Messenger Public Library – Technical Services Assistant

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Technical Services Assistant (Library Materials Processing/Copy Cataloging)
The Messenger Public Library of North Aurora Illinois (population 16,670) is located 30 miles west of Chicago along the Illinois Route 31 (the Lincoln Highway) along the beautiful Fox River. The Library’s mission is to inform, connect, and enrich the citizens of North Aurora. The Library is a member of the northern Illinois RAILS Library System and part of RAILS MAGIC Library Consortium. The Messenger Public Library of North Aurora Illinois is an EEO employer.
Hours: 16 hours per week (non-exempt position) including evenings and weekends.
Salary: $ 9.82 per hour without LTA Certification – or – $11.33 with LTA Certification
Benefits: Includes the following: Optional deferred 457b compensation plan, and paid time off following the first full year of employment.

The position of Library Technical Services Assistant involves clerical, material processing, technology support and acquisition tasks and other related duties as required or as directed. Library Assistant is responsible for the processing and the acquisition of library materials in a variety of formats. Work is performed under the direct supervision of Technical Services Department Head.

Duties and Responsibilities:

• Performs processing of all types of library materials barcoding, stamping, applying necessary stickers, processing book-jacket covers, labeling, etc.
• Copy cataloging of materials

Employment Standards:

• Good communication skills and team work skills
• Ability to interact with the public in a friendly, polite manner
• Ability and willingness to become familiar with the library’s collection and services
• Ability to work in a fast paced environment while simultaneously paying attention to detail and delivering accurate work
Education and Experience:

• Graduation from high school required
• Library specific coursework preferred (Library Technical Assistant [LTA]Certificate or other library training)
• Public Library experience preferred
• Library processing experience preferred
• Must be computer literate

Please complete the job application found on the Messenger Public Library website; then forward that completed application and a cover letter to: Joanne Galloway, Head of Technical Services ( Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Messenger Public Library – Library Circulation Assistant I

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Messenger Public Library of North Aurora, Illinois, ( seeks a positive, compassionate, and flexible individual to work at the main circulation desk with library patrons of all ages. This high-volume public contact position requires exceptional customer service skills to assist diverse customers in registering for library cards; locating materials; using materials and services; paying fines and fees, processing reserves and transit materials; shelving materials; and various other duties as assigned.
Hours: 12-16 hours per week (non-exempt position) including evening, weekend, and daytime shifts. Additional hours are possible due to staff vacations, illness, and leaves of absence.
Salary: $9.82 per hour.
Qualifications: High school diploma or GED required. LTA Certificate or 2 year Associates Degree and 6 months of public library experience preferred. Any combination of education, training, and experience may be considered.
Applying for Positions: Please submit a Messenger Public Library employment application, resume, and cover letter to Shelly Hamlin-Rodrick, Head of Circulation Services, Messenger Public Library, 113 Oak St., North Aurora, IL 60542. Application forms are available at the library or downloadable on the library website. E-mail application materials to

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