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Media Commons Technology Support Specialist - UIUC

Duties and Responsibilities:
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented professional for the position of Media Commons Technology Manager. Creativity, risk-taking, and a desire to explore the intersection of new technologies and classroom learning are essential for this position.  This position is a key contributor to the Media Commons’ mission of teaching students content creation and digital literacy skills that are critical for academic success. The Media Commons Technology Support Specialist investigates the development of web design, applications, training, and related technology support that focus on the creation, storage, and use of media in teaching and course-related activities. Reporting to the Media Commons Coordinator the Media Commons Technology Support Specialist:

·    Identifies and evaluates technology solutions to meet curricular and Library programming needs of the Media Commons;

·         Consults with library faculty and key campus IT personnel on the implementation and execution of the Media Commons’ technology programs, facilities, and teaching programs;

·         Designs web-based access systems and storage to support undergraduate students’ curricular requirements in the creation, dissemination, use, and curation of digital media;

·         Pursues professional development activities to expand knowledge and to maintain current with best practices for implementing new technology in support of digital literacy;

·         Teaches workshops for staff and students related to use of Media Commons technology;

·         Investigates methodologies and best practices for creating, promoting, and disseminating student-authored content;

·         Analyzes data and findings related to Media Commons’ programming to assist in formulating policy and determining strategic direction.

Network Technician - Champaign Public Library

The Network Technician provides support for 235 public and staff computers and network; support for automated checkout system; and troubleshooting and assistance to users.

Library Director - Davenport Public Library (Iowa)

This municipal library serves about 100,000 residents of Davenport, Iowa, with a main library located downtown and two state-of-the-art branch libraries.

Davenport, located on the Mississippi River about half way between Chicago and Des Moines, is the largest city in the Quad Cities region. Rich with cultural opportunities, Davenport was ranked as a most affordable metropolitan area in 2010 by Forbes. Davenport has won the City Livability Award from the U.S. Conference of Mayors.

The Library Director will be expected to:

• Provide superior leadership, administrative, and organizational skills
• Manage the staff and the library in a highly professional manner
• Enthusiastically participate in local community events
• Advocate and act as an ambassador on behalf of the library
• Actively participate in RiverShare Libraries, a consortium of 20 local public and academic libraries

Branch Library Manager - Evansville Vanderburgh Public Library (Indiana)

The EVPL, a Library Journal Four Star library, has eight locations to serve the approximately 179,000 residents of Vanderburgh County.  Our HAPLR rated library provides our customers abundant resources, services, programs, and partnerships; our library promotes lifelong learning, economic vitality, and cultural initiatives.  With state-of-the-art facilities and consistently broadening resources, the EVPL enjoys strong support and a reputation of excellence in our community.

The Branch Library Manager models and encourages behaviors to cultivate a customer centric culture and fosters an environment where innovation and excellence thrive.  The Manager articulates the EVPL vision/mission/core values and assures excellent customer service by effectively leading the branch team.

The position requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited university, and four or more years of relevant public library experience with progressively increasing responsibility; branch library management experience preferred.

Marketing and Communications Manager - Kalamazoo Public Library (Michigan)

Responsible for planning, writing, producing and managing content for marketing, branding, promotions, public relations, and internal and external communications  for the library under the general direction of the Library Director. Duties to include the development and implementation of a communications plan which supports the strategic goals and initiatives of the library and heightens awareness, understanding and engagement with library services and resources.

Technology Instruction Coordinator - Arlington Heights Memorial Library

Want a really great job providing our expanded digital services?  Do you enjoy helping others understand and use technology, including computers, the latest tech gadgets and cool websites?  Then consider joining us in offering a wide range of creative learning opportunities for our customers.
This new position will be responsible for establishing the curriculum for public technology related training on topics such as tablets and smartphones, popular social networking sites, MS Office and eBooks.  Develop, evaluate and administer lectures, hands-on classes, 1-on-1 appointments, and self-paced tutorials.  In addition to teaching classes for our customers, you will train our staff to create and deliver effective and fun presentations.


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.