*Engineering Research and Data Services Librarian - EXTENDED*
*Assistant or Associate Professor of Library Administration*
*University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign*

*Position Available:*
Position available immediately. This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system
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The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library is seeking an
innovative, service-oriented individual to provide scholarly communication
and data services support for engineering and allied disciplines.  The
Engineering Research and Data Services Librarian is part of a team of
librarians in the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center and the
University Library who provide e-science tools and services that support
the research, teaching, and public service activities of the faculty,
staff, and students of the College of Engineering and affiliated units
across campus. This is a new position.

Duties include:

   - Contribute to the development and implementation of data management
   tools and services to meet evolving engineering and Library-wide e-research
   - Develop and sustain web-based research support tools and digital
   resource services.
   - Provide reference, collection management, and instructional services
   in the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center.
   - Participate in liaison activities with groups in the College of
   Engineering and related departments, institutes, centers, and programs.
   - Actively monitor College of Engineering research and grant activities
   and assist in supporting the DMP (Data Management Plan) requirements for
   grant proposals and projects.

·         Monitor trends and models in e-research and data stewardship to
inform the design of innovative services and knowledge creation tools.
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The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is one of the
preeminent research libraries in the world. With more than 13 million
volumes and significant digital resources, it ranks second in size among
academic research libraries in the United States and first among public
university libraries in the world. As the intellectual heart of the campus,
the Library is committed to maintaining the strongest possible collections
and services and engaging in research and development activities in pursuit
of the University’s mission of teaching, scholarship, and public service.
The Library currently employs approximately 90 faculty and 300 academic
professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more detailed
information, please visit
The Library consists of multiple departmental libraries located across
campus, as well as an array of central public, technical, and
administrative service units. The Library also encompasses a variety of
virtual service points and “embedded librarian” programs.

The Grainger Engineering Library Information Center opened in 1994 and
serves as the primary virtual and physical service point for the College of
Engineering and allied units on campus, including the National Center for
Supercomputing Applications. The Grainger Library also serves as a
laboratory for the development and testing of enhanced information services
and emerging information technologies. Since, 1994, Grainger Library
faculty and research staff have secured over $13.6 million in grant and
outside support  from NSF, IMLS, the Mellon Foundation, and other agencies.
A number of grant-initiated projects have been transferred into production
information services throughout the Library. The Grainger Library currently
has 2.0 permanent FTE faculty librarians, 2.0 visiting library faculty,
several affiliated library faculty and research programmers, and 4.25 FTE
library graduate assistants -- in addition to this position. The Grainger
Library contains on-site computer labs and instructional facilities and is
home to the College of Engineering’s CARE (Center for Academic Resources in
Engineering) tutoring and retention center.
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The College of Engineering at Illinois is regularly listed among the top
engineering programs in the United States and worldwide (<>),
with numerous programs ranked in the top 5 nationally. The College of
Engineering is comprised of 7,388 undergraduate students, 2,774 graduate
students, and 391 faculty within 10 departments and numerous research
centers and institutes.
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*Required:** *ALA-accredited Master’s degree or equivalent by start date of
position; knowledge of a relevant engineering or computational discipline
as demonstrated by a degree in an engineering/computational discipline OR
by 1-2 years  of experience providing professional services to engineering
disciplines in an academic, corporate, or research library; experience
using online information access tools and services such as online catalogs,
local link resolvers, A&I services, digital repositories, etc.; knowledge
of data management principles and practices; demonstrated ability to work
collaboratively and effectively with others in a team environment and
within a complex and fluid organizational environment; evidence of
excellent communication and analytical skills.

*Preferred:*  Advanced degree in an engineering or computational
discipline; coursework, specialization, or experience in data curation;
experience providing reference and instructional services in an academic or
research library; experience providing scholarly or e-science support
activities;  database design experience; software development experience in
a web-based environment; web design experience; evidence of research,
publication, and service consonant with university standards for tenure.
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*Salary and Rank:*
Salary commensurate with credentials and experience. Librarians have
faculty rank, and must demonstrate excellence in librarianship, research,
and university/professional/community service in order to meet university
standards for tenure and promotion. For more information, see <<>

*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.
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*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 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000
undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately
25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in
teaching. More information about the campus is available at<>

The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which
have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles
south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 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: <<>>
or <<>
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*To Apply:*
To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at<>and
upload a letter of interest, resume, and contact information including
email addresses for three professional references. Applications not
submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions,
please call: 217-333-8169.
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In order to ensure full consideration, applications and nominations must be
received by October 1, 2012. The review of applications will continue until
the position is filled.

Illinois is an Affirmative Action /Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes
individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace
and value diversity and inclusivity.<>


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