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Resource Sharing Committee Monthly Conference Call

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 11:29am

Meeting of the Resource Sharing Committee: Conference Call

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Conference ID: 2550716

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Resource Sharing Committee Monthly Conference Call

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 11:28am

Meeting of the Resource Sharing Committee: Conference Call

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

Conference ID: 2550716

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Resource Sharing Committee Monthly Conference Call

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 11:28am

Meeting of the Resource Sharing Committee: Conference Call

Call-in information:

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

Conference ID: 2550716

If you prefer to join via VOIP on your computer, please use:

https://meet.uillinois.edu/dmcmpbll/52HK9DHM

Resource Sharing Committee Monthly Conference Call

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 11:27am

Meeting of the Resource Sharing Committee: Conference Call

Call-in information:

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

Conference ID: 2550716

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https://meet.uillinois.edu/dmcmpbll/52HK9DHM

Resource Sharing Committee Monthly Conference Call

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 11:25am

Meeting of the Resource Sharing Committee: Conference Call

Call-in information:

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

Conference ID: 2550716

If you prefer to join via VOIP on your computer, please use:

https://meet.uillinois.edu/dmcmpbll/52HK9DHM

Resource Sharing Committee Monthly Conference Call

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 11:20am

Meeting of the Resource Sharing Committee: Conference Call

Call-in information:

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

Conference ID: 2550716

If you prefer to join via VOIP on your computer, please use:

https://meet.uillinois.edu/dmcmpbll/52HK9DHM

Curator of Rare Books - University of Chicago

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 9:34am

The Special Collections Research Center (SCRC) is a well-designed exhibit space as well as beautiful public service spaces supporting reading room research, group studies, and media-enhanced classrooms. SCRC supports activities of the Library Society, the University of Chicago's friends group, and forms part of the Chicago rare book community, with distinguished library and museum collections, book collectors, and the city's bibliophilic organization, the Caxton Club. 

The SCRC rare book collections include 340,000 volumes with particular strengths in classics; Renaissance humanism; theology; history; literature and drama; the history of science and medicine; historical children's books; Jewish life and culture; and English and American poetry. The Curator of Rare Books (CRB) will play a leadership role in developing and interpreting the Library's rare book collections, and will actively engage a broad audience of scholars, students, collectors, and donors. 

Reporting to the Director of Special Collections, the Curator of Rare Books (CRB) enhances and promotes the rare book collections. The CRB is responsible for rare book collection development; solicitation of gifts and grants; collaboration in research and instruction drawing on rare books; creation of bibliographies, instructional guides, etc.; web and digital presentations; and exhibitions and other academic and public programs focused on rare books and special collections. CRB responsibilities include working with faculty to integrate the rare book collection into teaching and learning activities; leading tours and presentations; working with faculty to develop exhibits relevant to the University of Chicago research, teaching, campus events and other topics that serve to highlight the collection, providing reference for the collection, establishing a presence in the rare book community (local, regional and national) by forming relationships with rare book dealers, collectors, and participating in professional activities and organizations. The CRB manages the Rare Books Unit in Special Collections, directly supervises a Rare Books Librarian and indirectly supervises a part-time rare book assistant and one rare book cataloger. The CRB participates in the work of Library committees and scholarly, professional, and bibliophilic organizations. 

The successful candidate must have a Master of Library Science degree from an ALA-accredited institution, with an additional degree in a disciplinary field; or a Ph.D. in an appropriate field related to the rare book collections; professional experience managing rare book collections; and a record of providing support for scholarship, teaching, public programs, and cultivation of donors and collectors. 

The Committee will evaluate candidates' records and professional accomplishments to determine their knowledge of rare books and the history of the book; knowledge of rare book cataloging and bibliographic description; knowledge of Western European languages; experience in providing course-integrated instruction and public presentations; experience in providing public services and reference; experience with digitization of special collections; ability to work collaboratively and effectively with colleagues, faculty and students, and donors; and communications skills. 

To Apply: 

Submit cover letter, curriculum vitae, and reference contact information. Applications must be submitted through https://academiccareers.uchicago.edu/, requisition #03417, or via Quicklink: http://tinyurl.com/ydfm4zg7

Contact , Library HR, with questions. 

Review of applications will begin September 5, 2017. Screening of applications will continue until the position is filled or the search is closed. 

Salary and Benefits: 

Appointment salary based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include retirement plan, insurance, and paid time off. There is a tuition benefit plan for college age and younger children. 

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. 

For additional information, please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-0287 or their request.

Regenstein Circulation Services Supervisor (part-time) - University of Chicago

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 9:25am

This position oversees the lending of materials from Regenstein Bookstacks and Regenstein Reserve. This person is also responsible for answering patron questions relating to Access Services and serving as a resource for questions about other Library services. During evenings/weekends, acts as the supervisor in charge of the Regenstein Library, oversees Entry/Exit staff and building security, and enforces policies for maintaining a scholarly environment in the Library. 

Scheduling Notes

This position covers all circulation shifts as assigned. Responsible for occasionally flexing work schedule to cover other shifts as necessary. The expectation is that planned time off will be taken only during interim breaks, and the schedule will be flexible during interim breaks and summer quarter. The schedule is subject to change. 

