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June 5, 2014

From the GMR: NLM is recruiting for multiple entry-level positions; Bethesda, MD

Hello, Network Members,
Please see the following message forwarded on behalf of NLM.
Jacqueline

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), located on the National Institutes of Health (NIH) campus, in Bethesda, Maryland is recruiting recent library science graduates to fill entry level librarian positions. The positions offer a unique opportunity to work at the world's largest biomedical library, with a mission of acquiring, organizing, and disseminating the biomedical knowledge for the benefit of the public's health.


Positions are available in:

Web Site Development and Social Media
Support site development, or new responsive web design for MedlinePlus
Contribute to social media initiatives of NLM
Support development and maintenance of NLM web sites by assisting with content management, usability, accessibility, information architecture, plain language, navigation and mobile access

Technical Services
Acquire materials for the NLM collection and support the licensing of electronic resources
Create and maintain serial records which serve as the underlying data for various systems throughout NLM; provide quality assurance of NLM serial records in local and national databases to ensure accurate journal citations in databases such as PubMed and PMC (PubMed Central)

Preservation; Digital Preservation
Provide proper management, preservation and care of historical and non-historical collections, including monographs, serials, archives, manuscripts, oral histories, prints, photographs, posters, ephemera, motion pictures, video recordings, sound recordings, and other materials
Participate in digital technology, digital imaging and preservation of analog and digital formats

Consumer Health
Organize consumer health information about diseases, conditions, and wellness, in both English and Spanish through MedlinePlus, the NLM consumer health web site

Data and Literature Management
Design qualitative and quantitative assessments of tools and processes used in the indexing of biomedical literature
Provide technical and research support for automated (machine-assisted) indexing initiatives involving biomedical literature
Assist with data content review and editing of bibliographic citations and Web pages, including HTML or XML tagging and metadata application, to ensure data quality and consistency
Test and evaluate NLM search systems, including the content in the systems and the interfaces used to access the systems
Participation with customer service, training and outreach services for NLM systems, such as PubMed

Health Services Research, Public Health and Health Information Technology
Engage with the public health and health services research communities in order to create and manage health information resources that serve their needs
Support development of knowledge and information resources to promote interoperable exchange of data and information using standardized vocabularies and codesets, standardized survey tools and assessment instruments, and common data elements and measures

Data Science and Big Data
Assist with initiatives to enhance access to biomedical data sets resulting from publicly funded research
Analyze and develop guidance related to emerging policies that promote data sharing and open science
Participate in projects to engage science communities of practice in standards efforts, including common data elements initiatives


Pay: GS-9 level with a pay rate of $52,146
Benefits: health insurance, and other benefits
Eligibility: Eligibility: Must have a library degree from an accredited school; must have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher; must have graduated on or after 12/27/10 and be a citizen of the United States

Apply for NLM positions through the NIH Pathways for Recent Graduates (Librarian) Program of USAJobs: https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/371420100 from June 2 - June 6, 2014
We encourage the submission of a cover letter identifying the area(s) you are most interested in working in, so that we can determine the area best suited in our organization.

NLM and NIH are dedicated to building a workforce that reflects diversity. NLM hires, promotes, trains, and provides career development based on merit, without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including gender identity), parental status, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, or political affiliation.

In addition to an interesting, challenging work environment, NLM has a great location on the campus of the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, Maryland. It is a short Metro ride from Washington D.C. and a short walk from Bethesda's thriving restaurant and retail district.


Questions:
Kathel Dunn
Associate Fellowship Coordinator
National Library of Medicine
Kathel.dunn@nih.gov
301.435.4083

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Jacqueline Leskovec, MLIS, MA, RN
Outreach, Planning and Evaluation Coordinator
National Network of Libraries of Medicine
Greater Midwest Region
1750 W. Polk St. M/C 763
Chicago, IL 60612-4330

312.996-2464 Phone
312.996-2226 FAX
http://nnlm.gov/gmr/

February 28, 2014

University of Minnesota: 2 Liaison positions available

Biomedical/Research Services Liaison and Pharmacy Liaison

The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for two positions in the Health Sciences Libraries. We seek applicants who are innovative and flexible, offer subject expertise and technology skills, and possess an understanding of research processes in the sciences to provide leadership and help shape the future of library services.

The Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) division of the University Libraries includes the Bio-Medical Library and the Wangensteen Historical Library of Biology and Medicine on the Minneapolis campus, and the Veterinary Medical Library on the St. Paul campus. The positions will report to the Associate Director for Education & Research Services and will collaborate with eight librarian liaisons in HSL as well as other science librarians across the University Libraries.

The biomedical/research services liaison will support designated academic departments and research centers affiliated with the University's Academic Health Center, including the Medical School, the Biomedical Discovery District, and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute. The successful candidate will forge relationships with researchers and graduate students to develop and offer services that respond to the University's focus on translational science and interdisciplinary research, including the Minnesota Discovery, Research and InnoVation Economy initiative for scientific research in four critical fields: food security, brain research, robotics and advancing industry while conserving the environment. The position also will provide leadership and programmatic direction for the research support services offered by the Health Sciences Libraries.

The pharmacy liaison will support the education, research and outreach activities of the College of Pharmacy. Core responsibilities include developing collaborative relationships with faculty, staff, and students of the College, and creating new tools, programs and initiatives that respond to trends in patient care, scientific research and inter-professional education programs.

The University of Minnesota's Academic Health Center is one of the nation's few comprehensive centers encompassing programs in medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and allied health, as well as a number of interdisciplinary programs that serve the entire University. The University of Minnesota and its libraries also have a strong record of outreach and service to the state and region.

The individuals will also contribute to the knowledge base of the profession through research, publication, and professional engagement, as they work toward continuous appointment status.

Required Qualifications include an American Library Association accredited Master's degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience. Understanding of teaching, learning and research trends in the health sciences.

Evidence of program development and project management skills. An undergraduate or
graduate degree in the physical, life, health, computer or related sciences, with a demonstrated understanding of the scientific research process is preferred.

The University of Minnesota is located in the center of the Twin Cities metropolitan area. The Twin Cities are known for their vibrant cultural programming through numerous arts venues, extensive park and recreational systems, and an engaged and diverse community (http:// www1.umn.edu/wishyouwerehere/)

For complete descriptions, qualifications and to apply go to
https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=117857 (Biomedical/Research
and, https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=117877 (Pharmacy)

The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

December 30, 2013

From the GMR: Job Posting, Two positions at Ohio State University

Research and Education Librarian (2)

The Ohio State University Health Sciences Library seeks two (2) full-time, tenure-track Research and Education Librarians. As members of The Knowledge Integration Department, the Research and Education Librarians will initiate and build strong relationships with faculty, staff, and students from one or more health sciences college(s) or department(s). The successful candidates will take initiative to identify, meet, and facilitate on-going communication regarding education, research, clinical services and resources when and where needed. Successful candidates will develop innovative instructional programs and learning materials, provide in-depth research consultations and reference services, and monitor and inform faculty, staff, and students on patterns of research and emerging issues associated with scholarly communication and copyright law.

Required Qualifications:


  • Master's degree in library and information studies from an ALA-accredited program

  • Experience with health sciences database searching.

  • Familiarity with current trends, issues, standards, and emerging technologies used in an academic environment.

  • Evidence of excellent oral and written communication skills and comfortable with public speaking.


Rank and Salary:

Positions are full-time, permanent, 12-month tenure-track faculty appointments. Salary and faculty rank are dependent on qualifications and experience.

Application:

For full job description, please see: https://www.jobsatosu.com/postings/52013. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled. Preference will be given to applications received by January 19, 2014. Please send cover letter, CV, references and salary history and requirements via email to Erika Garber at garber.135@osu.edu.

Contact Information:

Erika Garber
Human Resources
Health Sciences Library
376 W. 10th Ave.
Columbus, OH 43210
(614)688-7849

The Ohio State University
Stephanie J. Schulte, MLIS
Assistant Professor
Education & Reference Services Coordinator
Health Sciences Library
206 Prior Hall, 376 W. 10th Ave., Columbus, OH 43210
614-292-4893 Office
stephanie.schulte@osumc.edu
hsl.osu.edu

December 18, 2013

Position Announcement: Health Science Library Assistant, St. Cloud Hospital

Health Science Library Assistant

- Department: Health Science Library - HSCH
- St. Cloud Hospital, St. Cloud, MN - Part-time
- 32 hrs/pp
- Day shift

The Health Science Library Assistant provides a variety of library clerical and technical duties of moderate complexity as appropriate to the diverse operations and specialized procedures of the Health Science Library. Implements and abides by Customer Service Standards. Supports and implements patient safety and other safety practices as appropriate. Supports and demonstrates Family Centered Care principles when interacting with patients and their families and with co-workers.

EDUCATION
High School Diploma or equivalent required. Bachelor's degree in Library Science, Education or related field preferred.

EXPERIENCE
No previous experience required with Bachelor's degree. Minimum of three years experience in a library setting required without Bachelor's degree. Familiarity with library procedures and with the literature and terminology of the health science are required. Demonstrated knowledge of information technology including online data base searching, word processing, data base management, Internet, and library specific applications required. Excellent communication skills, both verbal and written required.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
Medical Library Association (MLA) Certification desirable.

Contact:
Susan Schleper
Health Science Library
St. Cloud Hospital
schlepers@centracare.com
320.251.2700 ext.54686
fax 320.656.7039

Link to the position:
https://www.healthcaresource.com/centracare/index.cfm?fuseaction=search.jobDetails&template=dsp_job_details.cfm&cJobId=657252

October 11, 2013

Job Opening - National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education

Resource Exchange Repository Program Manager (9714 Associate Librarian)
National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education

To apply, visit https://employment.umn.edu. Requisition Number: 187014

Background:

The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education was created in October 2012 to serve as a coordinating center for interprofessional education and collaborative practice (IPECP) as well as to provide leadership, scholarship, evidence, coordination, and national visibility to advance interprofessional education and practice as a viable and efficient health care delivery model. As part of the cooperative agreement with the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), the center is charged with operating as a neutral, unbiased, convener among IPECP stakeholders in education, practice, and public policy. To fulfill this charge, the National Center is developing an interactive, digital subject repository to: provide open access to historical and evolving scholarly work in interprofessional practice and education; offer an online space to share ideas and resources; and facilitate meaningful connections among students, educators, leaders, and practitioners. Called the "resource exchange," this digital repository allows individuals from around the world to share information about their programs and experiences and connect with professionals with similar interests and issues. It will also be a source of current thought leadership, including articles and reports. As a sub-section of the resource exchange repository, the National Center is also developing a "scholarly trust" containing important research and evaluation materials that pass a review process. It will contain important historical information, as well as represent the best current thinking on interprofessional practice and education as defined by an expert panel appointed by the National Center. The program manager is responsible for management of the resource exchange and scholarly trust digital subject repository, including: ongoing, proactive curation and monitoring of content; management of metadata and descriptive work; and leadership for the development of the scholarly trust expert panel, criteria and publication process.

Job Summary:

We are seeking a creative and user-oriented individual to serve as the repository manager for the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. This is a new position, created to support our strategic efforts to improve access to interprofessional practice and education resources. We invite applications from qualified individuals who value national engagement strategies and are interested in working within a diverse, innovative, and learning-centered environment. This position is a 12-month, 100%, annually renewable P &A position that will report to the associate to the associate vice president for education, Academic Health Center who also serves as the center administrator for the National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Roles and responsibilities:

MANAGEMENT, POLICY DEVELOPMENT AND USER SUPPORT (40%)

  • Lead the development, maintenance and adherence of policies and procedures to guide development and use of scholarly trust (repository), including: policies governing the submission of content for digital publication, metadata and preservation standards, technical workflow, quality control, open access, intellectual property and copyright
  • Collaborate with the scholarly trust expert panel to guide repository development and standards, including:
  • Convene the scholarly trust expert panel at regular intervals
  • Vet publication criteria, copyright issues, review processes and ongoing management practices.
  • Development of scholarly trust publication criteria.
  • Regularly review digital submissions for possible inclusion
  • Ensure compliance with the submission policy and license agreement and advise the National Center team and expert panel about emerging copyright management issues.


  • Provide ongoing qualitative and quantitative assessment through data gathering and analysis

  • Communicate with and provide support to contributors and users
  • Anticipate future trends in evolving digital environment and maintain current awareness of national and international developments affecting knowledge management, metadata and information retrieval


TECHNICAL ANALYSIS AND SUPPORT (20%)

In collaboration with National Center and supporting technology staff:

  • Serve as a member of the team responsible for ongoing development and management of the resource exchange platform, including functionality requests and technical assistance.
  • Create value-added services such as community and collection pages within the resource exchange platform.
  • Assess and recommend new technical functionality and or/software products to support user needs.

STAKEHOLDER RELATIONS (40%)

  • Provide educational guidance and resources about the repository to interested organizations to cultivate their interests and support their needs
  • Track and monitor engagement efforts and responses and work with Communications Manager to refine key messages based upon feedback
  • In alignment with National Center strategic communications plan, develop a comprehensive marketing strategy to promoting awareness and use of the repository.
  • Increase the amount and quality of items deposited in the resource exchange and scholarly trust by:
  • Promoting the repository to key stakeholders, including presentations at key meetings, events and conferences
  • Actively seek out new user communities and content
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  • Identifying suitable publications for deposit by checking scholarly journals, news and popular media sources and organizational websites.
  • Encouraging authors of suitable publications to deposit their work.

Minimum qualification:

Master's degree in Library/Information Science or an advanced degree with relevant experience. A minimum of 5 years of experience developing and/or managing digital collections. Excellent project management and program development skills, strong organizational skills with meticulous attention to detail. Enthusiasm for contributing to a face-paced work environment; and demonstrated ability to work well independently and in cooperation with colleagues in a service-oriented, collaborative setting. Outreach experience and knowledge of marketing techniques Demonstrated familiarity with cataloging and metadata standards, communication standards, and classification systems including (but not limited to) Dublin Core, MARC, METS, MODS, OAI-PMH Demonstrated knowledge of copyright law, intellectual property and permissions issues as they related to digital repositories and published works Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills Capacity to thrive in an exciting, ambiguous, future-oriented environment, and to respond effectively to changing needs and priorities.

