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  • Library Director

    Employment Type: Other

    Library/Organization Name: Maquon District Public Library

    Job Description: Job Title: Library Director
    Hours: 30-38 hours per week
    Salary: $15.00 per hour
    Reports to: MDPL Board of Trustees
    Supervision: Other MDPL Staff and Volunteers

    Job Duties: The following description is adapted from the MDPL By-Laws.
    The library director shall manage, conduct and direct the programs and services of the libraries as outlined by the Board of Trustees.
    The library director shall make the selection of library materials to meet the needs and interests of the people of the district as well as the disposition and weeding of the library materials in accordance with the Selection Policy approved by the Board.
    The library director shall prepare and file all annual reports that are due during the year; such the Reaching Across Illinois Library System(RAILS) Annual Library Certification, the IPLAR (Illinois Public Library Annual Report), or other mandated reports by the required due date for each
    The Maquon Library Director should work no more than 38 hours weekly plus time attending board meetings.

    Library Hours:
    Monday: 10:00 AM -5:00 PM
    Tuesday: Noon – 7:00 PM
    Wednesday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Thursday: Noon – 7:00 PM
    Friday: 10:00 AM – 5:00 PM
    Saturday: 9:00 AM – Noon

    Holidays and Related Days Off:
    After serving one year, the library director will be granted a 2-week paid vacation based on the average number of hours worked per week during the year. The vacation days do not have to be consecutive. The Library director will be given time off with full pay for those holidays that fall on a day when the library should have been open. Authorized Library holidays include: Memorial Day, July 4, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, New Year’s Eve, and New Year’s Day. Employees will be paid for the hours they normally would have worked that day. The Library Director will receive his/her birthday off with pay when that date falls on a day she/he would normally work. Payment shall be for the hour she/he normally would have worked on that day.


  • Interim Registrar

    Employment Type: Part-time

    Library/Organization Name: Association of Illinois School Library Educators (AISLE)

    Job Description: We are seeking a highly organized and detail-oriented individual to join the Association of Illinois School Library Educators as our Registrar-in-Training. The Registrar will play a crucial role in overseeing various administrative and financial functions, ensuring seamless operations related to conferences, workshops, and seminars. The ideal candidate should have experience in financial management, excellent organizational skills, an understanding of the AISLE organization and the professionals we serve, and the ability to collaborate with multiple stakeholders.

    Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    Administrative and Financial Management:
    Maintain all equipment acquired by the Corporation for use by the registrar.
    Keep a comprehensive file of all pertinent forms and their filing dates, providing information as needed to the Financial Secretary and Executive Secretary.
    Collaborate and work with the License Renewal Manager as needed.
    Collaborate with the archives to send relevant materials for record-keeping.

    Financial Transactions and Reporting:
    Work with the web programmer to develop online forms and applications for conferences and workshops.
    Work with the Conference Chair and Professional Development committee to establish fees

    Conference Support:
    Process Conference and seminar registrations efficiently.
    Coordinate with the Hospitality committee to address the special needs of Conference attendees.
    Prepare and mail Conference registration receipts in a timely fashion.
    Prepare Registration materials (badges, attendee lists, labels, etc.) promptly.
    Prepare Recertification materials (verification forms, attendance lists, etc.) in a timely fashion.
    Prepare attendance lists for the License Renewal manager.

    Professional Development Programs
    Process seminar registrations efficiently.
    Prepare and mail registration confirmations in a timely fashion.
    Prepare Registration materials (badges, attendee lists, labels, etc.) promptly.
    Give attendance list to Zoom room manager.
    Prepare attendance lists for the License Renewal manager.
    Collaborate with the Licensure Manager to execute an online "Evidence of Completion" for all attendees.

    Meetings and Committee Engagement:
    Attend required meetings.
    Serve as an ex-officio member of the Conference Steering Committee.
    Serve as an ex-officio member of the Professional Development Function Area.
    Maintain communication with the President, Board, Treasurer, Financial Secretary, and Executive Secretary.

