Danville Public Library provides literacy and informational services to our community with friendly staff committed to excellent customer service.
Para-professional position, under the supervision of the Library Director, involving the operations of the Business Office and responsibility for the satisfactory completion of the work performed in that department. Serves on the Administrative Management team with Library Director and Assistant Director. Serves on planning team with department managers.
Duties: Organizes and keeps the library’s financial and business records, including: payroll; pay and record invoices; deposit and invest funds; maintain personnel files; interpret personnel policies and procedures; maintain schedule for disposition of records; and correspondence. Other duties as assigned by Library Director.
The Business Manager position is a full-time (37.5 hours/week), exempt, managerial position and reports to the Director.
Qualifications: High School diploma and training in accounting and bookkeeping with two years of experience involving accounting responsibilities, or two years of college course work which includes at least twelve semester hours in accounting. Ability to work independently with little direct supervision. Strong organizational and written and verbal communication skills. Proficiency with computers, technology, and the Internet. Knowledge of accounting software and knowledge of ADP Workforce Now software preferred.
Compensation: Salary begins at $45,000 based on qualifications and experience, plus a full benefits package.
Residency requirement: Must live in Illinois either in Danville or within five miles of Danville city limits.
View the full job description at www.DanvillePublicLibrary.org. Interested candidates should submit PDF copies of a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to Suzie Smith at email@example.com. Please, also, complete the employment application at www.DanvillePublicLibrary.org. First consideration will be given to applicants who respond by Friday, June 5, 2020.
Danville Public Library, located in Danville, Illinois, seeks a dynamic and experienced Reference Librarian to lead the Reference and Archives department.
We are looking for someone with strong communication, organizational, managerial and collaboration skills. The ideal candidate will be tech savvy, customer service focused and ready to streamline and update our processes.
The Reference and Archives Department performs reference services, assists patrons with public access computers (including classes), carries out research in the areas of genealogy and local area history, and creates programs for adults. Applicants should have experience in collection development, databases and other essential reference services.
The library serves 500 patrons daily and circulated 125,027 items in 2018, with an operating budget of $1,964,035.
The Reference Librarian position is a full-time (37.5 hours/week), exempt, managerial position that supervises four employees and reports to the Director.
Qualifications: Master’s degree in library science (completed or near completion) and a minimum of two years of satisfactory public library experience or its equivalent. Supervisory experience preferred.
Compensation: Salary begins at $50,000 based on qualifications and experience, plus a full benefits package.
Residency requirement: Must live in Illinois either in Danville or within five miles of Danville city limits. Danville offers small town charm and big city amenities. For more information, visit www.cityofdanville.org/.
Note: Due to current restrictions related to COVID-19, the library is closed to the public until further notice. The starting date of this position is to be determined pending the lifting of the “stay at home” order.
View the full job description at www.DanvillePublicLibrary.org. Interested candidates should submit PDF copies of a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to Suzie Smith at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please, also, complete the employment application at www.DanvillePublicLibrary.org. First consideration will be given to applicants who respond on or before Friday, May 15, 2020.
We don’t just sit around reading books all day!
Many people apply at libraries because they love books and reading, and while that’s great — we want everyone to love books and reading — libraries need people persons who are organized and good with details.
We answer lots of questions, help library users find materials or access our computers, and plan and present programs for people of all ages. Some library staff update our library catalog records and label new items. Other folks keep our building, financial, and technology systems and procedures safe and working well.
All positions require some form of working with the public and most require a working familiarity with computers and common computer applications. Most positions require some sort of light lifting or pushing of carts of materials.
About half of our positions are part-time. All positions are year-round appointments and most require some evening and weekend work. Some internships or other temporary positions may become available from time to time.
To be considered for a library position:
- Fill out an application, making certain all information is filled out completely and legibly.
- Sign the application.
- Email your application to email@example.com; mail it to or drop it off in person at 319 N. Vermilion St., Danville, IL 61832; or fax it to 217-477-5230.
- Keep your contact information and hours of availability up-to-date.
Applications will remain in consideration for six months. You may submit a resume with your application, although it is not necessary unless designated in the specific position description.
To ask any questions about the application process, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call the Business Office at 217-477-5223, ext. 117.
Danville Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Benefits and Retirement Savings
Eligible library employees receive health, dental, vision, and ADD insurance; vacation, personal, and sick leave. Retirement savings are through the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF). Other benefits may apply.