The Library of Rush University is seeking  an enthusiastic, innovative, and experienced Reference Services Manager/Collection Development Specialist.  This combined position manages and supervises the planning and daily operations of the Reference Section, and makes decisions regarding the selection and retention of print and electronic materials and the allocation of publication acquisitions funds. The Reference Services Section staff provides reference desk services, end-user education and orientations, mediated and end-user database searching to a large academic medical center. Section staff are also responsible for the Library's homepage and for hardware and software maintenance of public workstations.  The position supervises a staff of 3 reference librarians, monitors $900,000 collection development  budget, and reports to the Associate Director for Information Services.  
Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS; 3 years supervisory experience; 5 years professional reference experience in an academic library setting (health sciences library experience preferred); experienced computer database searcher; end-user database training experience; excellent interpersonal and communications skills; understanding of the increasing role of technology in the delivery of information service; demonstrated understanding of the mechanisms and strategies for print and electronic collection management in the literature of the health sciences; firm understanding of the issues of access vs. ownership of information, attendant copyright issues, and familiarity with library rights regarding electronic contract requirements; experience with online library systems; experienced microcomputer user.   Salary range: $40,000-$48,000, commensurate with experience.   A comprehensive benefits package, includes four weeks vacation and a tuition reimbursement program.
 A review of applications will continue until a suitable candidate is found.  Send letter of application, resume and names of 3 professional references to Christine Frank, Associate Director for Information Services, Library of Rush University, Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center, 600 S. Paulina St., Chicago, IL 60612.
Rush University is the academic component of Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center.  Rush University enrolls over 1,400 students and includes Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health Sciences, and The Graduate College.  The main campus of the University/Medical Center is located on the west side of Chicago not far from the Loop.  Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's hospital is the largest in Chicago.
The Library of Rush University, although the oldest health sciences library in Chicago, maintains an up-to-date clinical collection of books and journals (approx. 115,00 volumes) and 1997 journal subscriptions. The Library serves the entire University and Medical Center. There are 32 FT Library staff.  The Library utilizes the Library Information System (LIS) from Georgetown University Medical Center Library as its integrated automated library system, and provides networked access to the following databases via the OVID system: MEDLINE, Cancerlit, HealthSTAR, CINAHL, Current Contents/Life Sciences, PsycINFO and AIDSLINE, in addition to 84 full-text journals.
Christine Frank
Associate Director for Information Services
Library of Rush University
Rush-Presbyterian-St. Luke's Medical Center
600 S. Paulina St.
Chicago, IL 60612
312-942-8735 (voice), 312-942-3143 (fax)
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