Fox River Valley Public Library District — Clerk – Randall Oaks Library

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Job Title: Clerk – Randall Oaks Library
Part Time
16 hours per week
$12.59 per hour
Position Description: 

Do you have a passion for libraries?  Can you juggle a variety of tasks while welcoming every visitor with a warm smile and a friendly greeting?

Job # 1 for our Public Service Clerks is to deliver top-notch customer service experiences to library visitors while making them feel at home. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: issuing library cards; creating interesting displays; organizing returns on the shelves; and assisting visitors accessing resources with technology such as library PCs, self-check machines, e-readers, and tablets.

  • Some college required – LTA or coursework in progress a plus
  • Minimum one year experience working in a customer service position

The successful applicant will be an empathetic team player who possesses excellent customer service and current technology skills, is familiar with a wide variety of library materials, and has an abundance of energy.  The successful candidate will be available to work a varied schedule.

If selected to join our team, your primary work location will be our Randall Oaks Branch Library – a 5,000 square foot popular materials library located inside the Randall Oaks Recreation Center building at 500 N. Randall Road in West Dundee, IL.

To apply send resume, cover letter, and completed application (found at the web address below) via e-mail to Lauren Rosenthal:  Only emailed applications will be accepted.  

Application Deadline: Open until job is filled
Apply To: 
Fox River Valley Public Library District

555 Barrington Ave

East Dundee, IL


Rebuild Foundation, Chicago — Archivist

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Job Purpose

The primary responsibility of the Archivist is to promote access to Rebuild Foundation’s collections along with a team of Reading Room Attendants at the Stony Island Arts Bank. Reporting to the Archival Collections and Public Engagement Manager, the Archivist will advise on methods for cataloging and properly caring for our collections. In addition to assisting with daily library functions, the Archivist will work with the Manager to support the development of our collections-based programs and volunteer projects.

24 hours per week

Duties and responsibilities

  • Implement access policies in coordination with Archival Collections Manager
  • Staff SIAB reading room, facilitate library registration and orientation
  • Assist in ongoing development of collections cataloging
  • Maintain care and security of collections
  • Assist in volunteer training development
  • Provide administrative support for Archives Advisory Committee and Archival Collections Manager
  • Field questions from prospective researchers via email and phone
  • Collaborate on the development of archivist-in-residence program, incorporating research, study, and community engagement opportunities.


2-4 years experience in library or collections management required. Experience coordinating residencies or fellowships for artists or scholars preferred.

  • BA in art history, history, film, museum studies or related field helpful. MA in library, archival or information studies preferred.
  • Experience working in and with under-resourced communities
  • Excellent relationship-building and interpersonal skills
  • Oral and written communications skills and comfort communicating with individuals from different sectors (academics, artists, philanthropists, etc.)
  • Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, and identify priorities

Availability to begin work as soon as possible.

How to apply

To apply, please send cover letter and resume to with subject line, “LastName_Archivist.” No phone calls please.

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RUO Library, Rush University Medical Center, Chicago — Library Technician

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Job Title:   Library Technician
Department:   RUO Library
Shift:   4th (Rotating)
Full/Part:  Type 1 (72-80 Hrs/PP)
Job Number:   2016-0458
Job Description:
Are you interested in joining a leading health care organization?

Join Rush University Medical Center! 

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated, well organized and detail-oriented Library Tech 3 for our RUO Librarian Department.

 Shift is for a person who will work Sunday through Thursday 3:30pm until Midnight.



  • Provides general biomedical reference service for clinicians, faculty and students of the Rush University Medical Center.  Handles all routine circulation transactions through the Library’s automated system, shelves books and journals, and performs specific departmental tasks as outlined below.    Participates in Library quality improvement projects.   Reports to the Circulation Manager/Reference Librarian.


Scope of Responsibilities


Reference Responsibilities:


  • Conduct Reference Interview to determine information or service needed by the Library’s patrons.
  • Provides reference services to the Library’s patrons onsite and via telephone requests.  This includes proficiency in using reference tools in electronic and print formats.  Reference questions range from directional to ready reference questions.
  • Provides citation verification and assistance to patrons using major electronic databases such as Medline, Cinahl, PsycInfo, etc.
  • Answers ready reference questions and refer patrons with complex questions to a Reference Librarian and, if the desk is closed, provide them with a Request for Reference Service form.  Records statistics on questions answered.
  • Assists patrons in locating items they cannot find by searching through unshelved items at the circulation desk, verifying the item is not in the photocopy areas, and placing the item in Locate if not found.


