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  • 11 Mar 2020 9:31 AM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

    Job Opening Title: Archivist

    Employer Name: Little Company of Mary Sisters - USA

    Job Description: This contract position would begin with an assessment of our Archive materials and request for proposal to follow.  The ideal candidate would provide us with an outlined plan for beginning and implementing the archives so that eventually it can be maintained to the future. 

    The Archivist will develop and manage collections for the Region and oversee all reference services. The archivist will be responsible for implementing public program activities which promote the collections of the archives, the history of the Little Company of Mary Sisters in the United States, and their charism. Other duties include preparing and managing an annual budget for the archives, submitting regular reports of archives activities to the Region Leadership.

    The ideal candidate must possess an ALA-accredited MLS degree with specialization in archives administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Other requirements include a minimum of one-year experience processing and working with archives; knowledge of current archival arrangement and description standards, including experience in creating finding aids; familiarity with standard Windows software applications, ARCHON, online catalogs, and bibliographic utilities.

    We prefer a candidate with a background in working with Roman Catholic religious materials and records management. Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work independently or with a team is a must. Experience creating digital surrogates of archival materials according to current archival standards and best practices would be desirable.

    The US Region of the Little Company of Mary consists of three locations: Torrance, CA, Jasper, IN and Evergreen Park, IL.  This position would be housed exclusively in the Evergreen Park office. 

    The Little Company of Mary Sisters are a worldwide congregation of Catholic women solely devoted to making visible the healing presence of Jesus through their relationships and health care ministries.  They were founded in England by Mary Potter.  Their name and mission were inspired by Mary, the mother of Jesus, and the “little company” of followers who remained with her at the foot of the cross on Calvary, offering Jesus and Mary their compassionate presence.  The Sisters are currently serving the sick, suffering and dying in the US, England, Ireland, Italy, South Korea, Australia, New Zealand, Tonga, Zimbabwe and South Africa.

    In 1893, three Little Company of Mary Sisters arrived in Chicago to begin their U.S. ministry and soon became forerunners in home-based hospice care.  In 1930, the sisters opened the doors to the Little Company of Mary Hospital in Evergreen Park, Illinois. Soon after, hospitals were also established in California and Indiana.

    Application Process

    Applications must include a CV/Resume

    No phone calls please.

    Please submit your resume to

    Laura Guest

    Office Manager

    Little Company of Mary Sisters – USA

    9350 South California Avenue

    Evergreen Park, IL 60805

  • 26 Feb 2020 9:22 AM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

    Instructor and Special Collections Librarian (Job ID #129621)

    University Library/Special Collections and University Archives (Faculty Position)

    Apply at

    The UIC University Library seeks an Instructor and Special Collections Librarian to provide reference and instruction services in the Special Collections and University Archives department.


    Shared reference responsibilities include staffing the reference desk in the department, answering questions in person, by telephone, email, and instant message and responding to patron requests for reproductions. Duties in support of the Special Collections and University Archives education program include teaching course-related library instruction, creating research guides and tutorials, and developing outreach initiatives. The Instructor may also assist with special projects in accordance with the candidate’s area of expertise and the needs of the department.

    While scholarship and external service are not required by unit norms, instructors are encouraged to be professionally active and are allocated professional development funds. 

    Schedule: This full-time appointment includes occasionally staffing the reading room on Wednesday evenings, and Saturdays from August – May.


    ·         A Master’s degree in LIS from a program accredited by the American Library Association. Degree must be completed before the start of the appointment.

    ·         Experience working in Archives or Special Collections Librarianship.

    ·         Demonstrated proven ability to work cooperatively and collaboratively with diverse groups and individuals.

    ·         Effective presentation, written, and verbal skills.

    Preferred Qualifications:

    ·         Coursework related to archives.

    ·         Experience teaching with primary sources, or coursework in instructional design.

    ·         Knowledge of Chicago history.

    ·         Familiarity with Springshare library products and services, as well as archival content management systems, such as Archivists’ Toolkit or SKCA.


    The salary range for this appointment is $50,000 - $53,000; twelve month appointment; 24 days vacation; 12 days annual sick leave with additional disability benefits; 11 paid holidays; medical insurance (contribution based on annual salary; coverage for dependents may be purchased); two dental plans available; life insurance paid for by the State; participation in one of the retirement options of the Illinois State Universities Retirement System compulsory (8% of salary is withheld and is tax exempt until withdrawal); no Social Security coverage but Medicare payment required; this appointment is covered by a collective bargaining agreement between the Board of Trustees of the University of Illinois and UIC United Faculty Local 6456, IFT-AFT, AAUP.

    For fullest consideration, apply by March 13, 2020 with cover letter, supporting resume, and name and address of at least three references. The position close date is March 30, 2020. 

  • 19 Feb 2020 8:37 AM | Janet Olson (Administrator)


    Three paid internships are listed on the CTA's website and through the Handshake app. The deadline to apply on both sites is Feb. 29th.

    For more info on the CTA Intern application process see:

    2020 – 2021 Yearlong Archived Records, Inventory and Research Intern - (20000005)

    In this role within the Purchasing unit, interns will:

    • ·         Review and document archived CTA records.
    • ·         Learn about CTA retention rules and policies, inventory a variety of records dating from the 1840 to the 1990s, conduct research, and document their work to improve records tracking.

    2020 Summer Information Science Intern (Records Management and Archives Administration) - (2000000T)                      

    In this role within the Engineering unit, interns will:

    • ·         Integrate records management processes into the CTA Infrastructure staff’s daily workflows.
    • ·         Apply essential metadata to engineering drawings and records, to ensure that the appropriate records are migrated into a new Electronic Document Management System (EDMS).

    2020 Summer Business Workflow and Records Management Project Intern - (20000014)

    In this role within the Purchasing unit, interns will:

    • ·         Assist with the planning, compliance, execution, and documentation of targeted document disposals.
    • ·         Execute a detailed inventory of unmarked boxes in the Records Center (following a multi-faceted workflow), researching, making informed decisions, and documenting all work.

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