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Oak Park Public Library is looking for an innovative, forward thinking, and technology savvy candidate for a Collections Librarian position.
The main responsibilities include selection and deselection of library materials in all physical and digital formats, investigating and implementing innovative practices for collection development, managing vendors’ accounts and services, monitoring materials budget, staying current with trends in publishing, reading, viewing, and listening; and collaborating with staff and community to successfully develop and promote library collections. This position also provides direct customer service at all service points and participates in community engagement activities.
The successful candidate needs to have a MLS degree from an ALA-accredited institution plus at least two years of library experience including experience in collection development and direct public service. Other essential qualifications for this position include strong service orientation with excellent organization, communication and training skills; strong technology skills including online tools, media devices, and Integrated Library System; demonstrated knowledge of statistics and data analysis; and commitment to provide responsive and innovative services to a diverse community.
This is a full time, 40 hour per week position with a salary range that begins at $41,558.40 annually and excellent benefits.
To apply, send cover letter and resume via e-mail to the attention of Elizabeth Marszalik, Manager Materials Services at email@example.com  not later than July 24, 2015.