Park Ridge Public Library – Circulation Library Assistant I – PT

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Employer/Library: Park Ridge Public Library
Library Type: Public Library
County: Cook
Position: Circulation Library Assistant I
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: Approximately 10-15 hours per week
Salary: $12.05 per hour
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Description: The Park Ridge Public Library is seeking a part-time Library Assistant to join our busy Circulation department. In this position you will be dealing directly with patrons and visitors. Candidates must have a positive attitude, work well in a team environment, and demonstrate excellent customer service skills.

DUTIES: Greeting visitors; checking materials in and out; issuing and renewing library cards; collecting fees; answering the telephone and directing calls; processing holds for patrons; implementation and knowledge of circulation policies and procedures; other duties as assigned.

REQUIRES: High School Diploma or equivalent; excellent communication skills; commitment to outstanding customer service and teamwork; ability to lift 25 lbs. and push a book cart; must demonstrate basic computer competencies. Library experience and familiarity with SIRSI or POLARIS software preferred. See job description for complete list of requirements.

We are currently filling two positions, please indicate on application your preference of Schedule A or Schedule B. The schedules listed are preferred schedules but flexibility in scheduling will be given to candidates who we feel are a good fit for our team. SCHEDULE A or B:

Schedule A 
Tuesdays 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Thursdays 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
and one weekend per month:
Saturdays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sundays Noon to 5:00 pm

Schedule B
Wednesdays 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Thursdays 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
and one weekend per month
Saturdays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sundays Noon to 5:00 pm

To Apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Note: Completed City of Park Ridge Application required for consideration. Send a cover letter, resume, and completed City of Park Ridge Application to: Anastasia Daskalos, Circulation Services Manager, Park Ridge Public Library, 20 S. Prospect, Park Ridge IL 60068, Phone: (847) 720-3271, Fax: (847) 825-0001, Email: adaskalos@prpl.org

Job description and City of Park Ridge Application available from the Reference Services Desk or Business Office, or online at www.parkridgelibrary.org under “Get Involved/ Employment”. E.O.E.

Application Contact: Anastasia Daskalos, Circulation Services Manager
Apply To:
Park Ridge Public Library
20 S. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge IL 60068
Email address: adaskalos@prpl.org
Web: http://www.parkridgelibrary.org/employment
Phone: (847) 720-3271
Fax: (847) 825-0001
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Elmhurst Public Library – Makerspace: Creative Specialist

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Employer/Library: Elmhurst Public Library
Library Type: Public Library
County: DuPage
Position: Makerspace: Creative Specialist
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: 12 hours per week, consisting of three weekly shifts. Tuesdays 5-9 p.m., Saturdays, 1-5 p.m., Sundays 1-5 p.m. This is not a seasonal position.
Salary: $15.44 hourly
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Description: The Elmhurst Public Library seeks to be the center of the community by providing opportunities for residents to enrich their lives. We are looking for an innovative and creative team player with a strong aptitude for creative technologies to work with patrons of all ages. The recently-created 3,500 sq. ft. makerspace located in the basement features 3D printers, laser cutter, embroidery machine, sewing machines, paper crafting equipment, and more. Through a strong emphasis on teaching-by-doing, staff develop, teach, and evaluate a variety of technology and maker programs. As we acknowledge that no one person can know everything, Library makerspace staff work collaboratively to complement each other’s talents and interests. Applicants for this position should demonstrate an ability to offer fantastic customer service.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

*Promote the use of the Makery and offer assistance to patrons

*Facilitate ongoing activities in the Makery

*Teach technology and maker classes

*Ability to adapt to change and learn new technologies

NECESSARY KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

*Strong knowledge of computers, Microsoft Office, and the Internet

*Aptitude with creative technology software and equipment

*Ability to interact patiently and pleasantly with people of all ages

*High School diploma

PREFERRED:

*Experience working with the public

*Experience providing group and one-on-one technology instruction

*Familiarity with maker technology and/or crafting.

