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.

Project Manager, Preservation and Conservation Program - UIUC


Visiting Academic Professional (2 year grant position)
University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign

Position Available:  This position is available as soon as possible.  This is a 100% time, two year visiting Academic Professional position in the University Library.

Duties and Responsibilities
Reporting to the Head of Preservation and Conservation, the Project Manager will develop and oversee the testing of an IMLS grant funded self-assessment program (the Preservation Self-Assessment Program – PSAP) focusing on book, paper, and photographic materials and incorporating previous assessment materials already developed for audiovisual content (the AvSAP The two-year project will involve extensive research into current preservation issues including identification, storage, housing and potential treatment options, as well as the development of a computer-based self-assessment program, and the testing of that program to aid in the development of preservation priorities of those materials.  The Project Coordinator will directly oversee two part-time staff positions who will assist with research, testing, and coding.

Shelver/Circulation Clerk - Columbia Public Library

The Columbia Public Library seeks a part-time (5-11 hours/week) shelver/circulation clerk. Hours will
be Friday 9-1, every other Saturday 9-4. Flexibility is a must. Position requires call-outs to cover higher
seniority staff sick leave and vacations. 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
February 12th.

Visiting Research Programmer - UIUC

Visiting Research Programmer
for Repository Development
Academic Professional
University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign


Position Available: Position available immediately.  This is a full-time, three-year visiting academic professional appointment in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library Software Development Group. Position may become permanent dependent on funding.


Duties and Responsibilities:  As part of a team of repository developers, the Research Programmer will be responsible for providing programming and technical support for all components of a large-scale digital preservation management system, codename Medusa, and the technical infrastructure for the IDEALS scholarly communications initiatives within the University Library. As necessary, the Research Programmer may also provide technical support to other scholarly communication or digital preservation research projects or related programs within the Library.

Detailed job duties include but are not limited to the following:

·         Work with project stakeholders and senior programming staff to gather and analyze requirements for repository development and digital preservation, and recommend approaches to meeting those requirements.

·         Working independently or as a member of a small team, will be responsible for implementing the approved recommendations, especially for in-house development, but also for customization or integration of purchased and open source software.

·         Apply best practices in various software development methodologies, including version control, automated testing and code refactoring, and leveraging appropriate programming frameworks and technical architectures to the requirements and proposed solutions.

·         May supervise student hourly or graduate assistant employees.

·         Encouraged to spend 5% of their time on personal research to learn new skills and stay abreast of the latest developments and trends in software development, especially in the context of a library setting.

·         May also have opportunities to participate in other research grant projects in the Library.


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.