Glenside P.L., Circulation Services Clerk – 2 openings

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Circulation Services Clerk

Part Time (Average of 15.7 hours/week OR 14.6 hours/week)
The Glenside Public Library District has two positions available immediately in the Circulation Services Department. Hours are:
Mondays 4:30 pm – 9:15 pm OR Tuesdays 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Tuesdays 4:30 pm – 9:15 pm Wednesdays 10:30 am – 2:30 pm

Thursdays 4:30 pm – 9:15 pm Fridays 10:00 am – 1:00 pm

Rotating Saturdays and Sundays Rotating Saturdays and Sundays

Responsibilities include providing direct public service duties which include the check-in and check-out of library materials, library card registrations, placing holds, calling patrons that holds are ready for pick-up, collecting fines and fees, processing overdue materials, answering the telephone, and other duties as assigned.

Requirements are a high school diploma or GED equivalency examination, the ability to communicate effectively in English (both orally and written), and at least one year experience in a job with direct customer service. The successful candidate must provide excellent customer service, must be highly organized and accurate, and must have a flexible schedule and a good sense of humor. Experience working within the circulation department of a library is desirable.

Hourly salary range $12.86 – $17.75

There are no benefits associated with this position.
Submit applications to:
Tom Bartenfelder

Leader of Staff Services Facilitation

Glenside Public Library District

25 E. Fullerton Avenue

Glendale Heights, IL. 60139

Applications are available at the library Circulation Desk or downloadable:

Application Form

Algonquin Area Public Library-Customer Service Associate

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FT/PT: Part Time
Hours: 20 Hours Per Week. Includes evenings and weekend hours.
Salary: $11.50 Per Hour
Position Description:
Under the supervision of the Access Services Administrator or the Circulation Supervisor, the Customer Service Associate is responsible for providing excellent customer service to library patrons. The Customer Service Associate is the first contact patrons have as they enter the building. In addition to greeting patrons and providing information about the Library, they handle all duties related to the circulation of library materials including registering new cardholders, processing holds, preparing interlibrary loan material, and troubleshooting patron accounts.

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma. Customer service and Library experience preferred.

To apply send: application, cover letter, and resume.

Application Deadline: Date below
Deadline: Sep 26, 2014
To Apply
Application Contact: Theresa Therens
Apply To:
Algonquin Area Public Library District
2600 Harnish Drive
Algonquin, IL 60102
Phone: 847-458-3133
Fax: 847-458-9370
See map: Google Maps

Indian Trails Public Library(Wheeling)- Branch and Outreach Services Assistant

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Average Weekly Work Hours: 17
FLSA Classification: Non-Exempt
Location: Prospect Heights Branch

Position Purpose:
To serve the members of the Indian Trails Library District by providing a wide variety of high quality materials, programs, and services for individuals of all ages.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

Assist individuals of all ages to find information and locate materials.
Recommend materials through a variety of media and inquiry sources.
Plan and execute programs for age appropriate programs.
Maintain a safe and orderly atmosphere at the branch library.
Register patrons for library cards and maintain accurate patron and item records in the library’s database.
Stay current with appropriate literature and assist with selecting and weeding material as needed and as directed by the Head of Branch and Outreach Services.
Perform other duties as assigned.


High School diploma and LTA, Associate Degree, or relevant experience
Excellent customer service, interpersonal, and organizational skills
Knowledge of relevant software and equipment
Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing with an ethnically and age diverse public and staff, and to work independently and with interruptions
Ability to read computer screens; type accurately; and move about service area easily; and push and pull carts as well as lift and sorts materials of various weights up to 35 pounds
Fluency in a second language desirable
Familiarity with and interest in providing programs for all ages
Must have reliable transportation and be able to work days, evenings, weekends, and holidays

High School diploma and LTA, Associate Degree, or relevant experience. Salary of $14.38. To apply, send resume via e-mail to HR at Please include the job title in the subject line.

Community High School District 99- Library Secretary

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Job Title: Library Secretary SH Reports To: Department Chair
Pay Schedule/Grade: Secretary – 01 FLSA Status: Non-exempt
Prepared/Revised Date: July 2011 Work Year: 36 Weeks

SUMMARY: Assist department chair and other staff with secretarial, administrative and clerical support as needed.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The frequency and percentage of time of duties may vary based on building or department assignment.

