Assistant Director for Public Services
Are you a librarian with a passion for customer service? Do you have a vision for what public libraries can and should be in the 21st century? Do you understand that libraries have moved from a focus on things to a focus on people and their needs? Are you ready to help lead an innovative, energetic and equally passionate team of library staff members?
The Oak Park Public Library needs an Assistant Director for Public Services who possesses all of these characteristics and more.
Oak Park is a diverse community of 52,000 residents bordering the City of Chicago. Oak Park is known for its many Prairie Style houses designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, and as the birthplace of Ernest Hemingway. The Oak Park Public Library serves its community through three library facilities and an ever-expanding virtual presence. Oak Parkers are savvy, engaged library users.
Under the direction of the library's Executive Director and in collaboration with the Assistant Director for Administrative Services, the Assistant Director for Public Services provides professional leadership to coordinate and supervise all aspects of public services, including adult and teen services, branch services, children's services, customer services, and virtual services.
Strong and collaborative leadership, a clear understanding of the changing needs of library users, and a fierce commitment to customer service are all keys to success in this position.
This is a full-time position that includes evening and weekend hours. The salary range is $77,251 to $115,876 with excellent benefits.
The successful candidate must possess a Master's Degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution, and at least seven years of professional public library experience with demonstrated abilities in management, administration, supervision, budgeting, strategic planning, and outcome measurement.
To apply, send a letter of application and resume to email@example.com by July 3, 2013. This position is available beginning September 9, 2013. Representatives will be attending this year's American Library Association (ALA) Conference in Chicago at the end of June. If you would be available for an interview at ALA please include that information in your letter of application. Applications received by June 21, 2013 will be considered for interviews at the conference.
Graphic Design Intern (Part-time, Unpaid)
The Oak Park Public Library has a fall 2013 internship opportunity within our Marketing Department for a designer. Beginning in September, the intern will work with the graphic designer, and will be responsible for the production and design of a wide variety of promotional materials including posters, flyers, logos, brochures, among other possible items and applications.
This internship is part-time (10 – 12 hours per week) and typically runs the length of one semester. However, length can be adjusted based on individual school schedule and availability.
The ideal candidate should be skilled in the use of Adobe Creative Suite applications, primarily InDesign, Photoshop, and Illustrator. The intern should have a strong foundation in typography and color theory, as well as an understanding of how to prepare images for use on the web. The library will work with candidates currently enrolled in a design program to obtain school credit for the internship.
The successful candidate will work directly with our graphic designer, an award-winning illustrator with over 20 years of wide-ranging professional experience. Examples of his work can be seen on his portfolio site www.bossmangraphics.com, as well as on his regularly updated design blog bossmangraphics.tumblr.com.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resume and three design samples to firstname.lastname@example.org. There will be a short skills test as part of the selection process.