My colleague sent me the posting by Holly Lipschultz on INALJ.com about the adjunct faculty fair at the City Colleges of Chicago. I like to think we are extremely open to questions, and I am wondering why a librarian at CCC was not contacted for clarification about library faculty positions at CCC. What does the job entail? Do librarians teach credit courses? Is it a traditional librarian position? I felt the posting would leave anyone unfamiliar with faculty librarian positions with a lot of questions. We are looking for talented people at CCC. Please feel free to ask us questions!
I just sent this email below:
“Dear Ms. Naomi House,
I am writing in response to the blog posting by Holly Lipschultz about attending an adjunct job fair for the City Colleges of Chicago. I wish someone had reached out to one of our librarians for clarification about the library faculty positions at the City Colleges of Chicago. We are happy to answer any questions.
If there was a posting for the Library Technical Assistant program it would have been indicated in the job description. The LTA program is not across all CCC campuses but unique to our campus at Wright College. Each college of the City Colleges of Chicago has a different focus, and the courses taught may vary. Since librarians within the City Colleges of Chicago are considered faculty many teach courses. They are still performing library outreach, reference, library instruction, library administrative duties, committee work, etc. along with teaching credit courses.
The application process for library faculty follows the same procedure as faculty within any other discipline at CCC. Of course, in other institutions that have faculty librarians the application may be different because it is overseen by the university library’s human resources department.
In terms of applying for positions at CCC you can say positions are posted toward the end of the semester to have people in place for the next semester, but positions can pop up at any time depending on a college library’s need, and those job posting can be found at http://projects.ccc.edu/JobList/joblist.aspx the site listed on your job board.
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