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  • 12 Nov 2019 10:45 AM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

    Special Collections, Paid Internship

    The Oak Park Public Library is seeking a part-time, temporary intern to join our Special Collections team.


    The Oak Park Public Library’s Special Collections curates, protects, and makes available heritage collections that reflect the unique values and enduring legacies of Oak Park and its inhabitants. Collecting emphasis is on local authors and figures—including Edgar Rice Burroughs, Ernest Hemingway, Percy Julian, Carol Shields, Frank Lloyd Wright, Harriette Gillem Robinet, and Philander Barclay. To learn more, visit

    Interns provide additional support to Special Collections staff to assist in making collections available to the public.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    • Process and rehouse collections
    • Stacks maintenance and inventories
    • Write basic metadata
    • Contribute to Finding Aids
    • Assist with research inquiries
    • Occasionally participate in outreach activities

    Required Qualifications

    • Strong time management and organizational skills
    • Ability to work with minimal supervision and collaboratively as part of a team

    Education and Experience

    • Current graduate student of Library and Information Science, Archives and Records Management, Museum Studies, or Public History
    • Basic coursework in archival management completed by start date
    • Working knowledge of Dublin Core and DACS
    • Demonstrated knowledge of best object handling practices and metadata (through coursework or related experience)  


    This is a temporary, part-time position that pays $16.50 per hour with a flexible January 2020 start date. The scheduled hours are 7 to 15 daytime hours per week Monday through Friday with occasional evening and weekend hours for 10-12 weeks. Candidates may also be asked to undergo a background check. Applications will be accepted through Wednesday, December 4, 2019.

    Equity. Diversity. Inclusion.

    The Oak Park Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. We work to create and support an environment of equity, diversity, and inclusion for the benefit of our employees, our collections, our programs and services, and our community.

    For more information or to apply:

  • 24 Oct 2019 8:47 AM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

    This full-time Archivist position is based in the Provincial office located in Arlington Heights, IL.

    The Archivist will develop and manage collections for the province and oversee all reference services. The archivist will be responsible for implementing public program activities which promote the collections of the archives, the history of the Viatorians, and their charism. Other duties include preparing and managing an annual budget for the archives, submitting regular reports of archives activities to the provincial leadership. The Archivist will participate in local, regional, and national archival associations, as well as professional activities of the Province. Additionally, the archivist will collaborate with other Viatorian Provinces.

    The ideal candidate must possess an ALA-accredited MLS degree with specialization in archives administration, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Other requirements include a minimum of one-year experience processing and working with archives; knowledge of current archival arrangement and description standards, including experience in creating finding aids; familiarity with standard Windows software applications, ARCHON, online catalogs, and bibliographic utilities.

    We prefer a candidate with a background in working with Roman Catholic religious materials and records management. Strong interpersonal communication skills and the ability to work independently or with a team is a must. Experience creating digital surrogates of archival materials according to current archival standards and best practices would be desirable.

    The Clerics of Saint Viator ( is an international Roman Catholic religious congregation comprised of priests, brothers and lay associates, headquartered in Arlington Heights, IL. Collectively, the congregation is known as the Viatorian Community. Its members proclaim Jesus Christ and his Gospel to those whom they serve, and work to raise up communities where faith can be lived, deepened, and celebrated.

    Please submit your resume to

  • 24 Oct 2019 8:40 AM | Janet Olson (Administrator)

    Librarian and Archivist

    ALA is seeking a Librarian & Archivist for its Library and Information Center (LIC) which is part of the ALA Offices and Member Relations (AOMR) department in our Chicago office.

    Reporting to the Director, the position will be responsible for providing and maintaining, in person and digital reference services to the library’s clientele. The position is also responsible for daily office management tasks, such as billing, ordering, statistical reporting and file maintenance. Coordinates internal activities between ALA staff and the UIUC staff of the ALA Archives as well as interlibrary loan functions.

    Key responsibilities include the following:

    •  Serves as primary liaison with the ALA Archives staff at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign regarding digital archiving, including ALAIR and the web archive. 
    • Provides guidance to ALA staff across all units in archiving of their print and digital materials. 
    • Supervises library student interns. 
    • Administers interlibrary loan (ILL) program.
    •  Responds to requests for information from staff, members, the library community, and the general public.
    • Serves as administrator for several library related database functions.
    • Monitors trends and issues that impact the library community and provides current awareness services to ALA units.
    • Responsible for day to day office management tasks, such as billing, ordering, statistical reporting, and file maintenance are also recurring responsibilities of this role.
    • Creates catalog records, both by copy cataloging for general collection (which includes ALA awards) and original cataloging for electronic resources. 


    An MLS from ALA-accredited program; minimum of 3 years of experience working in a library or library related organization; experience in archives and/or special libraries; excellent communication and writing skills; knowledge of institutional repositories a plus. 

    Starting salary range from the low 50’s; negotiable based on experience. ALA has an excellent benefit package that includes medical, dental, generous paid vacation and a retirement annuity. 


    Apply online including a cover letter and resume.(additional documents are uploaded on the same screen as your resume)


    Send resume and cover letter to:

    American Library Association

    Human Resources Department

    Ref: librarchivistLibrary

    50 East Huron Street

    Chicago, IL 60611

    Fax: 312/280-5270


    The American Library Association is an equal opportunity employer: Disability/Veteran

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