Beach Park Middle School, Beach Park School District #3 — Library Assistant

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Library Assistant
District: Beach Park School District #3


School: Beach Park Middle School


40667 Green Bay Road

Beach Park, IL 60099

Categories: Paraprofessional , Library/Media Center


Start Date: Not Provided

Close Date: Not Provided

Job Description

Job Type

Library Aide



No experience required but experience working with students would be beneficial. A minimum of a high school diploma or equivalent is required.Work well with children, follow verbal and written instructions and basic computer knowledge. If a particular position requires a unique skill, the new employee will be required to either possess that skill or be trained by the employer. Must hold a Paraprofessional License.


Reports to:

District Librarian and the building principal.


Job Goals:     


Performance Responsibilities:



  1. Follows collection development procedures and standards
  2. Processes new materials
  3. Provides basic cataloging of new materials
  4. Circulates and shelves all library resources
  5. Maintains an accurate electronic catalog to facilitate access to library resources
  6. Makes simple repairs on damaged books
  7. Participates in inter- and intra-library loan
  8. Manages Supplies
  9. Assists with inventories and withdrawal of materials



  1. Maintains an attractive and inviting school library environment with a variety of will working spaces for literacy activities
  2. Keeps the collection organized
  3. Enforces and reinforces school behavior expectations
  4. Prepares bulletin boards and displays
  5. Promotes a positive relationship with students, staff and community



  1. Communicates with teachers to learn their curricular needs
  2. Prepares correspondence, reports, resource lists, newsletters, and requisitions
  3. Collects data as requested by the district librarian
  4. Participates in work-related training  
  5. Promotes the library and its resources






  1. Assist students and staff in finding and using the library resources
  2. Guides students in finding “just right” books
  3. Promotes reading for enjoyment and personal growth
  4. Establish a culture of seeing information
  5. Facilitates reading programs linking the community and the library
  6. Supervises students and assists with research needs
  7. Models fluent, expressive reading
  8. Aligns library activities with themes of curriculum




About Beach Park Middle School

Beach Park School District #3

11315 W. Wadsworth Road

Beach Park, IL 60099



Grove Elementary School, Barrington Community Unit School District 220 — Library/Technology Assistant (LTA)

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Library/Technology Assistant (LTA)

Barrington Community Unit School District 220
Job Description

Job Type

About Grove Elementary School

Barrington Community Unit School District 220

310 East James Street
Barrrington, IL 60010

Northfield Campus, New Trier Township High School District 203, Winnetka — Instructional Assistant – Library

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Instructional Assistant – Library
Job Description

Job Type

Support Staff-Instructional Assistant – Academic Subject

Pay Grade/ Rate of Pay:    Grade 4; not less than $16.20 per hour
Assignment:                      School year
Campus Location:             Northfield Campus
Reports to:                        Library Department Coordinator
Starting date:                    January 3, 2017

Position Outcomes:
To assist the department chair and librarians by providing a wide variety of support and organizational services in the library. To assist students and staff in obtaining requested information and/or directing them to an appropriate resource.

General Responsibilities:
This position involves close interaction with students and staff, with the primary emphasis on providing service to the educational programs. This individual works under the direction of certified staff.   He/she is    expected to interact with students in a friendly manner while helping to maintain order in the library. The employee works within established procedures and systems, exercising some independence in the performance of routine matters.


  1. High school diploma required; college degree preferred.
  2. Exemplary interpersonal skills and ability to communicate clearly and distinctly with students, staff, and outside agencies.
  3. Knowledge of changing technologies and the confidence to troubleshoot related issues.
  4. Ability to be flexible when interpreting policies/procedures.
  5. Knowledge of computer operations and office procedures and skills.

