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Technical Services Librarian - Spring 2022

Elgin Community College
Elgin, IL

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Job no: 493804
Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Elgin, IL
Experience Level: Mid-Level
Categories: Full-time Faculty
Role: Professor II Technical Services Librarian

As a result of the Covid-19 Delta Variant, the Governor of the State of Illinois has issued Executive Order 2021-20 (Covid-19 Executive Order No. 87), to include mandatory COVID vaccines or submission to weekly testing for higher education faculty, personnel, and college students, as well as issuing an indoor mask mandate for all. By choosing to apply, I acknowledge and understand that upon employment, Elgin Community College (ECC) may require proof of vaccination or weekly testing as required by this mandate.

About ECC:

Elgin Community College serves over 9,000 students at every stage of their educational journeys, including university transfer programs, career and technical education, continuing education classes, and adult basic education. As a community, we pride ourselves on nurturing a welcoming campus where every person—students, staff members, faculty members, and campus visitors—feels valued. The work of each ECC employee is central to the college’s mission, and as an employer, the college fosters a positive environment through professional challenges, excellent benefits, and opportunities for recognition and camaraderie.

Work Schedule:

Monday through Friday, 35 hours

Successful candidates for this position must work in the state of Illinois.

Rate of Pay:

Commensurate with education and experience

FLSA Status:


Grant Funded:


Job Summary:

Full-time technical services librarian faculty manage the automated library services, select materials, and manage the library collection to provide students with access to library resources needed to attain their educational objectives.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Master of Library Science or Master of Library and Information Science

Desired Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

Essential Duties:

Manage Automated Library Computer Services System

  1. Work with IT to identify/troubleshoot software problems
  2. Train library staff on use of computer system

Assist Administration in Management of Library Acquisition

  1. Monitor print and non-print budgets
  2. Recommend library materials for purchase
  3. Solicit faculty input on acquisition

Coordinate and Assist Technical Services Staff

  1. Train technical services staff in technical services procedures
  2. Help establish work procedures for technical services staff

Manage Library Collection

  1. Catalog library materials
  2. Maintain library catalog and collection

Assist Administration in Coordinating Library Publicity

  1. Develop information materials
  2. Create library exhibits
  3. Create bibliographies of library materials

Participate in Library Routines

  1. Assist in development and revision of library policies and procedures
  2. Assist in development and revision of library mission statement and goals
  3. Help conduct program review
  4. Compile data for internal/external reports
  5. Recommend part-time staff for hire
  6. Assist in administration in coordinating library services with other college areas
  7. Monitor budget for supplies, services and automation
  8. Assist in budget planning

Participate in Professional Development

  1. Keep current on research and technologies in assigned specialties
  2. Participate in professional growth activities
  3. Participate in professional organizations

Participate in Institutional Routines

  1. Serve on standing committees
  2. Serve on ad hoc committees (for example, search or other departmental committees)
  3. Attend College-wide faculty meetings

Other Duties:

Physical Demands:

Light (up to 25 lbs occasionally or 10 lbs frequently)

Visual Acuity:

Close visual acuity (e.g. computer, assembly)

Work Environment:

Moderate noise

Environmental Conditions:

Typical office or administrative

Current SSECCA Union Member Information:

The initial posting date for this position is 07/19/2021. Elgin Community College Support Staff Association (SSECCA) members that apply by 07/27/2021 and meet the posted minimum qualifications will receive full consideration.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement:

Elgin Community College does not discriminate, or tolerate discrimination, against any member of its community on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex/gender/gender identity, age, religion, disability, pregnancy, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, or any other status protected by applicable federal, state or local law in matters of admissions, employment, or in any aspect of the educational programs or activities it offers.

In addition, Elgin Community College provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to ensure equal access and equal opportunities with regard to employment practices, educational opportunities, and programs and services. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the application and hiring process, please notify the College’s EEO/AA Officer. Determinations on request for a reasonable accommodation will be made on a case-by-case basis.

Advertised: July 19, 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled


Working at Elgin Community College 

Elgin Community College offers 2,000 courses to choose from and services that fit the lifestyles of busy adult learners. Every semester, 6,000 returning adult students take classes at ECC. Their average age is 28, and 80 percent of them are taking one or two courses per semester.

ECC is in the education and training business which means better business for employers and employees. ECC offers relevant and economical professional continuing education, custom business training, and services forsmall business through the corporate and continuing education division of ECC. Students can select from an array of exciting and in-demand topics that allow them to gain the confidence to embark on a new career, start a small businesses, or convert a personal interest into a paid endeavor. Skilled, professional sales representatives work directly with companies and area employers to assure that presentations developed are custom designed. Instructors with real-world know-how, experienced at working with adults, teach the classes. Applicable state training incentives are used to keep programs cost-effective.


ECC Campus: Thirteen buildings grace a picturesque 217-acre campus. It's a modern network of buildings where learning is enhanced by the latest equipment, Internet and wireless access and computer instruction across the curricula. ECC is outfitted for the future and continues to grow to meet the ever-changing needs of our students.

Streamwood Center: In 1998, the college and Village of Streamwood remodeled the lower level of Village Hall to include computer and general purpose classrooms. Classes offered there make it easier for those who live in the eastern portions of ECC’s district to attend college.

Satelitte Campuses: ECC holds classes throughout the northwest suburbs at off-campus locations scattered across the district. Whether it is a medical center where ECC nursing students assist in patient care, a fire station where students transform into prospective lifesavers, or a nearby forest preserve where bird watching takes over on Saturday mornings, ECC classes are somewhere nearby.

Employment at ECC

ECC provides a work environment that is characterized by the shared values of excellence, freedom of inquiry, equity, ethical practices, accountability, respect for diversity and community engagement. 

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