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Posted: February 7th, 2017

The Champaign Public Library is seeking an energetic, friendly, innovative individual dedicated to inspiring a love of reading and learning in children to be our Children’s Services Manager. This position sets the course for our service to children, parents, caregivers, and teachers and ensures that the library plays a vital role in early literacy and education for children in our community. Duties include supervision of staff, program planning, collection development, and budget management.

Posted: February 7th, 2017

Responsible for assisting the Library Director in the planning, organization, supervision, development and administration of all library services, personnel, operations and programs. Assumes the duties of the Library Director in his/her absence. Is directly responsible for personnel administration and the children's and teen services ensuring operational and budget efficiency. Assists in personnel selection. Directly supervises and schedules training for all personnel.

Posted: January 31st, 2017

Courier Drivers are a critical component to the provision of customer service.  These positions sort and deliver books and other library materials to and from member libraries.   Courier Driver services are provided Mondays through Fridays.

Please submit resume to hr@illinoisheartland.org.

Posted: January 31st, 2017

Are you an experienced public library leader and manager with a passion for working collaboratively and a talent for administration? Mount Prospect Public Library (Illinois) has an excellent opportunity for a visionary leader to help shape the future of library services in conjunction with the Executive Director, Deputy Director Strategic Operations and Deputy Director Business Operations, along with a very talented management team. Consider bringing your expertise and experience to Mount Prospect Public as the Deputy Director Library Operations. Position will provide leadership and supervision of select department managers, will work with leadership to direct and administer library operations effectively, and will plan and work on major initiatives. The successful candidate will fully embrace the Library’s core service values and support organizational culture.

Posted: January 24th, 2017

Wood River Public Library, Wood River, IL, is seeking a dynamic Director with a strong focus on community involvement, programming, and a willingness to continually work to improve the library and its role in the community. The full-time director will oversee all daily operations of the library and work with Board, staff, and community to develop innovative services and events. The ideal candidate will have excellent communication skills, working knowledge of Illinois Library laws and standards, experience working with budgets, and the ability to foster a team environment. Must meet residency requirements. 

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 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 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.

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