Reviews and updates the library's short and long-range plans to promote its growth and development according to the financial and operating goals of the organization. Effectively sets priorities; maintains awareness of governmental, legal, Joint Commission, environmental, technological and competitive factors as they affect libraries and library services. Implements corrective action as needed to ensure compliance; develops methods of performance improvement with special emphasis on quality of service and cost containment.

Financial Management: Develops library budget to accomplish goals approved in annual and long-range planning; manages annual expenditures within budget; recommends appropriate books, journals, electronic resources and other materials.

Administration: Develops implements, communicates and evaluates library policies and procedures; prepares or directs preparation of records and reports, compiles and interprets library statistics to ascertain goals are being attained; communicates results and corrective action to Administration; promotes utilization of library services, serves on appropriate hospital and college committees to provide expertise and guidance on issues of information and information access.

Reference/Information Services: Develops and manages reference materials, instructs and assists users in researching problems and the use of informational resources and research tools; directs and conducts online bibliographic searches;; builds and maintains cooperative library relationships to maximize availability of materials to patrons, supplement other library services and contain costs; maintains familiarity with current technologies and electronic resources; determines appropriate levels and means of access to support library services.

Provides for the development of Collection Management, Technical Services and Public Services which address the knowledge-based information needs of the organization.

Organize, process, catalog and conserve historical records and items from EGDHA, TCH and TCCNHS according to current archival standards.

Determine equipment, software and storage needs for preservation of archived collection.

Create MARC records for archival material for inclusion in James N. Gamble Library online catalog.

Develop internal and external circulation policies for physical and digital access to archived materials.

Recommend processes for ongoing care and maintenance of archive collection and develop plan for future acquisitions, additional content.

Facilitate oral histories project with historically significant individuals from the network and transcribe interview



Develops and manages a budget of approximately $800,000. Projects next year's materials budget based upon inflation and predictions as noted in trade publications. Authorizes payment of invoices received in the library and initiates check requests as appropriate.


EDUCATION: Master's Degree in Information/Library Science from ALA-accredited program required

YEARS OF EXPERIENCE: 5 years of library experience with progressively increasing responsibilities; significant experience in medical/allied health library services strongly desired. 1-2 years of archival administration.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND KNOWLEDGE: Evidence of ability to manage library services. Knowledge and awareness of medical and health care fields, public policy issues in health and medicine, emerging library technologies, customer service, copyright requirements, consumer health information and services. Experience in an archive, digital collection, manuscript collection, museum or other records preservation environment. Knowledge of MARC, archival standards issues, practices and trends and software.

About Us

For more than 130 years, The Christ Hospital been the beacon for exceptional healthcare in the Greater Cincinnati community. We're industry pioneers, always pushing the boundaries and reimagining the future of healthcare.

Our culture promotes collaboration, diversity and innovation. Together, as a team, we work tirelessly to enhance healthcare quality, accessibility and safety.