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Diverse Faculty Fellow - Harper College

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 2:09pm

The Harper College Diverse Faculty Fellow program is an important part of the college’s focus on diversity and inclusion, which seeks to better reflect the increasing diversity of its student body and the surrounding community in its faculty workforce.  The program is intended to provide interested and motivated participants with valuable teaching experience and exposure to the community college environment by providing participants with real-world perspective for making an informed career choice about working as a full-time community college faculty member. The experiential opportunities provided by the fellowship program will assist the College and community college academia in general by helping to identify and mentor potential future faculty members.

This paid fellowship is open to candidates who have earned a Master’s Degree or Doctorate from an accredited college or university during the 2017-2018 academic year. This fellowship may also be appropriate for those who have earned a Master’s Degree or Doctorate from an accredited college or university prior to the 2017-2018 academic year, but have little to no previous teaching experience. Special consideration will be given to applicants who are members of groups that have been historically underrepresented in faculty positions in higher education. Candidates who demonstrate the potential to become excellent tenure-track faculty members and those who support Harper’s Core Values of Respect, Integrity, Collaboration and Excellence may be considered for appointment.

To be considered, a fellowship applicant must possess a Master’s degree or Doctorate in a discipline that is included within the portfolio of programs in one of the academic departments at Harper College. Applicants with a Master of Library Science degree or equivalent, from an ALA accredited institution are also eligible.  

The individual’s Master’s degree or Doctorate credential must be conferred no later than June 30, 2018.

Faculty Fellows must participate in on and off campus professional development, department, division and campus wide meetings, and participate in the Faculty Fellow mentoring program. In addition, Fellows will need to stay current in their disciplines and participate in college and community service.

Faculty may teach in multiple modalities including traditional, blended, online and accelerated formats upon completion of required training in these areas.

Faculty Fellows will have a work load of fewer than 16 contact hours or equivalent per academic year (i.e. fall and spring semesters) Library Fellows will work 35 hours per week.

Special consideration will be given to applicants who are members of racial and ethnic groups historically underrepresented in faculty positions in higher education.

Commitment to teach and motivate community college students in ways appropriate to their diverse background and learning styles.

Knowledgeable in the use of technology in classroom instruction. 

Schedule Information: Per course schedule, Faculty Fellows are full-time college employees who teach up to 16 contact hours or equivalent per academic year (i.e. fall and spring semesters) and maintain 10 office hours per week for student consultation over the course of each 17-week semester. Library faculty will work 35 hours per week (including reference, instruction, special projects, and coordination of one functional area of the library) during each 17 week semester. Faculty Fellows also participate in department and division initiatives. Evening and weekends may be required.  

Weeks per fiscal year:  Faculty Fellows are covered under a 9-month contract period (August thru May)

Benefits: Health, Dental, Life & Disability; Sick, Vacation and Holiday pay; Personal Business; Educational Assistance: Tuition Waivers at Harper & Professional Expense

Educational Requirements:  A Master's degree in a discipline or related area that corresponds with educational departments at Harper College or library Master's degree.   

Experience Requirements: No teaching experience required however a file is not complete until the following materials are submitted directly to the online application.

Application Review Date:  Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: January 22, 2018

Special Notes:

  • You will not be able to complete the application without attaching the following documents:
    • Cover letter
    • CV/Resume (Does not substitute for completed application)
    • Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from regionally accredited institutions
    • A one-page single-spaced Personal Statement discussing why you should be considered for this Faculty Fellow Opportunity. In your statement, please explain why you think you would be an ideal candidate for the Fellowship.  What makes you uniquely qualified for this position?  What do you believe you can gain from the fellowship experience? What do you believe Harper can gain as a result of having you serve as a Diverse Faculty Fellow on our campus? Please attach this document under Teaching Philosophy.
    • Official transcripts required upon hire. 
  • Employment is contingent upon a Criminal Background Check
  • Employment Sponsorship is not available
  • Diverse Faculty Fellow

