St. Charles Public Library District: Facilities Assistant – Part Time – Days

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Employer/Library: St. Charles Public Library District
Library Type: Public Library
County: Kane
Position: Facilities Assistant – Part Time – Days
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: • Days: Monday through Thursday; 16 hours a week; 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Salary: Pay range starts at $13.98 and will vary depending on qualifications and experience.

Duties: Responsible for providing cleaning and maintenance support services for Library buildings and adjacent grounds.

  • Dusts and polishes furniture and woodwork; dusts counters, windowsills, window blinds and similar fixtures. Vacuums as needed.
  • Cleans and disinfects restrooms; restocks restroom supplies as required.
  • Patrols ground and collects debris.
  • Performs routine building repairs and maintenance.
  • Assists in transporting book and material donations to the appropriate areas.
  • Empties, cleans and lines waste receptacles and disposes of trash.
  • Washes doors, windows, walls, ceilings, window blinds and furniture; polishes metalwork.
  • Assists with opening and closing of facilities; including securing windows, doors, turning off lights.
  • Cleans lighting fixtures and changes bulb or tube as needed.
  • Waters outdoor garden beds.
  • Strips, seals and buffs floors.
  • Reports the need for maintenance or repair of facilities to the appropriate supervisor; corrects or reports any fire or safety hazards and places barriers in public areas.
  • Maintains equipment, materials and supplies in proper condition.
  • Observes safe working practices, including maintaining storage areas in a safe condition.
  • Follows label instructions to mix and dilute cleansers, disinfectants and stripping agents to ensure proper strength for use according to the MSDS recommendations.
  • Keeps basic records of work performed.
  • Drives the Library van to pick up the books in various community book drops.
  • Assists with snow removal and landscaping as needed.
  • Sets up meeting rooms and rearranges furniture.
  • Education and Experience:High School Diploma/GED; AND one (1) year of custodial/maintenance experience; OR an equivalent combination of education, training and experience.

To Apply

Application Deadline:
Date below
Deadline Date:
Friday, May 11, 2018
Application Note:

Applications accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, May 11th, 2018.

Applications are available on our website. No phone calls please.

Electronic applications with resumes may be sent to:


St. Charles Public Library District

One South 6th Avenue, St. Charles, IL 60174

The St. Charles Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Application Contact:
Cheryl Matthews, HR Manager
Apply To:

One South Sixth Avenue

St. Charles IL 60174

Phone: 630-584-0076
Fax: 630-584-9262

Skokie Public Library – Youth Services Intern

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Employer/Library: Skokie Public Library
Library Type: Public Library
County: Cook
Position: Youth Services Intern
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: 10 hours per week from June through August
Salary: $15 per hour

Do you want real work experience before graduating? Come join our award-winning library to participate in a designed learning experience that will give your library career a jump-start. We’re looking for an intern between June and August 2018 (12 weeks/10 hours per week). During this internship you will work with an assigned mentor in our Youth Services Department. Your work will focus on working with Skokie’s kids and their grownups. Your internship will include:

  • Assisting patrons with informational and readers advisory questions at the public desk
  • Assist with storytime and program planning and implementation
  • Assist with Youth Services projects

You will also receive the following opportunities:

  • Learn more about using library resources and online tools
  • Gain a broad orientation to public library operations.

Minimum Qualifications: (education, experience, and certifications)

  • Current MLS or MLIS student

Minimum Competencies:

  • Knowledge of children’s literature
  • Understanding of child development
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Broad cultural competency knowledge and skills, and ability to work effectively with a culturally diverse workforce and community
  • Willingness to take direction and demonstrate flexibility
  • Experience in use of computers, electronic resources, and the intranet as it relates to libraries

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in a customer service environment

Working conditions:

  • Reasonable accommodations to these requirements will be made as needed.
  • Work includes prolonged sitting, standing, stooping, bending, lifting/moving materials, getting down on the floor, as well as frequent computer use.
  • Manual dexterity, clear speech, hearing acuity, and correctable vision are also required.
  • Ability to navigate the building.
  • Noise level is generally moderate.
  • Scheduling may require availability during any library operating hours, including weekdays, evenings, and weekends.

If you are interested in applying, please be sure to read our strategic plan for 2016-2019 and our organizational culture statement to make sure both resonate with you.

We seek those who share our passion for serving the people of Skokie. We strive to reflect our community through our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We strongly encourage people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities to apply. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Skokie is known for its diversity and is conveniently accessible from Chicago and surrounding neighborhoods. The Edens Expressway (I-94) spans Skokie’s western edge, while Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and PACE suburban bus lines and the CTA’s Skokie Swift Yellow rail line offer numerous options for public transportation.

To Apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Note:

Please provide a cover letter when applying

Application Contact:
Beth Dostert

St. Charles Public Library District – Shelver

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Employer/Library: St. Charles Public Library District
Library Type: Public Library
County: Kane
Position: Shelver
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: 6 p.m. – 9 p.m. Sunday: 12 p.m. – 5 p.m.
Salary: $10.30 per hour

This individual is responsible for shelving and/or sorting books, periodicals, and other library materials and making sure that materials are in proper order on designated carts.
They also maintain the orderly appearance of our library by clearing tables of books, periodicals, library materials and routinely “read” shelves to ensure materials are properly located including retrieving and shelving returned and “hold” items. They will also assist patrons with library equipment available for public use, empty book drops and may empty courier bins and will inspect materials for damage; referring damaged items to appropriate staff and check-in library materials.

Qualifications- Candidates must have skills in the following areas:
• Sorting and filing alphabetically and numerically.
• Understanding and following oral and written instructions.
• Following established routines.
• Reading numbers and letters rapidly and accurately.
• Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or Library goals, objectives and activities.
• Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of the work.
• Working with a variety of individuals.

Physical Demands:
Mobility to work in a library setting, use standard office equipment and stamina to sit, stand and walk for extended periods of time; strength to lift and carry up to 20 pounds and push carts that weigh up to 100 pounds; agility to bend, reach and climb; vision to read printed materials and computer screens; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone.

To Apply

Application Deadline: Friday, May 18, 2018
Application Note:

Applications can be found at

Electronic applications and resumes may be sent to:

Applications accepted until position is filled. No phone calls please.

The St. Charles Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Application Contact: Cheryl Matthews
Apply To:

1 South 6th Avenue

St. Charles IL 60174

Phone: 630-584-0076
Fax: 630-584-9262

Elk Grove Village Public Library – Circulation Services Assistant

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Employer/Library: Elk Grove Village Public Library
Library Type: Public Library
County: Cook|
Position: Circulation Services Assistant
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: See position description for the hours
Salary: 13.43



Qualifications: High School diploma; friendly and helpful personality. Good communication skills and ability to understand and share written/oral instructions. Ability to perform basic computer functions; comfortable using technology and various mobile devices. Prior public services or library work is a plus.

Responsibilities: The Circulation Services Assistant checks out materials to patrons; checks in materials when returned, collects fines and payments for overdue materials; responds to patron and staff inquiries through email and telephone; assists other departments with library outreach opportunities.

Hours: A set 12-week schedule that averages a total of 15 hours per week. The schedule will include morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend hours, depending on needs from week-to-week.

Salary: $13.43 per hour

Starting Date: ASAP

Submit Library application and resume to the attention of:

Richy Sandberg: Head of Circulation Services

Elk Grove Village Public Library

1001 Wellington Avenue

Elk Grove Village, IL 60007

Alternatively by email at

Applications are available at the Circulation Services Desk and online at

You may submit the application and resume by email. Telephone inquiries not permitted.

Set 12 Week Schedule

Week 1:

Tuesday 5pm-10pm; Thursday 1pm-5pm; Friday 3pm-7pm; Saturday 12pm-5pm; Sunday 1pm-5pm.

Week 2:

Tuesday 5pm-9pm; Thursday 1pm-5pm; Friday 4pm-7pm.

Week 3:

Tuesday 5pm-10pm; Thursday 1pm-5pm; Saturday 12pm-1pm; Sunday 1pm-5pm.

Week 4:

Tuesday 5pm-10pm; Thursday 1pm-5pm; Friday 4pm-7pm.

Week 5:

Tuesday 5pm-9pm; Thursday 1pm-5pm; Friday 3pm-7pm; Saturday 12pm-5pm; 1pm-5pm.

Week 6:

Tuesday 5pm-10pm; Thursday 1pm-5pm.

Week 7:

Tuesday 5pm-10pm; Thursday 1pm-5pm; Friday 3pm-7pm; Saturday 9am-2pm; 1pm-5pm.

Week 8:

Tuesday 5pm-9pm; Thursday 1pm-5pm; Friday 1pm-5pm.

Week 9:

Tuesday 5pm-10pm; Thursday 1pm-5pm; Saturday 12pm-5pm; Sunday 1pm-5pm.

Week 10:

Tuesday 5pm-9pm; Thursday 1pm-5pm; Friday 3pm-7pm.

Week 11:

Tuesday 5pm-9pm; Thursday 1pm-5pm; Friday 3pm-7pm; Saturday 12pm-5pm; Sunday 1pm-5pm.

Week 12:

Tuesday 5pm-10pm; Thursday 1pm-5pm.

