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Assistant Professor & Reference and Liaison Librarian — University of Illinois at Chicago

Friday, September 21, 2018 - 11:21am

Liaison to History; Criminology, Law and Justice; Anthropology

The University Library of the University of Illinois at Chicago invites applications for a tenure-track faculty position in the Research Services and Resources (RSR) Department of the Richard J. Daley Library. Under the direction of the Head of Research Services and Resources, the Reference and Liaison Librarian will be the Library’s primary point of contact with approximately 50 faculty members and all students in three social sciences departments in the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences. Liaisons advocate for the needs of their academic unit(s), which includes developing relevant Library collections, designing curriculum-integrated instruction, and supporting faculty research through innovative services. As a member of the RSR department, the successful candidate will also support general reference and instruction programming for first-year student success across disciplines.

This tenure-track appointment includes the expectation that the faculty member will be actively engaged in and significantly contribute to the profession through research/scholarship and service related to professional and scholarly interests. This includes publication, presentation, and committee work at various levels. Expectations are further outlined in the norms for tenure-track appointments.

Duties as liaison to assigned departments or colleges include:

  • Advocate for the research and curricular needs of faculty, students, and staff in assigned academic units
  • Design instruction and provide curricular support for targeted courses in each unit
  • Conduct one-on-one research consultations
  • Develop and manage collections in assigned areas, including data sets
  • Promote the library’s initiatives in research data management and scholarly communication
  • Participate in outreach to both the UIC campus and the community about the Library’s services, resources and programs

General reference and instruction duties include:

  • Research support and information services in person and virtually
  • Course-integrated instruction and general workshops
  • Development of online instructional materials (e.g. tutorials, research guides, integrating library services into Blackboard)


  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Two years of professional experience in higher education and/or librarianship
  • Excellent communication skills and commitment to working cooperatively and collaboratively with diverse groups and individuals
  • Ability to vigorously promote Library services and resources in a user-centered setting
  • Ability to meet university standards for research, publication and professional service commensurate with tenure.


  • Academic background in history
  • Collections development experience
  • Instruction experience


Salary commensurate with experience; the minimum salary for a full-time twelve-month appointment is $51,333.  Benefits for a twelve month appointment include 24 days vacation; 12 days annual sick leave with additional disability benefits; 11 paid holidays; medical insurance (contribution based on annual salary; coverage for dependents may be purchased); two dental plans available; life insurance paid for by the State; participation in one of the retirement options of the State Universities Retirement System compulsory (8% of salary is withheld and is tax exempt until withdrawal); no Social Security coverage, but Medicare payment is required. This appointment is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois and UIC United Faculty Local 6456, IFT-AFT, AAUP.

For fullest consideration, apply by October 12, 2018 with cover letter, C.V., and contact information for at least three references. The position close date is October 29, 2018.

All applicants must submit an online application through To apply, click on the following link:

Our goal is to attract world-class faculty to enrich the educational experience of our bright and motivated students. UIC is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse faculty committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications from women and minorities.

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We strongly encourage applications from women, minorities, individuals with disabilities and covered veterans.

Head of the Cataloging & Acquisitions Department & Electronic Resources Librarian — Illinois State University

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 12:37pm

Milner Library seeks applications for a twelve-month, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Applicants must have a master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program or ALA-recognized foreign equivalent as well as a second master’s degree, certificate of advanced studies, or a doctorate in library/information science or a subject discipline by date of appointment. The position start date will be July 1, 2019. For a complete description please visit posting number 0711164.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Director of Distinctive Collections & Preservation Services — Illinois State University

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 2:22pm

Milner Library seeks applications for a twelve-month, tenure-track faculty position at the Assistant or Associate Professor rank. Applicants must have a master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program or ALA-recognized foreign equivalent as well as a second master’s degree, certificate of advanced studies, or a doctorate in library/information science or a subject discipline by date of appointment. The position start date will be July 1, 2019. Applicants should apply no later than November 12, 2018 for full consideration. For a complete description please visit posting number 0711151.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Temporary Part-Time Instruction Librarian - Dominican University

