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Assistant/Associate Professor, Education Librarian

Position Deleted on 2/14/2013. This position is no longer an active posting on HigherEdJobs.
Normal, IL
Faculty - Science - Library and Information Science
Application Due:
Full Time

Education Librarian: Illinois State University's Milner Library seeks a tenure-track Education Librarian. This position is responsible for planning, implementing, overseeing, and evaluating collections in the areas of education and psychology. Serves as library liaison to the departments of Educational Administration and Foundations, Special Education, and Psychology, which offer curricular programs ranging from undergraduate through doctoral. Provides proactive support for research and scholarly communication to students and faculty. Participates in general and specialized reference and research services, as well as providing in-depth consultation with faculty and students in liaison departments. Develops and maintains a web presence for assigned subject areas. Develops, plans, conducts, and assesses library instruction for relevant areas. Develops and pursues an agenda of scholarship and service.

Milner Library faculty members have responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarly and creative activities, and service as outlined in Illinois State University Faculty Appointment, Salary, Promotion and Tenure Policies ( and Milner Library's Department and College Faculty Status Committees' Criteria for Evaluation, Promotion, and Tenure.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • Strong public services orientation
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated strong reference and library instruction skills in classroom and one-on-one settings
  • Experience or training in collection development
  • Skills necessary to serve students/faculty in person and at a distance
  • Skills necessary to serve working practitioners seeking advanced degrees
  • Willing and able to utilize technologies selected by departments
  • Evidence of partnerships and collaborative work with relevant stakeholders
  • Demonstrated potential to meet University Promotion and Tenure requirements
Preferred Qualifications
  • Completion of a second advanced degree in relevant academic field preferred by the date of hire
  • Coordinates and collaborates with related subject librarians
  • Familiar with assessment benchmarks and practices
University and Library: As Illinois' oldest public university, Illinois State University ( offers an outstanding education to 18,254 undergraduates in 67 disciplines, and 2,508 graduate students in diverse master's and doctoral programs. Milner Library supports those programs with a service-focused staff of more than 90, an institutional budget of $9 million, and a collection of over 1.6 million volumes, including 100,000 e-books and 66,000 e-journals. The library's integrated library system (Ex Libris Voyager) and OpenURL link resolver (ExLibris SFX) are hosted by CARLI. The resource discovery system (EBSCO Discovery Service) is hosted locally. The Library is woven into the fabric of the campus at every level, appearing repeatedly in the campus strategic plan ("Educating Illinois"), the campus facilities plan, and the campus capital campaign plan - all evidence of institutional commitment to excellence in its library. Illinois State is located in Normal/Bloomington, a growing community 2-3 hours from Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.

Salary and Benefits: Salary starting at $62,000 as assistant professor, commensurate with qualifications and experience. 24 days vacation and 11 paid holidays per year.

Position Available: July 1, 2013

To Apply: To assure full consideration submit a cover letter, resume, and names of 3 references to or mail to: Education Librarian Search Committee, Illinois State University, Milner Library, Campus Box 8900, Normal, IL 61790-8900 by January 13, 2013. Initial review of applications will begin then and continue until the position is filled.

Illinois State University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action university encouraging diversity.
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