Government Information and Data Services Librarian

Posted to IASSIST on: 2007-05-23

Employer: Western Illinois University Libraries

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Western Illinois University Libraries seeks an innovative and user-oriented Government Information and Data Services Librarian to become part of their exciting transformation into a digital information commons. The successful candidate will plan, develop, and deliver government information and spatial and numeric data services across the university.

RESPONSIBILITIES: The Government Information and Data Services Librarian is responsible for the continued development of the Library GIS/map services. Working closely with library colleagues the Government Information and Data Services Librarian participates in the selection, organization, and delivery of data collections. Other responsibilities include: serves as liaison to academic departments; participates in reference and instruction; works collaboratively with the Government Documents Librarian to insure access to government information; participates in government information outreach activities to the University and surrounding communities; contributes in departmental and library planning; serves on library-wide and University committees; and completes research and service activities to achieve tenure and promotion.

RANK & SALARY: 12 month, tenure-track position, with a minimum annual salary of $62,338 as an assistant professor. Western Illinois University offers a competitive benefits package that includes domestic partner benefits. For full benefit information visit WIU Faculty are members of an AFT-affiliated collective bargaining campus.

REQUIRED: ALA-accredited master’s degree. A sixth-year specialist degree in librarianship or an advanced / professional degree must be completed within one year of initial appointment. Experience with using U.S. government information resources. Experience using GIS or demonstrated interest in learning GIS (GIS educational opportunities will be available through WIU’s Geography Department classes and commercial vendor workshops). Reference experience. Excellent oral and written communication skills.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS: Map library experience. Federal Depository Library Program experience. Experience evaluating online government information for inclusion in library Web pages. Experience providing bibliographic instruction in an academic library. Familiarity with using: SPSS or other data analysis software applications; international government organization resources; and legal reference resources.

Archived on: 2007-08-16