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Library Academic Resident Program, University of Illinois at Chicago, Chicago IL

UIC Library Academic Resident Program

The University Library, University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) seeks candidates for its Academic Resident Librarian Program to serve one-year post-graduate appointments with the possibility of renewal for a second year. A goal of the residency program is to increase diversity within the challenging and rewarding profession of academic librarianship, particularly among individuals traditionally underrepresented in the academy. Residents will work closely with library faculty to develop skills in one of the specialized areas listed below and to develop an understanding of academic librarianship as a whole through the introduction to the different functional areas of the library, opportunities to participate on library committees and task forces, and exposure to professional associations.

Candidates should indicate their interest or experience in one or more of the following specialized areas:

  • Data curation
  • Health Sciences Librarianship
  • Cataloging and Metadata creation

Minimum Qualifications: 

Recent completion of a master’s degree program in library and information science from an ALA accredited program (graduation date Spring 2012 or later); knowledge of and interest in academic libraries; the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with library staff as well as faculty, students, and other library users.


Salary:  Visiting faculty appointments in UIC Library begin at $43,000 for a twelve month appointment.


For fullest consideration apply by October 25th, 2013 with a letter addressing your interest in one or more of the specialized areas, supporting resume, and name and address of at least three references.


All applicants must submit an online application through For more information and to apply: