Midwestern Region

The Midwestern Region includes:  Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska, South Dakota, North Dakota

Coal Valley, IL
Who we seek…… We need someone who can lead a team of catalogers and database specialists to provide bibliographic services, support, and advice to organizations with sometimes limited resources. The Cataloging and Database Supervisor is responsible for oversight of the operation of all LLSAP (Local Library System Automation Program/ PrairieCat Library Consortium) bibliographic services. This position also provides training to members regarding Integrated Library Systems bibliographic functions, policies and procedures. The Cataloging and Database Supervisor reports to the PrairieCat Manager and has a choice of being based out of either our Bolingbrook or Coal Valley service center. Please visit https://www.railslibraries.info/jobs/114560 for more information and how to apply.
Columbus, OH
The Ohio State University Libraries is accelerating knowledge creation and augmenting ground breaking research at one of the world’s most prominent research universities. We seek a knowledgeable, dynamic, results-oriented leader to direct, develop, enhance, and implement an evolving portfolio of information technology services that support the University’s efforts to transform scholarship and solve problems of worldwide significance.
The Assistant / Associate Director of Information Technology (AD for IT) will craft a shared vision for and advance the strategic development and implementation of applications, systems, and technology services that enhance digital initiatives and library operations. Reporting to the Vice Provost & Director of University Libraries, the AD for IT sets and advances technology priorities for the Libraries that align with the educational and research missions and strategic directions of the University. In a highly collaborative environment, the AD for IT works with a wide variety of campus partners to ensure robust library support for new and established technology services that meet the teaching, research, and service needs of the university community. The AD for IT is a member of the Libraries’ Executive Committee.
The Assistant / Associate Director of Information Technology:
  • Directs the Libraries’ IT division, comprised of approximately 17 faculty and professional staff in the Digital Initiatives, Applications Development & Support, and Infrastructure Support departments.
  • Oversees the development and management of a suite of: open source applications comprising the digital library, digital repository and publishing platforms; the integrated library management system; deployment of search and discovery services; web development and content management; staff desktop computing support; Research Commons technical support; the Libraries’ storage, server, and network infrastructure; and IT security.
  • Coordinates support for public computing services in the Libraries in partnership with the Office of Distance Education & eLearning (ODEE).
  • Collaborates with the Associate Director for Collections, Technical Services, and Scholarly Communications and the Associate Director for Special Collections and Area Studies in leading the creation, curation, preservation, and deployment of digital content.
  • Serves as the Libraries’ IT representative to the University, OhioLINK, and the Committee on Institutional Cooperation’s (CIC) Center for Library Initiatives, among other collaborative initiatives.
  • Leads the division in developing strategic directions, implementing efficient and effective operations, and assessing service quality.
  • Provides leadership for library-wide planning, policy making, and the development and evaluation of services.
  • Fosters a collaborative work environment, encouraging personnel to partner across departments within the Libraries to support strategic goals and initiatives.

As a senior leader within the University Libraries, the AD for IT demonstrates in-depth knowledge of trends and emerging solutions in areas relevant to library technology and digital initiatives. The AD for IT effectively engages in appropriate national and consortial dialogs, seeks mutually beneficial collaborations with peer institutions, and contributes to the fields of library technology and digital initiatives through active professional engagement.

Required Qualifications:

  • Masters degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent combination of advanced degree and experience in a field relevant to the position.
  • Minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional experience in a research library or another large scale, integrated information technology environment.
  • Demonstrated success in planning, oversight, and administration in academic/research libraries or another large scale, integrated information technology environment, including effective leadership, supervisory, and budgetary skills.
  • Ability to inspire, build trust, lead organizational change, empower professional growth, and engage faculty and staff in delivering user-centered services.
  • Collaborative management style that emphasizes partnership in service delivery.
  • Strong analytical and decision making skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, oral, written, and collaboration skills for communicating complex issues and perspectives to a wide range of constituencies.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge and understanding of significant trends and issues in the application of information technology to libraries and/or higher education, including research support and information management services and solutions.
  • National or international reputation in the field of information technology in libraries and/or higher education.
  • Significant record of participation in relevant collaborative initiatives and professional associations.

This is a full-time, permanent, 12-month appointment. For appointment as a tenure-track faculty member, the candidate will be required to meet university and Libraries requirements for promotion and tenure. This position may also be appointed as an Administrative/Professional (non-faculty) staff member. Salary, position type, and faculty rank, if applicable, are dependent on qualifications and experience.

Join Us! Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Preference will be given to applications received by May 8, 2016. Please send cover letter, CV, references, and salary history and requirements to Randall McKenzie at mckenzie.87@osu.edu. Please include AD for Information Technology in the subject field. The Ohio State University is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation or identity, national origin, disability status, or protected veteran status.

Lake Zurich, IL

Grenzebach Glier and Associates, Knowledge Resources Associate
Chicago, IL
GG+A seeks an analytically-oriented individual to support the maintenance and development of the firm’s knowledge resources. The Knowledge Resources Associate is collaborative, responsive, and comfortable with project-based deadlines. Responsibilities:

Records Management and Reference

  • Assist with management of the firm’s records (past project deliverables, internal and third-party industry research, and other documents) and leverage them to enhance client services, cultivate professional practice, and inform firm decision making.
  • Oversee related records and document policies. Communicate best practices around document management.
  • Respond to reference requests from consultants and other staff using Microsoft SharePoint and physical archives on site, as well as publicly available resources.
  • Summarize research for firm principals and consultants in a variety of formats, from bibliographies to short-form literature reviews.
  • Maintain industry awareness and capture pertinent third-party research and data.

