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Head, Scholarly & Institutional Resources [Research Assistant Professor]

The Southern Illinois University (SIU) School of Medicine Medical Library is located in Springfield, IL, with the main SIU campus in Carbondale. Springfield, the state capitol, is a city of 117,000, and is consistently rated nationally for its affordable housing and low cost of living. The Medical Library was completely renovated in 2015.

SIU School of Medicine Library is seeking a versatile and skilled librarian for the position of head, Scholarly and Institutional Resources. This position is responsible for the identification, acquisition, organization, and access to a complete range of scholarly and institutional resources that support the School of Medicine’s educational, research, clinical care, and community service/outreach missions. The position oversees the development of a collection of scholarly resources in all formats and the management of institutionally generated resources that reside in the school’s archives and records management services. This position serves at the library’s specialist on scholarly communications and reports to the director of the Medical Library.

This position requires a master’s degree in library and information science from an American Library Association–accredited program; 5 years of experience in library collections, technical services, or scholarly communications ; and 2 years of supervisory experience.  Also required are excellent oral, written, and analytical communication skills; demonstrated ability to solve problems and work collaboratively in a team environment; and experience with integrated library systems.  Previous experience in academic health sciences libraries; with e-resources systems, licensing, and link resolvers; and with records management and archives are desirable.

Salary Information: Starting salary is $50,000. 

The position is open until filled. Please include a letter of application, your CV, and the contact information for 3 references. To find more position-specific information and to complete the required online application materials, visit our website at under Employment tab, choose Apply for a Job, click Research/Basic Science Faculty, scroll to Research Assistant Professor SMS-2643.  A background check is required.

SIU School of Medicine is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer and provides equal employment and educational opportunities for all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, or marital status in accordance with local, state, and federal law.


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