June 15, 2006
Opening: Access Services Librarian, SIU
The School of Law Library at Southern Illinois University is accepting applications for Access Services Librarian as an assistant professor in a tenure-track position. The library staff includes six professional librarians and ten civil service support staff. The library is administratively independent and serves a law school faculty of about 35, a law student body of about 360, a university community of more than 20,000, and the legal community and general public of the entire southern Illinois region. The library holds more than 400,000 volumes and volume-equivalents, uses the OCLC and INNOPAC automated systems, and actively incorporates access to electronic materials into its information resources and technological solutions into its daily operations. Further information about the Library and the School is available at http://www.law.siu.edu.
POSITION. Access Services Librarian, Southern Illinois University School of Law Library, Carbondale, Illinois
QUALIFICATIONS. Required: J.D. degree from ABA-accredited school by date of hire, although substantial or significant relevant experience may be substituted; M.L.S., M.L.I.S., M.I.S., or equivalent degree from ALA-accredited school by date of hire; knowledge of legal materials and research methodology, including traditional resources, commercial online services, and Internet resources; excellent interpersonal skills and ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, with faculty, students, and staff; ability to establish and maintain a good working relationship with colleagues and to work effectively in both a team setting and independently; and strong public service philosophy and a commitment to continuous improvement and innovation.
Preferred: Professional library reference experience, preferably in an academic law library; library supervisory and managerial experience that demonstrates creativity and innovation; experience with administering or using a complex integrated online library system; library circulation experience; and teaching experience.
RESPONSIBILITIES. Chiefly responsible for managing, coordinating, and supervising the Access Services operations of the law library, including circulation, interlibrary loan, document delivery, reserve, microform/audiovisual, and stacks maintenance. Also participates in the reference and instructional services provided by the law library faculty. Complete job description available at http://www.law.siu.edu/employment.
AVAILABLE. August 1, 2006. Review of applications begins July 1, 2006 and will continue until the position is filled.
SALARY. Competitive and commensurate with qualifications
TO APPLY. Applications should be submitted electronically at http://www.law.siu.edu/employment. A complete application will require a letter of application, résumé, and the names of three references. The letter should be addressed to:
Frank G. Houdek
Law Library Director and Professor of Law
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
School of Law Library, Mail Code 6803
1150 Douglas Drive
Carbondale, Illinois 62901
SIUC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.
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