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Position at University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

From: Annette Morris <morrisa>
Date: Wednesday, January 7, 2004
Archival Operations and Reference Specialist (Academic Professional)
University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign

Position Available: February 16, 2004.  This is a full-time,
regular, Academic Professional position in the University Library.

Reporting to the University Archivist, this full-time Academic
Professional position assists archivists with daily operations and
assumes a leading role in the provision of reference and public
services for the University Archives and its historical manuscript
collections.  The incumbent will oversee the reading room, supervise
student assistants, and perform typical archival functions including
arrangement and description.  Specific responsibilities may include:

    *   conducting reference interviews and providing access to
        archival materials

    *   interpreting access and records policies for users

    *   arranging physical transfer of materials

    *   retrieving archival records and manuscripts for users

    *   supervising and hiring students

    *   preparing exhibits

    *   documenting policies and procedures

    *   arranging and describing specific collections

    *   developing/maintaining content in finding aids and web pages

The University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign is one of the
preeminent research collections in the nation and the world.  With
nearly 10 million volumes and a total of 21 million items, it ranks
third among libraries in the United States and first among public
university libraries in the world.  As the intellectual heart of the
campus, the Library is committed to maintaining the strongest
collections and services possible and engaging in research and
development activities both of which support the University's
mission of teaching, research, and public service.  The Library
currently employs approximately 100 faculty and 300 staff members.
For more detailed information, please visit  The Library consists of more than 40
departmental libraries that are located throughout campus and
administratively organized into eight divisions.  The total amount
of library space is approximately 750,000 NASF.

The University Archives provides services to undergraduates,
graduate students, faculty, the public and visiting scholars.  Its
extensive holdings relate to the University history, personal papers
of prominent faculty and alumni including John Bardeen, Avery
Brundage, and James B. Reston as well as the archives of
organizations such as the American Library Association and the Ad
Council.  The Archives staff includes 5 archivists, 10 graduate
assistants and 3 student assistants.  The University Archives is
responsible for major collections of international status relating
to student life and culture and to John Philip Sousa and American
music. More information can be found at:

Qualifications: Required: Bachelors degree in humanities, social
science, or related field; experience with bibliographic and
research techniques; ability to communicate clearly in person and in
writing; demonstrated ability to work systematically and accurately;
respect for the confidentiality of records and the research needs of
users; ability to exercise independent judgment and participate in
group/team endeavors; demonstrated experience with office automation
applications; proficiency in use of the Internet and Library on-line
catalogs for bibliographic searching; and physical ability; must be
able to lift 30 pound boxes to a height of 6 feet.

Preferred:  Undergraduate specialization in history, political
science or journalism; graduate coursework in history or library
science; prior employment in an archives, manuscripts repository, or
library; supervisory experience; and demonstrated knowledge
developing and editing web pages.

Salary is competitive and is commensurate with experience and

Terms of Appointment: Twelve month appointment; 24 work days
vacation per year; 11 paid holidays; 12 annual sick leave days
(cumulative), plus additional 13 days (non cumulative) per year if
necessary; health insurance, requiring a small co-payment, is
provided to employees (coverage for dependents may be purchased);
participation in the State Universities Retirement System which
includes several private options including TIAA-CREF, is compulsory
upon appointment; newly hired university employees are covered by
the Medicare portion of Social Security, and are subject to its

Campus and 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 2,000 faculty members who serve
26,000 undergraduates and 10,000 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.  More information about the community can be found at
<URL:> and

To apply, send letter of application and complete resume with the
names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three references to

    Cindy Kelly
    Head, Library Human Resources
    University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign
    1408 West Gregory Drive
    Suite 127
    Urbana Il 61801
    mokelly [at] uiuc__edu

Electronic applications are acceptable initially, but must be
followed by a hard copy with signature.

Deadline: In order to ensure full consideration, applications and
nominations should be received by January 30, 2004.

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal
Opportunity Employer

Annette Morris
Preservation Dept.
University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

                  Conservation DistList Instance 17:49
                  Distributed: Friday, January 9, 2004
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Received on Wednesday, 7 January, 2004

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