Preferred qualification:

Knowledge of institutional repository management, including policy matters, intellectual property and copyright issues, and strategies for recruiting appropriate content Demonstrated interest in growing expertise in digital initiatives and technologies as they apply to open access digital repositories and scholarly communication Demonstrated creativity, initiative, self-direction, and innovative thinking. Previous work experience in health sciences education and/or practice Experience with the Drupal CMS a plus


About the National Center:

The National Center for Interprofessional Practice and Education is supported by a Health Resources and Services Administration Cooperative Agreement Award No. UE5HP25067. In addition, the Josiah Macy Jr Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF), the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, and the John A Hartford Foundation have collectively committed up to $8.1 million in grants over five years to support and guide the Center, which will work to accelerate team work and collaboration among doctors, nurses and other health professionals-- as well as patients--and break down the traditional silo-approach to health professions education.

October 10, 2013

Job Opening - Boston Scientific Information Specialist

Boston Scientific's Knowledge Resources team is seeking an Information Specialist to support its research and knowledge management efforts. Candidates will have prior experience in corporate research services or have in interest in developing this experience in a challenging, yet supportive environment.

This position is located in either Natick, MA or St. Paul, MN.

Responsibilities:

Research Service Support

Collaborate with KR senior staff and internal customers to understand the context and objectives of research requests so to appropriately, efficiently, and cost-effectively meet and exceed expectations; Research to support biomedical literature searches for notified bodies and business intelligence needs

Work with KR staff to develop tool-kits of resources that serve as information and data management services for key stakeholders. Create alerts and other dissemination of information practices

Technical Services and Infrastructure Development

Assist team in continuous improvement efforts and performance metrics.

·Participate in a variety of project-based assignments to continuously improve and expand on Knowledge Resources' services, formal processes, and core competencies of the team.

Support KR team in technical service activities (cataloging/tagging, intranet development, SharePoint)

Requirements:

BA/BS and experiences in information service delivery preferred. Masters Degree in Library Science preferred with 2 years of experience, or significant source work toward completion of degree.

Basic understanding of secondary research tools and willingness to develop expertise in these areas; knowledge/experience of database searching and retrieval techniques.

Familiarity with scientific and technical information sources

Experience or familiarity with cataloging rules and practices; intranet design and content development

Excellent problem solving skills.

Strong Customer Service orientation to seek methods that maximize the competencies of Knowledge Resources and add value to the end user/customer.

Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously in a fast-pace environment.

Excellent verbal and written communication skills; Good people skills, team orientation, and professional attitude.

To apply, send resume and cover letter to:
April Baglole
Manager, Knowledge Resources
Boston Scientific
April.Baglole@bsci.com
508-652-5398

http://www.bostonscientific.com/careers

September 9, 2013

Job Posting - Allina Health

Job Title: Library Technician-Intermediate
Job ID:
Business Unit:
442157
Corporate Office
Location:
Abbott Northwestern Hospital
Full/Part Time:
Department:
Part-Time
Medical Libraries
Regular/Temporary:
Standard Hours:
32.00
Union Position?:
Regular
N




Introduction
Allina Health is a not-for-profit system of hospitals, clinics and other health care services with more than 23,500 employees, 5,000 physicians and 2,500 volunteers dedicated to meeting the lifelong health care needs of patients and communities throughout Minnesota and western Wisconsin. Allina is a vibrant, growing organization with opportunities to suit your professional skills and a diverse work environment to match your specific interests. We believe employees are our greatest asset and are dedicated to helping you develop and maximize your professional skills.

Allina Commons is the Minneapolis-based headquarters of Allina Health, a not-for-profit health care organization serving patients and communities. Approximately 1,600 corporate and administrative service employees work at offices within Midtown Exchange, site of the historic Sears retail complex at Chicago Avenue and E. Lake Street. This community landmark, adjacent to the campus of Allina's Abbott Northwestern Hospital, is the second largest building in Minnesota and includes offices, an internationally themed public market and residential units.

Responsibilities
Providing service to customers
Delivery of articles
Retrieval of information
Acquisition of material; technical services, cataloging, and processing of materials
Education
BA or equivalent training/experience
Qualifications
Experience

5 years experience with customer service
Library experience strongly desired
Skills

Customer service skills
Ability to work independently
Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
Cataloging skills preferred

Pay,Benefits, & Work Schedule
Part Time Position (32 hours/week)
Day Shift (M-F 8a-4:30pm)
No Weekends
Non Contract
To apply, or for more information, go to the Careers section of AllinaHealth.com. http://www.allinahealth.org/ahs/careers.nsf/

August 15, 2013

Position announcement: Head, Library Services at University of Iowa Hardin Library for the Health Sciences

Hardin Library for the Health Sciences at the University of Iowa is looking for a librarian to provide leadership and coordination of the operational aspects of the Library's circulation, reserve, shelving, and basic reference services. The successful candidate will oversee the Library's three service points, and will supervise the library assistants in charge of these services. This position reports to the Assistant Director of Hardin Library.

The position requires an ALA-accredited MLS, at least three years professional experience, and supervisory experience. For a complete description, including salary, and information on the application procedure, go to http://jobs.uiowa.edu and search for requisition number 62957. Applications must be received by August 22, 2013.
Feel free to contact me at janna-lawrence@uiowa.edu if you have questions.

Janna

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Janna C. Lawrence, MLIS, AHIP
Assistant Director, Hardin Library for the Health Sciences
University of Iowa
600 Newton Road
Iowa City, Iowa 52246-1098
319-335-9870
janna-lawrence@uiowa.edu

June 21, 2013

2 Positions at the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries


University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries

Two Positions Available:
Informatics/Data Services Specialist and Biomedical/Research Services Specialist

The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications for two innovative, tech savvy and proactive health science library specialists. We seek applicants who have subject expertise and technology skills, and who possess an understanding of research processes in the sciences to provide leadership and help shape the future of library services.

Both positions will be part of the Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) division of the University Libraries. The positions will report to the Associate Director for Liaison Services and will collaborate with eight other subject librarians in HSL as well as other science librarians across the University Libraries.

The specialists will serve as library liaisons to designated academic departments and research centers affiliated with the University's Academic Health Center (AHC, (http://www.ahc.umn.edu/), including the Medical School, the Biomedical Discovery District, and the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, supporting the instructional, research and outreach activities of these units. Both positions will provide specialized leadership for HSL: one in data management and curation, and the other in the development and coordination of research support services. Areas of focus will include identifying and supporting research needs, such as data management, research networking and personal information management, and collaborating with faculty and library colleagues to create innovative tools for fostering and managing disciplinary and interdisciplinary research processes.

Required Qualifications include an American Library Association accredited Master's degree in Library/Information Science or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience; and facility with technology (e.g., basic programming, web applications, APIs) and its application in academic contexts. Preferred qualifications include a degree in the physical, life, health, computer or related sciences, with a demonstrated understanding of the scientific research process, experience in health informatics, and knowledge of digital repository software and systems.

For a complete description and list of qualifications and to apply, go to: https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=112011 .

The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

March 12, 2013

Job Posting - Public Services Librarian, Northwestern Health Sciences University

Public Services Librarian

Location: Bloomington, MN
Exempt/Non-Exempt: Exempt
Benefits: Full-time benefit eligible
Employment Type: Full Time
Department: Library

Description: The Public Services Librarian provides and promotes access to
the library's resources and services for students, faculty, and staff using print, e-mail, social media, and web communications. The Public Services Librarian also manages the daily function of the circulation/information desk, including reserves, coordinate reference services, and provide formal and informal instruction in the use of library services/resources.

Duties:

1. Coordinate formal and informal instruction, orientation, and support in use of library resources for curricular and extracurricular purposes, provide reference service to patrons using all sources, and perform literature searches in response to requests from faculty, staff, or health professionals.

2. Plan, develop, and implement university-wide outreach programs and strategies, and communicate news of library collections, services, and other library events to the university community and beyond.

3. Ensure that the desk is properly staffed ~95 hrs./week, manage reserves collection, manage circulation functions of the library management system and train staff in circulation functions, handle all statistical and financial recordkeeping aspects of the circulation department, train new student and evening/weekend staff, supervise student assistants and library clerks, and conduct performance evaluations.

4. Coordinate library web page updates and 2.0 communication tools (Facebook, Pinterest, Twitter, etc.).

5. Coordinate electronic resources, negotiate licenses, and maintain records for contracts.

6. Evaluate print and e-resources for possible addition to library collection.

7. As subject specialist, recommend new materials for library collection, perform scanning of journals in subject area to stay current on latest trends and research, meet periodically with department representative to learn issues/concerns.

Qualifications:
* ALA accredited Masters degree (MA, MS, MLS) or equivalent in Library/
Information Science
* Four (4) years or more library experience
* Supervisory experience desired
* Web design/2.0 tools
* Academic or medical library background
* Teaching/instruction

Apply @ http://nwhealth.iapplicants.com/ViewJob-413507.html

February 27, 2013

Job Posting -- Manager, E-Resources Management

Manager/Librarian, Electronic Resources Management

The University of Minnesota Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Manager, E-Resources Management unit. The successful candidate will be an innovative manager who monitors trends and technologies in the e-resource management arena, develops operational strategy, and leads collaborative initiatives with other departments in the Libraries and beyond to enhance discovery and delivery of electronic resources to Libraries' users.

The E-Resource Management unit (ERM), consisting of 8 FTE, is one of four units in the Acquisitions and E-Resource Management (ARM) department within the newly-constituted Content & Collections Division.

Required qualifications include a Master's degree from an American Library Association accredited library school or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience, management/supervisory experience, and experience with e-resource management.

The Libraries provide a highly collaborative environment, distinguished by new models for teaching/learning, research support and scholarly communication; innovative web development, significant collaborative digital library development, programs of process improvement and organizational development, and a record of innovative partnerships.
For complete requirements and description, and to apply, go to

https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=109535


The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

Katherine Chew
Associate Director
Research, Collections & Access Services
Health Sciences Libraries
University of Minnesota
325A Diehl Hall
505 Essex Street SE
Minneapolis, MN 55455
612-626-3017
chewx002@umn.edu

February 5, 2013

From the GMR: Position posting - Biosciences Librarian at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Biosciences Librarian
Assistant or Associate Professor of University Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position Available:
Position available immediately. This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment.

Position Description:
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library seeks an innovative and service-oriented individual to provide subject expertise to support undergraduate and graduate-level instruction and research in biological sciences, biotechnology, and bioengineering fields. The Biosciences Librarian will serve as part of a team of librarians providing research support to the Colleges of Liberal Arts and Sciences (LAS); Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES); and Engineering. The incumbent will work with researchers in several departments and research centers including the Beckman Institute, the Institute for Genomic Biology, the School of Integrative Biology, the School of Molecular and Cellular Biology, the Department of Bioengineering, Illinois Natural History Survey, and others engaged in biological research or instruction. The incumbent will report to the head of the Funk (ACES) Library and have office space in both the Funk and Grainger Engineering Libraries. The successful candidate will establish collection priorities, provide information and instructional services, engage in data and research services, and develop expanded library services related to bioscience subject areas.

Responsibilities and Duties:
The Biosciences Librarian will contribute to the University Library's service activities, collections, and expertise in the biological sciences. Specific responsibilities include:

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  • Initiate liaison and outreach relationships with relevant bioscience programs;

  • Provide information and instructional services, both in person and online;

  • Develop and manage library collections in all formats in areas of subject responsibility;

  • Develop and maintain robust Internet sites and related digital resources;

  • Develop data stewardship and research support services;

  • Contribute to Library-wide information, instruction, collection development, and research support services;

  • Participate in the provision of general reference services through scheduled reference desk hours and on-call reference service;

  • Monitor trends in bioscience scholarly publishing and inform researchers about scholarly communications services and related library collection development;

  • Conduct research in science and technology librarianship;

  • Perform other duties as they arise.

Environment:
The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is one of the preeminent research libraries in the world. With more than 13 million volumes and significant digital resources, it ranks second in size among academic research libraries in the United States and first among public university libraries in the world. As the intellectual heart of the campus, the Library is committed to maintaining the strongest possible collections and services and engaging in research and development activities in pursuit of the University's mission of teaching, scholarship, and public service. The Library currently employs approximately 100 faculty and 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more detailed information, please visit . The Library consists of multiple departmental libraries located across campus, as well as an array of central public, technical, and administrative service units. The Library also encompasses a variety of virtual service points and "embedded librarians".

The Grainger Engineering Library Information Center opened in 1994 and serves as a laboratory for enhanced information services and emerging information technologies. The Funk Library is located in a new, state-of-the art building built in 2001. Together the Grainger and Funk libraries are composed of 7.5 FTE faculty librarians and 4.25 FTE library graduate assistants. The Grainger Library serves the College of Engineering, including the Department of Bioengineering and a large biomedical group in the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering. The Funk Library is the primary facility serving students and researchers in the areas of agriculture, biology, landscape architecture, and urban planning. The two libraries contain on-site computer instructional classrooms.

Qualifications:
Required: ALA-accredited Master's degree or equivalent; degree in a biosciences discipline or 1-2 years of experience providing professional services to one or more bioscience disciplines in an academic, corporate, or research library; experience with online information resources and information management tools; commitment to provision of public services; demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and effectively with others in a team environment; evidence of flexibility and ability to thrive in a complex and fluid organizational environment; evidence of excellent communication and analytical skills.

Preferred: Advanced degree in a biosciences discipline; experience providing information and instructional services in an academic or research library; experience providing scholar support services such as scholarly communications services, bioinformatics, and/or e-science activities; experience building and sustaining library collections; experience creating and maintaining web pages for library users; ability to work cooperatively and effectively with all elements of an academically and culturally diverse community; evidence of research, publication, and service consonant with university standards for promotion and tenure.

Salary and Rank:
Salary commensurate with credentials and experience. Librarians have faculty rank, and must demonstrate excellence in librarianship, research, and university/professional/community service in order to meet university standards for tenure and promotion. For more information, see http://www.library.illinois.edu/committee/promo/lpta.htm.


Terms of Appointment:
Twelve-month appointment; 24 work days' vacation per year; 11 paid holidays; 12 days annual sick leave (cumulative up to a maximum of 240 days) plus an additional 13 days (non-cumulative) per year if necessary. Health insurance, requiring a small co-payment, is provided to employees (coverage for dependents may be purchased); participation in the State Universities Retirement System is required upon appointment (8% of member's salary is withheld and is tax exempt until retirement); newly hired university employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction.


