International Outreach Services Librarian - Illinois Fire Service Institute (142518)

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International Outreach Services Librarian
Illinois Fire Service Institute
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The University of Illinois is a world leader in research, teaching, and public engagement. We serve the state, the nation, and the world by creating knowledge, preparing students for lives of impact, and addressing critical societal needs through the transfer and application of knowledge. As the statutory fire academy for Illinois, the Illinois Fire Service Institute (IFSI) serves firefighters throughout Illinois and the world. World-class instructors deliver more than 14,000 class hours to students online, on campus and at regional training centers throughout the state. IFSI is operated as a continuing education and public service activity by the University of Illinois.

The International Outreach Services Librarian performs duties involved in supporting and assisting international outreach programs and activities for the Library, working under general supervision from IFSI Head Librarian and Director of International Programs. When IFSI Head Librarian and Director of International Programs is unavailable, this person will report to Assistant Director for Library Operations.

1. Assist the Head Librarian and Director of International Programs in conducting programs and activities for international outreach services, including scholarly exchange programs, Visiting Scholar Program for Librarians, delegations from abroad, and, etc.
2. Coordinate with a team of IFSI librarians, graduate and undergraduate student help.
3. Help develop the Institute’s unique library collections to meet international user needs with the assets available.
4. Serve as point of contact for vendors in purchasing library titles for international outreach services.
5. Organize collections and archives, catalog and create metadata records in digital databases, and create finding aids that will be accessible by staff and international users.
6. Serve as the primary reference and information research resource contact for international users.
7. Function as the point of contact for international users’ questions and concerns.
8. Participate in public services and other user-focused activities as part of the IFSI Library team, including library reference services.
9. Provide outreach services training to IFSI instructors, researchers, students, international users, and others in the use of resources and specialty libraries.
10. Collaborate with libraries and other related organizations on campus and beyond campus to support outreach services to meet the needs of international users.
11. Update and maintain the manuals, curriculums, presentations, databases, websites, promotional materials, collections, and archives for the international outreach services operations, programs, activities, and training.
12. Support presentations of Head Librarian and Director of International Programs for various national and international specialty library conferences.
13. Participate in library committees, task forces, and related assignments at local, national, and international communities.
14. Participating in contributing to the national and international reputation of the Library through professional research and committee services with national and international colleagues and organizations.
15. Perform related tasks as needed.

1. Masters degree in Library and Information Sciences from a ALA accredited institution.
2. One year of work experience in a library setting.
3. Demonstrated experience in the development of library training programs.
4. Demonstrated experience effectively communicating and collaborating with people of diverse identifies and backgrounds.
6. Demonstrated experience in the international programming.

1. Collaborative team experience in the outreach services.
2. Experiences in multi-cultural setting.
3. Experience or aptitude for providing in-person or digital reference services.

1. Knowledge of principles and methods for instruction and training for individuals and groups.
2. Knowledge of library business and management principles involved in collection development, cataloging, references, and digital resources and coordination of people and resources.
3. Skill in scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
4. Ability to adjust actions in relation to others' actions and work well in multi-cultural setting.
5. Ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
6. Ability to develop goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish work.
7. Ability to work effectively with staff, the public, and outside constituency groups.
8. Ability to utilize various computer software packages, such as Python, SQL, etc.
9. Be able to work and travel in the weekend, nighttime due to the nature of the international programs.

This is a full-time Civil Service Program Coordinator position appointed on a 12-month service basis. The expected start date is as soon as possible after March 2, 2021. Salary is commensurate with experience.

Applications must be received by March 2, 2021. Apply for this position using the “Apply for Position” button below. If you have not applied before, you must create your candidate profile at If you already have a profile, you will be redirected to that existing profile via email notification. To complete the application process:

Step 1) Submit the Staff Vacancy Application.
Step 2) Submit the Voluntary Self-Identification of Disability forms.
Step 3) Upload the following documents:

cover letterresume (months and years of employment must be included)academic credentials for all degrees attained (unofficial transcripts or diploma may be acceptable)names/contact information for three references.

To be considered as a transfer candidate, you must apply for this position using the “Apply for Position” button below. Applications not submitted through this website will not be considered. For further information about this specific position, contact Keri Frederick ([email protected]). For questions about the application process, please contact 217-333-2137.

The University of Illinois is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, disability or veteran status. For more information, visit

The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. As a qualifying federal contractor, the University of Illinois System uses E-Verify to verify employment eligibility. The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit Policy on Consideration of Sexual Misconduct in Prior Employment.

College Name or Administrative Unit:Fire Service Institute Category:2-Administrative Title:International Outreach Services Librarian - Illinois Fire Service Institute (142518) Open Date:02/16/2021 Close Date:03/02/2021 Organization Name:Fire Service Institute




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Posted: 2/17/2021
Application Due: 3/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time