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From the GMR: Position at University of Illinois at Chicago

Consider applying for the position of Information Services Librarian at UIC; dynamic colleagues in a stimulating environment!


The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library of the Health Sciences seeks a faculty librarian for its Information Services Department. The Library of the Health Sciences supports UIC programs in medicine, dentistry, nursing, pharmacy, associated health professions, public
health, and doctoral programs in basic and clinical science. The Library serves as the Regional Medical Library for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region, and is one of the largest health sciences libraries in the United States. The University of Illinois
at Chicago is a research institution with quality standards in research and publication. Faculty librarians excel in librarianship, conduct research, publish, and engage in service to the profession.

The librarian is responsible for all aspects of information services, with emphasis on outreach, instructional services, and user support. Hours include weekends and evening.

Specific responsibilities include:
-serving as liaison to selected health science colleges, and working with faculty to integrate library instruction into the curriculum
-participating in outreach initiatives to hospital and community groups
-participating in evidence-based medicine initiatives
-providing general reference services, including staffing the reference desk, answering online reference questions (chat and e-mail), and conducting research consultations;
-offering instructional services, including teaching classes and designing face-to-face and online instructional materials;
-working with others to develop and revise programs in response to changing technology and information needs
-developing content for the library's Web site;
-promoting and evaluating services and resources;
-serving on relevant library committees.

Reports directly to the Head of Information Services, Library of the Health Sciences.

Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program; two years of professional experience in an academic health sciences library or equivalent experience; interest in implementing emerging technologies; evidence of interest in professional involvement within medical or academic librarianship; strong customer service commitment, excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to work as part of a team, demonstrated oral and written communication skills; demonstrated ability to meet university standards in research,
publication, and professional service commensurate with tenure requirements.

Additional Desirable Qualifications: Academic background in health or life sciences; knowledge of evidence based healthcare; familiarity with licensed products, and experience searching PubMed and other health related and life sciences databases; record of scholarly publication.

Salary/Rank/Contract: Salary and rank dependent upon qualifications and experience; entry level faculty appointments begin at $47,000; faculty tatus; 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 November 13, 2009 with cover letter, supporting resume, and name and address of at least three references to:

Annie Marie Ford
Director of Library Human Resources
University Library, M/C 234
University of Illinois at Chicago
Box 8198
Chicago, Illinois 60680-8198
E-mail: lib-hr@uic.edu
Fax: 312.413.0424

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