Monthly Archives: March 2012

I. Williams selected for Minnesota Institute

Irene Williams, Program Coordinator in the GMR, has been selected to participate in the 2012 Minnesota Institute for Early Career Librarians from Traditionally Underrepresented Groups at the University of Minnesota.  She is one of only 25 librarians from across the country chosen to attend the full week of intensive learning and skill building seminars and workshops

The Minnesota Institute provides training in leadership, management, and decision-making skills and helps participants understand organizational behavior in complex organizations such as universities.

Library launches LibQUAL+ Lite 3/26

The UIC Library launches the LibQUAL+(TM) Lite survey on Monday, March 26, and will keep it open through Friday, April 13.  We are inviting 50% of faculty, students, and staff in the patron database to complete this survey to help us identify areas where we need to improve services, facilities, or collections.

LibQUAL+(TM) Lite is a shorter version of the survey used in 2006 that uses sampling methods to gather data on all 22 core items, asking each responder to answer eight of the core questions plus five optional questions that we have elected to include.  The estimated time to complete the survey is 15 minutes.

Please refer patrons with questions about the survey to

Because of the ratings and suggestions contributed by respondents in previous surveys, the Library renovated facilities, provided new computers and access to more software, acquired additional electronic databases and collections, expanded hours, and replaced furniture.

LibQUAL+(TM) is a well-tested instrument developed with ARL that collects and analyzes customer satisfaction evaluations from students, faculty, and staff.  The Library has historical data from the same survey instrument distributed in 2002 and 2006 so that we can see trends.  And, we can compare our results to those of other libraries who have participated in LibQUAL+(TM).

Save the date for All Staff Meeting 4/12

An All-Staff Meeting is scheduled for Thursday, April 12, from 2:00 – 3:30 p.m. The meeting will take place in the College of Medicine Research Building (COMRB) Moss Auditorium, 909 S. Wolcott Street.

A bus will pick up staff outside of the Daley Library at 1:40 p.m. and outside of COMRB at 3:50 p.m.

A meeting reminder and information on remote access will be sent a week prior to the meeting.

New E-ppendix issue available

The Spring 2012 issue of E-ppendix, the Online Newsletter of the UIC Library
of the Health Sciences has been published.  This issue includes the following regular columns and feature articles:

Director’s Message by Kate Carpenter
The Arc of Change

Clinical Librarianship by Cleo Pappas

Evidence Based Practice Online by Jo Dorsch

The Future of Information Services at the Library of the Health Sciences by Carol Scherrer

Library of the Health Sciences Debuts New Website by Ryan Rafferty

Doing Research by Peg Burnette
Bibliographic Management & Style Guides

Health Sciences Collection by Deb Blecic
AccessPediatrics, AccessPhysiotherapy, and Nursing Education in Video

Monthly Health Observances Collection by Rebecca Raszewski

NLM E-Minute by Holly Burt
Those Pesky Emergencies – Be Prepared

Scholarly Communications Corner by Sandy De Groote
Measuring Your Impact

Special Collections by Kevin O’Brien
Digital Collection of Brain Pathology Images Now Available Online

Internal search for Assistant Director of Library Administration

The Assistant Director of Library Administration (Daley), under the direction of the University Librarian is responsible for planning, organizing and managing the entire operations and staff of Library Administration. Individual provides high-level management support to enable the efficient performance of the official duties of the University Librarian. Responsibilities require exercising initiative, discretion, and independent judgment.

Key Duties and Responsibilities

Conducts interviews, hires and supervises Administrative Office staff to ensure established and assigned duties are being accomplished according to policies and standards.
Develops short and long range planning and engage in policy-making.
Responsible for developing and publishing UIC Library Information Bulletin; assist with Library News blog, maintenance of internal, online Library photo gallery and selected internal web sites.
Serves as an expert in the preparation of promotion and tenure papers and related correspondence for library faculty. Drafts reports, papers and memoranda on a wider variety of subjects.
Coordinates activities with University Librarian, Associate University Librarian and Development Officer to ensure that administrative services are being rendered as needed.
Responsible for office logistics, including administrative functions, such as documentation preparation and records management.
Provides overall leadership on the collection, organization, and analyzing of data from the Library Usage statistics and hours for internal and external sources.
Responsible for the overall leadership of the management of the faculty Honorary Faculty Bookplate program.
Formulates plans for special projects, establish work schedules while utilizing personnel hours in the most cost efficient way.
Works with the University Librarian to develop and implement department policies and procedures that are consistent with library standards and ensures that established and assigned duties are being accomplished according to policies and standards.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree required (Master’s preferred). Candidate must have at least two years of management level experience. Strong oral and written communication skills.  Ability to articulate effectively University Library policies and practice to the campus and to the profession.

Salary/Contract: Salary dependent upon qualifications and experience.   Minimum salary $50,000.

For fullest consideration, apply online and submit a cover letter, resume and the contact information of three references by March 26, 2012 at