Apply now: Job number 493073
Work type: Full time
Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
Categories: Faculty
Salary: $33,500
Division: Diversity & Inclusion
Department: Diversity & Inclusion

Institutional Repository Investigative Task Force In-Person Meeting

Monday, January 29, 2018 - 11:32am

Location: Parkland College

Address: Champaign, IL

Call-in information:

+1 217-332-6338 (local Urbana-Champaign number)
+1 312-994-8410 (local Chicago number)
+1 888-983-3631 (toll-free number)

Conference ID: 68270150

If you prefer to join via VOIP on your computer, please use:
https://meet.uillinois.edu/maroso/LDLS08H5

 

Open Textbook Network Train-the-Trainers Workshop (Streaming)

Friday, January 26, 2018 - 5:52pm

Location: Streaming

On April 23, 24, and 26, CARLI will be hosting trainers from the Open Textbook Network (OTN) as they give Train-the-Trainer workshops as part of CARLI’s OTN membership.

The three sessions will have the same content, so those interested should only register for one workshop. CARLI anticipates high interest in these workshops, so registration for the in-person workshops is limited to two people per CARLI member library.  To accommodate all who are interested, CARLI will be streaming the program on April 24.

Presenters:

  • Dave Ernst, PhD: Director, Center for Open Education; Executive Director, Open Textbook Network
  • Sarah Faye Cohen: Managing Director, Open Textbook Network

Who should attend:
These sessions are intended for librarians or library staff who plan to give training sessions at their local institutions. The OTN’s Train-the-Trainer workshop will increase participants’ familiarity with the nuances related to the issues around open textbook adoption; strengthen presentation capacity for future open textbook workshops; and enhance open textbook program development.

CARLI members are encouraged to bring with them a local partner be it another librarian or library staff member or someone on their campus also involved with OER including but not limited to instructional designers, faculty or campus staff members involved with local OER efforts, or university administrators.

To receive the connection information for the video streaming of the April 24 program, please click on the "Register" tab above. Registration will close Sunday, April 8, 2018.

Disclaimer: The OTN Train-the-Trainers Workshops are best attended in-person as the day long program will include presentations and activities that may not translate well in a streaming environment.   However, as CARLI expects high interest in the workshops and with a registration cap of two in-person attendees per CARLI member library, we hope that providing a streaming option will allow those interested but not able to attend in-person to learn more about this topic.   The CARLI OER Task Force does plan to provide training on this topic in the future.

To register for an in-person workshop, choose one of these sessions:
Register for the April 23 program at Governors State University (9:00 am - 4:30 pm)
Register for the April 24 program In-Person Workshop at Loyola University Chicago (8:30 am - 4:00 pm)
Register for the April 26 program at Heartland Community College (8:30 am - 4:00 pm)

Agenda:  
08:55 - 09:00 AM Streaming begins
09:00 - 09:45 AM Welcome, Introductions, Workshop Goals
09:45 - 10:45 AM Identifying obstacles to open textbook adoptions: activity + discussion
10:45 - 11:00 AM Break
11:00 - 11:30 AM Tools & resources for open textbook programming: the Open Textbook Library
11:30 - 12:15 PM Lunch
12:15 - 02:15 PM Workshop training on affordability, student academic success, and open
02:15 - 02:30 PM Break
02:30 - 03:30 PM

Developing programs on your local campus

  • Strategies for addressing common challenges
  • Developing incentives

03:30 - 04:00 PM

What do I do now?

  • Actions you can take: activity
  • Customizing Your deck
  • Local workshop logistics

If you have any questions about this program, please contact the CARLI Office.

Reference Librarian, Part-time - Illinois Central College

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 3:44pm

Illinois Central College is seeking a qualified individual to provide reference and circulation services in a combined service desk environment during various day and evening hours at the Banwart Library at the Peoria Campus.

