Current Posted and Pooled Vacancies

Current Posted Vacancies

Now accepting applications for a full-time Archives Librarian.

Do you want to work where you can enrich the lives of the people in your community? The Urbana Free Library seeks a forward-thinking, self-motivated individual to join the Library’s Champaign County Historical Archives team. Duties include selecting materials for the Archives collection; processing and cataloging holdings (including archival materials, books, and serials); providing reference service and computer assistance to patrons; participating in outreach and programming; supervising graduate students and volunteers; and providing excellent customer service. The Urbana Free Library has been serving the community for over 145 years – providing access to diverse resources and programs to encourage learning and enrich lives.  If you are a friendly, energetic, and creative librarian who would enjoy working in a community-centered environment, the Library invites you to apply.

The full job description can be found at:


Now accepting applications for two Apprenticeships

The Urbana Free Library, in coordination with The School of Information Sciences, is excited to announce the third year of a two semester Apprenticeship starting Fall 2020 (August). For AY 2020-2021, designated areas of work will be available in Archives and Adult & Youth Services. 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 2021 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 2021 semester. For more details, see the full position announcement: view online or download (PDF).


Current Pooled Vacancies

Now accepting applications for an hourly Shelver / Barista position.

The Shelver / Barista routinely shelves books and other materials, retrieves items to fill requests, keeps the material in proper order, empties the book returns, moves books and furniture, runs errands, and performs other basic tasks related to the library collections. Also, works in the library cafe. Full position announcement and job description: view online or download (PDF)

The Urbana Free Library Job Application, Hourly and Part-time Employee (PDF)


Now accepting applications for an hourly Circulation Clerk / Information Assistant position.

The Circulation Clerk issues library cards, checks materials in and out, and performs other duties at the Circulation Desk. Duties demand extensive public interaction, and the clerk must continually present a positive and friendly image while handling many tasks at once in a busy, automated environment. The Information Assistant provides routine reference and reader's advisory service to patrons and assists them with catalog, Internet, computer software, fax, and copier questions at other service desks. Full position announcements and job descriptions:

Circulation Clerk - Hourly - view online or download (PDF)
Information Assistant - Hourly - view online or download (PDF)

The Urbana Free Library Job Application, Hourly and Part-time Employee (PDF)