The Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research (SFBR), a private nonprofit
biomedical research institution in San Antonio, Texas, seeks qualified
applicants for the position of Assistant Librarian of the Preston G.
Northrup Memorial Library.  Reporting to the Librarian, the successful
candidate will automate and manage the library’s interlibrary loan and
document delivery activities, develop and manage the library’s homepage on
the SFBR intranet, participate in web-based information resources discovery,
and participate in the library’s instructional programs.

About the Foundation:  The Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research was
established in 1941 as a nonprofit scientific institution by Texas
philanthropist Tom Slick.  Currently, there are more than 70 doctoral-level
scientists leading nearly 180 major research projects targeting such health
concerns as heart disease, diabetes, obesity, cancer, hepatitis, premature
lung disease, osteoporosis, psychiatric disorders, AIDS, malaria, parasitic
infections, and a host of other infectious diseases. Research funding comes
from the NIH, private industry contracts, and philanthropic support. The
Foundation is also the home of the Southwest National Primate Research
Center.  The campus is currently undergoing the most extensive remodeling
and renovation program in its history, including remodeling the library
scheduled for 2004-2005.

About the library:  The library occupies approximately 14,000 square feet in
the Urschel Memorial Research Laboratory.  The library collection includes
approximately 5,000 monographs and 100,000 journal volumes, with
approximately 400 current paid journal subscriptions.  In 2004,
approximately 85% of journal subscriptions will change to online-only
access.  The staff includes the Librarian, Assistant Librarian, and 1.5 FTE
library assistants.  The library uses OCLC and Marcive for bibliographic
information, the Endeavor Voyager System for circulation, acquisitions and
the public catalog, and Ariel, DOCLINE and OCLC for interlibrary loan.

The official announcement for this position and how to apply are available
via the Internet at,
or by contacting Director of Human Resources (#03-053), SFBR, POB 760549,
San Antonio, Texas 78245-0549.

Qualified candidates are encouraged to apply.  The SFBR is an Equal
Opportunity Employer.

Daniel H. Jones, M.L.S.
Preston G. Northrup Memorial Library
Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research
Shipping address:
     7620 NW Loop 410
     San Antonio, TX  78227-5301
Mailing address:
     PO Box 760549
     San Antonio, TX  78245-0549

Tel:  210-258-9426
Fax:  210-670-3313