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CARLI News January 30, 2018

Tuesday, January 30, 2018 - 1:44pm

Register for the Copyright Q & A Webinar

There is still time to register for the March copyright webinar! 
 
Copyright Q&A with Sara Benson, Copyright Librarian
March 6, 10:00 am–12:00 pm

Sara Benson is an Assistant Professor and the Copyright Librarian at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library. She has a JD, a Masters of Law, and an MLIS and looks forward to conversing with CARLI members about copyright. You can find her podcast (titled ©hat or ″copyright chat″) on the University of Illinois library site  or on iTunes.
 
Please register no later than Friday, March 2, 2018. There is a section on the registration page that allows you to ask your copyright question in advance. 
 
if you have any questions.

E-Resources Products Interest Survey

CARLI, in conjunction with the Commercial Products Committee, launched an interest survey to assess interest in the following products:

  • Statista
  • Bloomsbury Digital Resources
  • Kanopy
  • Films on Demand
  • DocuSeek2
  • Naxos Music Library
  • IBISWorld 

The survey will be available through February 2nd.

Institutional Repository Survey

CARLI has charged an Institutional Repositories Investigative Task Force to explore whether CARLI should operate an institutional repository (IR) on behalf of its member institutions. CARLI defines an IR as a set of services and technologies for the local management and dissemination of digital materials created by member institutions and their communities. 

This survey represents a first step toward gauging the interest CARLI members may have in a consortia-wide IR solution. We encourage all CARLI members to complete the survey even if your institution does not currently use or plan to use an institutional repository so that we have an accurate representation of the entire consortium.
 
We ask that each institution submit no more than one response to this survey. We estimate that filling out this survey will take approximately fifteen minutes after you have gathered the information needed. You will need access to the following information to respond to our questions:

  • General information about your IR if you have one (URL, platform, number of files and size of repository in GB, types of content stored in the IR)
  • If you don’t have an IR, information about how much content (number of files and size in GB) you presently have awaiting deposit
  • Your institution′s position on whether a consortial IR would provide a benefit to you
  • Your institutional priorities with regard to the features and services a consortial IR should contain 

Please respond to this survey no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, February 2.

Annual Online Library System Certification

The annual online certification process began January 2, 2018. Certification is required of all library system members (including all CARLI libraries) in order to qualify for continuing system services and grants programs from the Illinois State Library. The window for certification will close March 31, 2018.

Certification can be completed online.

Libraries are also required to complete the ILL ILLINET Traffic Survey before completing certification. The ILL ILLINET Traffic Survey can be completed any time prior to the certification deadline, March 31. I-Share libraries should consult the statistics section of the CARLI web site to complete your Illinet survey. 

More information about certification is available at the State Library′s Annual Library Certification Web page. The page includes a link to the data and questions included in the certification form, a link to the online certification portal (accessible from January 2–March 31), an FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions)a pre-recorded webinar that reviews the annual certification process, and a document outlining Library Data Entry Guidelines to use in completing the certification form. 

ILDS Needs Your Feedback

CARLI wants to hear from you regarding the performance of ILDS, so we have created a brief survey. Your feedback is key to the success of the ILDS program. To provide your input, please take a few moments to complete the survey. The survey will remain open until the end of the day on February 16, 2018.

Register Now for Millikin University′s Open House

The CARLI Public Services Committee is pleased to sponsor an Open House at Millikin University′s new University Commons on Thursday, March 15, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
 
Featured presentations will showcase Staley Library service areas, the New Technologies Studio, and the library′s instruction program. After lunch, there will be a presentation from campus stakeholders on planning and the use of the new facility and a presentation from other CARLI members that have considered new service models for their libraries.
 
Registration is now open.
 
If you have any questions, please

FY18 Collaborative Collection Development

The CARLI Collection Management Committee (CMC) is pursuing ways that CARLI members can work together to enhance the statewide collection. All members are encouraged to participate in the following projects as they are able.

