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User Services Librarian

Position Deleted on 5/23/2012. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Palatine, IL
  • Admin - Libraries
  • Faculty - Science - Library and Information Science
Full Time
Job Description: Full-time tenure track User Services librarian to coordinate the Circulation, Reserves, Interlibrary Loan and Outreach services areas.

Duties of Position: Directly manages one professional staff and indirectly manages thirteen classified staff plus student assistants; works to improve awareness of the Library's services and to enhance user's experiences through event coordination and outreach activities; provides reference service, library instruction, contributes to collection development, and represents the Harper College Library in local and regional library forums; demonstrated commitment to public service, strong leadership skills, an understanding of integrated library systems and new technologies.

The successful candidate will demonstrate: familiarity with library technologies as well as library resources in all formats; the ability to plan, implement and assess projects; work cooperatively with and provide service-oriented instruction to faculty and students of diverse backgrounds and learning styles; strong written and oral communication skills and the ability to work independently and in teams.

Education Requirements: A Master's degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.

Experience Requirements: At least one year of supervisory experience required. Supervisory experience in a library setting preferred. Seeking candidates who have had multicultural experience and can demonstrate a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism.

Special Requirements: A file is not complete until the following materials are submitted directly to the online application:

* Cover letter
* CV/Resume (Does not substitute for completed application)
* Copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts from Regionally accredited institutions
** A one page single-spaced statement of your teaching philosophy. In your teaching philosophy, please include how you approach classroom management, how you assess students, and how you use instructional technology.
** Attach this statement under "Contribution Statement/Teaching Philosophy" **

Please attach all documents directly to your application. If you have difficulty attaching documents, you may send documents via email to or hard-copy to the HR/Recruitment Office , Harper College, 1200 W. Algonquin Road, Palatine, IL 60067 ***

Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before January 30, 2012.

* Official transcripts required upon hire.
* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.

Employment Sponsorship is not available

All applicants must apply online; please visit jobs.harpercollege or use the direct posting link in the 'Application Information' section below.
Harper College is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer that encourages applications from women, minority group members, and persons with disabilities.
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