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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.


Please visit the link below to see information regarding an open position at the Decatur Public Library.



Three positions available at Loyola University Chicago

Reference Librarian and Subject Specialist for Business and Communication
Reference and Electronic Resources Librarian
Director/Archivist, Women and Leadership Archives

Assistant Commissioner (Collections) - Chicago Public Library

The position of Assistant Commissioner - Collections for the Chicago Public Library is open for application on the City of Chicago's job application website.  Application instructions may be found at .  The closing date for this position is October 18, 2012.  If you have any questions regarding the application process, you may contact the Department of Human Resources at 312.744.4976.

Temporary Part-time Reference Librarian - Millikin University

Millikin University is seeking qualified applicants for the position a Temporary Part-time Reference Librarian.  Specific responsibilities include providing professional level reference desk/research services to faculty, staff, students and community members; performing circulation functions as needed; and other duties as assigned.  You may view a complete position description and qualifications at   

Applicants should complete an online application at Please attach a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references with your application. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Employment and first day of work is contingent upon successful completion of background check. Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer

Instructional Services Coordinator & Research/Instruction Librarian - Millikin University

Millikin University is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Instruction Services Coordinator & Research/Instruction Librarian at the Assistant Professor or Instructor rank (not tenure track).   This position will coordinate and assess the library’s active research instruction program, as well as share reference service, classroom teaching, and collection development responsibilities with the other librarians.  With the Library Director, the librarians collaborate in long and short range planning and overall management of all Staley Library services.  Please see a detailed position description and qualifications

Applicants should complete an online application at Please attach a cover letter, resume and contact information for three professional references with your application.  Review of applications will begin October 22nd and continue until the position is filled.  Employment and first day of work is contingent upon successful completion of a background check and all final appointments are contingent on final funding approval.  Millikin University is an equal opportunity employer.