Open Access eBooks Survey 

The CMC is exploring the availability of Open Access eBooks and their corresponding cataloging records.

What Open Access eBooks would member libraries like to see available to all libraries using I-Share and eventually through OCLC Collection Manager to all CARLI members?

Even if your institution does not currently select or add Open Access eBooks to your local catalog, all CARLI members are encouraged to complete the survey so there is an accurate representation of the entire consortium.

Thank you for completing this survey to help the committee understand current practices and interest in this topic within the CARLI membership.

Purchasing Consortial eBooks

The CARLI Collection Management Committee encourages all CARLI Governing members to purchase at least two eBooks to expand and update the shared consortial eBook collection that was first purchased for the 2014 CARLI eBook Pilot Project and expanded in 2017 following last year′s CMC encouragement to ″buy two″.

All Governing members will have perpetual access to the titles purchased by libraries through this contract, as well as to the 3,890 titles already purchased by CARLI through the pilot project and by members following the last CMC request.

For the terms of the contract, interested libraries should .

CARLI and the CMC learned from the 2017 project, that not all eBook titles are available for consortial purchase. With that in mind, the CMC has updated the procedures to purchase an eBook for the consortium.

To order an eBook for CARLI, please review the list of titles that the Collection Management Committee has determined are available for consortial purchase via Proquest. This Google spreadsheet has three tabs: No Copies in I-Share (~3,100 titles), No Print Copies in I-Share (~4,300 titles), and the complete list of titles available with I-Share inventory counts. Each tab includes the Proquest Document ID, Title, Author, Imprint, Publisher, Publication Date, Proquest Subject, Language, Price, Anticipated Consortial Price, and I-Share Inventory Counts for your information.

Once you have identified titles you would like to purchase, please complete the form on Survey Monkey. Following the receipt of your order, CARLI staff will confirm the consortial Non-Linear price (your final price) with you before placing the order. CARLI will then send your library an invoice for the titles that you confirm for purchase.
 
Orders must be requested via SurveyMonkey by May 10, 2018 to be processed and invoiced this fiscal year (prior to June 30, 2018). 
 
The following publishers are still participating in this contract: Bloomsbury Academic; CABI; Diplomica; Edinburgh University Press; Guilford Publications, Inc.; Indiana University Press; Jessica Kingsley Publishers; John Benjamins Publishing Company; McFarland Publishers; McGraw-Hill International UK; Morgan & Claypool Publishers; Princeton University Press; Sage Publications; SAGE Publications, Inc.; University of California Press; University of North Carolina Press; Wiley (2 year embargo on purchases), and Zed Books, Ltd.
 
If you have questions about this program, please contact us at .

Education (Curriculum Materials, K-12) 

CARLI member libraries are invited to participate in the ongoing education collaborative collection development project. Via conversations with educators, the committee has collected K-12 curriculum titles being used throughout Illinois. The title list was refined to exclude titles already held by I-Share libraries, leaving unique items.

To participate, please add your institution′s name to the Google Sheet next to the title/set your library will purchase. We ask that all participating libraries allow Universal Borrowing (UB) or InterLibrary Loan to CARLI members of titles selected as a part of this project. 

Last year six CARLI member libraries participated and purchased $32,643 in curriculum sets ranging in price from $175 to $6,000 per set. This greatly increases CARLI member institutions′ access to materials being used throughout classrooms in Illinois. 

Please contact  or if you have any questions or feedback.

One-Time Purchases

CARLI member libraries are invited to participate in the One-Time Purchases collaborative project.
 
The project′s goal is to have every CARLI library purchase two or more unique print titles which are not owned by CARLI and/or I-Share Libraries at least six months after their publication date. We believe that after six months most titles that would have been purchased will have been added to OCLC and I-Share.  Please purchase titles between February and June 2018.
 
