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UNIVERSITY OF IOWA LIBRARIES
Scholarly Communications Librarian
close to a million digitized texts, images, and audio and video recordings, as well as Iowa Research Online, our
institutional repository. Our Special Collections include over 200,000 rare books, ranging in age from the
century to newly created artists’ books.
Library systems are built on a mix of open source, locally developed, hosted services, and vended applications
primarily from Ex Libris, OCLC, and Microsoft. The University of Iowa is a member of the Committee on
Institutional Cooperation (CIC), ARL, OCLC, CRL, SPARC, CNI, CLIR, LOCKSS, CLOCKSS, and Portico. The
Libraries provides a program of support for professional development activities and its staff members are
actively engaged in national cooperative efforts.
The University and Iowa City: A major research and teaching institution, the University of Iowa offers
internationally recognized programs in a diverse array of academic, medical, and artistic disciplines, from
otolaryngology to fiction writing, printmaking to space science, hydraulic engineering to dance. The
University consists of a faculty of 2,000 and a permanent staff of 13,000 serving 30,500 students, more than
40% of whom are from out of state and close to 10,000 of whom are registered in graduate and professional
degree programs. Approximately 9% of the University’s faculty and staff and 10% of its student body are
members of minority groups, and 8% of the students are from foreign countries.
The University of Iowa is home to the Writers’ Workshop, the oldest graduate creative writing program in the
country, and the blueprint for many of the creative writing programs that now thrive on campuses worldwide.
It is also home to the International Writing Program where, since 1967, over a thousand writers from more
than 120 countries have participated. The University has recently instituted a program in creative writing in
Spanish. In 2008, UNESCO designated Iowa City as a world City of Literature.
Iowa City is a community of some 71,000 people (more than 150,000 live in the surrounding area) with
excellent educational, recreational, and cultural advantages. It is consistently cited in the national media as a
city with an excellent quality of life. The city is readily accessible via interstate highways and a major airport is
only 30 minutes away. The community is growing in its diversity; within the Iowa City Community School
District, 35.4% of the students are minority, with 19.8% identifying as Black, 8.4% as Hispanic, 6.7% as
Asian/Pacific Islander, and .3% as Native American during the 2014/15 school year.
Application Procedure: To apply for this position, please visit the University of Iowa Jobs@UIOWA website at
https://jobs.uiowa.edu/pands/view/67101. Applications must be received by Friday, September 4, 2015.
The University of Iowa is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants are
encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment free from discrimination on the basis of
race, creed, color, national origin, age, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information,
religion, associational preference, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or status as a protected
For more information about the University of Iowa Libraries, please see http://www.lib.uiowa.edu/
For more information about the University of Iowa and community, please see https://jobs.uiowa.edu/why_ui