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(via Gwen Gregory, IACRL President)

Employer/Library: University of Illinois at Chicago

Library Type: Academic

County: Cook

Job Title: Instructor and Undergraduate Experience Librarian

FT/PT: Full Time

Salary: $51,333 minimum

Position Description

The UIC Library seeks an enterprising, forward-thinking, and service-oriented librarian to enrich the student experience and provide new opportunities for the Library to engage with the undergraduate community and to participate in the reference and instruction programs. This is a non?tenure track faculty position in the Research Services & Resources (RSR) Department in the Richard J. Daley Library.

Working collaboratively with library faculty and staff and other campus partners, the Undergraduate Experience Librarian will initiate, coordinate, and assess services focused on engaging and supporting undergraduates. This position provides opportunities for innovation, exploration, and professional growth in creating scalable information literacy programming, outreach activities, and assessment efforts for the improvement of the undergraduate experience.

The Department

Research Services & Resources (RSR) is responsible for providing excellent reference and instruction service and building distinguished collections in a user-centered environment. The Undergraduate Experience Librarian reports to the RSR Librarian. The department consists of 8.8 FTE faculty members, two Undergraduate Experience Librarians, two civil service staff, and a number of graduate student employees.


Lead library outreach efforts for a diverse and multicultural undergraduate community in collaboration with library staff and relevant campus partners invested in student success, with emphasis on key transitions from high school, community college, and university transfers to UIC.Participate in providing research assistance and information services in person, by appointment and virtually through e?mail and instant messaging.Train and supervise Graduate Hourly reference assistants.Design and present library instruction in the classroom as part of the course-integrated instruction program, with emphasis on first-year programs.Integrate elements focused on undergraduate student retention, progression, and graduation rates into other library services and develop methods to measure and assess Library impact in these areas.Contribute to and participate in the overall mission of the library.May serve as a liaison to an assigned disciplinary area with collection development responsibilities.

Minimum Qualifications

Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited library school program. Degree must be completed before the start of the appointment. Evidence of strong interest in and understanding of emerging trends in library engagement with undergraduate student success. Outstanding customer service skills devoted to improving the user experience. Demonstrated ability to foster teamwork and collaborate effectively with colleagues, staff, and users at all levels and from diverse backgrounds.Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

Strongly Preferred Qualifications

Professional reference/instruction experience in an academic library serving diverse patrons. Student supervisory experience.

Additional Desirable Qualifications

Understanding of information technology and the opportunities it presents to enhance user service. Ability to work a schedule including evening and weekend hours.


Salary is dependent upon qualifications and experience. The minimum salary for a full-time twelve-month appointment is $51,333. Benefits for a twelve month appointment include 24 days of vacation, 12 annual sick leave with additional disability benefits, 11 paid holidays; paid 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; no Social Security coverage but Medicare payment 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.

Please apply with cover letter, supporting resume, and name and address of at least three references. The close date is Tuesday, June 14, 2016.

All applicants must submit an online application through jobs.uic.edu. To apply, click here.

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Opening for Adjunct Faculty Librarian at College of DuPage

(via Ellen Sutton, Dean of Learning Resources at the College of DuPage)

College of DuPage Library is seeking a part-time librarian to provide reference service, information literacy instruction and support of electronic resources for at least 20 hours per week and up to 26 hours per week. This is a term to term appointment assigned primarily to weekday, daytime hours, although evening and weekend hours may be required. The current hourly rate for part-time library faculty starts at $36.46.


ALA-accredited MLS. Excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills. Up-to-date computing skills in a Microsoft environment required. Experience or aptitude and interest in electronic resource management. Recent MLS or recent reference experience in an academic or public library. Preferred: Professional reference experience in an academic library; web production skills; familiarity with Microsoft Access reports. Excellent professional references required. Position open immediately.

For more information, contact Dean Sutton at suttone@cod.edu or visit the College of DuPage website.

