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Participates in all functions of the Circulation Desk, including issuing library cards, orienting patrons to the library, promoting library programs and services, providing recommendations and reference services, answering telephone inquires, assisting patrons on library computers, training patrons on use of digital resources and equipment, updating the library website, creating displays and signage, and processing and repairing library materials.

Mount Prospect Public Library has an opening for Print Page Supervisor. This position is responsible for training and supervising Print page staff and volunteers. This position will help coordinate inventory, shifting projects and scheduling. Position also will shelve print materials and may perform Circulation workroom duties as assigned. Requires excellent computer and communication skills. Bachelor’s degree required.

This is a full time para-professional position requiring experience with youth in a library or educational setting and a degree from an accredited college or university. Knowledge of children's and teen literature is required. This position is primarily responsible for planning and implementing children's, YA and adult programming under the supervision of the Director and collaboration with the Youth Coordinator. Responsibilities also include community engagement and circulation desk duties.

St. Boniface School has an immediate opening for a School Library Associate. This individual develops, manages, and coordinates the library services of St. Boniface School.

This position requires approximately 15 hours of on-site presence per week. Other coordination may be done/needed off site.

Marion Carnegie Library is accepting applications for a dynamic and innovative Assistant Director position. This position will assist the Director in providing management, supervision and administration of the library. The Assistant Director will provide excellent service by assisting patrons in accessing information, assisting patrons and staff with the use of technology, increasing the Library’s presence in the community, and improving and enhancing customer service.

Administrative Librarian - Lake Forest Library, Lake Forest Illinois

The Lake Forest Library is seeking a library director who honors the values and traditions of public service, and who can lead the library into the future with excellence.

We are looking for a leader with strong management skills who has a successful track record of fiscal responsibility and facility operations.

Glencoe Public Library invites applications for the position of Library Director. The successful candidate is someone who understands and appreciates the uniqueness of a small library environment, is highly organized and has excellent inter-personal and communication skills. The Board of Trustees and staff seek a team player with demonstrated leadership and coaching abilities, who can build trust with library patrons and the community. We are looking for a talented people manager as well as an advocate and spokesperson who can articulate, support and promote the Library’s mission.

In addition to Circulation/Reference duties, the Youth Services (YS) assistant is required to perform the following duties.

Story time - develop timely themes of interest to children. Research and select themes 3 months in advance for timely inclusion in the Village Communicator, Library Newsletter, and newspaper submissions.

Saturday Family Literacy Events - A wide range of programs/events are offered each month that appeal to children with different interests and abilities.

Summer Reading programs - during the months of June – August the YS Assistant participates in the Summer Reading Saturday programs, offering assistance to the parents and children who attend the events.

Excellent Patron service and extended knowledge of genres and titles. The YS Asst. is continuously greeting families and offering assistance to parents and children who are looking for specific titles or may just be trying to find the next book to read.

The Moline Public Library currently has a $3 million budget and boasts a collection size of 207,598 items. In 2014, the Library had 271,787 visitors and circulated 394,015 items. The 67,000 square foot facility opened in August of 2006 and is centrally located in the city.  

The Library Director oversees a full-time staff of 28, including division coordinators, librarians, paraprofessionals and clerical staff, in a union-based environment. The Library is comprised of 4 divisions, including circulation, children’s, adult reference and technical services.

Champaign Public Library - connecting our community with the power of knowledge, the world of culture and ideas, and the joy of reading. The Board of Trustees of the Champaign Public Library ( seeks a creative and innovative leader as its next Library Director—a leader working strategically with staff, residents and community organizations creating a shared vision for future library services and programs. The successful candidate oversees and manages the Library’s facilities which include the Main Library, the Douglass Branch and the Friendshop Bookstore. Serving as Champaign’s dynamic community hub, the Library hosts 1,675+ library and community meetings and events. Since 2011, the Library has been an annual Library Journal “four star” library. In 2014, the Library won the John Cotton Dana Library Public Relations Award for the Library Foundation’s “Show Some Library Love” campaign. Fundraising efforts resulted in a 30% increase in gifts received and a 60% increase in dollars raised. With a $6.6 million annual budget and the support of the Friends of the Library and the Champaign Public Library Foundation, the new director and staff (69 FTEs) will analyze community needs and recommend policies, strategies, programs and services to provide new opportunities for community engagement. The Library is affiliated with the City of Champaign and the Director serves as a member of the City’s Executive Management Team. The Library is a member of the Illinois Heartland Library System, a consortium of 545 member libraries in central and southern Illinois, and maintains a separate Polaris ILS shared with the Urbana Free Library.