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Assistant Professor & Reference and Liaison Librarian (Liaison to Area Studies; Anthropology; Criminology, Law and Justice; History; Political Science) - University of Illinois at Chicago

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 3:21pm

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 RSR Librarian, the Reference and Liaison Librarian will be the Library’s primary point of contact with approximately 100 faculty members and all students in eight 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.

UIC librarians have faculty status and are expected to conduct and publish research and be active in professional organizations.

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)

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program
  • Two years of professional academic library experience
  • Collections development experience
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to work with diverse users
  • Demonstrated ability and commitment to working cooperatively and collaboratively with diverse groups and individuals
  • Ability to vigorously promote Library services and resources
  • Ability to work effectively in a changing information environment
  • Evidence of good judgment, self-motivation, and customer service orientation
  • Ability to meet university standards for research, publication and professional service commensurate with tenure

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Advanced degree in a social science discipline

SALARY/CONTRACT:

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 26, 2017 with cover letter, supporting resume, and name and address of at least three references. The position close date is November 10, 2017.

All applicants must submit an online application.

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

Dean of Libraries - Northeastern Illinois University

Friday, September 29, 2017 - 3:12pm

Northeastern Illinois University invites applications and nominations for the position of Dean of Libraries. The Dean reports to the Provost; is responsible for all Library curricular, budgetary, and personnel matters; and provides leadership/vision in fulfilling the Library and University missions and goals.

About Northeastern Illinois University

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.

About the Ronald Williams Library

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 roughly 700,000 volumes of print materials. In addition, over 500,000 other educational resources such as electronic books and journals, audio recordings, microfilms, documents, and DVDs, are housed in the Library. The Library subscribes to nearly 200 databases which provide access to the full text of approximately 50,000 unique full-text journals. The Library operates a Library Resource Center at the El Centro Campus and a full service branch at the Carruthers Center for Inner City Studies. The Library is a member of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI).

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

Education

  • Masters in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution
  • Second master’s degree 

Experience:

  • 5 years of experience as a unit head or higher
  • Demonstrated knowledge of both public and technical services processes and systems
  • Demonstrated experience designing and implementing successful, creative, and responsive annual and multi-year strategic planning initiatives in a changing environment
  • Demonstrated fiscal and physical planning and management of a library
  • Demonstrated participation in local, regional, and national library organizations
  • Demonstrated record of excellence in librarianship, research/creative activities, and service to qualify for tenure and appointment to the rank of Associate Professor

Ability to:

  • Work effectively in a multicultural, diverse, and complex university environment with staff, faculty, and administrators
  • Recruit, supervise, and retain both Library faculty and Library support staff 
  • Serve as the Library’s key advocate and champion to internal and external constituencies 

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Current issues and trends in academic librarianship and in higher education
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, oral, and written communication skills

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS

Experience:

  • Experience in fundraising and/or grant writing for library or nonprofit organizations

Ability to:

  • Analyze complex problems, devise innovative solutions, and perceive the implications and potential consequences of various situations
  • Engage in a participative management style
  • Foster professional growth for Library faculty and staff

Knowledge and Skills:

  • How to work effectively in a collectively bargained environment
  • Issues and operations of a public institution of higher education

SALARY AND BENEFITS

Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience. Excellent benefits package including health, dental and vision, and participation in the State Universities Retirement System.

TO APPLY

Review of applications begins immediately and continues until the position is filled.

In order to be considered for this position, you must .

