Reference Librarian
Charleston, IL

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Reference Librarian

Eastern Illinois University,
Charleston, Illinois

Salary: Not Specified

Status: Full-time

Posted: 02/08/13


Reference Librarian

Eastern Illinois University

Booth Library

Position Available: Eastern Illinois University’s Booth Library is seeking a Reference Librarian for a 12-month, tenure-track position.

Responsibilities: Booth Library in Charleston, Illinois, is seeking a librarian to provide quality public service with specific responsibilities in reference and library instruction. Additional duties may include one or more of the following: collection development and liaison for selected science disciplines or business, library exhibit management, or outreach. Position may include supervision of others and may require night and weekend hours.

Qualifications: Qualified candidates must possess demonstrated planning and organizational skills, a public service orientation, and strong communication skills. Candidates must possess an ALA-accredited MLS; second master’s preferred and required for assistant professor rank and for tenure.

Starting Date: Proposed starting date is June 1, 2013.

The Library: Booth Library is located in the heart of the Eastern Illinois University’s campus and contains over a million volumes and over 500,000 microforms. A comprehensive program of Library Services is offered to students, faculty and citizens of Illinois. Visit our website for the most current status of services and collections and a wealth of electronic publications.

The University Community Eastern Illinois University places priority on teaching excellence for a quality student body in a residential setting. Approximately 10,400 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. Eastern offers faculty a wide range of research and public service activities. The University is located in east central Illinois and combines the benefits of a community of 20,000 with access to several large cities, including Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.

Applications: Review of applications begins March 1, 2013, and continues until campus interviews are scheduled. Email application in a single PDF file to Dr. Allen Lanham, Dean of Library Services, in care of . Your file must contain a letter of application, current resume, and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and email addresses of three professional references.

Terms of Appointment and Salary: This is a tenure-track, 12-month faculty position. Candidates must possess a Master in Library Services from an American Library Association-accredited program; a completed second master is preferred for appointment and required for assistant professor rank and for tenure. Promotion and tenure requirements are defined by a collective bargaining agreement, and include evaluation in the areas of teaching/primary duties, research and creative activity, and service. The minimum salary for appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor is $58,404.

EEO/AA: Eastern Illinois University is an equal opportunity/equal access/affirmative action employer committed to achieving a diverse community.