Sunday, September 27, 2009

University Housing/Residential Life Librarian

Position Filled
Department of Residential Life, University Housing Our staff makes our halls a home.
We, the staff of the Department of Residential Life, have a vision for our work, "Learning, Growing, Mattering: for every person, on every floor, in every community."

We are seeking an individual who can help provide leadership and resources for students residing in University Housing in creating and fostering communities that strive toward this vision. This includes supporting the academic mission of the university by developing environments conducive to student learning and academic success, respecting, appreciating, and advocating for the diversity of our student population, fostering collaboration with the University Library, and supporting the holistic development of all our students.

The eight Residence Hall Libraries were established to meet the informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs of our students. The Residence Hall Library collection consists of 28,000 book titles, a large collection of DVDs, compact discs, and popular magazines including an extensive diversity and social identity collection. The Librarian coordinates the administration and supervision of all libraries and library staff in the University Housing Library system. He or she serves as an information specialist within University Housing and Residential Life. The Librarian supervises two full time secretaries, 2 graduate assistants, 2 graduate supervisors, and 55 students.

Minimum requirements for this position include a Master of Library Science (MLS) or Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited school or it's degree equivalent and a minimum of three years full time experience in a library environment, including administrative experience and experience managing multiple priorities while coordinating a diverse set of functions is required of all applicants.

Experiential Preference will be given to candidates who possess:
  • student affairs experience
  • strong supervision experience
  • demonstrated ability to copy catalog
  • demonstrated ability to collaborate across multiple library environment
  • knowledge of copyright law
  • knowledge of integrated library system, in particular, Voyager
  • strong desire to work with first and second year students
  • significant work with undergraduate students
  • understanding of and experience with implementing student-centered learning technologies
  • the capacity to analyze and organize new information

The successful candidate will have strengths in many if not all of the above areas.

Position Specifications

The position is a full-time, 12-month academic professional appointment. University benefits include cumulative sick leave; group health, including options for same-sex domestic partners, vision, dental and life insurance with options for dependents; full tuition and partial fee waiver for two units per semester (approximately 2 courses) with approval of supervisor after the first semester of employment; state retirement, twenty-four vacation days and regular university holidays and other benefits for academic professionals. Salary is commensurate with experience. Starting date will be December 1, 2009 or as soon as possible after that date.

Application & Search Timeline

To receive full consideration, applications should be received by October 16, 2009. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and screening interviews will take place via the phone as applications are received. Campus finalists will be invited in late October 2009. We hope to fill the vacancy by November 1, 2009 with a start date of December 1, 2009, negotiable (no later than January 11, 2010)

Application Process

For full consideration, create your candidate profile at and upload a letter of application, a resume, and the names, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references by close date of October 16, 2009. This position is a security sensitive position. Academic credentials will be required at a later date. Individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Melinda DelRossi, Housing Human Resources 217-244-2977 or

Candidate Website / Additional Information

We encourage all applicants to learn more about the Department, Housing, the University of Illinois and the Urbana-Champaign community by visiting our candidate website:

Information about our Residence Hall Libraries can be found at:

Student Affairs/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Filled

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