Thomas Ford Memorial Library – Youth Services Assistant, Part-time

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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: Jobs@fordlibrary.org

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Governor’s State University – Senior Library Specialist – Public Services

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Position Type Civil Service
Classification Title Senior Library Specialist
Position’s Functional Title Senior Library Specialist – Public Services
Position Start Date 01/02/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Position Summary The Senior Library Specialist—Public Services provides assistance to Governors State University users by providing public service through public desk coverage, email, chat, developing and instructing workshops to students, faculty, staff and community members, as well as performing other user-oriented duties. This position may direct, train and review the work of student workers. Manages the Library Amazon Account and serves as the backup to Library Operations Associate (LOA) for library social media.
Minimum Qualifications 1. High school graduation or equivalent

2. Any combination totaling 2 years (24 months) from the following categories:

(a) work experience in a library or equivalent setting

(b) college course work in any field as measured by the following conversion table:

• 30 semester hours equals six months

• 60 semester hours or an Associate’s degree equals one year

• 90 semester hours equals eighteen months

• Bachelor Degree (120 semester hours) equals two years (24 months)

• A Master’s or higher degree equals four years

(Note: Only a maximum of 4 years credit for college course work is available.)

3. A total of 2 years (24 months) work experience in a library or equivalent setting performing progressively more responsible work consistent with the next lower level of this series

Preferred Qualifications 1.Experience working in an academic library providing public service.

2.Experience conducting training/workshops.

3.Experience in using social media.

4.Experience in customer service.

Posting Date 12/18/2017
Closing Date 12/28/2017
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicants All Civil Service positions at Governors State University require an exam. The exam type for this position is a Credentials Assessment. Applicants are not required to report in person for this exam. You will receive your examination score via email within 2 weeks after the closing date.

This position requires Illinois residency within 180 days of the hire date.

Credentials Assessment Exam Scoring Information:

In order to be considered for this position, applicants are required to provide documentation that verifies that the minimum qualifications of this Civil Service position have been met. The required documents that are submitted in the online application (cover letter, résumé, and college transcripts, which show the conferred graduation date and earned degree), as well as any included other/optional documents will be reviewed and/or used in the scoring of the Credentials Assessment. These documents must be uploaded prior to the position closing date.

When completing your online application, please be sure to provide detailed information about your work experience, including dates of employment, applicable full-time and part-time employment, and specific duties and responsibilities.

Transcripts/Licenses/Certifications MUST be uploaded electronically to your online application. Due to the high volume of applications received, only college transcripts submitted/attached electronically to this posting will be used for the review and the consideration of this vacancy.

If you are a Veteran, you may be eligible to receive Veteran’s Preference Points on a passing examination score, by submitting proof of eligibility to the Department of Human Resources, such as a copy of your DD214/DD215 form (Department of Defense), NGB22 form (National Guard), or Discharge Orders or DD256 Discharge Certificate (Reserves) no later than the closing date on December 28, 2017.

Please attach a list of three professional references.

For fullest consideration, the above mentioned requirements must be submitted no later than December 28, 2017

Posting Number CS0175P
Type of Search External
Quicklink for Posting http://employment.govst.edu/postings/3126
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Governor’s State University – Senior Library Specialist – Technical Services

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Position Type Civil Service
Classification Title Senior Library Specialist
Position’s Functional Title Senior Library Specialist-Technical Services
Position Start Date 01/02/2018
Position End Date (if temporary)
Position Summary The Senior Library Specialist—Technical Services interprets and applies the library policies as they relate to the Technical Services Department. The position’s key responsibility in Technical Services is cataloging and classifying materials added to or withdrawn from the library’s collection and serials maintenance. Original and copy cataloging are essential duties of the Senior Library Specialist, which require a working knowledge of the system. The position is multifunctional and requires problem solving of materials not already in the database. In addition, further responsibilities of the job require primary maintenance of bibliographic, authority holding, item records, re-cataloging of materials, updating MARC records to Resource, Description, Access (RDA), and checking in and claiming serials. The Senior Library Specialist—Technical Services provides support to library staff members on special projects from the standpoint of weeding, adding to the collection donated items, inventory projects, and public services. Most of the work is performed independently with the responsibility of providing monthly statistics to the Technical Service’s Librarian of accomplished tasks. The Senior Library Specialist—Technical Services provides assistance to faculty, students, and other University Library users by staffing the Public Services desks.
Minimum Qualifications 1. High school graduation or equivalent

2. Any combination totaling 2 years (24 months) from the following categories:

(a) work experience in a library or equivalent setting

(b) college course work in any field as measured by the following conversion table:

• 30 semester hours equals six months

• 60 semester hours or an Associate’s degree equals one year

• 90 semester hours equals eighteen months

• Bachelor Degree (120 semester hours) equals two years (24 months)

• A Master’s or higher degree equals four years

(Note: Only a maximum of 4 years credit for college course work is available.)

3. A total of 2 years (24 months) work experience in a library or equivalent setting performing progressively more responsible work consistent with the next lower level of this series.

4. Demonstrated experience interpreting library policies, regulations, and standards.

5. Demonstrated experience in copy and original cataloging, as well as completing record and classification of catalogued materials.

Preferred Qualifications 1. Master’s degree in Library Science with a concentration in Cataloging, Information Technology or Information Science.

