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 appointment.
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:
·         Monitor trends and models in e-research and data stewardship to inform the design of innovative services and knowledge creation tools.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 <>.
To Apply:
To ensure full consideration, please complete your candidate profile at https://jobs.illinois.eduand 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.
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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