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Illinois Machine Sub Lending Agency (IMSA) Manager

The Illinois Heartland Library System is seeking a manager for the Illinois Machine Sublending Agency (IMSA). IMSA is a division of the Illinois Network of Talking Book and Braille Libraries.  The primary responsibility of IMSA is to maintain Talking Book equipment and accessories and to issue Talking Book equipment and accessories to Illinois residents who are registered for the service.  IMSA is also the support center for patrons in need of assistance with the Braille and Audio Reading Download (BARD) service.

The primary responsibility of the IMSA Manager is the preparation and implementation of the agency’s annual plan of service.  This includes managing daily operations, staff and expenses, as well as preparation and submission of regular reports at the state and federal levels. This position is in DuQuoin, Illinois.

If interested in the position, please forward resume and cover letter to: Kathy Jackson   HR Coordinator,

                                                                                                                   Edwardsville Location

                                                                                                                   6725 Goshen Road

                                                                                                                   Edwardsville, IL, 62025                                                                                                       

Deadline For Submission:   March 7, 2014

Library Assistant - Limestone Township Library (Kankakee)


The Limestone Township Library is looking for a friendly, detail-oriented individual who is dedicated to providing excellent customer service as a Library Assistant. Under the administration of the Library Director, the Library Assistant is responsible for the management of overdue materials; performs tasks relating to circulating library materials and registering users; and will assume the majority of the library’s technical service processing operations within one year of hire, including obtaining the Illinois Statewide Cataloging Standards barcode certification (training may be provided). The Library Assistant acts as the Senior Staff Member in Charge, and is responsible for managing and supervising the library in the absence of the Library Director, as well as representing the library at area library meetings and functions. The Library Assistant deals responsibly with patron problems and emergencies, maintaining a pleasant and safe work environment.

Cataloging and Acquisitions Assistant - Lake Land College Library

Lake Land College Library is seeking candidates for our Cataloging and Acquisitions Assistant. This is a full-time position, 40 hours/week, that reports to the Director of Library Services and supervises 1-2 part-time assistants. The full position description is available online, along with the benefits summary.

Teen Services Librarian - Madison Public Library (Wisconsin)

Madison Public Library is seeking two teen librarians who will embrace our mission to celebrate ideas, promote creativity, connect people and enrich lives and share our vision of the library as a place to learn, share, and create.  

Be a member of a professional team that paves the way for teens to engage and connect, to utilize resources from books to apps, to learn from experts in the local and global community.  Join with collaborative partners in crafting and facilitating community wide, interest-based Out of School Time and set the stage for teens to develop 21st century skills. You will help teens become savvy consumers and creators of content.  You will be an advocate for teens; you'll reach out to all teens.  Our Teen Services Librarians take a whole library, whole community approach to planning, delivering and evaluating services.  This will be your opportunity to explore innovative delivery of services and programs.

Library Director - Shelbyville Public Library

The Shelbyville Public Library is seeking a professional, enthusiastic, and creative leader to serve as our new director.

About the Library:

The Shelbyville Public Library serves a population of 4,700 in and around Shelbyville, Illinois in Shelby County. The library has a dedicated staff, a collection of approximately 35,000 items, and offers a wide variety of programs and other resources. The library, housed in its original Carnegie building, is open 54 hours per week.

Internet Applications Systems Specialist - UIUC

Academic Professional
University of Illinois Library at Urbana-Champaign

Position Available:
Position available immediately after closing. This is a 100%-time, twelve-month appointment Academic Professional position.

Duties and Responsibilities:
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks an enthusiastic, collaborative, and experienced professional to serve as the University Library’s Internet Applications Systems Specialist. The individual in this position will be a key contributor to the access and functionality of the University Library webpages and related internet applications This position contributes to strategic, technological, and policy decisions related to web management. This position requires the ability to exercise judgment, perform self-directed work, and provide guidance to other web team members.

Working under the direction of the Library Technical Architect for Web Content, the person in this position also provides the Library with the expertise and resources to work on enhancements and support of our Web Content Management Systems (CMS), including OpenCMS and Drupal.

Instructional Services Specialist - UIUC

Academic Professional Position
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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

Duties and Responsibilities: The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks an innovative, collaborative, and service-oriented professional for the position of Instructional Services Specialist. The University Library has a strong tradition of instruction, and this newly created position will build upon ongoing and current instruction practices in the University Library. Reporting to the Instructional Services Librarian at the Undergraduate Library (UGL), the successful candidate will provide instructional services to undergraduates, primarily first-year students;  assist in the coordination of the UGL instruction program and training for graduate assistants; provide reference services; participate in collection development activities; and serve as a liaison to the K-12 community.

International Reference Librarian - UIUC

International Reference Librarian
Assistant Professor, Associate Professor or Professor, University Library
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 Position Available: The expected start date is as soon as possible after the closing date. This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment.

 The International and Area Studies library seeks a dynamic individual to expand its renowned Slavic Reference Service (see into other regions of the world.  Under the direction of the Head of the International and Area Studies Library, the successful candidate will serve as manager of the Slavic Reference Service, and build international connections through national libraries and other organizations.  Additionally, the successful candidate will cultivate local expertise to initiate and develop an International Reference Service focused on providing students, scholars, private and public sector organizations, and the general public with increased access to global and regional knowledge, including the Library’s foreign language collections.

Library Assistant (part-time) - East St. Louis Community College Center

The Southern Illinois Collegiate Common Market (SICCM) has a vacancy for a part-time, Library Assistant at the East St. Louis Community College Center’s Learning Resource Center (LRC). Bachelor’s degree and work experience with library science and LRC processes required.
(Monday – Thursday EVENINGS 1:30 to 7:30, with pre and post semester daytime shifts)

Deadline: Wednesday January 8, 2013 (5:00pm)

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Metadata Librarian - UIUC

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks an enthusiastic, collaborative, and experienced professional to serve as one of multiple metadata librarians.


The new Metadata Librarian will be responsible for investigating and assessing applicability of current library metadata research being undertaken here and elsewhere. Based on this assessment, and in collaboration with other faculty and staff working with metadata throughout the Library, the incumbent will develop and implement a strategy for updating existing and developing new metadata workflows, as required to support the strategic goals of Content Access Management (CAM), the Library and the Campus.


Reporting to the Head of CAM, this position collaborates extensively with colleagues in defining, developing and implementing a new, enhanced, sustainable metadata service infrastructure for the University Library. Work performed in this position is expected to complement the work also performed in Acquisitions, Digital Content Creation, Collection Management Services, IT, Scholarly Commons, and Electronic Resources.