Library Jobs

To add a job posting to the IHLS jobs page, please send to
For more information on job postings, please contact the posting library directly.

Adult Services Manager - O'Fallon Public Library

Busy public library in a growing community of 29,0000 seeks enthusiastic, innovative librarian with strong commitment to public service, knowledge of electronic resources, and excellent interpersonal/communication skills.  Manager is responsible for management of Adult Services Unit, including supervision and continuing education of reference staff. Works mainly weekdays and one Saturday every four weeks. Should have general knowledge of troubleshooting computer and other technology problems. Must feel comfortable with new technology and teaching both staff and patrons in both formal and informal settings. Must be capable of providing reference service. In collaboration with library director oversees and mentors adult and teen event planners.   Should be a self starter interested in planning and implementing new programs to better serve library users. Master of Library Science From ALA-accredited program and two years supervisory experience desired. Starting salary $34,500-$38,800. 35 hour workweek and excellent benefits.

Librarian I (Children's Services) - Bloomington Public Library

High energy, flexible, creative, and collaborative style necessary to lead, design, coordinate, and implement effective children’s services and programming within the community.  Selects nonfiction materials and e-books for the Children’s Services Department.  Other responsibilities include visiting schools and day cares, planning and executing the summer reading program as a key member of the Children’s Services staff, assisting customers of all ages with research/reference needs, overseeing the Children’s Department in the absence of the Children’s Services Manager, and contributing to the Library’s digital presence.  Is a member of the Children’s Services department and reports to the Children’s Services Manager.

Mentor (Project Next Generation) - Champaign Public Library, Douglass Branch



DEPARTMENT: Project Next Generation (Douglass Branch Library)
PROJECT DESCRIPTION: Project Next Generation is a state-sponsored mentoring program for at-risk youth.
DUTIES: Project Mentors assist sixth – eighth grade students in developing technical skills and life skills using computers, digital cameras and other up-to-date equipment in a variety of projects and activities.


Library Director - Smithton Public Library District

The Smithton Public Library District is seeking a professional, enthusiastic, and creative leader to serve as our new director! 
About the library: 
The Smithton Public Library District serves 4,807 people in and around Smithton, IL in Saint Clair County. The library has a dedicated staff of volunteers and regular part-time employees (paid employees work a total of 3.2 FTE), a collection of approximately 18,000 items, and offers a wide variety of programs and other resources. The library is open 61 hours per week and has an annual operating budget of $202,000.

Head of Reference and Electronic Services - Brookfield Public Library

The Brookfield Public Library is seeking a manager with strong technology skills to replace our outgoing department head who is moving into administration. The Head of Reference and Electronic Services leads the Adult Services department in all of its activities and program offerings, maintains the Library's website, manages database access, and teaches hands-on computer workshops along with the department's other staff members.

The successful candidate will have a vision and understanding of library services with an eye to the future and the contemporary needs of the public. Results oriented, committed to collaboration and having fun. We seek an excellent communicator with a proven ability to implement and lead change.

History Librarian and Interim Head, History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library - UIUC

Associate or Full Professor of Library Administration

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 Position Available: Position available immediately. This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment.   Rank at the level of Associate or Full Professor with tenure, depending on the qualifications of the candidate selected.  Permanent appointment as History Librarian; appointment as unit head is for a renewable term dependent on unit needs and directions. The successful candidate must meet requirements for tenure at the University of Illinois, which includes expectations for librarianship, research and service.


Duties and Responsibilities: Reporting to the University Librarian, the History Librarian and Interim Head of the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library (HPNL) will provide leadership for and supervision of library services to students, faculty, and other scholars using HPNL.  The History Librarian is a member of the Arts and Humanities Division within the University Library.

System Administrator for Pinnacle Library Cooperative

Are you looking for an exciting and challenging position?  The Pinnacle Library Cooperative, a newly formed consortium of six public libraries, is looking for a system administrator to manage our hosted Polaris integrated library system. 

This position offers a great deal of independence and the possibility of telecommuting.  Attendance at frequent meetings hosted at our six libraries is expected and required.

Applications are due Tuesday, January 15, 2013.  The anticipated start date for this position is Monday, April 1, 2013.

Objective:      Manages all aspects of the integrated library system for the Pinnacle Library Cooperative.

Virtual Services Librarian (part-time) - Oak Park Public Library

We’re seeking a creative, service-oriented, tech-savvy librarian to participate in our growing Virtual Services department. The primary responsibility will be to lead the acquisition, evaluation, maintenance, and assessment of online resources and ebook collections, with additional responsibilities for working with other digital collections, contributing to the library’s web presence, and providing direct public services.

Excellent customer service skills, knowledge of current trends in public libraries and the publishing trade, and strong organizational, problem-solving, and project management skills are essential. Two years of experience working with subscription databases in a public library setting preferred. The ideal candidate will have experience managing collections and budgets, and experience with Drupal, EZProxy authentication, and other web tools. MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution is required.

Shelver/Circulation Clerk - Columbia Public Library

The Columbia Public Library seeks a part-time (17-20 hours/week) shelver/circulation clerk. Hours will be Monday 9-5, Wednesday 1:30-8:30 and Saturday rotation. Pleasant demeanor, basic computer knowledge and eagerness to help are required. Please apply in person at the Columbia Public Library, 106 N. Metter Ave., Columbia, IL, by December 4th.

Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Shelving: Shelve discarded books and check labels, ensuring that books are in the proper order.
  • Circulating Materials: Use the Library’s circulation software to check in/out materials and route them to other libraries.
  • Interlibrary Loan: Use circulation software to locate and request materials from other libraries.
  • Patron Accounts: Use software to provide patrons with the details of their accounts.
  • Card Catalog: Assist patrons with usage of electronic card catalog.
  • Internet: Assist patrons with usage of Internet. This may include instruction on opening or downloading attachments, saving files to disk, opening email or help to create an account.
  • Databases: Instruct patrons in the use of any of our electronic databases as well as online audio books.
  • Phone Requests: Complete patron phone requests.
  • Photocopying: Assist patrons with coin-operated photocopier.
  • Taxes: During tax season, help patrons locate the tax forms that they are requesting.
  • Daily Courier Service: This includes tubs of books that are requested by our patrons or items of ours that have been lent out to other libraries. Once items are routed in, call or email each patron to notify them that their items have arrived.
  • Weeding: This process is an ongoing effort to maintain high circulation percentages by eliminating items that are in poor condition and/or have low circulation statistics.
  • Shelf Maintenance: This is a constant duty to try to keep our books in an orderly fashion so that items are easily located and tidy appearance is maintained.
  • Repair Books: This duty includes taping, gluing, recovering or any other repairs needed for a damaged item.
  • Calendar Management: Assist patrons with scheduling the use of the basement for meetings.
  • Programs: Assist as needed with programming for the library, such as Story Time, Tot Time, National Library Week, book clubs, and the Summer Reading Program.
  • Training: Attend continuing education classes at the Illinois Heartland Library System offices in Edwardsville, IL, as required.

Library Director - Tuscola Public Library

The director reports to the Board of Trustees, develops policy and future plans with the Board of Trustees, and is responsible for the daily operation and supervision of the library, including:

·         Supervision and training of part-time staff

·         Maintenance of computer resources for public and staff

·         Circulation and reference service

·         Collection development

·         Budget management

·         Programming development, with an emphasis on children’s programming

·         Community relations