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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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Assistant Director, Schaumburg Campus Library, and   Pharmacy & Science Liaison Roosevelt University Posted Wednesday, May 27, 2015 Under the direction of the Assistant Provost for Libraries (APL), the person in this position manages all aspects of the daily operations, instruction and learning, user services, and technology services at the Schaumburg Campus Library. This position is also responsible for the hiring, management, and training of all library staff and will participate in the establishment and implementation of policies and procedures for operational initiatives, instruction and learning, user services, and collection management and assessment for the Schaumburg Campus Library. As a member of the Library’s Administrative Team, the Assistant Director will participate in the development and implementation of the library’s strategic plan; will formulate strategies to keep the Schaumburg Campus Library moving forward in meeting the challenges of new and evolving modes of instruction and learning services, implementation of emerging technologies, participation in professional discourse, and engaging the campus community in strategically addressing…
Digital Archives Assistant, Part-time F.M. Johnson Archives and Special Collections, North Park University Posted Wednesday, May 27, 2015   The Digital Archives Assistant will manage existing digital collections, coordinate the creation of new digital collections, and assist in the development and implementation of an electronic records repository. This position is a part-time position with an expected weekly schedule of 15 hours during weekday business hours.   Essential Responsibilities: Manage digital collections including image, text, and audio collections Coordinate digitization of historical materials and associated metadata creation Assist in development and implementation of an electronic records repository Develop standards and workflows for archival processes related to collections of digitized and born digital materials Assist with fulfilling patron requests for digital material Assist with supervision of student workers in Archives    Essential Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree Attention to detail and accuracy Demonstrated ability to work both independently and collaboratively Oral and written communications skills Ability and willingness to master evolving computer software and…
District Library Director Centralia Regional Library District Posted Wednesday, May 27, 2015 The Centralia Regional Library District seeks an enthusiastic, creative and collaborative leader who can capitalize on the momentum created by the main library’s recent $2.7 million expansion and renovation. Based in Centralia, Illinois, the District serves nearly 30,000 people through its main library in Centralia and four branches in nearby communities. The District provides excellent service with a staff of five full-time and fourteen part-time employees. As a member of the Illinois Heartland Library System, the District circulated 120,000 items in FY2014 and houses a collection of 83,000 items. Assisting a publicly elected seven-member Board of Trustees, the Library Director performs managerial duties related to personnel, budget and ordinances, collection development, building maintenance, library operations and services, and fundraising as well as serving as the Library’s ambassador to the communities being served. A Bachelor’s Degree and three years of experience in library management are required for this position…
Library Executive Director Crete Public Library District Posted Wednesday, May 27, 2015 The Crete Public Library District seeks a collaborative leader to serve as Library Director. Crete, located in the south suburban Chicago area, is a charming small town with abundant parks, great schools and convenient access to both downtown Chicago and northwest Indiana. Serving nearly 19,000 residents in the Village of Crete and parts of Crete Township, the beautiful library in this growing community warmly welcomes patrons to “Connect, Explore, and Enjoy.” Education: MLS Salary: Competitive and negotiable Please visit http://www.johnkeister.com/crete/ for details, inquiries and to apply. John Keister & Associates Executive Search for Libraries www.johnkeister.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it p: 847-955-0540 Telephone Inquiries: accepted
Library Director Chicago Ridge Public Library Posted Thursday, May 21, 2015 The Board of Trustees of the Chicago Ridge Public Library is seeking candidates for Library Director who will be responsible for the administration of the library, staff management, budgeting, and planning.  The ideal candidate will have a vision for future library services, strategies, and trends, as well as a customer service orientation with strong experience working with community organizations.  The library serves a population of 14,305; is a participating member of the SWAN consortium; has an annual circulation of 152,060; presents 775 programs with an attendance of 11,730.  Applicants must submit a current resume, three professional references, and a cover letter which includes the candidate's ideology of public library service. Education: An accredited Masters Degree in Library Science. Experience: Four years of experience in public libraries, including two years supervisory experience. Salary: From $68,000 Closing date: June 12, 2015 Please send applications and inquiries to:     Richard Fitzgerald, President     Chicago…
Adult Services Librarian Fox Lake District Library Posted Tuesday, May 19, 2015 The Fox Lake District Library, in the far northwest Chicago suburban area, is seeking a fulltime professional librarian. Responsibilities  include  reference service,  materials  selection,  programming, and other duties as required.  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 e­mail to: Sharon Janus 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.
