Highland Park Public Library: Film & Music Services Associate

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Employer/Library: Highland Park Public Library
Library Type: Public Library
County: Lake
Position: Film & Music Services Associate
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: Part-time (20 hours per week), includes day, evening, & weekend hours.
Salary: $17.67 per hour, depending upon qualifications. Includes vacation and sick time benefits.

Duties: Research and recommend film and music titles, provide downloading assistance for digital titles, create content for Web and social media sites, participate in programming activities, perform collection analysis for film and music.

Requires: Bachelor’s degree; previous library or related experience or graduate work in library studies, customer service, project management experience, and computer skills. Bilingual English/Spanish is desirable.

To Apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Note: Apply by submitting an application (available online at http://www.hplibrary.org/jobs)
Application Contact: Sylvana Osorio, Film & Music Services Manager
Apply To:
Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Avenue
Highland Park IL 60035
Email address: sosorio@hplibrary.org
Web: http://www.hplibrary.org
Phone: 847-432-0216
Fax: 847-681-7027

Prairie Trails Public Library District: Full-Time Reference Assistant Librarian

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Employer/Library: Prairie Trails Public Library District
Library Type: Public Library
County: Cook
Position: Full-Time Reference Assistant Librarian
Full Time or Part Time: Full Time
Hours: 37.5 hours per week–Monday: 1PM-9PM; Tuesday: 9AM-5PM; Wednesday: 9AM-5PM; Thursday: 1PM-9PM; Alternating Fridays/Saturdays: 9AM-5PM
Salary: $17.00 per hour DOQ
Classification: Non-Exempt

Summary: Provides essential reference and information services to patrons. This position is under the direct supervision of the Adult Services Department Head. No supervision of others is required.

Job Description: The Reference Assistant Librarian provides exceptional and gracious service to internal and external customers. This individual works well on a team and independently. Adhering to library policy, the employee assists patrons with the use of library materials and resources, participates in professional development in order to make pertinent contributions to the library and community, and possesses a drive to produce quality work.


  • Provides Readers’ Advisory.
  • Assists with the use of electronic resources such as databases, eBook platforms, and the online catalog.
  • Aids patrons with technology—email, Microsoft Office products, internet navigation, printing station, etc.
  • Develops and teaches computer classes covering different topics.
  • Edits monthly newsletter.
  • Implements digitization plan for library and local historical documents and maintains digital collection.
  • Occasionally develops, plans, and implements creative and dynamic programming.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of adult literature and its trends.
  • Serves as the person-in-charge of the library building in the absence of the Director, Assistant Director, and Department Heads.
  • Registers patrons for programs and makes reminder calls.
  • Attends pertinent continuing education classes as offered.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • MLS from an ALA accredited institution or comparable experience desired.
  • Working knowledge of SirsiDynix Symphony integrated library system and OCLC WorldShare platform.
  • Proficiency in Evanced Solutions calendar functions desired.
  • Competent communication skills—telephone and in-person.
  • Ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks.
  • Reasonable and independent sense of judgment and discretion.
  • Capability to adapt to and effectively implement change.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office products including: Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher.
  • Ability to maintain library policy and procedures.
  • Must provide own transportation.
  • Ability to work evenings and Saturdays.

Physical Requirements: The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job. Physical requirements include: good speaking, hearing, and vision ability, ability to push carts of library materials weighing up to 100 pounds frequently, lifting materials weighing up to 50 pounds.

Working Conditions: Work is performed in a typical library environment.

Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to jobs@prairietrailslibrary.org

To Apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Note: Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to jobs@prairietrailslibrary.org
Application Contact: Donna Dukes–Adult Services Department Head
Apply To: 
Prairie Trails Public Library District
8449 Moody Avenue
Burbank IL 60459
Email address: jobs@prairietrailslibrary.org
Web: http://prairietrailslibrary.org
Phone: 708-430-3688
Fax: 708-430-5596

Prairie Trails Public Library District – Youth Services Assistant

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Employer/Library: Prairie Trails Public Library District
Library Type: Public Library
County: Cook
Position: Youth Services Assistant
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: Tuesday 3:00 pm – 9:00 pm, Thursdays 4:00 pm-9:00 pm, Alternating Saturdays 9:00 am-5:00 pm
Salary: $14.25/ hour depending on qualifications

The Prairie Trails Public Library District is looking for a creative individual responsible for providing reference, readers’ advisory, and programming for children and their caregivers.

Job Description

  • Assists patrons with bibliographic instruction, on-line catalogs, computers, and eBooks
  • Provides knowledgeable reference and readers’/ media advisory services
  • Develops, plans, and implements creative and dynamic programming for children birth- 12th grade, as well as their caregivers
  • Registers patrons for programs Manages collection development of Youth Services Department
  • Creates displays and decorates Youth Services Department
  • Maintains and updates booklists
  • Assists Department Head with outreach within the community
  • Assists Department Head with weeding
  • Performs other duties as assigned


  • LTA or BA with library or education experience
  • Knowledge of Youth and Young Adult literature preferred
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
  • Must possess excellent customer service skills, strong work ethic, and sense of humor

To Apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Note: Please submit your resume including three references via email.
Application Contact: Neena Nagpal
Apply To: 
Prairie Trails Public Library District
8449 Moody Ave.
Burbank IL 60459
Email address: jobs@prairietrailslibrary.org
Web: https://www.prairietrailslibrary.org
Phone: 7084303688

Forest Park Public Library – Technical Services Clerk

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Employer/Library: Forest Park Public Library
Library Type: Public Library
County: Cook
Position: Technical Services Clerk
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: 24wk
Salary: $12.00hr

This position is Part Time plus benefits!

