Macomb, IL: Post MLS Graduate Assistant, Western Illinois University

Job Opening Title: Post MLS Graduate Assistant
Institution/Organization Name: Western Illinois University
Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Macomb, IL
Application Deadline: Rolling
Years of experience required: None

Western Illinois University (WIU) Libraries announces an exciting paid Post-MLS graduate assistantship opportunity for a librarian-archivist interested in Archives and Special Collections.  The graduate assistant will work 20 hours each week in the Archives. Specific duties will depend upon candidate interest and departmental need but could include processing, cataloging, records management, and reference. At the same time the graduate assistant will pursue a second master’s degree with a complete tuition waiver (in and out of state tuition paid).  This is an excellent opportunity for a librarian-archivist to gain experience working in an academic archive while earning a second master’s degree that is often required for tenure-track or other academic library-archives positions.  WIU is a comprehensive university with strong graduate programs in history, political science, geography, English, museum studies, education, instructional design, and other areas.

For more information about the WIU Archives and Special Collections, please see:

For more information about graduate study at WIU, please see:

The anticipated start date for this position is fall semester, 2014.  The position is scheduled to last for three to four semesters.  (The tuition waiver includes summer.)  Inquiries welcome to the email address below.  To apply, email a resume, cover letter addressing your archives interest and experience and your ultimate career goals, plus contact information for three professional references, including email, to:

Dr. Jeff Hancks
WIU Libraries
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
(309) 298-2718

Applications will be reviewed as they are received.  Applications received by May 15 will receive priority consideration.

Please note: Acceptance into a WIU graduate program of study is required before any offer of employment can be made.

Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and has a strong institutional commitment to diversity. In that spirit, we are particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people, including, but not limited to, minorities, women, and individuals with disabilities. Western Illinois University has a non-discrimination policy that includes sex, race, color, sexual orientation, religion, age, marital status, national origin, disability, or veteran status.

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