Friday, May 18, 2012

Academic Resident Librarian

Academic Resident Librarian Program, 2012–2013 Brief Program Description: The University Library, University of Illinois–Chicago (UIC), seeks candidates for its academic resident librarian program to serve 1-year postgraduate appointments with the possibility of renewal for a second year. A goal of the residency program is to increase diversity in the challenging and rewarding profession of academic librarianship, particularly among individuals traditionally underrepresented in the academy. Residents will work closely with library faculty to develop skills and an understanding of academic librarianship as a whole through the introduction to the different functional areas of the library, opportunities to participate on library committees and task forces, and exposure to professional associations. Priority Areas: Two or more resident positions will be available. Candidates with interests in one or more of the following areas are especially encouraged to apply: Technical services, with an emphasis on development and assessment of library discovery tools such as WorldCat Local and Summon; outreach, with an emphasis on initiatives to rural and underserved users (based at the UIC Library of the Health Sciences, Rockford, IL); reference and instruction, with an emphasis on instructional technology design and the development of multimedia learning objects; e-science, with an emphasis on data curation in support of university-wide data management and preservation initiatives; d igital preservation, with an emphasis on preservation architectures, standards, and workflows; digital image collections, with an emphasis on mapping using GIS technologies. Minimum Qualifications: Recent completion of a master’s degree program in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program (graduation date spring 2011 or later). Knowledge of, and interest in academic libraries; and the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with library staff as well as faculty, students, and other library users. Preferred: Demonstrated interest in one of the priority areas mentioned above. UIC has a strong commitment to serve its highly diverse community. As such, UIC especially welcomes applications from women, underrepresented minority group members, persons with disabilities, members of sexual minority groups and others whose background, education, experience and academic interests would enrich the diversity of the University’s research, teaching, and Great Cities’ mission. All qualified applicants will receive equal consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, pregnancy, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, physical or mental disability, or covered veteran status. Salary: Salaries are competitive and based on education and experience; entry level visiting faculty appointments begin at $42,000. The full position description may be viewed at: For fullest consideration apply by 6/08/12, with a letter addressing your interest in one or more of the Priority Areas, supporting resume, and name and address of at least three references . All applicants must submit an online application through To apply, click on the following link: The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employee. (036)