107 NE Monroe Peoria, Illinois 61602-1070

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Student Page

The Peoria Public Library is accepting applications for the position of Page. Must be age 16 or older.  College students must be currently enrolled in classes. Applications will be accepted in the Administrative Office (3rd Floor) Attn: Nancy Spencer/H.R,; Peoria Public Library, 107 NE Monroe St., Peoria, IL 61602-1070, nancyspencer@ppl.peoria.lib.il.us. The application may also be faxed to (309) 497-2007.

The Peoria Public Library will provide all residents books, other printed materials, new technologies, and programs that stimulate personal intellectual growth and development, and provide a satisfying experience that nurtures a love of reading and the joy of discovery.

Peoria Public Library is accepting applications for


To apply, please submit your Cover Letter, Resume and Application Form

in person or via email

Or mail to:

Peoria Public Library

ATTN: Nancy Spencer

107 NE Monroe St.

Peoria, IL  61602-1070


The application deadline is 5:00 p.m., Friday, July 26, 2019

Application form is available at www.peoriapubliclibrary.org

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Grade:                        13                    Salary:            $56,430


Manages and oversees the efficient and accurate cataloging, processing and distribution of all library materials in all formats.  Manages and oversees digitization projects. Performs other duties as assigned.  Reports to Executive Director.                     


(Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

  • Works with library leadership to set department goals and strategies; monitors progress towards them;
  • Analyzes and evaluates library cataloging, processing and distribution needs; advises Executive Director and other library leadership on strategies that will improve technical services at the library; assists in cataloging and processing as needed;
  • Directs the flow of new materials from receipt to routing to the branches;
  • Oversees the interlibrary loan service;
  • Oversees the updating of bibliographic records and reprocessing of older materials;
  • Serves as point person for digitization; coordinates and oversees digitization projects; ensures compliance with standard and best practices for digital collections; researches and develops grant proposals relating to digitization;  provide leadership, advice and guidance on digitization issues;
  • Supervises department staff; recruits; trains; arranges schedules; monitors workflow; reviews work; and conducts performance evaluations;
  • Prepares payroll reports;
  • Provides guidance and direction to staff on cataloging and processing goals, standards of service and staff development; identifies and resolves personnel issues; models expected behaviors;
  • Develops and monitors the technical services supply budget and develops projections of needs and expenses; recommends budget adjustments; authorizes and monitors expenses; approves purchases; tracks and approves OCLC billing;
  • Assesses vendor and staff needs and problems; resolves any problems;
  • May perform opening and closing procedures for the department;
  • May be required to work in multiple locations and on any of the 7 days of the workweek (Sunday – Saturday);
  • Attends meetings and participates in committees and organizations that further the library’s mission and goals; and
  • Keeps abreast of technology and library developments by attending workshops, webinars, and educational programs; and by reading periodicals and specialized literature; attends staff meetings.


The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:


  1. Ability to gain thorough knowledge of Peoria Public Library’s policies and procedures;
  2. Ability to act as a representative of Peoria Public Library to the public;
  3. Effective decision-making skills with strong customer focus;
  4. Ability to master procedures related to the cataloging, processing, purchasing and database management of materials;
  5. Ability to gain understanding of digital library standards and best practices;
  6. Knowledge or ability to gain working knowledge of the variety of metadata standards used in digital collections (e.g. EAD, MODS, METS, VRA Core and Dublin Core);
  7. Ability to create and maintain accurate records;
  8. Ability to establish priorities and organize workload;
  9. Ability to effectively develop, manage and monitor department budgets and expenses; 
  10. Ability to accurately identify and respond to the needs of the library in a timely fashion;
  11. Ability to effectively supervise and motivate staff;
  12. Ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse individuals (customers and staff) in order to accomplish library and department goals and objectives;
  13. Ability to maintain a pleasant and productive working atmosphere;
  14. Ability to keep all relevant parties informed of all major issues and to recommend changes as appropriate;
  15. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff;
  16. Knowledge of electronic resources, including the Internet and database information management; and
  17. Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, computer networks, and office machines and other equipment.


  1. MLS or MLIS;
  2. Five or more years related library experience in a professional position.


Work requires no unusual demand for physical effort. Employee has discretion about walking, standing, bending, stooping, etc.

Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, libraries, classrooms or meeting and training rooms, e.g., use of safe work place practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls and observance of fire and building safety regulations.


The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job. 

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.