*Knowledge of basic library organization

To Apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled

Eisenhower Public Library District – Technical Services Assistant

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Employer/Library: Eisenhower Public Library District
Library Type: Public Library
County: Cook
Position: Technical Services Assistant
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: 12 to 18 hours
Salary: $11.88/hr
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Description: This is a support staff position, reporting to the Head of Technical Services, involving the preparation of library materials for circulation, related data entry, and may include assisting with ordering. Technical Services Assistants catalog, update, and delete materials and records.

We are looking for a detail-oriented individual who is knowledgeable about computers, able to learn how to use our SirsiDynix Integrated Library System, and familiar with online patron access catalogs.

Applicants should be able to communicate effectively in English, orally and in writing.
Secondary language preferences, if applicable, include Polish and Arabic.

Selected candidate will be subject to a background check, per library policy, upon offer of employment.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • LTA and 2 years library experience or High school degree or equivalent with 3 years library experience
  • Access to transportation
  • Keyboarding test required
  • Ability to obtain Illinois State Library Certification

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Performs data entry and copy cataloging
  • Verifies and edits MARC records
  • Maintains collection statistics as assigned
  • May create pre-cataloging records and assist with materials processing
  • ​May perform basic internet searches and learn vendor ordering systems
  • Provides uniformly consistent, respectful, and friendly services to library patrons and fellow staff

The Eisenhower Public Library District is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply

Application Deadline: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Application Note: Submit application and 3 references to Victoria Bitters by November 1st, 2017

Apply online and email references or apply in-person at the Library Services Desk.

No phone calls, please.

Application Contact: Victoria Bitters
Apply To:
Eisenhower Public Library District
4613 N. Oketo Ave.
Harwood Heights IL 60706
Email address: Bitters_V@eisenhowerlibrary.org

University of Chicago Library – D’Angelo Access Services Assistant

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Employer/Library: University of Chicago Library
Library Type: Academic Library
County: Cook
Position: D’Angelo Access Services Assistant
Full Time or Part Time: Full Time
Hours: 37.5 hours per week; Monday-Thursday, 1:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m., and one weekend day: Saturday, 10:00 a.m – 6:00 p.m. OR Sunday,  1:15 p.m. – 9:15 p.m. (see Scheduling Notes for more information.)
Salary: $15.57 – $18.18 per hour

Requisition Number: 103834
Grade and Classification: C-8 / Library Assistant II
Division / Dept. / Unit: D’Angelo Law Library / User Services / Acess Services
Reports to: Head of D’Angelo Access Services

This position is covered by the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

General Summary

Under the supervision of the Head of Access Services and following departmental guidelines, performs a broad range of library tasks as part of the D’Angelo Law Library’s Access Services department. The Access Services Assistant has primary responsibility for staffing the Circulation Desk during weekday evenings and one weekend day during the academic year. The Assistant also participates in training, organizing, and overseeing the D’Angelo Access Services student staff and scheduling their work hours.

Scheduling Notes:
During the Summer Quarter and interim breaks, this position participates in a rotating schedule for Circulation Desk coverage. The person in this position must keep a regular work schedule and schedule accrued time off primarily during summer quarter and interim breaks.

During Autumn, Winter, and Spring Quarters, this position works the following weekly schedule: Monday – Thursday, 1:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m., and either Saturday, 10:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. OR Sunday, 1:15 p.m. to 9:15 p.m. (weekend schedule to be determined with the Head of Access Services).

Essential Functions

Circulation:

  • Provides exceptional patron service at the Circulation Desk during scheduled shifts, including charging and discharging Library materials, issuing passes and network credentials to visitors, picking up and re-shelving Library materials, and answering the telephone.
  • Responds promptly, accurately, and courteously to questions and requests for information from patrons and Library staff.
  • Communicates relevant patron inquiries and problems to supervisor and department colleagues.
  • Oversees the work of student employees at the circulation desk including training, directing, and scheduling desk hours.
  • Collects library fines.
  • Gathers, checks in, sorts, and boxes items returned to D’Angelo and prepares them for shelving or transit to other campus library locations.
  • Closes or opens the library staff area and the Circulation Desk during early morning and evening shifts and writes a circulation log at the end of evening shifts.
  • Prepares lists of items needed from the stacks for paging requests, Reserve, Scan & Deliver, and Interlibrary Loan requests and retrieves them from the stacks.
  • Scans library material for document delivery services.

