Marcus Autism Center Job Opportunity

Family Library Coordinator- Marcus Autism Center.


A Library Coordinator coordinates and oversees the provision of library services in the Marcus Autism Center Norman Shutters Resource Center to ensure that the information needs of the patients, staff and families are met. Maintain a comprehensive, timely, appropriate medical and health information resource pool to serve customer needs.  Provide written and audio-video resources to support access to needed resources and information.


  1. Coordinates day-to-day operations of the Resource Center.
  2. Conducts and oversees information searches for families and staff.
  3. Manages all library resources, equipment, and databases ordering and processing new materials.
  4. Works with the Research Communication Team to develop materials and strategies to present latest research findings to patient families
  5. Demonstrates fiscal responsibility and accountability, including accurate statistical reports as requested:
  6. Pursue and promote continuous improvement of Family Library services.


  • Bachelor’s degree in the field of health or related field required or equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Proficient in Excel and Access and other computer applications required.
  • Required proficiency in library policies and procedures, on-line medical and non-medical database searching, and basic administration skills required.
  • Knowledge of community resources for autism and related developmental disabilities preferred
  • Individual must reflect a service orientation, excellent verbal and written communication skills, and a proactive approach to library collection management.
  • Experience with newsletter writing and program development preferred.
  • Experience with training and working with parents and volunteers preferred.
  • Spanish as a second language preferred.

Location: Marcus Autism Center
Schedule: Full-time
Hours Per Week: 40
Weekend Requirements: None
Shift: Day Job


Meeting RSVP & Agenda

2 weeks until our first meeting of 2015!

We will be at Shepherd Center in the Board Room.  (Parking is free. If you take MARTA, the Peach bus 110 stops at Shepherd.)  Directions can be found here:

Please RSVP by Tuesday, Feb. 10th using this link:

We will have a journal club so please come prepared by having read at least one of the articles linked here.

The agenda will be as follows:
10:15 Arrive at Shepherd
10:30 – 11 – Lesley Hudson’s presentation
11-12 – Break & Journal club discussion
12-1 – Lunch break & EBSCO presentation
1- 1:30- Business Meeting

1:30 – however long you can to stay – Archives project

About our speaker:  Lesley Hudson is the Executive Director of the American Spinal Injury Association (housed at Shepherd Center). She has worked at Shepherd Center for 35+ years and started our research department with our first medical director, Dr. David Apple, Jr. Lesley was integral in helping Shepherd Center to obtain a Model System grant in 1982 and we have continued to be awarded the grant each cycle since.

Membership applications are still being accepted! Forms are available here.

Journal Club Readings for February

Choose one (or more) of the linked articles to discuss at our February 12th meeting.  Also listed is the CE credit application that you can complete if desired.

Information-seeking Behavior and The Use of Online Resources: A Snapshot of Current Health Sciences Faculty
The Persistence of Clinical Questions Across Shifts on An Intensive Care Unit: An Observational Pilot Study
Mobile Devices in Medicine: A Survey of How Medical Students, Residents, and Faculty Use Smartphones and Other Mobile Devices to Find Information
Article Analysis Application

February Meeting

Join us on February 12th as we kick off 2015 with our first meeting at Shepherd Center.  More information to follow but mark your calendar now.

Accepting 2015 Memberships now

Membership applications are now being accepted for 2015 to AHSLC.  The form is linked here.

Top 10 Reasons to Join:

1) Low cost membership

2) Volunteer opportunities

3) Friendships outside of work

4) Opportunity to visit other area libraries

5) Continue to build our local association for the next 40 years

6) Ability to provide better service to patrons with a great resource base

7) Information exchange with colleagues

8) Interlibrary loan lending

9) 14 hours of CEUs offered at meetings in the past 3 years

10) Opportunity to build local contacts

Emory University Job Posting

The Woodruff Health Sciences Center Library at Emory University has an exciting opportunity for a self-confident, creative, and knowledgeable individual. The Head of Clinical Informationist Services will lead a team in planning, delivering, and evaluating services for clientele at a leading academic health sciences center.

View the complete posting here:

Candidates applying by December 15th will receive priority consideration.

Review of applications will continue until position is successfully filled. Emory is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer that welcomes and encourages diversity and seeks applications and nominations from women and minorities.


AHSLC 40th Anniversary Luncheon

We cordially invite all past and current members to celebrate Atlanta Health Science Libraries Consortium’s 40th Anniversary Luncheon with us on December 4th from 11am – 2pm at Tuk Tuk Thai Food Loft.

RSVP by November 21 to