Campus and Community:
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a major comprehensive major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public engagement to the state and the nation. It employs 2,300 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receive campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu. The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: http://illinois.edu/about/community/community.htm or http://www.ccchamber.org.


To Apply:
To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including email addresses for three professional references. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please call: 217-333-8169.

Deadline:
In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be received by 2/19/2013. Interviews may occur before the closing date; however, no decisions will be made prior to the closing date.

January 23, 2013

Position Available: Medical Librarian .5 FTE

Regions Hospital seeks a Medical Librarian who serves as the liaison to Gillette Children's Specialty Healthcare. This is a part time position. Responsibilities include literature searching, managing interlibrary loans, collection development, library resource instruction and maintaining library intranet site. A Masters degree in Library Science is required along with 2-3 years experience, preferably in a medical setting.

To apply please go to http://www.regionshospital.com/rh/careers/index.html


Mary Wittenbreer| Head Medical Librarian | Health Professional Education

Regions Hospital Medical Library
640 Jackson Street | Mailstop 11202B | St. Paul, MN 55101
Office: 651-254-3609 | Fax: 651-254-3427 | HealthPartnersInstitute.org
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January 6, 2013

From the GMR: Position available: Loyola Univ Chicago Health Sciences Library

Information Services & Instruction Librarian

Loyola University Chicago is a nationally recognized urban university founded in 1870 in the Jesuit, Catholic tradition. The Health Sciences Campus, located in Maywood, IL, is committed to nursing, medical, graduate and post-graduate education. The library and its services support faculty, students and staff of the Stritch School of Medicine and its programs, and the Marcella Niehoff School of Nursing.

This is a great opportunity for a dynamic, creative, and service-oriented librarian to serve as Information Services & Instruction Librarian on a vibrant and growing health sciences campus. The Information Services & Instruction Librarian supports the Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences community with a variety of Information Services that include:


  • distributed research and reference service with a focus on basic sciences and clinical researchers

  • collaboratively design and teach online and on-site library instruction

  • plan and participate in outreach to promote and expand library service to internal and external communities

  • participate in the maintenance and improvement of the library website based on usability studies and customer and staff feedback



The successful candidate will:

  • demonstrate proficiency with biomedical resources

  • demonstrate proficiency in teaching information skills

  • value and model outstanding customer services skills

  • possess a working knowledge of Microsoft Suite, Drupal, HTML and various web editors, and CSS

  • appreciate the ability to work independently and in a team-based environment

  • demonstrate outstanding written and oral communication skills

  • possess an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent and an undergraduate or advanced degree in the life sciences

  • consistently demonstrate flexibility, a sense of humor, and a strong commitment to outstanding customer service



Salary is available upon request. Loyola University Chicago benefits package includes tuition remission. Review of applications will continue until the position is filled. Send resume and names of three references to: Jeanne Sadlik, Associate Director Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Library, Building 125-1526, 2160 S. First Avenue, Maywood, IL 60153; jsadlik@luc.edu

Loyola is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer/educator and is committed to a drug-free and smoke-free workplace.

October 3, 2012

Job posting: Asst Director & Collection Management (Grand Forks)

Please excuse the cross-posting. Before you delete this because it is in North Dakota, please consider it. North Dakota has clean air, nice people and the cost of living is low. Perhaps you've heard about our strong economy due to the oil boom in the western part of the state. Our housing prices are reasonable. State employee benefits are good - we don't pay anything for our health insurance - even a family plan. You can take one class/semester free of charge. Yes, it is cold in the winter but you put on layers and go on with life. Our summers are beautiful. We are close to the Minnesota lake country with great hiking, camping, fishing and bicycling opportunities. There is an active arts community. There's also Division 1 hockey and other athletics. We are a community-based medical school so we have students and faculty distributed around the state. We also do lots of outreach activities through our contract with the GMR/NNLM. Grand Forks is a nice-sized college town with an Air Force base. Please don't hesitate to contact me (see below) if you have any questions.

Mary Markland

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Assistant Director & Collection Management Librarian

The University of North Dakota Library of the Health Sciences, Grand Forks (www.undmedlibrary.org), seeks a diversified leader with solid experience in collection management, financial management, and personnel management. Requirements include at least five years post-MLS experience in an academic library, four years supervisory experience, and a strong knowledge of health and medical information resources. As the only medical school in the state, the programs at the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences (www.med.und.edu) include M.D., residencies, nursing (undergraduate and graduate), allied health, and MPH.

Assistant Director responsibilities include: participation in overall library administration; direct supervision of 6 unit heads; coordination of activities in the public services and technical services areas; and assuming expanded responsibility in absence of director.

Collection Management duties include: evaluating and selecting print and electronic resources for purchase, cancellation or withdrawal; managing the collections budget of $700,000 annually; negotiating costs and licensing agreements; and working with other libraries and library networks in cooperative ventures.

Salary and qualifications: $60,000 - $72,000. Full qualifications, position description, and directions for application are at http://und.edu/finance-operations/human-resources/job-opening-search.cfm ; posting number 13-090. Applications received by October 31, 2012, will receive first consideration. Be sure to submit the UND application and control card, a cover letter, a resume, and names of 3 job-related references.

Mary J. Markland
SE Clinical Campus Librarian
University of North Dakota School of Medicine
1919 Elm St. N
Fargo, ND 58102
mary.markland@med.und.edu
GMRLIST is an email list for the National Network of Libraries of Medicine-Greater Midwest Region (NN/LM-GMR) members.

June 14, 2012

From the GMR: GMR has Technology Coordinator position opening

Network Members
Here is a great opportunity to work with colleagues throughout the region and play with new technologies at the same time. Please share this announcement with anyone who might be interested in applying. Ruth

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Program Coordinator: Technology
National Network of Libraries of Medicine, Greater Midwest Region


The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region (NN/LM GMR) is seeking a knowledgeable, outgoing, energetic librarian to fill the Technology Coordinator position. The GMR is located in the Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Technology Coordinator is responsible for planning and implementing the technology program for the ten-state Greater Midwest Region (GMR). This position serves as a consultant to network members, identifying strategies for promoting awareness and use of new technologies to support improved access to electronic health information for librarians, health professionals, and the public. The Technology Coordinator collaborates with staff from the other NN/LM regions to develop and maintain the NN/LM Intranet and public web site. Other responsibilities include the development of classes and presentations on emerging technologies; exhibiting at meetings of librarians and health professionals; supporting recipients of technology awards; and contributing information about new technologies to the GMR blog and other regional and state publications.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Library/Information Sciences. Two to five years' experience working with or in libraries, preferably health sciences libraries. Experience with NLM databases and services. Demonstrated knowledge of web design. Working knowledge of Drupal, HTML, and CSS. Experience with a variety of operating and network systems. Teaching and curriculum development experience, including distance education instruction. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Willingness to travel. Ability to transport and set up exhibit materials.

SALARY/CONTRACT: Professional academic staff appointments in the UIC Library begin at $55,000, but the salary is commensurate with experience; 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 Friday, July 6, 2012. All applicants must submit an online application through jobs.uic.edu. To apply, click on the following link:
https://jobs.uic.edu/default.cfm?page=job&jobID=20866


THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL
OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

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Ruth Holst, MSLS, AHIP, FMLA
Associate Director
NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences
1750 W. Polk Street, MC763
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: 312-996-6872
Email: rholst@uic.edu
Fax: 312-996-2226

May 25, 2012

From the GMR: JOB POSTING - Biomedical Librarian, University of Chicago Library

The University of Chicago Library invites applications for the position of Biomedical Librarian.

The John Crerar Library provides specialized reference, instructional, and outreach services to faculty, clinicians, students, and staff in the biomedical and physical sciences at the University of Chicago. The Biological Sciences Division (BSD) is home to the University's biomedical community, which includes 21 departments, 13 interdisciplinary committees, 26 centers and institutes, the Collegiate Division, the Pritzker School of Medicine, and the University of Chicago Medical Center (UCMC). The BSD offers 19 PhD-granting programs, which are grouped into four broad clusters: Biomedical Sciences, Darwinian Sciences, Molecular Biosciences and Neuroscience. The UCMC, in partnership with the BSD, offers 20 accredited residency programs and 38 accredited fellowship programs. The Physical Sciences Division (PSD) is home to the University's physical sciences community, which includes 7 departments, 5 institutes, 2 national laboratories, 7 research centers. The PSD offers 8 PhD-granting programs.

SUMMARY OF RESPONSIBILITIES
Under the general direction of the Co-Director of Science Libraries (Collection Services), this position is responsible for the development and management of the Library's collections in medicine (excluding nursing) through understanding of research and teaching trends at the University and beyond, the structure of the scholarly literature in medicine, and patterns of scholarly communication. Communicates with faculty, clinical staff and others to determine collection needs. Works in collaboration with other science selectors and the Co-Director of Science Libraries (Collection Services) to prioritize selection of interdisciplinary science and medicine resources. Makes recommendations for acquisition of expensive or unusual titles requiring special funding. In collaboration with the Co-Director and other Library staff, is responsible for preservation reviews, selection of titles for local digitization efforts, review of gifts materials, and collections space management.

Participates in scheduled reference shifts (including weekends on rotation) in the John Crerar Library, providing reference by phone, email, and via instant messaging. As part of a team of dedicated science and biomedical librarians, provides in-depth research and instructional support, as well as general reference and instructional service. Creates, edits, and maintains LibGuides for medicine and other assigned subject areas.

For a full position description, please visit http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/jobs/librarianvacant.html

QUALIFICATIONS
Education: A graduate degree from an ALA accredited library school is required, as is a demonstrated strong commitment to professional development. An undergraduate or graduate biomedical or other science degree is preferred.

Experience: Required: Previous experience in an academic health sciences or an academic science library serving a biomedical community; knowledge of literature organization in medicine; skill in identifying and acquiring resources; knowledge of medical bibliographic databases and other reference sources. Preferred: Experience in collecting, reference and instruction; experience in library-provided data management services; knowledge of current and developing information technologies and their applications to reference and research activities.

Skills: Required: Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills; ability to analyze issues and problems, evaluate possible solutions, and implement best choice; strong organizational and planning skills; ability to prioritize, coordinate and perform tasks; ability to work independently and in a collaborative team environment; experience using library computer applications and desktop Windows software; knowledge of web-authoring tools; experience with creating and maintaining web pages. Preferred: Reading knowledge of a second language.

SALARY AND BENEFITS
Appointment salary based on qualifications and experience. Full range of benefits included in total compensation package, with retirement plan, health insurance, paid time off, and tuition benefit plan for college age and younger children.

To apply, please visit https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52250

Resumes sent by mail, e-mail or fax will not be considered.
The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

Deb Werner
Librarian for Science Instruction and Outreach
Biomedical Reference Librarian
The John Crerar Library
The University of Chicago
dwerner@uchicago.edu
773-702-8552

April 12, 2012

From the GMR: Assistant Librarian - Interlibrary Loan and Reference, Des Moines University

The Des Moines University Library is inviting applications for the position of Assistant Librarian-Interlibrary Loan & Reference.

Duties for this highly visible position may include providing prompt reference and interlibrary loan services to faculty, staff, students and area health care professionals; supervision of Student Library Assistants; conducting computer searches of PubMed and MEDLINE as well as utilizing DOCLINE, SILO and the OCLC Interlibrary Loan function; coordinating medical and health science database training sessions with Education Librarian; maintaining an accurate record of billings from lending libraries and reconciliation and billings to individuals/departments; serve with Director as liaison with Polk County Biomedical Consortium; assist with daily circulation duties and more.

Requirements for this position include Master's in Library Science plus another advanced degree in Education, Life or Health Sciences; 7 or more years of academic or health sciences library experience focusing on Interlibrary Loan & Reference services; supervisory experience; experience training/educating faculty and students in library research; familiarity with medical library resources and databases such as MEDLINE and PubMed; excellent communication skills and being able to take evening/weekend calls from Student Library Assistants.

Qualified candidates are invited to apply online at www.dmu.edu/employment. Interested candidates should include their CV plus contact information for 3 professional references and a cover letter (required) detailing their expertise in academic or health science library experience to Library Director L. Marquardt. Submissions w/o all the above will not be eligible for consideration.

Application review and/or interview scheduling will commence immediately.

Application deadline is May 9, 2012 4PM CST

For complete job description or fulltime benefit summary, candidates are invited to visit www.dmu.edu/employment.

Des Moines University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. The University seeks excellence through diversity among its administrators, faculty, employees and students. The University prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or marital status. Applications by members of underrepresented groups are encouraged

March 30, 2012

From the GMR: Job posting, Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, Ebling Library, Health Sciences Librarian

Great Job Opp: Univ. of Wisconsin-Madison, Ebling Library, Health Sciences Librarian

We seek an energetic person that enjoys reference and instruction to join a seasoned team of individuals at Ebling Library. You must have at least 1 year experience as a health sciences librarian or equivalent and must be adaptable, flexible and have a sense of humor.

The Ebling Library at the University of Wisconsin-Madison serves the faculty, staff and students of the School of Medicine and Public Health, School of Nursing and School of Pharmacy as well as the staff at the University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics.

To ensure consideration, applications must be received by April 20, 2012. $41,336 minimum. See qualifications and a full position description at http://www.ohr.wisc.edu/pvl/pv_073000.html.

Unless confidentiality is requested in writing, information regarding applicants must be released upon request. Finalists cannot be guaranteed confidentiality. UW-Madison is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.

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Rhonda Sager, MA
Library liaison to the School of Pharmacy
Access Services& Facilities Coordinator
Ebling Library
Health Sciences Learning Center
750 Highland Ave.
Madison, WI 53705-2221
608.262.2372
rsager@library.wisc.edu

February 29, 2012

Job posting: Director, Health Sciences Libraries, University of Minnesota

Please excuse cross-postings, and please share this exciting
opportunity with others!

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Director, Health Sciences Libraries
Associate University Librarian for Health Sciences
University Libraries, University of Minnesota -- Twin Cities


The University of Minnesota University Libraries seeks visionary and energetic leadership for the position of Director of Health Sciences Libraries; the position also serves as Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Health Sciences. The Health Sciences Libraries (HSL) consists of the Bio-Medical Library and Wangensteen Historical Library on the Minneapolis campus and the Veterinary Medical Library on the St. Paul campus. Together, they serve the University's Academic Health Center which is one of the nation's few comprehensive centers encompassing programs in medicine, nursing, dentistry, public health, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and allied health, as well as a number of interdisciplinary programs that serve the entire University. The University of Minnesota and its libraries also have a strong record of outreach and service to the state and region.

