Librarian (3 Available)

  • The College of Lake County
  • Grayslake, IL
Full Time Academia Education

Job Description

We are growing! Three full time faculty librarian positions available.

Are you a seeking a position where your first priority is students? Do you have experience or a desire to teach and an excitement in sharing the wealth of information and discovery? Are you a seeker of new, improved, or unique services to offer the best solutions and to eliminate barriers for students? Do you excel in a collaborative, team atmosphere? Do you have a sense of humor and don’t take yourself too seriously?

If so, you may be looking for us and we may be looking for you.

The College of Lake County is committed to a new Strategic Plan and Student Success Framework and we seek to recruit and retain three faculty librarians who:
• Value intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching strategies.
• Value equity and inclusion to create a welcoming sense of belonging for all students
• Demonstrate commitment to creating a culturally relevant and personalized learning experience to maximize student success.
• Reflect the diversity of our community.

Under the direction of the Dean, Library Testing and Academic Success, the librarians are responsible for providing library instruction, research and reference services to the College of Lake County community.

The librarians will participate in department, division, and general meetings, serve on division and college committees, and participate in other forms of college service. Librarians are required to maintain an active program of professional development related to institutional objectives. Librarians shall maintain current knowledge of subject matter via professional organization membership, attendance of seminars, conferences and classes, and professional publications.

The College of Lake County (CLC) is a comprehensive community college located in northeastern Illinois committed to being an innovative educational institution providing life-changing paths for our students by offering exceptional learning experiences. The college is widely recognized for student success, business and community partnerships, and for the achievements of our faculty, staff and alumni.

Mission: The College of Lake County is a comprehensive community college committed to equitable, high-quality education, cultural enrichment and partnerships to advance the diverse communities it serves.

Vision: The College of Lake County is a leader in providing innovative education and workforce solutions.

Values: Excellence, Purpose, Integrity, Compassion, Unity and Inclusion

College of Lake County is committed to a diverse workforce that represents our student body. Our search process is designed to promote increasing the diversity of our full-time faculty. Search committee members are committed to diversity and this serves as the basis of a successful search at CLC.

Required Qualifications:

1. Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science from ALA accredited institution.
2. Demonstrated effective teaching, presentation and communication skills.

Desired Qualifications: 

1. Bilingual in Spanish.
2. Experience in a community college setting.

Special Instructions:

Applicants selected for an interview will be required to submit a minimum of three (3) letters of recommendation.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, with priority consideration given to applications completed by February 14, 2020. Additional completed applications may be considered after February 14, 2020. Posting will remain open until the position is filled.

This is a full-time, tenure track faculty position. Salary placement is commensurate with education and experience. The minimum 2020 – 2021 academic year (Fall & Spring Semester) base salary range is $59,807 with a master’s degree to $75,944 with a doctorate in the subject field. Optional contract for the summer session offers potential for significantly greater earnings.

Faculty may be assigned to any of the three CLC campuses; Grayslake, Lakeshore or Southlake. New faculty hires are required to attend orientation the week prior to the start date of August 17, 2020.

Foreign Transcripts: Transcripts issued outside the United States require a course-by-course analysis with an equivalency statement from a certified transcript evaluation service verifying the degree equivalency to that of an accredited institution within the USA.

Teaching demonstration required.

The College of Lake County is an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to diversity. In that spirit, it seeks a broad spectrum of candidates including minorities, women and people with disabilities. EOE/AA/M/F/D/V