BASIC DUTIES

Research materials and information via electronic or in-person requests by students, faculty, staff and community patrons; work with faculty to design library instruction for specialized courses and schedule and conduct orientation classes; instruct patrons in the use of the library materials and computer systems; participate in collection development and work with faculty to encourage their participation in the process; assist users in obtaining materials via intralibrary and interlibrary loan; assemble data for library reports; monitor library to ensure a safe and productive environment for library patrons; provide circulation services, which may include communicating policies and procedures, managing fines and fees, and recording library statistics; maintain library patron records; process Scantron tests and perform related duties as required; participate in professional development opportunities within the college, Reaching Across Illinois Library System and statewide; knows, understands and acts in accordance with Illinois Central College’s Cougar CARE principles, including connects with students, owns the situation, uses opportunities to build relationships, goes the extra mile, acts promptly and professionally and remembers to work as a team and perform related duties as required.

NECESSARY QUALIFICATIONS

Education: Master’s degree in Library Science or the equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of: Principles and practices of a librarian; online computer services and research; library equipment maintenance; library circulation systems and reference and media materials. Ability to: Provide leadership in the library; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; assist students with library research; prepare technical reports; design instructional materials; troubleshoot library and educational technology problems; provide collection development for print and media collections; operate a PC and related software and maintain effective working relationships with other people.

DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS

One to three years of direct experience; one to three years supervisory experience; experience using automated library services; teaching and community college experience and strong electronic reference skills.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE

For additional information and to apply online, visit Illinois Central College's job site.  A cover letter, current resume and copies of college transcripts must be attached to the online application.  Application screening will begin immediately and will continue until a successful candidate has been selected. Final candidate(s) will be required to complete a background check, drug screen and physical.

REFERENCE LIBRARIAN (up to 29 hours/week)
Part-Time, Grade: 17
Department – Learning Resources

Library Assistant I P/T - Harper College

Wednesday, January 24, 2018 - 10:59am

Harper College is seeking to fill a part-time position for a Library Assistant 1. 

Job no: 493118
Work type: Part time
Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
Categories: Classified Staff
Salary: $14.52-$18.30
Division: Provost
Department: Resources For Learning
​Schedule Information: Monday-Thursday: 2:00pm-10:00pm
Hours Per Week: 28 hours/week; 46 weeks/year

Benefits

Prorated Sick & Vacation; Holiday Pay; 2 Harper Tuition Waivers per semester

Characteristic Duties

  • Responsible for 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.
  • Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
  • 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.

Equipment/Tools Used

Utilizes standard office equipment, including computers and associated software, in order to perform the duties of the job.

Supervision

Under the general supervision of the Circulation Supervisor, receives oral and written instructions on work to be performed.

Minimum Acceptable Qualifications

  • Education: High school graduate or equivalent. Some college preferred. Library Technical Assistant (LTA) certificate preferred.
  • Experience: 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: February 6, 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.

Visit the Harper College web site for more information.

Electronic Resources, Reference, and Instruction - Oakton Community College

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 1:07pm

Oakton Community College seeks to fill one full-time, tenure-track Library position beginning with the 2018-2019 academic year in Fall 2018. The successful applicant will be qualified and able to teach a wide range of Library subjects. 

Applicants should be current and skilled in their use of evolving technologies, active in promoting critical thinking, and committed to challenging our students to be knowledgeable, ethical, and capable global citizens. Oakton is seeking enthusiastic faculty who are committed to innovation in college-level teaching and learning, and interested in non-traditional delivery of instruction. 

Qualifications: 

A Master's degree from a program accredited by the American Library Association 

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • Experience in reference and instruction in an academic library setting 
  • Familiarity with online library systems 
  • A second Master's Degree and teaching experience 

Additional Qualifications: 

  • Experience in applying the principles and practices related to electronic resources and electronic collections 
  • Knowledge of electronic resource licensing and the legal framework in which it takes place, including vendor negotiations 

Participation in departmental and institutional service: 

  • Development and delivery of courses using learning management software (such as D2L or Blackboard). 
  • Demonstrated experience working with a culturally diverse student population. 
  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse workforce. 
  • Understanding of and commitment to diversity and cultural competence. 

