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Posted: May 26th, 2016

The Charleston Carnegie Public Library Board is seeking a creative and dynamic leader who will work closely with the Library Board, staff and community to serve the 21,838 people in Charleston. The successful candidate will represent the Library within the community, develop collections, manage the 14 person staff team, and provide strong financial skills to manage the budget of $480,000. The new Director will also provide vision for the library and should possess a positive, achievement-oriented attitude.

Posted: May 26th, 2016

Job Responsibilities - 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 inquiries, 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.

Posted: May 16th, 2016

Lincoln Library-The Public Library of Springfield, Illinois is seeking three individuals to assist customers in making the most effective use of materials and information available in the library through a variety of ways, from assisting customers with computer databases to handling difficult reference questions using specialized tools. Other duties include, but are not limited to, developing, managing and maintaining a designated collection; maintaining familiarity with current events, new publications, media releases, community needs, and relevant tools, policies and procedures; processing interlibrary loans; and identifying and disposing of any outdated or damaged materials. This position requires a Master’s degree in Library Science as well as professional judgment in methods and tools used. Evening and weekend hours required. This position is covered by AFSCME Local #3738.

Posted: May 11th, 2016

The Rochester Public Library District is seeking a full-time professional Youth Services Director to oversee operations of the Youth Services Department, including programming, collection development, and outreach.

Posted: May 2nd, 2016

Mount Prospect Public Library is seeking a dynamic and innovative library leader to work with Executive Team to manage a busy suburban public library located in NW Chicagoland area. Successful candidate will oversee Collections and Staff Development/Training for the Library. Ideal candidate will have a strong commitment to excellent Collections and Staff Development/Training. Will hold and voice a strong appreciation and understanding of non-public departments and public service. Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department managers, all levels of employees, staff committees, community groups, and residents is expected. Excellent project management skills, problem solving, communication skills, and operational management skills are needed. Required: MLS from ALA accredited library school. Progressively responsible management experience in a public library. Minimum of seven years of management and administrative experience.

Posted: April 29th, 2016

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 Saturday 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

Posted: April 29th, 2016

Madison Public Library seeks a creative and innovative Youth Services Supervisor who will provide direction for designing and implementing a focused and strategically planned youth services program.  This is a leadership position that will be responsible for the coordination, development, and delivery of a highly responsive program to meet the needs of our community's youth.  The position will require skills in extensive relationship building with local schools, youth advocates, community organizations, and families. The Youth Services Supervisor will serve as a leader in Madison Public Library's commitment to racial equity and social justice, and will plan, implement and promote programs and services with this focus in mind.

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