Fox River Valley Public Library District: Children’s Services Clerk

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Employer/Library: Fox River Valley Public Library District
Library Type: Public Library
County: Kane
Position: Children’s Services Clerk
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: The anticipated schedule is: Monday 9-1pm Tuesday 5-9pm Wednesday 1-5pm Thursday 5-9pm Monthly weekend rotation.
Salary: $12.59 per hour

Do you have a passion for working with children (ages 0 to 12) and their caregivers? Are you patient, imaginative and energetic, familiar with homework support resources and children’s literature? Do you know the correct order of the Harry Potter books by heart? If you answered an enthusiastic “Yes!” to all these questions and meet the qualifications below, this job is especially built for you – apply now, and we’ll see you at the interview!

Our Children’s Department staff members work in a team environment, sharing the duties required to provide full information services to young patrons of all ages. The successful applicant will be comfortable with the technologies necessary to help patrons navigate the library environment in person, by phone, and online.


  • Some college required – LTA or coursework in progress a plus
  • Minimum one year experience working in a customer service position
  • Ability to write and speak fluently in both English and Spanish preferred

To Apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Note:  To apply send resume, cover letter, and completed application (found at the web address below) via e-mail to Sherry Kenney: No phone calls, please. All application documents must be submitted electronically. Applications submitted in person or via US mail will not be considered.  Only emailed applications will be accepted.

Grayslake Area Public Library District: MAKERSPACE MENTOR

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Employer/Library: Grayslake Area Public Library District
Library Type: Public Library
County: Lake
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: 10 – 11 hours per week, consisting of afternoons, evenings and weekends.
Salary: $16 per hour

The Grayslake Area Public Library District is seeking two friendly, tech-savvy, and patron-service focused people to staff our coming makerspace. If you enjoy providing exceptional service, have a passion for all things technological and want to be instrumental in starting a new, collaborative service, this could be the job for you! Candidates should bring a sample of their own technology instruction to the first interview. The tentative starting date for these positions will be February 1st, 2018.

This position is for approximately 10 to 11 hours per week, including, afternoons, evenings and weekends. For current Library employees, the hours and schedule for this position may be combined with those of an existing position with the express approval of your existing supervisor that the additional hours will work with your existing schedule. The schedule may vary, based on needs. During the planning phase, the schedule will be based on the needs of the Makerspace Project Manager (Library Director), Automated Systems Manager and Maker Space Lead. When the Makerspace opens, the schedule will be based on the hours of makerspace service and other responsibilities

Applicants must have a high school diploma and some instructional experience. Applicants should have experience instructing others in use of technology and creative equipment and familiarity with Apple, Microsoft, and Android systems. Basic CAD software knowledge and experience with video and audio production software preferred. Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with people of all ages and abilities and proven ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group are required.

The person in this position will: Coordinate with YSD and ASD in planning and providing programs, equipment, and services for patrons of all ages and abilities. Review and evaluate materials and physical items for purchase for the makerspace. Train staff and patrons in use of makerspace resources. Create displays and handouts. Track use of consumables and equipment.

A complete list of qualifications, duties and abilities for the position are available at the Circulation Desk.

Salary range begins at $16.00 per hour depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits include paid vacation, sick days, personal days and holidays.

To Apply

Application Deadline: Thursday, December 14, 2017
Application Note: Resumes accepted until December 14th, 2017. Please email or mail resume, cover letter and contact information for three references to:

Application Contact:
Sean Draegert
Automated Systems Manager
Grayslake Area Public Library district
100 Library Lane
Grayslake, IL 6003o
Phone: 847-223-5313

Joliet Public Library: Youth Services Programming Associate – Tween & Teens

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Employer/Library: Joliet Public Library
Library Type: Public Library
County: Will
Position: Youth Services Programming Associate – Tween & Teens
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: 20 – 24
Salary: $18.53

Youth Services Programming Associate – Tween & Teens

The Joliet Public Library is seeking an energetic, motivated individual to be our Tween/Teen Youth Services Associate at our Ottawa Street Branch location. We are looking for someone who can work with patrons of all ages, especially our junior high and teen patrons. Candidates for this position will be customer-focused, tech savvy, and innovative. This is a part-time, 20 – 24 hours per week non- exempt position. The schedule varies and includes a mixture of nights and weekends.

Responsibilities include:

  • Ability to provide consistently good customer service to patrons and coworkers.
  • Plan and execute tween and young adult programs of an educational or recreational nature.
  • Coordinating and providing library services to library patrons.
  • Strong background of working with the public.
  • Serve as contact with administrators, school librarians and other faculty at 6-12 schools. Contribute to the selection and maintenance of the young adult circulating collection and periodicals.
  • Ability to work in an efficient and organized manner.


