Job Posting: Reference Librarian, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL

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We are seeking a highly motivated and dynamic Reference Librarian to join the RUO Library team at Rush University Medical Center!

GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Reference Librarian provides general biomedical reference service and computerized database searches for clinicians, faculty and students of the Medical Center and Rush University.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Reference Responsibilities:

  • Provides consultations for in-depth research and answers in-person, telephone, and electronically-transmitted inquiries using various print and electronic resources, both in-house and remote. These could include library catalog, reference tools, bibliographic or full-text databases, Internet sources, and other networked resources. Reference questions range from directional to extremely complex.
  • Provides direct reference services, including computer literature searches to library clients at scheduled time at the reference desk.
  • Teaches courses offered by the reference section, including PubMed, OVID MEDLINE, and Ref Works; courses for specific departments within the University; and end user searching courses. Conducts workshops and information sessions demonstrating the Library’s information system as well as other systems including Medline.
  • Provides librarian clinical liaison service (which includes tailored information services to patients and health professionals).
  • Researches and participates in the implementation of new technologies and tools for the reference section, with emphasis on technologies that assist in search result analysis.
  • Provides current awareness to colleagues for significant changes and training events related to major library database vendors.

General Responsibilities:

  • Continues to develop professionally by participation in professional organizations, conferences, professional reading and/or publishing. Represents the library to other medical libraries and professional organizations.
  • Participates in activities and projects of the library and the reference section.
  • Other duties as assigned.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Master’s Degree in Library Information Science from an ALA-accredited school required.
  • Online database training on several of the major database vendors (NLM, OVID, Dialog) required.
  • Professional reference experience desired, preferably in an academic health sciences setting.
  • Experience performing online searches using biomedical information resources desired. Teaching experience desired.
  • Experience using an integrated library system.
  • Microcomputer experience desired, especially with library applications.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Normal library environment where there is no physical discomfort due to temperature, dust, noise and the like.

Job ID: 2014-0135

Apply online at http://careers.jobsatrush.com/us/united-states/other/jobid4924730-reference-librarian

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