  • A letter of interest addressing your qualifications for this position
  • A current resume
  • A statement regarding your demonstrated record of excellence in librarianship, research/creative activities, and service to qualify for tenure and appointment to the rank of Associate Professor
  • Contact information for three (3) current professional references
  • Copies of unofficial transcripts are accepted; however, official transcripts will be required of candidates selected for on-campus interviews

This position requires a background check

In order to be considered for employment by Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU) you must also :

  • Employment Application
  • Affirmative Action Form
  • Statement of Annuitant Status

In addition to the links provided above for the Employment Application (fillable), Affirmative Action Form and Statement of Annuitant Status, you can also obtain these forms at the NEIU Office of Human Resources, Bernard Office Building (B0B), 5555 N. Bernard Street, Chicago, IL 60625, Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

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. Northeastern Illinois University's positions are contingent upon the University's receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation

CARLI News September 28, 2017

Thursday, September 28, 2017 - 11:46am

Register Now for the CARLI Annual Meeting and Directors′ Meeting

Registration is open for the 2017 CARLI Annual Meeting to be held Friday, November 17 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, November 9 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 16. This room block is only available until October 16. 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 CARLI17 when making your reservation.

Mary Burkee Retires from CARLI

CARLI Senior Program Coordinator for E-resources, Mary Burkee, will retire from CARLI on September 29. Mary is retiring after many years of service to the library community as a part of CARLI, ILCSO, and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. We wish her many years of happy, healthy retirement.

Calendar Year 2018 Selection System

CARLI staff are hard at work with our calendar year vendors and are planning to open the CY18 selection system on October 9th. As in the past, pricing and renewal commitments for our three journal bundles with Sage, Springer and Wiley, will be managed directly with the libraries outside of the selection system and CARLI staff will add these commitments to the system after it closes on or about November 1st.  

Our current agreement with AAAS for the Science titles is ending and we are in negotiations on a new agreement. We will provide updates on those negotiations as they progress. 

As a result of the Springer-Nature renewal, significant changes are taking place with our agreements for the Springer and Nature content. Current subscribers will receive a message next week with more information about those changes.   

Try-It! Illinois

The Illinois State Library has recently announced the Try-It! Illinois database trial program will return on October 1 and run through November 30. To obtain your login and password, visit Try-It! Illinois. You can see a list of the products available for trial through Try-It! Illinois that are included in CARLI license agreements here.

Gale has created a trial site and you can link to it from the product list on the Try-It! Illinois site. Of the Gale products available for trial, CARLI currently offers the following titles: Academic OneFile, Gale Interactive: Chemistry, Gale Interactive: Human Anatomy, and Gale Researcher. If you are interested in adding any of these products to your CARLI subscriptions, please send a note to .

Last Copy Program

The CARLI Last Copy Program has accepted last copies of monographs for several years now with over 2100 submissions during FY17. In response to questions about expanding the program, CARLI is asking members if they would be willing to accept non-print last copy materials into their collections. 
 
If you have questions or are willing to accept non-print materials as last copies, please send a message to .  
 
Reviewing submissions does not mean that your institution must accept an item. Your institution may identify the types of materials that it would be willing to review and retain as the last copy for the consortium.  
 
Possible formats:

  • VHS Tape
  • Beta Tape
  • Videodisc
  • DVD
  • Blu-Ray
  • Microfilm
  • Microfiche
  • Microcard
  • LPs (musical or spoken word)
  • Cassette Tape (musical or spoken word)
  • Compact Discs
  • 8-Track
  • Other – please identify 

Please review the requirements for institutions that accept an item as a Last Copy and contact us if you are interested in participating. 

Open Textbook Network and Open Educational Resources at CARLI: An Update

CARLI officially joined the Open Textbook Network (OTN) in June 2017. To support participation in the OTN, the CARLI Board of Directors has approved a charge for an Open Educational Resources Task Force (OERTF).  

The task force is comprised of System Leaders (attendees of the Open Textbook Network Summer Institute) and staff from CARLI members already using OERs.

The members of the task force are:

  • Anne Shelley, Chair, Illinois State University
  • Annette Alvarado, Loyola University Chicago
  • Anne Chernaik, College of Lake County
  • Chris Diaz, Northwestern University
  • Kathy Ladell, Northern Illinois University
  • Elizabeth Nelson, McHenry County College
  • Susan Shultz, DePaul University
  • Janet Swatscheno, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Linda Zellmer, Western Illinois University

In addition to supporting CARLI′s participation in the Open Textbook Network, the task force will encourage cooperation and collaboration on open education resources, and will identify and develop materials about OERs for libraries′ use with their institutions. This work will include the planning and delivery of statewide training about OERs, the creation of an ″Open Illinois″ CARLI initiative, and the development of web resources related to Open Educational Resources.

