Monday, September 25, 2017

LISGSA ePortfolio September 26, 2017

Come to the first LISGSA ePortfolio workshop on Tuesday, September 26 at 4pm in Townsend 221. We will be going over the basics of the ePortfolio (a graduation requirement for anyone starting the LIS program on or after Fall 2017). The workshop will cover what the portfolio should include and how to set it up, so bring your laptops and follow along. 

For anyone off campus or who can't make it, the instruction portion of the workshop will also be held on zoom at this address: and recorded. If the technology doesn't cooperate, don't worry - this workshop will be repeated throughout the year. I have also attached the handouts that will be used to this email for reference.​ 

Snacks will be provided!

Monday, September 11, 2017

Paid Internship Opportunity

Reposted from the SISLT-LIS listSERV

September 7, 2017

Institutional Research and Quality Improvement
University of Missouri-Columbia
721 Lewis Hall
Columbia, Missouri 65211

Intern (October 2017 – December 2017)

Position Description
Institutional Research and Quality Improvement for the University of Missouri-Columbia has an opening for an Intern.

The intern would work with a three-person advisory team from the Institutional Research and Quality Improvement office to conduct an analysis of the new, as yet unlaunched, IR&QI website and make appropriate enhancements.  All University of Missouri web development guidelines would need to be followed.  The intern’s primary responsibility would be editing and launching the enhanced website using WordPress for 10 or more hours a week. The website has already been built by a previous intern, but needs to be finalized and launched.

Required Qualifications
The applicant needs to know (or be a quick study for learning) WordPress and also be familiar with MU web guidelines to create, update, and revamp webpages.  Excellent interpersonal skills and an ability to work effectively on collaborative projects are necessary.

Specific tasks:
1.      Reinstall previous version of WordPress.
2.      Migrate backup version of IRQI website to WordPress.
3.      Review functionality and style of IRQI website and make suggestions for improvements.
4.      Provide basic training for office staff in using WordPress to make updates.
5.      Launch new website that is currently in development, but not live.

Benefits to Student
This job is an hourly position at $15.00 an hour starting as soon as possible.  With an approximate end date of December 8, 2017.

Institutional Research, University of Missouri-Columbia  

We will review the letters of interest and resumes beginning Thursday, September 14, 2017.  Please send your letter of interest and resume via email to:

Thursday, September 7, 2017

LISGSA: Upcoming Events

Reposted directly from the LISGSA listserv.
On behalf of the LISGSA Board, I hope everyone's semester is off to a great start. 

I wanted to make sure everyone is aware of a few upcoming events:

Monday, September 11th: LISGSA Board Meeting

LISGSA will hold its first board meeting of the semester in the Reflector (201 Townsend Hall) at 6 pm. All LIS students are members of LISGSA, and you are welcome to attend and learn about what LISGSA does for students and how to get more involved, and contribute your own ideas.

Thursday, September 14th: SISLT Social @ Shakespeare's Downtown
Columbia area students & faculty (and anyone who feels like driving in from elsewhere) are invited to enjoy pizza and soft drinks at the downtown Shakespeare's on Thursday, September 14th, at 5:30 pm. We have the party room reserved! Stop by for a slice and get to know students and faculty from throughout SISLT.

Don't forget to like us on Facebook, follow us on Twitter, and check in with our blog for updates like this and more!

Katie Wibbenmeyer
LISGSA President 2017-2018

Scholarship Opportunity: Special Libraries Association Chapter Conference

Students currently enrolled in an MLIS program may enter a raffle to win a free admission to KWM-SLA's Fall Conference in Kansas City on October 20th, 2017. 

Winners will write an article about their experience to be shared on KWM's blog and with their fellow students. Conference details may be found here:

Click here to access the contest form:

Monday, September 4, 2017

SISLT Back to School Social at Shakespeare's Downtown

Welcome to a new year in the Library and Information Science Program! Whether this is your first or last year in thep program, we encourage you to attend this event.