Essential Functions 

Customer Service and Interpretation of Library Policies to Patrons: 

  • Answers inquiries concerning overdue books, recalls, reserve problem, and fines both in person and via Desk Tracker. 
  • Listens to patrons with special problems or complaints and attempts to resolve problems as appropriate. 
  • Interprets Library policies to patrons and refers patrons' concerns to Head of Circulation Services when appropriate. 
  • Responsible for collecting fines and fees and balancing cash collected while on duty. 
  • Troubleshoots Canon multi-functional devices. 

Supervising, Coaching, and Documenting: 

  • Interviews, hires, trains, supervises, and coordinates scheduling for student counter attendants, a shared and/or rotating responsibility with other Circulation Supervisors. 
  • Distributes work to and monitors work done by student employees. - Coaches and directs student employees in maintaining Circulation policies and procedures and standards of service. 
  • Uses When to Work for adjusting schedules and recording student employee information and uses comment boxes to communicate information. 
  • Conducts routine orientation, training, and remedial training of student employees. 
  • Maintains training records and monitors student employees' progress and reports to Head of Circulation. 
  • Documents and updates Circulation procedures. 
  • Monitors, approves, and submits all documentation related to student counter attendants' payroll, a shared and/or rotating responsibility with two part-time Circulation Supervisors. 

Building Security and Emergency Response: 

  • During evenings/weekends, acts as supervisor in charge of Regenstein Library and oversees building security. 
  • Acts as resource person for other campus libraries. 
  • Enforces policies for maintaining scholarly environment in the Library. 
  • Provides initial response to emergencies. 
  • Assists patrons in contacting University Police if needed. 
  • Handles general inquires relating to building and security while on duty. 

Entry/ Exit Control Responsibilities: 

  • Oversees Entry/Exit staff during evenings/weekends and ensures timely coverage of breaks. 
  • Resolves problems and appeals from users on Entry/Exit questions. 
  • Reports issues to Head of the ID and Privileges Office. 
  • Oversees application of rules and procedures for Library access during evenings/weekends. 

Working With Other Circulation Supervisors: 

  • Works closely with the Head of Circulation Services and other Circulation Services supervisors to ensure consistent services whenever Circulation is open. 
  • Assists in formally documenting and reviewing the performance of student counter attendants. 

Other Duties As Assigned. 

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required. 
  • A minimum of one (1) year of work experience in a library or equivalent environment required. 
  • Previous experience directing or supervising the work of others required. 
  • Significant customer service experience within a library, retail, or similar fast-paced environment required. 
  • Previous experience directing or supervising the work of others preferred. 
  • Ability to exercise good judgment consistent with Library policies and procedures and service standards required. 
  • Ability to train, coach, and direct student counter attendants in Library policies and procedures required. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and ability to manage and maintain professional relationships and communicate with clarity, courtesy, and tact with patrons, staff, students, faculty, and others required. 
  • Ability to identify and solve problems required. 
  • Good organizational skills and strong attention to detail required. 
  • Strong oral and written communication skills required. 
  • Ability to manage time and multiple tasks in a fast-paced environment required. 
  • Reliably able to work independently during evenings/weekends as the sole supervisor in a large academic library required. 
  • Strong knowledge of computer applications such as MS Office, email, and Internet required. 
  • Ability to quickly learn and master unique and complex software required. 
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English required. 
  • Ability to push/pull loaded book trucks required. 
  • Knowledge of integrated library systems preferred. 

To Apply:

To apply for this position submit your profile and required materials to https://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu. Resumes sent via mail, fax, or email will not be considered. 

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with disability. 

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer. 

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process may contact Human Resources by calling 773-834-1841 or by emailing

Requisition Number: 103284 
Division / Dept. / Unit: Collections and Access / Access Services / 
Regenstein Circulation 
Reports to: Head of Regenstein Circulation 
Work Schedule: 21 hours per week; Sunday, 5:30 p.m.- 12:00 a.m.; Friday, 
3:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m.; and Saturday, 3:00 p.m.- 11:00 p.m. 

Hunter Collection Cataloging Intern - Pritzker Military Museum & Library

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 9:11am

The Pritzker Military Museum & Library is hiring a Hunter Collection Cataloging Intern for Fall 2017. This is a paid, part-time position (20-25 hours per week) that begins between August 21, 2017 and September 11, 2017 depending on scheduling.

Under the guidance of a mentor, the Hunter Collection Interns will be organizing, cataloging, and possibly scanning posters, photographs, artifacts, and other special collection materials from the World War I Hunter Collection. This work will be done at the Museum & Library's remote facility off the Brown Line in the North Center Neighborhood of Chicago, IL.

This position requires some experience or familiarly with MARC 21, RDA, and cataloging into the OCLC database. Candidates who do not meet this requirement will not be considered.

Hunter Cataloging Intern essential position qualifications:

  • Master's degree level course work in Library Science or Public History
  • Experience or familiarity with Cataloging in the OCLC database
  • Experience or familiarity with MARC 21 and RDA
  • Experience or familiarity with Archival work
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Computer orientation skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Ability to work in teams and independently
  • Research skills
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills

Hunter Cataloging Intern assigned responsibilities and duties:

  • Rehouse Special Collection materials
  • Organizing and Inventory Special Collection materials
  • Collect metadata per library cataloging standards
  • Create catalog records both in OCLC and in local ILS
  • Use large and medium format scanner to digitize Special Collection materials
  • Add digitized image and metadata to CONTENTdm

To apply please send a cover letter and resume to . Please indicate the internships to which you are applying in the body of your email. Applications will be accepted until the positions are filled.

SFX Systems Committee Meeting

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 3:23pm

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