Thomas Ford Memorial Library Youth Services Assistant

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Thomas Ford Memorial Library
800 Chestnut Street
Western Springs, IL 60588
Youth Services Assistant, Part-time

We are seeking an energetic, creative and outgoing individual who enjoys working with children. The position (12 hours per week including daytime hours and nighttime hours plus some weekends) involves dealing directly with the public in a variety of ways. YS Assistants provide reference and reader’s advisory services, answer the phone and assist with programs and departmental services. Excellent customer service skills are required.

For this position knowledge of children’s and young adult literature is preferred.
Additional Skills and Qualifications:
 Strong computer skills
 The ability to empathize with and relate to the needs of children.
 Effective oral and written communication skills.
 Work with great accuracy and attention to detail.
 Ability to bend, stoop, lift, and carry/push a fully loaded book cart.
 Ability to adapt to changing work situations and job requirements.

Qualifications: Two years of college or LTA Certificate or equivalent. One year’s experience working with children and caregivers.

Starting salary: $13.00/hr.

Deadline until filled.

Please send cover letter and resume with three references to:
Uma Nori, Head of Youth Services, Thomas Ford Memorial Library, 800 Chestnut Street, Western Springs, Illinois, 60558. Email:



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Part-Time, Approx. 20-25 hours per week

The Park Ridge Public Library is seeking a part-time Library Assistant to join our busy Circulation
department. 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 POLARIS
software preferred. See job description for complete list of requirements.

Monday 10:00 am to 3:00 pm
Tuesday Noon to 6:00 pm
Thursday Noon to 6:00 pm
and every other weekend:
Saturday 8:45 am to 5:00 pm
Sunday 11:45 am to 5:00 pm

Education: High School diploma or equivalent.
Experience: None required.
Civil Service: Exempt.
Fair Labor Standards Act: Full-time positions are not exempt. Part-time positions are exempt.
Essential Functions:
1. Interacts positively with people of all ages and temperaments.
2. Masters policy and procedural details and applies them appropriately to a variety of patron
3. Provides attentive and sincere service to patrons.
4. Answers appropriate directional or policy questions, using SIRSI-Dynix circulation software if
5. Checks library materials in and out via SIRSI-Dynix circulation software.
6. Registers borrowers, including verifying residency or other qualifications and accurately enters
patron data into computer.
7. Operates cash register and credit card machine.
8. Renews Library materials by phone.
9. Works on special monthly projects as assigned by supervisor.
10. Answers Library telephone, providing information, answers questions or directs caller to
appropriate staff person to assist them.
11. Files reserved items on lobby shelves.
12. Assists patrons in use of self-checkout unit.

Additional Responsibilities:
1. May reserve library materials for patrons.
2. May set up SIRSI-Dynix circulation software standalone backup system.
3. May perform basic computer maintenance and repairs.
4. May check and send overdue item notices.
5. Maintains and increases skills and knowledge by attending appropriate workshops and other
continuing education opportunities.
6. Other duties as assigned by supervisor, or necessary and proper to accomplish the foregoing.
Library Assistant I – PT – Circulation
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
1. Ability to learn and follow detailed instructions and procedures.
2. Ability to complete detailed and complex tasks with a high degree of accuracy.
3. Ability to learn to operate and troubleshoot computer equipment and printers.
4. Ability to reach, lift, carry and stoop.
5. Ability to type and enter data into computer accurately.
6. Ability to read and understand computer printouts and other printed and handwritten information
and instructions; ability to read information on computer monitors.
7. Ability to work effectively and pleasantly with people of all ages.
8. Ability to work independently, determining and adjusting work priorities as needed and
completing tasks in an orderly and timely manner.
9. Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
10. Ability to handle emergency situations in a calm, capable manner.
11. Ability to work effectively with other staff in the Department and throughout the Library.
12. Ability to work efficiently and calmly during busy periods and with frequent interruptions.
13. Ability to be flexible.
14. Ability to work in a supportive manner with management.
15. Familiarity with Windows based computer operations essential.
16. Ability to deal with frequent changes.
The Library reserves the right to modify this and every job description in whole or in part at any time

SALARY: $12.05 per hour plus Paid Time Off (PTO) and IMRF (Illinois Municipal Retirement
Fund) benefits

Applications accepted until position is filled.
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:

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

Harper College – Library Assistant II

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Apply nowJob no: 493266
Work type: Full time
Location: Harper College Main Campus (Palatine)
Categories: Classified Staff
Salary: $17.46 – $22.52
Division: Provost
Department: Resources For Learning

Schedule Information:  Monday – Friday 8-4:30pm

Hours Per Week: 37.5 hours per week

Benefits: Health, Dental, Life & Disability Insurance; Sick, Vacation, and Holiday pay; Personal Business; Educational Assistance: Tuition Waivers at Harper & Professional Expense

Duties of the Position: Responsible for processing interlibrary loan requests and facilitating all functions related to the interlibrary loan department.

Responsible for all functions pertaining to interlibrary loan – works with various programs to process patron requests; processes, retrieves, and prepares materials and paperwork for delivery to other libraries; processes incoming materials, notifies requestor, and places on hold with Circulation department; processes borrowed materials to be sent back to owning library; processes returned items to be re-shelved.

Renews materials; notifies patrons of overdue items, late fees, damaged or missing items; places holds on patron records if materials are not returned. Notifies acquisitions of lost items to be withdrawn and reordered.

Examines interlibrary loan requests for possible copyright violations and notifies supervisor of any problems.

Receives and records interlibrary loan billing payments. Resolves billing problems as needed.

Maintains a record of interlibrary loan transactions and compiles statistics for semester and yearly reports.

Informs librarians of vendor-initiated changes in interlibrary loan software and processes.

Updates interlibrary loan manuals, training materials, and website information.

Trains interlibrary loan assistants and assists in cross-training staff from other library departments.

Assists in collection development by recommending frequently requested titles for addition to the collection.

Assists with collection maintenance by notifying librarians of cataloging and bibliographic record issues.

Serves as the Library’s point person for all issues pertaining to interlibrary loan – assists in resolving issues pertaining to interlibrary loan materials; provides information to users regarding interlibrary loan forms and procedures; resolves issues regarding the delivery of interlibrary loan materials.

Works to market and promote interlibrary loan services.

Participates in establishing, revising, and communicating procedures regarding interlibrary loan practices.

Responsible for reviewing and assessing interlibrary loan policies and recommending changes as needed.

Represents Harper College Library at resource sharing work groups, committees, and conferences.

Investigates new ways to improve and increase resource sharing.

Fosters relationships with interlibrary loan employees from other institutions.

Maintains and orders supplies for Interlibrary Loan department.

Assists in the Circulation department on a regular basis.

Registers students, staff, and community borrowers and updates borrowing status of patrons.

Checks materials and laptops in and out.

Assists with library programming and events.

Performs other duties as assigned.

Working Conditions/Physical Requirements: Work involves lifting books and materials up to 25 lbs. of force on a daily basis, pushing loaded book or media carts, and moving about in the work area.

Education: Library Technical Assistant (LTA) Associate Degree required. Bachelor’s Degree preferred.

Experience: One year library experience with direct experience using library programs and software preferred. Familiarity with OCLC preferred.

Application Review Date:  Applications are accepted until the position is filled though priority will be given to applications received on or before: July 20, 2018.

Required Documents:  ***A resume and cover letter are required to complete the application process***

* Official transcripts required upon hire

* Employment is contingent upon Criminal Background Check.

* Employment sponsorship is not available.

Advertised: Central Daylight Time
Applications close: Open until filled

Oswego Public Library District – Young Adult Services Library Ass’t

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Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: 16 hours per week, 2-3 weeknights and one weekend day (either a Saturday or Sunday).
Salary: Minimum starting salary $12.50 per hour depending upon education and experience.

Young Adult Services is seeking an organized, creative and energetic person to join our team in a busy and creative department. The YA Library Assistant will work with the Head of YA and the department staff to provide quality library services to teens (6th-12th grade) for a Library District with two campuses amd a diverse population. Candidate must have a passion for YA services, initiative, and effective communication skills. Duties include reader’s advisory services, participation in program planning and implementation, collection development, and more.

To Apply

Application Deadline:
Date below
Deadline Date:
Tuesday, July 3, 2018
Application Note:

Education/Experience: Library Technical Assistant certificate from an accredited program OR Associates Degree preferred. One year experience working with teens in a professional setting; library or educator experience a plus. Must have the ability to adapt to changing work situations and job requirements.

