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109 South State Street; PO Box 429
Hampshire, IL 60140
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Phone: 847-683-4490

Hours
Mon-Thurs:9:30am - 8:00pm
Friday & Saturday:12:00 pm - 6:00pm
Sunday:CLOSED

Career Opportunities

The Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District is a great place to work. We welcome all applicants for posted positions.

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Adult/Tech Services Department Manager

Hours: M, W, Th 9AM – 5PM, Tu 12 – 8 PM, F 10AM – 6 PM and occasional Saturday/Sunday hours
Salary: Minimum $40,000/year DOQ

The Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District in Hampshire, IL is looking for a creative, motivated, energetic and organized individual with a passion for providing excellent service. Your strong leadership skills will help our Adult Services department build an up-to-date collection, coordinate relevant and interesting programs, catalog new materials and participate in promoting our services to the community. As a member of our Administrative Team, you’ll work collaboratively to achieve the goals of our Strategic Plan. This full-time, non-exempt position requires:

Requirements:
• Master’s Degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited school.
• Minimum of one year supervisory experience.
• Demonstrated development of working relationships with staff and other agencies.
• Demonstrated computer/technical expertise.
• Demonstrated programming coordination and promotion.
• Copy cataloging experience.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Benefits: Paid holidays, PTO, medical and life insurance, supplemental insurance available, IMRF retirement.

Application Instructions: Print, complete and submit the EJMPLD application along with a resume to: Nancy Ashbrook, Executive Director, PO Box 429, Hampshire, IL  60140 or email to nashbrook@ellajohnsonlibrary.org with subject line: ATS Dept Manager. No Phone calls, please.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.

Library Services Department Manager

Hours: 37.5 hours/week, including evenings and weekends
Salary: Minimum $38,000/year DOQ

The Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District is searching for a motivated, customer-service oriented team player with proven management skills. The ideal candidate will have strong experience with library automation, circulation procedures and management, and possess outstanding customer service skills. The Library Services Manager performs work under the supervision of the Executive Director. As a member of our Administrative Team, you’ll work collaboratively to achieve the goals of our Strategic Plan.
Ella Johnson Memorial Public Library District is located in Hampshire, IL, 50 miles northwest of downtown Chicago. The Library District serves a population over 17,000 residents. This full-time, non-exempt position requires:

Minimum Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university.
• Supervisory experience and/or training; supervises, trains, and evaluates department staff.
• Familiarity with library automation – preferably Innovative’s Sierra system.
• Acts as liaison to the consortium with regard to circulation services.

Desired Qualifications:
• Two years of library related experience.
• Bi-lingual.
• Notary.

Principal Responsibilities:
• Coordinates and manages circulation/shelving functions.
• Orders office supplies, materials processing supplies, library cards, and other supplies.
• Plans, organizes, coordinates, implements, and evaluates services; schedules front desk staff.
• Manages periodicals/newspapers including copy cataloging.
• Prepares monthly department reports; drafts department policies and procedures.
• Resolves patron conflicts
• Manages office equipment and services; Tech trouble-shooting experience – apps, e-reader software, printers, scanners, computers, copiers.

Benefits: Paid holidays, PTO, medical and life insurance, supplemental insurance available, IMRF retirement.

Application Instructions: Print, complete and submit the EJMPLD application along with a resume to: Nancy Ashbrook, Executive Director, PO Box 429, Hampshire, IL  60140 or email to nashbrook@ellajohnsonlibrary.org with subject line: Lib Serv Dept Manager. No Phone calls, please.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, physical or mental disability, national origin, veteran status or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit, and business need.