Visiting Instructor & Academic Resident Librarian-UIC



Brief Program Description:
The University Library, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) seeks
candidates for its Academic Resident Librarian Program to serve
one-year post-graduate appointments with the possibility of renewal
for a second year. A goal of the residency program is to increase
diversity within 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

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
-Digital 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 masters 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 qualifications:

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 Universitys research, teaching, and Great Cities

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/Appointment Terms:

Salary and rank dependent upon qualifications and experience.
Currently, visiting faculty appointments in UIC Library begin at
$42,000 for a twelve month appointment with 24 days 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.

For fullest consideration apply by June 8, 2012, 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

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