SISLT is hosting a social at Shakespeare's Downtown on Thursday, September 14th at 5:30 pm. 
  • Meet your peers in SISLT  
  • Eat free, delicious pizza
Stop by for free pizza and meet your fellow students and faculty in the Columbia area and beyond.

Saturday, May 13, 2017

Internship Opportunity!

Jefferson College Library in Hillsboro, Missouri is offering a paid internship for Library Science students in the Fall of 2017.  Applications will be open until July 31, and we'll be looking to have the intern start around early August. 

Please see the full description and application process at

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Don't forget to sign up for the MOBIUS Conference in Columbia, MO!

MOBIUS invites you to attend the 2017 MOBIUS Annual Conference, June 5-7, at the Holiday Inn Executive Center in Columbia, Missouri! The MOBIUS Annual Conference provides an opportunity for all of us to network, share ideas, learn from our colleagues, and support our consortium. This year’s schedule relies on many of your colleagues as well as a track dedicated to the highly anticipated Innovative products being introduced this year to make up a diverse schedule that will keep you engaged and on top of the latest library trends and issues in the profession. Please plan to join us on Monday evening, June 5th as we kick off this year’s conference with a MOBIUS Welcome Reception! We will follow this up with the very popular ‘Dine Arounds’ at various local Columbia restaurants for dinner. Please note that If you choose to participate in this event, you will need to indicate this during online registration!
 Transportation will be provided once again thanks to Innovative Interfaces, Inc. Tuesday, June 6th will be a full day of sessions and exhibits including five tracks that will help to focus your conference experience. Lastly, you’ll have the chance to attend one of two training sessions Wednesday, June 7th. You will have a unique opportunity to participate in the Management Development Institute’s workshop on ‘Engaging Millennials at Work.' The second training workshop is another full-day workshop entitled, ‘ERM and Knowledge Base by Innovative.’ To register for one of these workshops, simply add the one you would like to attend to your schedule on Space is limited and slots will fill up fast for these workshops, so please register soon! Conference registration is now open until June 4th. As in past conferences, registration is at no cost to Missouri library employees and hotel rooms will be paid for by the LSTA grant. However, attendees are encouraged to share a room with another conference attendee. If the roommate is working in a Missouri library, the total cost of the room will be paid using LSTA funds. If an attendee does not want to share a room, or chooses to share a room with someone who is not attending the conference (such as a family member), they will have to pay for half of the total room cost. The conference rate for rooms is $105.85. Funds are limited for rooms, so call and reserve a room as soon as possible. 


To register for the conference, please visit <> and follow the "Register" link in the top menu which will take you to Eventbrite for registration. Once there you will click the big green 'Register' button, and fill out the short form on the following page. Please read these pages because there is valuable information about room sharing and the potential costs to you if you choose not to have a roommate. After you've made it through the registration process, you will be taken to - a tool for checking out the conference schedule and choosing the sessions you would like to attend. Although it isn't strictly necessary to sign up for the majority of sessions, we recommend you do so. **IMPORTANT**Certain choices have a "Limited" tag next to their name. These sessions have a maximum capacity and if they fill up before you get there you will have to go on the waiting list or choose another session. Specifically, this is the case with the "Dine Arounds" and one of the post-conference training sessions.

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Travel Scholarship for the NCAAL Conference this August!

Award Announcement (Black Caucus of ALA) --

BCALA's Smiley Student Travel Award plans to support at least one student for the upcoming NCAAL conference August 9-13, 2017 in Atlanta, GA. The winner(s) will receive a $500 award to attend the conference.

Applicant Criteria:

  • Must be enrolled as a student in an LIS program;
  • Condition of selection, student must have already registered to attend 10th NCAAL (National Conference of African-American Librarians);
  • Submit a 250 word essay reflecting on the theme of the conference: “Beyond Library Walls: Innovative Ways to Engage Our Community” and discuss why you plan to attend;
  • Submit an article to the BCALA Newsletter by deadline for issue after the conference about your experience attending the conference;
Deadline is June 1, 2017 by 11:59pm!  Please send entries and inquiries to Gladys Smiley Bell (GLADYS.BELL@HAMPTONU.EDU).