Job Task Descriptions
Frequency % of Time
1. Provide clerical and technical assistance to department and building staff and/or students. This may include word processing, data entry, correspondence, copying and distributing materials. Assist with library needs, including shelving books, checking out books, maintain holds, intra- and inter-library loans. Process online resources, inventory, and year-end reconciliation. D 15%
2. Greet and assist students and walk-ins, determine nature of business and direct students to appropriate location. Manage laptop computers to ensure optimal use. D 15%
3. Student attendance supervision, i.e. study halls and before and after school supervision. Become familiar with uniform library instruction and programs in order to answer common questions and clarify general misunderstandings related to this instruction. Use discretion when interacting with students, determining appropriately when to involve certified staff in making decisions. D 15%
4. Assist with collection development: material selection, purchasing, weeding, cataloging, processing of books, and introduction of new technologies, etc. D 15 %
5. Input and maintain up-to-date records and filing systems. This may include entry of data into automated system or district specific software programs, including cataloging, patron patrons, and library circulation system. D 10%
6. Assist with special events and projects throughout the year, including but not limited to: Teen Tech Day, National Library Week, Teen Read Week, Books for Break, and the ‘currently reading’ program. D 10%
7. Answer phones, assist callers with questions and give information or route call to appropriate person or department. Provide backup coverage for positions within department as needed. Appropriately direct staff and parent contacts to certified staff based on evaluation of circumstances or situtation. D 7%
8. Create reports and spreadsheets of information and perform analysis of data as requested using appropriate programs/software. 5 %
9. Assist with bookkeeping including purchase orders, budget records, billing forms, student activity accounts, and approval of invoices. D 5 %
10. Perform other duties as assigned. Ongoing 3%
TOTAL = 100%

• High school diploma or equivalent, plus specialized courses in secretarial and bookkeeping skills.
• Library Technical Assistant Degree preferred.
• More than one year and up to and including three years of experience in a library setting. Experience working in a school setting preferred.

• Criminal background check required for hire.
• CPR and First Aid certifications preferred.

• Working knowledge of personal computers and peripherals
• Word processing skills.
• Working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite applications (Word, Excel, Outlook)
• Working knowledge of programs necessary to support department needs such as, eSchool, Access, eFinance , Publisher, Schooldude
• Operating knowledge of and experience with typical office equipment, such as telephones, copier, fax machine, E-mail, etc.

• English language skills.
• Oral and written communication skills.
• Interpersonal relations skills.
• Customer service and public relations skills.
• Critical thinking and problem solving skills.
• Ability to maintain confidentiality in all aspects of the job.
• Ability to manage multiple tasks with frequent interruptions.
• Ability to manage multiple priorities.
• Ability to diffuse and manage volatile and stressful situations.
• Ability to promote and follow Board of Education policies and building and department procedures.
• Ability to communicate, interact and work effectively and cooperatively with people.
• Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator.


Reports to: Department Chairperson

Direct reports: This job has no direct supervisory responsibilities.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS & WORKING CONDITIONS: The physical demands, work environment factors and mental functions described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

MENTAL FUNCTIONS While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to compare, analyze, communicate, copy, coordinate, instruct, compute, synthesize, evaluate, use interpersonal skills, compile and negotiate.

To apply: Complete an online application available on the District homepage. The webpage is accessed at
(Community High School District 99) – click on Human Resources and then Online application and they will begin the process in this database.

Community High School District 99-Secretarial/Clerical

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Successful candidate must be comfortable working and interacting with a wide variety of people, including students. General word processing skills using Microsoft Office software is required. A willingness to learn new software and procedures is a must. Familiarity / Experience working in a school setting are preferred. An understanding and appreciation for the role of libraries in schools and societies is also desirable.
This position requires someone is committed to customer service in every interaction. We are looking for someone who is flexible, a team player, and takes pride in his/her work.

Circulation Desk Duties:
Maintaining supplies
Managing staff and student requests for assistance
All Duties related to circulation of library materials including:
checking in/out materials, placing holds, shelving books, etc.

Student Supervision
Managing the attendance computer for students from study hall
Directing studentsfrom study halls
Providing assistance to students
Following library/school practices when supervising students
Supervising students before or after school
Managing laptop distribution

Administrative Assistant
Inventory of Library materials
Book Processing & Repairs
Preparing and tracking Purchase Orders
Maintaining Library Records
Preparing and maintaining displays
Secretarial duties including:
typing, preparing reports, interacting with other staff regarding financial/school
procedures, photocopying, etc.
Preparing and maintaining displays

Supervise, implement, track and oversee circulation of eBooks/Audio books
Assist with development and implementation of library programming
Cataloging – if LTA certified.

Perform any Administrative Assistant Duties required/requested by Building Supervisors

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