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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.

  • Your job opening is advertised for $100.
  • Your job listing will appear on the ILA Web site for 30 days.
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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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Technical Services Assistant Lewis University posted Tuesday, November 18, 2014   Lewis University, sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, is located 25 miles SW of Chicago. As a Catholic and Lasallian institution, we serve a diverse population of over 6500 undergraduate and graduate students at our main campus and our six satellite locations. Lewis University is a dynamic and growing institution, nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report, The Princeton Review and Colleges of Distinction.   The Lewis University Library invites applications for a Technical Services Assistant who will participate in the technical services, digitization and resource sharing functions of the library. This is a full time position with work schedule to include nights and weekends.    The successful candidate for this position will have the following qualifications:   • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience. • Working knowledge of Library of Congress classification, MARC formats and OCLC cataloging interface. • Demonstrated proficiency in commonly used library and office software applications, such…
Library Director Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District Posted Wednesday, November 12, 2014 Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District in Hampshire seeks an energetic and dedicated leader to serve as Library Director. The library is located in Kane County, in one of the fastest growing areas of suburban Chicago. It currently serves nearly 17,000 residents in all or parts of four townships, with vigorous growth in many of the district’s communities expected for the next decade and beyond. Education:  MLS Salary is negotiable. Please see http://www.johnkeister.com/ellajohnson/ for complete details and to apply. John Keister & Associates Executive Search for Libraries 374 Marseilles St. Vernon Hills, IL  60061 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
Director, Library Systems and Technical Services Triton College, River Grove, IL Posted: Monday, November 10, 2014 Triton College, a comprehensive two-year institution located in a near western suburb of Chicago, is seeking a Director, Library Systems and Technical Services, to join our team. The Director supervises Technical Services staff, manages Triton's Library databases and facilitates material acquisition. This individual represents the College at meetings on technical issues in libraries; maintains the library's web pages; develops and implements new technical policies and procedures; serves as liaison to vendors and service providers; provides training for staff and others; and assists in day-to-day operations of the Library. RESPONSIBILITIES: 1. Supervision of online cataloguing, acquisitions, and serials control operations. 2. Liaison with college Information Systems and Computing Services. 3. Assist with the development, implementation and monitoring of the Library budget. 4. Maintain the integrity of the Library's databases (online catalog and patron database). 5. Manage the processing and access to electronic resources; serve as the…
LLSAP Service Manager - PrairieCat Reaching Across Illinois Library System - RAILS Posted Tuesday, November 4, 2014 Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) is a multitype library system with an audacious goal: to become the very best library system in the country. To reach this goal, we must provide responsive, innovative and strategic services to over 1,300 member libraries across 27,000 square miles in northern and western Illinois. We succeed when they succeed in serving their communities to the fullest. How do we accomplish this audacious goal? By hiring responsive, innovative and strategic-minded people committed to our seven core areas: resource sharing, access to information, member engagement, continuing education and consulting, leadership and innovation, organizational excellence, and stewardship. If this is you, and you are passionate about libraries of all types and sizes, then you may be a good fit for RAILS. You will join a highly motivated, supportive staff who love serving our member libraries. We work in a…
Consulting and Continuing Education Specialist Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) Posted Monday, November 3, 2014   Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) is a multitype library system with an audacious goal: to become the very best library system in the country. To reach this goal, we must provide responsive, innovative and strategic services to over 1,300 member libraries across 27,000 square miles in northern and western Illinois. We succeed when they succeed in serving their communities to the fullest. To help accomplish this audacious goal, RAILS seeks to hire responsive, innovative and strategic-minded people committed to our seven core areas: resource sharing, access to information, member engagement, continuing education and consulting, leadership and innovation, organizational excellence, and stewardship. The person who encompasses these qualities and is also passionate about libraries of all types and sizes, will be a good fit for RAILS, and will join a highly motivated, supportive staff who love serving our member libraries. RAILS staff works in a…
Youth Services Director Washington District Library, Washington, IL posted Thursday, October 30, 2014     The Youth Services Director at the Washington District Library is responsible for the management of both Juvenile and Young Adult services at the library. The person in this position oversees collection development, programming, purchasing electronic materials and supervises library staff currently working in Juvenile and Young Adult services in the main and branch library. The Youth Services Director works in collaboration with the Library Director to help improve current operations and plan for future services, and is expected to spend some of the week working at the library’s reference desk. In the Library Director’s absence, the Youth Services Director supervises library operations. Education:  MLS from an accredited university Experience: Candidates must have at least two years experience working in a public library, specifically in youth services. Some supervisory experience is preferred. Salary range:  $38,000 to $43,000 Closing date: Dec. 15th, 2014 Interested applicants should submit a cover letter…
Education and Research Librarian Southern Illinois University School of Medicine posted Tuesday, October 28, 2014   Southern Illinois University School of Medicine Library in Springfield, IL, is seeking an engaged and enthusiastic librarian for the position of Education and Research Librarian.  This position is responsible for teaching, providing research support to, and consulting with SIU-SM clinical, research and academic constituencies as well as area health professionals, library professionals, and consumers. Familiarity and interest in current library technology, audio and video development, and social media applications are a plus.  Librarians serve on curriculum committees and are actively involved in outreach activities. This position reports to the Head, Education and Research Division.  New graduates are encouraged to apply. Education:  Master’s degree in library or information science from an ALA-accredited program. Experience: Online search experience or health sciences librarianship coursework and familiarity with the PubMed database. Salary: $45,000 minimum, with consideration given for additional experience and qualifications. Closing date: Open until filled; applications received before November 15 will…
Membership and Product Services Coordinator Illinois Library Association Posted October 27, 2014   The Illinois Library Association (ILA) is a professional association for librarians and library supporters with approximately 3,100 members. Based in Chicago, ILA works throughout the state to influence public policy to benefit library services, promote literacy and lifelong learning, defend intellectual freedom, increase public awareness, and provide professional development. Supported by a combination of membership dues, conference and event revenue, earned income, and contributions, the association has an annual budget of approximately $2.5 million. For additional information about ILA, see www.ila.org.    The organization has a small, cohesive staff and is looking for a team player. This position includes a number of detail-oriented tasks, with opportunities for learning and growth.  Reports to the Executive Director. Downtown Chicago office location.   Areas of Responsibility • Primary liaison to ILA membership, including responding to calls, data entry, management of member database, membership statistics, annual handbook, etc. • Responsible for membership renewals on timely basis, including development of membership…
Library Director Brown County Library, Green Bay, WI Posted Friday, October 24, 2014 Brown County Library, celebrating its 125th anniversary this year, is looking for a forward thinking leader to administer all resources of the library system. The Brown County Library, third largest system in Wisconsin and headquartered in Green Bay, has a remarkable opportunity for an executive to administer the central library, eight branches and outreach services. Brown County Library is known for modeling innovation and creative services highlighted by a new outcomes-based strategic plan, continued development of its Sustainability Learning Centers, Children’s Edible Garden and ‘food literacy’ program implementation. As a community centered library, Brown County Library is highly visible, enjoys strong support from its customers, and is an integral part of the high quality of life in the Green Bay area.  The Library employs 90 FTE’s operates with a budget of approximately $7,000,000 and serves a population of 252,000. Education and Experience: Master’s degree from an accredited…