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Discussion Rare Books Cataloging Librarian, Baylor University (apply by April 30)

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Mon, Mar 26, 2018 at 09:33 am

Rare Books Cataloging Librarian

Library Collections Services

Moody Memorial Library

 https://jobs.baylor.edu/postings/3461 

Baylor University invites applications for an Academic Professional faculty position within the University Libraries.

The person we want to hire

Rare Books Cataloging Librarian

Library Collections Services

Moody Memorial Library

 https://jobs.baylor.edu/postings/3461 

Baylor University invites applications for an Academic Professional faculty position within the University Libraries.

The person we want to hire

The Baylor University Libraries seek a creative, collegial, and collaborative librarian to join our Cataloging & Metadata team. First and foremost, the person we want to hire must be passionate about cataloging and understands how this vocation underpins the research and scholarly discovery activities that occur in academic research library settings. Ideally this person will have expertise in rare books cataloging and extensive familiarity with effective descriptive practices for antiquaria and other unique materials frequently found in library special collections.

Highlighted Responsibilities:

  • Perform original and complex copy cataloging of rare materials in all physical formats, ephemera, and collection-level records for all libraries and collections within the University Libraries.  May assist with other formats as needed
  • Collaborate with Metadata and Catalog Librarian to create, review, and edit metadata for the Library’s unique materials, including rare books, artists’ books, serials, maps, graphics, realia, publications by the university and its faculty, and web-based materials in multiple languages, formats, and time periods, according to national and local standards for rare materials description
  • Provide documentation, training, and guidance to cataloging staff performing special collections cataloging
  • Work in close collaboration with other stakeholders to establish cataloging priorities for special collections materials, and to establish priorities for processing collections in the backlog, including determining appropriate levels of treatment for groups of materials

 

Qualified candidates will possess a Master’s degree from an ALA-accredited program (well-qualified candidates receiving the degree by May 31, 2018 will also be considered}. This person must also have experience with RDA, AACR2, LC classification, LCSH, MARC formats, and online cataloging management techniques as well as familiarity with some metadata standards such as Dublin Core. For a full list of requirements and more details about the position, please visit https://jobs.baylor.edu/postings/3461 .

 

Who we are

Baylor University is a private Christian university and a nationally ranked research institution, consistently listed with highest honors among The Chronicle of Higher Education’s “Great Colleges to Work For.” Chartered in 1845 by the Republic of Texas through the efforts of Baptist pioneers, Baylor is the oldest continually operating university in Texas. The university provides a vibrant campus community for over 15,000 students from all 50 states and more than 80 countries by blending interdisciplinary research with an international reputation for educational excellence and a faculty commitment to teaching and scholarship. Baylor is actively recruiting new faculty with a strong commitment to the classroom and an equally strong commitment to discovering new knowledge as we pursue our bold vision, Pro Futuris. (baylor.edu/profuturis/).

To learn more about the Baylor University Libraries and Baylor University, please visit us online at baylor.edu/lib and baylor.edu.  We are located in Waco, Texas, a city recently named to TripAdvisor’s 2018 Top Destinations on the Rise in the USA. To learn more about the Waco community, please visit any of the following websites:

https://wacoheartoftexas.com/

http://www.waco-texas.com/about.asp

http://wacochamber.com/community/about-waco/

Procedure

To apply, please submit a letter of application and a résumé or current curriculum vitae via email to Kenneth L. Carriveau, Jr., Chair, Rare Books Cataloging Librarian Search Committee, at Kenneth_Carriveau@baylor.edu. Review of completed applications will begin by April 30, 2018. Start date is negotiable but preferred no later than August 1, 2018. Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications.

Baylor University is a private not-for-profit university affiliated with the Baptist General Convention of Texas. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, Baylor is committed to compliance with all applicable anti-discrimination laws, including those regarding age, race, color, sex, national origin, marital status, pregnancy status, military service, genetic information, and disability. As a religious educational institution, Baylor is lawfully permitted to consider an applicant’s religion as a selection criteria. Baylor encourages women, minorities, veterans and individuals with disabilities to apply.

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Discussion Engagement and Inclusion Librarian, CSU San Marcos Library

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 02:25 pm

The CSU San Marcos Library is seeking a bilingual (Spanish & English) librarian to join our team, and do good work.

Engagement and Inclusion Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian) 

The CSU San Marcos Library is seeking a bilingual (Spanish & English) librarian to join our team, and do good work.

Engagement and Inclusion Librarian (Senior Assistant Librarian) 

The University Library at California State University San Marcos (CSUSM) seeks an innovative Engagement and Inclusion Librarian at the level of Senior Assistant Librarian to support the University and University Library’s goals for community engagement, inclusive excellence, and student success. As an integral member of the User Services Department, the Engagement and Inclusion Librarian will work collaboratively across campus on initiatives aimed at creating an inclusive community and fostering co-curricular user engagement. This includes participating in CSUSM's efforts to engage minoritized and/or underrepresented communities. The Engagement and Inclusion Librarian will provide leadership for the library’s co-curricular outreach and engagement initiatives, and will work collaboratively with library faculty and staff to support the development of inclusive and representative programming and services that are accessible and meet the needs of all CSUSM’s students.
For more information, please see http://www.csusm.edu/facultyopportunities/listings.html

 

 

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Discussion Associate Director for the Digital Library, NCSU Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 01:52 pm

The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Director for the Digital Library. This positionprovides vision and leadership for the Digital Library division, playing a leading role in shaping the future of the NCSU Libraries as an essential competitive advantage for learning and research.

The NCSU Libraries invites applications and nominations for the position of Associate Director for the Digital Library. This positionprovides vision and leadership for the Digital Library division, playing a leading role in shaping the future of the NCSU Libraries as an essential competitive advantage for learning and research. With administrative responsibility for digital library strategy and technology in one of the nation’s most forward-thinking libraries, the Associate Director leads in creating a cutting-edge environment that enables students, faculty, and researchers to discover and create new knowledge and develop multidisciplinary solutions to contemporary challenges.

Review of applications is underway; the position will remain open until a suitable candidate is found. See the vacancy announcement with application instructions at: https://www.lib.ncsu.edu/jobs/ehra/addl. NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran. For ADA accommodations, please call (919) 515-3148.

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Discussion Research and Instruction Librarian/ Liaison to First-Year Composition, University of Georgia Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Thu, Mar 22, 2018 at 08:39 am

Research and Instruction Librarian/ Liaison to First-Year Composition
Research and Instruction Department (Main Library)
University of Georgia Libraries

Research and Instruction Librarian/ Liaison to First-Year Composition
Research and Instruction Department (Main Library)
University of Georgia Libraries

The University of Georgia Libraries is seeking a Research and Instruction Librarian/Liaison to First Year Composition who will be responsible to the Head of the Research and Instruction Department for assisting students, faculty, and staff in making effective use of library and other research resources. To achieve this goal, this Research and Instruction Librarian provides in-person and virtual reference assistance, library instruction sessions, and one-on-one in-depth consultations in a range of subjects with particular responsibility for outreach to the University’s First-Year Composition program.

The Research and Instruction Department currently covers three in-person service points: the Main Library, the Science Library, and the Zell B. Miller Learning Center. This position is based in the Main Library, which holds a broad range of materials in the arts and humanities, social sciences, and business. The Main Library is also home to the Map & Government Information Library, the Digital Library of Georgia, and a Digital Humanities Lab. The Main Library’s Research and Instruction Department is comprised of 9 librarians, 1 staff member, and 3 student assistants.

The UGA Libraries is located on the university's main campus in Athens, Georgia, and its facilities include the Main Library, Science Library, Zell B. Miller Learning Center, Map and Government Information Library, Repository, Special Collections Libraries, and the Carnegie Library. Perennially rated as one of the nation's top college towns, Athens offers a vibrant place to work and live. With Atlanta 70 miles to the west, Athens offers good proximity to the city while maintaining a small-town culture and feel. Information about Athens: http://www.libs.uga.edu/athens/.

