Current Posted Vacancies

Circulation Clerk/Information Assistant – Full-time

Do you want to work where you can enrich the lives of the people in your community? The Urbana Free Library seeks a service-oriented, self-motivated individual to join the Library’s team. Issue library cards, check materials in and out, and perform other duties at the Circulation Desk. Provide routine reference and reader's advisory service to patrons and assist them with catalog, Internet, computer software, fax, and copier questions at other public service desks. Participate in outreach and programming. Must interact well with all kinds of people, perform complex automated procedures, and have an associate's degree or equivalent and prior successful work experience. Public service or library experience and maximum scheduling availability preferred.

To be considered for this position, fill out and submit the application for Circulation Clerk/Information Assistant on the City of Urbana's Employment Opportunities webpage. Priority consideration will be given to applications received by 11:59 p.m., Tuesday, October 18, 2022, but applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


MSLIS Apprenticeship Program 2022-2023

The Urbana Free Library, in coordination with The School of Information Sciences, is excited to announce the fifth year of a two semester Apprenticeship starting Fall 2022 (August).  Apprentices will have the opportunity to work in a designated area of the library under the supervision of a librarian with focused tasks and projects for the first semester and will receive two credit hours of Practicum credit.  Assuming performance is satisfactory, the Apprentice will return in Spring 2023 where work will continue with additional emphasis on learning and experiencing work in different areas of the library.  During the second semester, Apprentices will be given a fellowship from the iSchool and will register for a four-credit hour Independent Study. Students will be unable to hold an assistantship in addition to this IS/fellowship during the Spring 2023 semester.  For more details, read below.

For AY2022-2023 designated areas of work available will be in Archives and Adult & Youth Services.

The 2022-2023 Champaign County Historical Archives Apprenticeship will contribute to reference, special collections processing, and outreach services at The Urbana Free Library. The student will assist Archives Librarians and create processing plans, evaluate preservation needs, update database records, process small 20th century special collections, and create bibliographic catalog records. In addition, the apprentice will gain experience in other functional areas of the Archives, including reference and programming. To learn more and apply, download the PDF here.

The 2022-2023 Adult & Youth Services Apprenticeship will contribute to reference, programming, and outreach services at The Urbana Free Library. The student will assist Adult & Youth Services staff in creating and delivering programs for children and adults, attending outreach events, providing reference service, creating bibliographies and other internal documents, and evaluating the Library’s collection. To learn more and apply, download the PDF here.


Current Pooled Vacancies

We accept applications for the following hourly positions year-round.

To be considered for any (or all) of these hourly pooled positions, fill out and submit the application for "Urbana Free Library hourly positions" on the City of Urbana's Employment Opportunities webpage. Note: All hourly pooled positions require passing of the shelving test.