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 11:10am

The part-time Instruction Librarian provides information literacy instruction to undergraduates and graduate students and develops/updates instructional technology. Under the direction of the Instructional Services Librarian, the instruction librarian develops lesson plans for in-person and online teaching in a variety of subjects. The instruction librarian will participate in other areas of the Rebecca Crown Library as directed which may include libguide creation and maintenance and other tasks as assigned. Provides reference service including chat reference. Some hours can be scheduled regularly with flexibility required to accommodate instruction requests – some evening classes may be required. This is a temporary, part-time, hourly, position for fall 2018 and spring semester 2019 averaging 25 hours/week.


To support the University's mission of preparing students to pursue truth, to give compassionate service, and to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world.


  • Teach LIB 102, the information literacy component of English 102 of as part of the foundations requirement of the core curriculum.
  • Teach subject-specific library “one-shot” sessions.
  • Create online learning materials to supplement “one-shot” sessions and as stand-alone modules for subject-specific classes.
  • Update existing videos using Camtasia, Panopto, and Powtoons.
  • Provide reference assistance.
  • Create and update LibGuides.
  • Perform other duties or projects as assigned.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

The following skills and abilities are required:

  • Effective presentation and teaching skills; familiarity with current theory, practices, and issues related to information literacy, instructional pedagogy and design.
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work collaboratively and independently with a diverse student body, faculty, and staff.
  • Demonstrated commitment and enthusiasm in providing compassionate service and teaching to all library users.
  • A strong commitment to supporting cultural competencies, diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education.


  • MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA accredited graduate program.
  • At least one year of instruction experience in an academic library setting.


Please submit a cover letter, resume/cv, and the contact information for two professional references. All applicants must apply online.

DEPARTMENT: Rebecca Crown Library Instruction Department
REPORTS TO: (Direct Supervisor): Instructional Services Librarian
JOB STATUS: Temporary, Part-time 20 (between 20 and 29 hours/week on a temporary basis)
EMPLOYMENT DATES: Oct 1 or ASAP through May 14, 2019

Library Assistant 1 - Harper College

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 10:55am

Harper College is currently seeking applicants for the Library Assistant I position.

Schedule Information: Saturdays 9:00-3:30; Sundays 1:00-5:00 during Fall/Spring Semesters

Hours Per Week: 10.5 hours/week; 34 weeks/year

Benefits: N/A

Work Conditions: Work is primarily indoor and sedentary in nature. Work may involve lifting books and materials up to 25 lbs. of force on an occasional basis, pushing loaded book or media carts, and moving about in the work area.

Duties of Position:

  • Responsible for providing public service within the Circulation department during evening or weekend hours.
  • Responsible for opening and closing the Library.
  • Registers students, staff, and community borrowers and updates borrowing status of patrons.
  • Checks materials and laptops in and out.
  • Collects fines and fees for lost, damaged and overdue materials.
  • Receives, processes, and helps maintain reserve materials for faculty.
  • Provides information to patrons in person and by telephone, and makes necessary referrals; assists patrons as needed.
  • Assists with library programming and events.
  • Maintains stacks and general physical space of the Library.
  • Inspects damaged materials and refers them to appropriate department for repair or replacement.
  • Troubleshoots copiers, printers, DVD players, microform reader/printers, computers, print stations and book-scanning stations.
  • Monitors and manages group study room use.
  • Assists with library marketing initiatives, including helping to create displays.
  • Assists in directing the day-to-day activities of student aides.
  • Processes materials borrowed and lent through ISHARE consortium, notifying patrons that requested item(s) have arrived and returning items to the lending libraries.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Educational Requirements: Library Technical Assistant (LTA) certificate required. Associate's Degree preferred.

Experience Requirements: One year library circulation experience preferred and customer service experience preferred. PC experience required.

Application Review Date: Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: September 26, 2018.