The ″Open Illinois″ concept is intended to unite action and thought around OERs in CARLI and to keep discussion focused around the topic of OERs broadly. So far, in addition to the membership in the OTN, the OERTF has sketched out the need for:

  • A CARLI Open Illinois website
  • Training for CARLI library staff members
  • Conversation and education

The OERTF members are developing local institutional training so that they will be able to provide quality training opportunities for CARLI library staff members, sharing resources and processes that have worked in their local environment. They are planning to have resources available to the membership by early 2018. In-person, train-the-trainer workshops from the Open Textbook Network will be available the week of April 23, 2018. CARLI will be sharing more about this training soon.

CARLI staff and task force members will be presenting a program at the Illinois Library Association′s Annual Conference on October 11 with the intent of increasing awareness and gaining feedback about needs and expectations.

If your organization has open educational resources that you would like to contribute to the Open Illinois website (currently under development), please send those to Elizabeth Clarage via

Watch this newsletter for future updates!

Open Educational Resources: Member Survey

The OER Task Force is seeking information from staff at CARLI member libraries about what your institutions are currently doing regarding the use of open educational resources for teaching and learning. We encourage all CARLI members to complete the survey, even if your institution does not currently use or plan to use open educational resources so that we have an accurate representation of the entire consortium. Please share this survey with others within your library as multiple responses per institution are welcome. 

CARLI plans to share information gathered with its members including at the CARLI Update during the Illinois Library Association Annual Conference.
 
If you have any questions, please contact .

Recent Additions to CARLI Digital Collections

These three collections were all recently published in CARLI Digital Collections: 

  • Allen Aryault Green Photograph Collection (Knox College). A collection of black and white photographs from the late 1890s to about 1910 created as contact prints from glass plate negatives. Many of the photographs illustrated books Green wrote. Green took pictures of neighbors, friends and family, goings-on in the city of Galesburg, and landscapes in the now vanished coal mining town of Etherley, Illinois.
  • Nicolas de Finiels Manuscript (Southern Illinois University Edwardsville). This collection contains the French language manuscript of Nicolas de Finiels, who wrote An Account of Upper Louisiana describing Louisiana and Mississippi River Valley culture in the 1790s. Also included is a full translation of the manuscript by Carl J. Ekberg and William E. Foley.
  • Richard J. Daley Era Photographs (University of Illinois at Chicago). The Richard J. Daley Era Photographs collection contains approximately 13,000 photographs that depict the life and career of Mayor Daley, including images of his family as well as local, national, and international political associates and contemporaries.

Visit CARLI Digital Collections for more information.

 Learn more about becoming part of CARLI Digital Collections and using CONTENTdm.

CARLI’s ProQuest Ebooks (formerly EBL Titles): On-Campus Access

With the change to the new ProQuest Ebook Central platform in June 2017, CARLI member libraries can now provide anonymous and guest access for on campus users. While browsing material within the collection, those on campus do not need to log in. 

If you would like to set this up for your institution, please  and provide your campus IPs.

ILDS Holiday Closure Survey

It is time once again to collect the dates that your location will be closed for the upcoming holiday season. Please complete the survey no later than October 5 so that there is ample time for us to share this information with the delivery vendor.
 
If you have any questions or concerns regarding ILDS, please send an email .

Preservation Tip: Communicating the Value of Preservation

Melanie Schoenborn, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

If you′ve followed along for the past three years, the CARLI Preservation Committee′s motto could be considered ″Slow and steady wins the Preservation Race″! In response to the results from the 2015 CARLI Preservation Survey, the Preservation Committee has focused its resources on the explicit needs of CARLI members with annual projects about Audiovisual Preservation, and Disaster Planning. This year, the Committee will focus our efforts on Communicating the Value of Preservation.

