Monday, July 03, 2006

A Job Announcement for Thomas Ford

The word has gotten round that Aaron Schmidt in leaving the Thomas Ford Memorial Library and heading to Portland, Oregon. He will be greatly missed.

With some regret, I have a job to fill. Here is the announcement:

Reference Librarian in Adult Services
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

Deadline for Applications is August 7, 2006.

The Thomas Ford Memorial Library seeks applicants for a full-time reference and readers' advisory librarian position. The successful candidate will be responsible for technology in the library and must be able to teach others the use of emerging formats. Other duties will include collection development, writing web content, supervision of part-time reference librarians, and cultural/educational programming. Candidates must be able to communicate effectively with patrons of all ages.

An ALA accredited MLS is required, as is prior experience at a reference desk using online resources and at computer troubleshooting. Evening and weekend hours are required.

Minimum starting salary: $35,500. Benefits include IMRF, health insurance, and 4 weeks vacation.


Rick Roche, Head of Adult Services
800 Chestnut Street
Western Springs, IL 60558

(708) 246 0520

(708) 246 0403 Fax

If you are interested in applying, contact me.

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