Job opening for Linux Systems Administrator for Research, Education and Big Data

Apply your craft to support higher education and cutting-edge research!  Complete our energetic and diverse team supporting students and faculty at the University of Illinois at Chicago and across the world.

Lead our Sys Admin team and mentor staff and graduate students. Design robust and highly reliable infrastructure for terabytes of unique digital research material.  The UIC Library makes a difference in the lives of our students.

See more and apply online:  https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=48948

As the Library’s senior systems administrator, the Linux Systems Administrator contributes to the overall development of the Library’s web and digital library infrastructure and will help plan, select, and implement technologies to support the Library’s goal of anytime anywhere access to UIC’s scholarly information.  This person will lead the unit in providing excellent customer service to UIC and University Library colleagues.

The Desktop and Server Administration Unit is part of the Information Technology Division of the UIC University Library. The IT division supports the student, library patron, and staff technology needs at five library locations in Chicago (two libraries), Peoria, Rockford, and Urbana.

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LHS-Chicago construction week of January 26

Several facilities projects are underway in the Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago. As a result, some disruptions to library’s services and atmosphere are expected. The Library will keep patrons informed about temporary service desk relocations and inaccessible areas via its website and building signage.

Areas affected during the week of January 26:

Open Access Study Rooms are available — Rooms 105,106 and 108 (continuing).
Study Rooms are unavailable — B8 through B4 (continuing).

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Browse scholarly journals on your tablet or phone

The UIC Library is sponsoring BrowZine, a new tablet application that allows you to browse, read and monitor many of the scholarly journals to which the Library subscribes in a format optimized for your iPad, iPhone, Android tablet, or Android Smartphone.  Items found in BrowZine can easily be synced with Zotero, Dropbox or several other services to help keep all of your information together in one place.

To learn more, you can watch a two minute video.

To get started, search for “BrowZine” in the app stores (Apple, Google, Amazon) and download BrowZine to your device for free. When initially launching BrowZine, select our school from the drop down list. Then, enter your campus credentials (these are the same ones you use for off-campus access to library resources).

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LHS-Chicago construction week of January 12

Several facilities projects are underway in the Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago. As a result, some disruptions to library’s services and atmosphere are expected. The Library will keep patrons informed about temporary service desk relocations and inaccessible areas via its website and building signage.

Areas affected during the week of January 12:

Open Access Study Rooms are available — Rooms 105,106 and 108 (continuing).
Study Rooms are unavailable — B8 through B4 (continuing).

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Purple Shirt Award: The Best and the Weirdest from Special Collections

The Purple Shirt Award started in the beginning of 2014 as a way for all of us to showcase the treasures of Special Collections and University Archives that we come across during routine reference and processing. Staff members can bring one item to each monthly departmental meeting and then we vote on a favorite. The winner gets bragging rights and the Purple Shirt automaton to display at his or her desk for the rest of the month.

Our submissions from December included a text about Baconian Ciphers published in 1916 by George Fabyan in nearby Geneva, IL, as well as a 1988 map of the downtown Chicago Pedway, which included some interesting health-related advertisements. The assertions that Bacon wrote Shakespeare’s plays were no match for hernias and hemorrhoids, and the map won this month!

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(From the Lenox Lohr Collection, Box 5, Folder 41)

Loop_s_underground_walkway_gets_longer_0014 (uncataloged, Maps department)

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LHS-Chicago construction week of January 05

Several facilities projects are underway in the Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago. As a result, some disruptions to library’s services and atmosphere are expected. The Library will keep patrons informed about temporary service desk relocations and inaccessible areas via its website and building signage.

Areas affected during the week of January 05:

Open Access Study Rooms are available — Rooms 105,106 and 108 (continuing).
Study Rooms are unavailable — B8 through B4 (continuing).

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Library closed for winter break beginning 12/24

The UIC Library observes holiday hours and reduced service days beginning Wednesday, December 24, 2014.  All of the library sites are closed through Sunday, January 4, 2015, with the exception of the Library of the Health Sciences-Chicago which begins its spring semester hours on January 4.

See the Library hours page for more information.

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LHS-Chicago construction week of December 22

Several facilities projects are underway in the Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago. As a result, some disruptions to library’s services and atmosphere are expected. The Library will keep patrons informed about temporary service desk relocations and inaccessible areas via its website and building signage.

Areas affected during the week of December 22:

  • Open Access Study Rooms are available — Rooms 105,106 and 108 (continuing).
  • Study Rooms are unavailable — B8 through B4 (continuing).
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LHS-Chicago construction week of December 15

Several facilities projects are underway in the Library of the Health Sciences – Chicago. As a result, some disruptions to library’s services and atmosphere are expected. The Library will keep patrons informed about temporary service desk relocations and inaccessible areas via its website and building signage.

Areas affected during the week of December 08:

  • Open Access Study Rooms are available — Rooms 105,106 and 108 (continuing).
  • Study room are unavailable — B8 through B4 (continuing).
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