Reference/Instruction Librarian, Illinois Institute of Art, Chicago

Reference/Instruction Librarian

The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago, an applied art and design college with programs in advertising, animation, culinary arts, digital media, fashion marketing and design, game art, interior design, and visual communications, seeks a creative candidate with strong customer service skills to fill the position of Reference/Instruction Librarian.

Provide reference assistance to a culturally and academically diverse student population, develop and implement library orientation and specialized instruction sessions, perform collection development for applied arts and general subject areas, maintain the library website, and supervise student workers as needed.

The candidate must have a graduate degree in library science from an ALA-accredited school, a firm understanding of reference principles and tools, excellent online database searching skills, supervisory ability, and experience working at a reference desk, preferably in an academic setting.  The candidate should be service-oriented with excellent communication skills and have a demonstrated knowledge of art, architecture, design fields, basic business reference topics and experience developing, organizing, and maintaining web-based resources. Some evening and weekend hours and committee work are required.

Forward cover letter and resume to:

The Illinois Institute of Art – Chicago
Attn: Julie Teipel
350 N. Orleans
Chicago, IL 60654



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