[Asis-l] Position Announcement: Assistant University Librarian for Information Technology & Clinical Assistant Professor

Ellen Starkman estarkma at uic.edu
Mon Apr 9 12:36:07 EDT 2007


Assistant University Librarian for Information Technology & Clinical 
Assistant Professor

The University Library of the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) 
invites applications and
nominations for the position of Assistant University Librarian for 
Information Technology.
The Assistant University Librarian (AUL) will ensure robust systems support 
for established
services, for nascent institutional repository and library publishing 
activities, and for new
services appropriate to a library serving an academic research university 
with a comprehensive
health sciences center. The successful candidate will have the opportunity 
to fill several vacant
positions and to reorganize, lead, and coordinate the work of the staff of 
the Library Systems
Department. The AUL will serve as a vital link with institutional partners 
such as the Academic
Computing and Communications Center (ACCC), and with colleagues in the 
Committee on
Institutional Cooperation (CIC) and the Consortium of Academic and Research 
Libraries in
Illinois (CARLI).

The AUL for Information Technology reports directly to the University 
Librarian, and is a
member of the senior management team. The successful candidate will have 
the ability to
perceive IT trends, envision library applications, and communicate this 
vision to senior
management and to library staff at all levels. The AUL must have management 
skills that will
support and advance the strengths of Systems Department staff. Priorities 
will be driven by the
Library's strategic intent to provide seamless access to as much of its 
collection as legally
possible. The Library will supply interactive instruction and customized 
client-based services as
it provides digital content and knowledge management for the campus.

The UIC Library is an integral partner in support of education, research, 
and clinical practice at
UIC and its regional health sciences programs in northern and central 
Illinois. The faculty of the
UIC Library is known for its excellence in research, innovation, and 
professional leadership.

Library Systems has a history of collaborative innovation with product 
vendors early in their
development cycles to help shape products that meet user and staff needs. 
The Library looks to
employ a combination of established IT products, new products with a 
promising future, and its
own creativity to take advantage of systems-related opportunities 
identified in its recent strategic
plan. Library Systems also secures and supports public and staff 
workstations, maintains
printing services, manages servers and supports Web applications, and 
answers questions from
users and staff.

UIC is a leading urban public research university, providing an unusually 
diverse student
population with access to world-class academic study. It offers an exciting 
work environment
near the center of one of the country's great cities. Its Great Cities 
initiative fosters outreach to
local communities. A new capital campaign is expected to include several 
goals specific to the
Library that will include systems components.

Responsibilities within the Library:
- Provide leadership, direction, and innovative long-range planning in 
support of library
information technology and digital preservation.
-  Participate in administration and policy development on a library-wide 

Responsibilities outside the Library:
- Establish and maintain strong relationships with the ACCC.
- Participate in campus-wide discussions of knowledge management and data 
- Represent the library through participation in local, regional, and 
national cooperative,
outreach, and professional activities.

Qualifications required:
- Advanced degree in library science or a related field.
- Evidence of success as a manager, leader, and mentor in a library systems 
- Strong commitment to communication and public services.
- Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of the trends and issues in 
academic libraries and
the information technologies that support them.
- Demonstrated history of professional innovation.
- Professional commitment to librarianship and evidence of ability to meet 
university standards
in clinical research, publication, and professional service.

Qualifications desired:
- Information technology experience in an academic or research library.

Salary is $100,000 minimum; salary will be competitive and commensurate 
with experience and
education; twelve month appointment with 24 days vacation; 12 days 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 (8% of salary is withheld and is 
tax exempt until
withdrawal); no Social Security coverage but Medicare payment required; 
physical examination at
University Health Service is required upon appointment.

Position to be filled by September 1, 2007. For fullest consideration, 
apply by June 1, 2007
with cover letter, supporting resume and names and addresses of at least 
three references to:

Annie Marie Ford
Director of Library Human Resources
University Library, M/C 234
University of Illinois at Chicago
Box 8198
Chicago, Illinois 60680-8198
E-mail: lib-hr at uic.edu
Fax: 312.413.0424


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