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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.

Library Clerk - Limestone Grade School, Herscher, IL

Full-Time Library Clerk
Limestone Grade School

* LTA and/or library experience preferred *

Head of Reference Services - Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago invites applications from enthusiastic, self-motivated librarians to join our team. Librarians at Loyola University Chicago have faculty status and participate in University committees, but are non-tenured and receive 12 month appointments. The University Libraries recently adopted a system of rank and promotion for the library faculty.

The Head of Reference Services is responsible for the day to day operations of the Reference Department for the Lake Shore Campus and provides leadership for reference services within the University Libraries. This position works collaboratively with the Director of the Information Commons, the Head of the Lewis Library (Water Tower Campus), the Head of Access Services and other department heads to provide a high level of seamless public service. This position reports to the Associate Dean for Collections and Services.

Library System Director - Arrowhead Library System

ALS is a one-county federated library system headquartered in Janesville, Wisconsin.  The goal of the ALS is to provide open access and library services to all Rock County residents as effectively and cost efficiently as possible.  Under the general direction of a 7-member Board, the Director exercises the day-to-day administrative responsibilities for the system and provides services as set forth by policies established by the Board of Directors.  The Director works with libraries in Beloit, Clinton, Edgerton, Evansville, Janesville, Milton and Orfordville.

The position is located in Janesville, Wisconsin.  The normal business hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.  The requirements for the position are:

  • Masters Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school.
  • At least five years of professional library experience which includes three years of supervisory experience and a variety of administrative responsibilities.
  • Experience in public libraries is required.
  • Experience in regional systems and/or other types of libraries is desirable.
  • Experience in technology planning is required.
  • A valid Wisconsin driver's license and the ability to attend various meetings throughout the county and regionally.

Librarian - City of Moline

JOB CHARACTERISTICS: Under the direction of the adult/young adult services coordinator, uses professional reference and research skills, often involving multiple computer databases to provide information to the public; demonstrates initiative and creativity and exercises independent judgment in the application of a variety of established policies and procedures; maintains patron confidentiality; evaluates and selects materials for collection development within a budget; creates and conducts programming, readers’ advisory, instructional classes and outreach for both the public and staff; writes grants, policies, bibliographies and reviews; acts as back-up supervisor and as lead worker in area of responsibility; provides skilled, efficient and courteous service to the public.  Performs other duties as assigned.

Library Media Resource Specialist - Decatur Public Schools District #61



1.      Illinois State teachers certificate in teaching field.

2.      Bachelor's Degree; Master's preferred

3.      Ability to function effectively as a member of the school staff.


JOB GOAL:         To provide all students with an enriched library environment containing a wide variety and range of materials that will invite intellectual growth, and to aid all students in acquiring the skills needed to take full advantage of media center resources.

Reference Librarian - Galesburg Public Library

Do you have the leadership skills to facilitate change and provide exemplary customer service in a medium-sized public library?  Are you inspired by creative collaboration with colleagues, comfortable with social networking and technology and looking for a broad range of professional opportunities?  Culturally rich college community of 32,000 (with affordable housing and no toll booths) seeks energetic, self-motivated, tech-savvy full-time reference librarian.  We are looking for an individual with a variety of skills and interests to enhance library services to our community.  The position includes information technology coordination and support.

Digital Initiatives Coordinator at Wheaton College

Position Description

Buswell Memorial Library is hiring a Digital Initiatives Coordinator to provide leadership and innovation in the development and management of the library's digital resources.


Applications will be reviewed as they are received, and will continue until the position is filled. To apply, please follow the instructions at


Library Mission 

As the shared center of intellectual inquiry at Wheaton College, the library’s mission is to build, preserve, and promote the use of physical and virtual academic resources; foster skilled and confident users of these resources; and promote community on the Wheaton campus.