Winner(s) will be announced at ALA Annual Conference in Chicago, IL, during BCALA's Membership Meeting, Sunday, June 25, 2017.

Sunday, May 7, 2017

Fall 2017 Practicum Opportunity!

A practicum opportunity at MU Libraries is available for the fall 2017 semester.  This practicum will be jointly supervised by Special Collections and Digital Services and will allow a student to work on a project through several stages, including planning, implementation, and marketing.  The practicum will focus on digitization of a collection of original political cartoons by John Tinney McCutcheon, a cartoonist for the Chicago Tribune during the early twentieth century.  The position will allow the student to develop experience in scanning, image manipulation, and metadata, as well as research experience in verifying or estimating publication dates.  The student will also re-describe the collection, update the finding aid on the collection website, and promote the collection through blogs and social media posts.  Successful candidates will have an interest in archives, special collections, and/or digital libraries and will be able to spend time at Ellis Library during the work week.

If interested, please submit a letter of interest and resume to:

Kelli Hansen
Special Collections Librarian


Felicity Dykas
Head, Digital Services

Friday, May 5, 2017

Interested in Special Libraries? Attend this meeting!

You are invited to a special meeting of the Mid-South Chapter of the Special Libraries Association! You and a group will be visiting the Northwest area of Arkansas and would love for you to join us. The plan is to meet up at the University of Arkansas with rising star librarian Kathleen Lehman, to tour the Mullins Library at 10 a.m. Discussion and questions will follow. Next, you will head to the Crystal Bridges Museum of Art a little after 1 p.m. There will be a carpool so you can ride along if you do not have a ride, but we expect limited seating. Finally, you will enjoy a nice meal while at the museum, which closes at 6 p.m.

Who: Mid-South Chapter of the Special Libraries Association (SLA)
What: Library Crawl of Northwest Arkansas
When: May 20, 2017 - 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Where: In Fayetteville, University of Arkansas, and Bentonville (about 1-2 p.m.)

Questions, concerns and carpooling, please send an email to:

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

ARL Program Opportunity - Apply by May 15th!

The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is accepting applications for the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW), a program designed to recruit master of library and information science (MLIS) students from traditionally underrepresented ethnic and racial minority groups into careers in research libraries and archives. The IRDW includes: 

- A stipend of up to $10,000 over two years in support of MLIS education
- Leadership and career development training
- A site visit to an ARL member library
- Financial support for skills development
- A formal mentorship program
The IRDW is funded by ARL member libraries. This program reflects the commitment of ARL members to create a diverse research library workforce that will better reflect the changing demographics of higher education and society and will advance our goals of creating more inclusive, equitable, and just organizations. 
Program Goal and Objectives
The ARL Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce seeks to: 

- Attract MLIS students from underrepresented groups to careers in research libraries and archives
- Strengthen participants’ leadership and job searching skills via a Leadership Symposium held during the American Library Association (ALA) Midwinter Meeting
- Develop a network of peers and mentors who will guide and nurture the career development of the participants
Applicant Criteria
Successful applicants will meet the following criteria: 
- Identify as an underrepresented racial or ethnic minority, based on the categories outlined by the US Census Bureau or Statistics Canada as well as Native, Aboriginal, and Indigenous classifications
- Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States, Canada, or Puerto Rico
- Be accepted into an ALA-accredited MLIS program
- Have a strong interest in pursuing a career in a research library or archive, especially one that is a member of the Association of Research Libraries
To Apply
All applicants are required to submit the following materials by 11:59 p.m. eastern daylight time on Monday, May 15, 2017: 

- Résumé
- Essay (400 words maximum) describing what attracts you to a career in a research library or archive
- Unofficial undergraduate school transcripts, including your last academic semester completed
- Unofficial graduate school transcripts, including your last academic semester completed OR official letter of acceptance into a graduate-level program in library and information science
- Two letters of recommendation (See application requirements for details.)

