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University Laboratory High School Librarian - UIUC

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Position Available: Position available July 16, 2014. This is a 100%-time, twelve-month appointment Academic Professional position.


Responsibilities:  Reporting to the Head of the Undergraduate Library, the University Laboratory High School Librarian will provide leadership for and supervision of library services to students, faculty, and staff using the University Laboratory High School Library.  The University Laboratory High School Librarian is a member of the Central Public Services Division within the University Library.

Library System Director - Milwaukee (WI) County Federated Library System (MCFLS)

Milwaukee County Federated Library System Director

The Milwaukee (WI) County Federated Library System (MCFLS) is seeking an experienced and talented library professional to serve as its next Director.

Located 90 miles north of Chicago on beautiful Lake Michigan, Milwaukee is Wisconsin’s largest city with a population of 600,000 within a surrounding metro area of 1.5 million (a total of 1 million in Milwaukee County). Milwaukee’s cultural scene features a world class symphony orchestra and more than 20 performing arts groups. The city is home to several major league teams, including baseball’s Milwaukee Brewers, the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks, the American Hockey League’s Milwaukee Admirals and the 2005 Major Indoor Soccer League champions, the Milwaukee Wave. The city features 15,000 acres of park land, several miles of lakefront access and hiking, running and bike trails.


The mission of the Milwaukee County Federated Library System (MCFLS) is to assume a leadership role in facilitating cooperation among its member libraries, improving access to and encouraging sharing of resources, promoting the most effective use of local, county, state and federal funds and assisting member libraries in the utilization of current and evolving technologies to provide the highest level of library service to all residents of Milwaukee County.

MCFLS has 15 member libraries anchored by the Milwaukee Public city libraries. The office is centrally located downtown, within Milwaukee’s Central library, a beautiful and historic structure on Wisconsin Ave, downtown’s major thoroughfare. The system has a $4+ million annual budget, including a $2.7 million operating budget.

Governed by a 7 member Board of Directors, the Director will serve as the Milwaukee System representative to local, state and regional library associations and constituencies. He or she will lead future strategic planning, ongoing technology upgrades, and will be skilled at relationship building and fostering a collaborative environment among the stakeholders.

MCFLS operates and administers the CountyCat shared automation system (Innovative Interfaces-based)  CountyCat makes the resources of member libraries readily available to all County residents.   Various other projects and initiatives are provided in collaboration with the libraries.

Library Director - Dubuque County Library (Iowa)

The Board of Trustees of the Dubuque County Library is searching for a knowledgeable, visionary leader to serve as Library Director. The Director will work with the Library Board and staff to develop a 21st Century vision of library services that meets the present and future needs of our patrons throughout the five-branch library system. The Director will be the “face” of the library as well as the internal leader and listener with a focus on developing strategic directions for both community and staff.

Governed by an appointed nine member Board of Trustees, the Dubuque County Library serves a suburban/rural constituency of 29,000. The Director supervises a staff of eleven (five full time) with a $700,000 budget and an annual circulation of 110,000 (a 25% increase from the previous fiscal year). Within the last four years, two new branches have been added to the library system. Two of the five branches exist through unique partnerships with a public middle school and a community college. In addition, a new joint municipal/library facility with a branch city is currently in the fundraising and design phase. The Library actively participates in formal agreements and informal relationships with other public, university, and private libraries in the area. The Dubuque County Library is in a position to reach its potential through innovation and dynamic leadership.

The county population of more than 91,000 is also served by the city-funded libraries in the cities of Cascade, Dubuque and Dyersville.

Library Instructor - Wilbur Wright College (Chicago)

This is an exciting time in the history of City Colleges of Chicago (CCC), the largest community college system in Illinois and among the largest in the nation.  CCC has launched Reinvention, a nationally recognized initiative to ensure even greater student success and outcomes across the system. 

Consider being a part of CCC’s transformation and join the 5,800 faculty and staff who serve 120,000 students at seven campuses and six satellite sites city-wide.   

The Library Department is currently seeking a Library instructor to begin August 2014. 

Perks of this role: 

Full health benefits, 403(b) & 457(b) investment plans, paid vacation/holidays and City Colleges tuition waiver. Plus, enjoy working with a group of people who really love what they do.  For a more detailed overview of benefits visit our benefits page (click here).

Technical Services Librarian - Governors State University (University Park)

Governors State University

Technical Services Librarian (Assistant/Associate Professor)  

University Library  

 The Governors State University (GSU) Library is seeking an experienced and creative individual to provide leadership and oversight in planning and managing all aspects of technical services. This is a highly collaborative position, working closely with a number of colleagues across the library and campus.

The Technical Services Librarian will lead the technical services department; facilitate planning and continuous process improvements for the unit; provide training on Voyager, Serials Solutions, YBP Gobi, etc. to staff; manage and monitor the materials budget and ensure purchasing and payment guidelines are followed; perform technical services work as required; attend library and other appropriate meetings; other duties, including liaison and/or public service, as assigned. Librarians at GSU are unit A, tenure-track, members of the faculty and are expected to meet yearly retention benchmarks as outlined by existing division criteria. Library Faculty are expected to meet standards for teaching/primary duties, research, and service.

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