Digital & Web Librarian Coordinator Chicago State University Library and Instruction Services Posted Monday, May 18, 2015 Chicago State University Library seeks a creative individual with outstanding organizational skills and knowledge of library services to serve as Web Administrator and Digital Access Coordinator responsible for library digital and web services in the Library Technical Services Department. In addition to essential librarian duties, the applicant will be responsible for set up, design, maintenance, and support of web server systems, web page design and publishing systems, web site architecture and design, and other web-related applications for library services. Responsible for availability of library electronic services and preserving accessibility through library web server and site resource infrastructure, and conducts digitization to expand and maintain digital library content. Represents the unit on various internal/external committees regarding library web technology and web services; provides comprehensive administrative reports and detail analyses of library web services; must be capable of providing direct and/or indirect supervision of lower level staff…
Assistant Director Kewanee Public Library District Posted Monday, May 18, 2015 The Kewanee (IL) Public Library District, serving a population of 14,261 in west central Illinois, seeks an energetic and forward-thinking individual who will work closely with the Director.  The library is a member of RSA, a 152-member shared ILS consortium based in East Peoria. Applicant should have a community-based philosophy of customer service, excellent oral and written communications. Detailed job description is available upon request. Education: MLS from an ALA-accredited education program Experience: 3-5 year professional experience Salary range: $42,000-$52,000, depending on qualifications Closing date: July 10, 2015 Please direct applications and inquiries to: John E. Sayers Director Kewanee Public Library District 102 S. Tremont St. Kewanee, IL 61443 This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it Library phone: 306-852-4505 Library fax: 309-856-8445 Telephone Inquiries: accepted
Research Librarian William Blair & Co. LLC Posted Monday, May 18, 2015 Organization Overview William Blair & Company is seeking a full-time Research Librarian (Ref. code 15-82) to staff the Business Information Center in its Chicago headquarters office.  William Blair & Company is a global investment banking and asset management firm. We are committed to building enduring relationships with our clients and providing expertise and solutions to meet their evolving needs. An independent and employee-owned firm, William Blair is based in Chicago, with offices in 16 cities across five continents. Responsibilities: Provide both quick turnaround and in-depth research and analysis using a wide range of information resources and research methodologies. At times this may require some or all of the following: devise strategies for conducting primary research when information is not available through secondary sources; analyze/ interpret results; advise users on the validity and suitability of information; and resolve conflicting information from different sources Handle research request communication including working…
RSA Cataloging and Database Coordinator Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) Posted Monday, May 11, 2015 Position Summary: The Resource Sharing Alliance (RSA) Cataloging and Database Coordinator assists with the daily cataloging operations of RSA member libraries. This position will work closely with the RSA Cataloging and Database Administrator to maintain the quality and integrity of the RSA bibliographic database, MARC records, and digitally archived records.  This position will be based out of our East Peoria Service Center, 600 High Point Lane, East Peoria, IL 61611. Core Job Functions: Provide cataloging support and troubleshooting for RSA member libraries by phone, fax, and email Perform duties relating to bibliographic records including (but not limited to) searching, copying, editing, and loading bibliographic records on behalf of RSA member libraries into the database Perform necessary quality control measures to maintain the integrity of the database, such as correction of existing errors, duplicate removal projects, and the upgrade of minimal bibliographic records. Work with the RSA…
Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian The Lewis University Library Posted Wednesday, April 29, 2015     The Lewis University Library invites applications for an Acquisitions and Electronic Resources Librarian to manage the library's electronic/digital content and budgetary process through understanding of both acquisitions in multiple formats and all aspects of electronic resource management (i.e. subscription, licensing, maintenance and support, production and dissemination of statistics).   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.     Some of the primary responsibilities of this position include managing the library materials budget, monitoring expenditures and compiling reports to ensure the ordering and receipt of university library materials; planning,…