Employment opportunities

Library Director

The Prairie Skies Public Library District is currently accepting resumes and seeking applicants for the position of Library Director. We are looking for an enthusiastic, customer focused person who is comfortable with technology.  The preferred candidate will have strong communication skills and progressively responsible library service.   

Prairie Skies is a rural library district outside of Springfield, IL serving a population of 7,500.  The district has two locations, in Pleasant Plains and Ashland. It covers four counties: Cass, Menard, Morgan and Sangamon; and includes two school districts; Pleasant Plains and A-C Central.  It is part of the Resource Sharing Alliance (RSA) and the Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS).

Reporting directly to the Board of Trustees, the Director is responsible for overseeing all aspects of Library operations to efficiently and effectively serve the public needs. They are responsible for hiring, supervising, evaluating and providing leadership to an engaged staff of seven, both full and part-time. The director will continue developing and sustaining relationships with a growing Friends of the Library group and other community partners.

Other responsibilities include helping to draft the annual tax levy ordinance and budget; attending system and consortial meetings; filling out any required reports to the state, system, library board or other agencies; writing grants and other tasks related to the growth and success of the library.  

The preferred candidate will have the following qualifications - an ALA accredited MLS/MLA degree or equivalent and at least 2 years library experience including supervisory experience.  Interested persons should apply by submitting a resume, cover letter and three references to pskiesld@gmail.com. Questions may be directed to the same address.  

Library Assistant

The Prairie Skies Public Library is seeking applicants for a full-time position.   We are looking for enthusiastic, customer focused people who are comfortable using computers and technology.

  

This position works primarily at the Pleasant Plains location, helping with adult and youth programs, manning the circulation desk, and assisting patrons with computers, mobile devices, and other equipment.

The person hired will work 40 hours per week including some Saturdays and evenings. They also will be expected to work when needed at the Ashland location, so must have transportation.   Other required qualifications include a high school diploma or equivalent, familiarity with computers and software programs, and customer service experience.  Applicants with college classes or library experience will receive preference.

 

 

If interested submit a resume at either the Ashland (125 W. Editor) or at Pleasant Plains (555 Buckeye Rd.) location.  If you have questions please contact the Director, Kathy Roegge, email: pskiesld@gmail.com or call 217-476-3417 or 217-626-1553.

 

 

posted 10/28/20

Ashland: 217-476-3417
Pleasant Plains: 217-626-1553
Email: pskiesld@gmail.com

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