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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

problem-solving skills.

Preferred: Experience in an academic health science library and in


planning. Demonstrated experience in supervising professional and

paraprofessional staff.

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 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

312-942-8735 (voice)

312-942-3143 (fax)

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