Clinical Assistant Professor and Resource Management Librarian - University of Illinois Chicago

Post date: May 10, 2022

Clinical Assistant Professor and Resource Management Librarian

The University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) invites applications from innovative and service-oriented librarians to fill a faculty appointment as Clinical Assistant Professor and Resource Management Librarian.

Job Summary

The Access Services Resource Management Librarian is responsible for coordinating resource sharing, maintenance, and related services for the Daley Library, directly supervising library staff, and helping to design, implement, and monitor Access Services projects, innovations, and assessments to enrich operations and user services.

Responsibilities include oversight of all aspects of interlibrary loan and i-Share, course reserve, collection maintenance, and assistance with building operations. This position is responsible for coordinating with various Library departments and consortial borrowing partners to ensure seamless building and materials access and operations.

The Resource Management Librarian reports to the Head Librarian, Access Services Department at the Daley Library in Chicago.

This clinical track appointment includes the expectation that the faculty member will be actively engaged in the profession through research and service related to professional and scholarly interests. This may include contributions toward publications or presentations, and committee work at various levels. Expectations are further outlined in the norms for clinical appointments. Support for scholarship and professional development including funding, research leave, and mentoring are provided to help candidates be successful. (See https://library.uic.edu/about/employment.)

About UIC

UIC is among the nation’s preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie R1/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 33,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges and the only public law school in Chicago.

About the Daley Access Services department

Access Services is a key public face of the Daley Library and often the first point of contact for patrons. Pre-pandemic annual gate counts have been close to 1.9 million visitors. The staff provide a welcoming interface that connects patrons with materials and services, ensures a safe and secure place for students to learn individually or in groups and assists library facilities by reporting building issues. The Resource Sharing unit encompasses Interlibrary Loan and consortial lending and borrowing across the state through I-Share and Find More Illinois. Other units in the department include Course Reserve and Media, Circulation, and Collection Maintenance.

Duties

· Oversee Daley Library resource sharing operations (interlibrary loan, consortial borrowing and lending, course reserve, and media).

· Provide direct and indirect supervision to department staff and student employees, including hiring, development, and evaluation.

· Serve as representative to consortial partners (i.e. Greater Western Library Alliance) and participate in forward-thinking initiatives

· Act as a liaison to other campus and library departments on collection issues and resource sharing needs.

· Analyze and act on library usage trends, design workflows, and help to maintain internal controls and documentation for systems such as Alma, Primo, ILLiad, Rapid, Occam’s Reader, BScan, UPS Worldship

· Serve as backup to the Head of Access Services to ensure continuity of department and Daley Library facility operations, including providing service to patrons, scheduling and monitoring collection and patron safety and security

· Provide supervision for collection maintenance (stacks management and preservation), and collaborate on stacks projects, including working with a controlled digital lending environment

· Contribute to emergency preparedness efforts and implementation of emergency plans during weather related closures and other emergent situations

  • Perform special projects and other related duties as assigned

Required Qualifications

· Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited program by the start of employment

· Supervisory experience and/or evidence of the ability to be an effective team leader who fosters an inclusive, efficient, and collegial workplace

· Demonstrated commitment to fostering an environment of diversity, equity, and inclusion

Preferred Qualifications

· Experience with collection maintenance, consortial borrowing, and/or interlibrary loan

Candidates who feel they do not meet the preferred qualifications are still strongly encouraged to apply. Preferred qualifications can sometimes miss the elements that would most strengthen our team. The University Library values a diversity of skills.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

· Proficiency with library user computer hardware and software management

· Evidence of good judgment and organizational skills

· Excellent written communication and interpersonal skills

· Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment

· Demonstrated ability to meet University standards in professional service

Schedule

The Resource Management Librarian will occasionally need to work evenings or weekends. The incumbent will need to have the flexibility to occasionally adjust their schedule due to staff absences and when the library hours change during extended study hours, intercessions, and weather conditions.

Salary/Rank/Contract:

Salaries are commensurate with qualifications and experience; the minimum salary for a full-time twelve-month appointment at the rank of Clinical Assistant Professor is $50,000; 24 days of vacation; 12 days annual sick leave with additional disability benefits; 11 paid holidays; 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 Illinois State Universities Retirement System compulsory (8% of salary is withheld and is tax exempt until withdrawal); 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.

For fullest consideration, apply by May 20, 2022, with C.V, cover letter, and brief statement regarding your experience or involvement with diversity, equity, and inclusion training or initiatives in your work, education, or other settings. Please also include name and contact information for at least three professional references. The position close date is June 3, 2022.

All applicants must submit an online application through https://jobs.uic.edu/. To apply, click on the following link: https://jobs.uic.edu/job-board/job-details?jobID=164267

The University of Illinois conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer of employment. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in

receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We do not discriminate on the basis of

sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected

Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit https://www.hr.uillinois.edu/cms/One.aspx?portalId=4292&pageId=1411899