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Associate University Librarian for Library Information Technology - UIUC

The University of Illinois Library seeks a collaborative, innovative, and service-oriented leader for the position of Associate University Librarian (AUL) for Library Information Technology.  This position reports to the University Librarian and Dean of Libraries, is a part of the Library senior management team, and works collaboratively with the AUL for Research, the AUL for Collections, and the AUL for User Services.  We seek a professional who views the library as an integral part of a top-tier research university, and who brings to the role a deep understanding of the evolving role of the library on campus, in higher education, and in the broader library and information science community.

The AUL for Library Information Technology will lead the development of information technology in the Library, participate actively in Library and campus IT governance stakeholder groups, and be responsible for leadership, management, and planning for the services and infrastructure in the Office of Library Information Technology (IT) which includes 25 FTE professionals in several functional areas:  IT Production Services --Help Desk, Infrastructure Management, Workstation & Network Support, Web Development; Software Development; Repository and Scholarly Communications; and Access & Discovery Support.

Marketing/Public Relations Associate - Algonquin Area Public Library

Under the supervision of the Administrative Librarian, the Marketing Associate works with the Graphic Designer and Community Outreach Specialist to elevate the Library’s presence within Algonquin and Lake in the Hills. The position develops plans and oversees all marketing and public relations activities of the Library, including the website and social media tools. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellent communication and writing skills, a dedicated approach to public service, the ability to work effectively in a collaborative environment and knowledge of current publishing software.  Demonstrated experience with WordPress and video production processes is a plus.

Director - Palatine Public Library District

Your destination for Knowledge, Entertainment, and Community

The Palatine Public Library District is seeking an adept and innovative leader with demonstrably strong strategic planning and financial management skills and a record of enhancing public library services through dedication to the development of human resources, technology, collections and facilities.  The new Director will be able to articulate, support and promote the Library's mission and collaborate with the Board of Library Trustees, staff, volunteers and the community it serves.  The Library seeks a Director who continually strives for excellence, understands the importance of partnering with community organizations, maintains and fosters open communications with the residents of the district, and empowers the staff by encouraging collaborative efforts.  

The Library is located approximately 30 miles from the Chicago Loop and serves almost 90,000 residents from its main library and two branches located in Palatine and Hoffman Estates. The Library is one of eighteen Illinois libraries with annual circulation over 1 million.

Library Supervisor - City of Madison (Wisconsin)

Madison Public Library seeks two dynamic individuals to lead neighborhood libraries and to be part of an innovative management team.  You will guide and motivate staff to actively engage the community.  You will develop sustainable programming that utilizes staff and community expertise.  You will build relationships and establish collaborative opportunities guided by Madison Public Library's mission, vision and strategic direction.

Library Supervisors promote and plan for delivery of library services to significant underserved populations, requiring special attention to cultural and social diversity.  You will participate in Neighborhood Resource Teams, coordinating services with other city agencies; you will partner with non-profits, business and other community organizations. 

Madison Public Library is a dynamic organization that encourages staff to explore opportunities and to try new services and programs.  Our Library Supervisors bring their creativity, innovation, imagination and commitment to public service to every interaction or endeavor.

Executive Director - Aurora Public Library

Can you make a difference? Our library is looking for an executive who wants to build on community partnerships and achieve ambitious outcomes.

Our executive will have the support of a dedicated governing board, generous donors, a committed staff and strong community advocates.

Readers' Advisor - Fiction/AV/Teen Department - Mount Prospect Public Library

The full-time position of Readers’ Advisor is available for a passionate reader of adult fiction who possesses strong technology skills. Under the supervision of the Readers’ Advisory Librarian, the Readers’ Advisor plans and leads adult book discussion groups and other fiction-related programs, as well as staffing a busy public service desk assisting adult and teen patrons with books, movies, and music. The Readers’ Advisor will work with other members of the Readers’ Advisory team to select fiction titles for the print collection, create patron-oriented advisory materials, and facilitate reading programs. The Readers' Advisor also acts as the lead blogger for the adult fiction section of the Library web page, and provides training and troubleshooting for the Library's eBook collection. The position requires strong communication and public service skills. Bachelor's degree required. Annual pay $30,810. Send cover letter and resume to

Youth Services Assistant (part-time) - Rochester Public Library District

The Rochester Public Library District is seeking a part-time professional Youth Services Assistant to work closely with the Youth Services Director.

Head of Circulation Services - Mount Prospect Public Library

Seeking an energetic, enthusiastic, public service-oriented individual to manage busy Circulation Services Department operations. Join the staff of a library located in the NW Suburban Chicago area with an annual circulation of over one million. The position is responsible for the planning, development, and implementation of all circulation services. Manager will coach, train and guide staff using values-based public service to ensure a positive patron experience. This position is a member of the Management and Leadership Teams. Requires excellent communication and organizational skills; excellent training ability; excellent knowledge of SirsiDynix Horizon (ILS) system and related emerging technologies; ability to work collaboratively and maintain effective relationships. Required: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited library school preferred. A minimum of five years public library experience. Must have knowledge of and experience with circulation systems, policies, and procedures in a public library setting. Demonstrated progressive management/supervisory responsibility. Full-time exempt position with annual salary $56,000. Benefits and IMRF. Send/submit resume and statement of public service, three professional references to

Head of Youth Services - Warren-Newport Public Library District (Gurnee)

Library district is in a growing suburban area midway between Milwaukee and Chicago, has a strong tax base and increasing community use.  Annual circulation for 2012-2013 was 1.4 million items. Library programs are extremely popular among all age groups with 17,855 attending in 2012-2013.  Progressive, award-winning library utilizes RFID, MyMediaMall, Zinio digital magazines and circulating Nooks ereader collections, computer lab, active website, integrated web catalog, Boopsie mobile app, social media; and subscribes to a variety of databases for all ages.  Showcase 58,500 sq. ft. renovated building includes expanded meeting rooms, new teen space, renovated staff areas, and many other amenities. We are currently planning a dedicated space for tweens. Current department head leaves behind a strong department with excellent staff.  Her departure is our loss, but a great opportunity for you.

Coordinator, Library Technical Services - Oakton Community College (Des Plaines)

For over 40 years, Oakton Community College has been the setting where thousands begin or continue their college or career studies.  Educating people of all ages, from all walks of life and from more than 40 nations, Oakton focuses on improving the quality of life for everyone who enters its doors.

Oakton is seeking a Coordinator of Library Technical Services for the Des Plaines, IL campus