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The Galter Health Sciences Library is a dynamic organization that shares Northwestern’s commitment to excellence, and fosters the creation and sharing of knowledge among the faculty, staff, and students of Feinberg School of Medicine and its affiliates. The Library improves and enhances health care through innovation and leadership in the delivery, management, and use of quality information to support the educational, research, and patient care needs of our users. We work to build and sustain an inclusive and respectful environment and recognize the value of diversity in thought and approach as we carry out our mission. Galter Library encourages and supports a healthy work/life balance, and we support well-being for our team and our larger Northwestern community.

Listed below are the current employment opportunities at the Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center. To apply for any of these positions, please follow the directions in the full description. Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.

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Library Assistant 1

JobID #44560

Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center seeks a Library Assistant to join our Access Services department. The Library Assistant will perform basic library tasks to support both Galter Health Sciences Library (GHSL) patrons and professional staff.  Library Assistants are available to answer questions about library resources, including physical materials, electronic resources, computer hardware and software, and library digital initiatives. You will provide superior customer service to internal and external customers and often serve as the first point of patron contact in a library that prides itself on exemplary service. Library Assistants actively participate in departmental and all-staff meetings as well as one or more working groups based on personal interest and /or need.

The individual filling this position will be required to work evening hours W – F and two weekend shifts (Sa – Su).

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Software Developer

JobID #44262

Are you a software developer who wants to play a big part in advancing leading-edge patient care, medical research, and education? The Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine in downtown Chicago is looking for a technically versatile, curious, and cooperative software developer to join our Digital Systems group. You will envision, create, and sustain infrastructure, applications, and services for our library website, catalog application, digital repository, data warehouse, and other information management systems. You will also have the opportunity to work on community-driven open source projects. The way we work represents the best of both academia and startup culture. You will be part of a leading research university and medical school while working on small, nimble teams using state of the art technologies and methodologies. We support continuing education and career development as well as quality of life and flexibility.

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Head, Research and Information Services

JobID #43631

Galter Health Sciences Library & Learning Center seeks an innovative and energetic librarian to provide vision and leadership for the Department of Research and Information Services. By building and nurturing active collaborations with Feinberg faculty, staff, and students, the Research and Information Services (RIS) team at Galter Library strives to meet the educational, clinical, and research needs of the Feinberg School of Medicine community. All RIS librarians, including the Department Head, actively collaborate and contribute to research, educational, and clinical support services at Galter and partner with the Feinberg community in a growing number of areas such as clinical informationist services, educational programming and curriculum support, literature search services, research support and reference services, systematic review services, and a robust liaison librarian support program. The Head of Research and Information Services currently supervises a growing team of 5 innovative and entrepreneurial librarian faculty. Galter Library is a contemporary, forward-looking health sciences library and we’re excited to grow our team in ways that reflect our dynamic and highly collaborative information environment.

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Updated: May 10, 2022