Associate University Librarian for User Services and Associate Dean of Libraries (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, Illinois)
University of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks an innovative, flexible,
and forward-thinking leader for the position of Associate University Librarian
(AUL) for User Services.
The expected start date is August 16. This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-
The Associate University Librarian (AUL) for User Services provides leadership
within the Library, working collaboratively across campus, with the local
community, and with national and international partners to create and support
traditional and cutting edge services designed to meet the current and
emergent needs of students, faculty, and staff.
In collaboration with the Dean and the AUL for Collections and Technical
Services, the AUL for Research, the Assistant Deans, and other groups in the
Library (e.g. the Budget Group, Executive Committee, etc.), this position
shares in Library-wide planning, policy development, resource allocation, and
personnel management; contributes to the development of strategic initiatives;
and plays a key role in developing a shared vision for the Library's future.
The AULs are also expected to play a leadership role in promoting teamwork,
diversity, and inclusiveness within the UIUC Library and with campus partners.
In addition, AULs serve as the Library's representatives and advocates to
relevant campus, consortial, or multi-institutional groups. All faculty at the
University of Illinois Library maintain a strong agenda in research, scholarly
publication, and professional service activities in areas appropriate for
academic librarianship at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Additionally, the individual in this position promotes the development of
evidence-based research and establishes priorities that advance the Library's
broader goal of being a user-focused Library capable of serving the needs of
faculty, scholars and students.
The Associate University Librarian (AUL) for User Services and Associate Dean
of Libraries reports to the Dean of Libraries and develops and leads the
Library's overall vision for programs that support teaching, learning, and
user-facing services. Specifically, the AUL for Services will be responsible
for providing leadership (in collaboration with other AULS) for programs,
initiatives, and activities in the following areas:
* Access Services
* Accessibility for users with disabilities
* Delivery & discovery services
* Information literacy and instruction services
* Public service programs and policies
* Outreach and public engagement
* Reference services
* Staff training and development
* User experience
**Environment**: 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 78 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 p!
oints and "embedded librarian" programs.
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is one of the original 37
public land-grant institutions created after President Abraham Lincoln signed
the Morrill Act in 1862. The Academic Ranking of World Universities (ARWU)
ranks the University of Illinois as 25th in the World (2010); 4th World rank
in Engineering/Technology and Computer Sciences (2010); 18th World rank in
Life and Agriculture Sciences (2010); 23rd World rank in Natural Sciences and
Mathematics (2010). The University supports 2,548 faculty members, including
1,851 tenure/tenure track, and 697 visiting faculty and instructional staff,
and 12,239 graduate and professional students (among its 44,000 total
students). It consistently ranks among the top-ten U.S. Universities in number
of earned doctorates awarded annually. In 2012, $583,754,000 was spent on
research and development in science and engineering.
* Master's degree or higher in library or information science or relevant professional discipline;
* Demonstrated progression of increasingly responsible, relevant, and professional work experience in an academic library or research environment, with a particular expertise in the delivery of user-centered public services;
* Strong leadership skills, including keen analytical and conceptual abilities and demonstrated ability to lead organizational change, inspire innovation, and delegate responsibility appropriately;
* Strong interpersonal and public communication skills including ability to serve as an advocate and spokesperson for the UIUC Library;
* Demonstrated engagement in reference and instructional services, user experience, and assessment of services;
* Evidence of implementation of emerging trends in higher education in the areas of reference, instruction, access, assessment, user experience or with the use of instructional technology;
* Evidence of working creatively, collaboratively, and effectively in a leadership role in promoting teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness;
* Evidence of research, publication, and service consonant with university standards for tenure.
* Experience in consortial and multi-institutional program development;
* Experience in developing and implementing strategic plans and projects;
* Knowledge of instructional technologies and practices;
* Experience with budget management;
* Experience with personnel management (supervision of staff, student and graduate student assistants, staff development, mentoring, etc.).
**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 www.illinois.edu.
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.edu 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.
**Deadline: **In order to ensure full consideration we urge candidates to submit application materials on or before May 29, 2015.
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