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Posted: January 19th, 2017

The Board of Trustees of the Morris Area Public Library District seeks a dedicated and dynamic leader to serve as Library Director.

Located just an hour from downtown Chicago, the community of Morris offers small-town charm with easy access to the greater Chicago area. Morris has been called a “Norman Rockwell” type of town, known for its strong community spirit, thriving downtown and year-round recreational opportunities.

Posted: January 10th, 2017

McKendree University seeks a dynamic, innovative librarian for the position of Reference and Instruction Librarian. Qualified candidates will possess a desire to teach information literacy skills in a changing technological environment and provide reference services to a diverse group of students, faculty and staff.

Posted: January 10th, 2017

The Lincoln Library is seeking an individual to plan and direct the operation of Children’s Services; coordinate and present activities while planning and recommending appropriate new services; and assume system wide responsibility for establishing standards for Children’s Services. Position requires a Master’s degree in Library Science, three years of professional library service and one year of supervisory experience. Weekend and evening work hours are required.

Posted: January 10th, 2017

Greenville College seeks a dynamic leader for the position of Dean of the Ruby E. Dare Library at Greenville College, for a 12-month, non-tenure track faculty position.

Posted: January 4th, 2017

The Sorter is a part-time position. The primary role of the Sorter is to assist in the daily sorting of books and other library materials transported by IHLS courier drivers. Other responsibilities include assisting in the preparation of the delivery tubs and bags, shelving IHLS books, delivering library materials to IHLS staff, and performing other clerical duties.

Posted: January 4th, 2017

Oversees all operations of the Health Sciences Library & Educational Technology. Provides leadership and vision for the planning and development of these services and ensures that they support the mission of the Hospital and St. John's College. Represents affiliate in local, state, regional and national library communities.  Provides oversight and leadership within assigned area of responsibility.  Assists in the management of the overall operational, budgetary, and financial responsibilities and activities. Plans and implements systems that accomplish work objectives and fulfill the mission and goals efficiently and effectively. Plans and allocates resources to effectively staff department and meet productivity and quality goals. Plans, evaluates, and improves the efficiency of processes and procedures to enhance speed, quality, efficiency, and output.  Formulates business decisions that are financially responsible, accountable, justifiable, and defensible in accordance with organization policies and procedures. Establishes and maintains relevant controls and feedback systems to monitor the operation of the department. Reviews performance data that includes quality, satisfaction, engagement, and financial reports. Monitors and measures productivity, goal achievement, and overall effectiveness. Participates in the preparation and maintenance of reports necessary to carry out the functions of the area of responsibility. Prepares periodic reports for management to track goal accomplishment.  Leads colleagues using performance management and development process. Plans and directs the activities of the accounting department to ensure timely and accurate financial transactions and provision of information to management and external parties. Oversees business operations of the affiliate and exercises discretion and independent judgment. Evaluates performance and professional development of staff. Supervisory authority includes authority to hire, transfer, suspend, layoff, recall, promote, discharge, assign, reward, discipline, responsibly direct or adjust grievances.

Posted: January 3rd, 2017

Part time Readers’ Advisory Assistant position available for someone who enjoys books, movies, and music and likes to talk about them. The job includes staffing a busy public service desk fulfilling requests from both Adults and Teens for popular materials. In addition it includes responsibilities for: materials selection assistance, library instruction, compiling reader aids, assembling book displays, maintaining files, and participating in book discussions. This position requires excellent interpersonal skills, writing and speaking skills, skill with working as part of a team, and skill with the use of a computer. Bachelor’s Degree is required. $14.65 per hour.

Posted: December 27th, 2016

Lincoln Library- The Public Library of Springfield, Illinois, is seeking an individual for the Adult Services department to assist customers in making the most effective use of materials and information available in the library through a variety of ways, including assisting customers with electronic searches, handling difficult reference questions using specialized tools and providing readers' advisory services. Conduct programs for the public on topics of interest and prepare informational displays. Requires professional judgment in choice of methods and tools used. This position requires a Master’s degree in Library Science. Evening and weekend hours required.

Posted: December 22nd, 2016

Subject to administrative approval of the Library Program Administrator, Library Operations, performs difficult and highly specialized professional librarian activities requiring independent and critical judgment; plans, organizes and directs State Library outreach services to state government and collection development; performs professional librarian work in an administrative staff capacity in overall planning for the Illinois State Library’s collections; performs statistical analysis of state library performance in reference and information areas. Requires travel – may include nights & weekends. Requires possession of valid Illinois driver’s license. Requires ability to lift up to 25 pounds, carry and push/pull up to 50 pounds.

Posted: December 22nd, 2016

Subject to department management approval of the Illinois State Library (ISL) Director, plans, organizes, directs and evaluates staff activities of the Library Operations Division of the State Library; directs and coordinates the specialized activities of a variety of services pertaining to Reference Services, Circulation/Interlibrary Loan Services, Technical Services, and support services. Requires Travel – may include nights & weekends; requires a valid Illinois driver’s license.

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