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Library Director Niles Public Library District posted Tuesday, January 27, 2015   Located in Niles, IL, the Niles Public Library District serves 59,000 people living in the Village of Niles, Des Plaines, and Glenview. In addition to purchasing and lending items, the Library provides ancillary services, such as meeting rooms, computers, WiFi, photocopiers, and voter registration. Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the Library Director will be responsible for 100 plus employees along with the planning, developing, and directing of all library functions to effectively and efficiently serve the public needs. We are seeking an experienced administrator and strong communicator with progressively responsible library service, preferably in tax levying library districts. Education:  MLS Preferred Experience: Significant Experience in an Administrative Capacity Salary: Commensurate with Experience Closing date: Open until Filled For consideration and additional information contact: This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Ken Carrick, President Janet DeLoache, Consultant Coleman Lew + Associates, Inc. 326 W. 10th Street  Charlotte, NC 28202 Phone: 704.377.0362 or 800.533.9523 Fax: 704.377.0424 Telephone Inquiries: accepted
Executive Director Algonquin Area Public Library District posted Monday, January 26, 2015 Looking for an exciting opportunity with a progressive library and a wonderful staff? The Algonguin Area Public Library District seeks an enthusiastic and collaborative leader to serve as Executive Director. The library consists of a main facility and a full-service branch, serving approximately 41,000 residents in parts or all of the thriving communities of Algonquin, Cary, Lake in the Hills, and Barrington Hills. Please visit http:/www.johnkeister.com/algonquin/ for details and to apply. Education: MLS   John Keister & Associates Executive Search for Libraries ph: 847-955-0540 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it www.johnkeister.com Twitter @jkaLibrary Telephone Inquiries: accepted  
Adult Services Librarian Fox Lake District Library posted Monday, January 26, 2015   Located in the far northwest Chicago suburbs, the Fox Lake District library is seeking to fill a full-time, professional librarian position. Responsibilities include handling reference service, materials selection, programming, and other duties as needed.     Education: Masters degree in library/information science from an ALA-accredited program required.   Salary: $38,415.00 per annum, plus benefits.     Submit cover letter, resume and references via e-mail to Sharon Janus at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .   No telephone calls or in person inquiries accepted.     Fox Lake District Library 255 E. Grand Avenue Fox Lake, Illinois, 60020.  
Metadata Cataloger Illinois Heartland Library System posted Thursday, January 22, 2015 The Illinois Heartland Library System (Champaign) is seeking a Metadata Cataloger. This position performs original and copy cataloging, as well as creation of metadata for digital collections based on current standards, database maintenance, authority control, and provides training and inventory support for libraries. This position also resolves cataloging and descriptive metadata problems and aids in the maintenance of the online catalog. As part of the SHARE team, the Metadata Cataloger provides advice, offers demonstrations, and provides information on best practices and current polices in cataloging. This is accomplished by keeping current on relevant programs and services that enhance the ability of library staff to provide quality information to patrons in an effective and efficient manner.  This position is grant-funded through June, 2016. Education: MLS Experience: 3 years Salary: 39,200.00 Closing date: 02/11/2015 This position allows for telecommuting. A complete job description is on our website.  www.illinoisheartland.org Send resume and cover letter to:  This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Telephone Inquiries…
Library Director Nashville Public Library posted Wednesday, January 21, 2015   The Nashville Public Library, located in Nashville, Illinois, is seeking a Library Director. This is a 40-hour per week position.  An ideal candidate will have knowledge in the following areas:  public library administration; library automation; technical services; personnel management; program development, administration and evaluation; technology and related applications; strong community involvement; and the coordination of Friends of the Library activities.  The library director must also possess excellent written and oral communication skills. The Nashville Public Library is a city library, located in the county seat of Washington County.  City population, as of the last census, is 3,258 people.  Library staff includes one full-time employee (the library director) and three part-time employees.   Education and Experience: A Bachelor’s degree is required with at least three years of experience in library service.  A Master’s degree in Library Science or an L.T.A. (Library Technical Assistant) degree or certificate is preferred. The following…
