Westmont Public Library – Technical Services Acquisitions and Receiving Associate

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The Westmont Public Library is seeking an energetic, detail oriented team player to join our Tech Services team. The Acquisitions and Receiving Associate will order and receive new material for the library collection.
Duties include creating on-order and pre-cat records in our library database, tracking appropriate billing information, reconciling order totals with invoices, unpacking boxes of new material, and communicating with vendors regarding damaged or defective items. This is an excellent opportunity for a MLIS student pursuing materials administration or a seasoned LTA!
At WPL we value collaboration and the synergy generated by a positive, friendly environment. A good sense of humor is a must! In addition to departmental responsibilities, staff members have opportunities to participate on committees and represent the library at special events.
The successful candidate must have exemplary communication skills, sufficient computer experience to perform duties quickly and accurately, and be able to set priorities and work independently. Physical qualifications include the ability reach, bend and lift to shelve and retrieve materials.
Position is 19.5 hours per week. Benefits include vacation time, sick leave, and paid holidays. Schedule is negotiable but some evenings and weekends may be required. Starting salary is $11.00/hour.
To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and completed Westmont Public Library application by April 21st to Amy Prechel, Head of Access Services, at aprechel@westmontlibrary.org.



Belvidere P.L.- Library Clerk

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Employer/Library: Ida Public Library
Library Type: Public Library
County: Boone

Part Time
Hours: 20-29, Evening and Saturday hours required
Salary: $9/ hour

This position is responsible for staffing the Circulation area of the Library, and performing all the functions associated with that area. The primary responsibility of this position is assisting Library users in the Circulation area. In addition, the Library Clerk may staff other areas of the Library as necessary. This is a 20-29 hour a week position with evening and Saturday hours required.. Required for this job are excellent customer service skills and an ability to perform duties effectively.


  • Greets and assists Library users in the Circulation areas employing effective customer service skills.
  • Performs all Circulation area functions effectively.
  • Assists phone callers.
  • Shelves, shelf-reads and organizes collections.
  • Processes overdue notices.
  • Responsible for Library opening and closing procedures as assigned.
  • Informs Library users of Library Conduct and Borrowing Policies, enforcing them when appropriate.
  • Assisting the Youth Services Librarian with storytime and other Youth Services programming.


  • Checks in, checks out and renews Library materials.
  • Informs Library users of the status of their Library records.
  • Processes applications for, and issues, new Library cards.
  • May assist Library users in locating materials.
  • Fields requests for new acquisitions and Interlibrary Loans.
  • Assists Library users in using library resources.
  • Receives phone calls, and assists or transfers calls as necessary.
  • Processes new library materials for circulation; repairs damaged materials.
  • Shelves Library materials; shelf reads and keeps materials in good order.
  • Performs or assists in Library opening and closing procedures.
  • Assists in seeing that Library rules of conduct are observed by asking Library users to observe rules of conduct that are not being followed, and by informing Library administration when necessary.
  • Additional duties as assigned.

Job Specifications

  • High School diploma or equivalency.
  • Library skills sufficient to accomplish the duties listed above, “transferable” skills, or the ability to learn those skills. In particular, the ability to learn the use of the Dewey classification system, and other Library procedures is required.
  • Computer skills sufficient to perform the functions of the online catalog and circulation modules of the Library’s automated Library system.
  • Excellent public service skills are essential.
  • Good clerical skills are required, including keyboarding.

To Apply

Application Deadline:
Open until filled
Application Contact:
Deborah Bloom
Apply To:
Ida Public Library

320 N. State St

Belvidere , IL 61008

Phone: 8155443838

Mount Prospect P.L.- Page/Shelver – Collection Management

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Employer/Library: Mount Prospect Public Library
Library Type: Public Library
County: Cook

Part Time
Hours: Average hours per week: 10
Salary: $8.27 per hour

Part-time Page position available. Major responsibility is shelving library materials. Required to pass a skills exercise on the alphabetical and numerical arrangement of library materials. High school diploma or student. $8.27 per hour.