    Other Duties:
    Perform additional duties as directed by the Board and/or the President.

    Qualifications:
    Proven experience in administrative and financial roles.
    An understanding and commitment to the AISLE organization.
    Strong organizational and multitasking abilities.
    Proficiency in database management, Quickbooks, Google Applications, and Microsoft Office Suite.
    Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.

    Benefits:
    One year of training with professional staff
    Opportunities for professional development and growth.
    Positive and collaborative work environment.

  • Cataloger 3

    Employment Type: Full-time

    Library/Organization Name: Illinois Heartland Library System

    Job Description: As our Cataloger 3, you should have excellent knowledge of professional library work, including methods, practices, and techniques of library cataloging and classification. Also, you should be able to implement methods for curriculum and training design, teaching, and evaluation for individuals and groups. "This position can be located at any of our hub locations (Carbondale, Champaign, or Edwardsville, Ill).

    Here’s what else you’ll do:
    • Maintain the integrity of the bibliographic database to include adding, deleting, and editing bibliographic records, as well as authority control. About 30% of your time will be devoted to these duties.
    • Consult with libraries to resolve cataloging and database problems, report trends in bibliographic services, answer questions, transmit information, and discuss options for handling library materials. About 20% of your time will be devoted to these duties.
    • Develop training programs for library staff and others, including training on more advanced concepts, classification systems, and the overall SHARE training program for new catalogers. About 50% of your time will be devoted to these duties.

  • Communications & Development Manager

    Employment Type: Full-time

    Library/Organization Name: The Urbana Free Library

    Job Description: Do you want to work where you can enrich the lives of the people in your community? The Urbana Free Library seeks a service-oriented, self-motivated individual to join the Library’s Management Team. The Library’s operating budget for FY24 is over $4.5M, and The Urbana Free Library Foundation has raised millions of dollars since its creation over 20 years ago.
    The Library has been serving our community over 145 years. Urbana is a micro-urban community of over 38,000 people who represent a broad mix of cultural, educational, and economic backgrounds. If you are a friendly, energetic, and collaborative leader who would enjoy working in a community-centered environment, the Library invites you to apply.

  • Customer Service Manager

    Employment Type: Full-time

    Library/Organization Name: The Hayner Public Library District

    Job Description: There is an immediate opening for the Customer Service Manager at our Alton Square library. The position is full-time, typically 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Primary responsibilities include supervising Circulation Desk staff at the Alton Square library and performing duties of circulation and facilities operation. Qualified candidates must have a minimum bachelor’s degree, proficiency using Polaris and other library-related software, and at least 5 years management experience in a library setting. Applications should be submitted with a cover letter describing qualifications and interest to the Human Resources Department. Please see the attached a job description with additional information related to duties and responsibilities, as well as education and skills requirements.

  • Library Assistant III - Circulation

    Employment Type: Part-time

    Library/Organization Name: The Hayner Public Library District

    Job Description: • Performs opening and closing procedures;
    • Clears book drops;
    • Performs circulation functions using the Polaris computer system;
    • Registers patrons for library cards and renews patron library cards;
    • Operates (but not limited to): the copy machine/patron public printers, coin-op machine, and fax
    machines;
    • Operates the patron PC reservation system;
    • Changes paper and toner cartridges in all machines (public and staff);
    • Answers telephones and directs calls;
    • Assists patrons on the public computers; keeps public computer stations in good order;
    • Assists patrons with Cloud Library, library databases, OPAC and online library accounts;
    • Sorts the cart at the desks when possible;
    • May shelve books or other materials as time allows;
    • Provides basic reference;
    • Clears the Unclaimed Items List during their shift;
    • Assists in processing new materials;
    • Registers new voters and notarizes documents;
    • Creates and maintains book displays;
    • Performs other duties as assigned by the Circulation Manager

  • Part-Time Circulation Assistant

    Employment Type: Part-time

    Library/Organization Name: Maryville Community Library

    Job Description: Maryville Community Library is seeking candidates for a Part-Time Circulation Assistant. The Circulation Assistant will be expected to perform all daily administrative duties associated with library services. Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting patrons in person, over the phone and online, basic research, and the operation of various office equipment. The ideal candidate will also assist with library programs for all ages. They will bring a dedicated work ethic and a desire to join a great team of coworkers looking to grow the Maryville Community Library.

