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Illinois State University's Milner Library

Illinois State University's Milner Library seeks an innovative, forward-looking, and collaborative librarian for the exciting opportunity to serve as Head of Technical Services.

Posted: November 12th, 2021
East Alton Public Library District

The East Alton Public Library District has an open position for an IT person. 15-20 hours per week. 

Posted: November 12th, 2021
Portage Lake District Library (Michigan U.P.)

The Portage Lake District Library seeks an inclusive and forward-thinking leader to serve as Director. Located in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan, the library serves residents who live in the City of Houghton and Portage Charter Township.

Posted: November 12th, 2021
Elk Grove Village Public Library

We are looking for a detail-oriented and dedicated individual to aid in providing original as well as copy cataloging of items in a variety of formats based on current standards and other tasks as assigned.  Duties include utilizing a decision support tool for the management of our collection, searching complete records from OCLC and importing them into the Horizon Integrated Library System, troubleshooting basic catalog record problems, and providing customer service to our patrons and staff. 

Posted: November 12th, 2021
Addison Public Library

The Addison Public Library is seeking a customer-focused librarian to help connect patrons with their interests and information needs. Along with providing an exceptional patron experience at the Children's Services desk, you will plan and deliver Children's programming. You may lead Storytime, answer one-on-one meeting requests via zoom and in person, and design and implement craft kits. Our Specialists support a culture of learning and are expected to share their expertise with coworkers. You'll also will have the opportunity to work on special projects and participate in library-wide committees.

Posted: November 1st, 2021
East Alton Public Library District

The East Alton Public Library Board of Trustees seeks a Library Director to fill the position of the retiring Director. The new Director will lead the library into the future through new programs and services. The successful candidate will: represent the library in community groups; oversee programs; prepare, submit, and manage grant proposals; promote library services and activities to community groups; assist other staff in operation of the circulation desk; knowledgeable of the Illinois Library District Act and related laws; prepare ordinances and legal notices.

Posted: November 1st, 2021
Staley Library, Millikin University

The primary duties of this position are to add, edit, and delete cataloging records for all library materials into two major library computer databases, provide support for Educational Technology activities and projects, and to assist with library technology issues.

Posted: November 1st, 2021
The Urbana Free Library

Do you want to work where you can enrich the lives of the people in your community? The Urbana Free Library seeks a service-oriented, self-motivated individual to join the Library’s team. Issue library cards, check materials in and out, and perform other duties at the Circulation Desk. Provide routine reference and reader's advisory service to patrons and assist them with catalog, Internet, computer software, fax, and copier questions at other public service desks. Participate in outreach and programming. Must interact well with all kinds of people, perform complex automated procedures, and have an associate's degree or equivalent and prior successful work experience. Public service or library experience and maximum scheduling availability preferred.

Posted: October 4th, 2021
Riverdale Public Library District

The Board of Trustees of the Riverdale Public Library District is looking for a Director eager to re-establish the Library as a cornerstone of the community. The 7-member, elected Board is getting the Library back on its feet following the pandemic. They need a Director who shares their energy. Riverdale will benefit from a collaborative administrator willing to make important connections with the schools, parks, and Village. This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced director looking to revitalize the Library or an emerging leader who is ready to take the next step in their upward-bound career. The right candidate will get as much as they give.

Posted: October 4th, 2021
Arcola Public Library District

Small town of 2,300 seeks a Head Librarian to manage its historic, yet thoroughly current, library district. Located in Central Illinois and housed in a Carnegie Library building that is one of the finest to be found, the district encompasses an area that serves approximately 5,300 people. The positions duties are to coordinate current activities while supervising library staff, maintaining standards and procedures for circulation, periodicals, customer account maintenance and outreach, check-in/checkout and delivery of materials, material selection and interlibrary loans.

Posted: October 4th, 2021
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