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"E. Diane Johnson" <[log in to unmask]>
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E. Diane Johnson
Thu, 10 Jun 1999 16:48:00 -0500
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Position:  Information Services Librarian, Health Sciences Library
Location: University of Missouri--Columbia

The University of Missouri-Columbia (MU) Libraries is seeking qualified
applicants for the position of Information Services Librarian in the J.
Otto Lottes Health Sciences Library (
Principal responsibilities include sharing the duties for general reference
services, computerized searching, user education and reference collection
development at the Health Sciences Library. Specifically the person in this
position will staff the Information Desk during the day and on evenings as
assigned; perform online searches of OVID, NLM, Dialog, DataStar and STN
search systems and Internet resources; prepare the information desk
schedule; train and supervise one half-time Graduate Library Assistant;
coordinate practicum and reference desk assistant programs; give library
tours and provide user education; and, perform other general reference duties.

Requirements:  Requires a Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program
including courses in online searching. Coursework in health sciences
librarianship and/or experience in a health sciences library required.
Strongly preferred is teaching or supervisory experience and/or experience
with online searching and Internet usage. Strong communication and
interpersonal skills with a marked ability to communication with many
diverse groups of people is highly desirable. Ability to work in a team
environment is highly desirable.

 Minimum Salary:  Librarian I or higher: $27,500+ for 12 months
commensurate with education and experience. Benefits include vested
retirement after five years, University medical benefits package, and other
normal fringe benefits including 75% tuition waiver.

Setting:  MU was established in Columbia in 1839. It is one of the five
most comprehensive universities in the nation, with over 250 degree
programs. The MU Libraries belong to ARL, serve a student body of 22,000+
and a faculty of 1,800 with a collection of 2.8+ million volumes and 6.45+
million microforms. Columbia is in the middle of the state on I-70, only 2
hours from St. Louis and Kansas City, and 1.5 hours from the Lake of the
Ozarks major recreational area. MU and two other colleges provide superb
cultural events. According to the American Chamber of Commerce Researchers
Association (ACCRA) composite index, the cost of living in Columbia is very
reasonable when compared with other university communities. Columbia has
been named in the top 20 cities in the US by Money magazine in recent years.

Screening begins: July 12, 1999.         Available: October 1, 1999.

Send letter of application, resume, and the names and addresses of three
references to:
Julie Deters, Senior Secretary, 104 Ellis Library, University of
Columbia, MO  65201-5149.
For ADA accommodations during the application process, please call
Relay Missouri users call through 1-800-735-2966.  EEO/AA, M/F/D/V