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Assistant Medical

Riverside Township, NJ, 08075
May 19, 2020

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Darlene Barksdale

Willingboro, NJ 08046 973-***-****

Librarian Information Specialist Researcher Cataloger

Conduct Research & Listen to Customer Needs & Feedback to Identify & Implement Operational Improvements

Creative and forward-thinking professional with extensive experience analyzing workflow in various business environments and providing strategic solutions to drive process efficiencies, save money, and improve customer experiences. Expertise assisting clients with information needs and remaining resourceful and committed in finding answers to problems both small and large.

Core Competencies:

Contract Negotiation

Project Management

Client Services & Content Management

Create & Deliver Presentations

Strategic Decision Making

Conflict Resolution

Technological Expertise

Literature Research Tools

OVID, MedLine, Citeline Cortellis, TaScan, & Regulatory & Competitive Intelligence Databases

Website Management

LifeRay, eRooms, Sharepoint, & WebEx

Bibliography & Document Management

Windows XP / Vista / 7 / 8, MS Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, Publisher), QUOSA, EOS, MS Project, Adobe (Acrobat), Endnote, & Reference

Contract Management

Zycus Concur Expense, Contract Lifecycle Management (CLM) SAP: Atlas Purchase Orders & Contract Management

Cataloging & Document Delivery Systems

Exlibris SFX, Sirsi Dynix (EOS), Docline, WorldCat, Cataloging, Interlibrary loans, & QUOSA

Professional Experience


Associate, Scientific Library

Managed QUOSA Information Manager (Article Repository) and all electronic content. Maintained product literature database for all published medical literature on company products. Supervised 3 contractors and part-time library staff members. Ensured quality deliverables and timely payment of vendor invoices based on resource usage and contractual obligations. Held responsibility for bibliography of references in Endnote and local collection development and operational policies and procedures, with guidance from Corporate Librarian. Trained and orientated new employees on Scientific Library electronic resources. Processed and submitted contracts to Legal Affairs department for audit readiness.

•Oversaw and supported acquisition and evaluation of information resources (databases, online subscriptions, some print resources), communicating value of tools, and ensuring ROI.

•Conducted detailed literature researches using advanced on-line databases and compiled and analyzed data, leveraging findings to create bibliographic reports.

•Managed and maintained Ebook and print collection, including url links and holdings on scientific library intranet and EOS Catalog, Catologing of print books, ensuring library remained organized for ease in accessibility for all users.

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•Created and updated eContent on Scientific Library webpage and maintained metrics spreadsheet for literature searches, and book orders, journal holdings, ejournal usage data, actualizing centralized location for all library materials, marketing tools, resources, and department announcements.

•Coordinated vendor trainings and conducted in-house database education sessions, enhancing knowledgebases and skillsets for improved efficiencies.

•Delivered services for individuals in various time zones, within budgetary constraints, remaining proactive in expanding global business presence.

•Facilitated on-boarding of new subsidiaries by requesting and acquiring information resources needed.


Administrator Technical Support, Corporate Information Center

Coordinated and implemented planning, management, and monitoring of all automated library systems, including maintenance, reports, upgrades, new features, vendor and system changes. Served as primary contact with library vendors and assumed responsibilities for 9 months of corporate research librarian and department manager. Filled document delivery of medical articles for research teams. Supervised and trained 2 part-time and 1 full-time employee. Ordered transcripts and federal documents from Food & Drug Administration.

•Coordinated acquisitions of medical, pharmaceutical and business reference books, centralizing ebook collection.

•Maintained statistical and usage data, leveraging findings to determine ROI.

•Maintained circulation and inventory of books and subscriptions using Softlink and spreadsheet for all invoices paid, ensuring accuracy.

•Conducted detailed literature research using advanced on-line databases, Dialog, Citeline, Pharmaprojects and internet resources, in-house files and databases, and reference books, ensuring delivery of information to clients in support of decision-making regarding products developed.

•Coordinated and distribute incoming research requests and assignments for department heads of drug and medical research teams.

•Attended meetings, conferences, and related training opportunities of vendors and professional organizations, remaining current on research profession developments.

Additional Relevant Experience

PRO-LIBRA ASSOCIATES, Summit, NJ, Library Assistant

UNITED HOSPITAL MEDICAL CENTER, Newark, NJ, Library Assistant Nurse’s Assistant


Master of Science (MS), Library and Information Science, Drexel University, Philadelphia, PA, 2018

Bachelor of Science (BS), Organizational Management / Marketing, Felician College, Lodi, NJ, Texas Southern University, Houston TX

Professional Memberships

Special Libraries Association (SLA), New Jersey Chapter

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