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Instruction and Research Librarian, Education, Social Sciences and Human Service - Lewis University

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 3:01pm

The Lewis University Library invites applications for an Instruction and Research Librarian, Education, Social Sciences and Human Service, to be responsible for liaison duties, instruction and research services duties.  We seek creative candidates who can work collaboratively and effectively to promote teamwork, diversity, equality and inclusiveness in support of the Lewis University Mission.

Lewis University is an innovative and entrepreneurial Catholic university offering market-relevant undergraduate and graduate programs to 6,500 students. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis University is nationally recognized for preparing intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected and socially responsible graduates. For additional information on Lewis as an institution, please see their website

Responsibilities:

  • Support and promote the Library Vision, offering diverse and dynamic resources and collections to its learning community in the spirit of academic inquiry and civic engagement.
  • Act as liaison for the College of Education, Social Sciences and Human Services and specific academic departments including (but not limited to): Education, Social Sciences and other departments as assigned.
  • Provide and promote specialized library instruction services to the students and faculty in areas connected to Education, Social Sciences and other departments as assigned.
  • Provide research services (responding to in-person, telephone, virtual and electronic inquiries) to all University Community members, with specialized research consultations for The College of Education, Social Sciences and Human Services as well as other departments as assigned.
  • Manage Government Documents Collection.
  • Under the direction of the Head of Library Instruction and Research Services and the Library Director, assist in the creation and implementation of library policies, procedures and workflow documentation.
  • Fulfills all liaison responsibilities established by library administration and as assigned by the Director.
  • Night and/or weekend shifts (including overnight hours during “Super Study” programming.)
  • Facilitation of Library Instruction for on-campus and online courses.
  • Support of the Library and University’s online space (course management system, mobile Library application, online research guides, online presence for specific courses, library digitization initiatives, etc.)
  • Professional Development activities; including participation in state, regional and/or national professional library associations.
  • Library marketing and campus outreach; including liaison duties with academic departments and/or colleges and/or programs.
  • Experience with library assessment in an academic environment.
  • Travel to all Lewis University satellite campuses to provide seamless library resources for all University members.

Minimum Qualifications:  

1-3 years of academic library experience. MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution. Intimate knowledge of existing resources and current trends in disciplines related to Education, Social Sciences, and Human Services (specific disciplines include: Criminal Justice, Social Work, Political Science, Sociology, Clinical and School Counseling and Psychology). Strong interest in working with students, faculty and staff. Commitment to creating and providing user-centered library services, specifically regarding library instruction services. Able to research emerging technologies for deployment of library services. Excellent interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Demonstrable ability to multitask, prioritize, and work both independently and as part of a team in a fast-paced work environment. 

Preferred Qualifications:

Second language. Second Master’s degree in any of the following fields: Education, Criminal Justice, Social Work, Political Science, Sociology, Clinical or School Counseling and Psychology. Knowledge of, or experience with, cataloging and/or managing Government Documents. Knowledge of, or experience with, Open Educational Resources and Open Access Publishing. Computer application knowledge and experience, a demonstrated high level of proficiency in various computer operating systems, the MSOffice suite, assessment tools, etc.  Must be able to take initiative and see projects through independently. Ability to demonstrate flexibility to adapt to new technologies and change.

Application Process:  

Interested applicants can view a full description of this position and apply online.

Inspired by the University’s Mission values of Wisdom, Knowledge, Justice, Fidelity and Association, the Lewis Community declares that Lewis is a Sanctified Zone where people are committed to working to end racism, bias and prejudice by valuing diversity in a safe and nurturing environment.

Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is an equal opportunity employer, and is committed to diversity.  Applicants of a diverse background are highly encouraged to apply, however applications will only be accepted from individuals currently authorized to work on a full-time basis in the United States.

Fundamentals of Voyager Access Reporting

Friday, March 30, 2018 - 11:37am

Place: CARLI Office
100 Trade Centre Drive, Suite 303
Champaign, IL 61820
Directions

Trainers: Ted Schwitzner and Debbie Campbell, CARLI. ​

Intended audience: Staff at I-Share Libraries who are interested in creating, modifying, and running reports for Voyager in Microsoft Access. This training is open to any staff at I-Share libraries who have not attended reports training, or those who would benefit from a refresher.

PRE-REQUISITE: Attendees must complete the CARLI "Introduction to Voyager Access Reporting" video training series.

Description: This training session builds on the skills gained from the "Introduction to Voyager Access Reporting" series. Attendees will gain knowledge on query types, on approaches for using and modifying queries, and on the locations of data in Voyager.

