Reference Librarian


Danville Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time

Reference Librarian

Danville Public Library, located in Danville, Illinois, seeks a dynamic and experienced Reference Librarian to lead the Reference and Archives department.

We are looking for someone with strong communication, organizational, managerial and collaboration skills. The ideal candidate will be tech savvy, customer service focused and ready to streamline and update our processes.

The Reference and Archives Department performs reference services, assists patrons with public access computers (including classes), carries out research in the areas of genealogy and local area history, and creates programs for adults. Applicants should have experience in collection development, databases and other essential reference services.

The library serves 500 patrons daily and circulated 125,027 items in 2018, with an operating budget of $1,964,035.

The Reference Librarian position is a full-time (37.5 hours/week), exempt, managerial position that supervises four employees and reports to the Director.

Qualifications: Master's degree in library science (completed or near completion) and a minimum of two years of satisfactory public library experience or its equivalent. Supervisory experience preferred.

Compensation: Salary begins at $50,000 based on qualifications and experience, plus a full benefits package.

Residency requirement: Must live in Illinois either in Danville or within five miles of Danville city limits. Danville offers small town charm and big city amenities. For more information, visit

Note: Due to current restrictions related to COVID-19, the library is closed to the public until further notice. The starting date of this position is to be determined pending the lifting of the "stay at home" order.

View the full job description at Interested candidates should submit PDF copies of a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to Suzie Smith at Please, also, complete the employment application at First consideration will be given to applicants who respond on or before Friday, May 15, 2020.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Contact: 
Suzie Smith
Apply To:
319 N. Vermilion St.
Danville , IL 61832
Phone: 2174775220
40° 7' 47.5932" N, 87° 37' 44.3028" W