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Library Director - Freeburg, IL Area Library District (search extended)

The Freeburg Area Library District is seeking a professional, enthusiastic, and creative leader to serve as our new director.

We service a population of (6,102) patrons in and around Freeburg, Illinois. We have a dedicated staff of 2 full time and 7 part time employees and a collection of about (38,487) items. We offer a wide variety of programs and other resources. We have an adult section, a children's wing and a new public and educational meeting wing recently completed.

Applications will be accepted until April 15, 2014.

For more information, see the full job posting here.

Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialist - Rare Book and Manuscript Library (UIUC)

Academic Professional Position
Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialist
Rare Book and Manuscript Library

Position Available:  As soon as possible after closing date of search.

This is a full-time Academic Professional position in the University Library. The successful candidate will report to the Director of the Rare Book & Manuscript Library, and will collaborate with colleagues in other Library Units, including Preservation/Conservation, Digital Content Creation, University Archives, and Library Information Technology.

Duties and Responsibilities:  Working under the supervision of the Director of the Rare Book and Manuscript Library, the Archives and Literary Manuscript Specialist uses advanced knowledge and training in multiple disciplines to develop and implement policies, systems, recommendations, and workflows that will improve access to complex archives and collections of literary manuscripts.  The policies, plans, practices, and workflows that the successful candidate establishes and executes will improve access and use of these materials in research, teaching, and service.

Database Specialist I - OCLC (Dublin, OH)

Discover.  Innovative.  Collaborate.  Inform. A few words we use to describe a career at OCLC.

OCLC, a worldwide library services organization headquartered in Dublin, Ohio, is a leader in information technologies and innovative online services. With office locations around the globe, OCLC employees are dedicated to offering premier services and software to help libraries cut costs while keeping pace with the demands of our information-driven society.

Database Specialist I provides consulting services to libraries to assist them in synchronizing a local catalog or metadata hub with WorldCat. Uses technical training and experience to process data through OCLC’s data ingest systems.  Data loading responsibilities include providing data evaluation, selecting appropriate profile criteria from a library of data modifications and specifying new modifications to match the library’s requirements when there are no existing options to choose from.

Diversity Fellowship Program (Research) - OCLC (Dublin, OH)

OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. is a nonprofit, membership, computer library service and research organization dedicated to the public purposes of furthering access to the world's information and reducing information costs.  Tens of thousands of libraries around the world use OCLC services to locate, acquire, catalog, lend and preserve library materials. We are currently seeking candidates for a Diversity Fellowship Program (Research) position at our Dublin, Ohio office.

Library Circulation Clerk - Sallie Logan Public Library (Murphysboro)

Full time

Work schedule:  Tues-Thurs11am to 7pm

                           Fri and Sat 9am to 5pm

Rate of pay:  $10.00 per hour

Participation in IMRF

Position open until filled.  EOE

Senior Library Specialist - UIS

Job Opening: Brookens Library University of Illinois Springfield
Closing Date: March 19, 2014

Senior Library Specialist

Under the direction of the Director of Learning Commons and User Services, serves as Reference Assistant utilizing best practices in Reference Services and Information Literacy Instruction, Organizes and maintains the library notice and billing system, Organizes and maintains library materials borrowed by UIS patrons from other I-Share libraries through Universal Borrowing (UB), Provides Customer Service and Serves as Student Supervisor, Other duties as assigned.

History Librarian and Head, History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library - UIUC

History Librarian and Head, History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library

Assistant, Associate, or Full Professor of Library Administration

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position Available: Position available immediately. This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment.   Appointment rank will be appropriate to the qualifications of the candidate selected. For appointment with tenure, candidates must meet requirements for tenure at the University of Illinois, which includes expectations for librarianship, research and service. Permanent appointment as History Librarian; appointment as unit head is for a renewable term dependent on unit needs and directions.

Responsibilities:  Reporting to the University Librarian, the History Librarian and Head of the History, Philosophy, and Newspaper Library (HPNL) will provide leadership for and supervision of library services to students, faculty, and other scholars using HPNL. The History Librarian is a member of the University Library’s Arts and Humanities Division.

Director - Scott County (Iowa) Library System

Our current director is retiring; therefore the Scott County (Iowa) Library System Board of Trustees seeks a dynamic, community-focused Director to lead our customer friendly, talented and dedicated staff into the future. Scott County Library system is a taxing body and part of a twenty library consortium, RiverShare Libraries, in the Quad Cities in Iowa and Illinois. The consortium shares one ILS and provides seamless service to all twenty libraries.

Library Assistant - Prairie Research Institute

The Prairie Research Institute Library is seeking part-time help to assist with activities related to the merger of 4 library collections into one unit.

Library Director - Cedar Rapids Public Library (Iowa)

Have you dreamed about making a difference in a community and the library world? We will look to you to solidify partnerships and achieve ambitious community outcomes. You will be supported by our governing board, community partners, and other passionate advocates for literacy and lifelong learning.

Who you are:
You are a teacher and communicator whether in front of a crowd or one-on-one.
You take risks, lead through change and transitions, and thoughtfully disrupt the status quo.
You are savvy with the budget having a track record that shows you know how to get more.
You see around corners, seizing opportunities, without losing focus.
You are an active listener; you’re intuitive to people’s needs.

What we need:
An ambassador and representative – the face of the library to the community
A leader to push us forward toward the best of both classic and contemporary libraries
A strategist to accomplish community and financial goals
A team player forging effective partnerships – Foundation, Friends, Metro Network, City, community
A chief financial officer who masters our budget from concept to execution