To view a full description of the position and application instructions please go to:

http://facultyjobs.uga.edu/postings/3574.

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.  Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (facultyjobs@uga.edu). Please do not contact the department or search committee with such requests.

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Discussion Nominations Needed - Illinois Library Association Awards

by Anjelica Rufus-Barnes on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 03:58 pm

Do you or someone you know work at a library in Illinois and have done something cool or extraordinary? Nominate yourself or them for an Illinois Library Association (ILA) Award.

Do you or someone you know work at a library in Illinois and have done something cool or extraordinary? Nominate yourself or them for an Illinois Library Association (ILA) Award.


The ILA Awards recognize excellence in librarianship and library service in Illinois. The 17 awards showcase the awesomeness of the recipients and inform our colleagues about innovative programs and ideas that hard-working librarians, staff, and trustees throughout the state have created. Inspiration and good ideas should be shared!

Award nominations are due by May 15, 2018. Please visit https://www.ila.org/about/awards to learn about the awards and to submit a nomination.

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Discussion Multiple positions, Livingstone College, Salisbury, NC

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 09:23 am

Positions Open at Livingstone College, Salisbury, N.C.
http://livingstone.edu/human-resources/ 

Positions Open at Livingstone College, Salisbury, N.C.
http://livingstone.edu/human-resources/ 

Position Catalog and Systems Librarian
Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Andrew Carnegie Library
Reports to: Director of Library Services
Position Summary
The Catalog/Systems Librarian will oversee operations and maintenance of Livingstone College’s Library systems (OCLC WorldShare Management and WorldCat). This will include following national standards and establishing local policies for description and classification of materials, bibliographic control, inventory functions and management of the bibliographic database. The Catalog/Systems Librarian will work collaboratively with library staff to provide excellent customer service and serve as a liaison to one of the college’s academic divisions (Div. of Liberal Arts and Humanities or Division of Business).

Position Reference Librarian
Division: Academic Affairs
Department: Andrew Carnegie Library
Reports to: Director of Library Services
Position Summary
The Reference Librarian will provide specialized reference service to students, faculty, and others through in-person, telephone, and email when necessary. The Reference Librarian will also provide individualized research assistance; participate collaboratively with colleagues and faculty to develop, promote, and provide library instruction and information literacy; participate in collection development; serve as a liaison to one of the college’s academic divisions.

 

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Discussion Head of Science and Engineering Library Services, University at Buffalo Libraries

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Wed, Mar 21, 2018 at 09:21 am

Employment Opportunity

Head of Science and Engineering Library Services (Faculty Position)

Employment Opportunity

Head of Science and Engineering Library Services (Faculty Position)

The University at Buffalo Libraries seek a dynamic, innovative, and service-oriented Head of Science and Engineering Library Services (HSELS) to work collaboratively with the Associate University Librarian for Research Education and Outreach (AUL REO), to lead and direct the faculty of the Science and Engineering Team. This team serves departments in the College of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Sciences along with relevant research centers and institutes.

As the Head of Science and Engineering Library Services, you will:  

  • Directly supervise library liaisons to all of UB’s STEM disciplines;
  • Serve as a liaison and subject specialist contributing to the research literacy of students, faculty, staff, and key partners of the STEM disciplines;
  • Collaboratively set departmental goals with the AUL REO, develop metrics for success, analyze trends, and initiate, develop and assess innovative services;
  • Advocate for appropriate staffing levels and establish regular continuing education opportunities for current staff;
  • Promote teamwork, diversity, equality, and inclusiveness across the UB enterprise;
  • Create close working relationships with library staff and forge new partnerships to integrate our resources and services throughout the research process;
  • Provide proactive leadership and oversight for programs and services that support research and education activities of students, faculty, and staff across the university and beyond;
  • Direct the development and implementation of new programs and services for the STEM disciplines;
  • Develop new library services and spaces, such as design labs and makerspaces.

The successful candidate will: 

  • Demonstrate an awareness of trends in scholarly communication in the sciences, emerging technologies, bibliometrics, and the research workflow;
  • Be conversant in public access policy compliance issues and similar requirements;
  • Have a vision for a modern, forward-thinking Science and Engineering Library;
  • Communicate actively with fellow professionals through research, publishing, and presentations at local, regional, and national venues.

We are looking for a skilled, passionate individual to join us in making the University Libraries a center of energy and innovation on campus. You can expect to learn continuously in a rapidly changing academic landscape. We will help you be successful by providing strong mentoring and professional development opportunities in an environment where smart risk taking and design thinking is encouraged and celebrated. If you can see yourself as part of this environment, please apply.

Based upon qualifications, experience, the University’s standards for continuing appointment, and Libraries’ standards in librarianship, research, service and outreach, we anticipate appointing the successful candidate at the rank of Senior Assistant Librarian, Associate Librarian, or Librarian.

Minimum Qualifications: 

  • Master’s degree in the field of library and information science from an ALA accredited institution;
  • Three or more years of supervisory experience with a record of successful leadership and administrative accomplishment;
  • Experience working in an academic library as a librarian in a STEM field;
  • Extensive knowledge of scholarly resources used within STEM and/or related fields;
  • Extensive knowledge of the different information needs of the wide array of stakeholders in academic STEM communities;
  • Strong service orientation and the ability to work effectively with colleagues, teaching faculty, and community members in a diverse community;
  • Flexibility and the ability to react quickly to the changing needs of a vibrant academic community;
  • Proven leadership in implementing program assessment goals, strategies, and measures;
  • Strong analytical, organizational, communication, project, and time management skills;
  • Demonstrated ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and complete tasks and projects on time with little supervision;
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, support, and/or promote innovative solutions, in instruction, service, or meeting user needs.

Preferred qualifications:

  • An entrepreneurial approach to working in an academic setting;
  • Undergraduate or advanced degree in a STEM field or data-driven discipline;
  • Mentoring experience;
  • Successful experience in grant writing;
    • Demonstrated level of professional development including publications, professional development, and service, reflecting the capacity to achieve tenure.

 Salary and Benefits:

Salary is competitive. Library faculty are members of United University Professions (UUP) and receive generous benefits including health care and prescription drug coverage, dental and vision benefits, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, vacation leave, sick leave, paid holidays, and several choices of retirement plans including TIAA.

All applicants must apply via the UBJobs Web site. At the time of hire, applicants must be authorized to work in the United States on a full-time basis for a period of at least two years. Visit https://www.ubjobs.buffalo.edu and search for posting number F1800028. Applicants should fully describe their qualifications and experience in their cover letter with specific reference to the minimum qualifications of the position. Please provide contact information for three professional references, including email addresses, at the end of your cover letter. We are currently accepting applications and anticipate filling this position by June 1, 2018.

 The University at Buffalo

A flagship institution in the State University of New York system and a member of the Association of American Universities, UB is the largest and most comprehensive campus in the 64-campus SUNY system. UB offers more than 375 academic programs – the largest menu of academic choices in New York State. UB provides students access to a rich variety of multicultural experiences and environments, both on campus and through our 80-plus study abroad programs. Our research, creative activity and people positively impact the world.

The University Libraries

As the largest academic research library in the SUNY system, the University Libraries offer an outstanding array of information resources, technologies, services and people to support academic achievement. The Libraries play a vital role in the academic success of our students, the teaching and research of our faculty, and the intellectual pursuits of our alumni and community members.  Our broad selection of digital and print resources, innovative services, and expert staff support scholarly and creative achievements in new and exciting ways.

The Buffalo Niagara Region

The Buffalo Niagara region is a major metropolitan area with diverse communities and outstanding assets. Voted America’s No. 1 favorite city by Travel+Leisure readers, and ranked among the top five American cities to which to relocate by Spelling’s Best Places, Buffalo is on the rise – and UB is proud to play an active part in its resurgence. Buffalo offers the amenities of a major urban area without the headaches. Friendly folks, quick commutes, charming neighborhoods and a low cost of living are among the perks of life in the region. Three international bridges connect the Buffalo Niagara region to Canada. Travel to the cosmopolitan city of Toronto is only 90 minutes by car. By air, we are less than an hour to New York City, Philadelphia and Washington, D.C.

The University at Buffalo is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  The University is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic University community committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment.

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Discussion Social and Behavioral Sciences Librarian, University of Southern California

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 02:37 pm

Social and Behavioral Sciences Librarian (#344)

University of Southern California

Requisition ID: 20056606

https://libraries.usc.edu/sites/default/files/344_social_behavioral_scie...

 

Social and Behavioral Sciences Librarian (#344)

University of Southern California

Requisition ID: 20056606

https://libraries.usc.edu/sites/default/files/344_social_behavioral_scie...

 

POSITION SUMMARY The University of Southern California (USC) Libraries seek an innovative, service-oriented librarian to develop library services across the disciplines in the social and behavioral sciences. Reporting to the Head of Education and Social Work Library Services, the successful candidate will have the initiative and commitment to develop transformative research services and disciplinary outreach geared toward current and emerging research and pedagogical needs in the social and behavioral sciences, and in support of the USC Libraries vision, mission, values, and initiatives. This position requires a commitment to developing student-focused services and a combination of skills and confidence that will contribute to instruction, outreach, reference, and collections at USC Libraries. We seek candidates motivated by a passion to develop transformative library services and invested in the future of librarianship. The successful candidate is expected to be creative in identifying and solving problems within a collegial and collaborative environment. The successful candidate must be knowledgeable of current relevant library and scholarly information trends and practices, and be able to apply this understanding to make a significant, positive impact on the USC community. Duties include weekend and evening hours.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE Applications must be submitted via USC’s online faculty application website: https://facultypositions.usc.edu/FAS/application/position?postingId=REQ2... As part of the application, candidates must upload one document file (Word or PDF) that contains the following: 1) a cover letter, 2) a curriculum vitae (including telephone and e-mail address), and 3) a list of at least three references that includes the name, address, telephone number, and e-mail address for each referee.

Closing date for applications: Open until filled 

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Discussion Conservator, University System of Georgia - Georgia Archives

by Briana Jarnagin (staff) on Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 02:30 pm

The USG is now accepting applications for a Conservator for the Georgia Archives. This is a supervisory position responsible for overseeing the Conservation Lab and collections care of the Georgia Archives. The position generally possesses authority to coordinate work, supervise and train staff, conduct preservation treatments, provide information and guidance, plan and conduct educational workshops and presentations. 

The USG is now accepting applications for a Conservator for the Georgia Archives. This is a supervisory position responsible for overseeing the Conservation Lab and collections care of the Georgia Archives. The position generally possesses authority to coordinate work, supervise and train staff, conduct preservation treatments, provide information and guidance, plan and conduct educational workshops and presentations. 

http://usg.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=27677&job=conservator 

Title: Conservator 
Job Category: Staff 
Description:  MAJOR DUTIES:

