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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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Library Director Ozark Regional Library Posted Tuesday, April 21, 2015 Ozark Regional Library (Ironton, Missouri) seeks an energetic, innovative, and community-oriented leader for the position of Library Director. Located in south central Missouri, the system serves a population of 64,223 through eight branches in Iron, St. Genevieve, Madison, and Crawford Counties. The library has a collection of 111,400 items, annual circulation of 113,757, and an annual operating budget of $1.06 million. The Library Director reports to a 20 member Board and is responsible for the overall direction, organization and coordination of activity in the library system. For additional information about the library, visit: http://www.ozarkregionallibrary.lib.mo.us. To see a full job description, visit http://www.ozarkregionallibrary.lib.mo.us/jobs. Education and Experience: MLS, with 3-5 years of professional administrative library experience. Salary: Negotiable, based on education and experience. Closing date: May 23, 2015 To obtain a copy of the complete job description and application send a letter of interest and resume to:         Search Committee         Ozark Regional Library    …
Collection Development Librarian Pekin Public Library Posted Monday, April 20, 2015 If you are looking to start your career in public libraries and gain valuable experience in managing a materials budget of well over $100,000 a year, then you should read on. If you are already in the library field and are ready to branch out in a new direction to build on and share with us what you know, then you should also read on. The Pekin Public Library is undergoing an exciting $6 million renovation and expansion project, and we will open the doors to the public in late June. We want you to join us a few weeks before we open in order to really get to know our team while we all work through our collective panic to prepare this 21st Century library for Opening Day. Here’s what you would be responsible for: overseeing and coordinating selection, selecting adult popular and reference materials in a variety…
Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies Northwestern University, Evanston Posted Thursday, April 16, 2015 As one of the portfolio leaders, the Associate University Librarian for Digital Strategies (AULDS) advances the library’s mission and contributes to the achievement of library and university strategic goals within a highly collaborative, user-focused, research and learning environment. Managers of the following three work groups report directly to the AULDS: Repository and Digital Content Management, Bibliographic Services and Platform Management, IT Infrastructure. The AULDS reports to the Dean of Libraries/University Librarian. The AULDS also provides leadership support and oversight for the digital scholarship services working group. The AULDS collaborates with information technology units throughout the university and with external organizations on projects of interest to the library; and represents the library and/or the university in meetings, groups, and forums as needed. For more information about this position, please visit http://www.library.northwestern.edu/about/library-administration/jobs. Qualifications: ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science or the equivalent combination of education and relevant…
Associate University Librarian for Collections Strategies Northwestern University, Evanston Posted Thursday, April 16, 2015 As one of the portfolio leaders, the Associate University Librarian for Collections Strategies (AULCS) advances the library’s mission and contributes to the achievement of library and university strategic goals within a highly collaborative, user-focused, research and learning environment. The person in this position provides administrative oversight and support for these work groups: Collection Development and Acquisitions, Preservation, Distinctive Collections, and has a strong leadership support relationship with the Research and Learning Services working group. This position reports to the Dean of Libraries/University Librarian For more information about this position, please visit http://www.library.northwestern.edu/about/library-administration/jobs. Qualifications:  ALA accredited master’s degree in library or information science or the equivalent combination of education and relevant library experience required. Additional advance degree preferred. Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible experience leading operations or projects in an academic library or library services organization; experience at an executive level helpful. Knowledge and understanding of…
Executive Director LaGrange Park Public Library District Posted Monday, April 13, 2015 The LaGrange Park Public Library District (IL) has a remarkable opportunity for an experienced or an aspiring public library director.  Located 15 miles from downtown Chicago, LaGrange Park is an award winning community of 13,500. The library has an excellent service-oriented staff, with annual circulation of 152,000 and 10,000 in program attendance. The library is a member of SWAN, a 77-member shared ILS consortium.  Most recent annual revenues were $1,775,000. The La Grange Park Public Library District seeks: o       An executive who will serve as ambassador to the community o       A leader with demonstrated strategic vision who can articulate and promote the library’s mission o       A manager who is financially astute and can manage public resources responsibly o       A mentor who will develop staff to be highly effective customer oriented professionals o       A collaborator who understands the benefits…
Instruction and Outreach Librarian Lewis University Posted Thursday, April 9, 2015 Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is a vigorous and growing institution located 25 miles SW of Chicago. Lewis University provides students a liberal arts-based and career-­focused education, engaging students in the exploration and creation of academic, professional and personal opportunities in a supportive community. As a Catholic  university in the Lasallian tradition, our approach is values­-based and ethically ­focused.   Lewis University is an increasingly dynamic institution.  We offer competitive salaries and a  complete comprehensive benefits package including generous health care and tuition reimbursement for self, spouse and qualifying dependents.  The Lewis University Library invites applications for an Instruction and Outreach Librarian to  provide specialized information, research resources and instruction to all students (on ­campus  and online), with a major focus on those involved in the first­-year experience.  This will be  accomplished by incorporating information literacy concepts, creating authentic library learning  experiences (physical and online), and working with the University's faculty and staff to  articulate the Library's impact on student success. The successful candidate for this position will have the following qualifications:                           Master's in Library Science (MLS) or Master's in Library and Information Studies (MLIS) 1­3 year's minimum experience with information literacy instruction, research/reference  services in an academic library setting Experience with emerging technologies in marketing and outreach Excellent communication skills and strong service orientation Commitment to diversity, equality, and inclusion in higher education For a full description and to be considered for this position visit https://jobs.lewisu.edu/applicants/Central?quickFind=52407             Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is an equal opportunity  employer, and is committed to diversity.  Applicants of a diverse background are highly  encouraged to apply. 