Reporting to the University Librarian, the Director/AUL is responsible for the overall leadership and management of the Health Sciences Libraries, including


  • Providing leadership, direction, and planning in support of the schools, colleges, and programs of the Academic Health Center including those at the Duluth and Rochester campuses.

  • As a member of the University Libraries' senior leadership team, participating in strategic planning, developing new initiatives, setting priorities, and developing coordinated policies and procedures for the University Libraries organization.

  • Serving as a member of the Academic Health Center Deans' Council.

  • Ensuring HSL engagement with the Institute for Health Informatics (co-located in the Bio-Medical Library), the Clinical and Translational Science Institute, and knowledge management initiatives, and

  • Working with external organizations, including the National Library of Medicine, to develop partnerships that ensure effective access to information for University of Minnesota faculty, clinicians and students, and the citizens of Minnesota.

Required qualifications include an ALA accredited Masters in Library/Information Science or equivalent combination of advanced degree and relevant experience, and a minimum of five years of experience within a research library (or related) environment,
including administrative experience.

For complete description, qualifications, and to apply, go to Requisition 176775 at:
https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=101291

The University of Minnesota is an Equal Opportunity Educator and Employer.

January 17, 2012

From the GMR: Clinical librarian position at UIC

Assistant Professor & Assistant Information Services and Clinical Librarian (Tenure Track)
University of Illinois at Chicago
Library of the Health Sciences

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) Library of the Health Sciences seeks a clinical librarian for its Information Services Department.

The clinical librarian serves as an information expert for the University of Illinois Hospital staff including residents, faculty, attending physicians, nurses and students. The clinical librarian will attend hospital rounds, morning report and evidence- based healthcare teaching sessions. Building on a collaborative relationship with clinicians, the librarian will provide immediate information as requested using current technology and resources. The librarian will be called upon to collaborate with researchers on journal clubs, seminars, systematic literature review projects, and other clinical forums. The librarian will be embedded within several hospital departments.

In addition, the librarian will perform general library services including:


  • Participating in evidence-based healthcare initiatives

  • Providing general reference services including web-based reference and

  • research consultations

  • Offering instructional services

  • Developing and managing relevant research and subject guides using the

  • LibGuides system

  • Serving on relevant library committees

  • Providing staff development to support further expansion of librarians in the clinical arena

Minimum qualifications
Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program; two years professional experience in either a hospital library or an academic health sciences library or equivalent professional experience; interest in implementing emerging technologies in health education; excellent presentation and relationship building skills; understanding of evidence-based practice; ability to think and react quickly in an intense
clinical environment, and a high level of analytical and searching skills. A health sciences background is preferred.

Hours are mainly from 8:00 to 4:30 PM and may include some weekends and
evenings.

Salary/Rank/Contract
Faculty status position. Salary and rank dependent upon qualifications and experience. Faculty appointments in the UIC Library begin at $48,000; twelve month appointment with 24 days vacation; 12 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 March 15, 2012 with cover letter, supporting resume and name and address of at least three references. All applicants must submit an online application through jobs.uic.edu. To apply, click on the following link:
https://jobs.uic.edu/default.cfm?page=job&jobID=16684.

January 10, 2012

From the GMR: Job Posting at Rush University Medical Center

The McCormick Educational Technology Center (METC), the instructional technology and micro-computing component of the Library of Rush University Medical Center, is seeking an experienced, innovative and dynamic Assistant Director. In this role you will provide leadership for a collegial staff which provides institutional support and training for educational technology across the entire university.

Position Highlights:


  • Services include support for online and face to face university courses, onsite use of computer workstations and software, optical marking system services, computer classrooms and faculty projects

  • Directly supervises 7 technical/support staff

  • Analyzes, implements and evaluates departmental activities to ensure the most effective services, access and resources that support the educational endeavors of faculty, students and staff.

  • Collaborates with the staffs of Information Services and the Library to assure optimal maintenance of computer hardware and software.

  • Prepares and oversees the budget of the METC

  • Directs the Instructional Designers and The Technology Support Specialist to best provide access and training in regards to the learning management system and its many supporting applications: Wimba Live Classroom, Respondus, Impatica, Camtasia, and others as required.

  • Supervises the management of the computer-based data collection services

Qualifications:


  • Master's degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or Master's degree in Instructional/Educational Technology

  • 5 years in a multimedia center or similar environment

  • High level interpersonal skills and oral and written communication skills

  • Demonstrated leadership and problem solving skills

Rush University is the academic component of Rush University Medical Center. The University currently has over 2,100 students in Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences and The Graduate College. Located just west of the Loop in downtown Chicago, Rush offers an ideal atmosphere for professional to fulfill their career goals.

To apply, please visit http://careers.jobsatrush.com/chicago/other/jobid2054424-assistant-director-library-educational-technology-jobs. Equal Opportunity Employer. M/F/D/V.

Christine Frank
Director, Library of Rush University Medical Center
600 S. Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60612
312-942-8735
312-942-3143 (FAX)
Christine_Frank@rush.edu

December 14, 2011

From the GMR: Job Posting at Western Illinois University

Health Sciences/Sciences Librarian -Assistant Professor
Search Opens December 1, 2011

APPOINTMENT: July 1, 2012, negotiable

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS: American Library Association-accredited master's degree and an additional advanced/professional degree. Demonstrated experience in the sciences (e.g. health, life, and/or physical).

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:
• Knowledge of trends and issues in health science libraries.
• Public Service Experience
• Experience searching and providing instruction in health and science databases.
• Experience in creating multi-media teaching tools, and web-based instruction applications
• Participation in grant writing and/or grant management.
• Strong and effective interpersonal communication skills.
• Membership in related professional organizations.
• Demonstrated supervisory experience.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Serve as liaison to School of Nursing, Department of Health Sciences, and/or other science departments, as appropriate.
• Provide library instruction to groups in a classroom or other learning spaces.
• Collaborate with the Instructional Unit Coordinator to develop digital instructional tools and materials.
• Provide general reference and research services, including virtual methods, e.g. IM, Chat and e-mail to the campus community.
• Work with the Dean and faculty to identify and coordinate relevant library services and resources to enhance the libraries' mission.
• Participate in grant writing and/or grant management.
• Oversee the Physical Sciences Library and staff.
• Complete research and service activities to achieve tenure and promotion.

RANK & SALARY: 12 month, tenure track faculty position, with a minimum annual salary of $71,628 as an Assistant Professor. New graduates are encouraged to apply. For departmental criteria for tenure and promotion visit http://www.wiu.edu/libraries/faculty/approvedfinaldepartmentcriteriax_2007-11.pdf. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package that includes domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit http://www.wiu.edu/hr/benefits.shtml. WIU Faculty are members of an AFT-affiliated collective bargaining campus. To see the 2010-2015 agreement visit http://www.wiu.edu/provost/upi_agreement/.

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December 1, 2011

From the GMR: Job posting--Director for the Illinois College of Optometry Library

The Illinois College of Optometry is seeking a new director for the Carl Shepard Library at the Illinois College of Optometry. The job description is posted at http://www.ico.edu/images/stories/Library_Director_11-11.pdf. The Library's website is at http://library.ico.edu. Please apply by December 16, 2011 if interested.


ILLINOIS COLLEGE OF OPTOMETRY

Job Description
LIBRARY DIRECTOR
LEVEL: Exempt
SALARY: $65,000 - $72,000

REPORTING RELATIONSHIP: Reports to the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS


  • Administers library services in accordance with the policies and objectives of the Illinois College of Optometry

  • Provides library selection, acquisition, circulation, reference, and technical services to faculty, students, and to the college administration, especially in the area of vision science

  • Provides instruction both to groups and individuals on research methods and on how to evaluate and access information resources and literature, especially related to optometry

  • Develops and supervises operational policies and procedures; initiates planning processes; and implements plans as approved and funded

  • Develops annual budget recommendations for the library

  • Administers the approved budgets of the library

  • Interviews, supervises and evaluates employees of the library

  • Works with computers, programs, and programmers to support library services to faculty, students, and to the college administration

  • Provides leadership in developing library programs, services and activities which meet instructional needs

  • Supports the administration in providing information resources needed for the College's mission

  • Assesses utilization of the library and its programs to improve use of facilities and services and conducts research on how to more effectively provide library services

  • Establishes and maintains cooperative working relationships for faculty and students with other libraries

  • Serves as webmaster for the library and for VisionCite.com

  • Promotes the library to the Illinois College of Optometry community, including the students, faculty and alumni via the websites, social media, newsletters, attendance at events and meetings, and other forms of communication

  • As a member of the faculty, serves on College committees, and fulfills other faculty responsibilities such as contributing to scholarship, and in service to the profession, community and the College

  • Negotiates with publishers, consortia, and other providers of library resources to purchase needed materials and services

MARGINAL FUNCTIONS

  • Reports the activities and needs of the library to appropriate personnel
  • Ability to do essential functions of the employees of the library
  • Supports the College's use of the Turning Point response system
  • Other related duties as assigned by the Vice President for Academic Affairs/Dean
  • Represent the Illinois College of Optometry to library consortia and organizations
  • Markets and sells access to VisionCite to other institutions and individual users

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • MA or MS degree in Library Science, Information Science, or Instructional Technology.
  • Demonstrated leadership ability within a library or learning resources program
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Three to five years of increasing responsibility in supervision and management positions
  • Good analytical skills
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Effective human relations skills
  • Knowledge of Library Science
  • Ability to work with committees and in administrative teams
  • Utilization of library information systems; some systems knowledge preferred
  • Experience with basic web design and maintenance
  • Knowledge of medical library resources
  • Ability to use microcomputers and install programs and upgrades
  • Knowledge of teaching skills

Please submit your cover letter referencing this position along with your resume to:
E-Mail: human_resources8@ico.edu

Illinois College of Optometry/Illinois Eye Institute
Human Resources Department
3241 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616
EOE

No phone calls, please.

November 3, 2011

From the GMR: Job Posting : Reference Librarian, Sciences

Reference Librarian, Sciences

Reinert-Alumni Library
Creighton University
Omaha, Nebraska


Position Description
The Creighton University Reinert-Alumni Library seeks an energetic, innovative, and service-oriented Reference Librarian to perform general reference with a science specialty. Provides research consultations for undergraduate students in the natural sciences, especially biology. Performs library instruction, faculty liaison, and collection development for natural science departments in the College of Arts & Sciences. Develops web-based research guides and online instructional materials. Some evening and weekend hours. This position is one of 5.5 FTE reporting to the Head of Reference in a collaborative work environment.

Requirements
- Master's degree in library science from an ALA-accredited program
- Bachelor's degree in a science area, biology preferred
- Undergraduate coursework or significant work experience in biology
- Minimum of 2 years' experience as a reference librarian, paraprofessional, or graduate student assistant
- Fluency with all standard Internet, Microsoft, and Mac applications
- Experience with web authoring tools, including HTML, XHTML, or XML code
- Experience with graphical and instructional media software
- Knowledge and aptitude for new technologies, including mobile applications

Applicants must demonstrate a strong commitment to public service, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, organizational and analytical skills, a collaborative working style, and the ability to adapt to a changing library and campus environment.

Application Process
Creighton University is a Catholic and Jesuit comprehensive institution committed to excellence in a range of undergraduate, graduate, and professional programs, located in the thriving heartland community of Omaha, Nebraska. Applicants may visit the Library's home page at http://www.creighton.edu/reinert/. Creighton offers a competitive salary, benefits package, and 22 days vacation. Apply online at http://careers.creighton.edu and refer to position number 20110396. Include letter of application, résumé, and the names and contact information for three references. Review process will begin November 7, 2011.

Creighton University is an equal opportunity employer and strives to create and maintain a diverse community.

September 6, 2011

From the GMR: JOB ANNOUNCMENT: Distance Support Librarian

National American University (NAU) has a half-time position open for a Distance Support Librarian. This position can be done remotely and offers some flexibility. Check out the Distance Support Librarian job description and learn more about NAU at its website. This newly created position would work with the system librarian and campus librarians to provide support to our distance students as well as work on some exciting system-wide initiatives. Consider joining our dedicated team.

Pat Hamilton, MLS
System Librarian
National American University
5301 So. HIghway 16, Suite 200
Rapid City, SD 57701
phamilton@national.edu
605-721-5296

August 31, 2011

From the GMR: Position posting - GMR Network Services Coordinator

The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region (NNLN/GMR) invites applications and nominations for the GMR Network Services Coordinator, an academic professional position.

Environment
The National Network of Libraries of Medicine Greater Midwest Region (NN/LM GMR) is located in the Library of the Health Sciences, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) and funded by a 5-year contract from the National Library of Medicine. The NN/LM Greater Midwest Region office has been located within UIC since 1980. The NN/LM is a network of libraries and information centers in the U.S. that provides health professionals and consumers with timely, convenient access to biomedical and health care information resources. The GMR staff members provide services to health professionals, librarians, and the public across a ten-state region that includes
Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Ohio, South Dakota, and Wisconsin. The GMR Network Services Coordinator reports to the Associate Director, NN/LM, Greater Midwest Region.

Position Summary
The Network Services Coordinator will manage the network membership program and provide leadership for resource sharing within the region. The Coordinator provides leadership for specific membership services and interlibrary loan services, including the DOCLINE interlibrary routing system, LinkOutservices, and the Electronic Funds Transfer System (EFTS). The Coordinator also acts as the contact librarian for services to Network members in a specific geographic area. All coordinators in the GMR office develop and implement goals and objectives for their respective program areas and report on progress toward meeting program goals and objectives. In addition, all coordinators develop and teach classes related to their program areas, prepare program-specific website content, and communicate with Network members through the regional blog and the GMR listserv.

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 services.

  • Experience with computers, Internet search engines, MS Office applications, and developing web resources.

  • Experience with DOCLINE and LINKOUT and knowledge of interlibrary loan systems.

  • Familiarity with document delivery trends and technologies.

  • Knowledge of and experience with instructional design, course development and evaluation. Excellent communication, presentation and organizational skills.

  • Flexibility, initiative, willingness to travel, including a valid driver's license.

  • Ability to transport and set up exhibit material.

Salary/Contract
Salary commensurate with experience; minimum salary $50,000; twelve month appointment; 24 days vacation; 12 days annual sick leave with additional disability benefits; 11 paid holidays; 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 is required; physical examination at University Health Service is required upon appointment.

For fullest consideration apply by September 21, 2011.

All applicants must submit an online application through jobs.uic.edu.To apply, click on the following link: https://jobs.uic.edu/default.cfm?page=job&jobID=12482

August 9, 2011

From the GMR: Two Job Openings at the CDC

Two job announcements from the CDC.
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Job Title:
Supervisory Librarian
Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Job Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-MP-11-509160
Who May Apply: Current and former federal employees (internal to federal government recruitment)
http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=101115809&JobTitle=Supervisory+Librarian&FedEmp=Y&FedPub=Y&vw=d&re=0&caller=basic.aspx&pg=1&q=library&where=atlanta&rad=20&rad_units=miles&AVSDM=2011-08-03+00%3a03%3a00

Job Title: Supervisory Librarian, GS-1410-14
Department: Department Of Health And Human Services
Agency: Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Job Announcement Number: HHS-CDC-DE-11-509050
Who May Apply: The Public (external recruitment)
http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=101114571&JobTitle=Supervisory+Librarian%2c+GS-1410-14&FedEmp=Y&FedPub=Y&vw=d&re=0&caller=basic.aspx&pg=1&q=library&where=atlanta&rad=20&rad_units=miles&AVSDM=2011-08-03+00%3a03%3a00

July 18, 2011

From the GMR: Information Systems Librarian job opening in Chicago

Information Systems Librarian
Carl Shepard Library
Illinois College of Optometry
Chicago, Illinois

Level: Exempt
Salary: $45,000-$49,000

Essential Job Functions:
• Provides support for development and maintenance of library technologies
• Responsible for operation and continued enhancement of integrated library system (SirsiDynix Symphony)
• Responsible for writing or customizing ILS reports
• Identifies and fixes hardware, software and network problems in the Library
• Participates in planning and budgeting for technology
• Assesses/recommends new products and services
• Designs and maintains web pages
• Investigates and creates Web 2.0 and other Internet tools to support the Library's mission
• Trains and advises staff, faculty, and students regarding information technology
• Creates procedures and training materials for system administration, circulation, acquisitions, inventory, reserves and cataloging functions
• Serves as liaison to vendors and Information Systems Department
• Catalogs and classifies books and other materials utilizing AACR2 rules and LC Classification
• Enters records into OCLC and SirsiDynix Symphony
• Acquires new materials from appropriate vendors
• Participates in selection of new materials

Marginal Functions:
• Reviews new VisionCite keywords for accuracy in data entry and corrects errors
• Edits VisionCite entries and indexes articles for VisionCite data entry. VisionCite is a citation index created by ICO of published articles related to optometry.
• Provides reference and research assistance to the ICO community
• Performs the essential functions of the Public Services and Serials/Indexing Librarian and the Library Clerks
• Supervises the annual inventory
• Supervises work study students
• Prepares and processes materials for binding
• Compiles statistics required for reports and evaluation of collection and services
• Provides daily interlibrary loan services as needed
• Other job related duties as assigned by the Director of Learning Resources

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Masters Degree in Library Science or related degree
• Two years of professional experience in technical services or computer services
• Significant experience with integrated library systems or directly related systems
• Knowledge of microcomputer operating systems and networking software
• Effective communication and organizational skills
• Strong service orientation
• Supervisory experience preferred
• Ability to work collaboratively and handle multiple priorities
• Experience developing Web applications and in web design
• Basic knowledge of and competence in librarianship at the professional level with special reference to cataloging, classification, acquisition, and other phases of technical services
• Experience with CONTENTdm or another digital collection management software
• Attendance must be in accordance with College policy
• Ability to meet deadlines regardless of circumstances or pressures
• Ability to work with minimal supervision

Hours: Monday - Friday: 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Please submit a cover letter referencing this position along with your resume to:
Illinois College of Optometry/Illinois Eye Institute
Human Resources Department
3241 South Michigan Avenue
Chicago, IL 60616

OR
E-Mail: human_resources2@ico.edu

No phone calls, please.
We are an EEO Employer.

July 13, 2011

From the GMR: Position Available: Southwest Clinical Campus Librarian, Bismarck ND

The Library of the Health Science (LHS) at the University of North Dakota's School of Medicine and Health Sciences (SMHS) invites applications for the position of Southwest Clinical Campus Librarian. The position is located in Bismarck. We are seeking an outgoing and enterprising person who will be responsible for: providing reference and information support services for clientele affiliated with the SMHS; designing and providing instruction and curriculum support to clientele affiliated with the SMHS; providing outreach information services to remote users and to health care personnel not affiliated with UND. Requires an ALA-accredited master's degree in library or information science and one year experience.

For a full listing of qualifications and job duties, visit the job posting at UND's website: http://www.undeerc.org/undprojects/undhr/applicanttracking/JobDetail.aspx?reqid=3331&reqclosingid=5928

Applications received by July 29, 2011, will have first consideration.

About the UND Library of the Health Sciences: The Library of the Health Sciences serves the School of Medicine and Health Sciences and the College of Nursing. The LHS is the only academic health science library in North Dakota. As such, it has an enterprising outreach program to provide health care information for hundreds of clinical faculty located at over 30 teaching sites throughout the state, to medical and health students located at these clinical education sites, and to unaffiliated health professionals statewide. The SMHS has three remote clinical campuses with a librarian on each campus to meet these commitments. For more information about the Library, visit http://undmedlibrary.org

About the UND School of Medicine and Health Sciences: The School of Medicine and Health Sciences ranks at the top nationally in the percentage of its M.D. graduates who enter residency programs in family medicine, and nearly 50% enter residency programs in one of the primary care specialties. For more information about the School of Medicine and Health Sciences go to http://www.med.und.edu/

About Bismarck: This position is located on the Southwest Clinical Campus of UND. The capital of North Dakota, Bismarck is the economic center of south-central North Dakota. The Bismarck-Mandan metropolitan area, on either side of the Missouri River, has a population of 107,000. It offers unlimited opportunities to participate in outdoor activities, as well as a variety of cultural events. Lake Sakakawea, the third largest man-made lake in the U.S. and a beautiful venue for fishing, hunting and camping, is located 50 miles north of Bismarck.

Compensation: Minimum salary is $40,000. The University of North Dakota offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes full family healthcare coverage, TIAA-CREF retirement plan, and tuition benefits for employees, spouses and dependents. A summary of benefits may be viewed at http://und.edu/finance-operations/payroll/_files/docs/staff-summary.pdf

Application process: Submit resume and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: Human Resources, University of North Dakota, Twamley Hall Room 313, 264 Centennial Drive Stop 8010, Grand Forks, ND 58202-8010. Refer to position no. 11-319. For full application procedures, visit http://www.humanresources.und.edu/html/Job%20Openings.htm

Lila Pedersen
Director of Libraries
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of North Dakota
phone 701-777-3993
fax 701-777-4790
lila.pedersen@med.und.edu
http://undmedlibrary.org/

March 4, 2011

From the GMR: NLM Position Posting for Deputy Associate Director-Library Operations-NLM

Please see the following message forwarded on behalf of NLM.

NLM IS SEEKING QUALIFIED APPLICANTS FOR POSITION AS DEPUTY ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR FOR LIBRARY OPERATIONS

The National Library of Medicine (NLM), the world's largest library of the health sciences, is recruiting for the Deputy Associate Director for Library Operations. The successful candidate will participate fully in directing and managing all activities of the Division of Library Operations. This includes formulating, establishing, and interpreting policies; developing, analyzing, and evaluating programs; implementing operating plans; assessing resource requirements; and formulating budget requests. The staff of nearly 300 federal and more than 300 contract employees is organized into exemplary public services, technical services, and bibliographic services staffs; a world-renown history of medicine division; and three offices consisting of vocabulary-related activities, health services research, and management of the more than 4000 member National Network of Libraries of Medicine. The Deputy Associate Director for Library Operations also oversees the NLM Library Associate Program and a small staff that perform a wide-variety of administrative functions. Among the many exciting NLM programs for which Library Operations takes the lead are the scanning and preservation of historical items, the creation of a digital repository for monographs and other non-journal formats, the utilization of a AI system for MEDLINE indexing, and the development of products for patients and their families such as mobile MedlinePlus.

Vacancy announcement information can be viewed on the NLM website at http://www.nlm.nih.gov/about/jobs/jobs.html.

If you have an interest in this position, please follow the application instructions that are provided in the announcement. Your application must be received by 11:59 pm on the closing date of the announcement, Thursday, March 31, 2011.

February 15, 2011

From the GMR: Position Announcement: Science Reference Librarian - Biomedical Specialist, University of Chicago Library

Science Reference Librarian - Biomedical Specialist

The University of Chicago Library

Under the direction of the Co-Director (Public Services) for the Science Libraries Division, this position serves as a member of the Crerar Library reference team, providing daily reference services to both biomedical and physical sciences users, including responding to reference queries in person, by email, phone and via instant messaging. Participates in instruction and outreach services for the sciences and broader library system, with an emphasis on bioinformatics. Develops and participates in science communication activities including print and web publications, web page development, and exhibitions. Responsible for print and digital collection development activities, coordinating with other science subject bibliographers on collection decisions as appropriate. Creates a role for the Library in bioinformatics at the University, including identifying faculty and staff involved in bioinformatics, determining their needs and incorporating the Library into their research and teaching.

Education: A graduate library degree from an ALA-accredited library school and an undergraduate degree in the biological sciences are required. A graduate degree in the biological sciences is strongly preferred.

Experience Required: 2-3 years related experience in an academic library; demonstrated knowledge of online databases and resources in the biological sciences; demonstrated knowledge of current and developing information technologies. Preferred: Database searching experience, including the bioinformatics resources and databases available from the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) is strongly preferred; knowledge of scientific statistical methodologies an asset.

Skills Required: Demonstrated ability to use office productivity software (e.g. MS Office); demonstrated experience with web authoring tools; demonstrated ability to communicate respectfully and effectively, and work well with colleagues and library patrons, individually and in groups; demonstrated ability to perform complex problem-solving and decision-making; demonstrated ability to plan, prioritize, coordinate and implement projects; demonstrated strong commitment to professional development. Preferred: Reading knowledge of either French or German.

Salary and Benefits: Appointment salary based on qualifications and experience. Full range of benefits included in total compensation package, with retirement plan, health insurance, paid time off, and tuition benefit plan for college age and younger children.

To apply, please visit http://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=51470

For a full description, please visit http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/jobs/librarianvacant.html

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.


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Deb Werner
Biomedical Reference Librarian
The John Crerar Library
The University of Chicago
dwerner@uchicago.edu
773-702-8552

November 18, 2010

From the GMR: Position Openings in New Medical Library in MI

The Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine has immediate openings for two librarians to join us in launching a new medical library.

Information Literacy and eLearning Librarian
This position will be responsible for planning and implementing an integrated information literacy curriculum that will incorporate classroom, small group, and online learning components. The design of online instruction, including web-based tutorials and content modules for delivery through learning management systems, will be a strong focus, as will supporting faculty in incorporating library resources into their instruction. This librarian will also participate in provision of reference services and in collection development and will serve as liaison to specific departments within the School of Medicine. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to participate in the creation of a new and innovative medical school.

For more information, see the job posting on the Oakland University Academic Human Resources web site: http://www2.oakland.edu/provost/web/acadhr/jobdetail_basic.cfm?ID=476

Please send a letter of application, your curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three current references to:

Nancy Bulgarelli, Chair
Information Literacy and eLearning Librarian Search Committee
300B Kresge Library
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Library
2200 N. Squirrel Road
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4484
Fax number 248-370-2474
Email: bulgarel@oakland.edu


Digital and Web Services Librarian
This position will be responsible for planning, implementing, and managing the library's electronic resources and services, including the web site. Integrating emerging technologies into library curriculum and services will be a strong focus. This librarian will also participate in the provision of information literacy instruction and reference services and will serve as liaison to specific departments within the School of Medicine. This is a unique and exciting opportunity to participate in the creation of a new and innovative medical school.

For more information, see the job posting on the Oakland University Academic Human Resources web site: http://www2.oakland.edu/provost/web/acadhr/jobdetail_basic.cfm?ID=475

Please send a letter of application, your curriculum vitae, and the names and contact information of three current references to:

Nancy Bulgarelli, Chair
Information Literacy and eLearning Librarian Search Committee
300B Kresge Library
Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine Library
2200 N. Squirrel Road
Rochester, Michigan 48309-4484
Fax number 248-370-2474
Email: bulgarel@oakland.edu

Review of applications will begin on December 15, 2010 and will continue until the position is filled.

October 15, 2010

From the GMR: Job posting - Clinical Reference Librarian, UPSTATE HSL, Syracuse, NY

Clinical Reference Librarian

The Health Sciences Library at SUNY Upstate Medical University invites applications for the position of Clinical Reference Librarian. We seek an innovative and dynamic individual with demonstrated web content development experience. If you enjoy teaching and learning, working with dedicated professionals in a supportive environment, and want to contribute to the academic, research and service missions of Upstate-join our premiere service team.

The successful candidate will be forward thinking, motivated, flexible, and excited to work in a collaborative, rapidly evolving team environment.

This position reports to the Head of Reference and Liaison Services and works closely with the Director of the Family Resource Center, our clinical, consumer health information, education and outreach program. Responsibilities include: reference and consumer health duties, rounding to patient rooms and with clinical staff, coverage of FRC and HSL service desks (evenings and weekend coverage in rotation), participation in clinical project teams, mediated searching, bibliographic instruction, development of web-based health information and instruction tools; content development and maintenance in support of the HSL's and FRC's web pages; and assisting the Head of Reference & Liaison Services and the FRC Director with the expansion of outreach services.

REQUIRED: ALA accredited Master's degree in library or information sciences or commensurate degree with relevant experience. The successful candidate will evidence a commitment to customer service for clinicians, students and patients & families; strong communication and interpersonal skills; commitment to interdisciplinary team-building and collaborative partnerships; a client-centered focus; knowledge of health information resources; knowledge of outreach education and events programming; and the ability to perform as a faculty member in areas of education, scholarship and service. Preferred: academic health library or clinical experience; knowledge of evidence-based practice and consumer health resources and membership in the Academy of Health Information Professions.

