Illinois Librarians: Schools and Careers

Career Information for Librarians in Illinois

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Fast Facts for Librarians in Illinois

  • Cities with highest percentage of jobs relative to population: Kankakee, Danville and Champaign
  • Cities with lowest percentage of jobs relative to population: Rockford, Peoria and Chicago
  • Cities with the highest absolute number of jobs: Chicago, Peoria and Champaign

Salaries for Librarians in Illinois

  • Metro areas with the highest median salaries: Chicago, Rockford and Bloomington

Schools for Librarians in Illinois are listed below.

Selected Librarian Schools in Illinois

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Syracuse University’s School of Information Studies (iSchool)—The Original Information School—is proud of its position as a leader in the field.

  • Programs: Master of Science in Library and Information Sciences
  • Degrees: Master

One of the world's leading private research institutions, the University of Southern California (USC) was founded in 1880.

  • Programs: Online Master of Management in Library and Information Science - Urban Public Librarianship, Online Master of Management in Library and Information Science - Academic Librarianship, Online Master of Management in Library and Information Science, more...
  • Degrees: Master
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More Illinois Librarian Schools

School Name Campus Highest Award Enrolled
Chicago State University Chicago Doctorate & First Professional 6,810
Dominican University River Forest Masters 3,338
Olivet Nazarene University Bourbonnais Doctorate 4,636
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign Champaign Doctorate & First Professional 42,326

Job Popularity in Metro Areas for Librarians

The map below shows job statistics for the career type by metro area, for Illinois. A table below the map shows job popularity and salaries across the state.

Metro Areas Rated for Popularity for:

Listed below are metro areas ranked by the popularity of jobs for Librarians relative to the population of the city, as of 2008. Salary data was obtained from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

A Relative Popularity of 1.0 means that the city has an average number of the particular job, for its population, compared to the rest of the US. Higher numbers mean proportionally more jobs of that type.

Metro Area Jobs Salary


Bloomington 110 $47770 1.16
Carbondale 90 $19660 1.84
Marion 90 $19660 1.84
Champaign 220 $56100 2.32
Urbana 220 $56100 2.32
Decatur 40 $46380 0.81
Peoria 200 $37610 1.18
Rockford 150 $50320 1.08
Kankakee 50 $44160 1.16
Springfield 100 $55710 0.99
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