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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. For best consideration please apply by January 29, 2022.

Posted: December 28th, 2021
Forefront (Chicago)

The Knowledge Services Coordinator will contribute as an active member of cross- organization teams and work collaboratively with other staff to advance internal and external research projects that advance Forefront’s mission and goals. They will provide efficient and useful services to Forefront Members and Forefront Library patrons, maximizing their ability to access and utilize current and relevant information. They are also responsible for promotion of library services to prospective users, collection development, and cataloging.

Posted: December 28th, 2021
Lincoln Public Library District

$12/ hour starting (after December 31, $11/hour before December 31).  This part-time position (34hrs/week) requires some days, evenings, split shifts, and rotating Saturdays. Occasional additional hour for special events.
Computer skills required (i.e., word processing, Internet searching, social media)
Ability to interact positively & professionally with all ages of the public including children, teens, young adults, and parents is essential.
Highly desirable skills include planning and implementing programs; a knowledge of children’s, teen, and young adult literature; and creativity.

Posted: December 28th, 2021
Eastern Illinois University

Eastern Illinois University is seeking a First-Year Experience/Student Success Librarian for a 12-month, tenure-track position. Anticipated start date is July 1, 2022.

Posted: December 28th, 2021
Part time - Courier Driver - Carbondale- Illinois Heartland Library System

Illinois Heartland Library System is seeking a customer service driven delivery driver for our Carbondale hub location. This position is vital in providing exceptional service to the library communities that we serve. The position is part time scheduled to work less than 20 hours a week and at times will be required to drive an evening route. We offer vision, dental, and life insurance options to our part time employees. 

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Posted: December 15th, 2021
McKendree University (Lebanon, IL)

McKendree University seeks a dynamic, engaged, and student-centered Research and Instruction Librarian located at its Lebanon, IL campus. This is a full-time, benefits eligible position.

Posted: December 9th, 2021
Maryville Community Library District

The Board of Trustees of the Maryville Community Library District in Maryville, Illinois, seeks a vibrant, community-focused leader to serve as Library Director. The library serves nearly 10,000 residents of the Village of Maryville and nearby vicinity. Maryville is a thriving small community located about twenty miles from downtown St. Louis, Missouri. This area is a quiet community made up of families and small business with a strong community spirit.

Posted: December 9th, 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 for the unique position of Safety and Volunteer Coordinator. Safety duties include engaging with patrons and staff, deescalating behavioral disruptions, and responding to emergencies. This individual will also coordinate the Library’s volunteer program, including placement, orientation, and record keeping. The ideal candidate should have experience in public service and social work or public safety.  If you are a friendly, energetic, and dependable person who would enjoy working in a community-centered environment, the Library invites you to apply.

Posted: December 9th, 2021
Winifred Knox Memorial (Franklin Grove, IL) Library

Seeking a friendly, energetic self-starter to be the new library director. The library is the gem of the community, situated on the main thoroughfare in the quaint town of Franklin Grove, in beautiful facility built in 2007. The library is funded predominantly through a private trust fund with an approximate annual budget of $250,000.

Posted: December 9th, 2021
Urbana Free Library

Do you want to work where you can enrich the lives of the people in your community? The Urbana Free Library is seeking a forward-thinking, self-motivated individual to join the Library’s management team. Duties include overseeing the operation and management of all information technology-supported systems, applications, and services within the Library; providing vision and leadership for the development and implementation of IT strategies and initiatives; and supervising the Library’s IT staff.

Posted: December 1st, 2021
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