Library Director Palos Heights Public Library Posted Wednesday, April 8, 2015 The Board of Trustees of the Palos Heights Public Library, serving a population of 12,614, seeks an experienced leader with a 21st Century vision for library service.  Proven experience of working strategically with community organizations and agencies is a plus.  The ten-year old 31,448 square foot facility has gone through a complete renovation and has updated its technology to meet present and future needs of its users. Annual budget is $1.4 million. Education and Experience: MLIS, with a minimum of eight years experience in an administrative capacity Salary: $70,000+ Closing date: May 12, 2015 Qualifications and requirements: The successful candidate wiil have a demonstrated record of effective fiscal management and budgetary planning, including preparation of the appropriation and the levy; familiarity with the Illinois Library Statutes and reports required by the Illinois State Library; knowledge of current trends and best practices that influence or enhance public library service; an ability to develop…
Library Director Berwyn Public Library Posted Monday, April 6, 2015 The Berwyn Public Library seeks a forward-thinking and energetic leader to serve as Library Director. Berwyn, located in the west suburban Chicago area, is a friendly, progressive community noted for its brick bungalows and the arts. Serving nearly 57,000 residents, the library provides a welcoming environment, programs and services for a vibrant and diverse community. Please visit http://www.johnkeister.com/berwyn/ for details, inquiries, and to apply. John Keister John Keister & Associates Phone: 847-955-0540 E-mail:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it www.johnkeister.com Telephone Inquiries: accepted
Library Director Danville Public Library Posted Thursday, April 2, 2015 Danville Public Library (319 N. Vermilion Street, Danville, IL 61832) seeks a Director who honors the values of public library services, understands the importance of partnering with community agencies, and empowers staff by encouraging collaborative efforts. For a full description of the position, see the Library’s website at www.danvillepubliclibrary.org/about.htm Education and Experience: Master’s degree in library science from a school accredited by the American Library Association, with a minimum of five years of library experience with at least three years at a responsible administrative/leadership level. Compensation: Salary beginning at $66,490 based on qualifications and experience, plus a full benefits package. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and the names of three professional references to Suzie Smith at  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .  First consideration will be given to applicants who respond on or before May 15, 2015. Closing date:  June 1, 2015 Telephone Inquiries are not accepted
Head of Finance and Human Resources Vernon Area Public Library District Posted Wednesday, April 1, 2015 The Vernon Area Public Library District in Lincolnshire, Illinois, seeks a full-time Head of Finance and Human Resources. This newly created management position will report to the Library Director, supervise two staff, and serve as a member of the library’s management team. Job responsibilities include: ACCOUNTING Receive cash and checks, and make deposits; receive, record, and authorize requests for disbursements Monitor financial activities and details, such as cash flow and reserve levels, to ensure that all legal and regulatory requirements are met Prepare financial statements, business activity reports, and related reports; assist Library Director with development of annual budget Maintain and develop internal control policies, guidelines, and procedures for activities such as budget administration, cash and credit management, and accounting Coordinate annual audit of library accounts HUMAN RESOURCES Supervise Human Resources Assistant to administer payroll, compensation adjustments, benefits programs, and maintain positive employee relations…
Library Director Cook Memorial Public Library District posted Monday, March 29. 2015 The Cook Memorial Public Library District, in Libertyville, is seeking a Library Director to lead and manage a staff of over 140 employees at two full-service libraries and a bookmobile for a District serving nearly 60,000 residents. This position manages an operating budget of $9 million and works with a committed, seven-member, elected Board of Trustees, an experienced management team, and a strong, collaborative staff. Complete job posting can be seen at www.cooklib.org under About/Employment. Education: MLS or MLIS required Experience: Eight years of library service with three years as a public library Director or Assistant Director are required. Salary: to be negotiated Closing date: May 4, 2015 All applications must be submitted via email to: Marla Littlefield Human Resources Generalist 413 N. Milwaukee Ave. Libertyville, IL 60048 224-513-7407 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Telephone Inquiries: accepted