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Job Posting: SIUE June 26, 2007

Posted by L Wolfe in Job Stuff.

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Library & Information Services
Science and Health Sciences Librarian
(two positions)

The science and health sciences librarian works in a collaborative environment and reports to the director of user services, who reports to the Dean of Library and Information Services.  The person collaborates closely with the other science and health sciences librarian to support the departments of biological sciences, chemistry, mathematics/statistics, physics, and the schools of dental medicine, nursing, and pharmacy, in performing the following activities: Consulting with liaisons of departments or schools with regard to collection development; teaching workshops, information literacy classes, and university courses for science and health sciences; creating teaching modules, bibliographies, and a variety of finding aids; providing reference services-in person, by telephone, and through email; working with the department of technical and access services in the ordering of monographs, journals, online databases, etc.; working closely with the department of academic computing to deliver library services and resources to users via the web and learning management system; performing administrative and supervisory functions, including reviewing policies and procedures related to the areas of science, nursing, dental medicine, and pharmacy, and hiring, training, supervising, and evaluating personnel; planning and administering budgets, within fiscal constraints, in accordance with university goals and objectives; and writing proposals and administering grants for LIS and university projects. 

QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: The following requirements must be met by the Sciences and Health Sciences Librarian:

  • A Master’s degree in the library or information science from an ALA-accredited library school.
  • Knowledge of library and information systems, including online searching,bibliographic search systems (such as online catalogs, federated search engine and link resolvers), learning management systems, and the Internet.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal relations skills and demonstrated ability to work independently and in a collaborative environment
  • Demonstrated teaching skills.
  • Ability to organize, coordinate and direct the activities of other staff and student.
  • Demonstrated ability to meet the responsibilities necessary for achieving tenure.
  • Strong service orientation    

One year of experience in an academic library and a specialized degree or coursework in science, health science discipline or instructional technology.

TERMS OF APPOINTMENT:  Assistant or Associate Professor, fiscal year appointment, academic year tenure-track, continuing contract.  More information is available at http://www.siue.edu  Contract available July, 2007.

SALARY RANGE:  Negotiable dependent upon credentials and experience, with a minimum salary of $40,000. Excellent fringe benefits.

SIUE, twenty minutes northeast of St. Louis, is a public comprehensive university situated on 2600 acres of rolling land and woods along bluffs a few miles from the Mississippi River.  It is an integral part of Illinois and the St. Louis metropolitan area and uses its suburban location to capitalize upon urban resources.  As a premiere metropolitan university, SIUE is the first choice of a diverse pool of applicants.  SIUE has a student population of over 12,000.

The University is dedicated to the communication, expansion and integration of knowledge through: excellent undergraduate, graduate and professional academic programs; scholarly, creative and research activity of its faculty, staff and students; and through public service and cultural and arts programming in the region.

Library and Information Services manages Lovejoy Library, Academic Computing (including responsibility for interactive video distance education technology), and Audiovisual Services.  Lovejoy Library maintains a collection of more than 1,000,000 volumes and subscribes to more than 6500 print and digital serials and periodicals. Additional information regarding the Library and University can be found at the web site: http://www.library.siue.edu/lib.

CLOSING DATE FOR APPLICATIONS: Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until position is filled.

Jay Starratt, Dean of Library and Information Services
Science & Health Sciences Librarian
Lovejoy Library
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville
Campus Box 1063
Edwardsville, IL  62026-1063

As an affirmative action employer, SIUE offers equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, creed or religion, age, sex, national origin, or disability.  Applications from women and minority groups are especially encouraged.

SIUE is a state university – benefits under state sponsored plans will not be available to holders of F1 or J1 visas.

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