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Library Director Cherry Valley Public Library District posted Monday, March 2, 2015 Creative servant-leader sought for director position for Cherry Valley Public Library District. The library, located conveniently at the crossroads of I-39, I-90, and Route 20 is one mile from the regional CherryVale Mall, but situated on the east side of the charming village beside woodland and prairie.  The one story, 16,100 sq. ft. facility was expanded and completely renovated in 2012, debt-free.  25 staff (12 FTE) serve 16,008 residents in southeast Winnebago and southwest Boone Counties.  Excellence in children’s, teen, and adult programming, technology training and special events are hallmarks of this busy library (115,000 annual attendance; 212,000 circulation; 19,000 program attendees).  An active Friends/volunteer base contributes to the community center library model. Desirable candidate skills include effective board relations, budgeting; grant writing; knowledge of library technologies; knowledge of Illinois library law; time management; facilities management; supervision, planning, and excellent oral and written communication. Desirable traits include a helpful,…
Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Librarian Northwestern University, Chicago posted Monday, March 2, 2015 The Pritzker Legal Research Center of Northwestern University School of Law invites applications for the full-time, permanent position of Foreign, Comparative, and International Law Librarian. The successful candidate will join a team of experienced reference librarians who provide research and instructional support services to the Northwestern University School of Law community, as well as to a broad range of library users throughout the University and beyond.  The Foreign, Comparative, and International Law librarian has particular responsibility for reference and instructional services and collection development for Foreign, Comparative, and International Legal Research. Required qualifications: Master’s degree in library science from an A.L.A.– accredited institution and J.D. from an A.B.A.-accredited program or foreign equivalent.  Knowledge of resources and methods for researching  foreign, comparative, and international law, as well as law of the United States.  Knowledge of research resources in the social sciences and humanities and international relations.  Successful experience teaching…
Human Resources Coordinator St. Charles Public Library posted Monday, March 2, 2015   The award-winning St. Charles Public Library District is located in the scenic Fox River Valley, 35 miles west of Chicago.  The Library serves a district population of 55,092 residents and has a staff of 122.   The Human Resources Coordinator is a full-time exempt position, 38 hours per week, M – F.            Duties: This position is responsible for providing human resources services to the Library staff, under the administration of the Library Director. Primary duties will include, but are not limited to:    Interpreting personnel policies and procedures to employees; keeping Library Director apprised of all personnel issues.  Administering Library compensation plan.  Overseeing employee benefits program.  Maintaining personnel records and Employee Handbook.  Coordinating hiring and the staff evaluation process with administration and the Management team.  Serving on the Management team.   To see the full job…
Information Technology Manager  St. Charles Public Library posted Monday, March 2, 2015   The St. Charles Public Library is located in the scenic Fox River Valley, 35 miles west of Chicago, and is a dynamic, highly rated, and award-winning library, serving a growing District population of 55,092 residents, and has a staff of 122.   The Information Technology Manager is a full-time (38 hours per week, generally M-F, but may include additional hours as needed) exempt professional position responsible for the overall management of the St. Charles Public Library network, wifi infrastructure, computer hardware and software under the administration of the Library Director. Primary duties will include, but are not limited to:   • Overall management of the library computer and wifi infrastructure.  • Managing the day-to-day network functionality of all network equipment and computers throughout the building. • Serving as the technical liaison and IT representative to the library online consortium (LINC).  • Serving as the liaison with automation contractors,…
Director Deerfield Public Library posted Wednesday, February 25, 2015 Deerfield Public Library seeks a director who honors the values of public library services, understands the importance of partnering with community agencies by maintaining and fostering open communications with the residents of the village and empowers staff by encouraging collaborative efforts. We are looking for a director who can articulate, support and promote the Library’s mission and work in a highly effective manner with the Board of Trustees and Friends of the Library. Deerfield Public Library serves a population of 18,225 in Lake County, Illinois, and has an operating budget of $3.6M. The Library completed a major renovation and expansion of its facility in 2013 following a successful referendum in 2010.  Deerfield Public Library served 300 visitors daily and circulated approximately 500,000 items in 2014. Education and Experience: Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in Library and Information Science or equivalent, 5-7 years of professional experience with progressively responsible work,…
West Branch Coordinator Aurora Public Library posted Tuesday, February 24, 2015 The Aurora Public Library (APL) seeks a Branch Coordinator (branch manager) with high energy and a “customers first” philosophy to manage all operations of a branch library, including customer service, staffing, scheduling, programming, selection, circulation, and facilities management.  West Branch serves the west side of Aurora and is situated on a middle-school campus. The Branch Coordinator supervises, hires, trains, schedules, and evaluates a team of 23 staff.  Additionally, the Branch Coordinator serves as the person in charge of the branch, working at least one evening per week and a weekend rotation, as well as participating in occasional meetings and events after traditional hours. As a leader at APL, you will be asked to serve on library-wide committees, make presentations to the Aurora and library communities, and otherwise contribute to the success of our library and our city. If you can think big-picture while also focusing on your local customers,…