Topics:

  • Using criteria, Boolean logic, and creating prompts
  • Modifying queries with new tables, custom labels, and custom fields
  • Using subqueries and make table queries
  • The Voyager Data Dictionary
  • Understanding relationships: inner and outer joins
  • Order of operations: choosing one query vs. subqueries vs. make-table queries
  • Counting, adding, finding latest: aggregation functions

Registration: To register, please click on the "Register" tab above.
Note: registration is limited to two people per institution.

Deadline for registering for this training is Monday June 4, 2018.

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

Voyager Cataloging Training

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:22am

Please note: This is a two-day session; participants are expected to attend BOTH days of the session. Registering for Day 1 automatically registers you for both days.

Place: CARLI Office
100 Trade Centre Drive, Suite 303
Champaign, IL 61820
Directions

Trainer: Nicole Swanson, Library Services Coordinator, CARLI. ​

Lunch: Provided

Intended audience: Cataloging staff (original or copy cataloging) at new I-Share libraries. Note: this is basic cataloging training covering the topics listed below.

Major topics covered:

  • Record relationships
  • Searching
  • Importing and editing records (i.e., copy cataloging)
  • Creating records
  • Authority control
  • Cataloging in the Universal Catalog (union catalog) environment

Registration: This training session is intended for staff who are new, or new to cataloging in I-Share libraries. To register, please click this link and fill out the required information.  Deadline for registering for this training is Friday, May 11, 2018.

New catalogers: Please explore the Basic Cataloging Resources page ahead of this training. If you are also interested in OCLC Connexion training, please view the trainings provided by OCLC for Connexion Client or Connexion Browser

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

Voyager Cataloging Training

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 11:20am

Please note: This is a two-day session; participants are expected to attend BOTH days of the session. Registering for Day 1 automatically registers you for both days.

Place: CARLI Office
100 Trade Centre Drive, Suite 303
Champaign, IL 61820
Directions

Trainers: Ted Schwitzner and Nicole Swanson, CARLI. ​

Lunch: Provided

Intended audience: Cataloging staff (original or copy cataloging) at I-Share libraries. Note: this is basic Voyager cataloging training covering the topics listed below.

Major topics covered:

  • Record relationships
  • Searching
  • Importing and editing records (i.e., copy cataloging)
  • Creating records
  • Authority control
  • Cataloging in the Universal Catalog (union catalog) environment

Registration: This training session is intended for staff who are new, or new to cataloging in I-Share libraries. To register, please click on the "Register" tab above and fill out the required information. Deadline for registering for this training is Friday, May 11, 2018.

New catalogers: Please explore the Basic Cataloging Resources page ahead of this training. If you are also interested in OCLC Connexion training, please view the trainings provided by OCLC for Connexion Client or Connexion Browser

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

E-Content Specialist - Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS)

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 10:19am

Do you eat, breathe, and sleep e-books and e-audio? Do you want to spread this passion across the RAILS region and the library planet?

Do you want to support library staff and help them introduce their customers to their next great read?

Do you want to be the first to learn about e-content reading trends and share what you've learned with the e-book world?

Would you like to participate in innovative activities on a national scale and help RAILS accomplish our primary goal of being the BEST library system in the country?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, you might be the perfect match for our energetic, challenging and fun work environment.

The Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) has an immediate opening for an E-Content Specialist to work with staff from all types of libraries across our 27,000 square mile area.

We currently support two platforms (BiblioBoard and the eRead Illinois Axis 360 platform) and are looking to take both to the next level for libraries and the communities they serve.

The successful candidate will have experience:

  • Developing and conducting training in a wide range of settings including one-on-one, small groups, and at conferences.
  • Responsible for library recruitment and retention and providing day-to-day support.
  • Promote, market and curate e-collections in creative ways.

Candidate must have:

  • Minimum of five years' experience in a library and/or training setting.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Ability to learn new technologies quickly and teach them to others.

A Master's degree in Library and Information science is highly desirable.

This position will be based at the RAILS Burr Ridge service center with regular travel required including some overnight travel.

To apply, send your resume with a cover letter with E-content Specialist in the subject line to . Application deadline is Thursday, April 12, 2018.

Part-Time Library Circulation Assistant - McHenry County College

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 3:08pm

McHenry County College is seeking to fill a part-time Library Circulation Assistant Position. 

