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Communications Coordinator - IHLS- Full Time Position - Edwardsville

Illinois Heartland Library System is currently seeking a Communications Coordinator. As primary media relations coordinator, manages and provides responses to requests for information from media. Create or produce information documents designed to inform and create goodwill with member libraries and the public in general by writing or selecting favorable informational material and releasing it through various communications media. This position serves as the primary social media coordinator.

Minimum Education and Experience:

Posted: April 26th, 2022
Jacksonville Public Library

The Jacksonville Public Library (JPL) is seeking a Director to lead its historic Carnegie library.  Opened in 1903, JPL is a city tax-supported library serving a community of 18,000 residents.  It has an annual budget of more than $700,000.

Jacksonville, Illinois, is located between St. Louis and Chicago, and near the state capitol of Springfield.  Rich in history, Jacksonville has thriving fine arts opportunities and hosts museums, historic sites and other multi-cultural venues.  Once known as “The Athens of the West,” the city has a robust connection to education: it is home to a 2-year community college extension site and a 4-year liberal arts college as well as state institutions serving visually impaired and deaf students.

The director will work closely with a staff of 6 full-time and 6 part-time employees.  In addition, the director should have a good working relationship with the 9-member Board of Trustees.

JPL delivers not only standard library services to all ages, but also provides unique program offerings such as a Music under the Dome concert series, frequent technology presentations, author talks, and summer reading programs for both children and adults.  An active Friends of the Library group supports the work of the JPL.

Posted: May 10th, 2022
Lincoln Library

The Lincoln Library is seeking an individual to manage the Youth Services Division. Develop and direct the operations of the Youth Services Division. Coordinate current activities while planning and recommending new methods and services as appropriate. Assume library-wide responsibility for establishing standards for youth services. Perform and direct highly complex and varied tasks requiring independent knowledge, its application and exercise of independent judgment

Posted: May 10th, 2022
Allerton Public Library District

The Allerton Public Library District is seeking a full-time team player who is detailed and customer service oriented to fill the position of Circulation and Technical Services Clerk.  This position involves a number of tasks related to acquisition of library materials which includes adding to the library integrated computer system (Polaris) and preparing materials for circulation. In addition, the clerk performs numerous tasks related to working the circulation desk including library card registration, maintaining patron accounts, and assisting patrons.  

Posted: May 10th, 2022
Champaign Public Library

The Champaign Public Library seeks a creative, energetic, and outgoing individual to assist customers of all ages in a fast-paced and exciting environment! The Adult Services Associate provides support on the public service desks, assists with planning, preparing, and executing programming for adults, and helps customers with their use of library computers, personal electronic devices, and other technologies. The Adult Services Associate demonstrates enthusiasm for working with the public; is customer focused; knowledgeable about popular books, movies and current technology.

Posted: May 10th, 2022
Champaign Public Library

The Library Associate provides prompt and friendly service to children, teens, and their caregivers. The Associate performs reference and reader’s advisory service and helps customers with technology needs. The position includes programming for children and teens and supports a variety of departmental tasks.

Posted: May 10th, 2022
Kewanee Public Library District

Due to retirement, the Kewanee Public Library District is seeking a caring, creative, and confident new Director. Located in west central Illinois, the Library District serves a diverse community of 14,000 people. The new Director will lead the Library District into the future by empowering the community 's growth and connection through library services and programs.

Posted: April 27th, 2022
Ruby E. Dare Library (Greenville University)

The Director supports the Greenville University mission, vision, and values through exceptional leadership and dedicated student focus. The Director is responsible for ensuring contract requirements are met in a single location library system. The Director will work to interconnect with the university faculty, student success and academic services who are committed to creating a thriving environment where student learning and growth is cultivated in community. 

Posted: April 27th, 2022
Arlington Heights Memorial Library (Chicago area)

The Arlington Heights Memorial Library seeks a multi-faceted leader to serve as Deputy Director. The successful individual will be part of the Senior Leadership Team and will be responsible for all aspects of customer service. This role includes developing plans and implementing strategies that focus on the continuous improvement of all public library services. The position requires a creative yet analytical person who enjoys engaging with people and imagining the possibilities of how AHML can best serve the community through its collections, programs, and services. A priority of this role is to nurture an inclusive culture that welcomes the voices and perspectives of all community members.

Posted: April 6th, 2022
Arcola Public Library District

Small town of 2,300 seeks a Head Librarian to manage its historic, yet thoroughly current, library district. Located in Central Illinois and housed in a Carnegie Library building that is one of the finest to be found, the district encompasses an area that serves approximately 5,300 people. The positions duties are to coordinate current activities while supervising library staff, maintaining standards and procedures for circulation, periodicals, customer account maintenance and outreach, check-in/checkout and delivery of materials, material selection and interlibrary loans.

Posted: March 14th, 2022
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