Director of the Champaign County Historical Archives | The Urbana Free Library

Posted on Sep 27, 2019

If you are a friendly, energetic, collaborative leader who enjoys connecting with all kinds of people, The Urbana Free Library needs you to be our Director of the Champaign County Historical Archives! You will work with amazing Library staff, volunteers, graduate students, and community partners. The Champaign County Historical Archives (CCHA) is a department of the Library that maintains a research-level collection on the history and genealogy of Champaign County and its residents. The CCHA has diverse and outstanding collections, including over one million photographs; 25,000 books and journals; 500 maps; 250 oral histories; newspapers, newsletters, directories, and yearbooks; and The Chanute Air Museum’s archival holdings of photographs, scrapbooks, blueprints, base publications, and more.


Minimum requirements include:
     --American Library Association-accredited Masters of Information or Library Science degree or equivalent.
     --At least three years of progressively responsible experience in archives, special collections, or similar, at least two of which have been supervisory; five years desired. Public library experience preferred.
     --Demonstrated experience managing archival and special collections in all formats, including accessioning and processing archival collections.
     --Demonstrated experience with providing public, research, and outreach services for archival and special collections.





The Urbana Free Library
210 W. Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801
United States

How to apply

The job posting will be considered open until it is filled, but for fullest consideration, each applicant must submit the following using the online application by 11:59 p.m., Wednesday, October 23, 2019:

If you have questions, contact Celeste Choate, Executive Director, at or (217) 367-4058.

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