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CIC Job Posting: Visiting Project Manager at CIC's Center for Library Initiatives

Nov 7, 2012, 13:35 PM

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) is seeking a Visiting Project Manager for the Center for Library Initiatives (CLI). This full-time academic professional will provide ongoing management, assessment, and communication for two major CIC initiatives: mass digitization of U.S. federal...

The Committee on Institutional Cooperation (CIC) is seeking a Visiting Project Manager for the Center for Library Initiatives (CLI). This full-time academic professional will provide ongoing management, assessment, and communication for two major CIC initiatives: mass digitization of U.S. federal government documents and shared print storage of library materials. This position reports to the Deputy Director for the Center for Library Initiatives, but works closely with both the Director and Deputy Director of the CLI. For more information on the CIC and the CLI, please visit and the CLI home page

The CIC, an affiliated agency of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, is an academic consortium of 13 universities, including the members of the Big Ten Athletic Conference and the University of Chicago. The CIC headquarters and staff of 19 are located in Champaign, Illinois. The mission of the CIC is to advance the academic excellence of member universities by sharing resources and promoting and coordinating collaborative activities among and between the universities.

  • Work with member libraries, digitization partners, HathiTrust, other U.S. libraries and consortia, bibliographic utilities, and the vendor community to implement a process for comprehensive digital capture of the corpus of federal documents distributed through the Federal Depository Library Program. 
  • Work with CIC libraries to support efforts to coordinate the ingest of content into the CIC Shared Print Repository, including the identification of “most complete runs,” the updating of holdings records, shipping in accord with project protocols, disclosure of holdings in OCLC, communication of holdings to other CIC universities, and opportunities for coordination with other print storage initiatives nationally. 
  • Develop regular reports to communicate the progress of key CLI projects to the membership and to other project participants. 
  • Prepare and maintain documentation in support of key CLI projects and update CICme and the CIC website as appropriate. 
  • Identify, track, and analyze performance-related data for programs and projects, generating periodic reports. 
  • Collaborate and communicate with other CIC staff members and program areas as appropriate to advance joint projects, which meet the objectives of the CLI and the CIC in general. 
  • Participate fully as a member of the CIC office staff. 
  • A master of library science degree (or equivalent) and at least three years of relevant library experience and/or project management experience.
  • Ability to collect and analyze complex data and draw summary conclusions and recommendations. 
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple commitments without daily supervision. Excellent oral and written communication skills. 


  • Working knowledge of the corpus of U.S. Federal government publications, including content, cataloging practices, user needs and the practices and regulations of the Federal Library Depository Program.
  • Working knowledge of the practices and emerging national norms governing regional print storage projects.
  • Working knowledge of library digitization strategies and practices, including archiving protocols in systems such as the HathiTrust Digital Library.
  • Successful experience in developing funding proposals and/or managing grant funded projects.
  • Experience in library consortium management or work, or other experience in coordinating the activities of autonomous institutions voluntarily associated to achieve a common goal.
  • A record of contribution to the library professional literature and a record of active service in library professional associations. Experience in international education
SALARY: Salary will be commensurate with experience.

APPOINTMENT STATUS: This visiting position is a 100% full-time, benefits eligible, Academic Professional position that may become permanent at a later date.


Please create your candidate profile at and upload a cover letter that specifically address how your qualifications and experience relate to the position, your resume and the names of three professional references by the close date. All requested information must be submitted by December 3, 2012 full consideration date for your application to be considered.

For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Susanne Garrison at

The University of Illinois is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The administration, faculty and staff embrace diversity and are committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.