The HSL's current interests include partnering with our regional public libraries, developing new collaborations with local, regional and SUNY libraries; supporting the Family Resource Center, our patient and family focused health service; promoting a culture of evidenced-based practice and health literacy; delivering HSL and FRC services to off-campus locations and to patients and families in our 35 counties service area.

The SUNY Upstate Medical University is Central New York's only academic medical center and the region's largest employer. Our community includes colleges of medicine, nursing, allied health, & graduate studies; a 400 bed tertiary care hospital and the Golisano Children's Hospital. For more information about us, please visit SUNY Upstate @ http://library.upstate.edu.

SALARY AND BENEFITS: Initial appointment will be at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian. Salary is dependent on qualifications. Excellent benefits package including TIAA-CREF and other retirement options. 12 month, tenure track position with faculty status. Priority review of applicants begins November 15, 2010 and continues until filled.

TO APPLY: To apply, please submit your cover letter and resume on-line at http://jobs.upstate.edu to job #030314.

September 30, 2010

From the GMR: Position Opening in Wisconsin

This message is from Kathy Strube of Aurora Health Care.

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New Librarian Position at Aurora Medical Center-Grafton

The Aurora Health Care Libraries at their new Aurora Medical Center, Grafton location at I-43 and Hwy 60 seek an enthusiastic and service-oriented full time Librarian to join their team.

The new Resource Center Library is a 920 sq. ft. library, part of an integrated library system of seven Aurora Libraries and 15 library staff serving 15 hospitals, 29,000 caregivers, 3,600 physicians, and 140 residents. Aurora Health Care is a national leader in developing and implementing best practices in clinical improvement and disease management. The Aurora Libraries web site has over 39,000 hits/month.

Responsibilities: Is the Reference Librarian with primary responsibility for serving health professionals, patients, and community members at the Grafton location. Must enjoy and be effective at teaching use of library resources. Will be responsible for Interlibrary Loan, collection development, and marketing at the Grafton site. Must have a passion for advancing Clinical Librarianship through attending Interdisciplinary rounds, visiting patients referred by nursing staff, or attending Morning Report for interested departments. May be asked to contribute to various hospital committees or projects. Will help create and manage the hospital web site and newsletter.

Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLIS; one year of experience in heath care reference and interlibrary loan preferred; experience with OVID and PubMed MEDLINE and DOCLINE preferred; demonstrated ability to be a team player and effective teacher; proven ability to provide excellent service; excellent written and verbal communication skills; up-to-date technology skills including a working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, web design, Internet searching, and Web 2.0.

Salary: The range starts at $42,120 and is commensurate with experience. Great benefits including a great library team to work with. Please apply online at www.aurora.org.

September 21, 2010

From the GMR: POSITION DESCRIPTION: Urban Libraries Council seeks senior program manager

Greetings all,

We're very excited to share the attached position for a ULC Senior Program Manager with you. Please assist us in spreading the word. Details are also available on the ULC website at www.urbanlibraries.org.

Veronda J. Pitchford
Membership Executive
Urban Libraries Council
125 S. Wacker, Suite 1050
Chicago, IL 60606
Direct: 312-676-0958
Cell: 773-656-2356
Fax: 312-676-0950
ULC's General information number: 312-676-0999

Urban Libraries Council
Senior Program Manager
Position Opening:

The Urban Libraries Council (ULC) has spent more than thirty years enriching urban
communities by strengthening their public libraries. A member association of North America's leading public library systems, ULC's members are thought leaders dedicated to leadership, innovation and the continuous transformation of libraries.

The full time Senior Program Manager will manage ULC's key program initiatives from
development through implementation and report to the CEO/ President. ULC's programs are acclaimed for inspiring new organizational models that invigorate urban libraries and enable them to provide the best possible services. ULC's programs focus on the critical issues facing cities and counties including: economic and work force development, sustainability, technology infrastructure, health and public safety and education/lifelong learning.

Areas of Responsibility:
• Identify strategic issues and trends critical to urban libraries and the communities which
they serve
• Develop programs, conferences and initiatives that support library systems
• Implement complex, multi-year research and demonstration projects
• Manage initiatives including partnership development, grant writing, research
management, meeting planning and identification of leading practices

Qualifications:
• Masters in Public Administration, Urban Planning or Library Science
• Knowledge and experience working with local governments and public libraries
• Successful experience in program development, including proposal writing and project
implementation
• Excellent communication and presentation skills
• Strong organization and project management experience

Salary and Benefits:
Salary is commensurate with experience. ULC offers employees a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, disability and life insurance and an employer funded retirement plan.

Applications:
Please send cover letter and resume by Friday, October 15, 2010, to resumes@urbanlibraries.org
Attention: Angela Goodrich, Finance and Administration Executive.

September 20, 2010

Position available at the University of Minnesota Health Sciences Libraries: Liaison/Information Specialist

UNIVERSITY OF MINNESOTA LIBRARIES
Health Sciences Libraries
http://biomed.lib.umn.edu

LIAISON / INFORMATION SPECIALIST
The Health Sciences Libraries at the University of Minnesota are developing a new model of liaison support for the six health professions schools and the interdisciplinary centers and programs of the University's Academic Health Center. We are fostering the role of "informationist" to couple domain knowledge with information management expertise embedded into our users' environment, both physically and virtually and are looking for an individual to join our highly collaborative team.

We seek an innovative, energetic, service-oriented professional who has both subject knowledge in the health professions or the sciences, and information management expertise to support the patient care, research, knowledge management and instructional and life-long learning needs of health professions and graduate students, faculty and staff. This individual will be expected to forge new relationships and create new initiatives that respond to trends in patient care and clinical information, scientific, interdisciplinary, and clinical research, including exploring with faculty new models of scholarly communication, publishing, and the challenges of data curation. The successful candidate will also contribute to the profession, and is expected to pursue scholarly research of his/her own, or as a member of health science research teams.

For complete description and qualifications, and to apply, go to https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=90302

The University of Minnesota is an equal opportunity educator and employer.

September 15, 2010

From the GMR: Job Posting: Library Director at Wayne State

Director of the Shiffman Medical Library
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Wayne State University is seeking a dynamic librarian with a commitment to excellence in customer service and a record of successful leadership who wishes to work in a fast-paced environment where planning, assessment, innovation, staff development and service are emphasized. Reporting to the Dean, University Library System, and working together with the other members of the Library Leadership team, the Director of the Shiffman Medical Library will provide leadership and direction for service delivery, building of faculty and student relationships, and developing collections.

Essential Responsibilities:
The Director of the Shiffman Medical Library is responsible for planning and managing the daily operations of the library, including organizing and leading a staff of 4 librarians and 12 support staff. The Director oversees management and development of a collection which includes approximately 148,000 journal volumes, 71,000 books and access to an outstanding array of electronic resources. The Director also oversees the Pharmacy & Health Sciences Learning Resource Center located at the Applebaum College. The Director is responsible for addressing the needs of the Medical School and for maintaining and fostering positive relationships between the medical library and its constituents, including students, faculty, alumni, and community members. The Medical Library Director administrative appointment resides in the Library System and reports to the Dean of the Library System. The Director serves as a member of the Collections and Operations Team and works collaboratively with other directors in the library system to determine policy and recommend strategies on system-wide issues.

Minimum Qualification: Qualified candidates must have an MLS degree from an ALA accredited institution, relevant experience in administering an academic medical library and a strong commitment to excellent public service. A record of leadership and scholarship is also required.

The Director is an essential resource for meeting the research, teaching and scholarship needs of a diverse faculty and student body and should have outstanding knowledge of how to fill these needs. The Director must have a strong understanding of how emerging technologies can be applied to the research and support mission of the Shiffman Medical Library.

Salary & Benefits: Salary and rank: commensurate with education and experience. Wayne State offers dental and health plan options; TIAA/CREF or Fidelity, tuition assistance for employees and family members, relocation assistance and liberal vacation.

The Shiffman Medical Library:
The Shiffman Medical Library supports the research, education and clinical and public health care information needs for the university and major hospitals within the Detroit Medical Center. The library maintains access to all major health sciences, bio-scientific and consumer health databases; a core collection of journals dating to the mid-19th century; and books in print and electronically.

The Wayne State University School of Medicine: Founded in 1869 as the Detroit Medical College, the WSU School of Medicine was the first established school of what would eventually become Wayne State University. As Detroit's only medical school, the mission of the WSU School of Medicine is to raise the health status of the community and improve the delivery of health care to the surrounding area through scientific advancement, clinical service and the training of practicing physicians in the region. The WSU School of Medicine is composed of over 750 clinical and nearly 200 basic science faculty members. At WSU, more than 1200 medical students, 900 physicians-in-training and 400 basic science graduate students make up the largest medical school on one campus in the country. In partnership with the several health systems, the WSU School of Medicine has emerged today as one of the nation's leading academic medical centers, hosting one of the largest graduate medical education programs in the United States with some 900 residents and fellows. Long regarded as a premier site for clinical training, the WSU School of Medicine has also established itself as a major center for research. Research initiatives by medical school faculty have risen to a base of over $137 million. The School has six dedicated research laboratory buildings located on the medical campus. Although the school's faculty are comprised of experts in almost all medical fields, the institution houses centers of excellence in women's and children's health, cancer, neuroscience and population studies.

The Campus & University Libraries:
Wayne State University is located in the heart of Detroit's University Cultural Center, the home of renowned museums, galleries and theatres, most within walking distance. The WSU main campus encompasses 203 acres of beautifully landscaped walkways and gathering spots, linking 100 education and research buildings. The University Library System includes Public Services, Shiffman Medical Library, Arthur Neef Law Library, New Media and Information Technology, Office for Teaching & Learning, School of Library and Information Science, Detroit Area Library Network (DALNET) and Library Administrative Services. For more information, please visit: http://www.lib.wayne.edu/.

Application Procedure:
Please submit electronically to posting # 036923 a complete resume and letter of interest including the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of at least three professional references to: Wayne State University's ON-LINE HIRING SYSTEM at https://jobs.wayne.edu. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

Please contact Sharon Phillips, Library Director, Search Committee Chair, for additional information regarding the position specifics at: ae7228@wayne.edu.

Wayne State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative-action employer.

September 1, 2010

From the GMR: Job Posting from NLM: Chief, Technical Services

Position Title: Chief, Technical Services Division
Organization: National Library of Medicine
Closing Date: September 17, 2010
Salary Range: $123,758-155,500

The National Library of Medicine (NLM) is the world's largest biomedical library and the developer of electronic information services that deliver data to millions of users every day, including scientists, health professionals, and the public. NLM plays a pivotal role in enabling biomedical research, supporting health care and public health, and promoting healthy behavior. In support of this mission, NLM seeks qualified applicants for the position of Chief, Technical Services Division with responsibility for the Library's technical services and collection development functions to build and organize a collection of over 12,000.000 items, including selection and acquisition of electronic and print materials, licensing, processing, cataloging and metadata description. The Chief of the Technical Services Division reports to the Associate Director for Library Operations in managing the operations of 90 employees in the Serial Records, Selection and Acquisitions, and Cataloging Sections; formulating and interpreting policies; analyzing technical services programs for continuous improvement; developing and monitoring operational and collection budgets; and staffing requirements. The office of the Chief, TSD also oversees the deployment of the integrated library management system with the OPAC and other automated enhancements to facilitate access to the collection resources. The incumbent will take the lead in developing and implementing innovative redesign of processing workflows for acquisitions and cataloging, expanding the scope of electronic resources for the collection, launching a digital repository, and reshaping the Division's workforce to meet the challenges of new organizational priorities.

NLM's unique position as the world's largest biomedical library, its dedicated and diverse staff, and a history of developing technology solutions to improve the collection, processing, and dissemination of information provide an excellent opportunity for an experienced library professional with a strong background managing technical services in a complex library environment, outstanding communications skills and a results-oriented approach to problem solving. As a national library, NLM works closely with the Library of Congress, the National Agricultural Library, National Archives and Records Administration, American Library Association, other government agencies, institutions and international organizations to develop standards, policies and workable long-term solutions to problems facing research libraries today. The Chief of NLM's Technical Services Division serves as the Library's expert on collection development and technical processing and represents NLM at national venues and professional groups and organizations with opportunities to engage in national level collaborations and partnerships.

For full position description and qualifications visit USAJobs:

HHS/NIH-2010-2826
Complete posting on USAJOBS
Supervisory Librarian
Technical Services Division, Library Operations
Closing Date: 09/17/2010

July 7, 2010

Job posting: VA Librarian in Fargo

This job opening at the VA in Fargo came through the Midwest Chapter list - reposting for those of you who might not subscribe. It looks like a great opportunity, and given the low cost of living in Fargo, you could be a gajillionnaire on that salary!

http://jobview.usajobs.gov/GetJob.aspx?JobID=89225220

June 17, 2010

From the GMR: Job Posting: Senior Information Research Specialist - Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, Michigan

Senior Information Research Specialist - Munson Medical Center, Traverse City, Michigan

The Department of Library Services at Munson Medical Center has an opening for a full-time experienced medical librarian. To find out more about this opportunity please visit:
http://www.munsonhealthcare.org/locations/mmc/employment_volunteer/home/mmc_employ_search.php

Select:
Facility: Munson Medical Center
Job Category: Business/Professional
Job Status: Full-Time

Barbara Platts, MLIS, AHIP
Manager
Library Services
Munson Healthcare
1105 Sixth Street
Traverse City, MI 49684
Voice: 231/935-6544
Fax: 231/935-7124
bplatts@mhc.net

June 15, 2010

From the GMR: Job Posting: University of Illinois at Chicago

The University of Illinois at Chicago: University Library

ASSISTANT PROFESSOR & ASSISTANT INFORMATION SERVICES LIBRARIAN
(Library of the Health Sciences)

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 e-science, outreach, instructional services, and user support. Hours may 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 the university-wide initiative to develop and promote e-science informatics

  • 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: Experience with e-science or knowledge of library-based support service for data curation, management and manipulation; degree in biological or health sciences; 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 status; 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 June 15, 2010 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
801 S. Morgan St.
Chicago, Illinois 60607
E-mail: lib-hr@uic.edu
Fax: 312.413.0424


THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER

June 7, 2010

From the GMR: Position: Visiting Research Information Specialist

The University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking new talent. See the announcement below:

Visiting Research Information Specialist
Hourly Appointment
UIC's Library of the Health Sciences - Chicago

UIC's Library of the Health Sciences seeks .5 FTE Librarian to work on a Greater Midwest Region National Network/Libraries of Medicine subcontract to assist with the development of an EBM (evidence-based medicine) online course and other reference activities. The project period will run approximately 35 weeks.

