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  • Technology and Business Librarian

    Normal Public Library

  • Library/Organization Address

    206 W. College Ave.
    Normal, Illinois 61761
  • Employment Type


  • Hourly Wage/Salary Range

    $58,348.61 - $92,789.72 annually

  • About the Organization

    Normal Public Library is recognized for its amazing staff who enjoy proactively serving our wonderful community. We strive to connect, reflect, and engage our community through stellar collections, programs, services, and spaces.
  • Job Description and Responsibilities

    Normal Public Library seeks an experienced, innovative, collaborative librarian to join a team dedicated to providing excellent services, collections, and programs to all in our community. Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

    This position is responsible for developing and coordinating business-related programs, including seminars, roundtables, and guest speakers. This position is also responsible for providing specialized business and technology reference assistance to individuals and training staff to use business-related and technology resources, as well as assessing related current and emerging resources for the library’s digital and physical collections.

    Community engagement is a necessary component of this position. This position requires initiative and the ability to build partnerships with local experts, organizations, and groups, execute programming, and recruit speakers. This position also regularly assists patrons at our public service desks with general information, reference questions, and helps patrons use library technology and personal electronic devices. This position regularly includes “Librarian in Charge” status of the library, mostly during evening and weekend shifts.

    Schedule will vary and will include evening and weekend hours. This position works one evening each week and weekend days on rotation.

    Duties/Essential Job Functions
    Develop, implement, and evaluate business and technology related programming including guest speakers

    Develop and expand library’s holding of business and technology-related print and digital resources

    Conduct outreach to educate public and raise awareness of business and technology resources, programs, and services at the library

    Build partnerships with relevant community leaders, businesses, organizations, and groups

    Utilize a train the trainer methodology to ensure that staff understand and are able to use library resources to assist patrons with business and technology needs

    Maintain current awareness of developments in technology as they relate to libraries and library users

    Assist patrons in their use of library technology and personal devices

    Assist and advise patrons with their use of library resources, including books, movies, music, media, and digital resources

    Answer informational and reference questions for patrons on service desks, phones, and by email

    Attend and participate in professional activities, conferences, and committees, including on-site and virtual professional development opportunities and training

    Attend and participate in relevant community events, fairs, and gatherings on behalf of the library

    Assist with monitoring and correcting patron behavior to ensure a safe and welcoming environment

    Serve as “Librarian in Charge” of library, mostly during evening and weekend shifts. Duties may include making decisions regarding staffing, difficult customer interactions, evacuation due to inclement weather or other safety concerns

    Required Knowledge, Skill and Abilities
    Masters of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited library education program

    Minimum 3 years library experience in a public-facing role

    Demonstrated understanding and appreciation of diversity and the importance of inclusion as shown by a commitment to apply and incorporate the differences, complexities, and opportunities that diversity brings to an organization

    Commitment to public service

    Able to communicate exceptionally well with patrons and staff

    Aptitude to utilize, explain, and demonstrate use of traditional and emerging technologies

    Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills

    Flexibility to adapt to changing situations and varied work schedules

    Proven ability to lead via creativity, drive, flexibility, and a positive attitude

    Proven ability, experience, and willingness to shape initiatives, programs, and services based on changing community needs

    Valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record/history Required schedule includes days, evenings, weekends, and special events.

    Required schedule includes days, evenings, weekends, and special events.
  • Minimum Requirements to Apply

  • Benefits Offered

    Health insurance, Dental insurance, Vision insurance, Life insurance, Retirement plan, Paid time off

  • Position Start Date

    Open until filled.
  • How to Apply

    To apply, visit

    A completed application, resume, cover letter, and a list of three references with current contact information are required to be considered for an interview. Position open until filled. Applicants must provide answers to the following questions via the NEOGOV application:

    Please describe how you are uniquely qualified to succeed and thrive in this role.

    Please describe your experience with implementing business and technology programming, outreach, and collection development in a library setting.

    What do you see as the opportunities and challenges for public libraries in providing business and technology services today?

    Normal Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.
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