Reference Librarian [Research Assistant Professor] | Southern Illinois University School of Medicine-Library

Posted on Oct 30, 2017

Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Library-Springfield is seeking a versatile and skilled librarian for the Reference and Education Services Division. This position provides information, research and knowledge management support to students, faculty, residents and staff, as well as to area health professionals, library professionals and consumers in a timely and helpful manner. Duties include: designing and managing the Library’s website; preparing the Library’s newsletter; answering reference questions; preparing bibliographies and other instructional resources; editing manuscripts; serving on Committees; participating in workshops and presentations; providing orientation sessions and library tours; and participating in the Library’s technological development. This position fills in as Head of Reference and Education Services in the Division Head’s absence.

This position reports to the Head, Reference and Education Services Division who reports to the Director of the Medical Library.

The SIU Medical Library is located in Springfield, Ill., with the main SIU campus in Carbondale. The Medical Library recently completed a major renovation.

Southern Illinois University is an equal opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, religion, national origin or sex in violation of Title VII. Background check required.


Qualifications for the position include:

  • Completion of a Masters' Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited school;
  • Ability to create web pages using HTML, XHTML, XML, and Drupal programs;
  • Online search experience and familiarity with PubMed.

Also required are excellent oral and written communication skills, flexibility and ability to work collaboratively in a team environment, and strong public service commitment.




Southern Illinois University School of Medicine-Library
801 N. Rutledge Street
Springfield, IL 62794-9625
United States

How to apply

Please include a letter of application, your CV, and the contact information for three references. For more specific information, and to complete the required online application materials, visit our website at: and see Research/Basic Science Faculty [select Research Assistant Professor – SMS 2537].


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