Essential Functions

  • Circulate library materials
  • Process new library patron records, issue library cards
  • Update and maintain patron records 
  • Refer library users to Reference Librarians for research assistance
  • Assist users with photocopiers, library AV equipment, and computers
  • Assist users in locating Library resources 
  • Maintain an orderly public services area by shelving, shelf-reading, shifting collections, cleaning, equipment maintenance, and moving furniture, as needed
  • Collect and record Library fines and fees for overdue and lost Library materials; apply personal restrictions in the ERP, where applicable
  • Provide change for photocopiers
  • Answer telephone inquiries
  • Perform opening and closing procedures as scheduled
  • Make sure library is secure (as part of opening and closing procedures, and ongoing during hours of operation) and request assistance from Campus Security, whenever necessary
  • Prepare records, reports, and statistics related to circulation activities and public services on a regular, ongoing basis
  • Maintain an inventory of circulation, reserve, and interlibrary loan supplies and forms; initiate orders/order requests and replenish supplies
  • Process overdue fees 
  • Process interlibrary loan requests in accordance with interlibrary loan guidelines 
  • Process Reserve Materials
  • Check in and maintain periodical holdings.
  • Work in conjunction with student workers and library volunteers 
  • Monitor the condition of library facilities and furnishings and report items that require attention to Executive Director of Library
  • Process patron holds
  • Assist with technical services projects (materials processing, deletions, etc.)
  • Participate in the library inventory process
  • Implement library policies and guidelines
  • Update library signage (including hours signs) and library literature, as needed
  • Create library displays
  • Assume additional duties as assigned by immediate supervisor

Qualifications  

High School graduate or equivalent

Additional Qualifications  

Two years related recent experience or Library Technical Assistant (LTA) certificate/degree

Desired Qualifications

Work experience in a library setting

Skills and Specifications  

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Ability to learn technological applications
  • Typing, filing, telephone skills
  • Ability to perform detail work
  • Ability to communicate effectively
  • Ability to use judgment in performing circulation duties
  • Willingness to upgrade skills by attending on/off campus training sessions
  • Maturity and sense of responsibility
  • Ability to work under pressure
  • Physical stamina, ability to pull, push, and safely lift 40 pounds unassisted
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to work in a safe and secure work environment that may periodically have unpredicted requirements or demands
  • Ability to use computers for data entry, word processing, and/or accounting purposes
  • Commitment and respect for diversity
  • Commitment to the College mission and goals 
  • Ability to perform all of the essential functions, skills, and specifications of the position

For more information including how to apply, please visit the McHenry County College web site.

Library Application Support Consultant - CARLI

Friday, March 23, 2018 - 3:25pm

The System Office seeks a Library Application Support Consultant to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of library processes and services among the members of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI). CARLI is a consortium of 134 libraries in Illinois which collectively provide services to 92% of the students enrolled in higher education in the state. The incumbent will use a variety of technologies, along with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, to provide the best possible experience for consortium members as they seek, access, and use CARLI services. Additional responsibilities include:

Duties:

  1. Work as a member of the System Services group to provide reliable and cost-effective support for CARLI-supported systems that enable statewide sharing of library materials and access to electronic resources for CARLI member libraries. Perform ongoing operating tasks that maintain system functionality, data quality, and security including implementation, technical support, and ongoing upgrades to systems.
  2. Work with CARLI management, staff, and CARLI committees to evaluate, document, and define needs and improvements for CARLI systems, services, and workflows. Research new tools, techniques, and technologies to improve the efficiency of CARLI and the member libraries, to solve specific problems and/or address the changing needs of CARLI libraries. Advise CARLI management, via oral or written reports, on the advisability of and options for adopting such tools, techniques, and technologies.
  3. Analyze and refine requirements for enhancements and extensions to CARLI’s library systems. Design solutions that provide integrated, efficient, and robust functionality. Create detailed software development specifications for complex systems and processes. Test and implement solutions.
  4. Document his/her work and cross-train other CARLI staff as needed. As appropriate, participate in developing and presenting member library staff training and tutorials.
  5. Maintain up-to-date professional knowledge and skills in areas related to primary job assignment as well as maintaining general knowledge of current trends in academic libraries, information and educational technology, and higher education. As appropriate, represent the consortium on external professional association committees and groups.
  6. Oversee technical compliance with University and departmental policies and standards with respect to the implementation of new technologies and systems.
  7. Perform other duties as assigned appropriate for a Library Application Support Consultant.