For more information about the program and the application process, visit the Initiative to Recruit a Diverse Workforce (IRDW) website
About the Association of Research Libraries
The Association of Research Libraries (ARL) is a nonprofit organization of 124 research libraries in the US and Canada. ARL’s mission is to influence the changing environment of scholarly communication and the public policies that affect research libraries and the diverse communities they serve. ARL pursues this mission by advancing the goals of its member research libraries, providing leadership in public and information policy to the scholarly and higher education communities, fostering the exchange of ideas and expertise, facilitating the emergence of new roles for research libraries, and shaping a future environment that leverages its interests with those of allied organizations. ARL is on the web at

Monday, May 1, 2017

Call for Proposals: 2017 ACRL/NY Symposium! Deadline: May 5th!

The Greater New York Metropolitan Area Chapter of ACRL is soliciting presentation proposals for its December 1st 2017 Symposium.

The theme of this year’s Symposium is the academic library mission within the twenty-first century information environment.

The planning committee is accepting proposals for 20-minute presentations on the following three topics:

1) Ways in which librarians at institutions with limited acquisitions capacity can contribute to the preservation, accessibility and discoverability of research-valuable information.
How do librarians at smaller institutions participate in inter-institutional efforts to build and maintain rich shared collections? How do they advocate on behalf of students and faculty to ensure that materials required for teaching, learning and research remain accessible?

2) Benefits and challenges of academic libraries’ collaboration with their commercial partners
What are the roles of libraries and vendors within the academic information ecosystem? 
How do we reconcile the interests of profit-driven commercial entities with the academic mission of college and research libraries?  Proposals that address the status quo or delineate aspirational ideals will be welcomed. We are especially interested in frameworks that define how academic libraries’ functions are or should be distinct from those of our commercial partners.

3) Ways in which academic libraries have worked to ensure the preservation, accessibility and discoverability of endangered research-valuable content.
How have libraries and librarians from all kinds of academic institutions taken responsibility for the preservation and accessibility of endangered research-valuable content? Proposals may also address specific gaps where our profession is failing to fulfill our mission regarding such content.

Categories of endangered research-valuable material include (but are not limited to):
  • materials in danger of disappearing because they are inconvenient for or hostile to a political regime or agenda;
  • genres of materials historically seen as not of research value and so outside the traditional purview of academic and research libraries;
  • materials in non-traditional formats that are seldom collected by academic and research libraries
Proposal submissions should be 250-500 words in length and should be received by May 5, 2017. Notifications of acceptance will be sent out in late May/ early June.
Abstracts for presentations should be submitted using this form:

The 2017 ACRL/NY Symposium will be held December 1st, 2017 at the Vertical Campus at Baruch College, City University of New York.
Questions about the submission process or about the Symposium in general should be sent to

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Webinar about Makerspaces - FREE FOR ALISE MEMBERS!

Date: May 3, 2017

Time: 2:00 - 3:00pm EST

Registration Fees: 
Free for ALISE members
$50 for non-members

Makerspaces in Libraries: Creating Change through Active Partnerships with Communities  

This webinar will discuss how libraries promote active community engagement through Makerspaces. A Makerspace is a place for community members to engage in creative making activities in a range of domains, offering access to fabrication technologies and social opportunities with other Makers. Community engagement is the key to success. Several library Makerspaces are currently practicing innovative approaches to engaging their communities. However, there seems to be a lack of consensus regarding what social responsibilities library Makerspaces must assume in today’s society. The panel proposes the following overarching questions:
  • What social responsibilities do Makerspaces in a library have to their community?
  • What are some of the effective ways Makerspaces currently practice to engage community?
  •  What should LIS educators do to promote community engagement and social responsibility in and through library Makerspaces?


Kyungwon Koh, PhD, Assistant ProfessorDr. Kyungwon Koh is an assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma School of Library and Information Studies. Her areas of expertise include the Maker movement in libraries and education, information behavior, and youth services. She earned a PhD and Masters at Florida State University. Currently, she is the principal investigator of two IMLS-funded research projects on youth and Makerspaces.