Position Expectations:

  1. Commits to positive interactions with students and teachers.
  2. Provides students and staff with access to necessary library resources by:
    1. checking resources in and out using computerized circulation system and maintaining reserve lists;
    2. maintaining and updating student and faculty registration in the database;
    3. requesting and collecting payments for overdue or lost materials, and preparing related reports;
    4. handling cash from safe and cash drawer, and preparing deposits;
    5. answering students’ requests for information; and
    6. assisting and instructing students and staff on the use of the photocopiers and other library instructional tools.
  3. Maintains an orderly and efficient library for students and staff by:
    1. providing assistance at circulation desk;
    2. shelving books and materials;
    3. helping librarians with their research for classes and students;
    4. completing reports as assigned (daily library schedules, statistics on library usage, etc.);
    5. processing and withdrawing books and audio-visual materials (unpacking boxes, labeling/attaching security strips, stamping books, updating catalog records, etc.);
    6. assisting with inventory;
    7. ordering supplies;
    8. opening and closing the library as necessary (turning on and shutting down computers and systems, unlocking and locking doors, etc.); and
    9. completing support tasks as assigned (obtaining or distributing mail, mending books, developing displays, etc.).
  4. Provides access to materials through interlibrary loan by:
    1. attending interlibrary loan meetings online and/or at the library system as the school’s representative; and
    2. handling all interlibrary loan requests for books and other non-periodical materials.
  5. Continues job performance enhancement by participating in professional growth activities.
  6. Exhibits a positive employee attitude and projects a professional image to students, staff, and others.
  7. Performs other duties as assigned by supervisor.
About Northfield Campus

New Trier Township High School District 203

385 Winnetka Ave.
Winnetka, IL 60093

Niles Public Library District — Digital Services Assistant

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15 hours per week, must have evening and weekend availability
$15-$18.00/depending on qualifications

The Niles Public Library District is looking for an enthusiastic, innovative and creative employee to join our Digital Services Department. The Digital Services Assistant will staff a busy technology desk and troubleshoot computer issues for people of all ages. Additionally, you will provide support for our new makerspace and digital media lab, the Creative Studio, which has 3D printers, vinyl cutters, laser cutter, and audio and video recording equipment. The ideal candidate will be excited to learn new technologies, have excellent customer services skills, and be a team player.

Education/Experience Required: BA/BS

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Ability to communicate effectively with the public and all levels of Library staff.
  • Ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Proficient with Windows, Mac, and iOS operating systems.
  • Knowledge of new media and mobile devices.
  • Familiarity with digital media creation and editing tools (e.g., Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut Pro, GarageBand, iMovie)
  • Working knowledge of audio-visual equipment including Go Pro camera, Yeti microphone, and Nikon cameras.
  • Ability to troubleshoot technology issues calmly, patiently and effectively.
  • Previous experience in a customer service environment preferred.

To Apply

Deadline Date: Friday, December 16, 2016
Application Note: To apply send a cover letter and resume plus 3 references
Application Contact: Human Resources
Apply To:
Niles Public Library District

6960 Oakton Street

Niles , IL 60714

Grayslake Area Public Library District — On-Call Reference Assistant (2 Positions Open)

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Part Time
This position varies in days and hours and may require working any of the times the library is open.
from $15.92 to $21.41 per hour, based on education and experience

The Grayslake Area Public Library District is seeking a part-time on-call Reference Assistant to cover vacations, sick days, and other time as needed in the Adult and Youth Services departments. Availability to cover day, evening, and weekend shifts is required.


  • Provides reference and readers’ advisory service to patrons of all ages
  • Assists and instructs patrons in the use of library computers and technology, including various desktop and mobile applications and systems
  • Assists with library programs, displays, and crafts as needed
  • Trains staff and/or patrons in the use of library materials and equipment
  • Assists with collection maintenance projects
  • Strives for excellence in services provided to staff and patrons of all ages
  • Conducts all library business in a professional and cooperative manner
  • Demonstrates good judgment and problem solving skills

The successful applicant will be dependable, creative, and enjoy interacting with a wide variety of patrons and staff. The applicant must demonstrate the flexibility to work well under constant interruptions.

Ready to join our team? A complete list of qualifications, duties, and abilities required for the position is available at and at the library’s Circulation Desk.

To apply, email resume, cover letter, and three professional references to: Carlen DeThorne Head of Adult Services No phone calls please.

