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 Notifies acquisitions of lost items to be withdrawn and reordered.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: www.schaumburglibrary.org/About/Employment;complete application, include resume, and submit to employment@stdl.org, 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. http://www.messengerpl.org

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



Peotone Public Library District – Youth Services Ass’t

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Youth Services Department
Employer/Library:  Peotone Public Library District
Library Type:  Public
County:  Will

Position Information

Job Title:  Youth Services Assistant

FT/PT:  Part Time

Hours:  25-28 per week. Typical schedule would be mostly mornings and afternoons, some evenings plus one Saturday
a month.

Salary:  $9.00 per hour

Position Description
The Peotone Public Library District is looking for an energetic, motivated, reliable, fun loving and personable
individual who can work with patrons of all ages. Candidates should have an understanding of technology and
possess strong customer services skills, must be comfortable working on a team and have a knowledge of
children’s and young adult literature.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

 Planning and implementing programming
 Creating attractive and engaging displays and promotional materials
 Providing reader’s advisory, reference and technology assistance to children of all ages, their caregivers
and other residents.
 Promoting Library resources, programs and services.
 Creating a rapport with children and parents alike.

Candidates must have a high school diploma or equivalent and previous experience working with tweens,
teens and children preferred.
Physical Demands/work Environment
May occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty-five pounds.
The job is performed in a typical office environment and includes interaction with the public in a library
Some programming will be held off-site – valid driver’s license and own transportation required.
Program requirements include ability to move easily, set-up and take down equipment as needed.

Application Deadline:  May 11, 2018

Application Note
Submissions must be made by email to information@peotonelibrary.org and should include a cover letter,
resume, professional references with contact information and application (found on website). Interviewing
decisions will be based on qualifications for the position.

Application contact:

Peotone Public Library District
515 N. First Street
Peotone, IL 60468
Email address: information@peotonelibrary.org
Website: http://www.peotonelibrary.org
Phone: 708-258-3436
FAX: 708-258-9796

College of DuPage Library Ass’t IV

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Library Assistant IV (P/T), CP1N14833LRC
Position Number:
Library – LRC
Position Type:
Part time – PT
Pay Type:
Hourly Non-Exempt
Salary Range:
Salary 11

Answer directional, ready reference, and assignment-based or career-related research questions, as well as basic computing and software application questions, for patrons in the Library, on the telephone and via email reference service. Assist and instruct patrons (students, faculty, and community members) in the use of the Library website to search catalogs, indexes and databases, and the Web; in finding and retrieving information in the Library’s print and electronic resources; and in locating library materials available in the College of DuPage Library and other libraries. Assist and instruct students in paper writing mechanics and style (MLA, APA, etc.) as well as document formatting and layout.

  • Answer directional, ready reference, reference, and assignment-based research questions; as well as basic computing and software application questions, for patrons in the Library, on the telephone and via email reference service.
  • Assist and instruct patrons (students, faculty, and community members) in using Library computers to search catalogs, indexes and databases, research guides, and the Web. Assist and instruct patrons in printing from Library databases and the Internet. Help students with assignments requiring the use of print and electronic sources.
  • Assist and instruct patrons in selecting appropriate resources and tools, creating search strategies, and finding and retrieving information in the Library’s print and electronic resources, including special collections such as the Philanthropy Center and the College and Career Information Center.
  • Support career exploration instruction offered by faculty librarians and COD counselors and advisors.
  • Assist and instruct patrons in searching for and interpreting periodical citations and printing articles from the electronic sources. Help patrons locate periodical titles in the Library and at area libraries, using online catalogs or help place an Interlibrary Loan request.
  • Assist and instruct students, in research paper writing mechanics and style (MLA, APA, etc.) as well as document formatting and layout.
  • Assist patrons in selecting and accessing appropriate software from the applications programs listed on the Library menu screen. Answer basic questions about the programs and refers patrons to software manuals for in-depth information. Assist in printing documents.
  • Support the work of the Reference Librarians in collection development, in maintaining and updating the Reference, Ready Reference materials, and College and Career collections materials, and in keeping Library web pages and handouts accurate and current.
  • Monitor and enforce Library Policies and Rules of Behavior.
  • Other related duties as assigned.



One (1) year library work experience.  Public services experience.  Proficiency in written and spoken English.


Library Technical Assistant Certificate or equivalent Library Science coursework; two (2) years of college.



Two (2) years’ library work experience.


Library Technical Assistant Certificate & Associates Degree.

Additional Information:

Computers – networked Library computers and wireless laptops, laser and color printers; copy card readers; copy card dispensers; black and white and color copy machine; multi-line telephone and a variety of audiovisual equipment for patron use such as Monitor/Players, Slide/Tape Players, and specialized equipment used by the visually impaired.

Busy public service area; must have excellent people skills; must be flexible and willing to adjust to last minute situations.  Must be able to spend extended periods of time at a computer keyboard and monitor. Vision adequate to read a variety of print materials and computer screens.

This position does not require pre-employment testing.

This support staff position is for an average of 16 hours per week.  These are the assigned, regular shifts, when classes are in session:

Mondays & Tuesdays 12-4pm
Fridays 12-4:45pm
1 of 4 Saturdays, 9am-4:45pm
1 of 4 Sundays, 12-6:15pm
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