2. Work experience in library cataloging and library information services.

Posting Date 12/18/2017
Closing Date 12/28/2017
Open Until Filled No

Deerfield Public Library: Temporary Adult Services Assistant (15 hr)

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Employer/Library: Deerfield Public Library
Library Type: Public Library
County: Lake
Position: Temporary Adult Services Assistant (15 hr)
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: 15 hours per week- includes daytime, evening, and weekend hours.
Salary: $16.17/hr

The Deerfield Public Library is seeking a temporary, part-time Adult Services/Multimedia Assistant to provide quality public service. Our goal is to provide a welcoming atmosphere with a multitude of opportunities to learn, grow, and change. The Deerfield Public Library is dedicated to creating the most dynamic and exciting learning environment possible. Ideal candidates will possess exemplary customer service skills; strong communication, planning and organization skills; and be readily adaptable to change and new ideas. If you want to help us shake things up in Deerfield, check out our website for a full job description. To find out more about position requirements and duties, visit us at: http://www.deerfieldlibrary.org/deerfield/jobs.asp.

Please send resume and cover letter to Claire Steiner at csteiner@deerfieldlibrary.org.

To Apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Contact: Claire Steiner csteiner@deerfieldlibrary.org
Apply To:
http://www.deerfieldlibrary.org
920 Waukegan Rd
Deerfield IL 60015
Email address: csteiner@deerfieldlibrary.org
Phone: 8479453311

Naperville Public Library: 20Hr. Adult Services Associate

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Employer/Library: Naperville Public Library
Library Type: Public Library
County: DuPage
Position: 20Hr. Adult Services Associate
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: 20 hours per week including evenings and weekends. See posting on our website for regular work schedule.
Salary: $17.52/Hr. – Four year college degree required

The Adult Services Associate understands and follows the mission and values of the Library. Responsible for providing reference and Readers’ Advisory service to library users, assisting library users in the use of digital and print resources, assisting in programming, maintaining the adult and teen material collections and promoting library resources and services. Proactively participates in outreach activities. Collaborates with other staff members as needed and assists in creating a positive environment.

To Apply

Application Deadline: Monday, December 25, 2017
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: 1-2 weeks 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
Web: http://www.naperville-lib.org

Flossmoor Public Library: Teen Services Assistant I

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Employer/Library: Flossmoor Public Library
Library Type: Public Library
County: Cook
Position: Teen Services Assistant I
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: 18 hours per week
Salary: $11.19 an hour

Do you love interacting with tweens and teens? Do you post, Tweet, Snap, or Instagram about your favorite teen titles? Will you help us to give the youth of today the tools they’ll need to navigate the landscapes of tomorrow? Now’s your chance! Flossmoor Public Library is looking for a Teen Services Assistant who will engage with our after-school crowd, develop and implement fun traditional and STEAM-based tween and teen programs, and be part of an energetic and enthusiastic team in our Youth Services department.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about working with middle- and high school students, have a strong knowledge of teen literature, be knowledgeable about mobile technology and apps, and be a strong team player. This is a great opportunity for an MLIS student looking to gain experience in teen services.

A complete job description is available upon request.

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma (some college preferred)
  • Knowledge of teen literature
  • One year of library or public service experience working with teens
  • Must be able to bend & stoop, reach up to 70″
  • Commitment to public service
  • Familiarity with computers/Microsoft Office programs required
  • Availability to work evenings and weekends required
  • Social media and graphic skills a plus
  • Social work experience a plus

To apply, please send a cover letter, résumé, and completed Flossmoor Public Library application via e-mail to Anna Pauls, Youth Services Manager, at hr@flossmoorlibrary.org. This position is open until filled, but applications received by Friday, December 29, 2017, will receive priority consideration. Flossmoor Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

To Apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Contact: Anna Pauls, Youth Services Manager
Apply To:
Flossmoor Public Library
1000 Sterling Ave.
Flossmoor IL 60422
Email address: hr@flossmoorlibrary.org
Web: http://www.flossmoorlibrary.org
Phone: 708-798-3600

Highland Park Public Library: Membership Services Assistant

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Employer/Library: Highland Park Public Library
Library Type:Public Library
County: Lake
Position: Membership Services Assistant
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: This is a 20 hour per week year-round position and includes Daytime, Evening and Weekend hours.
Salary: $12.55 per hour, depending upon qualifications.

The Highland Park Public Library is looking for someone who believes that visiting the Library is the best idea anyone has had all day! The ideal candidate will value human contact, will relish mastering changes in technology, and will graciously coach and share what they’ve learned. The ideal candidate will exude a welcoming, can-do spirit recognized by all visitors.

Duties: Demonstrate and instruct patrons in the use of circulation hardware and

software; maintain accurate and confidential accounts using ILS software;

collect fines and fees and enforce circulation policies; sort, organize and

check-in materials; provide pleasant and knowledgeable telephone reception.
Requires:

  • Problem solving and customer service skills.
  • Ability to operate computers and general office equipment.
  • Ability to communicate with people of all ages.
  • Appropriate interpersonal skills and organizational skills for the work environment.

To Apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Note: Apply by submitting an application (available online at http://www.hplibrary.org/jobs) to:
Application Contact: Robin Smith rsmith@hplibrary.org
Apply To:
Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Avenue
Highland Park IL 60035
Web: http://www.hplibrary.org/jobs
Phone: 847-432-0216
Fax: 847-681-7027

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