Addison Public Library — IT Services Clerk

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Job Title: IT Services Clerk
Part Time
34 hours per (two-week) pay period. Required to work from 5-9pm on Thursdays or Wednesdays and 1-2 Saturdays per month, plus some weekday daytime hours.
Starting at $14.01 per hour. Depending on experience and qualifications. Benefits include paid vacation time and sick leave.
Position Description: 

Are you a customer-service oriented and tech-savvy person? Can you communicate clearly and effectively with public and staff? Are you familiar with Windows and Mac computers, web searching and emailing, Microsoft Office and Google Docs, Apple and Android tablets/smartphones with various apps, WiFi connection, printing, scanning and photocopying? Do you love helping people at different skill levels learn how to use a variety of technologies? Will you enjoy helping people be creative at our Makerspace? Are you capable of basic equipment troubleshooting? Do you have the ability to multitask, set priorites, make independent decisions, exercise discretion and maintain composure to meet patron and staff needs?

The Addison Public Library is looking for a qualified part-time Information Technology Services Clerk to provide training and assistance to patrons using computers and other library equipment as well as online resources and software applications. You are expected to instruct patrons with varying levels of technical ability in one-on-one and group settings on the use of technology. You will need to perform routine maintenance tasks on public computer workstations, printers and other equipment. You will also be promoting library technology programs and services. You are expected to stay current with technologies via continuing education. You will also need to be willing to take on other duties to help fulfill the library’s mission and goals.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

1.      Extensive knowledge of hardware and software, including but not limited to: desktop computer, printer, scanner; laptop, tablet, smartphone and other mobile devices; Windows/OS/Android/iOS operating systems; Microsoft Office, Google Docs; Apple/Google creative apps; web searching and emailing; resume creation and editing; WiFi connection and printing, etc.

2.      Ability to perform basic troubleshooting on computers and other equipment.

3.      Ability to work and communicate effectively with public and staff.

4.      Ability to train computer users of all ages and skill levels.

5.      Ability to set priorities, make independent decisions, and exercise discretion with patrons and staff.

6.      Ability to handle multiple tasks, follow through tasks to completion, and meet deadlines.

7.      Ability to maintain composure in difficult situations.

8.      Physical ability and manual dexterity to operate computer keyboard, telephone, and other office equipment, read computer screens.

9.      Ability to reach, bend, and lift.

10.   Ability to move freely throughout the building.

11.   Bilingualism (English/Spanish or English/Polish) preferred.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: High school diploma or equivalency. Some college preferred.

Experience: One year related experience.

Evening and weekend hours required.

Access to transportation required.

If you enjoy working in a team environment to serve a diverse population in our community, please submit your application (cover letter, resume and three references) to at your earliest convenience.

Application Deadline: Open until job is filled

Prairie State College, Chicago Heights — Library Circulation Assistant

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Posting Number H0071P
Classification Hourly
Position Number HLIBCA03
Position Title Library Circulation Assistant
Status of Position Hourly – Year Round
FLSA Non Exempt
Position Summary
Circulates library materials and provides general library services to library users.

Reporting Relationship
Direct reporting relationship to the Library Technology Manager/Head of Access Services

Essential Responsibilities
1. Circulates materials and equipment from the library.

2. Retrieves materials from behind the library circulation desk (magazines, A/V materials, reserves) for library users.

3. Creates and edits PSC patron records in the automated circulation system.

4. Assists students with using the online catalog and locating materials within the library.

5. Collects monies from library users including, but not limited to, service fees, overdue fines and replacement costs for library materials.

6. Assists with the operation of the public copy machines and ensures the copy machines and library printers are operational.

7. Shelves materials, reads assigned shelves daily and completes shelf reading forms.

8. Maintains library organization and cleanliness; gathers materials for counting in house use.

9. Schedules and provides access to student study rooms.

10. Tracks daily patron count throughout the day.

11. Enforces library policies and procedures; contacts security to assist with maintaining an academic atmosphere as necessary.

