Assistant Director for Library Content ...
Library of Rush University Medical Center, Chicago
The Library of Rush University Medical Center is seeking an
innovative and experienced Assistant Director for Library Content
Management to lead and define policies, standards, and guidelines for
content acquisition & licensing, conservation/preservation, external/
internal information sources management, and daily operations providing
access to information assets. Located just west of the Loop in downtown
Chicago, Rush offers an ideal atmosphere for professionals to fulfill
their career goals.
Job Responsibilities: Responsible for the successful planning,
organization, policy development, implementation and direction of the
Collection Development, Acquisitions, Cataloging, Serials, Interlibrary
Loan/Document Delivery and Medical Center Archives sections. Supervises
a staff of 4 professionals and 4 paraprofessionals. Sets clear
in the allocation of resources and assignment of work to ensure optimum
use of personnel. Makes budget recommendations and predictions for the
Library's one million dollar publications budget. Works with vendors in
order to negotiate best business arrangements for materials. Develops a
cohesive collection of quality health information resources based on the
Medical Center's clinical, academic and research priorities and makes
systematic selection and de-selection decisions regarding print and
electronic publications in consultation with appropriate staff and
library users. Reports to the Library Director.
Required: Master's degree in Library Science and Information Science
from an ALA accredited Library school. At least five years professional
technical services experience in an academic setting, including
collection development responsibilities. Understanding of the increasing
role of technology in the delivery of information service. Excellent
interpersonal and communications skills. Demonstrated understanding of
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
and familiarity with library rights regarding electronic contract
requirements. Experience with computerized integrated library systems.
Demonstrated achievement based on creative ability, analytical and
Preferred: Experience in an academic health science library and in
planning. Demonstrated experience in supervising professional and
Salary Range: $48,000-65,000 annually, commensurate with experience.
is a non-tenured staff position. Rush has a comprehensive benefits
including tuition reimbursement. Send letter of application, resume and
names of 3 professional references to Christine Frank, Director, Library
of Rush University Medical Center, 600 South Paulina Street, Chicago, IL
60612 or to Christine_Frank@rush.edu. Consideration of applications will
continue until the position is filled.
Although the oldest health sciences library in Chicago, the Library
maintains an up-to-date clinical collection of books and journals
44,000 monographic titles, 3300 electronic serial titles, and a number
other electronic resources). Library staff work together to create a
dynamic environment that focuses on developing services to meet the
changing needs of its users. The Library serves the entire University
and Medical Center. There are 20 full-time Library staff.
Rush University is the academic component of Rush University Medical
Center. Founded in 1972, the University currently has over 1,400
in Rush Medical College, the College of Nursing, the College of Health
Sciences, and The Graduate College.
Rush University Medical Center is committed to hiring and employing
without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex ancestry,
age, disability or any other legally protected status.
Christine Frank, M.L.S., A.H.I.P.
Director, Library of Rush University Medical Center
600 South Paulina Street
Chicago, IL 60612