Children's Services Coordinator Aurora Public Library posted Tuesday, February 24, 2015   Do you wish Summer Reading lasted all year?  Is it hard to wait for the next Diary of a Wimpy Kid to come out?  Do you love working with children AND their parents and teachers?  Are you an experienced manager of people?  Can you lead innovative service delivery across four locations? You might be the leader we seek to manage our brand-new library’s 10,000-square-foot children’s department and to provide strategy and oversight for children’s service library-wide. You: •Customer-focused, friendly, outgoing •Track record of designing on-trend library services for children •Able to see the big picture and promote systemwide consistency and excellence of service •Yet detail-oriented and able to manage large amounts of information successfully •Flexible, positive, willing to work with customers to resolve problems successfully for all involved •An excellent communicator, verbally and in writing •A change agent who can identify opportunities for positive change, ensure alignment with…
Circulation Department Supervisor Freeport Public Library posted Monday, February 23, 2015 The Circulation Department Supervisor is responsible for supervisory and professional assignments in a 40,000 square foot library. Responsibilities include scheduling, training, and the delivery of department-specific programs and services to the public and within the library. The successful candidate will be approachable, with a can-do attitude and have good oral communication skills, as well as strong skills in technology, skills in working with staff/public of all ages, and varying degrees of comfort with technology.  Some evening and weekend work will be expected. Education and Experience:  MLS or Bachelor's degree with 5-8 years experience in increasingly responsible and successful library management. Salary:  $42,776 Closing date: March 20, 2015 Please mail, email or fax cover letter and resume to:  City of Freeport Attn:  Debra Milliman Human Resource Manager 524 W. Stephenson Street. Freeport IL  61032 Fax: 815-599-5872  Email:   This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Telephone inquiries are not accepted.
Program Coordinator Lincolnwood Public Library District posted Monday, February 23, 2015 The Lincolnwood Public Library District is looking for a full-time Program Coordinator. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic self-starter who enjoys planning and coordinating public library programs and events for adults, teens, and youth.  This job requires strong organizational skills along with outstanding people skills. Responsibilities include: budgeting, scheduling, and evaluating outside programs & presentations by speakers, authors, and performers; establishing relationships with library departments and community resources to broaden the range of programs offered by the library; frequent encounters with new and varied work situations. Must be available to staff weekend and evening programs as needed. We are planning a building renovation in 2016, so we need someone who thrives on change, has creative ideas, and can tolerate a temporarily messy and disruptive environment. As part of our strategic plan, (http://lincolnwoodlibrary.org/about-the-library/mission/) being proficient with technology is essential. Education: BA Degree Experience: 3+ years of event programming and community relations…
Web Developer Naperville Public Library posted Monday, February 23, 2015 The Web Developer understands and follows the mission and values of the Library. The person in this full-time position manages and maintains the web delivery of library services and resources for optimal performance, applying all relevant policies and procedures; collaborates with other staff as needed; and assists in creating a positive environment. Critical Skills Include: •       Solid website design experience (web programming, scripting languages and relational database tools) •       Strong desire to innovate and utilize technology to enhance our library experience for staff and customers •       Demonstrated ability to work independently and determine priorities •       Willingness to embrace NPL values:  innovation, service, excellence and adaptability Education and Experience: No ALA-approved MLS required but over 3-years' experience is preferred Salary: $24.63/Hr-$36.94/Hr Closing date: March 12, 2015 Interested applicants are encouraged to visit our website to carefully review the job description and submit the following items by Thursday, March…
Reference & Reader Services Librarian Plainfield Public Library District posted Thursday, February 19, 2015 The person in this position is expected to: provide reference, interlibrary loan, readers’ advisory services, collection development and maintenance as assigned; develop and present technology training, including scheduling paid and volunteer instructors to teach a complement of these sessions for the public; grow and advance services to job seekers, career changers and the business community; identify and evaluate current and emerging technologies, suggesting how they relate to the Library and its services, and customizing and implementing them as needed; develop content, maintain and monitoring virtual reference, website and social media services in a collaborative environment; prepare print and web-based flyers, press releases, bibliographies, public handouts and displays; participate in professional development activities and continuing education opportunities to continually develop skills, abilities and knowledge; act as the Person-In-Charge in the absence of a Department Head; perform other duties as assigned Education: ALA-approved MLS degree Experience: One year of experience…
Implementation Manager OCLC Dublin, Ohio (Headquarters) posted Wednesday, February 18, 2015 You have a life... We like that about you. At OCLC, we believe you'll do the best work of your life when you're living the best life possible. We work hard to build the technology that connects thousands of today's libraries. But we also work hard to make a job at OCLC a meaningful part of a balanced life-not a substitute for one. Do you have a passion for helping your fellow librarians be successful at their jobs?  Do you have a track record for analyzing trends, identifying problems, designing creative solutions, and implementing those solutions?  Are you experienced in managing e-resources?  If so, we invite you to apply for the Implementation Manager position.  The successful candidate will lead member libraries through the process of adopting and effectively using discovery services that utilize data in the WorldCat knowledgebase. This position is responsible for leading implementations, working directly with libraries…
