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Job Posting: Reference Librarian position at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago

Reference Librarian I / Online Search Services & Outreach Coordinator
Library, Rush University, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

The Library of Rush University Medical Center is seeking an innovative, friendly, and enthusiastic professional in its Public Services area for a Reference Librarian / Online Search Services and Outreach Coordinator to continue and expand our service of excellence to the Rush community. Located just west of the Loop in downtown Chicago, Rush offers an ideal atmosphere for professionals to fulfill their career goals.

The job responsibilities are as follows:

â—? Provide expert level mediated database searches and facilitate end-user searched in response to specific information request from Library users on the National Library of Medicine, EBSCO, OVID, Dialog, and other vendor systems. Coordinate the mediated online search service of the reference section.

â—? Coordinate the communication outreach program of the Library, and prepare print and online material which promote Library activities.

â—? As a member of the Reference staff, provide general biomedical reference service to faculty, staff, and students, perform mediated literature searches on DIALOG, OVID, EBSCO, NLM, and other platforms. Teach workshops and attend clinical meetings as Library liaison.

Required: Master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program. Excellent interpersonal, oral / written communication skills.

Preferred: Experience with teaching and experience in a health care setting. Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, including InDesign, familiarity with MS Publisher. Degree life sciences a plus.

Salary Range: $45,000 - $49,000 annually. Rush had a comprehensive benefits package including tuition reimbursement. Apply online at https://rush.igreentree.com/CSS_External/CSSPage_Welcome.asp for job number 2008-1599. Please include letter of application, resume and the names of three (3) professional references.

The library maintains an up-to-date clinical collection of books and journals, including e-books and e-journals and a number of other electronic resources and serves the entire University and Medical Center. There are 30 FT Library Staff.

Rush University is the academic component of Rush University Medical Center. Founded in 1972, the University currently has over 1,500 students in Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences, and the Graduate College.

Rush University Medical Center is committed to hiring and employing without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, ancestry, age, disability, or any other legally protected status.
Christine Frank, M.L.S., A.H.I.P.
Director, Library of Rush University Medical Center
600 South Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60612
312-942-8735 (voice)
312-942-3143 (fax)

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