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Subject: Univ. Lab. H.S. Libn. @ U. of IL
Date Posted: 02/Apr/2014 at 6:24pm
University Laboratory High School Librarian
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Position Available: Position available July 16, 2014. This is a 100%-time, twelve-month appointment Academic Professional position.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the Head of the Undergraduate Library, the University Laboratory High School Librarian will provide leadership for and supervision of library services to students, faculty, and staff using the University Laboratory High School Library. The University Laboratory High School Librarian is a member of the Central Public Services Division within the University Library.

The successful candidate will:
·        Lead the provision of library instructional services, reference services, and educational technology integration support for University Laboratory High School students, staff, and other users of the library;
·        Exercising professional judgment, select print, electronic, and audiovisual materials for the library collection;
·        Teach and team-teach research based projects in the classroom and collaborate with teachers on curricular issues;
·        Collaborate and be a resource for classroom teachers, University Laboratory High School administrators, and other school staff in planning and administration of instructional services and educational technology integration;
·        Manage daily all operations of the University Laboratory High School Library including instruction; educational technology support; reference service; collection development, management and maintenance; liaison; and outreach services;
·        Direct the selection, training, evaluation, and deployment of support staff, student, and graduate assistants in the University Laboratory High School Library;
·        Formulate and recommend policies for University Laboratory High School Library, prepare strategic plans, annual goals, annual reports, budgets, funding requests, and other regular and on-demand reports;
·        Collaborate with the Undergraduate Library in the provision of services to K-12 programs and students, including tours, summer workshops, and programs geared to students transitioning to college;
·        Investigate topics, techniques, skills, methods, and procedures that will benefit library projects as well as develop advanced professional skills (5-10% of time, in consultation with supervisor).

Environment: University Laboratory High School is a selective admission, public, laboratory school sanctioned by the State of Illinois and associated with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. The school serves academically talented students, residing in Illinois, from the subfreshman level (combined 7th and 8th grades) through high school. University Laboratory High School, or Uni, was established in 1921 and is a laboratory school located on the campus of the University of Illinois in Urbana, Illinois. Its enrollment is approximately 320 students. The school is notable for the achievements of its alumni, including three Nobel laureates and a Pulitzer Prize winner; in 2006 and 2007 it was recognized as a "public elite" school by Newsweek because of its students' high scores on the SAT. According to its mission statement, Uni is a catalyst for educational innovation. The faculty at Uni challenge students through traditional and experimental strategies to ignite their potential for active, responsible involvement in the adult world.

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.

Required qualifications:
·        ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science (MLS) or State of Illinois Teacher License with an LIS Endorsement, or equivalent certification;
·        Successful experience working with multiple age groups;
·        Public service experience in a library setting;
·        Experience managing programs and projects ;
·        Experience using a research library;
·        Facility with educational technology and knowledge of technology trends or educational technology leadership experience;
·        Excellent communication and writing skills.
Preferred qualifications:
·        Academic library experience;
·        Secondary level teaching experience;
·        State of Illinois teaching license;
·        Experience working with gifted students;
·        Familiarity and/or experience with trends in school libraries and their application to teaching;
·        Record of participation and contribution in library, education, or related professional organizations.

Salary and Rank: Salary commensurate with credentials and experience. This is a full-time, regular, Academic Professional position in the University Library.

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 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, applications and nominations must be received by April 30, 2014. 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.

Donna Hoffman
Administrative Assistant
Library Human Resources
University of Illinois Library
1408 W. Gregory Dr. – Suite 127
Urbana, IL 61801

Office (217) 333-8168
Cell (217) 621-9149

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