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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.

Director, Member Development and Resource Sharing - RAILS

Reaching Across Illinois Library system (RAILS) is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Director, Member Development and Resource Sharing.  This position will manage all aspects of member development and resource sharing for RAILS.  This position will serve on the RAILS leadership team and contribute to the planning, implementation, and evaluation of all RAILS services and operations.  In addition, serve on RAILS and statewide committees in the areas of member development and resource sharing.  Candidate should show ability to build and maintain relationships with RAILS member library directors and other library staff as well as respond to questions about memberships, contact potential members and provide guidance and assistance in development plans.  Plan, develop, evaluate, and improve RAILS resource sharing services to support member needs. Manage the reciprocal access, reciprocal borrowing and interlibrary loan programs.

Requirements include Master’s Degree in an ALA accredited Library Science program. Minimum of 5 years of library experience, including experience with interlibrary loan, reciprocal borrowing, and other resource sharing.  Experience working with multiple types of libraries highly desirable.

Circulation Manager - Rochester Public Library District

The Rochester Public Library District is seeking a full-time professional Circulation Manager to oversee operations of the Circulation Department, including adult programs, staff scheduling and library web page.

Benefits package offered includes health coverage, IMRF, vacation and holidays.

Processing Supervisor - Decatur Public Library

The Decatur Public Library seeks a part-time Processing Supervisor for the Technical Services Division.  This hands-on position works directly under the Head of the Technical Services Division. Work includes supervision of staff and processing and preparing all library materials for shelving.  Ability to do a variety of clerical tasks, ability to type and good computer skills are a must.  Schedule will be 20 hours per week, Monday through Friday, to be determined by the Division Head.  Applicants must have a High School Degree.  Beginning salary is $15,250 with partial benefits. This is a Management Position pay level 1.  Please send letter with; resume, and three professional references to Lee Ann Fisher, City Librarian, Decatur Public Library, 130 N. Franklin St., Decatur, IL 62523 by October 15, 2012.  AA/EOE.


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