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From the GMR: Job Announcement

Program Coordinator: Consumer Health
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
Library of the Health Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region (NN/LM GMR) is seeking a knowledgeable, outgoing, energetic librarian to fill the Consumer Health Coordinator position for the ten-state region.

RESPONSIBILITIES: This position is responsible for coordinating the consumer health program within the Greater Midwest Region, including developing instructional materials, training librarians to provide consumer health information services, and promoting NLM’s consumer health resources, including the MedlinePlus database and MedlinePlus Go Local initiatives. The Coordinator works with representatives from public libraries, health science libraries, and community-based organizations to promote membership in the NN/LM and to offer consumer health workshops.

The Coordinator serves as a liaison to network members who apply for consumer health subcontracts or who are interested in forming partnerships with community-based organizations for the purpose of improving public
access to quality health information. The Coordinator also works with other NN/LM GMR staff to train librarians and health professionals on other Internet resources and new NLM systems; presents and exhibits at professional librarians’ and health professionals’ meetings; provides referrals and information about NLM services and products to librarians, consumers and health professionals; and contributes to the GMR’s blog and other regional and state publications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master’s degree in Library Sciences from an ALA accredited program; two to five years library experience, preferably in a health sciences library. Experience with NLM databases and products;
experience with providing consumer health information services; teaching/training experience; experience with computers and developing web resources; excellent written and oral communications skills; willingness to travel; and ability to transport and set up exhibit material.

SALARY/CONTRACT: Salary commensurate with experience; professional academic staff appointments in the UIC Library begin at $45,000; twelve month appointment with 24 days vacation; 12 days annual sick leave with
additional disability benefits; 11 paid holidays; paid medical insurance (contribution based on annual salary; coverage for dependents may be purchased); two dental plans available; life insurance paid for by the State; participation in one of the retirement options of the State Universities Retirement System compulsory (8% of salary is withheld and is tax exempt until withdrawal); no Social Security coverage but Medicare payment required; physical examination at University Health Service is required upon appointment.

For fullest consideration apply by August 31, 2007, with supporting resume and the names and addresses of at least three references to:

Annie Marie Ford
Director of Library Human Resources
University of Illinois at Chicago
The University Library (M/C 234)
Box 8198
Chicago, IL 60680
FAX: 312.413.0424
E-Mail: HYPERLINK mailto:amford@uic.edu lib-hr@uic.edu


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