Job Description:
This individual will assist with a variety of project tasks including assisting with the development of online modules, coordination and management of project reports, project data collection, assessment of online modules, marketing, and other project-related tasks. Other responsibilities include information services, reference consultation, Ask A Librarian coverage, and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:
A Masters degree from an American Library Association accredited program is required. Two years of professional experience in health sciences librarianship with an understanding of EBM concepts and a familiarity with medical databases is preferred. The candidate must be well organized, able to work independently with limited supervision, and possess excellent oral and written communication skills.

Additional Desirable Qualifications: Experience using Adobe Captivate, Blackboard and a familiarity with online instruction development.

Must be able to work 20 hours a week beginning July 2010 through February 2011.

Salary/Hours/Contract: Salary is $20 per hour.

For fullest consideration, apply by June 28, 2010, with a cover letter, supporting resume and the name and address of three references to:

Annie Marie Ford
Director of Library Human Resources
University Library, M/C 234
801 S. Morgan St.
Chicago, IL 60607
E-mail: lib-hr@uic.edu
Fax: (312) 413-0424

June 2, 2010

From the GMR: Vacancy announcement - Assistant Director of Libraries - UND

The University of North Dakota Libraries Vacancy Announcement

Position: Assistant Director of Libraries
Reference #: 10-308
Salary: $80,000+

QUALIFICATIONS: Required: Master's Degree from an accredited American Library Association program; Eight years of increasing managerial responsibility in an academic library, including at least three years in a major library administrative capacity; Five years successful supervisory experience of professional library personnel in a major academic library unit; Excellent planning, analytical, interpersonal and communications skills Preferred: Experience developing, managing and assessing library services; Knowledge of current and developing information technologies used in library technical services, public services and special collections; Commitment to staff development and interdepartmental collaboration and communications; Demonstrated success in human resource management including the ability to engage and supervise library staff in an environment of continuing improvement and change; Experience managing branch libraries; Success in grant development and management; Record of leadership and achievement in librarianship, including scholarship and professional/institutional service; Additional subject masters or PhD. degree

This position reports to the Director of Libraries.

APPLICATION: Submit letter of application, resume, and the names, phone numbers and e-mail addresses of three (3) professional references and an official University application form, which may be downloaded from http://www.humanresources.und.edu/ or obtained by calling (701) 777-4361, to:

Human Resources
University of North Dakota
264 Centennial Drive Stop 8010
Grand Forks, ND 58202-8010
humanresources@mail.und.edu

The deadline for submitting applications is June 30, 2010, or until the position is filled. Applications received by June 30, 2010, will be given first consideration. More information about the Library may be found at http://www.library.und.edu.

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Mailing address:
Shelby E. Harken
Chester Fritz Library
University of North Dakota
3051 University Ave Stop 9000
Grand Forks ND 58202-9000

Contact information:
Head, Acquisitions/Bibliographic Control
Room 244
voice: (701) 777-4634 fax: (701) 777-3319
shelby_harken@und.nodak.edu
http://www.und.nodak.edu/dept/library/Departments/abc/mission.htm

May 20, 2010

Job posting: Health Sciences Reference Librarian: Grand Forks, ND

The Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences at the University of North Dakota's School of Medicine and Health Sciences is recruiting for an entry level position of Reference Librarian. This person is responsible for providing reference services to on and off-campus clientele; participating in the user education program; producing instructional guides in both electronic and print format; assisting with the development and management of the reference collection; assisting in the collection and reporting of user and service statistics; serving as liaison to faculty in specific departments; and being professionally active.

Please see the full job description at http://undmedlibrary.org/pdf/ref_librarian_job.pdf for details.

Submit resume and names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: Human Resources, University of North Dakota, Twamley Hall Room 313, 264 Centennial Drive Stop 8010, Grand Forks, ND 58202-8010. Refer to position no. 10-277. For full application procedures, visit http://www.humanresources.und.edu/html/Job%20Openings.htm

Applications received by June 15, 2010, will receive first consideration.

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Barbara Knight, MA, MLS, AHIP
Assistant Director & Collection Management
Library of the Health Sciences
Medical School Room 1300
501 N Columbia Rd Stop 9002
Grand Forks ND 58202-9002
701-777-4129

May 11, 2010

From the GMR: Announcing a Service Fellowship in Health Communication and ehealth

Announcing: A Service Fellowship in Health Communication and ehealth

The Health Communication and ehealth Team
Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion
US Dept Health and Human Services

Please see the attached Service Fellowship Position Announcement and application form.
Service Fellowship Announcement (Word document)
Service Fellowship Application (Word document)

DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: Friday, June 4, 2010

From the GMR: Position open: Emerging Technologies Librarian, The College of New Jersey

Emerging Technologies Librarian
The College of New Jersey

The Library at The College of New Jersey (TCNJ) invites applications for a 12-month, tenure-track Emerging Technologies Librarian. The successful candidate will be responsible for effective librarianship, scholarship, and service. Specific responsibilities will include:

Emerging Technologies: Identify, evaluate, and implement the application of current and emerging technologies for use in the Library's reference and instruction services, such as instant messaging, social networking, content management systems, mobile computing, open source, open content, and other digital capabilities. Working with the Systems Librarian, support the Library's web initiatives using the most up-to-date web design and web applications technology. Collaborate with other librarians to develop and test new instruction and information support tools. Share with Library colleagues strategies, techniques, and best practices for using emerging technologies to support teaching and learning. Promote and support usability testing and assessment of new and existing services.

Additional Responsibilities: Provide liaison services to the Interactive Multimedia Program and possibly other departments or programs depending upon library needs and applicant's interests and experience. Provide general reference and Library instruction. Plan and carry out a sustained and respectable body of scholarship as outlined in the Library Disciplinary Standards. Serve on Library and institutional committees.

Qualifications: Required: Masters degree accredited by the American Library Association and awarded by the time of appointment. Working knowledge of the principles and practices of web design and development, including applications and scripting languages such as Dreamweaver, Flash, CSS, Javascript and PHP. Working knowledge of other library-related technologies, such as streaming media and digitization, and current programming languages such as XML and SQL. Ability to work in a highly collaborative environment. Excellent communication, interpersonal, and problem-solving skills. Initiative, flexibility, and a strong service orientation essential.

Preferred: Experience creating and maintaining Web 2.0 social networking tools for eLearning, e.g., blogs, wikis, etc. Advanced degree or equivalent experience in instructional technology, digital art, or interactive multimedia. Professional experience in an academic library setting. Reference and instruction experience.

Founded in 1855, TCNJ is a highly selective institution that has earned national recognition for its commitment to excellence. Emphasizing a residential experience for its nearly 6,000 undergraduates, TCNJ is one of Barron's 75 "Most Competitive" American colleges, and U.S. News & World Report's No. 1 public institution of its kind in the northern region of the country. The College also offers focused graduate programs in nursing, education and English. TCNJ was awarded, in 2006, a Phi Beta Kappa chapter-an honor shared by less than 10 percent of colleges and universities nationally. A strong liberal arts core forms the foundation for programs offered through TCNJ's seven schools-Arts & Communication; Business; Culture and Society; Education; Science; Nursing, Health, and Exercise Science; and Engineering. TCNJ faculty members are teacher-scholars who share a commitment to liberal learning.

TCNJ is located within an hour, by train, of NYC and Philadelphia. The College's campus is set on 289 tree-lined acres in suburban Ewing Township and is known for its natural beauty. TCNJ has 39 major buildings, including a library recently rated the 4th-best in the nation by the Princeton Review. The TCNJ Library is a five-story, 135,000 square-foot facility that serves as an intellectual, cultural, and social center for the College. In addition to housing traditional library collections and services, the building provides 26 group study rooms, two instructional computer labs, a cafe', a late-night study area, and a 105-seat multi-purpose auditorium. The Library's collections consist of more than 700,000 volumes that have been selected by faculty and subject specialist librarians to support course offerings of the college and to provide a broad representative collection of titles across many disciplines. The library has access to over 33,000 periodical titles, which are available in a variety of formats: print, online, and microfilm/microfiche.

Appointment will be at the rank of Librarian 3 or Librarian 2, commensurate with qualifications and experience. Full benefits package including TIAA/CREF. This position is available immediately.

Contact Information
To apply, please send a letter describing how your credentials meet the needs described in this ad, a current copy of your curriculum vitae, and contact information (including phone numbers and email addresses) for four references to Terry Epperson, Chair, Emerging Technologies Search Committee. Applications should be sent via email only to: epperson@tcnj.edu. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but must be received by June 15, 2010 in order to receive full consideration.

May 6, 2010

From the GMR: Position Opening at the University of Chicago

THE UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO LIBRARY

Web Program Director

The University of Chicago Library is seeking an innovative, service-oriented individual for the position of Web Program Director to provide leadership and direction for the design, development, and maintenance of the University of Chicago Library's web presence.

Using an in-depth understanding of library resources, services, and bibliographic tools, the Web Program Director ensures the Library's web sites provide a wide variety of users access to the complex array of information, services, and resources available through the Library.

Working in a decentralized environment, the Director will provide leadership and coordination to develop a comprehensive web site strategy that is responsive to the needs of the user community, supports the Library's vision and goals, and ensures integration with the University's web sites and programs.

This new position will provide ongoing analysis and review of web-based library services to identify new technologies and approaches to improving the experience of the library researcher. Partnering with Library staff, the Web Program Director will lead formal assessments of web-based services and play a leading role in integrating discovery tools into our web presence.

Review of applications will begin upon receipt and continue until the position is filled. Applications received by May 31will be assured consideration.

For a full description and application instructions, please visit http://www.lib.uchicago.edu/e/jobs/librarianvacant.html

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Barbara Kern
Co-Director, Science Libraries Division
& Bibliographer for Astronomy, Astrophysics and Technology
The John Crerar Library, University of Chicago
5730 S. Ellis Avenue, Chicago, IL 60637-1402
phone: 773-702-8717 fax: 773-702-3317
email: bkern@uchicago.edu

February 12, 2010

Job Posting-Dental Librarian at University of Missouri/Kansas City

Dental Librarian:
Comprehensive research university library in exciting, affordable city, seeks candidates with energy, creativity, flexibility, and strong commitment to public service. {The Dental Library, as part of the Health Sciences Division of the University Libraries, provides information services and support to the faculty and students of the School of Dentistry, and other schools in the life sciences.}
• Provides the leadership in the delivery of all Dental Library services;
• Makes the Dental Library a viable part of the curriculum;
• Manages all aspects of the Dental Library (including the Instructional Resources Library). This includes personnel matters, collection development, space planning and program planning;
• Provides for the administration of the Health Sciences Library in the absence of the Director, Health Sciences Libraries.
• Participates in the strategic planning for the University Libraries and implements strategic initiatives as they apply to the Dental Library.
Reports directly to the Director, Health Sciences Libraries.
Minimum requirements:
• ALA-accredited MLS
• 3-plus years experience with increasing levels of responsibility and supervision of professional or paraprofessional staff.
• Exceptional interpersonal, communication, planning, and organizational skills
• Ability to work positively, productively with diverse constituencies in environment of rapid change
• Strong public service commitment
• Evidence of mature judgment
• Evidence of professional initiative
• Understanding of scholarly research environment
• Potential to meet promotion requirements in non-tenure track appointment
Preferred:
• Additional graduate degree
• Experience in medical/dental library environment
• Experience working with health sciences faculty and/or user groups.
• Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals
Salary: Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience and excellent retirement/benefits package.
To Apply: Applications will only be accepted online. To apply, please go to: http://tinyurl.com/umkcjobsearch. Please attach Cover letter, Curriculum Vitae and three references as one document for the "Resume" attachment. You may address your cover letter to: Peggy Mullaly-Quijas, Chair of Search Committee. For inquiries, please contact 816-235-1531 or umkcula@umkc.edu.
Applicants who are not U.S. citizens must state their current visa and residency status. All final candidates will be required to successfully pass a criminal background check prior to beginning employment. Application review begins March 30, 2010.
UMKC is an Equal Access, Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer, that is fully committed to achieving a diverse faculty and staff.

February 4, 2010

From the GMR: Librarian position at UTHSC San Antonio

For those of you interested in outreach and disinterested in Minnesota winters...

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Interlibrary Loan/Outreach Services Librarian
The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio -- Texas
www.uthscsajobs.com

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio invites applications for the position of Interlibrary Loan/Outreach Services Librarian.

SUMMARY OF DUTIES
* Supervises Interlibrary Loan staff in monitoring and documentation of ongoing activities, recommends changes in policies and procedures, and plans for new programs;
* Coordinates the Library's resource library outreach subcontract and other selected outreach projects. Writes reports, plans activities, publicizes services, provides reference services, teaches search concepts and makes periodic visits to South Texas hospitals and other organizations;
* Staffs the Information Desk, provides searching, and participates in instructional activities;
* Additional or special duties as assigned;
* Under FLSA, this position is exempt;
* Performs duties in an office environment, travel and ability to drive own vehicle required, valid driver's license required.

QUALIFICATIONS
Meets the requirements for appointment at the Librarian II level; ALA accredited degree; minimum five years library experience; ability to work independently and in a team environment; commitment to excellent service and able to manage multiple priorities; demonstrated knowledge and ability to develop, utilize and maximize Web-based resources and services with a particular emphasis on interlibrary loan and other library applications; ability to develop and teach instructional and informational programs for the health sciences community; experience with various library services and systems including reference and online searching of NLM, OVID Online, and Internet systems, ILLiad; excellent written and oral communication skills; supervisory experience.

The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio is among the nation's leading university research centers. The five primary missions - education, research, patient care, community service and efficient operations - are carried out within five schools: School of Medicine, Dental School, School of Nursing, Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, and the School of Health Professions with affiliated campuses in Laredo, Harlingen, and Edinburg. There are approximately 3,000 students enrolled in 41 degree and certificate programs. A special mission of the University is to serve the education and research needs of South Texas. San Antonio, home of the Alamo and the Riverwalk, is a very hospitable place to live. It has great schools, a diverse community and culture, interesting history, as well as cultural activities, professional sports, and outdoor recreation in the beautiful nearby Texas Hill Country.

