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Visiting Diversity Residency Librarian
Visiting Diversity Residency Librarian (Three Positions)
University Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Positions Available: The expected start date is August 2022.  This is a three-year, 100%, twelve-month, visiting appointment, with the potential to become permanent.
The University Library’s Diversity Residency Program seeks to increase the diversity of the library profession. We encourage applications from all qualified candidates who share this commitment to fill three 3-year Visiting Diversity Residency Librarian positions, from August 2022 – August 2025. The program is designed to counteract the equity gaps that limit opportunities for early-career Black, Indigenous, and People-of-Color (BIPOC) librarians by providing residents with professional experience and mentoring in academic librarianship. The Diversity Residency Program is designed to be flexible to provide residents with an experience that is tailored for their success. Residents will have a host unit, and they will have the opportunity to work in up to two additional units/functional areas to collaborate on projects and explore services/technologies. The University Library is a member of the Association of College & Research Libraries Diversity Alliance, and we are firmly committed to supporting their principles and efforts. More info about the ACRL Diversity Alliance can be found at http://www.ala.org/acrl/issues/diversityalliance.
Time period:  Start date August 16, 2022 through – August 15, 2025
We are recruiting to fill the following residency librarian positions:
  • Experimental Learning and Engagement Librarian
  • Open Educational Resources and Scholarly Communication Librarian
  • Preservation Outreach and Engagement Librarian
Information on the projected responsibilities of the three positions is available here: http://www.library.illinois.edu/residency.
Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Accessibility Statement and EEO Statement: The University Library of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign values diversity of thought, perspective, experience, and people, and is actively committed to a culture of inclusion and respect. We are dedicated to the practices of social justice, diversity, and equality, and we strive to overcome historical and divisive biases in our society and embrace diverse points of view as assets to the fabric of our community. All positions will be called on to contribute to building this environment in the Library and throughout the campus community, and we encourage candidates who share these values to apply.
The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit http://go.illinois.edu/EEO.
Environment: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library is a leader in the delivery of user services, and active programs in information, instructional, access, and scholarly services which help the Library to maintain its place at the intellectual heart of the campus. The Library also holds one of the preeminent research collections in the world, encompassing more than 13 million volumes and a total of more than 23 million items. The Library is committed to maintaining the strongest collections and service programs possible, and to engaging in research, development, and scholarly practice - all of which support the University's missions of teaching, research, and public engagement. The Library employs approximately 90 faculty members, and more than 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more information, see: http://www.library.illinois.edu/.

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 about 3,000 faculty members who serve over 33,000 undergraduates and 15,000 graduate and professional students. More information about the campus is available at www.illinois.edu.
The university is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana (total population 207,000) in east-central Illinois, and is situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 125 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: https://with.illinois.edu/advancement/living-in-c-u/or https://www.champaigncounty.org/
Salary and Rank:  The salary for each position is $60,000.  A relocation allowance will be provided to offset documented expenses. Successful candidates will join the University Library as Visiting Assistant Professors.
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.
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.  In your letter of interest, please specify which residency position(s) you are interested in; if more than one, please provide a ranking for your preferences.  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 May 13, 2022. The review of applications will continue until the positions are filled.
University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes. 
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Convictions are not a bar to employment. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.


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Position: Visiting Diversity Residency Librarian
Organization: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
Location: Urbana,  IL 
United States
Salary: The salary for each position is $60,000. A relocation allowance will be provided to offset documented expenses
Posting Start Date: 4/19/2022
Date Posted: 4/19/2022
  • Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited Library and Information Science program (or an equivalent degree); OR Ph.D. in a relevant field earned between 2018-2022.
    • Degree conferral for Master’s or Ph.D. must be by August 2022.
  • Demonstrated ability to exercise independent judgment.
  • Demonstrated ability to work collegially and cooperatively with others in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated excellent written, verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Demonstrated awareness of diversity, equity, inclusion and accessibility best practices.
  • Potential to contribute to the national and international reputation of the University Library through professional research, service, and collaboration with colleagues and organizations.
  • Familiarity with or demonstrated interest in the area(s) of librarianship relevant to the specific residency position(s) for which the candidate is applying.
  • Experimental Learning and Engagement Librarian:
    • Demonstrated interest, experience or coursework in one or more of the following emerging technologies: Extended Reality (XR), 3D Printing, 3D media capture and asset management, usability technologies, visualization, artificial intelligence, or machine learning.
    • Ability to develop an understanding of the pedagogical impact, affordances, and best practices of emerging and immersive technologies on research and instruction in higher education.
    • Demonstrated interest or experience supporting emerging technologies in an academic institution or library or research center.
  • Open Educational Resources and Scholarly Communication Librarian:
    • Attention to detail.
    • Ability to learn and experiment with new publishing, repository, or other open educational resource (OER) technologies.
    • Demonstrated interest in open educational resources.
    • Awareness of best practices for accessibility of digital resources.
    • Ability to learn relevant copyright issues for OER, particularly Creative Commons licensing and fair use.
  • Preservation Outreach and Engagement Librarian:
    • Demonstrated interest or experience in outreach to and engagement with varied communities, ranging from students to faculty and the general public, including both in-person and online outreach activities.
    • Ability to design, develop, conduct, or assess training and outreach activities. 
    • Ability to work collaboratively with a variety of stakeholders in the Preservation Services Unit, the University Library, campus, and the community.
    • Ability to manage multiple projects at once, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
    • Background or interest in preservation, archives, rare books, digitization/digital collections, or other areas of cultural heritage access and care.
Status: This listing expires on: 7/18/2022
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University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library
1408 W Gregory Dr

Urbana,  IL 61801
United States
(217) 265-0244
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