Information Architect and SharePoint Development

  • Contribute to architecting and deploying a new SharePoint 2013 environment
  • Assist with leading technology evaluations, including usability concept testing, and analytics.
  • Participate in development of project roadmaps and visioning.
  • Translate end-user concerns into SharePoint specifications and help define and implement design goals as part of a team.
  • Assist with site concept, layouts and flow, wireframing, and user design.
  • Design and develop custom web parts, InfoPath forms, MS Office integration, custom workflows, page templates, branding and coding customizations, search scopes, and SharePoint web services


  • Undergraduate degree required.
  • Experience with Microsoft SharePoint development.
  • Proficiency with front-end development: HTML, CSS, Javascript, and jQuery.
  • Familiarity with best practices related to UX/UD and responsive design
  • Visual design skills, proficiency with Adobe Creative Suite, or other industry software preferred.
  • Comfort with large data sets, data manipulation, and management.


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, and Visio.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of organizing and indexing information.
  • Familiarity with document tagging, taxonomies, managed metadata
  • Understanding of designing solutions with Windows applications technologies (.NET, Active Directory, etc.)
  • Understanding of application development in a cloud hosting model and architecture implementation.
  • Ability to work with minimal direction and under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to maintain high standard of client deliverables.
  • Ability to apportion time and prioritize tasks to satisfy deadlines.
  • 1-2 years of relevant work experience preferred but not necessary.

Findaway, K-12 Independent Account Manager
Solon, OH
Findaway is looking for a driven and passionate independent sales representative to join and grow with our K-12 Sales Team. You will work from a home office in your territory (anywhere in the Continental U.S.) focusing on NEW business development and building current relationships with school librarians and administrators - a blend of net new and existing account management increasing the footprint of our portfolio of pre-loaded Playaway product devices. The ideal candidate will have 3-5 years previous sales experience or a proven history of working with a school district, and is looking for something flexible. This role requires the creativity, passion, and initiative to develop sound territory strategies and manage multiple tasks in a fast-paced, dynamic environment. Is this you? Apply using the link provided below:

Oak Park Public Library, Network Administrator
Oak Park, IL

DePaul University, Information Technology Librarian
Chicago, IL

Edwardsville, IL

The System Supervisor is responsible for oversight of the operation of all Local Library System Automation Program (LLSAP) hardware, software, reporting, telecommunications, and network infrastructure. This position leads the System team, and works closely with staff and members to ensure effective support and continuity of LLSAP services.
  • Schedule, train, supervise, evaluate, and participate in the hiring of direct reports.
  • Proactively seek out and oversee the development, implementation, and evaluation of new technology services.
  • Ensure network connectivity between remote libraries and LLSAP servers.
  • Ensure the proper handling of data security issues.
  • Oversee hardware maintenance, upgrades, troubleshooting, and support.
  • Oversee regular backups and offsite storage of LLSAP data.
  • Collaborate with LLSAP and member library staff on the efficient and effective implementation of software, hardware, and other LLSAP operations. 
Knowledge and Experience:
  • BA/BS in a related field required; computer science-related masters’ or IT certifications preferred
  • Minimum 3 years in library technology and experience with integrated library systems preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge of computer hardware and software
  • Experience troubleshooting and maintaining Windows and Linux environments and operating systems
Chicago, IL

Concordia College, Systems and Web Services Librarian
Moorhead, MN

Chicago, IL
The Art Institute of Chicago is seeking an experienced application developer to support the ongoing development and maintenance of the Museum Collections' Digital Asset Management System. The Art Institute of Chicago is a world-renowned art museum housing one of the largest permanent collections in the United States. It is encyclopedic in nature with strong holdings across all media, all traditions and all ages. The Art Institute is particularly recognized for its extraordinary Impressionist, Modern, Contemporary and American collections, among other aspects of its holdings. The AIC Collection DAMS, named LAKE, is meant to become the central repository for preserving, managing, accessing and publishing millions of digital assets related to the life cycle of the AIC collection items. LAKE will store highly valuable digital assets and will be accessed by staff from over 25 departments with widely different access levels. LAKE is also meant to integrate with existing applications at the AIC, both as a data provider and as a data aggregator. LAKE is a groundbreaking effort from a major museum to embrace standards-based, community-driven open source software to build its core data repository. It is an exciting and challenging project requiring skilled personnel with a strong sense of team play.
We are looking for a skilled developer, proficient in several technologies and able to grasp the complexity of a distributed, service-oriented architecture.
More information: https://goo.gl/emAaug
We offer a competitive, comprehensive benefits package:
  • 5+ weeks of paid time off
  • Paid holidays (up to 14 days)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance
  • Competitive retirement plan (up to 9% matching contribution)
  • Tuition remission and tuition exchange program
  • Great employee discounts
  • Complimentary general admission to participating cultural institutions
The Art Institute of Chicago is an equal opportunity, equal access employer fully committed to achieving a diverse and inclusive workplace.
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