Fine Arts Librarian – Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Library Affairs at Southern Illinois University Carbondale is seeking a Fine Arts Librarian. This is a full-time, 12-month, continuing (tenure track) appointment at the rank of Assistant Professor available May 1, 2008, or later.


Required Qualifications:  ALA-accredited master’s degree in Library Science. (Candidates are expected to have completed all requirements for this degree before the date of appointment.  If all requirements have not been completed, a one-year term appointment at the rank of Instructor at a lower salary will be offered.) Familiarity with reference sources in an academic library. Demonstrated skills in instruction and development of effective teaching materials. Knowledge of or coursework in one of the Fine or Performing Arts. Working knowledge of a wide variety of information technology applications and proficiency in the use of general and subject-specific print and electronic reference resources. Demonstrated strong interpersonal and communication skills, both oral and written. Ability to organize work and meet deadlines. Interest and potential to meet established Library Affairs criteria for promotion and tenure, including professional service and published research.


Preferred Qualifications:  A degree (bachelor’s or above) in one of the Fine or Performing Arts. Experience in providing reference service (including web-based services), library instruction, and library web development in an academic library. Fluency in Spanish.


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The closing date for application is February 8, 2008, or until filled. Salary is competitive, $41,000 minimum.


Send a letter of application stating qualifications and background for this position, a resume, and names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses (if available) of three professional references. References may be contacted by Morris Library and asked to comment on your experience and qualifications for this position.


Address all materials to: 

            Sherry Elders

            Personnel Coordinator

            Library Affairs

            Mail Code 6632

            Southern Illinois University Carbondale

            605 Agriculture Dr.

            Carbondale, IL  62901

            Telephone: 618-453-1458



SIUC is an affirmative action/equal opportunity employer that strives to enhance its ability to develop a diverse faculty and staff and to increase its potential to serve a diverse student population. All applications are welcomed and encouraged and will receive consideration.

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