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Library Director - Manteno PLD

The Manteno Public Library District, Manteno, IL is seeking to fill the open position of Library Director.  Our Library serves the diverse needs of the 12,440 population, and employs an experienced staff of 16.  The annual circulation is 115,633.  Our Library is known for its programs, excellent staff, interaction with the schools and Village administration, and quality service. This position requires a strong combination of leadership and administration skill.  The Director is responsible to:

  • Employ, develop, train and maintain an excellent support staff
  • Prepare, control, implement and manage the annual budget
  • Communicate effectively with the staff, the Board, local civic and business organizations,  and schools
  • Actively pursue grants and other fund raising opportunities
  • Understand all Library operations including application of technology

Patron Services Manager for Central Circulation - UIUC

Patron Services Manager for Central Circulation
Academic Professional

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position Available:  Position is open immediately.  This is a 100%-time, twelve-month, Academic Professional appointment.

Duties and Responsibilities:  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks applications for a Patron Services Manager for Central Circulation. The successful candidate will perform a wide range of communication, coordination, and supervisory duties for circulation services in a large academic library environment. Reporting to the Head of Central Access Services, the successful candidate will play a key role in providing access to the University Library’s collections housed in the Main Stacks.

Instructional Services Librarian - UIS Brookens Library

Instructional Services Librarian/Clinical Assistant or Associate Professor (2 Positions)

University of Illinois Springfield Brookens Library

Basic Functions:

Working collaboratively with other faculty and staff in the Library Instructional Services Program and other Brookens Library units, enhances teaching and learning for the students, faculty and staff of the University of Illinois Springfield through the provision of reference, instruction, collection development, and other services to promote information literacy and lifelong learning.

Information Technology Technical Associate - Brookens Library

Title: Information Technology Technical Associate - Brookens Library
Category: Civil Service - Current Vacancies
Location: Springfield
Close Date: Apr 20, 2012

Duties: Supervise library information system support and serve as the advanced level troubleshooter of the unit providing both workstation and application support for library staff.  Under the direction of, and in consultation with, the Director of Library Information Systems and Technical Services performs the following duties:

Management of Information Systems Projects and Staff (25%)

Management and Integrity of Library Applications  (35%)

Systems, Network and Database Administration (30%)

Other Duties as Assigned (including but not limited to) (10%):

1.  Special projects as assigned by the Director of Library Information System and Technical Services.

2.  Serve on Library committees.

3.  Provide Information Desk support.

Local History Archivist/Librarian - Decatur Public Library

Decatur Public Library is seeking a Local History Archivist/Librarian with an ALA-accredited MLS, and archival management experience in a related field. Work involves all aspects of collecting, organizing, preserving and providing access to a non-circulating collection of primary and secondary sources that document the history of the City of Decatur, its inhabitants, government, environment, businesses, institutions and organizations.  Materials related to the history of Macon County, its communities and Illinois genealogical, archival and library collections in the area will also be maintained in cooperation with other historical organizations.

This is a new position available May1, 2012.  Salary is $41,500, with excellent benefits.  Please send a letter of application, resume, and three professional references to Lee Ann Fisher, City Librarian, Decatur Public Library, 130 N. Franklin Street, Decatur, IL  62523-1327 or by April 27, 2012.  AA/EOE.

Executive Director - Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS)

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.

Youth Services Librarian (part-time) - Mahomet Public Library District

Youth Services Librarian

Part-time / 22-25 hours per week

Mahomet Public Library District serves Mahomet Township (population 12,600) and is located 10 miles west of Champaign-Urbana.  We are seeking an energetic, enthusiastic and creative individual to serve as our Youth Services Librarian.  Major responsibilities include:

  • Develop the children’s and young adult collections
  • Plan and implement youth programming, including preschool story time, school-age programs, and the summer reading program.  
  • Assist library patrons, primarily youth, with reference and the use of digital and print resources.
  • Promote youth programs and services via print and media
  • Assist with planning and implementation of occasional adult programs

Director - Streator Public Library

The Streator Public Library, Streator, IL, is seeking a full time Library Director.  The library in this community of 15,000 has a $200,000 annual budget.

The Library Director supervises 3 full time and 3 part time employees. Administrative experience with strong technology background is necessary.  Bachelor's degree with library experience is required, MLS or MiLS preferred.

Salary and benefits based on knowledge and experience.

Director - Rochester Public Library District

Rochester Public Library District
Rochester, Illinois

Library Director
A complete job description and application is available on the library’s website,

Biomedical Sciences Librarian - Social Science, Health, and Education Library, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

Biomedical Sciences Librarian

Assistant Professor of Library Administration

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position Available:

Position available immediately. This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment.

Duties and Responsibilities:

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library seeks an innovative, intellectually curious, and service-oriented individual to provide subject expertise for multidisciplinary programs in the biomedical sciences, and to develop a service program designed to support the growing needs of the biomedical teaching and research community on the Urbana campus. The successful candidate will serve as liaison to programs in biomedical research, bioinformatics, clinical medicine, bioengineering, and medical translational sciences and will join a team of librarians addressing health information needs across campus, developing plans for research support services, and building on established collaborations with the University of Illinois at Chicago's Library of the Health Sciences.