Youth Services Librarian (part-time) Warrenville Public Library District posted Wednesday, January 21, 2015 This important part-time position supports programs and services for children in Kindergarten through 5th grade, including collection development and school cooperation. Education: ALA-accredited Master's Degree; coursework in youth services preferred. Experience: 1 year experience providing library services to children Salary: $18.14 - $27.21 per hour DOQ. Applications accepted until position is filled; those received by February 9 will receive first consideration. Complete job description, including responsibilities and additional qualifications is available at http://www.warrenville.com/about/jobs.php. Submit cover letter and resume to: Sandy Whitmer Library Director Warrenville Public Library District 28W751 Stafford Place Warrenville IL 60555 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Telephone Inquiries:  not accepted
Instruction and Outreach Librarian Lewis University posted Tuesday, January 21, 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…
Library Director River Valley District Library posted Tuesday, January 20, 2015 The River Valley District Library (Port Byron) Board of Trustees is seeking an innovative and energetic individual for a 5,000 patron district library with an annual budget of $450,000. The Library is in the consulting stage of a future library expansion. Education:  BA or BS. MLS preferred. Experience: Experience in fiscal management and planning, and progressively responsible experience in a public library. Salary: $42,000-$55,000 Closing date: January 31, 2015 For the full job listing, please go to rivervalleylibrary.org.  The position is covered by the Illinois Municipal Employee's Retirement Fund (IMRF). Holiday pay and generous paid time off are also included. Applications and inquiries may be directed to: Board President River Valley District Library 214 S. Main St., PO Box 10 Port Byron, IL  61275 (309) 523-3440 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Telephone Inquiries: accepted
Proposal Writer Ex Libris posted Monday, January 19, 2015  Ex Libris is seeking a Proposal Writer who can describe the company’s library management and discovery software in response to Request for Proposals (RFPs) and other written inquiries from academic libraries and research institutions. Duties include providing written responses to RFPs, describing in detail Ex Libris’ library management software; coordinating the contributions of Ex Libris staff in sales, technical and implementation services, to develop proposals that accurately and persuasively describes Ex Libris software and correlates it with customers’ criteria; ensuring proposals are produced according to customer specifications and delivered by the required deadline; fulfulling booth duty at two American Library Association meetings and other miscellaneous responsibilities as assigned. Education and Experience Required: BA or BS, MLS or MLIS preferred; excellent writing skills. Ex Libris is a leading provider of cloud-based solutions that automate library operations. Over 5,300 customers in more than 80 countries, including 175 of the top 250 universities worldwide and over 40 national libraries,…
Youth Services Department Head Prairie Trails Public Library District posted Wednesday, January 14, 2015 This is a full-time (37.5 hrs/wk) position falling under the direct supervision of and responsible to the library Director.  Hires, trains, supervises and evaluates Youth Services Staff (2FT/2PT +seasonal PT); responsible for Youth Services collection development, reference, reader's advisory, maintaining dedicated budget expenditures, facilitating youth programs, story-times, displays, etc. The Prairie Trails Public Library District (PTPLD), in Burbank, Illinois, is an award-winning mentoring library.  Join our staff  and learn, explore and expand your horizons. We encourage and support professional memberships and networking opportunities. Full ad posted at: www.prairietrailslibrary.org Education: ALA accredited MLS or working towards MLS degree. Experience: Library experience prefered.  Bilingual a plus. Salary: $40,000+ DOQ Closing date: February 15, 2015 Ruth E. Faklis, Director Prairie Trails Public Library District 8449 South Moody Avenue Burbank, IL  60459 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Telephone Inquiries: not accepted
Library Director Sherrard Public Library District posted Monday, January 5, 2015     The Board of Trustees of the Sherrard Public Library District is seeking the ideal candidate who is energetic, trustworthy, knowledgeable, and innovative. We are searching for an enthusiastic Director who will lead our district to excellence in library services throughout our communities. The Sherrard Public Library District encompasses a largely rural area, including the communities of Sherrard (including Fyre Lake), Preemption, Swedona, Matherville, Boden, Cable, and Coyne Center. We cover 88 square miles of beautiful flowing landscape in parts of Mercer and Rock Island Counties in Illinois. We are just a short drive south of the metro Quad Cities of Illinois and Iowa and the Mississippi River. Sherrard PLD is part of the Rivershare Consortia and RAILS.   Candidates for this position would be expected to have had prior success working with library personnel and trustees, and to have experience with budgeting as well as short- and…