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Champaign Public Library - connecting our community with the power of knowledge, the world of culture and ideas, and the joy of reading. The Board of Trustees of the Champaign Public Library ( seeks a creative and innovative leader as its next Library Director—a leader working strategically with staff, residents and community organizations creating a shared vision for future library services and programs. The successful candidate oversees and manages the Library’s facilities which include the Main Library, the Douglass Branch and the Friendshop Bookstore. Serving as Champaign’s dynamic community hub, the Library hosts 1,675+ library and community meetings and events. Since 2011, the Library has been an annual Library Journal “four star” library. In 2014, the Library won the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award for the Library Foundation’s “Show Some Library Love” campaign. Fundraising efforts resulted in a 30% increase in gifts received and a 60% increase in dollars raised. With a $6.6 million annual budget and the support of the Friends of the Library and the Champaign Public Library Foundation, the new director and staff (69 FTEs) will analyze community needs and recommend policies, strategies, programs and services to provide new opportunities for community engagement. The Library is affiliated with the City of Champaign and the Director serves as a member of the City’s Executive Management Team. The Library is a member of the Illinois Heartland Library System, a consortium of 545 member libraries in central and southern Illinois, and maintains a separate Polaris ILS shared with the Urbana Free Library.

2 Part Time Positions

The Pinnacle Library Cooperative in the southwest suburbs of Chicago is looking for a dynamic leader for our consortium of six libraries.  This full time position offers the opportunity to lead a nimble organization in its mission to provide the best service possible for its patrons. 

Location: Scott Air Force Base

Duties: Directs overall library operation providing mission, education, and quality of life support to base personnel, their families, and retirees. Responsible for the full scope of library functions to include library administration, personnel management, circulation services, reference/research services, technical services, and technological development and support.

The Urbana Free Library has a job posting for an hourly Adult Services Librarian.

The Shelbyville Public Library is seeking qualified applicants for a part-time Library Circulation Clerk.

Mount Prospect Public Library is seeking individual with excellent skill using InDesign and Adobe Photoshop to work closely with full-time graphic artist to perform graphical design and production and to manage Community Services Department.

The Board of Trustees of the Prairie Skies Public Library seeks an exceptional candidate to fill its vacant Director position.  Proven experience in working with a board, staff, patrons and community organizations, as well as knowledge and experience in library organization and procedure, is critical.  The current Director is retiring after 22 years of service to the Library.  The Library operates two facilities.  One in Ashland, Illinois and one in Pleasant Plains, Illinois.  The Library’s annual budget is approximately $300,000.

The Gail Borden Public Library District invites applications for a Business Liaison Librarian. The major responsibilities of this position include supporting the growth of local businesses, responding to specialized reference requests, providing custom business-related classes in-house and within the community, developing and teaching technology classes, and staffing the Information Desk.

The Page/Sorter is a part-time position working less than 1,000 hours a year. The primary role of the Page/Sorter is to assist in the daily sorting of books and other library materials transported by IHLS courier drivers. Other responsibilities include assisting in the preparation of the delivery tubs and bags, shelving IHLS books, delivering library materials to IHLS staff, and performing other clerical duties.