To Apply

Deadline Date: Friday, December 23, 2016
Application Contact: Carlen DeThorne
Apply To:
Grayslake Area Public Library District

100 Library Lane

Grayslake , IL 60030

Phone: 847-223-5313

Indian Trails Public Library District — Circulation Assistant – Check-out

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Part Time
21 hours/week
$13.20/ hour


Are you a positive individual with an aptitude for providing exceptional customer service? Are you organized and have the ability to multi-task? Do you thrive in a team environment and like helping people? If so, this opportunity may be for you!

The Indian Trails Public Library District (ITPLD) is seeking a Circulation Assistant (check-out) to join our team! This position is a part-time opportunity with an average work week of 21 hours. These hours are a mix of days, nights, weekends and holidays.

Our team is committed to the library’s vision of inspiring individuals, engaging communities and enriching lives every day.

Key duties and responsibilities:

  • Register new library members, maintain accurate records in library database and maintain library members’ confidentiality.
  • Perform claims returned procedures; process overdue and reserve items, complete program registration, and assist members with self-check unit.
  • Contact members and follow up on lost or missing items or service requests.
  • File requested items on hold shelves; identify damaged and/or incomplete items and route items to appropriate area.
  • Assist members and staff in the materials check-out process, including account information retrieval, fine payments, and other concerns.
  • Greet everyone who enters the library in a professional, friendly manner. Promote materials, programs, events, and services provided by the library.

This opportunity requires:

  • High school diploma or equivalent certifications and/or experience required.
  • Qualified candidates must have superb customer service skills.
  • Ability to multi-task, have attention to details, and excellent organizational skills.
  • The ability to use computers and relevant software including but not limited to Google products.
  • The ability to communicate effectively, use good judgment in the decision making process, and work both independently and as part of a team.
  • The flexibility to be able to work days, evenings, weekends, and holidays.

Hourly rate of $13.20. This position is eligible for pro-rated sick and vacation time as well as participation in IMRF.

To apply, send a cover letter and resume via e-mail to HR at Please include the job title in the subject line. No phone calls please.

To Apply

Deadline Date:
Friday, December 16, 2016
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Warren-Newport Public Library District — Youth Services Reference Assistant/Grade 9

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Part Time
12 Hour Per Week. You will work on Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m., and two (2) weekends per month – Saturdays from 9:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and Sundays from 1:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. (Sunday hours are from Labor Day – Memorial Day)
$13.96 per hour

To Apply

Application Deadline:
Open until filled
Application Note:

This position is not a seasonal position. We are looking for someone who can work these hours all during the year. The ideal candidate would also need to have some flexibility in scheduling to fill in for days, evenings, and weekends as needed.

Application Deadline: Until filled

Do you enjoy providing excellent customer service? Have a welcoming, friendly demeanor and love promoting literacy? Are you excited by the idea of introducing new products and services? Do you love to read? If you can answer all the above with a passionate “Yes!” and are comfortable with digital products and equipment, you could be the ideal candidate!

Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates’ degree or two years of college or university work.
  • Well-developed oral communication skills.
  • Experience working with youth.
  • Basic understanding of library resources.
  • Basic understanding of library automation.


  • Assists youth and adults in the selection, organization, and interpretation of library materials. Refers complex reference or library policy questions to senior staff.
  • Instructs library users in the use of online services, catalogs and reference tools.
  • Places local holds, initiates system level interlibrary loan transactions, registers patrons for programs, reserves meeting rooms for patrons and performs other service desk functions.
  • Troubleshoots minor problems of equipment (computers, copiers, etc.).
  • Attends and participates in staff, department and other job-related meetings.
  • Contributes to the library’s web presence.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.Interested parties are encouraged to submit an Employment Application (available on library website or at the Circulation Desk), resume and cover letter to: Diana Sills, Head of Youth Services, Warren-Newport Public Library District, 224 N. O’Plaine Road, Gurnee, Illinois 60031, or No Phone Calls Please.
Application Contact:
Diana Sills, Head of Youth Services
Apply To:
Warren-Newport Public Library District

224 N. O’Plaine Road

Gurnee , IL 60031

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