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(via Margaret Chambers, CARLI-mchamber@uillinois.edu)

This is a reminder about the Friday, March 31, closing date for applications for Senior Director for CARLI, to replace Susan Singleton upon her retirement in July 2016. I encourage you to take a look at the posting, consider it yourself, and forward to colleagues who you think would be good candidates.

The new Senior Director of CARLI will have the opportunity to help the CARLI Board of Directors develop a new strategic plan, will guide the implementation of a new LMS for the 87 libraries in I-Share, and will be able to lead change at an important time in the long history of academic library collaboration in Illinois.

Application information and details are available here or from the University of Illinois job board.

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CARLI Seeking Senior Director

(via Margaret Chambers, CARLI-mchamber@uillinois.edu)

The search has begun for a Senior Director for CARLI, to replace Susan Singleton upon her retirement in July 2016. On behalf of the search committee, I encourage you to take a look at the posting, consider it yourself, and forward to colleagues who you think would be good candidates. The closing date for applications is March 31, 2016.

The new Senior Director of CARLI will have the opportunity to help the CARLI Board of Directors develop a new strategic plan, will guide the implementation of a new LMS for the 87 libraries in I-Share, and will be able to lead change at an important time in the long history of academic library collaboration in Illinois.

Application information and details are available here or from the University of Illinois job board.

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(via Terry Taylor, Associate University Librarian for Teaching, Learning, and Research Services at DePaul University-TTAYLOR@depaul.edu)

The DePaul University Library is recruiting for a Data Services & Government Information Services Librarian. The successful candidate will join a library that has recently become one of the first FDLP  digital depositories, as well as one that has made a commitment to supporting DePaul’s rapidly-expanding programs in Data Science.

Both data services and government information services are areas of strategic interest and potential growth at DePaul, and this will be an extraordinary opportunity for a librarian with expertise and initiative to make a mark on the service program in our library, and to work with campus and community partners to show how the library contributes to the strategic goals of the institution.

If you have a passion for data sources and services, as well as for exploring the intersections of information literacy and data literacy, and if you are interested in joining a vibrant and collaborative library community in the City of Chicago, I hope you will visit DePaul HR to learn more about the position and to submit an application.

*select “External Applicants”, and then choose “Data Services & Government Info Librarian” (Position No. 1815)

This position is available immediately and will remain open until filled.

About DePaul University:

Founded in 1898 by the Congregation of the Mission (also known as the Vincentians), DePaul University is the largest Catholic university in the United States and currently enrolls almost 24,000 students in 10 schools and colleges offering 300 undergraduate and graduate programs and concentrations. One of the largest private, not-for-profit universities in the nation, DePaul’s faculty teach across multiple campuses in Chicago and its suburbs. DePaul University has been recognized in national publications for its diversity, service-learning programs, and sustainability efforts, and is the home to nationally recognized academic programs in the College of Business, the College of Computing and Digital Media, and The Theatre School. U.S. News & World Report recently ranked DePaul as one of the country’s most innovative schools.

About the DePaul University Library:

The DePaul University Library is comprised of the John T. Richardson Library, the Loop Library, and library service programs delivered to DePaul’s suburban campuses. The DePaul University Library is a partner in a number of campus programs, including the first-year experience (Chicago Quarter), the Teaching Commons, and the Graduate Certificate in the Digital Humanities. In 2013, a major renovation of the Richardson Library facilitated the launch of the Richardson Library Information Commons, a technology-enhanced space including individual, group, and collaborative work spaces, Learning Commons and Scholar’s Lab. The DePaul University Library is housed in the Division of Teaching and Learning Resources, which includes the DePaul Art Museum and Faculty Instructional Technology Services, and is an active member of local, regional, and national consortia, including CARLI, Chicago Collections, the Center for Research Libraries, the Library Publishing Coalition, the Coalition for Networked Information, and the Catholic Research Resources Alliance. In 2015, DePaul joined the Federal Depository Library Program as one of its first digital depository members and contributed to the design and launch of Explore Chicago Collections, which has been described as “a game-changing collaboration between libraries, universities, & museums”.