Circulation Services Job Description

Circulation Services Assistant
Department: Circulation Services
Reports to: Circulation Services Department Head
Job Status: Part-time, Non-Exempt
Grade: V

Qualifications: High School Diploma or equivalent. The applicant will bend, stoop, lift, carry, and stand for extended periods; must be able to push 200 lb. wheeled cart. Previous work with the public and/or library experience is preferred.

Attributes: Excellent verbal communication skills; exercises patience, friendliness, diplomacy, and discretion with the public in person, telephone and email; prioritizes several duties and multitasks when required; accurate keyboarding skills and general familiarity with computers; comfortable using mobile devices; ability to write and respond to emails; willingness to help the public and library staff.

Responsibilities: Regulates borrowing of library materials by checking items in and out, registering and renewing library cards, collecting fine and fee payments. Informs patrons of circulation policies and procedures; responds to patron inquiries through emails; provides information and registration for library programs; answers incoming phone calls and directs them to the appropriate staff/department; assists other departments through library outreach opportunities. Other responsibilities assigned by mediate supervisor.

Other responsibilities assigned: Voter registration service to patrons; interlibrary loan duties; prints/prepares Circulation Services reports and patron notices.

Probationary period: 12 months

The library reserves the right to modify this and every job description in whole or in part at any time.

To Apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Note: To download the job application visit:

You may submit the resume and application via email to:

Application Contact:
Richy Sandberg
Apply To:

1001 wellington ave

elk grove village IL 60007

Phone: 847-725-2151

Northwestern University – Acquisitions Library Assistant 2

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Employer/Library: Northwestern University
Library Type: Academic Library
County: Cook
Position: Acquisitions Library Assistant 2
Full Time or Part Time: Full Time
Hours: 37.5 hours per week
Salary: Starts at $17.06 per hour

Acquisitions Library Assistant 2

Job ID 33408

Job Summary

Performs a broad range of complex and routine electronic resources management and MARC record processes. Assistant is responsible for access and maintenance of databases, e-books, and e-journals; troubleshooting and problem resolution; and statistics and data gathering; and special projects. Assists in the receipt, registration and maintenance of online resources for use online through the library’s catalog, and through linking and searching software. Communicates with vendors, publishers, work group staff, and library subject specialists regarding online access.

Principal Accountabilities

Electronic resources management (e-book focus):

  • Generates and maintains local and web access for electronic resources.Works with Acquisitions Work Group members, subject liaisons, vendors, publishers and providers in support of registering and providing access to new online access resources.
  • Discover, investigate and process publisher and online provider changes for online resources, maintaining lists with new and updated access information.Maintain metadata in the Library’s resource management system (Alma), including amending, suppressing, or deleting bibliographic and portfolio records as appropriate, adding and maintaining coverage and maintaining metadata relating to access of electronic resources.
  • Review and test new URLs imported into library systems to determine their appropriateness for discovery.Supports electronic resources access staff in troubleshooting EZproxy problems. Solve e-resources problems and communicate issues appropriately. Supports electronic resources access staff to correct inaccurate information in the link resolving knowledge base, including e-journal and e-book coverage information.
  • Provide direct assistance to patrons and library staff with online product access problems. Review licenses, acquisitions data, and vendor documents to determine causes of access issues. Contact a wide variety of vendors, publishers and technical support staff to resolve problems.
  • Performs copy-cataloging of e-books and databases. Notifies catalogers as appropriate for cataloging, and notifies other designated staff of the new and modified electronic resources. Completes the workflow for e-analytics, providing records and access for online series that may or may not have alerting services.
  • Provides data input and publishing support for electronic resources repository deposits.


  • Completes the workflow of receiving and retrieving MARC records in sets or individually for ebook titles.Uses MarcEdit to manipulate records, or updates records individually to comply with additional MARC fields used for ExLibris Alma catalog records.Works to stay current with new records while clearing up backlog of MARC record sets and series e-analytics to be loaded into Alma.May help with processing of record files for approval plan for ebooks.


  • Gathers, organizes and stores usage statistics for online resources from the various publishers and makes them available at the Acquisitions SharePoint site.


  • Assists with special projects for acquisitions and performs related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A high school diploma, or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired.
  • One-year of experience in cataloging, acquisitions OR data entry.
  • Minimum 2 years’ library experience or other relevant experience (general office / clerical / customer service / retail) required.
  • Intermediate computer skills and knowledge of multiple software programs.
  • Strong customer service skills.
  • Exceptionally reliable and have demonstrated reliability in prior work experience.

