Jobs @ ZBPL

Open Positions @ ZBPL as of 9/17/2016:

Information Services Coordinator (Click Here for Job Description PDF)

Zion-Benton Public Library District

The Zion-Benton Public Library District seeks an energetic individual with a passion for libraries, literacy, people and programming. The person in this position is responsible for designing and delivering gracious, friendly, and responsive information services to people of all ages and skill levels in a highly diverse community. Manages all aspects of information services for adults and families including physical and digital collection development and promotion, space utilization, onsite and offsite classes and events, internal and external communications, and human resources.

The person in this position is a team player who:

  • Coordinates all activities relating to the information services department, including computer support, research assistance, readers’ advisory, and adult programming
  • Coordinates the information services digital and physical collection management including needs analysis, selection, promotion, maintenance, and deselection.
  • Uses existing and learns new and emerging technologies. Identifies, explores, and evaluates information and technology trends.
  • Maximizes the use of departmental space and resources to meet community needs and achieve library goals.
  • Prepares annual department budget and oversees departmental expenditures
  • Prepares and submits news releases and articles for newsletter and library website
  • Advises Director on matters related to department and library operations
  • Recommends and implements approved goals and objectives, including budgetary recommendations
  • Recruits, hires, supervises, evaluates, schedules, and develops all department employees and volunteers
  • Plans, implements, publicizes, and evaluates adult classes and events
  • Promotes services and resources provided by the Information Services Department
  • Drafts policies and procedures
  • Participates on management team
  • Attends and participates in staff, department, and other professional meetings related to job responsibilities
  • Represents the library at system, consortium, and community meetings
  • Responds to patron comments, complaints, and suggestions
  • Compiles and keeps statistics of department activity; conducts other evaluative measurements of library services
  • Prepares monthly reports
  • Keeps informed of professional development and trends
  • Contributes to, interprets, and upholds library policy
  • Serves as person-in-charge of the library in a rotation with other managers
  • Performs other duties as assigned


Qualifications include:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited program
  • 5 years’ library experience, preferably in a public library, including 2 years of supervisory experience
  • Extensive computer literacy, including expert knowledge of Internet searching
  • Knowledge of current and emerging collection development practices
  • Ability and desire to work with patrons of all ages
  • Ability and desire to represent the library on community task forces and committees and at community and professional events
  • Ability to work independently, to set priorities, adapt as needed, and see projects through to completion
  • Ability to read, write, and speak English; Spanish language skills, a plus
  • Ability to give and receive instructions in English
  • Grant writing experience, a plus
  • Must have reliable transportation

This is a full time, exempt position with paid vacation, holidays, sick, and personal time, insurance, and retirement benefits. Schedule requires day, evening, and/or weekend hours. Starting salary is $48,570 ($25.00/hour based on a 37.5-hour average week).

Deadline to submit cover letter and resume: Friday, September 30 Send to Carol Dolin at

Applicants are encouraged to email a resume to the Application Contact. If needed, applicants may download and complete the ZB Employee Application. Please note that applications are only accepted for open positions. EOE.