The focus of this project is not to have participants purchase titles of low or limited value. Due to budget issues, we suspect that member libraries have not been able to buy all the print books they wanted. These are the titles we hope member libraries will commit to purchasing for the project. If every member purchases a few that are not held in our consortium, our joint collection will be richer.
 
Last year CARLI libraries purchased 164 titles for the project. We hope to have more participants this year! With everyone working together, we can provide more materials to our libraries′ users.

Please record your purchases here.

FY17 purchases can be found here.
 
Please contact Deb Blecic or  if you have any questions.

Save the Date: Preservation Open House

The CARLI Preservation Committee is pleased to sponsor Open Houses at the University of Chicago Library and the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago on Friday, April 20, 2018. 

If you have any questions, please

Registration will be available soon.

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

In-Person Workshops from the Open Textbook Network Trainers

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

Locations:

April 23: Governors State University
April 24: Loyola University Chicago, Water Tower Campus
April 26: Heartland Community College

The three sessions will have the same content, so those interested should only register for one workshop.

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.

Due to expected high interest in these workshops, registration is limited to 2 people per CARLI member library. A waitlist will be established.
 
Registration will open on February 1 at noon. If registration is not full on March 15, registration will be opened to those on the waitlist. Registration will close for all workshops on April 8.

CARLI plans to stream the program on April 24 for those not able to attend in person. The program will NOT be recorded. You do need to register for this option.

Webinar for Campus Faculty: March 6, 2018

The CARLI OER Task Force is working with LOUIS: The Louisiana Library Network to present a webinar for teaching faculty during Open Education Week. The webinar will be on March 6 from 11 a.m. – Noon. The webinar will be a panel of faculty members from diverse institutions who have used open materials in their classes. CARLI will share more information about this program soon so members may push this program out to their faculty for Open Education Week

Basics and Best Practices for Promoting OER on Campus Webinar Recording Available

Members of the OER Task Force presented on the ‶Basics and Best Practices for Promoting OER on Campus″. A recording of the January 17, 2018 webinar is now available as are the slides for the program.

View the recorded webinar to learn:

  • Terms to know
  • What OER is & what OER is not
  • Where to start, including skills to learn and ideas to champion
  • Data
    • Higher education costs in Illinois
    • CARLI 2017 OER Survey
  • CARLI member initiatives
  • CARLI′s membership in the Open Textbook Network

CARLI OER Web Site 

The members of the OER Task Force have created a web site on open educational resources. Beyond a list of members′ OER web sites and links to available OERs, the site includes information for members to learn about the topic and includes readings, presentations, and webinars. The task force included resources that they felt were helpful when starting a local program as well as organizations and social media links to keep up-to-date on the topic.

Thanks to all that provided information to help create the web site following the call for suggestions in the last newsletter.

CARLI 2017 OER Survey 

Last fall, the task force asked members to complete a survey on their local OER activities. The complete report from the survey is available. Thanks to all who took the time to respond to the survey.

The report includes:

  • A summary of the survey results
  • Full results of OER Survey including responses to the open-ended survey questions
  • An appendix with the survey questions

The survey includes data for the entire consortium and breaks down results by type of institution.

CARLI OER Email List

CARLI has established an email list for CARLI members to discuss and learn more about Open Educational Resources. The Open Textbook Network encourages consortia to establish a local email list to support the community of people that are working with open educational resources. Any person from a CARLI institution may subscribe to the email list.

Training Resources

At the 2017 Open Textbook Network Summit, resources were shared for engaging faculty in the conversation to use open course materials including training materials. If you are interested in these resources before the April OTN sessions, please

Preservation Tip: Communicating the Value of Preservation – Disaster Response

Jen Hunt Johnson, Special Collections Conservator, University of Notre Dame (former member of the CARLI Preservation Committee)

When it comes to disaster response, it’s easy to make excuses to put off planning.

It’s complicated …
It’s expensive…
A disaster has never, and will never happen here
… until it does.

