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Distance Learning, Instruction, and Reference Librarian - Dominican University

Dominican University’s Rebecca Crown Library seeks an innovative and user-oriented Distance Learning, Instruction, and Reference Librarian. The successful candidate will provide expertise in developing and promoting online instruction. The librarian must be able to work independently and collaboratively; be committed to working with a diverse university staff and student body. Responsibilities also include providing reference service, participating in the Library instruction program, and serving as liaison to one or more academic departments. Must be committed to providing excellent public service and give evidence of initiative and excellent   interpersonal skills. The candidate will also have strong written and oral communication skills. This is a tenure-track faculty position. For more information, requirements and application process, go to .

Director of Collection Management - Indianapolis Public Library

This is an executive leadership position reporting to the Executive Director and as part of the senior management team, the Director of Collection Management will be responsible for strategic leadership, management and planning for Library-wide collections (print and electronic) and have oversight responsibility for centralized selection, acquisitions, and processing and cataloging of all formats.  This could be an exceptional opportunity for a digital native who has also become well versed in the more traditional collection development/preparation procedures, or a digital convert, steeped in the collection development traditions, who actively embraces all formats.    

The award-winning Indianapolis Public Library is an exciting work environment—as an independent library district with a permanent tax rate exclusively dedicated to public library services—the Library staff (400 FTEs) and almost 500 volunteers serve the 800,000+ citizens of Indianapolis and Marion County through 23 locations, including the stunning new Central Library, the Children’s Museum’s InfoZone, and an active bookmobile. Named a Four-Star library by Library Journal for the past three years, the Library celebrated 3.9 million patron visits and a 14.6 million circulation in 2011. The Library has a $49 million annual budget—a $5.5 million materials budget–and the Library Foundation provides substantial support for programming, materials and technology.  The state capital and county seat of Marion County, Indianapolis is Indiana's largest city, the 12th largest city in the U.S., the second largest city in the Midwest, and one of the fastest growing regions in the United States.  Historically focused on government and industry, Indianapolis today offers a diversified economy in the fields of education, health care, and finance—and is a great place to live.

Part-Time Courier Driver - IHLS Carterville

If you want to work PT, enjoy driving a van, & can provide excellent customer service, the Carterville Office of the Illinois Heartland Library System has the job for you. Work about 2 days /week delivering to area libraries. Must have a valid driver’s license, with ability to lift 40 lbs. $8.93/hr. Obtain application @ 607 S Greenbriar Road, Carterville, IL 62918.

Operations Assistant - IHLS Carterville Office

If you are responsible & like sorting and performing office duties, you may be the person we are looking for. We need someone to assist the Operations Manager who oversees the delivery of materials to and from libraries. Work location is 607 S Greenbriar Road, Carterville, IL 62918.

Responsibilities include preparing reports, labels & manifests, sorting library materials, maintaining statistics & assisting in the coordination of maintenance.

Qualifications include: High school diploma or G.E.D; some college level coursework is desirable; proficient using the Internet, Microsoft Word and Excel; ability to analyze information; must be able to routinely lift 40 lbs; valid driver’s license.

F/T position with wages ranging from $8.93 -$15.14/hr based on qualifications and experience. Benefits include pension, medical, dental, vision, personal days, vacation days, medical leave, holidays & much  more.

Youth Services Director - Rochester Public Library

The Rochester Public Library District is seeking a full-time professional Youth Services Director to oversee operations of the Youth Services Department, including programming, collection development, and outreach.
Benefits package offered includes health coverage, IMRF, vacation and holidays.

