Employment: Technical Services & E-Resources Librarian, Dominican University

Employment: Technical Services & E-Resources Librarian, Dominican University

Are you a recent graduate or soon-to-be graduating student looking for a technical services position and are willing to move to the Chicagoland area?

Dominican University’s Rebecca Crown Library is looking for a Technical Services & E-Resources Librarian. Dominican University is located in River Forest, IL, just outside of Chicago.

Please go to this website for more information and to apply for the position:

Technical Services and E-Resources Librarian FLSA STATUS: EXEMPT (salary)
DEPARTMENT: Rebecca Crown Library
REPORTS TO: University Librarian
JOB STATUS: Full time (at least 37.5 hours/week) DATE AVAILABLE: July 1, 2020

Dominican University and the Rebecca Crown Library invites applications for the position of Technical Services and E-Resources Librarian. The Rebecca Crown Library seeks a Technical Services and E-Resources Librarian who will provide the leadership, vision, and creativity for the reimagined technical services unit of the Rebecca Crown Library.

Reporting to the University Librarian, the Technical Services and E-Resources Librarian leads and manages the technical services unit which is responsible for the acquisition of library materials, cataloging, e-resources, maintenance of the library collection and catalog, discovery layer and authentication tools. Working with the University Librarian, the Technical Services and E-Resources Librarian monitors the library collection budget. The Technical Services and E-Resources Librarian serves as liaison to the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries of Illinois (CARLI). The Rebecca Crown Library faculty members are expected to work collegially by following the University and Library mission statements and the Library’s civility statement. Faculty librarians will be responsible for the leadership of their units, and all faculty librarians participate in library instruction, provide reference assistance, and participate in the development of an inclusive library collection reflective of our university curriculum and student body. Faculty Librarians are expected to follow the Rebecca Crown Library Roles and Responsibilities policies and procedures and the Faculty Handbook for promotion and tenure.

About the Rebecca Crown Library

Mission: As a Sinsinawa Dominican-sponsored institution, the Rebecca Crown Library guides its students, employees, and community to discover ideas, develop passions, find truths, and apply knowledge. We provide compassionate service and encourage our community to participate in the creation of a more just and humane world.

The library was built in 1972 and renovated in 2002. In 2019 librarians began re-imagining library services and staffing, and with other stakeholders, began the planning of the Learning Commons. The Learning Commons will feature an enhanced classroom, an Innovation Center, the Academic Enrichment Center and Disability Support Services, numerous group study and testing rooms, collaborative spaces, a contemplative space, a small reading room, and a recording studio.


The successful candidate will hold an ALA- accredited MLS/MLIS; demonstrate the capacity to understand, embrace, and champion the mission and values of the Catholic Dominican intellectual traditions; and be an interculturally competent leader who understands issues of diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Minimum Qualifications

  • MLIS/MLS degree from an ALA-accredited program
  • Ability to work collegially and communicate effectively with the Dominican University Community
  • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills
  • Demonstrated commitment and enthusiasm in providing compassionate service and teaching to all library users
  • Strong commitment to supporting cultural competencies, diversity, equity and inclusion in higher education
  • Ability to meet tenure requirements

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two years of library experience working in a technical services unit
  • Experience working with Alma/Primo
  • Experience with providing access to electronic resources (licensing, troubleshooting, etc. and authentication services
  • Ability to read and speak Spanish

About Dominican University:

Dominican University is a premier Catholic, comprehensive teaching university located in River Forest, a suburb of Chicago, with an enrollment of about 3,000 students. Dominican University is considered the #1 ranked university in the Midwest for ensuring the social mobility of its graduates, according to the recently released U.S. News & World Report college rankings. The 2020 “Best Colleges” issue also ranked Dominican #11 out of 162 Midwest master’s level universities overall. Dominican has been among the top 20 of Midwest regional universities for more than two decades. U.S. News also ranked Dominican as the Best Value in the state of Illinois, and it listed Dominican within the top 15 Midwest universities for the quality of its undergraduate teaching. The student body reflects great social, economic, and racial/ethnic diversity, and is designated as a Hispanic-Serving Institution (HSI). The total student body is 68% female, 57% Hispanic/Latinx, and 5% Black/African-American, and 48% of undergraduates are first-generation college students.


Applications received online at www.dom.edu/jobs will be ensured full consideration; the search will remain open until the position is filled. Applications should include the following documents:

  • Cover letter addressing the candidate’s experience, qualifications, statement of inclusive librarianship and library instruction and how the candidate can contribute to the diversity and inclusion on the Dominican University Campus and Rebecca Crown Library
  • Current curriculum vitae list of three (3) professional references (including full contact information and brief notes explaining relationships). References will not be contacted without explicit permission from the candidate.

Applicants who progress in the search process will be asked to provide letters of recommendation and official transcripts. Submission instructions will be provided.

A background screening is required.

Dominican University is an equal opportunity employer and is dedicated to the goal of building a faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment. We seek a diverse pool of applicants who bring varied experiences, perspectives, and backgrounds. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

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