For more information about the DePaul University Library, go here.

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(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library)

Clinical Informationist (Job ID No. 27668), Galter Health Sciences Library–Northwestern Medicine, Feinberg School of Medicine Northwestern University Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute Northwestern University, Chicago

This position is a non-tenure eligible appointment at the rank of Librarian Faculty.


Galter Health Sciences Library at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine seeks a friendly and outgoing individual to join our clinical informationist service and make innovative contributions toward ensuring the highest standards of clinical education and patient care at Northwestern Medicine. The Clinical Informationist will support activities by Galter Health Sciences Library across Northwestern Medicine to serve the needs of the Feinberg School of Medicine’s clinical staff including residents, faculty, attending physicians, and students.

Early-career librarians are especially encouraged to apply.

For more information about the position, and for details on applying, go here.


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Opening for Public Services Librarian at Monmouth College

(via Richard J. Sayre, Library Director at Monmouth College-rsayre@monmouthcollege.edu)

Hewes Library is seeking an energetic and creative person to coordinate our library’s instruction program, e-resources and reference services. Responsibilities include:

  1. INFORMATION LITERACY AND INSTRUCTION: act as Coordinator of the Hewes Library Information Literacy program, perform outreach to faculty members, develop lesson plans and program structure, schedule all instructional sessions, collaborate and train with other teaching librarians, assess programs and sessions on a continual basis.
  2. ELECTRONIC RESOURCES: Evaluate databases performance and usefulness, based on observation and statistical reports, assisting the director in choosing databases for annual subscription purposes, handle trial subscriptions of databases, gather usage statistics from various administrative modules, coordinate electronic product renewals and contracts, act as liaison to library consortia for electronic products. Act as Discovery System Administrator.
  3. WEBSITE MANAGEMENT: responsible for maintaining, updating, and general overall upkeep of the website which operates on Springshare’s LibGuides system, act as System Administrator for the software, train library staff members on software as needed, gather usage statistics and prepare reports for the director upon request, continually evaluate and update as needed; maintain and update other library web services as needed.
  4. REFERENCE SERVICES: serve at the Reference Desk approximately 18 hours/week, reference scheduling for all librarians, serves as an alternate when scheduling conflicts arise, distribute popular class assignment information to all Reference staff, manage the reference activity statistics, and prepares them for use by the director upon request.
  5. COLLECTION DEVELOPMENT: manage assigned budgets within given limits for print and media additions to the collections, select titles for purchase, submit orders to Acquisitions Manager, routinely weed print collections, oversee the library’s popular reading collections.
  6. PUBLIC RELATIONS: develop content for the library’s blog, maintain the library’s social media presence, publicize library’s collections to campus, coordinate library display cases and exhibits and special events.

The successful candidate must be committed to the liberal arts and work collaboratively with faculty, staff and students to ensure excellent friendly service to library users. Qualifications: ALA-accredited MLS required, plus the ability to communicate and work effectively with all members of the college community; minimum 1-3 years of professional experience in an academic library and experience with an integrated library system and website management preferred.

The Public Services Librarian reports directly to the Director of Hewes Library which includes a staff of 7.1 FTE staff (3.5 FTE professional librarians). This is a full-time administrative staff position with some evening and weekend reference hours. Competitive salary and liberal benefit package including health and retirement plans and tuition benefits for eligible dependents.

Hewes Library serves a student body of 1,100 undergraduates and 106 FTE faculty. The library has a general collection that exceeds 150,000 volumes and 100,000 government documents, as well as access to over 100 online databases. Established in 1860, the federal depository is the oldest continuous depository in Illinois. Hewes Library is a governing member of the Consortium of Academic & Research Libraries of Illinois (CARLI), a full participant in the ISHARE Resource Sharing Catalog with 85 other academic libraries in Illinois, and a voting member of the Center for Research Libraries (CRL).

Full consideration given to applications received by Friday, April 1. Review of applications begins April 1 and will continue until the position is filled. Position will be available beginning July 1, 2016. Send letter of application, resume and three reference letters to the Academic Affairs Office, Monmouth College, 700 E. Broadway, Monmouth, IL 61642. E-mail address: academicaffairs@monmouthcollege.edu.

Monmouth College, an Equal Opportunity Employer, is committed to diversity and encourages applications from women and minority candidates. The College’s EOE/Nondiscrimination Statement is available here.

To apply, go to the Monmouth College Employment Website.

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(via Lynette Fields, SIU Edwardsville)

Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, Library and Information Services, invites applications from dynamic, proactive, and service-oriented candidates for the position of Metadata Librarian. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic, innovative, collegial, user-focused librarian who will provide leadership in metadata creation. As a member of the Library faculty, this position participates in library governance activities, provides expertise regarding innovations and trends relating to metadata, contributes to creative and scholarly research, and participates in campus-wide committees.

Reporting to the Director of Technical Services, the successful applicant works in collaboration with appropriate colleagues in the creation of digital collections and digital exhibits, including supplying metadata. Also performs original and complex adaptive cataloging of print and non-print materials according to national standards. Supervises maintenance of metadata for digital resources and related holdings input into OCLC and Voyager, develops comprehensive bibliographic descriptions, assigns subject headings and classification numbers according to Library of Congress practice.

For qualifications, application instructions and additional information, visit our website. Review of applications will begin on March 15, 2016, and continue until position is filled.

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(via Ramune Kubilius, Galter Health Sciences Library)

Galter Health Sciences Library seeks an innovative and energetic librarian to provide original and complex cataloging for materials. Working collaboratively, this full time non-tenure faculty librarian position will manage the operations of cataloging, oversee maintenance of records for electronic/print materials, and ensure prompt access to newly acquired resources and timely resolution of access issues. The Metadata Librarian will collaborate with library colleagues to ensure the provision of access to materials held in the library’s print, digital and special collections, and repositories, by performing original and copy cataloging using descriptive standards, and utilizing a variety of encoding standards.

To be considered for this position, applicants must submit via email a cover letter and a resume or curriculum vitae to Margarita Chung at m-chung4@northwestern.edu. Please reference the job title and job opening ID in the email.

To access the full job posting and to apply for the job, click here.

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Opening for Medical Librarian at Genesis Health System (Davenport)

Purpose: Create, promote, and maintain a learning environment by providing library services and access to high quality knowledge-based information resources.

Report To: Director

Supervisory Responsibility: Advanced Direction: The job requires some accountability for scheduling, assigning, or coordinating work. The employee will check the quality of work, provide guidance, instruction, training, and direction to others. The job requires some formal or official supervisory responsibility. The individual serves as a group leader and acts in an assistant supervisory or lead role. In addition, the employee is expected to provide information or suggestions on human resources matters.

Materials Responsibility: Moderate: Work requires moderate responsibility for material resources. Examples of resources could include operating budgets for a work unit or department, specialized equipment, costly or unusual materials or supplies, large amounts of cash or other material assets. The employee has a moderate amount of control over these resources. The cost of errors might result in moderate damage, waste or financial loss. The difficulty, variety and depth of problems associated with these material resources is moderately complex.

Key Relationship: Co-workers/Health System Employees, General Public/Visitors/Volunteers, Physicians/Medical Office Staff, Students/Interns/Residents/Outside Instructors, Patients, Families, and Significant Others.


Education: Masters or graduate degree or equivalent experience

Field Of Study: Medical Librarianship

Special Training: Knowledge of Medline, OVID, MDConsult and other database search programs

Training Preferred: Administering inter-library loans experience

Licensure/Registration: N/A

Experience: More than 1 year experience required.

Interpersonal Skills: Interaction is with a variety of people inside or outside the organization. Communications are of moderate difficulty and sensitivity. Contact with others may involve detailed & lengthy dialogues & exchanges of information. Requires a moderate amount of interpersonal skills. Interactions involve dealing with moderately complicated problem situations or stressful encounters.

To see the full position description, and to apply, click here.

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