Stacks Maintenance:

  • Directs student employees in stacks maintenance tasks, including shelving library materials, shelf-reading call numbers for accuracy, shifting books, cleaning shelves, and maintaining an overall order. Assists in performing these tasks as needed.
  • Coordinates and performs looseleaf filing; tracks updates to each looseleaf title and monitors filing accuracy.
  • Coordinates paging process for materials paged from D’Angelo and other libraries, including collecting and distributing requests, communicating with patrons, and retrieving materials.
  • Creates covers, transfers discs to locking cases, and performs additional processing for DVDs in the reserve collection.

Administration:

  • Composes and promptly responds to work-related emails and other correspondence.
  • Monitors Knowledge Tracker account and resolves issues and responds to messages as appropriate.
  • Creates and maintains online content for the Library’s web site.
  • Documents procedures for position-related tasks and updates procedures manuals as needed.
  • Recommends changes in procedures and processes.
  • Gathers and maintains statistics and updates records.
  • Performs daily head counts.
  • Helps introduce new employees to library policies, procedures, programs, and equipment.
  • Creates signs.

Other:

  • Assists with other access services tasks, including reserves processing, searches, recalls, etc.
  • Assists with covering duties of other circulation staff members on vacation or absent.
  • Receives and signs for packages and ensures delivery to the appropriate Library staff member.
  • Participates in training related to job duties as deemed necessary by the Library.
  • Analyzes and resolves problems and recommends changes in procedures and processes.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or equivalent required.
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • Related library experience, or an equivalent combination of position-related education and experience, required.
  • Significant related customer service experience within a library, retail, or similar environment handling public contacts with patience, courtesy, firmness, and diplomacy required.
  • Experience with library automated systems preferred.
  • Candidates must demonstrate the following competencies: manage interpersonal relationships and interact/communicate with clarity, tact and courtesy with patrons, staff, faculty, students, and others; communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing; identify priorities; recognize and resolve or refer problems; work effectively with supervisor and as a part of a team; and use or learn a range of position-related software applications.
  • Demonstrated ability to sustain close attention to detail and accuracy over long periods of time required.
  • Ability to work independently to a high standard of quality with appropriate use of supervisory support required.
  • Ability to prioritize, schedule, and complete tasks in a timely manner while managing multiple work flows and meeting assigned deadlines required.
  • High aptitude for problem solving required.
  • Flexibility and adaptability in managing tasks to meet changes in procedures, processes, and technology required.
  • Knowledge of library procedures preferred.
  • Web authoring skills preferred.
  • Experience using Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Access preferred.
  • Experience using Adobe Creative Suite preferred.
  • Ability to perform paging duties required by the position, including walking to other campus libraries and retrieving books from bookstacks and bringing them back to D’Angelo required.

To Apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Note: To apply for this position submit your profile and required materials to https://jobopportunities.uchicago.edu. Resumes sent via mail, fax, or email will not be considered.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or status as an individual with disability.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity / Disabled / Veterans Employer.

Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process may contact Human Resources by calling 773-834-1841 or by emailing recruitment@uchicago.edu with their request.

Application Contact: 
Library Human Resources University of Chicago Library
Apply To: 
University of Chicago Library
1100 E. 57th Street
Chicago IL 60637
Email address: hr@lib.uchicago.edu
Web: https://www.lib.uchicago.edu/

Joliet Public Library – Youth Services Programming Associate – Tween & Teens

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Employer/Library: Joliet Public Library
Library Type: Public Library
County: Will
Position: Youth Services Programming Associate – Tween & Teens
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: 20 – 24
Salary: $18.53

