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The Library JobLine of Illinois is used by hundreds of job-seekers throughout the state.  It is designed to help you locate qualified staff to fill current positions by announcing your job openings to a wide audience of library and information professionals and support staff.  If you have any questions, please contact the person or institution listed for more information about the job listing.

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The Museum of Danish America in Elk Horn, Iowa (www.danishmuseum.org) is constructing a new  Curatorial Center facility which will provide an additional 8000 square feet for artifact storage, exhibition preparation, storage of traveling exhibits, and office and work spaces. Completion of the new facility is expected by the end of May 2014, with move-in processes beginning during the summer months. Selected materials and collections from the Genealogy Center (GC), the museum’s research library, will be moved from their present off-site location to the Curatorial Center. Position Description:The GC library intern will be involved in preparing a wide variety of print and archival materials for inclusion into PastPerfect™ in preparation for the relocation of designated collections to the museum’s new Curatorial Center. Tasks will involve: • Evaluation of print, photographic and documentary materials for appropriateness for the GC collection• Entering materials into PastPerfect™ • Creating descriptive inventories and finding aids• Scanning materials for uploading into PastPerfect• With the library manager, determining future locations of print materials and collections, preparing new…
Employer:  Geneva Public Library DistrictType of Organization:  Public LibraryCity:  GenevaBrief job description:  As part of the Adult Services team, the Young Adult Librarian provides reference and readers' advisory service to patrons of all ages with special emphasis on service to young adults - patrons between 7th and 12th grade.Duties include selecting, maintaining and weeding designated areas of the collection including but not limited to those of interest to young adults.  The successful candidate must enjoy working with teens, read broadly in the area of adult and young adult literature, have the ability to multitask and be comfortable giving presentations and booktalks.  This staff member also acts as liaison to the local middle and high schools providing database instruction and outreach services.  Other duties include creating and implementing programs for teens and creating research aids for students.Education:  ALA-accredited MLSExperience:  Previous experience working with teens is a plusSalary (or range):  Competitive salaryClosing date:  May 1, 2014Additional Information:  This is a full-time (37.5 hrs/wk) benefited position.  Scheduling…
Employer:  University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignType of Organization:  EducationCity:  UrbanaBrief job description:  Reporting to the Head of the Undergraduate Library, the University Laboratory High School Librarian will provide leadership for and supervision of library services to students, faculty, and staff using the University Laboratory High School Library.  The University Laboratory High School Librarian is a member of the Central Public Services Division within the University Library.Education:  ALA-accredited Master’s degree in Library and/or Information Science (MLS) or State of Illinois Teacher License with an LIS Endorsement, or equivalent certification.Closing date:  April 30, 2014  To apply: https://jobs.illinois.edu/academic-job-board/job-details?jobID=40788&job=university-laboratory-high-school-librarian-university-high-school-a1400167
South Holland Public Library is seeking an experienced, dynamic, tech-savvy full- time professional librarian to run a team environment where consultation, flexibility, creativity, innovation, collaboration and cooperation are essential. Responsibilities include supervising  a staff of three full-time librarians and several part-time or on-call librarians and information services associates. Work includes strategic planning, budget administration, hiring, supervision, scheduling, collection development, and work at the Public Services desk (ASK Questions desk) where excellent patron service skills are required. This position is charged with developing, implementing and promoting a wide range of services and programs designed specifically for adult and young adult patrons. Experience with computers and instructional technology is a plus.  SHPL serves a multi-ethnic community of businesses and single family homes, with a Village-wide mission of “Faith, Family, Future.” Education: MLS degree Experience: minimum three years professional public library experience; supervisory experience preferredReporting to: Library DirectorSalary: $54,288  Full-time, non-exempt position, includes generous benefits.  Closing date: April 11, 2014 Contact: See the library’s website (www.southhollandlibrary.org) for the job description. To apply, email…
Employer:  Governors State UniversityType of Organization:  Education / Teaching / AdministrationCity:  IllinoisBrief job description:The Governors State University (GSU) Library is seeking an experienced and creative individual to provide leadership and oversight in planning and managing all aspects of technical services. This is a highly collaborative position, working closely with a number of colleagues across the library and campus.The Technical Services Librarian will lead the technical services department; facilitate planning and continuous process improvements for the unit; provide training on Voyager, Serials Solutions, YBP Gobi, etc. to staff; manage and monitor the materials budget and ensure purchasing and payment guidelines are followed; perform technical services work as required; attend library and other appropriate meetings; other duties, including liaison and/or public service, as assigned. Librarians at GSU are unit A, tenure-track, members of the faculty and are expected to meet yearly retention benchmarks as outlined by existing division criteria. Library Faculty are expected to meet standards for teaching/primary duties, research, and service.Qualifications:…
Employer:  Compass LexeconType of Organization:  consulting firmCity:  ChicagoBrief job description:  Compass Lexecon, one of the world’s leading economic consulting firms, seeks an Information Professional to work with our staff of economists to provide economic research for litigation. Using a full range of electronic databases such as Factiva, LexisNexis, Thomson Reuters, Westlaw, etc., you will conduct in-depth, value-added research in a fast-paced, rapidly changing environment along with a team of other information professionals. An ALA-accredited MLS degree along with strong customer service and communications skills is required. This position requires a team player who is willing to be highly flexible with regard to job responsibilities and work schedules and who is able to manage multiple projects at once. Hours are Monday-Friday from 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m. Compass Lexecon Information Professionals also are on call one weekend per month and work other overtime as necessary. We offer a competitive salary, excellent benefits, and a pleasant work environment. This position offers tremendous opportunities for learning and skillset enhancement. Please email a cover letter and resume to  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  LIS students with a graduation date of…