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Nursing Librarian - NTT Professor

Illinois State University
Normal, Illinois
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Jul 23, 2021

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Job No: 511331
Work Type: On Campus
Location: Normal, Illinois

Title: Nursing Librarian - NTT Professor

Employee Classification: Instructional Asst Professor

Division Name: Academic Affairs

College/Unit: Milner Library

Department: Milner Library

Campus Location: Normal, IL

General Summary

Illinois State University’s Milner Library is seeking a Nursing Librarian on a nontenure track faculty appointment. Reporting to the Head of the Science, Health Science, and Technology Subject Group in the Public Services unit, the Nursing Librarian will serve as the library liaison and embedded librarian to the Mennonite College of Nursing which offers curricular programs ranging from undergraduate through doctoral.

The Nursing Librarian will:

• Serve on Mennonite College of Nursing curriculum committees, and on library and institutional committees
• Provide proactive support for research and scholarly communication to students and faculty
• Participate in general and specialized reference and research services, as well as providing in-depth consultation with faculty and students in liaison departments
• Plan, implement, oversee, and evaluate collections in the areas of nursing; develop and maintain digital learning objects for subject areas
• Develop, plan, conduct, and assess library instruction for relevant areas
• Assist nursing faculty, staff and students find evidence-based resources for teaching and learning
• Incorporate emerging and current technologies into library practice

Additional Information

University and Library:
As Illinois’ oldest public university, Illinois State University is ranked as a Top 100 Public University by U.S. News & World Report; boasts retention and graduation rates well above the national average; and is designated as a Military Friendly School by VIQTORY. It offers an outstanding education to 18,250 undergraduates in over 160 degree options, and 2,628 graduate students in diverse master’s and doctoral programs. Illinois State welcomed 3,860 freshmen to campus for the 2019-2020 academic year, its largest freshman class in 33 years. One-quarter of the student population comes from underrepresented groups. It was named as a Great College to Work For for the fourth-consecutive year by the Chronicle of Higher Education the only four-year, public university in Illinois on the list.

Milner Library supports Illinois State’s academic programs with a service-focused staff of about 75, an institutional budget of approximately $9 million and a collection of over 1.4 million volumes, 200,000 e-books, over 100,000 electronic journals and several digital collections. Milner Library also houses the University Archives, and its Special Collections hosts the Circus & Allied Arts collection, one of the best of its kind in the world. It is a member of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries in Illinois whose I-Share integrated library system offers resource sharing across 91 member institutions with 14.7 million unique bibliographic records and 38.1 million items records. Milner Library’s annual gate count exceeds 650,000, and it is a clearly beloved destination on campus.

The Library is woven into the fabric of the campus at every level, actively supporting the campus strategic plan (“Educate Connect Elevate: Illinois State”) and mentioned in the campus facilities plan and the campus capital campaign plan—all evidence of institutional commitment to excellence in its library.

Illinois State is located in Normal/Bloomington, a growing community 2-3 hours from Chicago, Indianapolis, and St. Louis, that ranks as one of the top 40 college towns in America based on its quality of life and among the top 10 for arts and entertainment opportunities according to the American Institute for Economic Research.

Required Qualifications

• Advanced degree from an American Library Association-accredited program or an ALA- recognized international equivalent
• Experience in embedded librarianship or strong knowledge of and interest in the embedded librarian role, both in-person and at a distance
• Strong public services commitment
• Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with students and colleagues in a diverse environment
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
• Demonstrated strong instructional and research skills in the classroom and one-on-one settings
• Experience or training in collection development
• Commitment to partnerships and collaborative work with relevant stakeholders

Desired Qualifications

• Professional experience as a nursing/health science liaison in an academic or health sciences library
• Continuing education in health science librarianship
• Demonstrated ability to learn and adapt to rapidly changing technologies and methods

Functional Expectations

Must be able to complete the following with or without reasonable accommodation:

1. Ability to effectively communicate on a daily basis.
2. Ability to conduct or attend meetings in various locations across campus.

Proposed Starting Date

08/01/2021 or sooner

Salary Rate / Pay Rate

$52,800 - $58,800 commensurate with experience.

Required Applicant Documents

Resume/C.V., Cover Letter & Reference List.

PLEASE NOTE: These documents are required to be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Optional Applicant Documents

Certification of Retirement Annuity

PLEASE NOTE: These documents may be submitted online in order to complete the application process. Please have these documents ready prior to clicking on "Apply"

Special Instructions for Applicants

All application materials must be submitted online. Application materials submitted via fax, email, or mail will not be accepted.