We’re looking for a Technical Services clerk to help our Tech. Team process materials and perform data entry. Our Technical Services Department is a three person team that prepares materials for circulation, mends damaged items, and enters item data into the catalog. The work hours can be flexible to accommodate the needs of a qualified applicant.


  • This position qualifies for IMRF retirement benefits
  • This position earns two hours of vacation per month

The best suited candidate will be someone who can work independently, has an eye for detail, and is comfortable working in an open and collaborative space. The Technical Services Clerk answers to the Department Supervisor and Manager.


  • Must have strong computer skills
  • Must be able to lift/move boxes

Preference will be given to candidate who;

  • Have experience working in libraries
  • Have knowledge of library technical service departments

To Apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Note: Send resume and references to Deb Harris at dharris@fppl.org
Application Contact: Deb Harris
Apply To: Email address: dharris@fppl.org

Glenview Public Library – Circulation Clerk I

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Employer/Library: Glenview Public LIbrary
Library Type: Public Library
County: Cook
Position: Circulation Clerk I
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: This position is 18 hrs. per week which and consists of day, evening, and weekend hours
Salary: Hiring Range: $9.75-$10.97 hourly DOQ.
Description: The Glenview Public Library is interested in hiring an experienced and reliable Clerk who can assist with a variety of general clerical proficiency relative to the circulation of library materials. This includes library card registration, answering phones and addressing inquiries, resolve customer complaints via phone, email, or mail, verify and update account information, assist with payments and refunds, and more.

The successful applicant will be the front-end representative of the library, so he or she must have strong interpersonal skills, a polite and friendly disposition, and be readily available to greet guests and direct them as necessary.

Applicants should have knowledge of personal computers, including e-mail and Windows based operations as well as automated circulation systems (ILS). Minimum of a high school diploma or GED; library experience is preferred

To Apply

Application Deadline: Friday, December 1, 2017
Application Note: Pick-up an application or send resume and cover letter no later than Wednesday, November 22, to Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL 60025 (FAX) 847 729-7682.
Application Contact: 
Maryann Bowler, Head of Circulation Services, Glenview Public Library, 1930 Glenview Road, Glenview, IL 60025 (FAX) 847 729-7682.
Apply To: 
Glenview Public Library
1930 Glenview Public Library 4022 Honeymoon Ridge
Glenview IL 60025
Email address: https://glenviewpl.org
Web: https://www.mbowler@glenviewpl.org
Phone: 847-729-7500
Fax: 847-729-7682

Warrenville Public Library District – Customer Service Specialist I

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Employer/Library: Warrenville Public Library District
Library Type: Public Library
County: DuPage
Position: Customer Service Specialist I
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: 17 hours per week average
Salary: $11/hour depending on experience and qualifications
Description: Warrenville Public Library District is seeking a part-time Customer Service Specialist. We are looking for an individual with a helpful, friendly attitude to provide exceptional customer service to all members and guests who enter the Library. In this position, you will have extensive contact with the public and will provide assistance with library card registration, checking out materials, collection of fees, resolving problems involving lost or overdue materials.


  • High school diploma or GED, LTA Certificate preferred.
  • One year experience working directly with the public in a customer service environment, library experience preferred.
  • Basic office skills (filing and keyboarding) plus knowledge of appropriate computer applications.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing, in English. Verbal and written proficiency in Spanish desirable.
  • Ability to work days, evenings and weekends.

To Apply

Application Deadline:Tuesday, November 21, 2017
Application Note:  For more information including job description and application visit:  http://www.warrenville.com/about/jobs.php

No phone inquiries, please.

Submit cover letter, resume and application to: Patty Dybala, Circulation Manager  patty@warrenville.com

Warrenville Public Library District
28W751 Stafford Place
Warrenville, IL 60555
Email address: patty@warrenville.com
Web: http://www.warrenville.com
Phone: 630-393-1171

Batavia Public Library District – Technology Reference Assistant

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Employer/Library: Batavia Public Library
Library Type: Public Library
County: Kane
Position: Technology Reference Assistant
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: 2:45PM – 9:00PM Tuesdays and Wednesdays; 11:45AM – 5:00PM on alternating Sundays; occasional weekday morning hours
Salary: From $13.78 to $14.65 depending on experience


The Technology Reference Assistant focuses on excellent customer service to Library patrons. Responsibilities include assisting patrons with computer and equipment questions, teaching computer classes, providing individualized computer coaching, providing readers’ advisory service, troubleshooting computer and equipment problems, and providing directional assistance and basic reference assistance.


  1. Ability to provide consistently pleasant service to patrons and staff
  2. Intermediate computer skills, including Internet use and Microsoft Office programs
  3. Ability to teach computer classes
  4. Ability to create customized computer coaching lesson plans
  5. Familiarity with current popular fiction and nonfiction
  6. Ability to learn appropriate computer and equipment applications and troubleshooting techniques
  7. Familiarity with basic reference materials
  8. Ability to work and communicate effectively in English

To Apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Note: Please send a letter of interest, detailed resume, and contact information for at least three (3) professional references to: AS Recruiter, Batavia Public Library District, 10 S. Batavia Avenue, Batavia, Illinois 60510. Electronic submissions (using Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF) to jobs@BataviaPublicLibrary.org are encouraged. Applications received by Friday, October 20, 2017 will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
Application Contact: AS Recruiter or Human Resources
Apply To: 
Batavia Public Library
10 S Batavia Avenue
Batavia IL 60510
Email address: jobs@bataviapubliclibrary.org
Web: http://www.bataviapubliclibrary.org
Fax: 630-879-9118

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