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Position Announcement
Library - Instructor - Student Outreach Services

APPOINTMENT: Negotiable.

QUALIFICATIONS: ALA-Accredited Masters Degree. Demonstrated experience in using technology to provide virtual reference services: email, instant messaging, social networking and chat to library users. Working knowledge of Web 2.0 applications. Demonstrated experience working with undergraduate students.
The individual holding this position should possess, in addition to the requisite educational background, superior interpersonal, communication and writing skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Experience in working in Libraries and Higher Education. Experience with visual/graphic design, a plus. Experience in providing class-based instruction and reference.

RESPONSIBILITIES: Reports directly to the Dean of Libraries. As leader of outreach services to undergraduate students explores and evaluates emerging technologies and works closely with University Relations and the Marketing Librarian. Works closely with campus groups such as the Office of Student Affairs and represents the Libraries at student organizations, Discover Western, Student Orientation Advising and Registration programs. Participates in the Libraries Liaison Program to academic departments. Provides class-based and reference-based instruction.

RANK & SALARY: 12 month, Unit B Faculty position. Minimum of $40,000. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package that includes domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit: http://www.wiu.edu/hr/benefits.php. WIU faculty are members of an AFT-affiliated collective bargaining campus. http://www.wiu.edu/provost/agreement/article29-31. shtml#30

THE DEPARTMENT:WIU Libraries is undergoing a transformation of its services and facilities with its migration toward digital resources and services. WIU Libraries employs 17 faculty and 42 civil service staff in the Leslie F. Malpass Library, 3 on-campus branch libraries and at the WIU-Quad Cities Library. The Libraries' collection includes over 1,000,000 catalogued items, approximately 1,000 periodical print subscriptions, access to over 55,000 full text journals and databases, 300,000 maps and substantial government documents, microforms and non-book materials. The annual budget is $4.5 million.

THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as one of the "Best in the Midwest Colleges" by The Princeton Review and selected as one of just 21 public universities ranked a Tier 1 Midwestern Masters Institution by U.S. News and World Report, Western Illinois University serves more than 13,000 students through its traditional, residential, four-year campus in Macomb, IL and its upper division, urban, commuter location in the Quad Cities/Moline.

WIU is a comprehensive, public university offering 62 undergraduate degree programs, 36 graduate degree programs and a doctorate degree. With a student to faculty ratio of 16:1, WIU's 627 full-time faculty teach 93 percent of all undergraduate as well as graduate courses in addition to 13 pre-professional degree programs and 15 certificate programs.

Western's Leslie F. Malpass Library ranks among the finest at comprehensive universities in the United States and features two state-of-the-art electronic classrooms, a wireless computer network, and other ongoing technical improvements. The Malpass Library and its four branches house more than 1 million volumes; and the Library subscribes to more than 100 online databases offering access to more than 30,000 unique journal titles in full text.

WIU is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association.

APPLICATION: Letter of application stating experience in services to undergraduates, web technologies, reference, instruction and other areas of expertise; resume with current email for correspondence; photocopy of transcripts; and three professional reference contacts (name, relationship to applicant, phone number and e-mail address). Apply to: Mary Day, WIU Libraries Dean's Office, Malpass Library; Western Illinois University; 1 University Circle; Macomb, IL 61455-1390.

Application review begins November 9, 2009 and will continue until the position is filled.

Phyllis C. Self, Ph.D.
Dean, University Libraries
Western Illinois University
One University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455

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