The College expects full time faculty to be professionally competent, have strong leadership qualities, participate in professional development activities, and to engage in institutional and departmental service. Prior undergraduate teaching experience is preferred. "The successful applicant must be available to teach face to face at both the Des Plaines and Skokie campuses, online, in the evenings and/or on weekends." 

Oakton Community College offers programs in Des Plaines and Skokie, Illinois. 

  • Des Plaines Campus: Oakton’s 147-acre main campus sits in a forest preserve near the Des Plaines River. 
  • Skokie Campus: Oakton’s Ray Hartstein Campus is located in Skokie, five miles east of Lake Michigan. 

Oakton Community College Library Mission: The Oakton Library supports student success by encouraging critical thinking, promoting information literacy, and providing innovative teaching, resources, and services that meet the information needs of our community. 

Oakton Community College's Mission, Vision and Values 

Mission 

Oakton is the community's college. By providing access to quality education throughout a lifetime, we empower and transform our students in the diverse communities we serve. 

Vision 

Dedicated to teaching and learning, Oakton is a student-centered college known for academic rigor and high standards. Through exemplary teaching that relies on innovation and collaboration with our community partners, our students learn to think critically, solve problems, and to be ethical global citizens who shape the world. We are committed to diversity, cultural competence, and achieving equity in student outcomes. 

Values 

A focus on Oakton students is at the core of each of these values: 

  • We exercise responsibility through accountability to each other, our community, and the environment. 
  • We embrace the diversity of the Oakton community and honor it as one of our college's primary strengths. 
  • We advance equity by acknowledging the effects of systemic social injustices and intentionally designing the Oakton experience to foster success for all students. 
  • We uphold integrity through a commitment to trust, transparency, and honesty by all members of the Oakton community. We cultivate compassion within a caring community that appreciates that personal fulfillment and well-being are central to our mission. 
  • We foster collaboration within the college and the larger community and recognize our interdependence and ability to achieve more together. 

Applicants must be strong communicators and effective classroom facilitators who enjoy teaching in a student-centered environment. 

For more information, please visit the Oakton Community College jobs page.

Senior Library Specialist, Technical Services - Governors State University

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 12:59pm

The Senior Library Specialist—Technical Services interprets and applies the library policies as they relate to the Technical Services Department. The position’s key responsibility in Technical Services is cataloging and classifying materials added to or withdrawn from the library’s collection and serials maintenance. Original and copy cataloging are essential duties of the Senior Library Specialist, which require a working knowledge of the system. The position is multifunctional and requires problem solving of materials not already in the database. In addition, further responsibilities of the job require primary maintenance of bibliographic, authority holding, item records, re-cataloging of materials, updating MARC records to Resource, Description, Access (RDA), and checking in and claiming serials. The Senior Library Specialist—Technical Services provides support to library staff members on special projects from the standpoint of weeding, adding to the collection donated items, inventory projects, and public services. Most of the work is performed independently with the responsibility of providing monthly statistics to the Technical Service’s Librarian of accomplished tasks. The Senior Library Specialist—Technical Services provides assistance to faculty, students, and other University Library users by staffing the Public Services desks.

Minimum Qualifications  

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Any combination totaling 2 years (24 months) from the following categories:
    • work experience in a library or equivalent setting
    • college course work in any field as measured by the following conversion table:
      • 30 semester hours equals six months
      • 60 semester hours or an Associate’s degree equals one year
      • 90 semester hours equals eighteen months
      • Bachelor Degree (120 semester hours) equals two years (24 months)
      • A Master’s or higher degree equals four years
        (Note: Only a maximum of 4 years credit for college course work is available.)
  • A total of 2 years (24 months) work experience in a library or equivalent setting performing progressively more responsible work consistent with the next lower level of this series.
  • Demonstrated experience interpreting library policies, regulations, and standards.
  • Demonstrated experience in copy and original cataloging, as well as completing record and classification of catalogued materials.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in Library Science with a concentration in Cataloging, Information Technology or Information Science.
  • Work experience in library cataloging and library information services.