Required Documents: 

A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process
Official transcripts required upon hire

Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.

Employment sponsorship is not available.

Job no: 493367
Work type: Part time
Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
Categories: Classified Staff
Salary: $14.82- $18.68
Division: Provost
Department: Resources For Learning

To apply for this position, please visit the Harper College web site.

Advertised: September 12, 2018 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled

Business Administrative Associate - University of Illinois Chicago

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 10:18am

The Business Administrative Associate provides financial and business support services to the administrative and operational units of the Library, located in Chicago, and regional sites, located in Rockford and Peoria. This includes the day-to-day activities of financial reporting, reconciliation, purchasing, budget assistance and analysis, sponsored projects and contract analysis.  

Essential Functions

Financial Reporting

  • Uses multiple Library systems to run reports and track financial activity across all areas, including personnel and non-personnel expenditures (requisitions, cash receipts, gift funds, etc). 
  • Analyze and discuss reports on a weekly basis to assist the Business Manager with budgetary recommendations and decisions.
  • Assists in credit card report analysis regarding usage, transactions, card limits, and vendor frequency.


  • Uses monthly distribution, general ledger and operating ledger reports to find and correct accounts which have been incorrectly charged.
  • Responsible for the monthly and annual general ledger reconciliation process. Ensures accuracy of year-end ledgers and prepares for archiving and storage. 
  • Prepares vouchers for internal department funds transfers and tracks internal account reconciliations.


  • Responsible for purchase order process from entering requisitions to processing payment for all supplies, equipment, furniture, services, collections, and travel for University library.
  • Maintains institutional memberships and electronic database subscriptions for the Library and regional sites.


  • Updates the Library Student Budget report for approximately 100 student employees each pay period for budgeting use by Library Managers.
  • Works with Library Human Resources to approve Civil Service and student timesheets, processing individual payroll adjustments when needed. Helps to troubleshoot issues with payroll payments and employee leave balances, involving University Payroll when applicable.
  • Assists in supervising, training, mentoring and evaluating student employees in the Business Office.  
  • Performs other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in business administration, management or a field related to the position
  • Two years of professional level accounting, managerial and/or business experience, one year of which was at an administrative level
  • Additional education, training and/or work experience in the area of specialization inherent to the position may be required 
  • Supervisory and administrative abilities.
  • Decision making ability.
  • Ability to work effectively with the staff and public.
  • Preferred qualifications
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Excel.
  • High level of customer service skills.
  • Strong attention to details skills.
  • Ability to think critically.
  • Ability to communicate clearly.

For more information and to apply for this position, submit a cover letter, resume and an online application by Thursday, September 27, 2018.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer.  Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

Register Now for the CARLI Annual Meeting and Directors' Meeting

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 2:52pm

Registration is open for the 2018 CARLI Annual Meeting to be held Friday, November 2 at the I Hotel and Conference Center in Champaign. Staff at any CARLI member library are invited to attend.

Space is limited. Register by Thursday, October 25 if you would like to attend.

A meeting of the CARLI Library Directors will precede the Annual Meeting. Directors should register for this meeting if they are planning to attend.

A separate registration is required for each meeting.

A special room rate of $139 has been arranged at the I-Hotel and Conference Center for those who are planning to travel to Champaign on Thursday, November 1. This room block is only available until October 1. Please book your rooms as soon as possible if you are planning to stay overnight in Champaign. To make reservations, contact the I-Hotel directly at 217-819-5000. Use the Reservation Code CARLI2018 when making your reservation.

