Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, alternating weekends and off on Wednesday.

Must be able to work the following hours: Part-time 20 hours per week. Three evenings per week (4:30 p.m. or 5:00 p.m. – 9:30 p.m.) and every other weekend (both Saturday 9:00 a.m. -5:00 p.m. and Sunday 12:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.) Applicant must be able to work this schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, alternating weekends and off on Wednesday.

Reference Desk Associate works at Adult Services Reference Desk. Also works at Reader’s Advisory and AV/Media Desk as assigned. Must be able to perform repetitive tasks, to work both work alone and under close supervision, and to handle confidential information. Tasks include locating library materials using online catalog, assisting patrons on public computers, answering phones, assisting the Reference librarian and LTAs, shelving Reference materials, covering desk for meals and breaks, assisting with bibliographies and displays, and other assigned projects. Must have excellent public service and communication skills. Must be able to accompany people to nonfiction books and the computer areas.

A high school diploma or GED plus a combination of education beyond high school and/or library experience required. Must know the basics of Microsoft Office Suite and keyboarding skills and must be able to search the online catalog. Ability to speak Spanish or other languages a plus. $9.50 per hour.

If interested, please fill out an application available at the Reference Desk, Reader’s Advisory or Media Desk. A downloadable application is available at http://www.poplarcreeklibrary.org by clicking on About the Library and selecting Employment Opportunities. The application may be returned to Reference Desk or mailed to Janice Beckman, Head of Adult Services, Poplar Creek Public Library, 1405 S. Park Ave., Streamwood, IL 60107, or email a scanned copy to jbeckman@poplarcreeklibrary.org.

No telephone calls please.

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