Posting Date    1/22/2018
Closing Date    1/27/2018

Special Instructions to Applicants  

All Civil Service positions at Governors State University require an exam. The exam type for this position is a Credentials Assessment. Applicants are not required to report in person for this exam. You will receive your examination score via email within 2 weeks after the closing date.

This position requires Illinois residency within 180 days of the hire date.

Credentials Assessment Exam Scoring Information:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to provide documentation that verifies that the minimum qualifications of this Civil Service position have been met. The required documents that are submitted in the online application (cover letter, résumé, high school diploma or equivalent, and/or college transcripts, which show the conferred graduation date and earned degree), as well as any included other/optional documents will be reviewed and/or used in the scoring of the Credentials Assessment. These documents must be uploaded prior to the position closing date.

When completing your online application, please be sure to provide detailed information about your work experience, including dates of employment, applicable full-time and part-time employment, and specific duties and responsibilities.

Transcripts/High School Diplomas or equivalent/Licenses/Certifications MUST be uploaded electronically to your online application. Due to the high volume of applications received, only college transcripts submitted/attached electronically to this posting will be used for the review and the consideration of this vacancy.

If you are a Veteran, you may be eligible to receive Veteran’s Preference Points on a passing examination score, by submitting proof of eligibility to the Department of Human Resources, such as a copy of your DD214/DD215 form (Department of Defense), NGB22 form (National Guard), or Discharge Orders or DD256 Discharge Certificate (Reserves) no later than the closing date on December 28, 2017.

Please attach a list of three professional references.

For fullest consideration, the above mentioned requirements must be submitted no later than January 27, 2018. Apply online here.
 

Social Sciences Librarian - Northeastern Illinois University

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 10:20am

Northeastern University is seeking to fill a position for a Social Sciences Librarian. This is a full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track faculty appointment as Assistant Professor in a collective bargaining unit. The position reports to the Associate Dean of Libraries.

SALARY & BENEFITS:

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision benefits, 24 days of vacation and participation in the Illinois State Universities Retirement System (SURS).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide specialized research and reference assistance, individual and group instruction, and outreach services for students and faculty in the social sciences. Specific discipline assignments will be made based on applicant background and institutional need.
  • Develop and manage the print and electronic library collections and serve as subject specialist supporting these disciplines.
  • Serve as liaison to faculty in assigned academic departments, and support/expand use of library resources to support student learning.
  • Provide face-to-face and online general reference in a team environment at a central service point.
  • Serve as an active member on library working groups to enhance library operations and services, contribute to new technological initiatives, and support the library’s continuing evolution into a dynamic and responsive organization.
  • As a tenure-track faculty member, participate in professional organizations, serve in library and university governance, and conduct appropriate research/creative activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required: 

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree
  • A second master’s degree or evidence of the completion of a second 
  • master’s degree within the first year of employment.
  • Subject expertise in the social sciences or related disciplines demonstrated through substantive coursework or relevant experience.
  • Strong public service commitment and ability to work in a highly collaborative, culturally diverse environment.
  • Ability to use technology creatively to meet current and future library challenges.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

Preferred:

  • Work experience in an academic library.
  • Instruction and reference experience, especially in an academic library.
  • Second master’s degree in a social science discipline that is taught within NEIU’s College of Arts and Sciences.

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY:

Founded in 1867, Northeastern has a rich tradition of educational innovation and prides itself on preparing teachers and administrators who make a difference in Chicago. That tradition continues to this day and has expanded to include an array of academic disciplines, allowing the University to embrace fully the community in which it resides. Northeastern is regarded as the most diverse public comprehensive university in the Midwest and is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Diversity is an important factor in the character of Northeastern and in the social fabric of its student body. The University has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students; African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American students represent nearly 60 percent of the student body.

