Visiting Social Sciences Librarian - Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library 1009268
University of Illinois - Urbana-Champaign
Location: Urbana, Illinois
Internal Number: 4199130
Visiting Social Sciences Librarian
Visiting Assistant Professor, University Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Position Available: This position is available as soon as possible and may be eligible for a hybrid work schedule. For more information, consult the Library's Guidelines and Workflows. This is a three-year, 100%, twelve-month, visiting faculty appointment, with the potential to become permanent.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Statement: The University Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign values diversity of thought, perspective, experience, and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, and equality, and we strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment in the Library and throughout the campus community, and we encourage candidates who share these values to apply. Additional information can be found on the Library's DEIA webpage: https://www.library.illinois.edu/geninfo/deia/ .
Position Description: The Visiting Social Sciences Librarian with responsibilities for Economics and Labor & Employment Relations (LER) manages all aspects of library services to support the teaching, research, and public engagement activities of the faculty, staff, and students of the Department of Economics and the School of Labor & Employment Relations. The Librarian also provides support for other social sciences library services as needs arise. The Librarian provides instruction and research consultation services and engages in collection development and management for economics and labor and employment relations. In addition, the Visiting Social Sciences Librarian provides graduate assistant training and collaborates in unit and Library-wide projects.
Responsibilities: Reporting to the Head of the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL), the Visiting Social Sciences Librarian will provide subject expertise for the interdisciplinary fields of Economics and Labor & Employment Relations (LER), focusing on the learning, research, and collection needs of the students and faculty of the School of Labor & Employment Relations and the Department of Economics.
Specific duties include:
Serves as liaison and subject specialist with collection development responsibilities in the fields of economics, industrial relations, labor studies, and human resource management in the Department of Economics and the School of Labor & Employment Relations (LER);
Serves as liaison between the University Libraries and the Department of Economics, LER, and related departments, institutes, centers, and programs on campus;
Develops and maintains library web sites and related digital resources for Economics and Labor & Employment Relations;
Actively participates in activities at economics and LER programs, such as new student orientation;
Provides in-person and virtual reference services in economics, labor, and related fields;
Contributes to Library-wide information and research support services and collection development;
Participates in the provision of reference services through scheduled reference desk hours in the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library as part of the reference team;
Coordinates Library instruction to students, staff and faculty in Economics and LER;
Provides research consultations and multi-modal reference services for these programs, in research areas that span methodologies from the social sciences and humanities, and for both on campus and distance students;
Contributes to library-wide committee work and administrative responsibilities at the Divisional and Library levels;
For tenure system appointments, contributes to the national and international reputation of the University Library through professional research, service and collaboration with appropriate colleagues and organizations.
ALA-accredited Master's degree in Library and/or Information Science or equivalent;
Demonstrated knowledge or understanding of all aspects of supporting the research process;
Strong analytical and problem-solving skills;
Excellent oral and written communication skills;
Demonstrated ability to manage multiple tasks and to work collaboratively and effectively in a team environment;
Demonstrated awareness of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility best practices.
Demonstrated commitment to excellence in teaching, research, and professional service;
Experience in an online learning environment;
Experience in the delivery of reference services in all formats in an academic setting;
Familiarity with the scholarly literature and data sources in economics, labor, human resources development, or employment;
Familiarity with the scholarly literature in other social science disciplines.
Environment: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library is a leader in the delivery of user services, and active programs in information, instructional, access, and scholarly services that help the Library to maintain its place at the intellectual heart of the campus. The Library also holds one of the preeminent research collections in the world, encompassing more than 13 million volumes and a total of more than 23 million items. The Library is committed to maintaining the strongest collections and service programs possible, and to engaging in research, development, and scholarly practice - all of which support the University's missions of teaching, research, and public engagement. The Library employs approximately 90 faculty members, and more than 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more information, see: http://www.library.illinois.edu/.
The Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library (SSHEL) provides consistent, high quality research and instructional services to faculty, staff, and students in the College of Applied Health Sciences; College of Education; School of Social Work; School of Information Sciences; School of Labor & Employment Relations; and the Departments of American Indian Studies, Anthropology, Asian American Studies, Economics, Gender & Women's Studies, Geography and Geographic Information Science, Political Science, Psychology, and Sociology. SSHEL develops and maintains subject-specific and special collections in a variety of formats to support the present and future information needs of these programs and related departments. Using an array of technologies and resources, SSHEL serves as a gateway to information for researchers on campus and at a distance. In conjunction with the mission of the University and Library policies, SSHEL extends its collections and services to individuals in the State of Illinois and beyond.
Salary and Rank: Minimum starting salary for visiting faculty positions in the library is $55,000 and is commensurate with credentials and experience. The University of Illinois Library is committed to competitive salaries and attending to equity in compensation within the organization.
Terms of Appointment: Twelve-month appointment; 24 annual vacation days; 11 annual paid holidays; 12 annual sick-leave days (cumulative), plus an additional 13 sick-leave days (non-cumulative) available, if needed, each year; health insurance requiring a small co-payment is provided to employee (with the option to purchase coverage for spouse and dependents); required participation in State Universities Retirement System (SURS) (8% of annual salary is withheld and is refundable upon termination), with several options for participation in additional retirement plans; newly-hired employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction.
Campus and Community: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 2,765 faculty members who serve more than 33,000 undergraduates and 15,000 graduate and professional students. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu.
The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 126,638 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 125 miles west of Indianapolis, and 180 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: https://illinois.edu or https://www.champaigncounty.org.
Application Procedures & Deadline Information:
Apply for this position using the Apply Now button at the top or bottom of this posting. To ensure full consideration, all required application materials must be received by 6:00pm (CST) on June 9, 2023. Please create your candidate profile, upload a cover letter, your curriculum vitae, and the names and email addresses of four professional references by the close date. Applications not submitted through https://jobs.illinois.edu will not be considered.
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