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JOBS: UCLA Biomedical Library- CA (fwd)

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"Erik C. Delfino" <[log in to unmask]>

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FEDLIB: Federal Librarians Discussion List

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Fri, 21 Feb 1997 08:07:44 -0500

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Date: Wed, 19 Feb 1997 09:45:09 EDT
From: "r. lee hadden" <[log in to unmask]>
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Subject: JOBS: UCLA Biomedical Library- CA

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Priority:      HIGH
Date:          Tue, 18 Feb 1997 15:21:05 -0500
Reply-to:      Library and Information Science jobs mailing list
               <[log in to unmask]>
From:          KAREN D MURRAY <[log in to unmask]>
Subject:       Professional Position, UCLA Biomedical Library
To:            Multiple recipients of list LIBJOBS <[log in to unmask]>

PLEASE DISTRIBUTE TO ALL STAFF
January 6, 1997


                              THE LIBRARY
                        University of California
                              Los Angeles


                         Professional Position


Professional librarians at UCLA are eleven-month academic appointees.
They are entitled to two days per month of annual leave, one day per
month of sick leave, reductions in incidental fees, and all other
perquisites granted to non-faculty academic personnel.  The University
has an excellent retirement system and sponsors a variety of group
health, dental, vision, and life insurance plans.

A candidate for appointment shall have a professional background of
competence, knowledge, and experience to assure suitability for
appointment to this series.  Such background will normally include a
professional degree from a library school with an accredited program.
In addition to professional competence and quality of service within the
library, criteria for promotion include professional activity outside
of the library, University and public service, research and other
activity.


Rank:  Assistant/Associate Librarian
Name of Unit:  Louise Darling Biomedical Library
Position Title:  Reference Librarian
Salary Range:  $31,032 - $47,604

Description of Unit

The Louise Darling Biomedical Library serves primarily the
Schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Nursing, Public Health, the
UCLA Medical Center, the Departments of Biology, Microbiology,
Molecular, Cell and Developmental Biology, Physiological
Sciences, and Psychology in the College of Letters and Science,
and related institutes in biomedicine.  The Library is the
Regional Medical Library and serves as the headquarters for the
Pacific Southwest Region of the National Network of Libraries
of Medicine.  The library's collections are broad in scope and
designed to support the teaching, research, and patient-care
related needs of its primary clientele.  In addition, the
collections function as a resource for the health, life
sciences, and psychology community.  The library contains
over 550,000 volumes, 1700 audiovisual titles, and regularly
subscribes to approximately 5,000 current journals.

The Reference Division is responsible for general reference,
consulting, online searching and instructional services.  The
division maintains active end user search training and
consulting program, maintains instructional World Wide Web
pages, and experiments with microcomputers as tools for
librarians and library users in accessing and manipulating
information.  Current staffing includes: 6 FTE librarians,
1 FTE administrative assistant, 2 FTE library assistants, and 3
part-time students.  In 1995/96 the division answered 54,532
reference and information inquiries, processed 165 online
searches, and provided approximately 215 instructional
sessions, individual consultations, and orientation tours.

Duties

Under the general direction of the Head of the Reference
Division, provide reference desk service, mediated online
search service, consultation service, and instruction, including
both standard course-related instruction and end user search
training, and serve as the library Webmaster.  Service at the
Reference Desk includes some daytime, evening and Saturday
hours assisting users with finding materials in the library's
collection, answering factual reference inquiries in the health
and life sciences and providing consultation and instruction to
users in developing complex search strategies in the health and
life sciences. Reference librarians supervise Department of
Library and Information Science graduate students who are also
assigned to the reference desk evenings and Saturdays.  Online
search service includes interviewing, formulating, executing,
and evaluating online searches including National Library of
Medicine (NLM) databases, such as MEDLINE*, the BIOSIS database, and
the American Psychological Association database, PsycINFO. Consulting
activities are also included and are designed to assist our primary
users with searching biomedical databases and Internet resources
directly. Instructional activities include providing general
orientation tours, academic-related instructional sessions on the use
of abstracting and indexing services and databases in the health and
life sciences, and end user training sessions on databases
and Internet resources.  Webmaster activities include maintaining the
library's web sites and overseeing the development and implementation
of new pages, advising on technical issues related to the web,
suggesting effective uses of technology, managing directories and files
on the web server, and training staff in hypertext markup language
(HTML.)

Qualifications

Minimum:  Dynamic team player with effective oral and written
communication skills, demonstrated successful interpersonal
skills, and the ability to work successfully with colleagues
and staff.  Ability to work effectively and tactfully with
health and life sciences professionals and students.
Familiarity with health and life science reference materials,
including directories, handbooks, and abstracting and indexing
services.  Experience in working with microcomputer equipment
and software including Windows.  A thorough knowledge of the
Internet and related technological applications and experience
in searching electronic resources available through the
Internet.  Ability and interest in planning and presenting
instructional activities for adults.

Desirable:  Experience in searching NLM databases, BIOSIS,
and PsycINFO.  Knowledge of end user search system command
languages, such as GRATEFUL MED* and Silverplatter. Familiarity with
local and wide area networks.

* Registered Trademark

UCLA is an equal opportunity employer actively seeking minority
applicants.  We encourage all qualified persons to apply.

Librarians at UCLA are represented by an exclusive bargaining
agent, The American Federation of Teachers.

In compliance with the Immigration Reform and Control Act of
1986, all persons hired will be required to show proof of their
identity and right to work in the United States.

***************************************************************
Anyone wishing to be considered for this position should write
to Dr. Rita A. Scherrei, Associate University Librarian for
Personnel and Administrative Services, University Research
Library, UCLA, 11334 URL, Box 951575, Los Angeles, California
90095-1575.  The application letter should included a complete
statement of qualifications, a full resume of education and
relevant experience, and the names of at least three persons
who are knowledgeable about the applicant's qualifications for
this position.  Candidates applying by March 1, 1997 will be
given first consideration.
*****************************************************************

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