Located on 67 acres in an attractive residential area on the Northwest Side of Chicago, the University offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, education, and business. The University has additional locations in the metropolitan area: Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies; El Centro; Center for College Access and Success; and University Center of Lake County.

The Ronald Williams Library is located on the west side of the main campus. The main library is comprised of approximately 140,000 square feet and contains approximately 700,000 volumes of print materials. In addition, approximately 500,000 other educational resources such as electronic books and journals, audio recordings, microfilms, maps, documents, and DVDs are housed in the Library. The Library subscribes to 188 databases which provide access to the full text of approximately 73,000 journals. The building provides seating for more than 600 users, 43 public computer workstations and numerous study areas. The Library is a member of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI).

APPLICATION PROCESS:

Email a letter of application, resume, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references. Subject line should read “Social Sciences Librarian application”. Paper applications will not be accepted. Review begins January 21, 2018. The position is open until filled, but only applications received by January 28, 2018 can be assured full consideration.

Northeastern Illinois University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and invites applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities, as well as other qualified individuals.

Science Librarian - Northeastern Illinois University

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 10:01am

Northeastern University is seeking to fill a position for Science Librarian. This is a  full-time, twelve-month, tenure-track faculty appointment as Assistant Professor in a collective bargaining unit. Position reports to the Associate Dean of Libraries.

SALARY & BENEFITS:

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision benefits, 24 days of vacation and participation in the Illinois State Universities Retirement System (SURS).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide specialized research and reference assistance, individual and group instruction, and outreach services for students and faculty in the life, computer, and physical sciences. Additional liaison responsibilities may include other STEM-related disciplines.
  • Develop and manage the print and electronic library collections and serve as subject specialist supporting these disciplines.
  • Serve as liaison to faculty in assigned academic departments, and support/expand use of library resources to support student learning.
  • Provide face-to-face and online general reference in a team environment at a central service point.
  • Serve as an active member on library working groups to enhance library operations and services, contribute to new technological initiatives, and support the library’s continuing evolution into a dynamic and responsive organization.
  • As a tenure-track faculty member, participate in professional organizations, serve in library and university governance, and conduct appropriate research/creative activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree.
  • A second master’s degree or evidence of the completion of a second master’s degree within the first year of employment.
  • Subject expertise in the sciences demonstrated through substantive coursework or relevant experience.
  • Strong public service commitment and ability to work in a highly collaborative, culturally diverse environment.
  • Ability to use technology creatively to meet current and future library challenges.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

Preferred:

  • Work experience in an academic library.
  • Instruction and reference experience, especially in an academic library.
  • Second master’s degree in a STEM-related discipline that is taught within NEIU’s College of Arts and Sciences.

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY:

Founded in 1867, Northeastern has a rich tradition of educational innovation and prides itself on preparing teachers and administrators who make a difference in Chicago. That tradition continues to this day and has expanded to include an array of academic disciplines, allowing the University to embrace fully the community in which it resides. Northeastern is regarded as the most diverse public comprehensive university in the Midwest and is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Diversity is an important factor in the character of Northeastern and in the social fabric of its student body. The University has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students; African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American students represent nearly 60 percent of the student body.

Located on 67 acres in an attractive residential area on the Northwest Side of Chicago, the University offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, education, and business. The University has additional locations in the metropolitan area: Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies; El Centro; Center for College Access and Success; and University Center of Lake County.

The Ronald Williams Library is located on the west side of the main campus. The main library is comprised of approximately 140,000 square feet and contains approximately 700,000 volumes of print materials. In addition, approximately 500,000 other educational resources such as electronic books and journals, audio recordings, microfilms, maps, documents, and DVDs are housed in the Library. The Library subscribes to over 150 databases that provide access to the full text of approximately 73,000 journals. The building provides seating for more than 600 users, 43 public computer workstations and numerous study areas. The Library is a member of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI).

