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Library Director - Greater Western Central Public Library District (Augusta)

The Board of Trustees of the Greater Western Central Public Library District is seeking a Library Director. 

GWCPD libraries are located in Augusta, Bowen, Golden, Littleton and Plymouth.  The main office is in Augusta, Illinois. 

This is a 30-hour per week salaried position.  Benefits include paid holidays, vacation and sick leave.  Compensation is $23,000 annually.  The ideal candidate would have a degree in library and information science and a minimum of two years post-degree employment; preferably one year in library management, strong leadership skills, familiarity with public library finances and a knowledge of library law.  An understanding of rural libraries, regulations of the IL State Library System, RAILS and RSA is necessary. 

For further information, a compete job description and application instructions, go to  First consideration will be made to applicants applying by September 15, 2012.

Technology and Training Supervisor - Six Mile RLD

Under limited supervision, the Technology and Training Supervisor is an administrative level position that directs, coordinates, evaluates, and provides staff and patron assistance in all aspects of Library technology training including using the Internet and MS Office applications and downloading eAudiobooks and eBooks. The person in this position promotes the use of the Library’s online catalog, databases and Internet access through point of use instruction. This position is responsible for coordinating and providing group instruction and tutorials for technology topics. Assists customers with library equipment; has extensive customer contact. Frequent travel between district buildings and the service area is required.

The Technology and Training Supervisor directs and evaluates SMRLD staff in the provision of technology support; this position coordinates staffing of the computer lab. The person in this position also recruits, selects and supervises volunteer computer trainers. This position provides advice; offers demonstrations and classes to both staff and patrons; and provides information on best practices in delivering library services. It is crucial for this person to keep up-to-date on relevant programs and services that enhance the ability of the district to provide a friendly, useable, and quality technological environment. This position also engages in initiatives that improve customer service, as well as increases the visibility and appreciation of the services provided by the Six Mile Regional Library District.

Catalog Librarian, Assistant or Associate Professor - SIUE

JOB DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Director of Technical Services, performs original and complex adaptive cataloging of print and non-print materials, including electronic resources, according to national standards. Develops comprehensive bibliographic descriptions, assigns subject headings and classification numbers according to Library of Congress practice, supervises maintenance of  holdings input into OCLC and Voyager. May assist in the creation of digital collections, including supplying metadata. The incumbent will also participate in achieving departmental and library goals and participate in library committees.


Performs original and adaptive cataloging in all formats, including serials, utilizing OCLC and Voyager. Participates in retrospective conversion projects. Resolves database maintenance problems and provides training, direction and support to paraprofessional staff in performing cataloging and maintenance routines. Maintains knowledge of current cataloging practices and automated bibliographic access. Participates in developing, teaching, and implementing cataloging policies and procedures. 

All LIS faculty and staff are responsible for working collaboratively to achieve University and LIS goals and objectives.


Humanities Librarian, Assistant or Associate Professor - SIUE

DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES:  Reports to the Director of Research Commons.  The Humanities Librarian is subject liaison for the Departments of English, Foreign Languages and Literature, Philosophy, Political Science and Sociology, and as such, teaches information literacy and selects appropriate information resources in support of the subject areas’ curriculum and research.  The Humanities Librarian collaborates with other subject librarians and participates in achieving departmental and library goals.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:  Consults with the liaisons of the assigned departments with regard to collection development; teaches information literacy classes for the assigned subject areas; creates teaching modules, bibliographies, and other finding aids; provides reference service in person and through various digital methods; works with the Technical Services Department in the ordering of monographs, journals, online databases, etc.; delivers library services and resources via the web and Blackboard; plans and administers materials budgets; participates in writing proposals and securing grants, particularly in the subject disciplines; generates scholarship and performs professional service. 

All Library and Information Services (LIS) faculty and staff are responsible for working collaboratively to achieve University and LIS goals and objectives.

Part-time reference and instruction librarian - Elgin Community College

Elgin Community College has an immediate opening for a part-time Reference and Instruction Librarian.

This position is a day-time and weekend position as scheduled. This position is responsible for planning and teaching information literacy classes and providing general reference service. The Reference and Instruction Librarian also assists in the areas of circulation, interlibrary loan and periodicals as needed.

Minimum qualifications are a Master's degree in library science from an accredited library school and experience with reference and instruction and the use of academic online databases. Experience in an academic library is desired.

Sunday Youth Services Assistant - O'Fallon Public Library

Sunday 1-5 pm
Will work two Sundays a month in the Children’s Department. (Total of eight hours every four weeks.) Opportunity exists for more hours on an as needed basis to cover staff time off.

Duties include providing reader’s advisory and reference service to children and families, and working on projects assigned by the Youth Services Librarian.