Starting in October, members of the Preservation Committee will be sharing preservation articles on communication, training and/or funding for the following topics: environmental monitoring, disaster preparedness, library staff, student workers, users, facilities personnel, library administrators, other institutions, finances for preservation, and the CARLI Last Copy Program. These individual articles will be added to the Communicating the Value of Preservation page throughout the year as a single point of reference.

Other Library News

WIU Librarian Wins Distinguished Service Award

Western Illinois University Associate Professor of Libraries Linda Zellmer has been chosen as the 2017 recipient of the Mary B. Ansari Distinguished Service Award from the Geoscience Information Society (GSIS). 

The award recognizes significant contributions to the field of geoscience information, and will be presented at the GSIS luncheon during the organization's annual meeting in Seattle, WA in October.  

Zellmer has been the government information and data services librarian at WIU since 2008, and she serves as the Libraries' liaison to several science departments on campus.

Upcoming CARLI Events and Meetings

Important Dates 

November 17           CARLI Governing Directors Meeting, I-Hotel Conference Center, Champaign
November 17           CARLI Annual Meeting, I-Hotel Conference Center, Champaign
November 23-24      CARLI Office Closed for Thanksgiving

Forums, Workshops and Training

October 5                 New I-Share Libraries: MFHD Workshop Part 1
October 6                 New I-Share Libraries: MFHD Workshop Part 2
October 17               Demystifying the Process: Getting Your Article Published, Directors Webinar Series

November 1             Directors Webinar Series: Current Copyright Issues
November 2             New I-Share Libraries: Data Review Training

Meetings

October 2                  Public Services Committee
October 4                  Technical Services Committee
October 9                  Instruction Committee
October 11                Commercial Products Committee
October 11                Created Content Committee
October 16                Preservation Committee
October 18                Resource Sharing Committee
October 20                SFX Systems Committee
October 31                Collection Management Committee

November 1              Technical Services Committee
November 8              SFX Systems Committee
November 8              Created Content Committee
November 8              Commercial Products Committee
November 13            Preservation Committee
November 13            Instruction Committee
November 15            Resource Sharing Committee
November 27            CARLI Executive Committee 
November 30            Collection Management Committee

Consult the CARLI calendar for the most current list of meeting times and locations.

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Adjunct Librarian (Cataloging) - Harper College

Wednesday, September 27, 2017 - 3:36pm

Harper College is accepting applications for an Adjunct Librarian in Cataloging to perform the following duties:

  • Perform original and copy cataloging, including authority work, in all formats
  • Perform LC classification
  • Act as a resource person for cataloging staff
  • Catalog archival materials
  • May work some hours assisting patrons with library research and other information needs at the Reference desk
  • Perform other duties, as assigned

Educational requirements:

  • American Library Association (ALA) accredited Master's degree in Library Science

Experience: 

  • Candidates must have experience in technical services. Public Services experience preferred. A minimum of two years original cataloging experience; working knowledge and understanding of AACR2, RDA, LC classification, LCSH, MARC21 and OCLC.

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. 

Schedule Information: 3 days per week, 5-6 hours per day

Hours Per Week: 15 hours per week (fewer hours during the summer semester); 42 weeks per year

For further information and to apply, please visit the Harper College jobs page.

CARLI Preservation Committee 2017-18 Annual Project: Communicating the Value of Preservation

Monday, September 25, 2017 - 3:20pm

Melanie Schoenborn, Southern Illinois University Edwardsville

If you’ve followed along for the past three years, the CARLI Preservation Committee’s motto could be considered ″Slow and steady wins the Preservation Race″! In response to the results from the 2015 CARLI Preservation Survey, the Preservation Committee has focused its resources on the explicit needs of CARLI members with annual projects about Audiovisual Preservation and Disaster Planning. This year, the Committee will focus our efforts on Communicating the Value of Preservation.