Reference Librarian - McHenry County College

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 11:50am

McHenry County College is looking to fill a position for a Reference Librarian.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Provide reference and research assistance to students, faculty, staff, and community members through various modes (face-to-face, email, phone, chat, text, etc.)
  • Develop curriculum in support of the library’s information literacy program
  • Provide information literacy instruction 
  • Participate in assessment of library services and resources
  • Participate in library promotion and marketing efforts
  • Provide input in the selection and withdrawal of library resources
  • Create subject, course, and assignment-related research guides (LibGuides)
  • Collect and use reference-transaction data
  • Provide back-up coverage for circulation functions
  • Work collaboratively with others (e.g. colleagues, stakeholders, vendors) to accomplish functions and 
  • responsibilities
  • General involvement as a faculty member in participatory college governance, college committees, and professional associations
  • Other duties as assigned by immediate supervisor


  • Master's Degree from a regionally accredited institution

Additional Qualifications    

  • Master’s degree from an American Library Association-accredited library and information studies program
  • Commitment and respect for diversity
  • Commitment to the College mission and goals

Desired Qualifications

Prior library instruction experience

Employment Contingencies    

Criminal Background Check


Crystal Lake - Main Campus

For more information or to apply for the position, visit the McHenry County College web site.

Technical Services/Reference Librarian - Joliet Junior College

Monday, September 10, 2018 - 10:50am

Joliet Junior College has an opening for a Technical Services/Reference Librarian.


  • Provide reference and information services for students, staff, and faculty. 
  • Provide bibliographic instruction, information literacy and instructional service support.
  • Assist in the management of the Integrated Library Systems and interlibrary loan.
  • Assist in the management of the online electronic resources including databases and e-resources.
  • Assist with the development of library and information programs and services.
  • Assist in the publication of the library webpage, social media outlets, and information resource guides.
  • Act as a liaison to assigned departments.
  • Provide advice and technical support to faculty and staff in using learning resources technology.
  • Assist in collection development activities in all forms of library information resources.
  • Providing original and copy cataloging for specialized materials, including ephemera and rare books.
  • Oversee enhancing, upgrading and editing of existing MARC records using RDA, DD Classification, LCSH, MARC21 format, MarcEdit, OCLC, Library of Congress and the library’s automated system.
  • Serve as the primary coordinator of original and copy cataloging operations for the library’s dynamic physical and electronic collections.
  • Maintain current awareness of professional practice and commitment to personal career development activities.\
  • Support all functional service areas of the library.
  • Participate in appropriate departmental meetings and recruitment activities; serve on committees.
  • Coordinate with other librarians and departments in the development of the college’s archives.
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to teaching and learning.
  • Demonstrate strong understanding and commitment to the community college mission. 
  • Meet other contractual obligations as spelled out in the Joliet Junior College faculty contract.


  • An MLS/MLIS/MSI degree in library science/information studies from an ALA accredited institution.
  • Demonstrated commitment to professional growth and development.
  • Experience in a public services setting with providing information literacy instruction.
  • Expertise in appropriate library technologies with ability to use and manage applicable software.
  • Expertise in current library cataloging and classification practices including RDA, DD Classification, LCSH, MARC21 format, OCLC, Library of Congress


  • Experience at the community college or university level, particularly reference and instructional experience. May include experience in special, school, and public librarianship
  • Familiarity with software including library integrated systems, electronic resources, social networking technology, virtual resource management, database administration, and other emerging technologies.
  • Experience with traditional and non-traditional students from diverse backgrounds.

For more details about this position, please visit the Joliet Junior College jobs page or you can  apply for this position here.

Application Deadline: October 10, 2018

All offers of employment are contingent upon the following:

• Satisfactory results of a background check
• Post-offer, pre-employment physical exam in circumstances where the nature of the work renders it appropriate or where Federal law or regulation requires

Joliet Junior College is an equal opportunity/affirmative action college supporting diversity.



Head, Scholarly and Institutional Resources - Southern Illinois University School of Medicine

Friday, September 7, 2018 - 2:10pm

Southern Illinois University 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; five years of experience in library collections, technical services, or scholarly communications ; and two 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; withe-resources systems, licensing, and link resolvers; and with records management and archives are desirable. Starting salary is $50,000.

The SIU 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 hits affordable housing and low cost of living. The Medical Library was completely renovated in 2015.

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

Southern Illinois University 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. A background check is required.