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Reference Senior Library Specialist - Governors State University (University Park)

The Senior Library Specialist provides expert assistance to Governors State University Library users by providing direct reference and technology support service, assisting library faculty with collection development, primary duties, and research responsibilities, developing and presenting informational workshops to students, faculty, staff, and community members, and performing special projects. This position may direct, train, and review the work of student assistants.

There are 2 Senior Library Specialist vacancies to be filled.

The minimum monthly salary is $2,210.81 and the work schedule includes desk hours from 1 to 4 evenings each week and weekend rotation with other reference staff and librarians

Head of Technical Services - Warrenville Public Library District

Due to a retirement, the Warrenville Public Library District seeks an individual who has a demonstrated interest in utilizing best practices to facilitate effective and efficient workflow, quality control and database management. The Head of Technical Services trains, manages, motivates and evaluates three part-time employees. Together with these employees, the department head ensures that library materials are cataloged and processed quickly and accurately. As a member of our Management Team, this individual participates in strategic planning and policy development. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about trends and innovations in the field of public library services and will have a proven talent for building consensus and introducing changes that benefit the library, its patrons and staff.

Library Operations Associate - Governors State University (University Park)

TECHNICAL SERVICES Library Operations Associate - Electronic Resources and Serials
Reporting to the Head of Technical Services, the Electronic Resources and Serials Library Operations Associate is responsible for the acquisition and management of print serials and electronic continuing resources, including databases, archival subject collections and journals. Duties include managing the daily operations related to procuring, licensing, negotiating, tracking, and providing access to electronic resources and print serials; maintaining and updating serial holdings records in the library integrated library system; obtaining purchase requisitions and orders; submitting invoices for payment, keeping required and accurate records of transactions using institutional ERP system and departmental documentation procedure; collecting and analyzing data and statistics and preparing departmental and other reports; managing the operation of the electronic resources management systems (ERM, Serials Solutions 360 Resource Manager/Counter); liaising with the Library Systems Manager to maintain the link resolver and proxy server; reviewing workflows for efficiency and effectiveness; serving as the library's point person on issues and questions related to e-resources and serials; staying abreast of emerging trends and best practices related to e-resources and serials; serving on relevant library and university committees; and participating in professional organizations that focus on electronic continuing resources and serials; The job also requires providing reference desk services; supervising two student workers responsible for serials/index stacks maintenance, bindery management, and other duties as assigned.

Dewey Decimal Classification (Contracted Consultant) - Follett School Solutions Group

Follett School Solutions Group seeks individuals interested in a great opportunity to work from home as an Independent Contractor working on our State Standards content.

Candidates for this activity must possess skills and qualifications to research Dewey Decimal numbers that align with the state standard subjects assigned to them. The Dewey Decimal numbers are used for state standard correlation with Follett's subscription services. Because of our commitment to providing valuable resources to educators, it is critical that the subjects covered are aligned according to strict quality criteria of Dewey Classification.

Communications Coordinator and Requirements Builder - UIUC

Visiting Academic Professional (1 year grant position)
University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign

Duties and Responsibilities  Reporting to the co-Principal investigator of a grant funded by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation to expand and enhance the successful Data Management Planning (DMP) Tool, the Communications Coordinator and Requirements Builder will implement and coordinate the communications activities and requirements building for the second phase of the DMPTool.  This one- year project will involve extensive interactions with the stakeholder communities for the DMPTool, including researchers, funders, librarians, and their institutions in order to gather requirements for the tool, get feedback on iterations, and increase the use of the tool.

Library Page - Champaign Public Library

DEPARTMENT: Circulation Services
STARTING SALARY: $8.25 per hour
HOURS: Up to 10-19 hours per week; days, evenings, and weekends
DUTIES: Shelving and sorting library materials and assisting with check-in and inventory control of library collection.


Senior Archival Specialist - Chicago Public Library

Duties:  Experienced archivist to work with collections (paper and electronic). Responsible for the appraisal and processing of archival collections. Proficiency in full archival processing as well as More Product, Less Process. Experience writing finding guides. Knowledge of EAD, DACs and other metadata standards. Familiarity with digital formats and issues related to born-digital content. May train, supervise or review archival work by other staff. Provide reference service to patrons. Curate selected exhibits. Serve on digital collections team. Strong organizational skills. Dedicated commitment to public service. Ability to work creatively, collegially and effectively as part of a team and independently. Interpret library policy, procedures and regulations; help develop special collections policies, procedures and regulations. Demonstrated proficiency with library / archival technology applications. Working knowledge of standard computer office applications such as Microsoft Outlook, Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and other software. Maintain professional development through participation at local, state or national level. Perform related duties as required.

Head of Automation - Deerfield Public Library

Are you a strategic thinker AND a hands-on tinkerer?  Can you function as the person responsible for the support of technology without being IT? Are you the creative force behind the Technology Plan? Do you serve as a full-fledged member of the management team, helping guide the library into the future? 

Can you lead in a highly collaborative environment, involving staff users directly in all steps from visioning through planning and implementation, and of course, training for successful deployment?

Deerfield Public Library is only a few weeks away from reopening our newly expanded and renovated site.  We serve 18,000 technology-savvy and engaged community members, with a very supportive Board, and a budget designed to accomplish the vision. We are growing in several directions at once, and there will be time during the coming year to evaluate and recommend a structure to match the changing needs.

A recent promotion has resulted in this NEW opportunity. Our technology plans for the “new” Library are in place and ready to go. Are you ready to step in and create the future with us?

Library Director - Mukwonago, Wisconsin

The Mukwonago Public Library seeks an enthusiastic leader who will bring innovative ideas and a passion for libraries to the role of Library Director.

Serving over 22,000 residents, the library is located about 30 miles west of Milwaukee and is a member of the Waukesha County Federated Library System.

The 27,500 square foot library building, renovated and expanded in 2011, houses a collection of more than 68,000 books and 15,000 audio-visual items. Circulation is about 360,000 items. Annual budget of about $877,000, staff of 14.75 FTE

Please visit for details and to apply. Inquiries are welcome.

Middle School/High School Library Aide - Argenta-Oreana C.U.S.D. #1

QUALIFICATIONS:               Capable of working cooperatively with others.

                                                Working knowledge of basic office procedures, including clerical and record  keeping skills.

                                                Basic data entry/computer skills.

                                                Strong Communication Skills

Ability to establish and maintain a positive climate for students and a  constructive relationship with staff, administration, students, and parents.