Teaching and Learning Librarian, Illinois State University

By IS Lab April 20, 2020

Website Illinois State University

Job Details

-Classification Title: Instructional Assistant Professor 
-Working Title: Teaching and Learning Librarian 
-Type of Position: Non-Tenure/Adjunct Faculty 
-Percent Appointment 1-100 (For Student Employment and Graduate Assistant Only; state hours per week): 100 
Department: Milner Library
-Job Category: Faculty – Non-Tenure (Adjunct)
Position Available: July 2020
-Work Hours: Varies 
-Proposed Starting Date: 07/01/2020 

-Posting date: 04-17-2020 
-Closing date: Open Until Filled


Illinois State University’s Milner Library is seeking a non-tenure-track Teaching and Learning Librarian. Reporting to the Head of the Social Sciences Subject Group in the Public Services unit, the Teaching and Learning Librarian will serve as subject librarian to selected departments and/or schools in the College of Education and the laboratory schools, Metcalf School and University High School. This work includes the following duties and responsibilities in assigned subject areas: act as the primary contact to the library for administrators, faculty, students, and staff; proactively communicate about library matters, resources, services, etc.; cultivate a relationship with the chairs, directors and/or faculty library liaisons; oversee all aspects of collection development and maintenance, including purchases, de-accessioning, and budgetary management; plan, develop, conduct, teach, and assess library instruction sessions; collaboratively develop and/or assess disciplinary-integrated information fluency outcomes; develop and maintain LibGuides and handouts; provide general and in-depth reference service at reference desk(s); and provide in-depth reference by appointment, drop-in and in the stacks, and through e-mail and chat; participate in evening/weekend reference desk rotation.

Salary and Benefits: This is a 12 month non-tenure track position. Salary is commensurate with qualifications and experience and includes 24 vacation days and 11 paid holidays per year.


University and Library: As Illinois’ oldest public university, Illinois State University (www.IllinoisState.edu) is ranked as a Top 100 Public University by U.S. News & World Report; boasts retention and graduation rates well above the national average; and is designated as a Military Friendly School by VIQTORY. It offers an outstanding education to 18,250 undergraduates in over 160 degree options, and 2,628 graduate students in diverse master’s and doctoral programs. Illinois State welcomed 3,860 freshmen to campus for the 2019-2020 academic year, its largest freshman class in 33 years. One-quarter of the student population comes from underrepresented groups. It was named as a Great College to Work For by the Chronicle of Higher Education for the fourth-consecutive year ?the only four-year, public university in Illinois on the list.

Milner Library supports Illinois State’s academic programs with a service-focused staff of about 75, an institutional budget of approximately $9 million and a collection of over 1.4 million volumes, 200,000 e-books, over 100,000 electronic journals and a number of digital collections. Milner Library also houses the University Archives, and its Special Collections hosts the Circus & Allied Arts collection, one of the best of its kind in the world. It is a member of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois whose I-Share integrated library system offers resource sharing across 91 member institutions with 14.7 million unique bibliographic records and 38.1 million items records. Milner Library’s annual gate count exceeds 650,000, and it is a clearly beloved destination on campus. The Library is currently undergoing renovation to house the Student Success Center, with master planning completed for additional renovations. Milner Library easily exceeded its half million dollar goal in Redbirds Rising, the current comprehensive campaign at Illinois State.

The Library is woven into the fabric of the campus at every level, actively supporting the campus strategic plan (“Educate Connect Elevate: Illinois State”) and mentioned in the campus facilities plan and the campus capital campaign plan?all evidence of institutional commitment to excellence in its library.

The College of Education partners with departments across the University to offer teacher education programs in a wide variety of academic programs and areas of study. With 43 accredited teacher education programs and offerings at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels, Illinois State remains true to its founding as Illinois State Normal University, specializing in teacher education. The College of Education is the oldest college in the University and enrolls more than 4,400 students across its doctoral, master’s, and undergraduate education programs. The Teaching and Learning Librarian serves the School of Teaching and Learning, as well as Metcalf and University High Schools, liaising with the schools’ librarians.

Illinois State is located in Normal/Bloomington, a growing community 2-3 hours from Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis, that ranks as one of the top 40 college towns in America based on its quality of life and among the top 10 for arts and entertainment opportunities according to the American Institute for Economic Research. 


-Advanced degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited program or an international equivalent recognized by the American Library Association
-Strong commitment to public service
-Ability to work effectively with all levels of patrons and colleagues
-Excellent interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills
-Ability to work independently and in concert with others in a strongly collegial and participative environment
-Ability to manage a variety of assignments in a rapidly changing organization
-Demonstrated commitment to advancing equity, diversity, and inclusion
-If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources 
-Professional experience as a subject librarian in education disciplines.
-Degree(s) in education disciplines.
-Experience as a PK-12 teacher. 
Necessary Licenses/Certifications/Degrees
-Advanced degree in Library and Information Science from an American Library Association-accredited program or an international equivalent recognized by the American Library Association 
Physical Requirements:
Must be able to complete the following with or without a reasonable accommodation:
1. Ability to effectively communicate on a daily basis.
2. Ability to conduct or attend meetings in various locations across campus. 


Special Instructions to Applicants
For full consideration submit a faculty employment application and attach a cover letter, resume/CV, and a reference list (at 3 professional references) online by May 8, 2020. Initial review of applications will begin then and continue until the position is filled.
Required Applicant Documents
PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on “Apply For This Posting”.
Cover Letter
Reference List 

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action university encouraging diversity.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at 309-438-3383 or visit http://equalopportunity.illinoisstate.edu/ada/.


If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311. 
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