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The University of Illinois at Chicago Library seeks an innovative and service oriented Assistant Health Sciences Librarian for the Library of the Health Sciences in Peoria, one of three regional sites of the Library of the Health Sciences in Chicago. The UIC Library of the Health Sciences (Peoria) supports the educational and research missions of the Colleges of Medicine and Nursing, the School of Public Health, and community health professionals and consumers in Central Illinois. The Assistant Health Sciences Librarian is primarily responsible for three program areas: information services; curriculum-based and other instructional services; and oversight of library systems. This position assists the Health Sciences Librarian in the operation and management of the library, provides leadership in developing programming and curriculum, and is instrumental in integrating new technologies.
Responsibilities: The Assistant Health Sciences Librarian is responsible for all aspects of information services, including reference, online searching, consultation, marketing of resources, and coordination of content development for the Library’s Web site. The incumbent is responsible for curriculum-integrated instruction and other educational activities, serving as a liaison to various professional colleges and programs including residencies and fellowships. Other areas in which the incumbent works collaboratively with other health sciences librarians at UIC include initiatives in evidence-based medicine, medical informatics, health literacy, and outreach to offsite faculty, community health professionals, and consumers. In the area of systems, the incumbent leads local staff development activities and integration of new technologies. In addition, the incumbent participates in task forces and committees at the Library and University levels, and administers the Library in the absence of the Health Sciences Librarian. The position reports to the Health Sciences Librarian (Peoria).
Minimum Qualifications: Masters degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program; two years of professional library experience; proficiency with Medline and other electronic health information resources; reference service and instructional experience; strong user-focused public services orientation; excellent written communication and interpersonal skills; familiarity with computer applications and bibliographic management software; flexibility to work collaboratively in a team environment; evidence of good judgment and organizational skills; ability to travel; and evidence of ability to meet university standards in librarianship, research, and professional service commensurate with tenure.
Additional Desirable Qualifications: Experience working in an academic health sciences library; subject background in the health or life sciences; demonstrable expertise in teaching, instructional technologies, and design of online instruction; experience in initiating creative information services programs; comfortable in an environment that requires learning new technological skills and cross training; enthusiasm for consumer health outreach and health literacy education; and experience in grant writing.
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 December 10, 2010 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.
THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS AT CHICAGO IS AN AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER