Thursday, October 10, 2013

Position Announcment - Library Service Supervisor

Posting Number 0601216  
Job Title: Library Services Supervisor  

Position Type: Specialist  

Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Circulation Supervisor, under the supervision of the Dean, Libraries and Instructional Services, supervises the circulation support staff; maintains collections in the circulation area, maintains accuracy of all circulation functions in the integrated library system, and works with all other areas of the library to ensure the highest level of customer services.  

Required Qualifications:
1.     Bachelor's degree required; LTA and/or library coursework preferred.
2.     Work in a library with proven supervisory experience. 
3.     Familiarity with library circulation software. 
4.     Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Windows operating system.  

Desired Qualifications:
1.     Sierra system familiarity desired. 
2.     Familiarity with a wide range of audiovisual equipment (identification and operation) preferred.  

Posting Date:  10-10-2013  
Closing Date:  10-22-2013  

Full-Time/Part-Time: Full-Time  
Location: Grayslake  
Hours Per Week: 40  
Work Schedule: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  

Software Testing Required:  MS Word and Excel are required for classified and specialist positions.

For more information:


Wednesday, July 03, 2013

Youth Services Librarians and YS Staff, Young Adult Librarians and YA Staff, and LTA and MLS students

Are you interested in better serving youth with special needs? Join Holly Jin (Skokie Public Library) and Renee Grassi (Glencoe Public Library) for the first meeting of the newly formed SNAILS Networking Group. SNAILS will meet in-person on a quarterly basis and connect virtually via blog posts between meetings.

We will discuss...

  • outreach services to youth with disabilities and their families
  • programming ideas for birth through young adult (age 22)
  • assistive technology and special collections
  • training opportunities for library staff
  • strategies for partnerships with local agencies
  • resources to learn more about accessibility

Our first meeting will be held at Arlington Heights Memorial Library on Wednesday, August 7, 2013 at 9:30am. AHML is located at 500 N. Dunton, Arlington Heights, IL 60004. If you plan on attending, please RSVP to Lindsay Huth at If you cannot attend but would like to be notified about the upcoming SNAILS blog, please contact Holly at

Tentative dates for future meetings are:

  • Wednesday, November 13, 9:30am, Skokie Public Library
  • Wednesday, February 12 time/location TBD
  • Wednesday, May 7 time/location TBD

We hope to see you there!

Holly & Renee

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Summer Job Opportunity - Mount Prospect Public Library

POSITION: FICTION/AV/TEEN - Summer Reading Assistant

Assistant Department Head, Fiction/AV/Teen Department.
HOURS/SCHEDULE: Summer hours as determined annually

Primary responsibility will include assisting at the public desk for the adult and young adult summer reading programs. Will assist teens and adults with signups including recording progress, handing out prizes, maintaining summer reading supply inventory and other summer reading tasks. Will also assist librarians with teen programming, outreach, and other duties as assigned.

Staffing the summer reading desk: 90%
Miscellaneous duties: 10%

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (in alphabetical order)

  • Applies values-based customer service
  • Assists teens and adults with Fiction/AV/Teen Summer Reading signups, records progress, and hands out prizes
  • Assists with creating and updating booklists and teen book displays
  • Assists with Fiction/AV/Teen projects
  • Assists with teen outreach visits and teen programming as needed
  • Assists with weeding YA fiction/nonfiction including pulling books, searching Horizon and standard lists, etc. and preparing the books for review by the librarian
  • Continues with adult fiction weeding should YA fiction be completed
  • Enters/retrieves information from an automated database
  • Maintains SRP supply inventory including bagging items, assembling, etc.
  • Staffs the summer reading desk
  • Attends appropriate meetings
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Other SRP related tasks as assigned

ABILITY, KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS: (in alphabetical order)

  • Ability to access, input, and retrieve data from the computer
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Ability to work effectively and well with the public
  • An interest in working with teenagers
  • Detail oriented
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Excellent people skills
  • Knowledge and skill in entering and retrieving information from an online database
  • Knowledge/skill with collaborative and/or interactive web applications
  • Knowledge/skill with electronic messaging e.g., email
  • Knowledge/skill with Microsoft Office applications
  • Organizational skills
  • Skills at successfully interacting with teenagers, adults and library staff

High School graduate. College and/or library experience a plus.


Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Job Opportunity - College of Lake County

Posting Details
Posting Number:
Job Title:
Assistant Circulation Coordinator  
Position Title:
Assistant Circulation Coordinator, SLC  
Job Code:
Posting Type:
External - Open to All Applicants  
Position Type:
Libraries & Instructional Svcs  
Job Summary/Basic Function:
The Assistant Circulation Supervisor, under the functional supervision of the Circulation Supervisor, reports to the Dean, Libraries and Instructional Services, and manages the public service activities at the Southlake Library. As the sole library employee permanently based at Southlake, this position assumes additional responsibilities as the liaison to the Southlake Campus staff.  
Required Qualifications:
1. Associate's degree, preferably from an LTA or technology program. 
2. Minimum two (2) years work experience in a library setting, with proven customer service sensitivity. 
3. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Windows required. 
Desired Qualifications:
1. Experience with Sierra Integrated Library System. 
2. Experience with Ares e-reserve system. 
3. Familiarity with a course management system. 
4. Familiarity with a wide range of audiovisual equipment (identification and operation). 
Posting Date:
Closing Date:
Expected Start Date:
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Pay Rate:
The salary is competitive.  
Hours Per Week:
Work Schedule:
Monday - Friday, Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.  
Required Applicant Documents:
Cover Letter
Unofficial Transcript 1 
Optional Applicant Documents:
Unofficial Transcript 2  
Software Testing Required: (MS Word and Excel are required for classified and specialist positions.)
MS Word
Window XP
Interview Process Requirements:
Quicklink for Posting:  


Thursday, February 28, 2013

Job Opportunity - Elmhurst College

Posting Details
Posting Number:0900217  
Position Title:Technical Services Assistant - Full Time  
Position Type:Support Staff  
Department:Buehler Library  
Job Summary:Processing of periodicals issues including check in, shelving, cataloging and maintenance using Voyager integrated library system. Contact with periodical vendors, claiming items not received to ensure that the library receives issues it has purchased. Work with various electronic products and the Head of Technical Services to ensure that patrons have access to all electronic subscriptions. Prepare and process all library materials to be bound. Assist with processing and data entry for archival collections. Perform clerical activities such as filing, typing, word processing, scanning and mail sorting. Work at Reference Desk several hours per week, answering routine inquiries and referring patrons in need of professional assistance to librarians. Apply online at  
Minimum Qualifications:Excellent organizational and problem solving skills, detail oriented, able to work independently, able to lift/carry 40lbs. BA degree required. LTA or prior library experience required, working knowledge and experience in Windows, office applications, and databases.  
Preferred Qualifications:Elmhurst College is an equal opportunity employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.  
Posting Date:02-22-2013  
Closing Date:Open Until Filled
Special Instructions to Applicants:Apply online at  


Thursday, February 21, 2013

Paul Simon Student Essay Contest

Each year, the Illinois Community College Trustees Association sponsors a statewide student essay contest.  The Paul Simon Student Essay Contest  provides a one-time $500 scholarship to the student who best describes “How My Community College has Changed My Life.”  All full- and part-time students are eligible to participate.  Please encourage your students to enter the contest.  The CLC winner will be honored by the Board of Trustees with a recognition plaque and will represent the college in the state competition.  The winner of the state competition will receive a $500 cash stipend for educational expenses for the fall 2013 semester.

Contest Rules
Essays must be less than 500 words, typed, and address the theme “How My Community College has Changed My Life.”  Students may also create their own title related to the theme.  Entries will be judged on the basis of writing style, clarity of expression, and relevancy to the topic, with special emphasis on correct grammar. 

Essays must be received by 4:30 p.m. Friday, March 15, in the Office of the President, Room A207.

Friday, February 08, 2013

Let’s help create a community of Career Programs Students.

Students in Non-Traditional Careers!
Networking by building a community of colleagues and expanding your resources will help you reach your goals. You are welcome to drop in before or after class to view short videos about non-traditional careers, changing careers, women in non-traditional work like engineering and welding or men in nursing and early childhood studies. Learn how to find a mentor and gain experience in your field of study. Discussions will follow while enjoying the refreshments offered.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013
Drop-in before or after class
5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Room T-326
Grayslake Campus

Tina L Anagnos
(847) 543-2059

Videos, networking, success-driven activities…

Refreshments Served