The Charleston Carnegie Public Library Board is seeking a creative and dynamic leader who will work closely with the Library Board, staff and community to serve the 21,838 people in Charleston. The successful candidate will represent the Library within the community, develop collections, manage the 14 person staff team, and provide strong financial skills to manage the budget of $480,000. The new Director will also provide vision for the library and should possess a positive, achievement-oriented attitude.
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Job Responsibilities - Participates in all functions of the Circulation Desk, including issuing library cards, orienting patrons to the library, promoting library programs and services, providing recommendations and reference services, answering telephone inquiries, assisting patrons on library computers, training patrons on use of digital resources and equipment, updating the library website, creating displays and signage, and processing and repairing library materials.
Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, Illinois is seeking three individuals to assist customers in making the most effective use of materials and information available in the library through a variety of ways, from assisting customers with computer databases to handling difficult reference questions using specialized tools. Other duties include, but are not limited to, developing, managing and maintaining a designated collection; maintaining familiarity with current events, new publications, media releases, community needs, and relevant tools, policies and procedures; processing interlibrary loans; and identifying and disposing of any outdated or damaged materials. This position requires a Master’s degree in Library Science as well as professional judgment in methods and tools used. Evening and weekend hours required. This position is covered by AFSCME Local #3738.
The Rochester Public Library District is seeking a full-time professional Youth Services Director to oversee operations of the Youth Services Department, including programming, collection development, and outreach.
Mount Prospect Public Library is seeking a dynamic and innovative library leader to work with Executive Team to manage a busy suburban public library located in NW Chicagoland area. Successful candidate will oversee Collections and Staff Development/Training for the Library. Ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to excellent Collections and Staff Development/Training. Will hold and voice a strong appreciation and understanding of non-public departments and public service. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department managers, all levels of employees, staff committees, community groups, and residents is expected. Excellent project management skills, problem solving, communication skills, and operational management skills are needed. Required: MLS from ALA accredited library school. Progressively responsible management experience in a public library. Minimum of seven years of management and administrative experience.
In addition to Circulation/Reference duties, the Youth Services (YS) assistant is required to perform the following duties.
Story time – develop timely themes of interest to children. Research and select themes 3 months in advance for timely inclusion in the Village Communicator, Library Newsletter, and newspaper submissions. .
Saturday Family Literacy Events – A wide range of programs/events are offered each month that appeal to children with different interests and abilities.
Summer Reading Saturday programs – during the months of June – August the YS Assistant participates in the Summer Reading Saturday programs, offering assistance to the parents and children who attend the events.
Excellent Patron service and extended knowledge of genres and titles. The YS Asst. is continuously greeting families and offering assistance to parents and children who are looking for specific titles or may just be trying to find the next book to read
Madison Public Library seeks a creative and innovative Youth Services Supervisor who will provide direction for designing and implementing a focused and strategically planned youth services program. This is a leadership position that will be responsible for the coordination, development, and delivery of a highly responsive program to meet the needs of our community's youth. The position will require skills in extensive relationship building with local schools, youth advocates, community organizations, and families. The Youth Services Supervisor will serve as a leader in Madison Public Library's commitment to racial equity and social justice, and will plan, implement and promote programs and services with this focus in mind.
An employment opportunity is available at the Illinois State Library for a Library Specialist position in the Talking Book and Braille Service for a Spanish speaking reader’s advisor. Please follow the instructions for application and information.
Marion Carnegie Library is accepting applications for a dynamic and innovative Assistant Director. The Assistant Director will team with the Director to provide management, supervision and administration of the library. The Assistant Director will provide excellent service by assisting patrons in accessing information, assisting patrons and staff with the use of technology, increasing the Library’s presence in the community, and improving and enhancing customer service. The ideal candidate will have considerable knowledge and passion for current and evolving technologies along with an appreciation for traditional resources.
The Library Director provides strategic, innovative and visionary leadership by strategically aligning the interests of the library’s various stakeholders to shape the current and future role of libraries. Champaign Public Library’s next Director must have the ability and the desire to work with the Library’s Board of Trustees, library staff, and City Council and staff in developing a workable team approach to advancing the library as a keystone institution for Champaign.