Monthly Archives: September 2012

Applications for Human Resource Associate due 10/12

The University Library is seeking a highly-experienced and well-trained professional to lead the Library’s Human Resources Department.  This is a Civil Service position.  For fullest consideration, applicants should submit required information by October 12, 2012.
We seek a knowledgeable and skilled communicator who can provide the expertise needed to head this critical department and who can efficiently navigate the public university system and appropriately inform staff on labor relations, laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and protocol.
The Human Resources Associate is vital to the hiring process. Position responsibilities include developing and implementing policies and programs that support the mission, vision, values and culture of the Library as directed by the University Librarian for the five Library sites and more than 20 operational units of the University Library The chosen candidate will ensure that the Library is and remains compliant with the university, state, federal laws and regulations that govern personnel practices particularly in the higher public education system. This incumbent will manage the hiring process that will result in the successful recruitment, selection, hiring, orientation, and retention of highly-qualified and diverse Faculty, Academic Professionals and Civil Service employees. The individual will be responsible for planning and implementing staff development programs and facilitating training. When necessary, the conducting of individual job audits is required along with clearly explaining the impact on the employee. Professional representation and participation in union negotiations is also required. Because the Human Resources Associate will counsel other department heads, supervisors and employees in the resolution of work-related problems, he or she will be required to remain neutral and exhibit a paramount level of diplomacy and tact in the most sensitive situations. The individual must maintain absolute privacy of all Library employees. The Associate, acting as a catalyst in resolving issues, will evaluate and assess each situation separately and eventually advise staff on various procedural and legal aspects of Human Resources protocol and procedure.
The minimum qualifications for this position include a Bachelor’s degree in Human Resource Administration, Labor Relations, Business Administration or a related field and a minimum of two years of work experience performing professional-level human resources duties.
Highly desirable qualifications include more than 10 years experience performing professional-level human resources duties; a Master of Library Sciences degree from an American Library Association accredited program and/or experience working as a librarian in an academic research library; Professional Human Resource Certification (PHR) or Human Resources Institute Certification (HRCI).
To Apply: For fullest consideration, please complete an online application by clicking the Proceed to Application button below AND submit an Exam Request for CB2360 – Human Resource Associate (University Library). In addition transcripts may be uploaded within the Application. The application must include all work experience, detailed job duties, start and end dates and whether the position was part time or full time.
This position does not require the applicant to be present for an exam. The exam for this classification is a credentials assessment with a score based on your education and experience submitted. You will not receive a test date.
Transcripts must be uploaded within the application, hand delivered, or mailed directly from the institution to:
University of Illinois at Chicago
Recruitment and Staffing
Human Resources Building Room 109
715 S. Wood Street M/C 862
Chicago IL 60612
Attn: CB2630-CF
For fullest consideration, the above mentioned requirements must be submitted no later than Friday, October 12th. All information submitted will be thoroughly evaluated and verified.

Library seeks Director of Advancement

The University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) invites applications for the Director of Advancement position for the University Library.  This is an Academic Professional position.  Closing date for applications is October 19, 2012.  Applications are processed through the University’s HireTouch system; information is available online.
UIC is the largest public research university in the Chicago area with over 27,000 students and 12,000 faculty and staff. In recent years, UIC has significantly increased its private funding base, having successfully completed a comprehensive campaign that secured over $675 million.
The UIC Library is a hub of collections, connections and expertise dedicated to the success of the education, clinical practice and research-based discoveries of UIC students and faculty. The Library hosts over 1 million patrons annually at its two Chicago facilities, plus millions more visitors who access services on-line. Over 2.7 million volumes, 65,000 journals, and numerous special collections are available to patrons.
The Director of Advancement is the chief advancement officer for the UIC Library. The Director plans and implements development-focused programs designed to increase philanthropic support of the Library’s strategic funding priorities. The Director also provides leadership and counsel to the Dean and other Library faculty and staff on all advancement-related matters. Additional responsibilities include devising goals and strategies plus carrying out tactical activities to secure and steward philanthropic support; and managing a portfolio of Library donors and prospects, with particular emphasis on those who donate significant corporate/foundation grants and in-kind gifts of general or special collection materials.
The ideal candidate will be an experienced development professional who is also a creative, ambitious, collaborative and values-oriented leader. Other qualifications include:
·         Three or more years of direct fundraising experience, including a demonstrable record of success building relationships and securing philanthropic support from individuals, corporate and foundation donors.
·         Professional experience or demonstrable interest in working at a comprehensive university and/or an academic library.
·         Excellent oral and written communications and relationship-building skills.
·         High integrity and ability to work with diverse constituencies.
·         Bachelor’s degree is required, an advanced degree is preferred.

Peg Burnette accepts position at UIUC Library

Peg Burnette will leave her position as Assistant Professor and Regional Assistant Librarian, Peoria, as of October 15, 2012.  She has accepted the post of Biomedical Sciences Librarian at the Social Sciences, Health, and Education Library at UIUC.

Peg has served in a variety of positions in the Library since 1981.  She has contributed her special talents, creativity and leadership to building dynamic curricular and research programs that have helped students and faculty achieve their goals.  Her generous spirit will be greatly missed at LHS-P and in various Library committees where she has made many contributions.

A farewell celebration to thank Peg and acknowledge her hard work, dedication, and contributions to the University is scheduled for Wednesday, October 3, 2012, 2:00 – 5:00 p.m., at the Library of the Health Sciences-Peoria.

Recent promotions, new hires, new assignments

Recent employee promotions and new assignments as well as new staff are listed below (in chronological order):

Cynthia Henry was reassigned to Access Services, LHS, effective July 22, 2012.

Nina Williams was promoted to Senior Library Specialist in Circulation-Bookstacks effective August 6, 2012.

Michael Wawzenek was hired as a Library Assistant in Circulation-DRU effective August 6, 2012.

Kristin Martin accepted the position as Electronic Resources Librarian effective August 16, 2012.

Lisa Zhao has an additional appointment as Database Maintenance Librarian effective August 16, 2012.

Jessie Duran was reclassified to Administrative Aide effective August 20, 2012.

Brenton Bialik was hired as Library Clerk (part-time) at LHS-Rockford effective August 20, 2012.

Carmen Howard was hired as Visiting Assistant Regional Librarian & Visiting Assistant Professor effective September 1, 2012.

Frederica Buckman was promoted to Library Operations Associate effective September 2, 2012.

Tiffany Saucier was hired as a Library Assistant in Circulation Desk effective September 4, 2012.

Save the date for Open Access presentation, 10/23

Jennifer Howard, a reporter who covers publishing, scholarly communication, libraries, archives, digital humanities, humanities research, and technology for The Chronicle of Higher Education, will be the featured speaker as the UIC Library celebrates Open Access Week.  Howard’s presentation is Tuesday, October 23, at 3:30 p.m. in Daley Library room 1-470.