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                 ACADEMIC RESIDENT LIBRARIAN PROGRAM
                               1997-98

Brief Program Description
The University Library, University of Illinois at Chicago(UIC), seeks
candidates for its Academic Resident Librarian Program to serve one-year
post-graduate appointments in the University Library system.  Appointments
may be renewed for a second year.  The program, begun in 1982, features a
seminar series on library and information science issues, library and
association visits, in addition to the opportunity to gain
academic/research library experience in a dynamic and creative university
environment.  Four to six residencies will be available in various
functional units of the Library.  Priority departmental areas for 1997-98
are the  Reference (both Main Library and the Library of the Health
Sciences) and the Government Documents departments.

Minimum Qualifications
Recent completion of a master's degree program in library and information
science from an ALA accredited library school program (graduation date
spring 1996, or later); knowledge of, and interest in academic libraries;
and the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with
library staff, as well as faculty, students, and other library users.

The Library and the Campus
UIC's colleges and professional schools offer bachelor's degree programs in
over 90 fields, master's degrees in 79 areas, and doctoral degrees in 45
specializations.  The campus is located just west of Chicago's Loop.  The
campus has an enrollment of 25,000 students, 35% of whom are graduate and
professional students.  The University Library is a member of the
Association of Research Libraries (ARL), contains more than 1.8 million
volumes, and has a total staff of 283; 80 are Library Faculty or Academic
Professional staff.

Salary/Appointment Terms
Salary is comparable to beginning librarians (in 1996-97, beginning
librarian salaries were $28,500); twelve month visiting academic
appointment with 24 days vacation; two weeks annual sick leave with
additional disability benefits; 11 paid holidays; medical insurance
(contribution based on annual salary; coverage for dependents may be
purchased); dental and life insurance; participation in the Illinois State
Universities Retirement System is compulsory (8% of salary is withheld and
is tax exempt until withdrawn); no Social Security coverage, but Medicare
payment required.  Appointments for 1997-98 will be effective beginning
August 11, 1997.

For fullest consideration, apply by March 28, 1997.  Apply with letter of
interest, supporting resume, and names of at least three references to:

                        Annie Marie Ford
                      Personnel Librarian
                    The University Library
                University of Illinois at Chicago
                        Box 8198
                     Chicago, Illinois 60680

                THE UNIVERSITY OF ILLINOIS IS AN
           AFFIRMATIVE-ACTION/EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER