Head of the Cataloging and Acquisitions Department

Illinois State University's Milner Library seeks an innovative, forward-thinking, and collaborative librarian for a 12-month, tenure-track faculty position responsible for managing the Cataloging and Acquisitions department. This individual will provide leadership and expertise in a unit essential to Milner Library and Illinois State University. From cataloging unique and primary sources for one of the leading circus collections in the United States to the creation of a metadata team that will support new digital initiatives, Milner Library offers candidates extraordinary opportunities.

Milner Library is woven into the fabric of the campus at every level. As Illinois' oldest public university, Illinois State University<> offers an outstanding education to over 20,000 undergraduates and 2,400 graduate students in diverse master's and doctoral programs. Milner Library supports those programs with a service-focused staff of 78, an institutional budget of approximately $9 million, and a collection of over 1.3 million volumes, including 100,000 e-books and 81,000 e-journals.

The department is responsible for the acquisition, licensing, metadata, and cataloging or archival processing of library resources; management of the library's discovery systems: SFX, EBSCO Discovery Service, and Archon; and Coral, its electronic resource management system. The library is a NACO member, participates in SACO, and has a history of early adoption of library technologies. As a member of the Consortium for Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois (CARLI), the Library participates with 90 libraries in a VuFind and Ex Libris Voyager environment. A migration to an Ex Libris Alma environment is planned in 2020.

Reporting to the Associate Dean for Information Assets, this is a 12-month, tenure track faculty position with appointment at the rank of Assistant or Associate professor. The successful candidate must have expertise in cataloging or metadata. The position works closely with the Library's administrative office, all library departments and divisions, university lab schools, and state organizations, particularly CARLI.

Milner Library faculty have responsibilities in the areas of librarianship, scholarly and creative activities, and service as outlined in Illinois State University Faculty Appointment, Salary, Promotion and Tenure Policies<> and Milner Library's Department and College Faculty Status Committees' Criteria for Evaluation, Promotion, and Tenure.

Illinois State University and Milner Library believe a diverse faculty and staff helps us to better understand our world, educate our students, and engage our community. For the third consecutive year, Illinois State University was named a Great College to Work For by The Chronicle of Higher Education. Illinois State is located in Normal/Bloomington, a vibrant community 2-3 hours from Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis.

The library's integrated library system (Ex Libris Voyager), OpenURL link resolver (Ex Libris SFX), and online catalog (VuFind) are hosted by CARLI. The resource discovery system (EBSCO Discovery Service) and Archon are hosted locally. The library uses OCLC CONTENTdm to manage digital collections and bepress Digital Commons for the institutional repository.

The position start date will be July 1, 2019. For a complete description and to apply, please visit posting number 0711378 at

Review of applications will begin on January 2, 2019 and continue until position is filled.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

Sandy Roe, Professor
Senior Cataloging Librarian
Editor, Cataloging & Classification Quarterly
Milner Library | Illinois State University
Normal, IL 61790-8900
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