Must be flexible, able to work independently and enjoy working with library patrons of all ages! Proficiency in Internet and database searching, and computer software systems such as Microsoft Office is required. Knowledge of children’s literature is a must. Minimum educational  requirements are a Bachelors degree in education or closely related field and experience working in a library. Other equivalent combinations of education and experience may be considered.

Part-Time Circulation Assistant - O'Fallon Public Library

Part-Time Position Available -- Circulation Assistant
Schedule will include two evenings per week, as well as Saturday and Sunday shifts, averaging approximately 8-12 hours per week. Opportunity exists for more hours on an as-needed basis to cover staff time off.

Duties include responding to customer inquires either in person or by phone, referring patrons to children’s and reference department as needed, performing all duties associated with an automated circulation system, processing library card applications and orienting patrons to library services, assisting patrons with book selections and the use of the OPAC. May also be assigned to assist with special events or work on projects assigned by the Circulation Manager or Director.

Must have great interpersonal communication skills and enjoy working with people, as this job requires a high level of interaction with the public. An ability to multi-task and prioritize while exceeding the needs of our patrons is also desired. Proficiency with basic computer operations and working in a Windows based computer environment, as well as an ability to lift up to twenty-five pounds is required. Minimum educational requirements are a high school diploma, and at least six months customer-service work experience. Previous library experience is highly desirable.

Interlibrary Loan Librarian - Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago invites applications from enthusiastic, self-motivated librarians with a strong public services commitment to join the Access Services Department of the University Libraries. This position reports to the Head of Access Services and is based at Loyola's Lake Shore Campus in Rogers Park, with occasional work at Loyola's Water Tower Campus in downtown Chicago. Librarians at Loyola University Chicago have non-tenured faculty status, but participate in a system of rank and promotion for the library faculty.

The Interlibrary Loan Librarian oversees the effective management of all aspects of interlibrary loan and document delivery, including setting policy, establishing goals, and planning workflow. The Interlibrary Loan Librarian provides leadership in evaluating, recommending, and implementing new technologies and service models, and represents the University with consortium partners at the state, regional, and national level. Additional duties include ensuring copyright compliance, preparing monthly and annual reports, advising for collection development, maintaining and troubleshooting software and hardware, and staying aware of developments in the field. The Interlibrary Loan Librarian supervises one full-time paraprofessional staff and 5-6 student workers. Some academic department liaison work and collection development activities may also be included.

Associate University Librarian for Planning and Facilities - Northwestern University

SUMMARY: The Associate University Librarian for Planning and Facilities (AULPF) is responsible for library-wide planning initiatives, leadership of major renovation and construction projects, and operational oversight of Northwestern University library facilities in Evanston, Chicago and Waukegan. The AULPF leads the Planning and Facilities Division, which includes the Facilities Operations and Stacks Management Department (FOSM) and the Oak Grove Library Center (OGLC). These departments are responsible for stacks management, safety and security, building management, remote storage operations and services, and the physical organization and transport of a wide variety of library materials. The AULPF may represent the library and/or the university locally, regionally and nationally in meetings, groups, and forums as required. The AULPF reports to the dean and is a member of the senior management team. For more information about this position, go

Human Resource Associate (Department Head) - UIC

The University Library is seeking a highly-experienced and well-trained professional to lead the Library’s Human Resources Department. We seek a knowledgeable and skilled communicator who can provide the expertise needed to head this critical department and who can efficiently navigate the public university system and appropriately inform staff on labor relations, laws, rules, regulations, policies, procedures, and protocol.

The Human Resources Associate is vital to the hiring process. Position responsibilities include developing and implementing policies and programs that support the mission, vision, values and culture of the Library as directed by the University Librarian for the five Library sites and more than 20 operational units of the University Library The chosen candidate will ensure that the Library is and remains compliant with the university, state, federal laws and regulations that govern personnel practices particularly in the higher public education system. This incumbent will manage the hiring process that will result in the successful recruitment, selection, hiring, orientation, and retention of highly-qualified and diverse Faculty, Academic Professionals and Civil Service employees. The individual will be responsible for planning and implementing staff development programs and facilitating training. When necessary, the conducting of individual job audits is required along with clearly explaining the impact on the employee. Professional representation and participation in union negotiations is also required. Because the Human Resources Associate will counsel other department heads, supervisors and employees in the resolution of work-related problems, he or she will be required to remain neutral and exhibit a paramount level of diplomacy and tact in the most sensitive situations. The individual must maintain absolute privacy of all Library employees. The Associate, acting as a catalyst in resolving issues, will evaluate and assess each situation separately and eventually advise staff on various procedural and legal aspects of Human Resources protocol and procedure.