Collection Librarian

Do you love buying books, movies, video games, music and more? Want to do it for a whole community? Come join our team! We are seeking an enthusiastic, flexible, innovative and service-oriented collection librarian who is technologically-savvy and self-motivated. The Arlington Heights Memorial Library strives to amaze our customers by having the best books, movies, music and games available as quickly as possible. Join our selection team so you can be a vital part of developing our incredible collection.
This Collection Librarian will be responsible for management of designated collections, including selection and evaluation, so that materials meet or exceed customer expectations.  
  • Select and evaluate materials for assigned collections across formats for a variety of audiences.
  • Analyze collection statistics and budget figures.
  • Act as a liaison to departments, receiving input and title suggestions.
  • Communicate changes in the collection and provide updates to other departments.
  • Train and make assignments to staff who assist with preparing materials and collecting data for review and evaluation.
  • Contribute to library-wide initiatives and goals, ensuring that titles across formats are available in a timely manner.
  • Respond to customer suggestions and concerns about the collection.
Requirements & Skills: 
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in collection management in a public library
  • Direct customer service experience in a public library preferred
Master's degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited institution is required
Hours and Scheduling: 
Full-Time 37.5 hours/week. Monday-Friday day shift.
Salary and Benefits: 
Annual salary of $47,912 - $59,890 depending on qualifications. 
Benefits include health/dental/vision insurance, 4 weeks of vacation plus personal and sick time, 12 paid holidays, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) pension plan and availability of 457/Roth savings plans.
Arlington Heights is the largest community along Chicago’s northwest suburban corridor, located 25 miles from downtown Chicago.  The train station is located just two blocks from the library, convenient for our employees who prefer public transportation.
To be considered for this position, your resume & cover letter must be received by September 27, 2019.
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We promote diversity and practice inclusion; all abilities are encouraged to apply.
If accommodations are needed during the selection process, please let us know.
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