  • Full-Time Circulation Specialist

    Employment Type: Full-time

    Library/Organization Name: Maryville Community Library

    Job Description: Maryville Community Library is seeking candidates for a Full-Time Circulation Specialist. The Circulation Specialist will be expected to perform all daily administrative duties associated with library services. Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting patrons in person, over the phone and online, running reports, creating and maintaining files, basic research, operation of various office equipment. The ideal candidate will also assist with library programs for all ages. They will bring a dedicated work ethic and a desire to join a great team of coworkers looking to grow the Maryville Community Library.

  • Executive Director

    Employment Type: Full-time

    Library/Organization Name: Rolling Meadows Library

    Job Description: The dedicated Trustees of the Rolling Meadows Library (RML) are looking for a forward thinking new Executive Director. Situated among larger libraries like Schaumburg, Palatine and Arlington Heights, the Rolling Meadows Library is “small but stellar.” The three-story, 45,000 square foot building is tucked amongst the homes of a residential area of the city, and the staff often greet regulars by name. There are 57 employees and the annual operating budget is $4.8 million. RML maintains a stand-alone catalog with popular titles often being “on shelf” for happy, browsing patrons. A new website will soon go live to enhance recent marketing efforts for the library.

    Trustees are looking for a leader who will actively serve the diverse 24,000 people of Rolling Meadows who hold a lot of civic pride. They want someone who will commit to being the face of the library and build upon established connections with local schools, the park district, and the city. The library has an active Friends group who manage a popular, ongoing bookstore as well as three, large-scale sales over the year. Donations from the Friends support their well-attended Arts Alive Concert Series and other special events.

    The Executive Director reports to a 9 member Board of Trustees who are appointed by the Mayor to 3-year terms. They participate in events outside of the regular work week to build on established partnerships and serve as a member of local organizations. Minimum qualifications for the position include a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program, 5 years of related work, and 3 years of supervisory experience. The candidate must have highly developed interpersonal skills, experience promoting services to stakeholders, awareness of municipal fiscal matters, and strong leadership capabilities. They must be able to unify the staff, collaborate with the City Council, supervise updating of policies and procedures, and identify underlying hurdles to moving the library into a new era of programs and services. The Executive Director will also be responsible for overseeing the creation of the next strategic plan.

    This is a full-time, exempt position with a minimum annual salary of $125,000, based on qualifications and experiences. The Library offers a generous benefits package including participation in the sought after Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund.

    Please apply by sending a thoughtful cover letter, a concise resume, and at least 3 professional references in PDF to rollingmeadows@deiterstodd.com by 5:00pm on Friday, February 16. For further information, go to www.deiterstodd.com/rollingmeadows or contact Jim Deiters at jim@deiterstodd.com.

  • Teen Librarian

    Employment Type: Full-time

    Library/Organization Name: Decatur Public Library

    Job Description: The Decatur Public Library (DPL) seeks a full-time Teen Librarian (40 hours per week) to join our Programs, Resources and Services Division (PRS). This full-time Teen Librarian position will primarily serve at the Teen and Adult Desks, but will be cross-trained to serve at the Children’s Desk. Must be able to provide stellar customer service and collaborate with coworkers to delight DPL patrons. As a full-time Teen Librarian at DPL, you will have the opportunity to educate and inspire our patrons by managing the teen collection; designing engaging programs and displays for teens; answering reference questions; educating on technology; and providing excellent readers’ advisory service. Evenings and weekends are a requirement. This position requires a Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution. Previous experience serving teens is desired. Salary range is $44,384 to $66,576 annually, depending on experience and qualifications. Please submit cover letter, resume or CV, and three references to jobs@decaturlibrary.org by end of business day, January 26, 2021.