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Executive Director - RAILS (extended)

The Challenge – to lead a vibrant, connected, accessible network of libraries to improve public education and the quality of life for Illinois citizens (paraphrased from RAILS Vision Statement).  The Board of Directors of the newly formed Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) seeks an innovative and creative leader—capable of achieving organizational consensus amid the diverse demands and expectations of staff, member libraries, public officials and citizens.  The successful candidate will be able to envision enhanced library services, inspire others to initiate innovative change that supports the cooperative spirit of Illinois libraries, lead a team of highly-talented professionals and relentlessly pursue the vision, mission and values of the System.

Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) is one of two multi-type regional library systems in Illinois. RAILS was formed in 2011, through the merger of the Alliance, DuPage, Metropolitan, North Suburban, and Prairie Area library systems. Library systems are established by state law (75 ILCS 10/), the Illinois Library System Act).  Funding for Illinois Library Systems is provided through the Illinois State Library and the Secretary of State, with funds appropriated by the Illinois General Assembly. The RAILS service area covers northern and western Illinois. The system serves more than 1500 public, private, university, and school library members, representing more than 3700 library facilities in a 27,000 square mile area. Although the city of Chicago is within RAILS' boundaries, and a number of RAILS member libraries are located in Chicago, the Chicago Public Library constitutes a separate library system.  RAILS provides delivery service to support Illinois’ vast interlibrary loan program, technology support for more than 800 libraries’ electronic catalogs, and Talking Book Services that serve persons with visual or physical disabilities who cannot read conventional print material.  For additional details on the System, the region and its libraries see RAILS Links.

Library Operations Associate - Brookens Library, UIS

Brookens Library at the University of Illinois Springfield is seeking a Library Operations Associate. 
The duties and job description for this position can be found at the University’s Human Resources Job Board
Applications will be accepted until 8/17/2012

Chief Fiscal Officer - IHLS

The Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) needs a strategic, progressive thinker to be responsible for all financial functions including AP, AR, Payroll, fixed asset management, investments, and insurance. The CFO and 2 other financial staff work together to complete the daily accounting functions.   

Working within a grant accounting environment, this position reports to the Executive Director and leads the preparation and analysis of financial reports, the development of budgets, and makes recommendations on financial  policies and procedures.

Network Administrator - IHLS

The Illinois Heartland Library System (IHLS) has an opening for a full-time Network Administrator. IHLS is a customer service oriented organization that highly values continuous improvements. We need someone who can plan, coordinate, and administer computer networks and related computing environments including computer hardware, systems software, applications software (including network security measures); configure and diagnose, troubleshoot, and resolve hardware, software, or other network and system problems; recommend network improvements and changes; and maintain HyperV virtual server environment in the ICN Collocation facility.  This position will work with IHLS staff as well as staff from member libraries. 

Requirements include Computer Science or related field or 5 years related experience. Proficient knowledge of common client operating systems; including MS Windows, OSX, and Linux desktop software as well as knowledge of network operating languages including Cisco IOS, PIX, and Sonicwall. Must be proficient in Microsoft Active Directory as implemented in Microsoft Windows Server 2008 R2 and Windows Server 2012,  and implementing multi-forest relationships.  Knowledge of computer hardware and software including applications and programming with the ability to troubleshoot and train others on desktop software applications is a must. Knowledge of transmission, broadcasting, switching, control, and operation of telecommunications systems helpful.

Part-time library staff - McKinstry Library, Lincoln College

The McKinstry Library at Lincoln College in Lincoln, Illinois is seeking to fill a part-time library staff position.  Duties may include but are not limited to:  cataloging, checking out library items to patrons, checking in returned library items, shelving library items, and supervision of student workers.  Applicants must have some library work experience, holding an LTA certificate is preferred.  Evening and weekend hours are required.  Interested applicants should send a resume and contact information for three references to:  Mike Starasta, McKinstry Library, Lincoln College, 300 Keokuk Street, Lincoln, IL, 62656 or

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.  Lincoln College is an equal opportunity employer.


Archivist (part-time) - Parkland College Library

Part time hourly, 19 hours or less. Hourly wage is $21.76

Minimum requirements: Masters degree in library science from an American Library Association accredited institution, or a masters degree in archival studies; and 1-2 years of archives collections experience or equivalent related work experience.

For complete requirements, job description and to apply, go to: and click on the position listing.

Deadline to apply: Monday, August 13, 2012 by 5 pm. EOE

Public Services Officer

Location: Administration; Central Library
200 SE Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
Evansville, IN 47713
Hours: Full-time

MLS/MLIS degree from an ALA Accredited University required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: Articulates the EVPL vision and assures excellence in customer service and maximum utilization of the resources, services and facilities by effectively leading the Central Library public services departments and seven branch libraries in a manner that is consistent with the mission of the Library. The Public Services Officer is responsible for ensuring execution of the day-to-day action plans developed for effective and efficient library operations. The Coordinator focuses primarily on the areas of customer engagement including the day-to-day management of Central Library and all branch library operations.

Full-Time Head Librarian - City of Columbia

The City of Columbia, IL is accepting applications for a full-time Head Librarian.  The duties of  and job description for this position can be found at the City’s website or can be obtained at the City Clerk’s Office, 208 S. Rapp Ave., Columbia, IL 62236, where applications will be accepted until 4:30 PM on Thursday, August 16, 2012.  The City of Columbia is an EOE/ADA employer.

Engineering Research and Data Services Librarian - UIUC

Engineering Research and Data Services Librarian
Assistant or Associate Professor of Library Administration
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Position Available:
Position available immediately. This is a 100%, twelve-month, tenure-system appointment.

The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Library is seeking an innovative, service-oriented individual to provide scholarly communication and data services support for engineering and allied disciplines.  The Engineering Research and Data Services Librarian is part of a team of librarians in the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center and the University Library who provide e-science tools and services that support the research, teaching, and public service activities of the faculty, staff, and students of the College of Engineering and affiliated units across campus. This is a new position. 

Duties include:

  • Contribute to the development and implementation of data management tools and services to meet evolving engineering and Library-wide e-research needs.
  • Develop and sustain web-based research support tools and digital resource services.
  • Provide reference, collection management, and instructional services in the Grainger Engineering Library Information Center.
  • Participate in liaison activities with groups in the College of Engineering and related departments, institutes, centers, and programs.
  • Actively monitor College of Engineering research and grant activities and assist in supporting the DMP (Data Management Plan) requirements for grant proposals and projects.
  • Monitor trends and models in e-research and data stewardship to inform the design of innovative services and knowledge creation tools.

Head of Adult Services - Deerfield Public Library

Are you an experienced manager-librarian with an exciting vision of the role libraries can play in the lives of adults of all ages? Ready to lead our excellent, predominately MLS staff through a move to new library spaces and into an innovative future? And help design that future along the way? Participate as an integral member of the management team? This position covers the full range of collections and services for adults in our community, including: Non-fiction and fiction books, reference and advisory services, movies, music, video games, programming, periodicals, online resources, and the continuing development of electronic collections for adults. Maintain strong web and social media presence. Requires evenings and weekends.

Your mission, should you choose to accept it:  Push the Library forward in an increasingly digital environment.