Schedule # 15
Week A
Monday 4 pm to 7 pm
Wednesday 4 pm to 7 pm
Saturday 1 pm to 5 pm

Week B
Monday 4 pm to 7 pm
Wednesday 4 pm to 7 pm
Sunday 11:30 am to 3:30 pm

(Average hours per week: 10)

This is a year-round position

Full job description:

To Apply

Application Deadline:
Open until filled
Application Note:

Email resume to: jobs@mppl.org

Application Contact:
Human Resources
Apply To:
Mount Prospect

10 S. Emerson

Mount Prospect , IL 60056


Geneva P.L.- Library Assistant (Youth Services)

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Employer/Library: Geneva Public Library District
Library Type: Public Library
County: Kane
Part Time
Hours: 25-28 hours per week as follows: Monday: 4-9pm, Wednesday: 9am-2pm, Thursday: 9am-5pm, Friday: 9am-5pm + 1 weekend rotation per month (Saturday: 9am-5pm, Sunday 12pm-5pm)
Salary: $17.04/hr., with pro-rated paid-time off & contributions toward Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pension.

SUMMARY: Geneva Public Library District seeks a proactive, collaborative individual to join our team as a part-time Youth Library Assistant. We pride ourselves on connecting with our community to discover, inspire and grow and delivering service at the level of WOW! Under the general supervision of the Youth Services Manager, the Library Assistant provides direct service to the public through reference and readers’ advisory service and programming for children birth – grade 8, and contributes to creating a positive environment and enthusiasm about the Library. The successful candidate will be a self-starter who uses technology confidently and routinely, has a passion for customer service, great attention to detail and a drive to provide excellent early childhood learning opportunities for the community.

Qualifications for Position:

  • Excellent customer service skills and the ability to work in a team environment
  • Excellent communication/interpersonal skills
  • Strong organizational skills; the ability to move from task to task
  • Experience, ability and interest in working with children
  • Reads broadly in areas of interest to youth, their caregivers and educators
  • LTA certificate or B.A./B.S., preferred
  • 2 years library experience preferred

To Apply

Application Deadline:
Open until filled
Application Note:

A full job description and the Geneva Public Library District application is available at gpld.org/employment. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Completed applications received prior to April 7, 2017 will be given priority consideration.

Application Contact:
Ms. Kristi Miller, Manager, Youth Services
Apply To:

127 James St.

Geneva , IL 60134


Park Ridge P.L.- Student Page – Reference Department / PT

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Employer/Library: Park Ridge Public Library
Library Type: Public Library
County: Cook

Part Time
SCHEDULE: Part Time – See below
Salary: $8.50/hour

Part-time Student Page position is available in the Reference Services Department of the Park Ridge Public Library.

DUTIES: include shelving books and other materials.

SCHEDULE: A Student Page is responsible for working 12 hours per week including: at least one weeknight from 6:00 to 9:00 pm or 4:00 to 7:00 pm depending upon age; every other Saturday, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm; and every third Sunday from 12:00 pm to 5:00 pm.

REQUIRES: Position requires completion of 10th grade. Hours can usually be arranged around high school or college schedules. Beginning salary is $8.50/hour.

To Apply

Application Deadline:
Open until filled
Application Note:

Applications accepted until position is filled.

*Completed City of Park Ridge Job Application is required for consideration. Contact: Ms. Brandee Crisp, Reference Services Department, Park Ridge Public Library, 20 S. Prospect Avenue, Park Ridge, IL 60068, Phone (847) 720-3232, Fax (847) 825-0001.

Job description & application are available from the Library Business Office or Reference Department service desk and online at www.parkridgelibrary.org under “Get Involved/ Employment”.


Application Contact:
Ms. Brandee Crisp, Reference Services Department
Apply To:
B. Crisp, Reference Department

Park Ridge Public Library, 20 S. Prospect Avenue,

Park Ridge , IL 60068

Phone: 847-720-3232

Evanston P.L.- Library Clerk

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Part-Time Library Clerk

All times are in Central Daylight Time.
Job Type
Regular Part-Time
Evanston Public Library
$13.83- $17.714/hourly
Posted Date
Job Closing Date

Nature of Work/Essential Functions:

*Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications, but in most cases is no higher than the midpoint for the range.

Work Schedule:

Monday 5:15-9:15pm

Tuesday 1-4pm

Wednesday 5:15-9:15pm

Saturday 1-5pm

Using excellent customer service skills, assist patrons at the circulation desk by answering questions, providing directions, checking in and out library materials as well as processing registration, fines and fees.

