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Library JobLine of Illinois | Current Listings


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.

  • Your job opening is advertised for $100.
  • Your job listing will appear on the ILA Web site for 30 days.
  • New posts are listed within 48 hours of receipt of your listing.
  • Job posts are advertised in the ILA E-Newsletter

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Thank for your interest.  Since 1981, the Library JobLine of Illinois has matched employers with job-seekers, and we are confident this service will find the right match for you. JobLine is sponsored by the Illinois Library Association and the Illinois Chapter of the Special Libraries Association.

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Library Director New Lenox Public Library posted Thursday, December 11, 2014 New Lenox Public Library seeks a director who honors the values of public library services, understands the importance of partnering with community agencies, maintains and fosters open communications with the residents of the district 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. Built in 2001 and serving a population of 36,847, the library building is located within the campus of New Lenox’s village hall and new police station. The Library is approximately 58,000 sq. ft. with a collection of more than 150,000 items. Total operating receipts in FY14 were approximately $2M. 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, and at least three years…
Health & Human Services Librarian Governors State University posted Tuesday, December 9, 2014   Governors State University, in University Park, Illinois, 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; 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…
Public Services Librarian Governors State University (GSU) Library posted Tuesday, December 9, 2014 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 public services. This is a highly collaborative position, working closely with a number of colleagues across the library and campus. The Public Services Librarian will provide leadership and oversee the functions of the public service department which includes the information desk, circulation, reference, interlibrary loan and distance services; hire, mentor, direct, supervise and evaluate a staff of 8 FTE and student workers with the assistance of 2 FTE Library Operations Associates; work with the Public Services unit leaders to develop, revise and implement policies, procedures, and strategies; actively participate in library assessment and improvement of library services; perform assigned liaison responsibilities to faculty, staff and students in one or more program areas, including collection development and instruction; and, to work closely with…
Director Glen Carbon Centennial Library District posted Thursday, December 4, 2014   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 Village of Glen Carbon, population 12,794. In 2009, Glen Carbon was ranked among the top 100 best small towns 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…
Visiting Reference Librarian and Visiting Assistant Professor University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Posted Monday, December 1, 2014 The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign seeks a highly-motivated individual to provide reference and research services and supervise, train, and mentor twelve Graduate Assistants (approximately 4 FTE). This position requires a diverse set of skills encompassing the development, provision, evaluation and marketing of services to support reference in an academic environment; the use of instructional technology; and the ability to learn and adapt to rapidly changing technologies. The individual selected for this position will have experience in, and enthusiasm for, providing a wide range of services directly to library users utilizing a variety of in-person and online methods. Education: Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent by start of employment Experience:  Providing reference services at a public service desk in an academic environment; leading large group instruction; track record of collaboration and positive contributions in a team environment; demonstrated commitment to excellence in…
Executive Director of Libraries The Art Institute of Chicago, Ryerson and Burnham Libraries Posted Monday, November 24, 2014 The Art Institute of Chicago seeks an experienced Executive Director of Libraries who will provide strategic direction for its distinguished libraries, which are central to the research and educational missions of the museum. The Ryerson Art Library and the Burnham Library of Architecture together form a major art and architecture research collection of nearly 500,000 print titles, 100,000 auction catalogues, 1,200 current serial subscriptions, extensive archives of artists' and architects' papers, and many digital resources. A resource of national and international significance, the Libraries date to the museum’s founding in 1879 and figure among the largest art museum libraries in the world. The reading room, designed by Shepley, Rutan, and Coolidge, opened in 1901 and was restored to its original decorative scheme in 1994. For well over a century, the Libraries’ collections and staff have offered critical support to the research mission of the…