12. Assists in the computer lab with basic tech questions (e.g. printing, e-mail, WebAdvisor, D2L).

13. Performs other duties and special projects as assigned consistent with the role of this position.

Other Duties and Responsibilities
Minimum Qualifications
1. High School Diploma and 2 years customer service work experience.

2. Must pass a Library of Congress shelving test as determined by the Library Services Manager to be eligible for employment.

3. Ability to use the automated circulation system, online catalog and other computer based applications.

4. Demonstrated oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications
1. Associate’s Degree.

2. Work experience in a school or community college setting.

3. Work experience in an academic or public library.

4. Experience with the Microsoft Office Suite of computer programs.

Anticipated Work Hours and Days
Mon.- Wed. 4:30pm – 8:30pm, Sat 9:45am -2:00pm

Posting Date 10/27/2015
Closing Date 11/13/2015

Special Instructions to Applicants
All applications must be submitted electronically through the Prairie State College website.

Fox Lake Public Library District — Circulation Services Manager

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Job Title: Circulation Services Manager
Full Time
37.5 hours weekly
$28,412 annum or DOQ
Position Description: 

We are looking for someone who is enthusiastic, adaptable to change and technologically savvy. Here at FLPLD our circulation team are the first ones to encounter patrons, so he/she must be pleasant to all patrons and staff, be knowledgeable about our materials and process’s as well as able to handle conflict in a calm manner. An essential duty to being Circulation Services Manager is having the ability to plan, disperse, and ensure activities are well executed by circulation staff. A qualified individual must possess an LTA Certification. Bachelor’s Degree desired. Minimum requirement of one year management experience. Minimum two years of library experience. A combination of education and experience is acceptable as long as the candidate can successfully perform all duties and position requirements. Position will include health, life and dental benefits as well as inclusion in IMRF.

Application Deadline: Open until job is filled
Application Contact: Kira Surprise
Apply To: 
Fox Lake Public Library District

255 E. Grand Ave.

Fox Lake, IL 60020

Fax: 847-587-9493

Cook Memorial Public Library District, Libertyville and Vernon Hills — Periodicals Associate

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Job Title: Periodicals Associate
Part Time
24 Hours Part time
Position Description: 

Periodicals Associate

Cook Memorial Public Library District is seeking a detail-oriented individual to maintain our periodical collection

Hours:  24 hours per week



    • Receive, process and shelve all periodicals
    • Maintain and update periodical databases
    • Manage subscription services, handling claims and problems
    • Maintain inventory of all periodicals



    • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
    • Detail-oriented and good organizational skills
    • Keyboarding and word processing skills
    • Must be able to lift/move library materials up to 30 pounds and operate automated equipment in the workplace as required
    • Ability to push a fully loaded (up to 100 pounds) double-sided book truck
  • This position requires work be done at both Cook Park Library in Libertyville and Aspen Drive Library in Vernon Hills

Pay Scale:    $12.41 per hour

To apply, please email cover letter and resume with three contact references by 11-4-15 to:

mlittlefield [at] cooklib [dot] org

Attn:  Marla J. Littlefield

Cook Memorial Public Library District

413 N. Milwaukee Ave

Libertyville, IL  60048


847-362-2354 (fax)

MPLD is an Equal Opportunity Employer

See map: Google Maps

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Fox River Valley Public Library District, Dundee — Account Services Clerk

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Job Title: Account Services Clerk
Part Time
8 hours/week
$12.59 per hour
Position Description: 

If your idea of a perfect job is extending a warm welcome to all who visit, and bringing joy to a child by issuing her first library card, we’d love to have you join the team at the Fox River Valley Libraries.  We have an opening for a part-time Account Services Clerk at our Dundee Library facility.

