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Library Assistant II – Youth Services/Technology, Mt. Zion District Library

Under the supervision of the Library Director and in coordination with the Youth Coordinator, the Library Assistant creates an environment that attracts and invites teens to use the collection. Cultivates relationships with local school librarians/media specialists; presents programs of interest to youth of all ages, especially teens and pre-teens; performs reference and reader’s advisory services for customers of all ages; assists customers in their use of library catalog, computers and portable devices; assists in collection management focusing on materials of interest to teens. Responsible for maintaining and updating library’s social media outlets including Facebook page and library’s website.

E-Learning Specialist - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks an innovative, collaborative, knowledgeable, and service-oriented professional for the newly created position of E-Learning Specialist. The University Library has a strong tradition of instruction, and this newly created position will build upon ongoing instruction practices in the University Library. Reporting to the Coordinator for Information Literacy Services & Instruction in the Office of User Services, the successful candidate will develop and support e-learning programs in the University Library and work closely with subject specialist and instructional librarians who support online programs and/or create instructional materials to support blended learning. The E-Learning Specialist will be responsible for providing e-learning support, consulting, training, and communications to library faculty, staff, and units in order to enhance the instructional efficiency and learning outcomes of the Library.

Head, Ricker Library of Architecture and Art - University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Reporting to the University Librarian, the Head of Ricker Library of Architecture and Art will provide leadership for and supervision of library services to students, faculty, and other scholars using the Ricker. The Head of Ricker is a member of the University Library’s Arts and Humanities Division.

Circulation Assistant (part-time) - O'Fallon Public Library

The O’Fallon Public Library seeks a friendly, positive, enthusiastic, tech-savvy, customer-oriented individual to fill a part-time position at our busy Circulation Desk. Last fiscal year, more than 150,000 people visited the library and more than 380,000 items were checked out.


Primary duties include assisting library customers in person or by phone, performing all duties associated with an automated circulation system, processing library card applications and orienting patrons to library services, assisting customers with book selections and using the SHARE catalog.  May also be assigned to assist with special events or work on projects as assigned by the Circulation Manager or Director. 

Web Developer - IHLS

The Web Developer is responsible for aspects of the IHLS & SHARE websites. Work with IT Director and other appropriate stakeholders in the development of the webpage as the primary communication vehicle for IHLS & SHARE.  Design, create, and modify Web sites. Analyze user needs to implement Web site content, graphics, performance, and capacity.  May convert written, graphic, audio, and video components to compatible Web formats by using software designed to facilitate the creation of Web and multimedia content.

Youth Services Assistant - Edwardsville Public Library

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. The Youth Services Assistant shall assist the Youth Services Librarian in planning and providing special events, which will encourage children to appreciate books, reading and self-expression, i.e.: story times, summer reading programs, puppet shows and other literature activities. 
  2. The Youth Services Assistant shall assist in the provision of library services, i.e. staff supervision, circulation, reference, readers’ advisory, book selection and computer assistance. 
  3. The Youth Services Assistant shall design and prepare program-related art materials, i.e.: murals, bulletin boards, posters, decorations, storyboards and other program aides.
  4. The Youth Services Assistant shall promote the library and its activities through public relations and community outreach.

Librarian (Public Services) - Illinois Valley Community College (Oglesby)

The Public Services Librarian links the IVCC community to information sources and equips students for success by teaching students to acquire and evaluate needed information in the classroom and at the library’s reference desk.  The ideal candidate for this position will provide one-on-one and group instruction to faculty, staff, and students in the use of traditional and online information sources, as well as provide a full range of reference services and information counseling as well as coordinate circulation activities.

Librarian I (Adult Services) - Bloomington Public Library

Adult Services is seeking a friendly, helpful, creative, knowledgeable Librarian I.  Our information service is busy and evolving. The successful candidate will love working with all kinds of people and have the ability to adapt to an ever-changing environment. 

A key element of this position is creating and coordinating engaging programs that support lifelong learning and keep people coming to the library. Leading book discussions and seeking grants to support programs, program series, and presenters are also key responsibilities. 

Providing excellent customer service is a primary focus of this job.  Customer requests are fulfilled thoroughly and accurately in person, by phone, and via electronic means at the Adult Services Desk.  Helping customers with their electronic needs is a growing request.  The successful candidate will be knowledgeable about a variety of current technologies including ereading, computer use, and training.

This Librarian I creates the daily desk schedule for the department and will use Sharepoint to post it. 

Other responsibilities include shelving returned materials and shelf reading for accuracy; assisting with library-wide initiatives/programs; and working in other departments when there’s a need. 

This position is a member of the Adult Services department and reports to the Adult Services Manager.  The schedule currently includes mornings, afternoons, evenings, and rotating weekends. The hours of this position change as departmental needs change.

Library Director - Dubuque County Library (Iowa)

The Board of Trustees of the Dubuque County Library is searching for a knowledgeable, visionary leader to serve as Library Director. The Director will work with the Library Board and staff to develop a 21st Century vision of library services that meets the present and future needs of our patrons throughout the five-branch library system. The Director will be the “face” of the library as well as the internal leader and listener with a focus on developing strategic directions for both community and staff.

Governed by an appointed nine member Board of Trustees, the Dubuque County Library serves a suburban/rural constituency of 29,000. The Director supervises a staff of eleven (five full time) with a $700,000 budget and an annual circulation of 110,000 (a 25% increase from the previous fiscal year). Within the last four years, two new branches have been added to the library system. Two of the five branches exist through unique partnerships with a public middle school and a community college. In addition, a new joint municipal/library facility with a branch city is currently in the fundraising and design phase. The Library actively participates in formal agreements and informal relationships with other public, university, and private libraries in the area. The Dubuque County Library is in a position to reach its potential through innovation and dynamic leadership.

Library Assistant & Programming Director - Cissna Park Community Library

Cissna Park Community Library

Library Assistant & Programming Director

Job available August 2014.