Governors State University Library – Business Administrative Associate

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Governors State University in University Park Illinois has an opening for a Business Administrative Associate.
The Business/Administrative Associate is responsible for the day-to-day administrative functions related to the library (personnel, budget, procurement and public relations), for the functions which support the library program (student hiring program, meeting arrangements, minutes, newsletters, the official record of procedures and policies), and for all contact with other university administrative units and with library vendors (except material vendors). In the absence of the Dean, the Business/Administrative Associate becomes the Dean’s representative and is authorized to make decisions for the library.
Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in business administration, management or a field related to the position.  Two years of professional level accounting, managerial and/or business experience, one year of which was at an administrative level.
Preferred qualifications: Master’s degree in business administration or related field.  Experience working in an academic library.  Work experience in non-profit sector or with professional societies.
This is a full time position, Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 5 pm with a 30 minute (unpaid) lunch.  Salary is commensurate with experience.
Deadline date to apply: Sunday, July 31, 2016



ALA Chicago – Research Intern, Future of Libraries – PT

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Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: Part-time, Paid


The American Library Association (ALA) is the oldest and largest library association in the world. Founded in 1876, our mission is to share our vision of the importance of libraries, literacy and free access to information. ALA offers professional services and publications to members and nonmembers throughout the library profession. Our main office is located in the heart of Chicago’s Gold Coast, right off of Michigan Ave, with satellite offices in Washington, DC, Connecticut, and Pennsylvania.

The Center for the Future of Libraries was established in 2014 to help identify emerging trends relevant to libraries and the communities they serve and to promote futuring and innovation techniques to help librarians and library professionals shape their futures. The Center works to build connections with innovators from diverse disciplines and perspectives to help libraries address emerging issues.


Working with the staff of the Center, the intern will explore trends or developments from the technology, education, or government sectors and develop resources or tools that might help libraries and library professionals better define their future roles in society. This internship will provide opportunities to learn from the Center’s current research and foresight process while allowing the individual to pursue activities and projects applicable to their educational/professional interests.


Advanced level coursework and/or experience. Enthusiasm for technology and social media. Ability to work independently, good organization and project management skills, and strong communication skills. Available for undergraduate or graduate students.

Open to Multiple Areas of Study: Library and Information Science, Advertising, Architecture, Arts Management, Communications, Computer Science, Cultural Studies, Design, Education, Environmental Studies, Journalism, Marketing, Political Science, and more.

8 – 15 hours per week, Monday – Friday. Virtual or remote option available with agreement to regular work schedule.

American Library Association
50 East Huron Street
Chicago, IL
Posted: July 15 2016

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