June Abbas, PhD, Professor
Dr. June Abbas is a professor at OU. Youth, libraries services, technologies, and understanding and representing users’ information behavior through system design are at the center of her research.

Leanne Bowler, PhD, Associate Professor
Chair of the Department of Information Culture and Data Stewardship at the School of Information Sciences, University of Pittsburgh. Her research explores youth interactions with information, data, and technology, as well as librarianship for the 21st century. She is currently investigating ways to support young people’s critical technical practices and data literacy in community-based maker spaces.

Heather Moorefield-Lang, Ed.D, Assistant Professor
Heather Moorefield-Lang is an assistant professor at the University of South Carolina in the School of Library and Information Science. Her research is focused in emerging technologies and their use in education and libraries. Her current research focuses on makerspaces in libraries of all types and levels. To learn more about Heather and her work, see her website www.techfifteen.comor follow her on Twitter @actinginthelib.

Rebekah Willett, PhD, Associate Professor
Dr. Willett has conducted research on children’s media cultures, focusing on issues of play, literacy, identity, and learning. Her publications include work on makerspaces, playground games, amateur camcorder cultures, online chat and gaming, and children’s story writing.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

The MLA Conference's Call for Proposals is almost over!

2017 Missouri Library Association Annual Conference Call for Proposals

The 2017 Missouri Library Association Annual Conference will be held on Wednesday October 4 through Friday October 6, 2017 at the Sheraton Westport Chalet in St. Louis, MO. 
Mark your calendars! 

We are now accepting submissions for all of the following types of proposals: breakout sessions, table talks, poster sessions, pre-conferences, and networking events.
The proposal form is here:​.


Questions? Send them to

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

KC SISLT Students: Social Event!

KC SISLT students,

Join Professor Lebeau and Bailey Grim for drinks and appetizers at The Brick.  Indulge in some well deserved R&R before finals! 

Where*: The Brick, 1727 McGee St., Kansas City, MO 64108 

When: Friday, April 28th at 7:00 pm


Sunday, April 23, 2017

National History Day Volunteer Opportunity!

Celebrate National History Day at the state contest on April 29 at the University of Missouri in Columbia!
The State Historical Society is seeking volunteers to serve as judges at this exciting annual event. They hope you will support Missouri students as they express their passion for history through five diverse competition categories: documentaries, exhibits, papers, performances, and websites. 

The creativity and hard work that History Day students put into their projects is amazing! Top finishers will advance to represent Missouri at the national contest in the Washington, DC, area in June. If you decide to volunteer, thank you in advance for sharing your time and your talents with these students.
Judges can expect to spend the day interacting with students from across the state in grades six through twelve and providing constructive comments on their work. This feedback contributes to their learning experience and helps prepare top finishers for nationals. 

To thank you for your essential participation in National History Day in Missouri 2017, you will be provided with a light breakfast, lunch, and a travel stipend of up to $50 for those whose round trip mileage exceeds 75 miles.
Sign up today. If you have already volunteered, thank you for saving the date of April 29 for an exciting, interactive day of history. Please feel free to share this invitation with others who may be interested and email, or call 573.882.7083 with questions.

Friday, April 21, 2017

In St. Louis? Do you like museums & conferences? Volunteers needed!

The American Alliance of Museums is seeking a diverse group of volunteers to welcome attendees at the world’s largest gathering of museum professionals, which will be held in St. Louis in May.

The 2017 Annual Meeting & Museum Expo attracts leaders and decision makers from a wide range of cultural institutions, including art, history, and science museums; military and maritime museums; children's museums; aquariums, zoos, arboretums, and botanical gardens; and historic homes and sites. For more information, visit or follow on Twitter at #AAM2017.

Volunteers will be needed to assist with logistics at the Annual Meeting – held May 7-10 at America’s Center in downtown St. Louis – as well as assist at tours, workshops and other events at area museums.