Acquistions Manager Newberry Library posted Tuesday, February 18, 2015 SUMMARY: Reporting to the Director of Collection Services, the Acquisitions Manager manages current and antiquarian acquisitions, both purchases and gifts, for monographs, serials and other formats and supervises the Acquisitions Section staff (3.5 FTE) involved in collection development and gift acquisitions, serials maintenance and ordering materials. RESPONSIBILITIES: Manage the acquisitions process for monographs and serials: Perform and/or oversee bibliographic searching of local, regional and national library catalogs and vendor databases, to identify and locate current and out-of-print materials. Create short bibliographic records in the online catalog for items to be ordered which are not represented in OCLC WorldCat. Perform and/or oversee processing and distribution of incoming departmental mail, ordering and invoice processing, claiming, and materials check-in within the integrated library system, coordinating with the cataloging section when appropriate. Work with members of the Collection Development Steering Committee to order and receive materials, prioritize and expedite orders, expend the materials budget and…
Administrator, Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP®) American College of Surgeons posted Friday, February 13, 2015 The American College of Surgeons is a professional and educational organization of surgeons that was founded in 1913 to raise the standards of surgical practice and improve the quality of care for surgical patients. The Administrator for Surgical Education and Self-Assessment Program (SESAP®) will handle authoring committee submissions in all format types ensuring proper upload to SharePoint; perform minor copy editing; organize illustrations to ensure accuracy, consistency and easy retrieval; monitor all materials from third-party sources and obtain necessary permissions; and coordinate activities of outside vendors during all phases of production cycle. The Administrator for SESAP must be able to communicate effectively with all members of the SESAP faculty to obtain needed materials on a timely basis, and ensure the integrity of the product throughout all phases of development. The Administrator for SESAP will provide exemplary customer service support by responding to technical inquires…
Library Administrative Assistant/Bookkeeper Fox Lake District Library posted Thursday, February 12, 2015   Full-time administrative position at a medium-sized public library. The Administrative Assistant is responsible for bookkeeping, financial reporting, human resources management and staff supervisory duties, and serves as assistant to the library director.   Education/Experience: Associate of Arts degree in business administration or equivalent, two years bookkeeping/accounting experience, and proficiency in Quickbooks and Microsoft Office Suite required.   Salary: $35,100.00 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, IL 60020
Health & Human Services Librarian Governors State University posted Wednesday, February 11, 2015 Governors State University (GSU) seeks a library professional to serve as library liaison to programs in the health sciences. This person works closely with program faculty and librarians to keep the collections in the health sciences current; selects, weeds, develops and analyzes library materials in assigned program areas, provides subject expertise for reference questions that fall in the health & human services area; and provides individual and group instruction on information literacy for students and faculty in these program areas. The work schedule consists of regularly scheduled hours at the reference desk, including evenings and weekends. This person also provides reference service and instruction on general topics; develops and maintains digital subject guides and tutorials as assigned for the library website, as well as other duties as assigned. Librarians at GSU are unit A tenure-track members of the faculty and are expected to meet yearly retention benchmarks…
Library Director Glen Carbon Centennial Library District posted Monday, February 9, 2015 The Glen Carbon Centennial Library District Board of Trustees seeks an energetic leader who continually strives for excellence and has a strong philosophy of customer service, advocacy, and empowering staff.  Named the Best Small Library in America 2010 by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and Library Journal, the library is located in the Village of Glen Carbon, population 12,794. In 2009, Glen Carbon was ranked among the top 100 best small towns in which to live according to Money Magazine. The 15,000 square-foot library was built in 2004 and recognized as an innovative library building in the Spring 2006 ILA Reporter. The Library provides excellent service 64 hours a week with a staff of 3 full-time and 11 part-time employees and operates with a budget of approximately $600,000. As a member of Illinois Heartland Library System, the library circulated 145,965 items in 2013/14 and houses a collection of…
Youth Services Manager Highland Park Public Library posted Monday, February 9, 2015 The Highland Park Public Library seeks a creative and forward-thinking leader to serve as manager of a busy and dynamic Youth Services Department. Duties include planning and implementing library services for children; participating in ongoing library management; hiring, training, and evaluating staff. Education: ALA-accredited MLS Experience: Minimum three years experience in a public library with emphasis on youth services. Management experience preferred. Excellent communication skills. Competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications of the selected candidate as well as a generous benefits package. Send job application (found at http://hplibrary.org/jobs), resume and three references to: Jane Conway Executive Director Highland Park Public Library 494 Laurel Avenue Highland Park, IL  60035  (847/432-0216) This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Telephone Inquiries: accepted