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POSITION: Night Circulation Librarian/Instructor
DEPARTMENT: Library Services
APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applications begins July 8, 2013, and continues until campus interviews are scheduled.


Position Available: Eastern Illinois University’s Booth Library is seeking a librarian, to serve as an annually-contracted faculty member at the level of instructor, for night and weekend hours.

Responsibilities: Reporting to the head of Circulation Services, the individual will have supervisory responsibilities over public service desks and personnel.

Requirements: Candidate must possess an ALA-accredited MLS.  Prefer candidates with good planning and organizational skills, a dedication to public service, and strong interpersonal and communication skills. 

Terms of Appointment and Salary: This is an annually contracted, 12-month faculty position. Annual increases in salary are defined by a collective bargaining agreement, and include evaluation in the areas of teaching/primary duties, research and creative activity, and service. The minimum salary for appointment at the rank of Instructor is $46,236.

Starting Date: Proposed starting date is August 20, 2013, negotiable.

The Library: Booth Library is located in the heart of Eastern Illinois University’s campus and contains over a million cataloged volumes.  A comprehensive program of Library Services is offered to students, faculty and citizens of Illinois. References services is staffed by seven librarians and four support staff, and consists of reference, library instruction, government documents, and a teachers center.

The University Community: Eastern Illinois University places priority on teaching excellence for a quality student body in a residential setting. Approximately 10,000 students are enrolled in undergraduate and graduate programs. Eastern offers faculty a wide range of research and public service activities. The University is located in east central Illinois and combines the benefits of a community of 20,000 with access to several large cities, including Chicago, St. Louis, and Indianapolis.

Applications: Review of applications begins July 8, 2013, and continues until campus interviews are scheduled. The preferred method for submission of application materials would be a single PDF file to Dr. Allen Lanham, Dean of Library Services, in care of A complete application file must contain a letter of application; current vita; unofficial copy of graduate transcripts; and the names, addresses, telephone numbers, and e-mail addresses of three professional references.

Eastern Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer - minority/female/disability/veteran - committed to achieving a diverse community.

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