Circulation Responsibilities:


  • Checks out, renews, and checks in items from the general collection, places holds for patrons on items that are checked out, and collects fines for overdue materials.
  • Registers new patrons in the online patron file.
  • Retrieves items from the reserve collection for circulation and returns them to the shelves and files.
  • Readies books and journals for reshelving by placing them in shelf order at the circulation desk.
  • Dispenses copy cards to persons authorized to charge copying to cost center numbers and records these transactions.


Circulation Responsibilities (cont.):


  • Shelves books and journals and retrieves items to be shelved from all areas of the library.  Assists in the shelf-reading of the various collections, most notably the book and journal collections.
  • Assists in keeping photocopy machines supplied with paper and toner, clears paper jams, and places service calls as needed.
  • Maintains the journal stacks on a regular basis.
  • Participates in quality improvement projects and contributes to their success on a continuing basis.


Library-wide responsibilities


  • May be required to perform duties in other Library departments such as:  front desk type duties in the METC that include circulating computer and audiovisual software and hardware, assisting patrons in the use of the Voyager online catalog, answering the telephone and filling out material booking forms; basic processing of archival materials in the Archives including inventorying individual archival collections (alphabetizing, identifies record groups, records missing items, etc.) and sorting  and organizing newly accessioned materials, including placing in new folders, re-boxing, and relabeling as needed; or basic clerical functions in other departments.





  • Associates degree or at least two years of college for the level of communication skills needed to interact successfully with the Library’s patrons and staff.
  • A strong commitment to public service in order to serve patrons quickly and efficiently.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills in order to interact effectively with patrons and co-workers.
  • A basic understanding of how computers work in order to use the Library’s automated system.
  • Careful attention to detail in recording departmental financial transactions.
  • A basic understanding of the National Library of Medicine classification system in order to shelve and retrieve materials.
  • A willingness to change shifts and work nights or weekends as the circulation section scheduling necessitates.
  • A strong commitment to teamwork both within the circulation section and in the Library as a whole.
  • The ability to work conscientiously with minimal supervision.
  • Must be able to push or lift up to 20 lbs. and bend frequently.


Company Highlights:

  • Rush’s 14-story hospital Tower is the cornerstone of the Rush Transformation, and is the symbol of a philosophy-an evolution in the delivery of patient-centered care.
  • Rush is a not-for-profit health care, education and research enterprise comprising Rush University Medical Center, Rush University, Rush Oak Park Hospital and Rush Health.
  • Rush University Medical Center is a three time Magnet facility located in Chicago, IL
  • Leading academic medical center, acute care hospital w/ 676 licensed beds.
  • RUMC offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits & the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development & recognizes your achievements.
  • Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation’s top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research.


  • As one of the most popular cities in the nation, Chicago is a cultural, historical and diverse city. Located on the shores of Lake Michigan, Chicago in known for its nearly 200 distinct neighborhoods and its extensive park systems, along with its sports teams, museums and vibrant theater community.


Rush University Medical Center is an Equal Opportunity Employer that welcomes and encourages all applicants to apply regardless of age, race, sex, religion, color, national origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital or parental status, ancestry, citizenship status, pregnancy or other reason prohibited by law.


The Art Institute of Chicago — Library Assistant-Circulation

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Job Title
Library Assistant-Circulation
Job ID
FLSA Status
111 S Michigan – Museum


Represents the Libraries in a positive fashion to all AIC staff, students, and members, as well as local, national, and international visitors.
Enforces Libraries’ access and circulation policies when working at Reception and Circulation Desks. Provides general directional information.
Retrieves and reshelves library materials for readers in a timely fashion. Performs other duties related to stack maintenance, including shifting materials in stacks when necessary and shelf reading to insure materials are arranged in proper classification order.
Performs a variety of functions in the Libraries’ online circulation system, including barcoding items if required, examining patron records, and recalling items when necessary.
Fulfills photocopy orders for patrons and staff.
Receives training in handling and care of materials in the Libraries’ collections. Demonstrates proper handling procedures of rare and fragile materials to readers.
Performs numerous clerical operations, including deliveries and pick-ups of the Libraries’ materials in curatorial offices, the copy center, and various units within the Libraries.
Performs other duties as assigned by Reader Services