  • Supervise all functions and operations of Preservation Services, including Conservation Lab and staff;
  • Plan, perform, and document basic and complex conservation treatments for a broad range of materials including books, manuscripts, maps, prints, drawings and works on paper and make recommendations to public and private agencies as well as Archives patrons;
  • Collaborate with archivists and others to establish annual priorities for conservation;
  • Coordinate preventative care, including disaster preparedness and response, pest management, and environmental monitoring programs;
  • Collect and analyze data and recommend best practices for protecting and preserving the collections;
  • Assist in state emergency planning and response, including advising state and local institutions, maintaining GEMA ESF-11 designation, and participating in statewide initiatives for emergency preparedness;
  • Make recommendations for program budget;
  • Serve on internal committees related to primary job assignment;
  • Participate in appropriate professional and scholarly associations and organizations;
  • Maintain up-to-date professional knowledge and skills in areas related to primary duties as well as maintain general knowledge of current trends in higher education and information and educational technology;
  • Assist with installation of Archives exhibits including recommending protective exhibit practices;
  • Train Archives staff in conservation treatments to repair, reformat, and rehouse records;
  • Manage preservation grants, including application, funding, staff assignments, and reporting;
  • Manage conservation internship program;
  • Create and give presentations, workshops, training, and tours relating to duties.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • A Master's degree in Conservation, Library Science (from ALA-accredited program), or related field with specialized training in conservation and at least two years of related experience in a conservation lab setting, including in the complex treatment of paper based collections or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • One year of experience in supervision, including orienting and training employees, organizing workloads, delegating responsibility, providing guidance and direction, monitoring and evaluating performance, coaching and counseling, and taking disciplinary action as necessary.
  • Candidates selected for onsite interviews must provide a portfolio demonstrating complex conservation treatments on a wide range of book and paper materials.

 PREFERRED EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Five years of experience in preservation operations in a large archives including preservation reformatting and exhibit preparation.
  • Three years of experience in supervision.

Location: State Archives 
Regular/Temporary: Regular 
Minimum Hiring Salary: $67,125 (Commensurate with education and experience) 
Hours Per Week: 40 
Required Documents Message: Cover Letter, Other, Resume 
  
To apply visit: http://usg.hiretouch.com/job-details?jobID=27677&job=conservator 

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Discussion Family Engagement Librarian, Gail Borden (IL) Library (apply by April 9)

by Gwendolyn Prellwitz (staff) on Tue, Mar 20, 2018 at 01:17 pm

Gail Borden Library, Elgin, IL
Family Engagement Librarian 

Do you know popular kids’ books from Willems to Telgemeierto to Riordan? Do you enjoy engaging families with meaningful programs and fun activities? Do you have a keen interest in fostering and promoting services for families?

Gail Borden Library, Elgin, IL
Family Engagement Librarian 

Do you know popular kids’ books from Willems to Telgemeierto to Riordan? Do you enjoy engaging families with meaningful programs and fun activities? Do you have a keen interest in fostering and promoting services for families?

We are seeking a visionary librarian to engage and inspire our multi-generational families! We’d like you to help us take our family programming to a new level. Gail Borden Pubic Library District is an award-winning, cutting-edge library district with a culturally diverse population of 147,000 residents. The Family Engagement Librarian will collaborate with our other librarians across our three locations to create a vision for family services throughout the district.  This position also assists in administering our Battle of the Books program throughout our large school district. In this position, you’ll be part of a collaborative team of 7 librarians along with Associates in our busy, fun, and creative group.

Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited school
  • Extensive knowledge of children’s literature
  • Must be passionate about working with families and have excellent interpersonal skills to be able to communicate well with children and adults
  • Highly developed organizational and project management skills
  • Familiarity with technology trends such as 3D printing, Apple TV, and educational technologies (i.e. Ozobots, etc)
  • Ability to work collaboratively and be able to adapt to changing work situations and job requirements
  • Ability to remain calm and professional in stressful situations
  • Must be able to drive a vehicle and hold a valid driver’s license
  • Public library experience desirable   
  • Spanish language speaking skills, a plus

Full-time, exempt position (37.5 hours per week); must be available to work days, evenings & weekends

Salary: $50,037.00 + Excellent Benefits Package

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, April 9, 2018  or Until Job is Filled

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Employment Application to jobs@gailborden.infoor to: Gail Borden Public Library, C/o Human Resources, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120. A link to the Employment Application is found on the library’s website, www.gailborden.info.

Click Here to Apply

Library Website:  www.gailborden.info

What matters to the community matters to the Gail Borden Library. We believe in the value of connecting with others. Get a better understanding of who we are and what we do by reading about our library culture. To find out more, click here.

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