Please apply on-line at www.uthscsajobs.com (Requisition Number 20090484). A cover letter, current CV, and a list of three professional references are required for this position, and may be uploaded while applying. This is a security-sensitive position. The search will remain open until the ideal candidate has been identified. The search committee will begin review of applications in February 2010. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY, AFFIRMATIVE ACTION EMPLOYER

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Keith W. Cogdill, PhD, AHIP
Director of South Texas Regional Information Services
The University of Texas Health Science Center San Antonio Libraries, MSC 7940
7703 Floyd Curl Drive
San Antonio, TX 78229-3900
cogdillk@uthscsa.edu
(210) 567-3051 voice
(210) 567-2490 fax

January 27, 2010

From the GMR: Part-time Collection Management Librarian, Davenport, IA

With the retirement of long time faculty member Susan Burns, M.A., http://www.palmer.edu/libraryd_content.aspx?id=1438, Palmer Health Sciences Library has a part time faculty position opening. Please see details below and at the Palmer website: http://www.palmer.edu/employment.aspx?id=358


POSITION AVAILABLE
Requisition # P0910-27

Position Title: Collection Management Librarian, faculty part time
Department: Library
Posting type: Open to internal and external applicants.
Salary: **Salary is commensurate with current Collective Bargain Agreement.

Employment Status: Part time / Exempt. Part time appointment expected to be no more than 20 hours per week. This position is covered by the faculty collective bargaining agreement.

Description of Responsibilities: Applications are invited for a part time faculty appointment with the David D. Palmer Health Sciences Library. Primary assignments include but are not limited to original & copy cataloging of item & digital collections, particularly those held in Special Services. Cataloging format assignments will include unique monographs, pamphlets, dissertations, theses, annuals, periodicals, other serials, journals, electronic media, other metadata & audiovisual. Assignment will include collaboration in the creation & development of metadata standards for digital collections & specific digitization projects.

Position Qualifications Required: ALA-accredited MLS. Demonstrated knowledge of & experience with current & emerging national cataloging standards. Demonstrated knowledge & experience with metadata standards & practices. Demonstrated knowledge & experience with Collection Management principles, protocols & current trends. Demonstrated oral & written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to prioritize, plan, coordinate & implement multiple projects. Demonstrated familiarity of & performance with integrated library management systems, SirsiDynix preferred. Minimum two years appropriate cataloging experience, academic or health sciences library preferred.

Application Deadline: Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Please send cover letter, curriculum vitae & salary history to:

Wanda Kleinsmith, Human Resources
Palmer College of Chiropractic
1000 Brady Street
Davenport, IA 52803
or
fax to 563-884-5802
e-mail: hr_dept@palmer.edu

Dennis Peterson M.A.
Senior Director of Library Services
Palmer College of Chiropractic
1000 Brady Street
Davenport IA 52803
563.884.5442 Office | 563.370.2170 Cell

January 4, 2010

Job Position - St. Cloud Hospital

A part-time library assistant position is available at St. Cloud Hospital. More information, including how to apply is available at this link.

December 15, 2009

From the GMR: NLM Position Posting: Head, Index Section

Position Announcement: Head, Index Section, National Library of Medicine

Join the management team at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in Bethesda, Maryland. We're part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and located just outside Washington, D.C.

We are looking for an experienced manager to lead NLM's Index Section (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/indexhome.html) in the creation and maintenance of the MEDLINE database, the major source of data for NLM's Web resource PubMed. A part of the Bibliographic Services Division (http://www.nlm.nih.gov/bsd/bsdhome.html) at NLM, the Index Section is responsible for:

1) Managing the overall data creation and indexing of the biomedical journal literature for inclusion in MEDLINE
2) Managing current online systems and implementing improvements for further
development of automated processes to assist in the indexing process
3) Ensuring quality assurance review and testing of the MEDLINE bibliographic data/metadata
4) Providing ongoing development and documentation of the NLM indexing policies and procedures
5) Providing support for end-user and publisher questions concerning indexing policy
and procedures

The Head of Index Section directs a staff of 45 professionals and support staff, as well as additional contract staff. The position responsibilities include supervising a senior team of unit supervisors and overseeing the supervision of the in-house indexers, support staff, and contract indexers; overseeing the indexing and data creation/data assurance processes for the MEDLINE database, including the development and application of indexing policies and procedures; leading the development of software applications to assist indexers in their work; overseeing the annual planning and budget process; serving as the NLM expert on indexing policy and procedures for inquiries from NLM management, other government agencies, publishers, and end-users.

Join the federal government and receive great benefits (http://www.opm.gov/insure/new_employ/index.asp) while contributing to NLM's mission, to provide biomedical information to users throughout the United States and the world.

If you have never worked for the U.S. government, follow the instructions and use USAJobs (http://www.usajobs.gov/) to apply to announcement number HHS/NIH-2010-0352. If you currently or have previously worked for the government, you can apply to announcement number HHS/NIH-2010-0549. Salary range is 102,721-$133,543 USD per year and you must be a US citizen to apply. Posting closes at midnight, Eastern Standard Time, Wednesday, January 6, 2010.

Questions? Contact Keyonna Butler at butlerke@mail.nih.gov or 301-594-2792.

November 12, 2009

Job Posting From NLM: Head, Reference and Web Services Section, NLM

Please see the following message forwarded from NLM.

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Head, Reference and Web Services Section, National Library of Medicine ($102,721-133,543)

Join the management team at the National Library of Medicine (NLM) in Bethesda, Maryland. We're part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and located just outside Washington, D.C.

We are looking for a manager with experience managing library web and information services providing health information to a variety of clients to serve as the Head of the Reference and Web Services Section.

The Head of Reference and Web Services directs a staff of 20, as well as contract staff, responsible for 1) Managing and implementing improvements for MedlinePlus.gov, a national health information resource for the public, patients, families and professionals; 2) Providing centralized reference, customer service, and referrals for all of NLM's products; 3) Supporting and improving NLM websites and related technologies; 4) Providing and managing electronic and print reading room collections; and 5) Carrying out these programs in coordination with other government agencies, national organizations, libraries, and international organizations.

Join the federal government and receive great benefits while contributing to NLM's mission, to provide biomedical information to users throughout the United States and the world.

If you have never worked for the U.S. government, follow the instructions and use USAJobs to apply to announcement number HHS/NIH-2010-0301. If you currently or have previously worked for the government, you can apply to announcement number HHS/NIH-2010-0303. Salary range is $102,721-$133,543 USD per year and you must be a US citizen to apply. Posting closes at midnight, Eastern Standard Time, Wednesday, December 2, 2009.

Questions? Contact Susan Burns at burnss@mail.nih.gov or 301-496-3661

October 19, 2009

Job posting: Electronic Resources Librarian, midwestern University (IL)

Midwestern University has a proud and impressive history dating back to 1900; the organization was incorporated in Chicago, Illinois, to train physicians in a not-for-profit environment. Today, Midwestern University is still governed by the strong principles of the founding administration and faculty. The organization has grown in two campuses located in Downers Grove, IL and Glendale, AZ. Midwestern University is an independent, not-for-profit corporation organized primarily to provide undergraduate, graduate, and postgraduate education in the health sciences.

At our Downers Grove campus, we seek an Electronic Resources Librarian

Under the direction of the Assistant Director, the Electronic Resources Librarian coordinates and maintains electronic access to library resources creates and maintains library web pages and links, provides user support for library software and web resources, and provides reference services. Hours are Monday-Friday 8:30-5:00 p.m.

Responsibilities include:
* Manage, maintain, and troubleshoot access to a variety of library electronic resources and utilities such as databases, ejournals, ebooks, link resolver tools, and an integrated library system.
* Provide both staff and user support (in person and remotely) including troubleshooting and training for library software, web resources and equipment.
* Create and maintain library web pages and links and coordinate content provided by other staff.
* Manage user authentication, including global and individual ids and passwords.
* Provide reference and circulation services.
* Coordinate the library's electronic systems and activities with the university's information technology services.
* Continuously improve personal health science related database knowledge and searching skills, and stay current with health science library and technology trends.
* Contribute good teamwork skills to accomplish group projects and goals.

Requirements:
* A Masters Degree in Library/Information Sciences from an ALA-accredited institution
* Experience and knowledge in integrated library systems technology, including online catalogs, link resolvers, document delivery systems, etc.
* Experience with web page design and maintenance
* Experience in technology troubleshooting including electronic subscription access
* Experience providing reference in a health sciences library
* Ability to prioritize and address daily technical challenges in a rapidly changing environment
* Experience working in a team and customer service oriented environment
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills

MWU offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. The benefits package for full-time and eligible part-time employees includes: medical, vision, dental, life insurance, disability, retirement contributions, tuition reimbursement, child care subsidy and a generous paid-time off policy.

For consideration, please submit your resume to: Jobsil@midwestern.edu, or send by fax: (630) 515-7207 Attn: Recruiter.

Job postings: 2 positions available at Western Illinois University

Position Announcement
Library - Instructor - Student Outreach Services

APPOINTMENT: Negotiable.

QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-Accredited Masters Degree. Demonstrated experience in using technology to provide virtual reference services: email, instant messaging, social networking and chat to library users. Working knowledge of Web 2.0 applications. Demonstrated experience working with undergraduate students.
The individual holding this position should possess, in addition to the requisite educational background, superior interpersonal, communication and writing skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in working in Libraries and Higher Education. Experience with visual/graphic design, a plus. Experience in providing class-based instruction and reference.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Reports directly to the Dean of Libraries. As leader of outreach services to undergraduate students explores and evaluates emerging technologies and works closely with University Relations and the Marketing Librarian. Works closely with campus groups such as the Office of Student Affairs and represents the Libraries at student organizations, Discover Western, Student Orientation Advising and Registration programs. Participates in the Libraries Liaison Program to academic departments. Provides class-based and reference-based instruction.

RANK & SALARY: 12 month, Unit B Faculty position. Minimum of $40,000. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package that includes domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/hr/benefits.php. WIU faculty are members of an AFT-affiliated collective bargaining campus. http://www.wiu.edu/provost/agreement/article29-31. shtml#30

THE DEPARTMENT:WIU Libraries is undergoing a transformation of its services and facilities with its migration toward digital resources and services. WIU Libraries employs 17 faculty and 42 civil service staff in the Leslie F. Malpass Library, 3 on-campus branch libraries and at the WIU-Quad Cities Library. The Libraries' collection includes over 1,000,000 catalogued items, approximately 1,000 periodical print subscriptions, access to over 55,000 full text journals and databases, 300,000 maps and substantial government documents, microforms and non-book materials. The annual budget is $4.5 million.

THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as one of the "Best in the Midwest Colleges" by The Princeton Review and selected as one of just 21 public universities ranked a Tier 1 Midwestern Masters Institution by U.S. News and World Report, Western Illinois University serves more than 13,000 students through its traditional, residential, four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its upper division, urban, commuter location in the Quad Cities/Moline.

WIU is a comprehensive, public university offering 62 undergraduate degree programs, 36 graduate degree programs and a doctorate degree. With a student to faculty ratio of 16:1, WIU's 627 full-time faculty teach 93 percent of all undergraduate as well as graduate courses in addition to 13 pre-professional degree programs and 15 certificate programs.

Western's Leslie F. Malpass Library ranks among the finest at comprehensive universities in the United States and features two state-of-the-art electronic classrooms, a wireless computer network, and other ongoing technical improvements. The Malpass Library and its four branches house more than 1 million volumes; and the Library subscribes to more than 100 online databases offering access to more than 30,000 unique journal titles in full text.

WIU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

APPLICATION: Letter of application stating experience in services to undergraduates, web technologies, reference, instruction and other areas of expertise; resume with current email for correspondence; photocopy of transcripts; and three professional reference contacts (name, relationship to applicant, phone number and e-mail address). Apply to: Mary Day, WIU Libraries Dean's Office, Malpass Library; Western Illinois University; 1 University Circle; Macomb, IL 61455-1390.

Application review begins November 9, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled.

Phyllis C. Self, Ph.D.
Dean, University Libraries
Western Illinois University
One University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
pcself@gmail.com

Job Posting: Reference: North Dakota

The University of North Dakota, Harley E. French Library of the Health Sciences is searching for a health sciences librarian to provide reference and instruction. We work with faculty, students and researchers in several health sciences programs. The job description is posted on the library web site at http://undmedlibrary.org/ and includes links to information about Grand Forks and the University. This is a mid-career position. Please feel free to contact me if you have questions.

Barb

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Barbara Knight, MA, MLS, AHIP
Assistant Director & Collection Management
Library of the Health Sciences
Medical School Room 1300
501 N Columbia Rd Stop 9002
Grand Forks ND 58202-9002
701-777-4129

September 25, 2009

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 UNIVERSITY LIBRARY
ASSISTANT INFORMATION SERVICES LIBRARIAN (Library of the Health Sciences)

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

June 19, 2008

From the GMR list: University of North Dakota job announcement

The Library of the Health Sciences at the University of North Dakota is
recruiting applicants for the position of Southwest Clinical Campus
Librarian in Bismarck.

Please see full information at http://undmedlibrary.org/pdf/swcampus_job.pdf

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Lila Pedersen
Director of Libraries
School of Medicine and Health Sciences
University of North Dakota

Mailing address:
LIBRARY OF THE HEALTH SCIENCES
MEDICAL SCHOOL ROOM 1300
501 N COLUMBIA RD STOP 9002
GRAND FORKS ND 58202-9002

phone 701-777-3993
fax 701-777-4790
lpederse@medicine.nodak.edu
http://undmedlibrary.org/

May 5, 2008

Job Posting: The University Of South Dakota

Position Title: Health Science Information Services Librarian
Institution: The University Of South Dakota
Library: USD Libraries
Position Type: Library Faculty
Level: Assistant Professor to Associate Professor
Starting Date: September 1, 2008

The University of South Dakota (USD) is recruiting an experienced librarian to serve as health science and medical information specialist serving the Sanford School of Medicine (SSOM) and the School of Health Sciences.

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April 23, 2008

Job Opportunity at the University of Minnesota: Liaison & Outreach Librarian, Health Sciences Libraries

Please see the announcement for the position of Liaison & Outreach Librarian, Health Sciences Libraries, on the Twin Cities campus of the University of Minnesota! The position is available immediately, and open until filled.

See the description here: https://employment.umn.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=71595

Feel free to contact me with any questions about the position:evfine@umn.edu, or 612-624-6492.