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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 Associate, Part-time Fox Lake District Library Posted Thursday, August 21, 2014 Paraprofessional part time public services position at the Fox Lake District Library. Duties to include assistance with reference, programming, publicity, readers services, and other duties as assigned.  Schedule includes day, evening and weekend hours. Must have Associate degree in library studies, or LTA certificate.  Will consider applicants currently enrolled in LTA programs.  Hourly wage of  $14.57.   Submit cover letter, resume, and references to Sharon Janus at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it E-mail submittals only No telephone calls or in-person inquiries accepted.  
Department Manager, Reader Services Park Ridge Public Library posted Friday, August 15, 2014 The Park Ridge Public Library is seeking a dynamic individual with excellent customer service skills to become a member of its management team. The candidate selected for this position will be responsible for managing the fiction and audiovisual collections, along with a full array of programs and services for adults and young adults. Leading a staff of ten full and part-time individuals, the role of the manager is to create an environment that fosters teamwork, encourages staff development, and rewards innovation while providing adults and young adults with an excellent user experience. The Park Ridge Public Library is one of the busiest public libraries of its size in the country (population 38,000) and recently celebrated its 100th anniversary. This opportunity requires a MLS from an ALA accredited institution; at least three years of increasingly responsible library experience with supervisory experience preferred; a broad knowledge of adult fiction, music…
Support Analyst ExLibris, Des Plaines posted Wednesday, August 13, 2014 The Support Analyst provides product support to ExLibris customers. Support Analysts are responsible for logging, documenting and resolving questions and problems related to the applications of the Library Management System and other ExLibris software. This includes troubleshooting and resolving issues related to the functional aspects of the web interface and ExLibris system related issues (client and server). ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Be the first point of contact for all inbound customer’s inquiry and problems Provide support for most issues related to Exlibris’ products and services. Pull open cases from Tier-1 shared queue, according to pre-defined guidelines, and become their owner until resolution or until escalated to Tier-2. Maintain close contact and open communication with customers (documenting all communication in SalesForce). Work within SalesForce case management system, to create detailed work logs. Strive for first call resolution. If impossible – Triage, info gathering and validation and then escalation of complex…
Alma Support Analyst  ExLibris, des Plaines posted Wednesday, August 13, 2014 The Alma Support Analyst provides product support to ExLibris customers. Alma Support Analysts are responsible for logging, documenting and resolving questions and problems related to the Unified Resource Management System, Alma. This includes troubleshooting and resolving issues related to the functional aspects of the product. ESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Support internal Support teams: work with other members of the Support Team in North America and Headquarters, Support teams for other products, and other internal customers to troubleshoot Support Incidents, answer questions, and provide deliverables for projects Support Development: work with Development to coordinate and facilitate customer feedback for urgent issues.  Follow-up with Development to keep abreast of customer issues and meetings to stay informed. Support customers: manage personal queue of Support Incidents according to response level guidelines by communicating with customers and solving the reported and underlying problems using your skills and resources; seek help or escalate as…
Manager of Information Technology The Urbana Free Library posted Monday, July 11, 2014 Applicant must have a Bachelor’s degree in information systems or related field and a strong professional commitment to public service.  Requires training and experience in networks and security, open source systems, firewall software, and email systems.  Full time (39 hrs/wk), includes some evening and weekends.  Minimum salary: $49,682.  Paid health plan and generous paid leave.  Submit library application form with cover letter, resume, official university transcript, and three letters of reference.   Application packets received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, will receive first consideration.  Full job description and application available at urbanafreelibrary.org.  EOE Education: Bachelor's degree in information systems or related field Salary (or range): Minimum salary: $49,682 Application packets received by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, August 26, 2014, will receive first consideration Celeste Choate, Executive Director, 217-367-4058 Kathy Wicks, Associate Director, 217-367-4058 The Urbana Free Library Administrative Office 210 West Green Street Urbana, IL 61801 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Telephone Inquiries: accepted  