Please prepare in advance separate documents representing a cover letter, reference list (at least three professional references and contact information), and resume/C.V. to attach to this application

Contact Information for Applicants

Leta Janssen
[email protected]

Important Information for Applicants

If this position is Security Sensitive or if you are subject to a criminal background investigation based on University policy, employment is contingent upon you passing a satisfactory criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

If you are an individual with a disability and need a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) or other state or federal law you may request an accommodation by contacting the Office of Equal Opportunity and Access at (309) 438-3383. The Office of Equal Opportunity and Access will hold any confidential information you provide in confidence.

If you are having difficulty accessing the system, please call Human Resources at (309) 438-8311.

Application Opened: 05/10/2021 10:35 AM CST
Application Closes: Open until filled



Founded in 1857, Illinois State University was the first public university in the state and is one of the Midwest’s oldest institutions of higher education. It is a coeducational, residential university. Its 34 academic departments in six colleges offer 77 undergraduate programs in more than 160 fields of study. The Graduate School coordinates 41 master’s, nine specialist, and ten doctoral programs.

The 1,110 acre campus includes more than 60 major buildings with state-of-the-art technology, and Watterson Towers is one of the most unique structures, as this residence hall is the tallest building between Chicago and St. Louis. Other major facilities include a Center for the Performing Arts, a 360-acre farm, Bone Student Center and Braden Auditorium, a University Planetarium, Redbird Arena, and Hancock Stadium. From meeting facilities to cultural opportunities through the arts, and excitement of numerous sporting events each year, ISU is a vital part of the Bloomington-Normal community.


Illinois State University, a first-choice public university, will be increasingly recognized as a national leader for educating high-achieving, motivated students who seek an individualized and transformative experience at an institution that:

  • Offers premier undergraduate and graduate programs that integrate traditional knowledge and methods with emerging ideas and innovations
  • Generates knowledge through high-quality research, scholarship, and creative activities
  • Supports student learning and development inside and outside of the classroom
  • Serves the region, state, nation, and world through its commitments to responsible stewardship, meaningful civic engagement, cultural enrichment, and the development of global citizens


We at Illinois State University work as a diverse community of scholars with a commitment to fostering a small-college atmosphere with large-university opportunities. We promote the highest academic standards in our teaching, scholarship, public service and the connections we build among them. We devote all of our resources and energies to creating the most supportive and productive community possible to serve the citizens of Illinois and beyond.


Pursuit of Learning and Scholarship

Illinois State University works with students as partners in their educational development inside and outside of the classroom so that students come to appreciate learning as an active and lifelong process. The University contributes new knowledge through research, scholarship, and creative activities in which all students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to participate. Faculty members embrace a balanced teacher–scholar model that values their contributions as teachers (facilitators of learning) and scholars (creators and discoverers of knowledge and information). 

Individualized Attention

Illinois State University provides a supportive environment that places all learners at the center of teaching and scholarship. Innovative curricular and cocurricular programs, strong student-faculty-staff connections, and superior student services focus on each student as an individual. The University fosters academic and personal growth, recognizes unique educational aspirations, and acknowledges that each faculty and staff member is integral to student success.


Illinois State University affirms and encourages community and a respect for differences by fostering an inclusive environment characterized by cultural understanding, ethical behavior, and social justice. The University supports a diverse faculty and staff who mentor a diverse student population. The University endeavors to provide opportunities for all students, staff, and faculty to participate in a global society.


Illinois State University promotes an environment defined by the highest ethical standards. Leadership of the University is characterized by stability, adherence to shared values, collaborative decision making, and accountable stewardship of all university resources. Members of the University community work collaboratively through shared governance to ensure the success of the University and are dedicated to making ongoing improvements, always enhancing their contribution to Illinois State University and building on prior accomplishments. Teaching and learning, including research and creative activities, are conducted at the highest level of academic quality and integrity.

Civic Engagement

Illinois State University prepares students to be informed and engaged global citizens who will promote and further the goals of society. The University promotes active learning experiences through which students will gain an awareness and understanding of civic engagement as a lifelong responsibility. The University partners with business, industry, government, and educational entities providing leadership in local, statewide, national, and international initiatives; expanding service and outreach; and enhancing financial support for instructional, scholarly, and service activities.

Illinois State University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer​.

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