Starting in October, members of the Preservation Committee will be sharing preservation articles on communication, training and/or funding for the following topics: environmental monitoring, disaster preparedness, library staff, student workers, users, facilities personnel, library administrators, other institutions, finances for preservation, and the CARLI Last Copy Program. These individual articles will be added to the following webpage throughout the year as a single point of reference.

Senior Cataloging & Metadata Assistant -- School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 3:26pm

The John M. Flaxman Library of the School of the Art Institute of Chicago seeks a Senior Cataloging & Metadata Assistant to assist in our Digital Services efforts. Will be responsible for metadata production and data entry in multiple systems. Assists with metadata creation and data maintenance for multiple projects. This is a full-time, 30-hrs a week, hourly position.

Requires:

Bachelor’s degree; familiarity with cataloging, metadata, and related standards and practices; familiarity with library and archival processes for handling materials; proficiency with standard office hardware and software; attention to detail; ability to learn new systems rapidly; and ability to work productively as part of a team or independently.

Preferred:

Experience working in library technical services; hands-on experience with OCLC, Voyager, and CONTENTdm software; knowledge of MARC, AACR2, LCSH, and LC classification system; knowledge of Dublin Core and digital library standards; and background in the visual arts, design, or architecture.

To Apply:

Complete an online application. The Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access employer.

Current Copyright Issues: Directors' Webinar Series

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 3:02pm

This webinar will address current copyright issues and trends.

Presented by Carrie Russell, American Library Association, Office for Information Technology Policy, Director, Program on Public Access to Information. Carrie has worked for OITP since 1999, first as Copyright Specialist where she developed copyright education programs for librarians and analyzed the expansion of copyright law in the digital environment and its impact on public policy. As Director of the Program on Public Access to Information, her portfolio also includes international copyright, accessibility, and e-books.

This webinar is geared toward those at the Director level, with CARLI Library Deans and Directors as the intended audience. This event will be recorded.

Registration: To register, please click on the "Register" tab above. Deadline for registering is Monday, October 30, 2017.

Connect to the webinar

Select the radio button "Enter as a guest" and enter your name.

Computer setup

If you’d like to make sure your computer is set up to be able to run Adobe Connect before the webinar, review this guide for checking your computer’s settings:

Audio for the webinar will be via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) only. All attendees will be able to ask questions of the presenters via a chat function within the software. The most important part of the audio set up wizard is to ensure you can hear the audio. Attendee microphones will not be used for this webinar.

Please contact the CARLI Office at support@carli.illinois.edu if you have any questions about this webinar.

Demystifying the Process: Getting Your Article Published, Directors' Webinar Series

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:30pm

Are you thinking about submitting an article for publication? Trying to decide which journal to submit to? Unclear how the process of editorial and peer review will work? Pondering whether you want to prioritize publishing open access? Get answers to these questions and more!

Presented by Lisa Janicke Hinchliffe, Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Lisa is currently the editor of Library Trends and the eContent Column in EDUCAUSE Magazine as well as serving on a variety of editorial boards and review panels.

This webinar is geared toward those at the Director level, with CARLI Library Deans and Directors as the intended audience. This event will be recorded.

Registration: To register, please click on the "Register" tab above. Deadline for registering is Friday, October 13, 2017.

Connect to the webinar

Select the radio button "Enter as a guest" and enter your name.

Computer setup

If you’d like to make sure your computer is set up to be able to run Adobe Connect before the webinar, review this guide for checking your computer’s settings:

Audio for the webinar will be via Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP) only. All attendees will be able to ask questions of the presenters via a chat function within the software. The most important part of the audio set up wizard is to ensure you can hear the audio. Attendee microphones will not be used for this webinar.

Please contact the CARLI Office at  if you have any questions about this webinar.

Open Textbook Network Train-the-Trainers Workshop

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:04pm

Location: Heartland Community College

More information to come.

Open Textbook Network Train-the-Trainers Workshop

Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:02pm

Location: Loyola University Chicago, Water Tower Campus

More information to come.

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