We all talk about the need for disaster planning and preparedness for our collections, but what can these steps really do in the event of a disaster? How can you communicate the value of disaster response to gain support for your efforts? 

Some of the basic strategies to mitigate risk in a disaster include:

  • Evaluating the level of risk to your collection
  • Establishing partnerships with regional service providers
  • Developing a disaster plan
  • Training staff to use it 

Focus your communication efforts to emphasize the return on investment each of these steps can bring. 

Continue reading the full article.

View this and other articles written by Preservation Committee members on the topic Communicating the Value of Preservation.

Other Library News

Elevate Illinois Library Leadership Program

Elevate is a statewide library initiative to recruit and nurture future Illinois library leaders. The program is a joint project of Illinois Heartland Library System, the Illinois Library Association, the Illinois State Library, and Reaching Across Illinois Library System. 

Effective leaders play to their strengths. This one-day program is for library staff who want to understand the fundamentals of strengths-based leadership, including gaining insights into their own strengths. Participants will identify a leadership project that they hope to take on in their own library or with the community they serve and receive advice from a mentor as well as from fellow participants. Together, this program will allow participants to learn what their strengths are and how they can apply those strengths to leadership in a real-world project.

Illinois libraries of all sizes and types make a big impact on their unique communities and Elevate should represent this diversity. Future leaders from all types of libraries (academic, public, school, and special) and all parts of Illinois are encouraged to apply. Applicants are not required to hold any specific positions in their library, but should have an interest in developing as a leader. An MLIS is not required. 

The registration fee for the program is $75 per participant. This fee covers materials and meals. Participants will be responsible for their own travel expenses. Participants will have a few hours of mandatory pre-work prior to the one-day workshop in order to best utilize our time together. 

Applications are due Friday, February 23. Notifications on status of applications will be sent by March 9. Please register on the ILA web site.

OCLC Survey

The OCLC Global Council is comprised of delegates from around the world who work on behalf of OCLC members to reflect the needs of member institutions. Each year delegates gather feedback from members around a central theme. This year, that theme is resource sharing. As part of this effort OCLC is seeking feedback on the resource sharing issues, challenges, and successes that you see in your library, consortium, and region.

Please take a short (5 to 10 minute) survey to share your feedback. Your unique perspectives will help to inform the Global Council as well as OCLC Management and product specialists.

ACRL Seeks Your Comments

The Guidelines for Media Resources in Academic Libraries Draft Revision is now available for public commentary. The call for comments will also appear in the print and online February issues of College & Research Libraries News.

Feedback is due by Friday, March 2nd.

Upcoming CARLI Events and Meetings

Forums, Workshops and Training

February 1                  Using rightstatements.org for Digital Collections Webinar
February 7                  New I-Share Libraries: Voyager Circulation Client Training
February 8                  New I-Share Libraries: Searching & Requesting via VuFind & UB Training

March 6                      Copyright Q & A Webinar
March 15                    Public Services Open House at Millikin
March 19                    Train the Trainer: Ideas & Tips to Help Faculty Teach Information Literacy

Meetings

February 7                    Technical Services Committee
February 12                   Preservation Committee
February 12                   Instruction Committee
February 12                   Public Services Committee
February 14                   SFX Systems Committee
February 14                   Created Content Committee
February 14                   Commercial Products Committee
February 14                   Institutional Repository Investigative Task Force
February 20                   Open Educational Resources Task Force
February 21                   Resource Sharing Committee
February 22                   Collection Management Committee
February 28                   Executive Committee Conference Call

March 7                         Technical Services Committee
March 12                       Preservation Committee Meeting
March 12                       Instruction Committee Meeting
March 12                       Public Services Committee Meeting
March 14                       SFX Systems Committee Meeting
March 14                       Created Content Committee Meeting
March 14                       Commercial Products Committee Meeting
March 20                        Collection Management Committee Meeting
March 20                        Open Educational Resources Task Force
March 21                        Resource Sharing Committee Meeting

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

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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.

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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