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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

Library Page - Champaign Public Library


Library Page

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.


Youth Services Librarian / Head of Youth Services - Stoughton Public Library (Wisconsin)

Search Reopened

The Stoughton Public Library, Stoughton, WI is seeking a full-time (40 hours per week)  professional Youth Services Librarian to oversee operations of the Youth Services Department. The Library is looking for someone who has experience: working with children of all ages, planning and doing programming, working with collection development, supervising staff, and experience managing and working within the parameters of a budget.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work within an integrative collaborative management environment and actively participate on the library management team; schedule innovative and creative programming; teach the use of the public library as a lifelong resource; help staff excel in technological explorations; and consistently present the Stoughton Public Library and its resources to the public in a positive manner.

Library Director - Dunlap Public Library District

Library information

Employer/Library:  Dunlap Public Library District, Dunlap Illinois
Library Type: Public
County:  Peoria


Position Information

Job Title:  Library Director
FT/PT:  Full Time
Salary: Commensurate with experience

Position Description:

Job Purpose:

Responsible for the planning, organization, supervision, development, and administration of all library services, personnel, operations, and programs.  These duties include, but are not limited to, preparing library budget and managing library finances; evaluating and assessing organizational and departmental functions; overseeing the implementation of new service objectives and programs.  Responsible for conveying and carrying out of the library's mission and vision statements, objectives, and customer service program.  Related work as required.

Technology-Enhanced Spaces Support Specialist - UIUC

Job responsibilities:

·        Consult with Library faculty and staff on the development of the technology program including appropriate facilities, technologies, and training;

·         Serve as liaison with other IT managers on campus to consult on technology-enhanced environments;

·         Responsible for the specification, installation, management and support of all technology in the Scholarly Commons and Library teaching spaces and conference rooms, including those with projection equipment, computers, wall-mounted displays,  and for digital scanning equipment;

·            Work closely with the Scholarly Commons Coordinators, Coordinator for Information Literacy Services and Instruction, Staff Development and Training Librarian,  and Library IT working groups to determine how technology (hardware and software) will be implemented, secured, supported, and enhanced in these spaces;

·         Responsible for machine image collection and distribution as well as hardware installation and maintenance in these spaces;

·         Determine equipment replacement life cycle;

·         Manage software licensing for non-standard software in all spaces;

·         Develop and deliver training sessions on Library learning spaces technology use;

·         Manage Library loaner equipment pool;

·            Assists Grainger librarians and Center for Academic Resources in Engineering (CARE) staff with multimedia and classroom technology needs.

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