Full Time
37.5 hours per week.
$12.07 per hour or higher, depending on qualifications

Guest Services employees are the keystone of our customers’ library experiences. You are the professional who greets them with warmth when they come through the door and welcomes them to our fair library. You are knowledgeable about all of the library, what services each department provides, and what products and programs each customer might find interesting. You are the guide for our customers’ journeys into the world of Addison Public Library.

Who You Are

  • A real “people person”, enthusiastic, caring, friendly, and empathetic
  • A team player who thinks quickly on your feet as decisions need to be made
  • A quick mind excited to learn, grow, and change.
  • A self-starter with the initiative and courage to propose new ideas
  • An excellent communicator (speaking and listening) with almost everyone you meet

The opportunity we offer

  • You make customers feel welcome via smiles and greetings.
  • You like to keep moving, and are happy to go out from behind the desk to assist patrons with holds, self-checks, self-returns, or to escort them to another desk for further assistance.
  • You relish conversations with customers, talking to them about their needs and interests and our services, programs, and promotions.
  • You are always listening to suggestions and thinking of new ways we can serve our customers, through changes large and small that will improve their library experiences and make their lives just a little bit easier.
  • You find new technology intriguing and are eager to be an early adopter and promoter of new technologies used by the library and our customers.
  • You encourage your teammates to provide excellent customer service and are ready to assist and support any of the library team as you are able (making an announcement, unlocking a door, showing customers to a program).
  • You take pride in your library, ensuring it looks clean and organized, checking that all the equipment is working and free of stray items.

The guiding lights of our department

  • Enthusiasm
  • Conscientiousness
  • Curiosity for new ideas and products
  • Optimism

What you’ll need for success

  • High school degree, (some college preferred)
  • Ability to communicate in English skillfully
  • Ability to speak fluent, conversational Spanish (preferred)
  • Proficiency with computers, including troubleshooting, MS Office products, copiers and printers, and ILS systems.
  • Ability to be on your feet for extended periods of time, as well as ability to bend, crouch, twist, lift up to 25 lbs, and perform repetitive actions with your hands and arms.

To Apply

Deadline Date: Friday, December 2, 2016
Application Note:

Apply to: Dianne Ludwig, Guest Services Department Head Addison Public Library 4 Friendship Plaza Addison, Illinois 60101

Application Contact: Dianne Ludwig
Apply To:
Addison Public Library

4 Friendship Plaza

Addison , IL 60101-2499