Urbana, IL: Visiting Design & Materials Research Librarian/Visiting Asst Professor, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Job Opening Title: Visiting Design & Materials Research Librarian /Visiting Assistant Professor

Employer Name: University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Job Location: Urbana, IL

Application Deadline: 1/29/21

Salary Range: Minimum salary is $60,000 and commensurate with credentials and experience.

Link to job posting: https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board/job-details?jobID=140625&job=visiting-design-materials-research-librarian-and-visiting-assistant-professor-ricker-library-of-architecture-and-art-140625

Years of experience required:

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Reporting to the Head of Ricker Library of Architecture & Art, the Visiting Design & Materials Research Librarian contributes to the research support, instruction, and outreach efforts of the University Library. The incumbent will join a team of thoughtful, user-centered colleagues who are passionate about designing and implementing inclusive, innovative, and collaborative projects with our users. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are major focuses of our projects and initiatives, and we would welcome your energy, ideas, and input in this area.

Specific duties include:

-Lead design research initiatives at the University Library, including researching and implementing the findings of a feasibility study to institute a materials research library
-Liaise with the Siebel Center for Design, as well as one or more design-related unit in the School of Architecture or School of Art & -Design, based on education and interests. This includes the following activities:
-Collect resources in assigned liaison area, including print (published and self-published materials such as zines and ephemera), electronic, primary source, material samples, and open access resources; work collaboratively with Head of Ricker Library on joint collection development and collection management efforts; and potentially with other Library units as relevant
-Provide research consultation services for the University’s students and faculty in assigned liaison area, as well as contribute to reference and circulation efforts generally at Ricker Library
-Lead instruction activities in assigned liaison areas; work collaboratively with Head of Ricker Library on cohesive instruction design, curriculum mapping, and assessment strategies across Ricker’s assigned units
-Engage with colleagues across the University Library, including in areas such as engineering, city planning and landscape architecture, business, as well as media and undergraduate services, to support multidisciplinary work
-Support the mission, goals, and objectives of the Library and the University
-Contribute to the work of relevant Library and University committees and workgroups
-Contribute to the national and international reputation of the University Library through professional research, service, and collaboration with appropriate colleagues and organizations.