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Head of Technical Services - North Park University (Chicago)

Brandel Library seeks a Head of Technical Services to lead a talented staff team in the essential mission of acquiring and describing resources to facilitate use by the students, faculty and staff of North Park University.  As collections and user needs change this position requires a librarian who is innovative and can effectively leverage our networked environment to ensure efficient access to all our information sources.  The successful candidate will need to think strategically, be an excellent project manager, comfortable working with digital, print, and A/V formats, and be able to successfully collaborate with other professional staff including the Collection Management Librarian, e-Resources Librarian, and the Director of Archives and Special Collections.  For position description and requirements, see   Appointment to begin as soon as position is filled.

Children's Librarian - Metropolis Public Library

Summary of Position:  This position is in the Children’s Library. Responsibilities range from routine clerical and customer-service activities to program implementation requiring creativity and strong organizational skills.  The person reports directly to the Library Director.

Circulation Associate (Evening) - Millikin University

The Staley Library is seeking an evening Circulation Associate to provide excellent Circulation Desk services to Millikin students, faculty, staff and others who use Staley Library.  Duties include scheduling, training and supervising student employees; using library computer system for circulation and reserve functions; assisting library patrons with finding materials and using equipment; and answering questions concerning library fines/bills.  Minimum qualifications include two years of college (Bachelor’s Degree preferred); work experience in an educational and/or library setting and experience with library computer systems preferred; excellent interpersonal, verbal and written skills; service orientation; computer experience; detail oriented and comfortable with change.  Evening hours include Sunday through Thursday – 3:00 p.m. to midnight.  Varied day shifts during summer and academic breaks.

Library Director - Joliet Public Library

Joliet Public Library seeks an energetic and visionary leader to serve as Library Director. Please visit for details.

Library Services Coordinator - CARLI

The University of Illinois seeks a Library Services Coordinator to support library software serving the 153 member libraries of the Consortium of Academic and Research Libraries of Illinois (CARLI). In support of I-Share, the CARLI Digital Collections and other CARLI services, CARLI’s Library Services Coordinator works with CARLI’s management and staff, as well as with CARLI member library staff to plan and implement new services, to develop and present continuing education programs, to organize consortial meetings, and to coordinate problem analysis and resolution.

Security Officer - Champaign Public Library

STARTING SALARY: $14.82 per hour; excellent benefits
HOURS: Part-time: Sundays 12:45-6:15 PM, Mondays and Tuesdays 2:00-9:15 PM

Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences Librarian - UIUC

Veterinary Medicine and Life Sciences Librarian

Assistant/Associate/Full Professor of Library Administration

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library


Responsibilities: The Veterinary Medicine Librarian manages all aspects of the Veterinary Medicine Library in support of the teaching, research, and public service activities of the faculty, staff, and students of the College of Veterinary Medicine (CVM) and related units in the College of ACES, across campus and throughout the state of Illinois.  Duties include:

·         Manage the unit budget, staff and operations.

    ·         Provide reference and instructional services, collection development and management, and  develop and deliver new services.

    ·         Contribute to Library-wide information, instruction, collection development, and research support services, including services related to data stewardship and access.

    ·         Serve as liaison between the University Libraries and the CVM  and related departments, institutes, centers, and programs on campus.

    ·         Actively participate in CVM activities, such as new student orientation, grand rounds, and committee assignments.

    ·         Serve as liaison with collection development responsibilities in related areas of the College of Agriculture, Consumer and Environmental Sciences (ACES), including, but not limited to, regular reference hours and participation in Funk Library service activities.

    ·         Actively participate in relevant professional organizations.

Librarian I Adult Services - Bloomington Public Library

High energy, flexible, creative, and collaborative style necessary to lead, design, coordinate, and implement effective teen services and programming within the community.  Selects materials for the teen collection and adult graphic novel collection.  Other responsibilities include supervising teen volunteers; coordinating the Teen Advisory Board; assisting customers of all ages with research/reference needs; and contributing to the Library’s digital presence, including social networking and blogs.  Is a member of the Adult Services department and reports to the Adult Services Manager.

Assistant Head of Circulation Division - Decatur Public Library

The Decatur Public Library seeks a full-time assistant department head for the Circulation Division.  This hands-on position must have experience with the Horizon library automation system, especially all aspects of the circulation module.  Work includes supervision of staff and interacting with the public.  Schedule will vary with days, nights and weekends.  Applicants must have a Bachelor Degree.  Beginning salary is $30,500 with excellent benefits.  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. AA/EOE

Applicants will be considered until the position is filled or July 18, 2012, whichever comes first.

Librarian I - City of Springfield

Assists customers in making the most effective use of materials and information available in the library, ranging from assisting with electronic searches to handling difficult reference questions using specialized tools. This position requires professional judgment in choice of methods and tools used and knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of a Master’s degree in Library Science.