Qualifications:

Candidates must possess a master's degree from an ALA-accredited library/information science program with a minimum of two years of post-MLS experience in a library or library-related organization in a position with responsibilities that include using and/or supporting integrated library systems and/or library services platforms.  Other requirements include: in-depth knowledge of development, customization, and/or maintenance of library management systems; in-depth knowledge of the MARC and MFHD data formats and experience using MARC manipulation tools (e.g., MarcEdit) and reporting; experience with web development (HTML, CSS, JavaScript) and systems integration (API, JSON, Web services). Experience with XML/XSLT and Linux; able to demonstrate proficiency programming or scripting in one or more object-oriented programming languages (e.g., PHP, Perl, Python, Ruby, C++, Java); demonstrated knowledge and experience with relational database concepts, reporting, and data modeling; demonstrated ability to work successfully in a collaborative, library-centered, team environment; excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills; independent decision-making ability that reflects good judgment and discretion; and strong creative and problem-solving skills. 

Preferred qualifications :

Degree concentration in Information Systems, Information Technology, Computer Science, or related field; experience in using and supporting the following types of library services and systems: link resolvers, digital object management systems, institutional repository management systems, and discovery services; experience working in a consortial library resource sharing environment; experience with implementing library management systems and migrating data; experience or training with BIBFRAME and Linked Data, Dublin Core, and other existing/emerging data exchange protocols, standards, and formats; experience working in library technical services (acquisitions, cataloging, serials) and/or access services/interlibrary loan services in an academic library environment; experience with integrating a wide variety of third-party applications with library information systems; understanding of authentication and authorization technologies common to libraries including Shibboleth; experience in project management; experience in preparing documentation; and experience in developing and presenting training programs for library staff. 

This is a full-time, 12-month Academic Professional position. For full consideration, candidates must apply and submit a letter of application, resume, and names/addresses/phone numbers of three professional references by April 30, 2018. 

The System Offices conduct 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.

System Human Resource Services: 
(217) 333-2600Call: (217) 333-2600
erhr@uillinois.edu

The system offices is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer dedicated to building a community of excellence, equity and diversity. The system offices welcome applications from women, underrepresented minorities, individuals with disabilities, protected veterans, sexual minority groups and other candidates who will lead and contribute to the diversification and enrichment of ideas and perspectives.

Close Date: 04/30/2018

Senior Library Specialist, Technical Services - Governors State University

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 11:04am

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.

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.

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 April 2, 2018.

Please attach a list of three professional references.

Apply online here.
 

Library Specialist -- Northeastern Illinois University, Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies location

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:31am

Under the supervision of the Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies (CCICS) Librarian, the function of this position is to provide reference and circulation services, and assist in the management of the library operations at the Ronald Williams Library at CCICS. The employee cooperates with CCICS administration and staff to perform assigned duties and responsibilities.

CCICS is located at 700 E. Oakwood Blvd., Chicago, and is a focal point for the African-American community and provides educational opportunities within a culturally comfortable and easily accessible setting.

Qualifications

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Two years (24 months) of work experience in a library or equivalent setting performing duties comparable of a lower level OR
  • Bachelor Degree (120 semester credit hours) equals two years (24 months) for college course work in any field OR 
  • Any combination of education and experience that totals two years (24 months).

(Each position requires a background check.)

Specialty Factors

Demonstrated work experience (or graduate coursework/training in reference services) to independently provide Reference Services to patrons including instructing the use of bibliographic tools (library catalogs and databases) and the use of reference resources within higher education or a public library setting.

Departmental Preferences

Ability to provide high quality public service to a diverse community of library users

Salary

$15.70 per hour

Hours

Monday through Thursday, 12:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m. Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Hours may vary depending on departmental needs)

Application Deadline

04/27/2018

To apply, visit the NEIU website.

Library Specialist -- Northeastern Illinois University, El Centro location

Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 9:19am

Under the supervision of the El Centro Librarian, the function of this position is to provide reference and circulation services, and assist in the management of the library operations in the Library and Learning Resource Center (LLRC) at El Centro. The employee cooperates with El Centro administration and staff to perform assigned duties and responsibilities. The El Centro campus is located at 3390 N Avondale Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60618.

Qualifications

  • High school graduation or equivalent
  • Two years (24 months) of work experience in a library or equivalent setting performing duties comparable of a lower level OR
  • Bachelor Degree (120 semester credit hours) equals two years (24 months) for college course work in any field OR
  • Any combination of education and experience that totals two years (24 months).

(Each position requires a background check.)

Specialty Factors

Demonstrated work experience (or graduate coursework/training in reference services) to independently provide Reference Services to patrons including instructing the use of bibliographic tools (library catalogs and databases) and the use of reference resources within higher education or a public library setting.

Departmental Preferences

Ability to provide high quality public service to a diverse community of library users

Salary

$15.70 per hour

Hours

Monday through Thursday, 1:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m. Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. (Hours may vary depending on departmental needs and may include weekends)

Application Deadline

04/27/2018

To apply, visit the NEIU website

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