Specific assignment will include some or all of the following:

  • Assist patrons at the circulation desk by using the computer system to check in/out and renew library materials and resolve problems.
  • Accept fines and fees from patrons using a cash register and credit card machine.
  • Handle incoming circulation desk phone calls with a high level of customer service.
  • Provide exceptional customer service on a daily basis.
  • Provide library assistance in the area of filing and shelving on an as needed basis.
  • Assist patrons with library card registration and renewal.
  • Answer general information and directional questions.
  • May work on special projects as assigned.
  • May perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Must possess a High School diploma or GED and must possess one (1) or more years of customer service related working experience.
  • Knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:
    • Proficiency with Internet search engines, word processing software, email, on-line computer catalogs and Windows operating systems.
    • Ability to promptly sort and file materials in alpha-numerical order.
    • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of customers and staff throughout the Library, as well as the general public within the organization.
    • Ability to multi-task many variable duties, requests and responsibilities.
    • Ability to exercise independent judgment.
    • Ability to read, understand and interpret manuals, policies and procedures, rules, regulations, journals, blogs, social media, memos, letters, reports and legal documents.
    • Ability to perform mathematical calculations with the use of a calculator and/or cash register.


    • There are no environmental hazards associated with this classification.
    • The employee is subject to inside environmental conditions: protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from indoor temperature changes.
    • The ability to stand for at least four hours at a time.
    • The ability to work while standing as well as bodily movement associated with bending, kneeling, stretching and reaching associated with checking in/out books. The ability to occasionally use force to exert up to 40 pounds. The ability to lift, carry or otherwise move objects, books, materials, etc. using up to 40 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.

Additional Information:


Under the supervision of the Circulation Manager, work is performed with the guidance of managerial staff. The individual has contact with other Library institutions and staff at all levels, and uses the necessary resources to meet and achieve goals and/or objectives. Work is assigned through specific projects and customer/clientele request. The employee is responsible for prioritizing work tasks, and for identifying and utilizing the appropriate resources to resolve a problem or situation. Work performance is reviewed through observation, completion of projects, status reports, conferences and meetings. Guidance is provided through the City Code, departmental policies, City operating practices and procedures, and other resources as applicable to specific projects assigned. Work is evaluated at least annually, with respect to customer service and performance in accordance with this classification standard.


The employee has regular and frequent contact with the general public.

Qualifications Assessment Category Group  
Structured Oral Interview    


To apply for this position, please apply online at www.cityofevanston.org on or before the closing date.

Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position.  Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.

The City of Evanston is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity.  The City of Evanston is also committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities.  Any person needing mobility or communications access assistance should contact Human Resources at 847-448-8204 (voice) or 847-448-8052 (TTY).

Des Plaines P.L.-Summer Reading Club Preschool Outreach Intern

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Employer/Library: Des Plaines Public Library
Library Type: Public Library
County: Cook
Part Time
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. each week
Salary: $14.00/hour

This internship has proven to be a great start for those interested in LIS, Early Childhood, or other related fields. You will experience working with preschool-age children, performing storytimes, and playing a pivotal role in a library’s outreach team. The successful candidate will perform exciting storytimes for children ages 2-5 at their preschools, and encourage the children to visit the library. Away at school but returning to the Chicagoland area for the summer? Consider this a great summer work opportunity.

Applicants must have a valid Illinois driver’s license and be comfortable driving a minivan.

This internship begins Monday, June 5 and continues until Wednesday, July 26, 2017.

Hours are Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. each week (excepting Tuesday, July 4th holiday).

To Apply

Application Deadline:
Date below
Deadline Date:
Friday, March 31, 2017
Application Note:

Download the application to print.

Send application, cover letter and resume to:

Mail To:
Carol Kidd
Des Plaines Public Library
1501 Ellinwood Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016

Scan and Email to:

Fax To:

Deadline: March 31, 2017 at 5:00 p.m. EOE

Application Contact:
Jennifer Steurer
Apply To:
Des Plaines Public Library

1501 Ellinwood Stret

Des Plaines , IL 60016

Phone: 847-376-2794

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