ACADEMIC RESIDENT LIBRARIAN PROGRAM
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 in one of the specialized areas described below and to develop 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.
Candidates should indicate their interest or experience in one or more of the following specialized areas:
? Data curation in support of university-wide data management and preservation initiatives. The resident will assist with incorporating support for data management into library services, assist faculty with the development of data management plans for grant applications and general data stewardship, investigate the current data practices of researchers, and develop and offer data management workshops for liaison librarians and the campus.
? Health sciences librarianship. The resident will support the information services department of the Library of the Health Sciences. Activities include teaching PubMed and other database workshops (both online and face-to-face), creating online instructional support through Libguides and online tutorials, serving at the reference desk, providing IM chat services, and supporting curriculum integrated instruction. Other areas of involvement will include evidence-based medicine, health information literacy, outreach initiatives, and collection management using principles developed by the principal bibliographer.
? Cataloging and metadata creation and management for special collections materials. The resident will focus on access to books, manuscripts, archives, and/or maps in the Special Collections Department by providing description and other metadata. This may include cataloging through OCLC as well as other means. The resident will develop workflows to facilitate access and will work with other staff members to implement them. He/she will also investigate and use various tools to enhance discoverability and promote use of these materials.
Recent completion of a master’s degree program in library and information science from an ALA accredited program (graduation date Spring 2012 or later). Knowledge of and interest in academic libraries The ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with library staff as well as faculty, students, and other library users.
Strong communication and presentation skills; ability to work well in a collaborative team-based environment.
? Data curation: Education emphasis in data curation/data management; experience in data management planning and data curation including format migration, preservation, use and reuse.
? Health sciences librarianship: Training in health sciences librarianship or databases; experience in a health sciences library or environment.
? Cataloging and metadata creation and management: Training or experience in cataloging library materials; working with rare books, manuscripts, archives, and/or maps; or working with library metadata in multiple formats including XML-based standards.
Salary and rank are dependent upon qualifications and experience. Currently, visiting faculty appointments in UIC Library begin at $43,000 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 October 25th, 2013 with a letter addressing your interest in one or more of the specialized areas, supporting resume, and name and address of at least three references.
All applicants must submit an online application through jobs.uic.edu. To apply, click on the following link: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=36366
About UIC’s Commitment to Diversity
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.
The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
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