Senior Library Specialist - University Library

Updated: about 1 month ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS

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Posted: 08-May-24

Location: Chicago, Illinois

Type: Full-time

Salary: Open

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Libraries
Staff/Administrative

Internal Number: 5241254



Senior Library Specialist - University Library
Senior Library Specialist - University Library
Hiring Department: University Library
Location: Chicago, IL USA
Requisition ID: 1025165
Posting Close Date: May 22, 2024
About the University of Illinois Chicago
UIC is among the nation's preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent 'Best Colleges' rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.
This is a full-time and benefits eligible position. UIC offers competitive salaries commensurate with experience. In addition all full time benefits eligible positions include a comprehensive benefits package which include; Health, Dental, Vision, Life, Disability & AD&D insurance, a defined benefit pension plan as well as paid leave which includes; Vacation, Holiday and Sick. In addition we offer tuition waivers for employees and dependents. Click for a complete list of Employee Benefits .
Description:
The Senior Library Specialist supports Special Collections & University Archives (SCUS) public services. This position maintains the department's reading room and front-desk. Duties include staffing the reading room desk, providing reference assistance to researchers, and providing general office support for the SCUA department.
Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Serves researchers by working regular hours at the reference desk to respond to informational, directional, and other research inquiries in-person or online. When necessary, serve as a back-up in the reading room.
  • Guides researchers in the reading room in use of materials, databases, and finding aids to provide service to the public.
  • Monitors use of archival materials and equipment by researchers in the reading room to ensure safety, security, and preservation of records and equipment.
  • Record and maintain reference statistics using tools such as RefAnalytics and reference forms. Maintain appropriate files for researchers and materials used (reader applications, call slips, photocopy requests forms, sign-in sheets, etc.)
  • Perform maintenance of administrative and manuscript collection files.
  • Troubleshoot issues or concerns related to reference and refer complex issues to Public Services librarian or other Special Collections & University Archives librarians.
  • Monitor office and archival supplies and order as needed, serve as contact for building and facilities teams, as well as fulfilling other general office duties.
  • Register and assist in scheduling researchers for in-person research, which includes explaining library policies and procedures. Assist in maintaining researcher visitor calendar and organizing researchers' request for materials in advance of their visit. Coordinate photocopying and scanning requests by researchers with Library Operations Associate and assist in processing high resolution reproduction orders for the Digital Programs & Services unit.
  • Support the seamless circulation of SCUA materials and assist with stacks management duties, especially paging and refiling materials.
  • Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.

  • Minimum Qualifications Required:
    1. High school diploma or equivalent.
    2. Any combination totaling two (2) years (24 months) from the following categories:
    A. work experience in a library or equivalent setting.
    B. college course work in any field as measured by the following conversion table:
    • 30 semester hours equals one (1) year (12 months)
    • Associate's Degree (60 semester hours) equals eighteen months (18 months)
    • 90 semester hours equals two (2) years (24 months)
    • Bachelor's Degree (120 semester hours) equals three (3) years (36 months)
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Customer service experience or experience serving members of the public from all backgrounds and education levels
    • Familiarity with applications and interfaces such as Alma, LibApps, Chat, and ArchivesSpace, preferred
    • Ability to maintain confidentiality and an individual's right to privacy regarding appropriate information
    • Ability to maintain a professional and tactful approach in all interactions

    To Apply: For fullest consideration click on the Apply Now button, please fully complete all sections of the online application including adding your full work history with specific details of your duties & responsibilities for each position held. Fully complete the education, licensure, certification and language sections. You may upload a resume, cover letter, certifications, licensures, transcripts and diplomas within the application.
    Please note that once you have submitted your application you will not be able to make any changes. In order to revise your application you must withdraw and reapply. You will not be able to reapply after the posting close date. Please ensure the application is fully completed and all supporting documents have been uploaded before the posting close date. Illinois Residency is required 180 days of employment.
    The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.
    The university provides accommodations to applicants and employees. Request an Accommodation
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    The University of Illinois System is an equal opportunity employer, including but not limited to disability and/or veteran status, and complies with all applicable state and federal employment mandates. Please visit Required Employment Notices and Posters to view our non-discrimination statement and find additional information about required background checks, sexual harassment/misconduct disclosures, and employment eligibility review through E-Verify.
    To apply, visit https://uic.csod.com/ux/ats/careersite/1/home/requisition/9495?c=uic
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    The University of Illinois Chicago is the city’s largest university and its only public Carnegie Research 1 institution. Its 16 academic colleges serve close to 34,000 undergraduate, graduate and professional students. UIC is recognized as one of the best public universities and one of the most ethnically rich and culturally diverse campuses in the nation, located in the heart of Chicago, it is an integral part of the city's educational, technological and cultural fabric.
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