Application Contact:
Krista Katzen
Apply To:
Oswego Public Library District

1111 Reading Drive

Montgomery IL 60538


Schaumburg Township District Library – 2 FT positions available – Technical Services Associate

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Full Time or Part Time: Full Time
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, Monday-Friday between 7:00 am-6:00 pm
Salary: $11.39-$16.62, based on experience


The Technical Services Associate is responsible for creating and maintaining the Library’s online catalog and for the acquisition and descriptive cataloging of all library materials and general supplies. The Technical Services Associate is also responsible for supporting a wide range of other activities in the Technical Services Department, including providing a high level of customer service to the Department’s internal customers.

Preference will be given to candidates with an LTA and experience in cataloging books, audiovisual materials or foreign languages and is detail-oriented and has a customer service orientation. Knowledge of RDA cataloging guidelines, MARC records and AACR2 is preferred.


Prepare and transmit orders for transmission to vendors by computer, mail, or telephone.

Move and unpack boxes weighing up to 25 pounds.

Verify receipt of and process materials and supplies according to Library and department priorities and procedures.

Order, receive, and collect payment for employee purchases.

Maintain all order files, including standing orders.

Route invoices and packing slips for payment approval; document use of Library charge card and accounts.

Perform routine descriptive cataloging for all library materials with a bibliographic utility, completing each MARC field with accurate tags, indicators, and punctuation.

Transmit bibliographic information to the bibliographic database. Process withdrawals from and additions to, and perform routine maintenance of, the bibliographic database.

Assign classifications to certain kinds of materials according to guidelines set by the Cataloging Librarian.

Compile and maintain statistics of additions, withdrawals, and materials acquired for official collection statistics.

Prepare library materials for circulation in the Library.

Operate the labeling and copy machines, as needed.

Attend meetings and training as required or requested.

Abide by the Standards of Excellence for employees and policies and procedures of the Library

Treat all patrons and employees fairly and with an open mind; maintain patron and employee confidentiality.

Communicate clearly in English, either in person, on the telephone, and in writing.

Cope with the stress of the job and get along with coworkers.

Maintain the ability and patience to understand and be understood by non-English speaking patrons.

Other duties as assigned.

To Apply

Application Deadline:
Date below
Deadline Date: Sunday, July 8, 2018
Application Note: Apply through our website:;complete application, include resume, and submit to, enter Technical Services Associate in the Subject Line, or apply in person or by mail.
Application Contact: Human Resources
130 S. Roselle Rd

Schaumburg IL 60193

Naperville P.L., Nichols Llibrary – Children’s Services Associate

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Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: 20 hours per week including evenings and weekends. Please see job posting on our website for regular work schedule.
Salary: $17.52/Hr. Four-year college degree required

The Children’s Services Associate understands and follows the mission and values of NPL. Provides assistance to users on the optimal use of library services and assists in creating a positive library experience for users. Collaborates with other staff to resolve circulation related issues as needed and assists in creating a positive environment.

To Apply

Application Deadline:
Date below
Deadline Date: Thursday, July 5, 2018
Application Note:

Interested applicants are encouraged to visit our website to carefully review the job description and work schedule and submit an online application.

The benefits of this position at the Naperville Public Library include:

  • Annual Vacation Accrual: 1 week per year
  • Holidays: 7 days per year
  • Annual sick Accrual: 12 days per year
  • Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund
  • Health Benefits available for 30+Hour Positions
Apply To:
Naperville Public Library IL

Messenger P.L. – Technical Services Assistant/Associate

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Part – Time Technical Services Assistant/Associate

Messenger Public Library 113 Oak St. North Aurora Illinois.

Hours:  Part Time / Non-Exempt / 20 hours per work week. Messenger Library is an EEO employer.

Salary:  $10.40/hour (Assistant)

$12.00/hour (Associate/LTA)

Benefits:  Following one year of work employee is eligible for a prorated 56 hours of paid time off. This is an IMRF (Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund) pension position.


Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Head of Technical Services the employee will perform a variety of tasks related to the processing and cataloging of materials.

  • Cover, barcode and label materials for cataloging
  • Copy catalog all genres and types of library materials
  • Assist in cataloging and maintenance of periodicals
  • Basic mending of materials
  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma/GED; RDA Cataloging Training; Knowledge of MARC records and AACR2; LTA Certification preferred
  • 2-3 years copy cataloging experience required
  • Hours will be scheduled Mon-Fri. between 8:30-5pm; some flexibility needed
  • Must be detail oriented and have excellent proof-reading skills


Application Procedure: (Email preferred)

Submit: 1.Cover Letter, and 2.Resume, to:

Joanne Galloway, Head of Technical Services


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