Job Posting--Illinois Inst. of Technology

Bill Pardue pardue at
Fri Nov 22 07:56:32 EST 1996

The position listed below is for the position of 
Electronic Resources Librarian at the Illinois 
Institute of Technology's Paul V. Galvin Library

The Galvin Library is working on a very specialized
Digital Library project tailored to a
scientific/technical institution, based on years of
accumulated research on the usage patterns of the
scientific and technical communities.  It's really
quite a bold experiment and represents an exciting
opportunity for someone who wants to effect real change
in an up-and-coming library.  By the way, this position
is being listed as a mid-level position.

In addition, IIT just received some major news in the
form of two matching gifts totalling $120 million, on
the way to raising $240 million for campus improvement,
scholarships, technology upgrades, etc. This is sure to
have positive effects for the library.  See today's
Chicago Tribune (11/22) for more details on the gifts,
or check the press release on the IIT web site ( ).

By the way, I'll be cross posting this to Diglib and
Web4Lib.  Feel free to forward this anywhere you see
fit.  The listing should also appear in the Chicago
Tribune this weekend.

--Bill Pardue  (Job Posting Follows)



The Paul V. Galvin Library seeks a creative, energetic,
and highly motivated individual to serve as Electronic
Resources Librarian. 

This mid-level position has responsibilities in the
area of selecting, evaluating, and managing electronic
information resources, provides reference,
bibliographic instruction, and collection development
services.  Acts as the Library webmaster.  This
includes the management of the library web server
(Netscape), the authoring of all library web pages, and
identification of new electronic resources for the
site.  Also includes the testing and evaluation of new
Internet and database software, staff and user
training, and compiling feedback from users.  


An MLS from an ALA accredited library school. 
Demonstrated knowledge of  the literature and databases
in engineering and the sciences.  A minimum of 3 years
experience in a science / engineering, academic or
special library environment.  Proficiency in the use of
a wide range of Internet software (WWW, telnet, ftp,
etc.) as well as proven experience writing HTML, a
working knowledge of OPACs, CD-ROMs, DOS, Windows 95
(or NT), and Word Perfect.   Knowledge of Java and/or
CGI scripting and form development or other
web-applicable language skills, adapting back-end
resources for interactive access by end users.  A
degree is engineering or science is highly desirable.
Candidate will be expected to demonstrate broad
understanding of the role of technology in today's and
tomorrow's library, well-developed interpersonal and
communication skills and the initiative, flexibility
and the ability to work creatively in a rapidly
changing environment.  Ability to quickly adapt to and
learn new software without extensive training,
commitment to providing services to a diverse user
population, ability to work with staff members and the
public in a friendly manner, flexibility and
willingness to embrace change.

Send applications to:

Dept. of Human Resources
Illinois Institute of Technology
3300 S. Federal St.
Chicago, IL  60616


    Bill Pardue--Electronic Resources Librarian
    Galvin Library, Illinois Institute of Tech.
                Chicago, IL  60616
312-567-3615/312-567-5318 (fax) pardue at

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