Job requirements include:

  • Excellent customer service skills
  • Minimum one year experience working in a customer service position
  • Some college required – LTA or coursework in progress a plus
  • Ability to write and speak fluently in both English and Spanish strongly preferred

Applications must be submitted electronically.  Visit our website for a full job description, qualifications and application instructions.   Our Account Services staff members work in a team environment, sharing the duties required to provide full customer service to patrons of all ages.  Successful applicants will be comfortable with the technologies necessary to help patrons navigate the library environment in person, by phone, and online.

Position will be open until filled. 

To apply send resume, cover letter, and completed application via e-mail to Human Resources:

No phone calls, please. All application documents must be submitted electronically. Applications submitted in person or via US mail will not be considered.

Apply To: 
Fox River Valley Public Library District

555 Barrington Ave

East Dundee, IL

Franklin Park Public Library District — Information and Digital Services Assistant

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Job Title: Information and Digital Services Assistant
Part Time
12-16 hours per week. Includes afternoons, evenings, and one Saturday each month.
$11.00 hourly
Position Description: 

Are you eager to help patrons of all ages discover more about the library and its services?  Do you love finding answers  and connecting readers with good books?  If so, the Franklin Park Public Library District is seeking a dedicated, enthusiastic, versatile and patron-oriented person like you to be a part-time Information & Digital Services Assistant.

In this role, you will offer outstanding service to our community and provide departmental support as a member of our Information & Digital Services team, which serves patrons of all ages, in person and online.

Your primary responsibilities will include providing reference, reader’s advisory, and technology assistance at our two public service desks.   Ideally, you will be flexible, self-motivated, work well with others, and have a sense of humor.  This opportunity allows you to sample various facets of public library work in a busy and unique setting.

The Franklin Park Public Library District is an independent library district serving Franklin Park, IL, a diverse community of 18,000+ in Chicago’s near west suburbs.  We’ve been building our future and preserving our past for over 116 years.

Requirements:  High School diploma. Some college preferred.  Technologically proficient.

To apply:  Email your cover letter and resume to hiring [at] fppld [dot] org.

Application Deadline: Open until job is filled
Application Contact: Vanessa Morrison, Assistant Director
Apply To: 
Franklin Park Public Library District

10311 Grand Ave

Franklin Park, IL 60131

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Zion-Benton Public Library — Circulation Supervisor – Customer Service

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Job Title: Circulation Supervisor – Customer Service
Full Time
37.5 hours per week. Schedule requires day, evening, and weekend hours.
$26,850 with AS/AA or $32,175 with BA/BS
Position Description: 

Zion-Benton Public Library District seeks an energetic, creative, and dynamic individual with a passion for libraries, technology, and the people who use them. The person in this position takes pride in providing gracious, friendly and proactive customer service to library users of all ages and skill levels in a highly diverse community. He or she is part of a management team that fosters exploration and lifelong learning in a highly engaging environment.

The person in the position is a member of the library management team and is responsible for:

  • Establishing and maintaining a welcoming environment for persons entering the library
  • Circulation functions related to customer service, including borrower registration and records, materials check out and renewal, fines, fees, billing, and collections
  • Telephone reception
  • Hiring, supervising, evaluating, scheduling, and ensuring the proper training of circulation desk and telephone assistants and volunteers
  • Representing the library at system, consortium, and community meetings and events
  • Performing the duties of direct reports
  • Serving in a rotation as Person-in-Charge

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s degree and one year of supervisory experience, OR some college and three years of supervisory experience in a customer service setting
  • Ability to effectively recruit, hire, train, develop, and discipline staff and volunteers
  • Demonstrated ability to apply good judgment and solve problems
  • Proficiency in personal computer applications, word processing, spreadsheets, email, and scheduling software
  • Knowledge of or ability to learn public library organization and operation
  • Ability to work with patrons of all ages and from a variety of backgrounds
  • Ability to represent the library at professional meetings and community events
  • Ability to work independently, to set deadlines, and with frequent interruptions
  • Experience with automated online systems
  • Ability to speak, read, and write Spanish, a plus
  • Must have reliable transportation
Deadline: Nov 11, 2015
Application Contact: Carol Dolin
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