Director Waukee Public Library (Des Moines, Iowa) posted Tuesday, August 5, 2014) Waukee Public Library, located 15 minutes west of downtown Des Moines, seeks an innovative leader to serve as Library Director. A family-oriented city with award-winning schools, Waukee offers the appeal and quality of life of a thriving community with easy access to the amenities of an urban area. Boasting more than 17,000 residents, Waukee is the fastest growing city in the State of Iowa. Please visit www.johnkeister.com/waukee/ for details and to apply. 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 Twitter @jkaLibrary Telephone Inquiries:  accepted  
Sales Representative – Midwest Region Backstage Library Works posted Wedenday, July 30, 2014 Sales Representatives at Backstage are part of a dynamic sales and marketing team representing and selling Preservation Digitization & Microfilm, Archival Processing, Cataloging, Retrospective Conversion. Reclassification, Authority Control, Data Conversion, and On-Site services to libraries & museums. We are currently seeking candidates for the position of Sales Representative. Representative will live in and cover a designated territory in the Midwest United States & Canada (IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, OH, TN, WI, and Ontario). Prefer candidate is located near a metropolitan area within the region (Note: Covering Canada will require a valid passport). JOB DUTIES: Primary responsibilities include the following: •       Meet annual sales quota. •       Develop superior knowledge and understanding of Backstage’s services. •       Consult with libraries/museums in protected geographic territory. Work with them via phone, email and in-person introducing service solutions across the company…
Outreach Librarian Western Illinois University, Macomb posted Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Western Illinois University is seeking an articulate and creative Outreach Librarian who will successfully promote library services and events, develop library activities and materials to support Student Services programs, oversee library publications, provide bibliographic instruction in Reference and in the classroom, and collaborate with the Library Development Officer to publicize fundraising programming. Education: ALA-accredited Master's degree Experience: Experience in working in libraries and in higher education.  The individual should possess superior interpersonal, communications, and writing skills.  Experience with visual/graphic design a plus.  Knowledge of Web 2.0 functions is highly preferred.  Experience with marketing and PR desired as well.  The candidate should be able to effectively handle multiple projects and work with minimal supervision. Salary (or range): $37,370 Closing date: Screening begins August 14, 2014 and will continue until the position is filled. This is a 10 month position (full-time during 9 month academic year, half-time June and July.) Western Illinois University is an Affirmative Action and…
Executive Director Northbrook Public Library posted Tuesday, July, 29, 2014 The ideal candidate will: *Have a demonstrated record of effective fiscal management; *Have a knowledge of current trends and best practices that influence and enhance public library service; *Empower library staff with the authority and resources to reach their potential in taking initiatives that achieve transformative results; *Create and maintain an environment in which excellence and innovation thrive; *Think strategically and make sound and fair decisions after appropriate consultation with board members and staff; *Communicate openly, clearly, and logically orally and in writing; *Be an effective, visible spokesperson for the library in the community; *Be active in civic and professional organizations; *Understand the critical role that library advocacy plays in relationships with local, state and national elected officials; *Act with integrity and develop relationships based on dependability, transparency, and honesty. Education:  MLS from and ALA accredited institution Experience: 8 - 10 Years of progressively Salary (or range):  $110,000+ Closing date:  September 30, 2014…
Library Instruction and Research Coordinator Librarian Lewis University, Romeoville posted Tuesday, July 29, 2014 The Lewis University Library invites applications for a Library Instruction and Research Coordinator Librarian who will be responsible for improving library effectiveness and student learning.  The Librarian will coordinate, enhance, advance, organize, and promote through outreach endeavors the library's three critical areas of support for student success; the Information Literacy program, Research Services, and Liaison Program. We offer competitive salaries and a complete comprehensive benefits package including generous health care and tuition reimbursement for self, spouse and qualifying dependents. Education: The successful candidate for this position will have the following qualifications: •  Master's degree earned from an ALA-accredited Library/Information Science program •     Four years minimum experience with information literacy instruction, research/reference services in an academic library setting with growing responsibility and supervisory duties. •   Teaching experience at a higher education academic institution with a diverse student population and first year experience.  •  Experience with…