APPLICATION PROCESS:

 a letter of application, resume, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references. Subject line should read “Science Librarian application”. Paper applications will not be accepted. Review begins January 21, 2018. The position is open until filled, but only applications received by January 28, 2018 can be assured full consideration.

Northeastern Illinois University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and invites applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities, as well as other qualified individuals.
 

Digital Scholarship Librarian - Northeastern Illinois University

Monday, January 22, 2018 - 9:33am

Northeastern University is currently seeking to fill a position for a Digital Scholarship Librarian. This is a full-time, twelve month, tenure-track faculty appointment as Assistant Professor in a collective bargaining unit. This position reports to the Associate Dean of Libraries.

SALARY & BENEFITS:

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. Comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision benefits, 24 days of vacation and participation in the Illinois State Universities Retirement System (SURS).

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Manage and support the Library’s institutional repository, NEIU Digital Commons, and related processes.
  • Serve as liaison to faculty regarding the institutional repository, open access and copyright.
  • Provide research and reference assistance, individual and group instruction, and outreach services for students and faculty.
  • Serve as subject specialist supporting assigned disciplines. Specific discipline assignments will be made based on applicant background and institutional need.
  • Serve as an active member on library working groups to enhance library operations and services, contribute to new technological initiatives, and support the library’s continuing evolution into a dynamic and responsive organization.
  • As a tenure-track faculty member, participate in professional organizations, serve in library and university governance, and conduct appropriate research/creative activities.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Required:

  • ALA-accredited MLS/MLIS degree.
  • A second master’s degree or evidence of the completion of a second master’s degree within the first year of employment.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of digital environments and institutional repositories or related systems in academic libraries.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of open access issues and trends.
  • Strong public service commitment and ability to work in a highly collaborative, culturally diverse environment.
  • Ability to use technology creatively to meet current and future library challenges.
  • Excellent communication, presentation, and interpersonal skills.

Preferred: 

  • Work experience in an academic library.
  • Instruction and reference experience, especially in an academic library.
  • Work experience with institutional repositories.
  • Experience with institutional publishing.

CAMPUS AND COMMUNITY:

Founded in 1867, Northeastern has a rich tradition of educational innovation and prides itself on preparing teachers and administrators who make a difference in Chicago. That tradition continues to this day and has expanded to include an array of academic disciplines, allowing the University to embrace fully the community in which it resides. Northeastern is regarded as the most diverse public comprehensive university in the Midwest and is designated by the U.S. Department of Education as a Hispanic-Serving Institution. Diversity is an important factor in the character of Northeastern and in the social fabric of its student body. The University has an enrollment of more than 10,000 students; African American, Hispanic, Asian and Native American students represent nearly 60 percent of the student body.

Located on 67 acres in an attractive residential area on the northwest side of Chicago, the University offers more than 80 undergraduate and graduate programs in the arts, sciences, education, and business. The University has additional locations in the metropolitan area: Jacob H. Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies; El Centro; Center for College Access and Success; and University Center of Lake County.

The Ronald Williams Library is located on the west side of the main campus. The main library is comprised of approximately 140,000 square feet and contains approximately 700,000 volumes of print materials. In addition, approximately 500,000 other educational resources such as electronic books and journals, audio recordings, microfilms, maps, documents, and DVDs are housed in the Library. The Library subscribes to over 150 databases that provide access to the full text of approximately 73,000 journals. The building provides seating for more than 600 users, 43 public computer workstations and numerous study areas. The Library is a member of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinoi (CARLI).

APPLICATION PROCESS:

 a letter of application, resume, and the names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references via email. Subject line should read “Digital Scholarship Librarian application”. Paper applications will not be accepted. Review begins January 21, 2018. The position is open until filled, but only applications received by January 28, 2018 can be assured full consideration.

Northeastern Illinois University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and invites applications from women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities, as well as other qualified individuals.

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