Volunteers must live, work, or study in Missouri or Illinois, commit to a four-hour shift, and attend an orientation session. Volunteers will receive one complimentary day’s registration at the conference in return for covering a four-hour volunteer shift.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Scholarship! - Deadline: April 21, 2017

Applications are now open for the 2017 Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship, sponsored by the Freedom to Read Foundation (FTRF), and four half scholarships for students to attend “Intellectual Freedom and Censorship,” a 2-credit graduate course in Intellectual Freedom offered through the University of Illinois iSchool, sponsored by the Judith F. Krug Memorial Fund. 

The Conable Conference Scholarship provides funding for an LIS student or recent graduate to attend the American Library Association's Annual Conference. The 2017 ALA Annual Conference will be held June 22-27 in Chicago. The goal of the Gordon M. Conable Conference Scholarship is to advance two principles that Conable held dear: intellectual freedom and mentorship. The scholarship provides for conference registration, transportation, and housing for six nights, along with a $300 stipend for meals and other expenses. In return, the recipient is expected to attend FTRF and other intellectual freedom meetings and events at the conference, consult with a mentor/board member, and provide a report about their experiences. The recipient also will receive a one-year FTRF membership and will be invited to provide updates about his or her experience on the Freedom to Read Foundation blog

FTRF is pleased to also offer four half scholarships ($700 each) and textbooks for “Intellectual Freedom and Censorship,” an online graduate-level course on intellectual freedom for library and information science (LIS) students around the country. The course will be taught by iSchool professor Emily Knox, who was awarded the 2015 Instructor of the Year award by the WISE (Web-based Information Science Education) consortium. 

The deadline to apply for the Conable Conference Scholarship or the “Intellectual Freedom and Censorship” course scholarship is April 21, 2017. Learn more and apply at If you have questions, contact the Freedom to Read Foundation at or 312-280-4226.

Monday, April 10, 2017

NMRT Member? Attending ALA? Want to try and win funds for a ticketed event?

This year’s ALA Annual Conference Professional Development Attendance Award committee is happy to announce that they are now accepting applications for the 2017 cycle. This award will allow two recipients to attend a ticketed event of their choice ($100 or less) at the 2017 Annual Conference in Chicago.  This award is intended to help NMRT members attend an event that will enhance their professional development and networking experience that might be otherwise out of reach. Applications are due by April 15, 2017 at 6pm EST. Winners will be notified by May 6, 2017.

For more information and to apply visit: v6TexRFIORpoinDQ2

Friday, April 7, 2017

2-Year Residency Position Available! Apply by APRIL 17th!

Visiting Residency Librarian and Visiting Assistant Professor (Four Positions)
University Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign’s Library is pleased to announce a new opportunity for early-career librarians to gain professional experience and mentoring through a new library residency program. The residency program is offered to librarians within two years of receiving their degrees. The University Library seeks opportunities to help early career librarians embark on successful careers in academic and research libraries. Through the program, the residency librarian will gain in-depth work experience in academic librarianship, will be introduced to academic library administration, and will gain experience designing, conducting, and sharing the results of a research project. As part of a cohort of new professionals, the resident will benefit from mentoring and the opportunity to work closely with a group of individuals in the University Library. Individuals hoping to help the library advance and with the interest in developing themselves as a professional and scholar are encouraged to apply.

Time period:  Start date August 16, 2017 through – August 15, 2019

We are recruiting to fill four, two-year positions with individuals who desire to build their skills and contribute to one of the following four areas of strategic importance and need to the institution: African American Studies Resident, Data Visualization, Digital Humanities Pedagogy, and Digital Preservation.  . 

Information on the projected responsibilities of the four positions is available here:

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Library is a leader in the delivery of user services, and active programs in information, instructional, access, and scholarly services which help the Library to maintain its place at the intellectual heart of the campus. The Library also holds one of the preeminent research collections in the world, encompassing more than 13 million volumes and a total of more than 23 million items. The Library is committed to maintaining the strongest collections and service programs possible, and to engaging in research, development, and scholarly practice - all of which support the University's missions of teaching, research, and public engagement. The Library employs approximately 90 faculty members, and more than 300 academic professionals, staff, and graduate assistants. For more information, see:

·         ALA-accredited Masters of library and information science or an equivalent degree received in 2015-2017 with degree received by August 16, 2017.
·         All successful applicants will have demonstrated ability to work collegially and cooperatively with others in a team environment.
·         All successful applicants will have demonstrated ability to communicate effectively in writing as evidenced by their cover letter
·         Familiarity with or demonstrated interest in the area(s) of librarianship relevant to the specific residency positions in which the candidate has an interest.

