Monthly Archives: September 2011

Coming Full Circle author event 9/21

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences and the University Library present Carol LaChapelle (’71 LAS, ’88 MA English) in the program Coming Full Circle: A Book Event and Workshop, on Wednesday, September 21,  6 p.m.,in 509 SCE.

LaChapelle is the author of Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Stories.  Along with her writing accomplishments, LaChapelle is also a teacher who assists people with telling their stories, whether in personal journals, family histories or published essays and memoirs. Former adjunct faculty at UIC, Carol conducts writing workshops for therapists, educators, and clergy; writing groups and professional associations; at conferences, book fairs, and retreats; and at public and research libraries, including the world-renowned Newberry Library in Chicago.

Her writing has appeared in The Writing Group Book; Environmental Practice; and in consumer publications and newsletters. Carol’s book Finding Your Voice, Telling Your Stories (Marion Street Press, 2008) will be available for purchase ($14.95) at the event.

Internal search underway for Instruction Librarian

Under the direction of the Reference Librarian, the Instructor & Assistant Reference Instruction Librarian will assume a leadership role in the provision of user-centered services at Daley Library, establish collaborative working relationships with individuals and other university departments to contribute to and enhance the mission of the IDEA Commons and the Library.  This position will also provide traditional reference service at the service desk, answer online chat and email reference questions and conduct one-on-one research consultations.  Reference librarians at Daley Library provide instruction for UIC classes and the community at large both in face-to-face sessions and through online tutorials.

This position will develop and implement cross training for staff and student workers in the IDEA Commons and also design assessment modules to measure the efficacy of services and resources in the IDEA Commons.

The Coordinator will directly supervise the overnight service manager and work closely with other partners to ensure they identify and meet users’ changing needs.  They will also participate in outreach to both the UIC community and the community at large by disseminating information about the Library’s services, resources and programs to faculty, students and local organizations.

Duties include:

Responsible for oversight of the IDEA Commons, which includes, assessment, training, scheduling, communication, equipment and emergencies

Coordinates the day-to-day desk activities and services

Participates in reference and instruction and the provision of user-centered outreach efforts

Advances the objectives and mission of the IDEA Commons

Trains the IDEA Commons workforce

Continually evaluating services and policies

Engages in introducing new services and strategic planning for the space

Develops and maintains the IDEA Commons Web pages.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program; prefer two years of professional library experience or equivalent professional experience; ability to vigorously promote reference services and instructional programs and to assist users at varying levels of educational background; experience in developing materials and services that provide access to library collections or aid in reference service and information literacy including Web-based and other electronic information services.

ADDITIONAL DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

The ability to work flexible hours and weekends, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, previous public service experience and experience with instructional design and technologies.

Skills: technical, communication, agile to changing information environment, customer service oriented, self-motivated, good judgment.

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.

GMR position open

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, LinkOut  services, 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.

Library seeks University Archivist

The University of Illinois at Chicago Library seeks a University Archivist to head its university archives program. The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) is a research institution with quality standards in research and publication. The University Archives includes the records of the university’s undergraduate and graduate programs in liberal arts and sciences and professional programs in the health sciences and reports to the Head of the Special Collections Department.

Specific Job Responsibilities: The University Archivist has primary responsibility for planning, developing, and implementing a university archives program within the academic research library setting. Duties include overseeing the UIC records management program and assisting offices and colleges with developing records management plans in accordance with University Statutes and Illinois State Records laws; supervising the transfer of selected records to the university archives for permanent retention; proving access to holdings by accessioning collections, writing finding aids, and providing references services.  Additionally, the University Archivist assists rare books and manuscript personnel in providing reference and other services such as the preparation of accessions, user guides, and exhibitions as needed.

Minimum Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library Science from a program accredited by the American Library Association; three to five years professional archive administration experience in a research library.  Understanding of records management fundamentals.  Professional commitment to librarianship and archives administration and evidence of ability to meet university standards in research, publication, and professional service.

Additional Desirable Qualifications: Certified Archivist or Certified Records Manager.  Excellent writing skills and the ability to communicate effectively with administrators, researchers and scholars making use of the archival collection; strong public services orientation; knowledge of rare books and manuscript librarianship.

Salary/Rank/Contract: Salaries are competitive and based on education and experience; entry level faculty appointments begin at $47,000; faculty status; 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 Illinois 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 September 30, 2011.

All applicants must submit an online application.

 

ALA conference bundled registration available until 9/30

The American Library Association is offering discounted bundled registration to its 2012 midwinter meeting and annual conference for those who register by September 30.

A new benefit of annual conference attendance is free access to an electronic archive of selected presentations and sessions.

See the ALA Web site for more details on the meetings and on bundled registration.

Register your bicycle at Daley 9/14

The UIC Police will be at the east entrance of the Daley Library on Wednesday, September 14, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., to register bicycles and show riders how to properly secure their bicycles.  The event is free, and there will be drawings for prizes for those who register their bikes.

At the beginning of the school year, there is an increase in stolen bicycles around the campus. Most of these bicycles are not registered and poorly secured.  Using the right lock can prevent thefts, and registering your bike with the UIC Police can help recovery.   For more information, contact Cesar Canizales at 312 208 4138.

Burt publishes on patient safety resources

Holly Burt, Program Coordinator in the GMR, published the following guide to information about patient safety:

Burt HA. The Patient safety perspective: health information and resources online and in print. Chicago, IL: Medical Library Association, 2011.

The guide is available for purchase in print or online.