Date Posted: 26 January, 2017

Employer/Library: Northbrook Public Library
Library Type: Public Library
County: Cook
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: 25 per week (weekday & weekend hours). Schedule: Monday 8:30-1, Wednesday 10-3, Thursday 8:30-4:30, 1st Friday 9-2, 2nd & 3rd Friday 8:30-2, 2nd & 3rd Saturday 9-2, 4th Sunday 1-5, 5th Sunday 12:30-5.
Salary: $13.98 / hour. Benefits include paid vacation & sick leave, participation in IMRF pension plan and 457 Roth/IRA savings plans available.

Applicants must possess the ability to perform various circulation functions:

  1. Check in/out books and materials.
  2. Interact with patrons concerning circulation of materials, issuance of library cards, collecting fines/fees, etc.
  3. Open and close the library during an assigned shift.
  4. Answer incoming telephone calls providing routine information, transferring calls and taking messages.
  5. Prepare basic circulation reports as pertains to daily work.
  6. Sort returned books in alphabetical and numerical order on carts.

Interact with outside agencies including other local libraries.
Direct patron inquiries.
Inspect and redirect materials for cleaning, repair, withdrawal, reordering.
Inspect books for damage and handle appropriately.
Perform other library related activities as required.

Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of a secondary education; one year of general work experience including contact with the public.

Basic knowledge of routine library functions and procedures; ability to stand, walk, and/or stoop for long periods of time, ability to lift up to 35 pounds; ability to push/pull loaded carts in excess of 75 pounds; ability to operate a computer terminal using a variety of library software; ability to type, operate cash registers, and other business machinery; ability to handle money responsibly; ability to interact pleasantly and effectively with staff and patrons; ability to work accurately in a changing environment with frequent interruptions.

You may download the employment application from our website at:

Northbrook Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Note: Send cover letter, resume and application to:
Application Contact: Laurie Prioletti, HR Manager
Apply To:

Northbrook Public Library

1201 Cedar Lane

Northbrook , IL 60062

Phone: 847.272.7077
Fax: 847.272.5362