Monday, May 19, 2008


Our staff makes our halls a home.

We, the staff of the Department of Residential Life, have a vision for our work, “Learning, Growing, and Mattering: for every person, on every floor, in every community.”

We are seeking an individual who can help provide leadership and resources for students residing in University Housing in creating and fostering communities that strive toward this vision. This includes supporting the academic mission of the university by developing environments conducive to student learning and academic success, respecting, appreciating, and advocating for the diversity of our student population, fostering collaboration with the University Library, and supporting the holistic development of all our students.

The eight Residence Hall Libraries were established to meet the informational, educational, cultural, and recreational needs of our students. The Residence Hall Library collection consists of 28,000 book titles, a large collection of DVDs, compact discs, popular magazines, and newspapers including an extensive diversity and social identity collection. The Librarian coordinates the administration and supervision of all libraries and library staff in the University Housing Library system. He or she serves as an information specialist within University Housing and Residential Life. The Librarian supervises two full time secretaries, 2 graduate assistants, math and science tutors, and 55 students.

Requirements for CandidacyEducational Master of Library Science (MLS) or Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) from an ALA-accredited school or its degree equivalent, minimum of three years full time experience in a library environment, including administrative experience and experience managing multiple priorities while coordinating a diverse set of functions is required of all applicants.

Preference will be given to candidates who possess:
  • student affairs experience
  • supervision experience
  • demonstrated ability to copy catalog
  • demonstrated ability to collaborate across multiple library environment
  • knowledge of copyright law
  • knowledge of integrated library system, in particular, Voyager
  • strong desire to work with first and second year students
  • significant work with undergraduate students
  • understanding of and experience with implementing student-centered learning technologies
  • the capacity to analyze and organize new information

The successful candidate will have strengths in many if not all of the above areas.

Contract and Salary
Full-time, twelve-month Academic Professional appointment. Start date is negotiable, but ideally by June 30, 2008. Salary will be commensurate with experience. Professional development funds for travel and individual training and development opportunities will also be available based on professional goals and departmental priorities.

University Benefits
Cumulative sick leave; group health, vision, dental and life insurance with options for domestic and married partners including dependents; full tuition and partial fee waiver for two units per semester (approximately 2 courses) with approval of supervisor; state retirement and other benefits for academic professionals. 24 vacation days per academic year, plus university holidays.

Application Timeline
To receive full consideration, applications should be received by June 10, 2008. Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and screening interviews will take place via the phone as applications are received. Campus finalists will be invited in June 2008. We hope to fill the vacancy by June 16, 2008 with a start date of June 30, 2008, negotiable (no later than July 7, 2008)

A cover letter of application, resume, e-mail address, and the names, addresses, email addresses (if available), and telephone numbers of three references (a current supervisor strongly preferred) should be sent to the following address. Academic credentials will be required at a later date.
Andi Cailles
Assistant Director of Residential Life for Hall Supervision and Staffing
Search: University Housing/Residential Life Librarian
Department of Residential Life
1203 South Fourth Street, 300 Clark Hall
Champaign, Illinois 61820
(217) 333-0770
Fax: (217) 333-6343

Candidate Website / Additional Information
We encourage all applicants to learn more about the Department, Housing, the University of Illinois and the Urbana-Champaign community by visiting our candidate website:

Information about our Residence Hall Libraries can be found

Student Affairs/University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer.

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