Minimum Competencies:

  • Adaptability/Flexibility: Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, and adjusts plans to meet changing needs. Ability to work independently, as well as with others in a team environment
  • Communication: Balancing listening and talking; communicates effectively one-to-one and in groups; writes precise, well-organized emails and proposals while using appropriate vocabulary and grammar; gives clear and manageable instructions.
  • Quality: Is attentive to detail and accuracy committed to excellence, looks for improvements continuously, monitors quality levels, finds root cause of quality problems, owns/acts on quality problems.
  • Customer Focus: Striving for high customer satisfaction going out of the way to be helpful and pleasant; making it as easy as possible for the customer (rather than the department or the University).
  • Computer Skills: Skilled in the use of computers, adapts to new technology, keeps abreast of changes, learns new programs quickly, and uses computers to improve productivity.
  • Dependability: Meets commitments, works independently, accepts accountability, handles change, sets personal standards, stays focused under pressure, and meets attendance/punctuality requirements
  • Organization: Plans, organizes and schedules in an efficient, productive manner; anticipates contingencies and pays attention to detail; targets projects or initiatives that require special attention and focuses on key tasks when faced with limited time and/or resources. Effectively organize and manage workflows.
  • Problem Solving/Analysis: Breaks down problems into smaller components, understands underlying issues, can simplify and process complex issues, understands the difference between critical details and unimportant facts.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity and experience with automated library systems, preferably Alma and OCLC
  • Familiarity and experience with copy cataloging and MARC fields
  • Expertise with Microsoft EXCEL
  • College Degree
  • 3+ years experience in a library or equivalent environment, in particular an academic or research library.

Preferred Competencies:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Has good listening skills, builds strong relationships, is flexible/open-minded, negotiates effectively, solicits performance feedback, and handles constructive criticism.
  • Efficiency: Planning ahead; managing time well; being on time; being cost conscious; thinking of better ways to do things.
  • Decision Making/Judgment: Recognizes problems and responds, systematically gathers information, sorts through complex issues, seeks input from others, addresses root cause of issues, makes timely decisions, can make difficult decisions, uses consensus when possible, and communicates decisions to others
  • Initiative: taking ownership of work; doing what is needed without being asked; following through.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility: Adapts to change, is open to new ideas, takes on new responsibilities, handles pressure, and adjusts plans to meet changing needs.
  • Results Focus: Targets and achieves results, sets challenging goals, prioritizes tasks, overcomes obstacles, accepts accountability, and sets high standards.

To Apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Note: Visit NUHR and search for Job ID 33408
Apply To:

Aurora Public Library – Reference Assistant/Para-Professional – West Branch

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Employer/Library: Aurora Public Library
Library Type: Public Library
County: Kane
Position: Reference Assistant/Para-Professional – West Branch
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: Monday 2-6 pm Tuesday 3-7 pm Wednesday 2-6 pm Thursday 3-7 pm Friday off Saturday 1-5 pm Sunday off
Salary: $17.84/hr

Do you love libraries and helping people find information and resources? If so, the Aurora Public Library may be the place for you. We are currently looking for a part-time reference assistant at our West Branch location.

In addition to providing gracious and friendly service to our customers, you will also:

  • Provide library customers with basic reference, instructional and reader advisory services
  • Place local holds and initiate inter-library loan transactions
  • Assist customers with basic office technology questions
  • Write reports and compile data


  • Bachelor’s Degree or LTA certification
  • Previous public library experience desirable
  • Work experience with the public desirable
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Spanish language skills are desirable

To Apply

Application Deadline: Friday, May 4, 2018
Application Note: To apply download and complete the Employment Application found on the website at Submit your completed Employment Application, resume, cover letter and three professional references to
Application Contact:
Apply To:

101 South River Street

Aurora IL 60506

Phone: 630-264-4106
Fax: 630-892-5648

Warrenville Public Library District – Youth Services Assistant I

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Employer/Library: Warrenville Public Library District
Library Type: Public Library
County: DuPage
Position: Youth Services Assistant I
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: 16
Salary: $15.37/hour DOQ

Warrenville Public Library District seeks an energetic, innovative and creative individual to work in a friendly, patron–focused environment. Collaborate on programming, readers’ advisory, technological assistance and reference for children ages birth through 17 years. The ideal candidate will be able to work independently and as part of a team.


  • Bachelor’s degree or LTA Certificate.
  • One year successful experience working with children, preferably in a public library setting.
  • One year successful experience in a position with public interaction.
  • Fluency in written and spoken Spanish highly desirable.
  • Additional qualifications as outlined in the job description.

To Apply

Application Deadline: Monday, May 7, 2018
Application Note: For more information including job description and application, visit No phone calls please.
Application Contact:
Leila Heath, Head of Public Services
Apply To:
Warrenville Public Library District

28W751 Stafford Place

Warrenville IL 60555

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