Youth Services Programming Associate – Tween & Teens

The Joliet Public Library is seeking an energetic, motivated individual to be our Tween/Teen Youth Services Associate at our Ottawa Street Branch location. We are looking for someone who can work with patrons of all ages, especially our junior high and teen patrons. Candidates for this position will be customer-focused, tech savvy, and innovative. This is a part-time, 20 – 24 hours per week non- exempt position. The schedule varies and includes a mixture of nights and weekends.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ability to provide consistently good customer service to patrons and coworkers.
  • Plan and execute tween and young adult programs of an educational or recreational nature.
  • Coordinating and providing library services to library patrons.
  • Strong background of working with the public.
  • Serve as contact with administrators, school librarians and other faculty at 6-12 schools. Contribute to the selection and maintenance of the young adult circulating collection and periodicals.
  • Ability to work in an efficient and organized manner.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors or LTA degree, or equivalent in experience.
  • Knowledge of young adult literature, information searching, library programming for young adults, and current library technology preferred.
  • Spanish language skills preferred

To apply:

Send cover letter, resume and three work related references to Human Resources at dpanos@jolietlibrary.org

To Apply

Application Deadline: Friday, November 3, 2017
Application Contact: Human Resources
Apply To:
Joliet Public Library
150 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet IL 60432
Email address: dpanos@jolietlibrary.org
Web: http://wwwjolietlibrary.org
Phone: 8157402660

Woodridge Public Library – Circulation Clerk III

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Employer/Library: Woodridge Public Library – Woodridge, IL
Library Type: Public Library
County: DuPage
Position: Circulation Clerk III
Department: Circulation Department
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: Averages 20 hours per week, daytime, evening and some weekend hours
Salary: $12.97
Application Deadline: October 27, 2017
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Description: Woodridge Public Library is seeking a part-time Circulation Clerk III. We are looking for an individual with a helpful, friendly attitude to provide exceptional customer service to all patrons who enter the Library. In this position, you will have extensive contact with the public, provide assistance with library card registration, checking out of materials, the collection of fees, resolving problems involving lost or overdue materials, and perform other duties as assigned. Schedule averages 20 hours per week, including some weekend hours. Salary begins at $12.97/hr. Please submit a letter of application located on the Woodridge Public Library website at http://www.woodridgelibrary.org/employment via email to hr@woodridgelibrary.org or HR Manager, Woodridge Public Library, 3 Plaza Drive, Woodridge, IL 60517.

This is a part-time, non-exempt position working 20 hours per week and includes some evenings, weekends, and mandatory workdays. The hourly rate starts at $12.97/hour and offers some paid time-off and participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF).

The hours for this position are as follows:

  • Monday 8:30-1
  • Tuesday Off
  • Wednesday 5-9
  • Thursday 9-5
  • Alternating shifts on Fridays
  • Weekends – Saturday and Sunday together – 3 of 8 weekends

Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED
  • This position requires one year of work experience preferably in a customer service or library environment
  • Basic office skills (filing and keyboarding) plus knowledge of appropriate computer
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing. Bilingual English/Spanish is a plus
  • Ability to work days, evenings and weekends.
  • Push rolling carts – up to 25 lbs
  • Bend/stoop and lift items from return bins
  • Stand for 1 hour (or sit and get up, sit and get up, etc)

To Apply

Application Deadline: Friday, October 27, 2017
Application Note:  Applications available at the Circulation Desk or on our website – http://www.woodridgelibrary.org/employment

The Woodridge Public Library is an equal opportunity, equal access employer. No phone calls, please.

Application Contact: HR Manager
Apply To: 
Woodridge Public Library
3 Plaza Drive
Woodridge IL 60517
Email address: hr@woodridgelibrary.org 
Web: http://www.woodridgelibrary.org/employment
Phone: (630) 964-7899
Fax: (630) 981-0467

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: 20 hours/week average
Salary: $15.37/hour DOQ
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Description: Warrenville Public Library District seeks an energetic, innovative and creative individual to work part–time 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.

Requirements:

  • 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: Wednesday, November 1, 2017
Application Note: For more information, including job description and application, visit http://www.warrenville.com/about/jobs.php. No phone inquiries, please.
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Application Contact: 
Leila Heath, Head of Public Services
Apply To: 
Warrenville Public Library District
28W751 Stafford Place
Warrenville IL 60555
Email address: leila@warrenville.com
Web: http://www.warrenville.com

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