·         African American Studies Resident :
o   Additional advanced degree in a humanities or social sciences discipline, with a focus on African American Studies;
o   Familiarity with or demonstrated interest in digital publishing and scholarly communications;
o   Teaching experience or experience conducting training;
o   Familiarity with collection development in an academic library setting     
·         Data Analytics and Visualization Resident:
o   Coursework or experience in data visualization;
o   Familiarity with data visualization tools (e.g., Tableau, Splunk, R);
o   Familiarity with best practices in data visualization;
o   Coursework or experience in statistical analysis; 
o   Familiarity with conducting training and teaching, and developing program materials;
o   Demonstrated ability to remain conversant with newly evolving technologies;
·         Digital Humanities Pedagogy Resident:
o   Knowledge of or demonstrated experience with research methods and tools in digital humanities, especially for text analysis or digital publishing;
o   Demonstrated experience or familiarity with teaching workshops or conducting other types of training events, especially for digital tools;
o   Demonstrated experience with instructional design or development of program materials;
o   Ability to remain conversant with newly evolving technologies;
·         Digital Preservation Resident:
o   training or professional experience in digital preservation and born-digital content processing and/or data curation;
o   knowledge of best and evolving practice for providing access to content stored in proprietary, obsolete, and threatened file formats;
o   ability to install and evaluate computer programs; 
o   demonstrated interest in developing digital preservation procedures and policy; 
o   strong project management and research skills 

Position Available:  The expected start date for the four Visiting Resident Librarians is August 16, 2017. 

Salary and Rank:  The salary for all four positions is $50,000. A relocation allowance will be provided to offset documented expenses. Successful candidate will join the University Library as Visiting Assistant Professors. 

Terms of Appointment: Twelve-month appointment; 24 annual vacation days; 11 annual paid holidays; 12 annual sick-leave days (cumulative), plus an additional 13 sick-leave days (non-cumulative) available, if needed, each year; health insurance requiring a small co-payment is provided to employee (with the option to purchase coverage for spouse and dependents); required participation in State Universities Retirement System (SURS) (8% of annual salary is withheld and is refundable upon termination), with several options for participation in additional retirement plans; newly-hired employees are covered by the Medicare portion of Social Security and are subject to its deduction.

Campus & Community: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign is a comprehensive and major public land-grant university (Doctoral/Research University-Extensive) that is ranked among the best in the world. Chartered in 1867, it provides undergraduate and graduate education in more than 150 fields of study, conducts theoretical and applied research, and provides public service to the state and the nation. It employs 3,000 faculty members who serve 31,000 undergraduates and 12,000 graduate and professional students; approximately 25% of faculty receives campus-wide recognition each year for excellence in teaching. More information about the campus is available at

The University is located in the twin cities of Champaign and Urbana, which have a combined population of 100,000 and are situated about 140 miles south of Chicago, 120 miles west of Indianapolis, and 170 northeast of St. Louis. The University and its surrounding communities offer a cultural and recreational environment ideally suited to the work of a major research institution. For more information about the community, visit: or

To Apply:  To ensure full consideration, please create your candidate profile at and upload your letter of interest (detailing which position or positions you are interested in being considered for and details about your skills and experiences in that area),curriculum vitae, and contact information (including email addresses) for three professional references. Please see this web page for more information on each position (  Samples of relevant work or links to portfolios are also appreciated. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For questions, please contact Library Human Resources at 217-333-8169. 

Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration, applications must be received by April 17, 2017. The review of applications will continue until the position is filled.