Required Skills or Experience:
•Excellent customer service skills
•Ability to plan and promote programs
•Excellent computer skills to adequately utilize the online catalog and the automated circulation systems, the internet as well as word processing and other relevant applications
•Ability to work with numbers accurately and understand verbal and written instructions
•Excellent verbal, written and non-verbal communication skills, including the ability to give coherent directions
•Ability to handle multiple activities or interruptions at once and to work positively and effectively within a team model
•Must like children and be comfortable working with children individually and in groups

Executive Director - RAILS (extended)

The Challenge – to lead a vibrant, connected, accessible network of libraries to improve public education and the quality of life for Illinois citizens (paraphrased from RAILS Vision Statement).  The Board of Directors of the newly formed Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) seeks an innovative and creative leader—capable of achieving organizational consensus amid the diverse demands and expectations of staff, member libraries, public officials and citizens.  The successful candidate will be able to envision enhanced library services, inspire others to initiate innovative change that supports the cooperative spirit of Illinois libraries, lead a team of highly-talented professionals and relentlessly pursue the vision, mission and values of the System.

Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) is one of two multi-type regional library systems in Illinois. RAILS was formed in 2011, through the merger of the Alliance, DuPage, Metropolitan, North Suburban, and Prairie Area library systems. Library systems are established by state law (75 ILCS 10/), the Illinois Library System Act).  Funding for Illinois Library Systems is provided through the Illinois State Library and the Secretary of State, with funds appropriated by the Illinois General Assembly. The RAILS service area covers northern and western Illinois. The system serves more than 1500 public, private, university, and school library members, representing more than 3700 library facilities in a 27,000 square mile area. Although the city of Chicago is within RAILS' boundaries, and a number of RAILS member libraries are located in Chicago, the Chicago Public Library constitutes a separate library system.  RAILS provides delivery service to support Illinois’ vast interlibrary loan program, technology support for more than 800 libraries’ electronic catalogs, and Talking Book Services that serve persons with visual or physical disabilities who cannot read conventional print material.  For additional details on the System, the region and its libraries see RAILS Links.

Library Operations Associate - Brookens Library, UIS

Brookens Library at the University of Illinois Springfield is seeking a Library Operations Associate. 
The duties and job description for this position can be found at the University’s Human Resources Job Board
Applications will be accepted until 8/17/2012

Chief Fiscal Officer - IHLS

The Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) needs a strategic, progressive thinker to be responsible for all financial functions including AP, AR, Payroll, fixed asset management, investments, and insurance. The CFO and 2 other financial staff work together to complete the daily accounting functions.   

Working within a grant accounting environment, this position reports to the Executive Director and leads the preparation and analysis of financial reports, the development of budgets, and makes recommendations on financial  policies and procedures.

Network Administrator - IHLS

The Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) has an opening for a full-time Network Administrator. IHLS is a customer service oriented organization that highly values continuous improvements. We need someone who can plan, coordinate, and administer computer networks and related computing environments including computer hardware, systems software, applications software (including network security measures); configure and diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware, software, or other network and system problems; recommend network improvements and changes; and maintain HyperV virtual server environment in the ICN Collocation facility.  This position will work with IHLS staff as well as staff from member libraries. 

Requirements include Computer Science or related field or 5 years related experience. Proficient knowledge of common client operating systems; including MS Windows, OSX, and Linux desktop software as well as knowledge of network operating languages including Cisco IOS, PIX, and Sonicwall. Must be proficient in Microsoft Active Directory as implemented in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012,  and implementing multi-forest relationships.  Knowledge of computer hardware and software including applications and programming with the ability to troubleshoot and train others on desktop software applications is a must. Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems helpful.

Part-time library staff - McKinstry Library, Lincoln College

The McKinstry Library at Lincoln College in Lincoln, Illinois is seeking to fill a part-time library staff position.  Duties may include but are not limited to:  cataloging, checking out library items to patrons, checking in returned library items, shelving library items, and supervision of student workers.  Applicants must have some library work experience, holding an LTA certificate is preferred.  Evening and weekend hours are required.  Interested applicants should send a resume and contact information for three references to:  Mike Starasta, McKinstry Library, Lincoln College, 300 Keokuk Street, Lincoln, IL, 62656 or

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Lincoln College is an equal opportunity employer.