Must pay close attention to detail, follow instructions well, work efficiently, and display excellent communication skills both in person and on the phone. Positive interpersonal skills essential.
Library or office work experience desired.
Physical strength and mobility necessary for lifting and shifting books.
Ability to learn and navigate Libraries’ online circulation system essential.
Some college coursework and a strong interest in library science, art history, or humanities helpful
Part Time Hours, 20 Per week. Schedule set during interview process.

Eastview Middle School, Illinois School District U-46, Elgin — Library Paraeducator

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Library Paraeducator


Illinois School District U-46

Job Description

Job Type

Educational Assistant-Library Para Professional

This position does not include benefits.
Pay rate – minimum rate per DUEA contract.

Educator License with Stipulations: Endorsed as a Paraprofessional Educator requirements:

Do you hold an Illinois Paraprofessional Educator license, Substitute Teacher license or a Professional Educator License?

Part-time 4 hours per day Monday – Friday 


About Eastview Middle School

Illinois School District U-46

355 E. Chicago St.
Elgin, IL 60120

Bartlett Public Library District — Part-Time Youth & Teen Services Associate

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Job Title: Part-Time Youth & Teen Services Associate
Part Time
Non-exempt, 17 hours/week. Schedule includes days, evenings, and weekends.
Position Description: 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Provide reference assistance and readers’ advisory service
  • Work on youth and teen projects
  • Provide instruction on the Library’s digital offerings and e-sources to patrons and staff
  • Participate in the operation of the Youth Services computer area
  • Keep current on age appropriate materials for youth and teen
  • Create attractive and interesting displays, bibliographies, pathfinders to introduce public to materials
  • Stay current regarding library technology and trends


  • Bachelor of Arts or Library Technical Assistant (LTA) Certificate required
  • Library experience preferred
  • Ability to work with children in an individual and group setting, knowledgeable in Microsoft Office Suites, ability to interact positively and effectively with patrons and co-workers of all backgrounds

Physical Demands/Work Environment

The employee may occasionally lift and/or move up to twenty-five pounds. The job is performed in a typical office environment and includes interaction with the public in a library setting.

Application Deadline: Open until job is filled
Apply To: 
Bartlett Public Library District

800 S Bartlett Road

Bartlett, IL 60103

Aurora Public Library — Bookmobile Services Assistant

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Job Title: Bookmobile Services Assistant
Full Time
40 hours per week, some weekend and evening hours.
Position Description: 

Do you have a passion for reading and sharing your love of books with children?  Would you like to drive a Bookmobile like Miss Frizzle from the Magic School Bus?  Are you good at coming up with creative programming ideas?  Can you pretend to talk to lions and tigers and bears and eat green eggs and ham?  Do you love to sing and dance and do silly things, all in the name of literacy?  Would you like to sit under a tree and read to children on a warm summer’s day?  Are you patient, energetic, flexible and kind?  If you answered an enthusiastic “YES!” to all these questions and meet the qualification below, this job is for you!

In addition to providing gracious and friendly service to our patrons, you will also:

  • Plan, develop and present children’s programs
  • Drive the Bookmobile
  • Provide reference and readers advisory services
  • Circulate library materials
  • Promote library services


  • Bachelor’s degree from a  four-year college or university or LTA certification
  • Two (2) years public library service
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends
  • Valid drivers license and CDL, including air brake certification – or ability to obtain within 60 days of hire
  • Spanish language skills are desirable

We offer a comprehensive benefits package, including:

  • Medical & Dental Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Sick, Holiday & Personal days
  • IMRF Pension

Salary range starts at $19.52/hour Union environment.  The 40 hour work week schedule includes weekend rotation and flexibility to accommodate special events.

The Aurora Public Library is located in Aurora, Illinois’s second-largest city, with four locations and a bookmobile.  The new 97,000 square foot main library opened in June of 2015 and is outfitted with cutting-edge end-user technology.

To apply download and complete the Employment Application found on the library website at  Submit your completed Employment Application, resume, cover letter and three professional references to

Application deadline: April 6, 2016

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