  • Bachelors or LTA degree, or equivalent in experience.
  • Knowledge of young adult literature, information searching, library programming for young adults, and current library technology preferred.
  • Spanish language skills preferred

To apply: Send cover letter, resume and three work related references to Human Resources at

To Apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Deadline Date: Friday, November 3, 2017
Application Contact: Human Resources
Apply To:
Joliet Public Library
150 N. Ottawa Street
Joliet IL 60432
Email address:
Phone: 8157402660

Lake Bluff Public Library: Library Assistant – Circulation

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Employer/Library: Lake Bluff Public Library
Library Type: Public Library
County: Lake
Position: Library Assistant – Circulation
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: The position schedule may be flexible, but availability during the following times is preferred: Wednesday: 9:30am to 2:00pm Thursday: 9:30am to 2:00pm Saturday: 1:00pm to 5:15pm
Salary: $11/Hour

The Lake Bluff Public Library is seeking a friendly and customer service-oriented worker to help staff our busy front desk and assist with a variety of tasks in our Circulation and Reference department. The ideal candidate will be a creative problem solver who can think on their feet and thrive in a busy and constantly changing environment.


  • Checkout and locate materials for patrons at the front desk.
  • Promptly and accurately answer a variety of patron questions.
  • Troubleshoot basic problems with the public computers and equipment (resolving printer jams, saving information to flash drives, etc.)
  • With training, answer reader’s advisory queries.


  • Two years of college or current enrollment as a college student is preferred.
  • Familiarity with basic computer operations and Microsoft Word is required.
  • This position involves a high level of contact with the public: excellent verbal communication is a must.
  • Previous library or customer service experience is not required, but will be considered favorably.

To Apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Note: To apply, please upload a cover letter and resume here:

Contact for this posting:
Liliana LaValle
Head of Circulation and Reference

Application Contact: Liliana LaValle, Head of Circulation and Reference
Apply To:
Lake Bluff Public Library
123 E. Scranton Avenue
Lake Bluff IL 60044
Email address:
Phone: 8472342540
Fax: 8472342649

Park Ridge Public Library: Circulation Library Assistant I – PT

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Employer/Library: Park Ridge Public Library
Library Type: Public Library
County: Cook
Position: Circulation Library Assistant I – PT
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: Approximately 10-15 hours per week
Salary: $12.05 per hour

The Park Ridge Public Library is seeking a part-time Library Assistant to join our busy Circulation department. In this position you will be dealing directly with patrons and visitors. Candidates must have a positive attitude, work well in a team environment, and demonstrate excellent customer service skills.

DUTIES: Greeting visitors; checking materials in and out; issuing and renewing library cards; collecting fees; answering the telephone and directing calls; processing holds for patrons; implementation and knowledge of circulation policies and procedures; other duties as assigned.

REQUIRES: High School Diploma or equivalent; excellent communication skills; commitment to outstanding customer service and teamwork; ability to lift 25 lbs. and push a book cart; must demonstrate basic computer competencies. Library experience and familiarity with SIRSI or POLARIS software preferred. See job description for complete list of requirements.

The schedule listed is a preferred schedule but flexibility in scheduling will be given to candidates who we feel are a good fit for our team.

Schedule A 
Tuesdays 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Thursdays 5:00 pm to 9:00 pm
and one weekend per month:
Saturdays 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Sundays Noon to 5:00 pm

To Apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Note: Completed City of Park Ridge Application required for consideration. Send a cover letter, resume, and completed City of Park Ridge Application to: Anastasia Daskalos, Circulation Services Manager, Park Ridge Public Library, 20 S. Prospect, Park Ridge IL 60068, Phone: (847) 720-3271, Fax: (847) 825-0001, Email:

Applications accepted until position is filled.

Job description and City of Park Ridge Application available from the Reference Services Desk or Business Office, or online at under “Get Involved/ Employment”. E.O.E.

Application Contact: Anastasia Daskalos, Circulation Services Manager
Apply To:
Park Ridge Public Library
20 S. Prospect Avenue
Park Ridge IL 60068
Email address:
Phone: (847) 720-3271
Fax: (847) 825-0001

Bellwood Public Library: Part Time Technical Services Clerk

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Employer/Library: Bellwood Public Library
Library Type: Public Library
County: Cook
Position: Technical Services Clerk
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: Approx. 26 hrs per week, including a Saturday/Sunday rotation.
Salary: $10.50

The Technical Services Clerk is a part-time support staff position in the Technical Services Department, responsible for physical processing of new library materials, except magazines. Because this clerk also provides coverage for the Adult public computer area, customer service experience is vital and strong knowledge of internet browsers, email, Microsoft Office is essential.

• High school diploma or equivalent
• Customer service experience vital
• Ability to work and communicate effectively with the public and staff
• Enthusiasm for serving adult patrons of all ages and educational attainment in a diverse community
• Ability to perform detail work in a public environment
• Familiarity with computers and mobile devices, Microsoft Office and the Internet.
• Deal with and prioritize multiple tasks effectively and efficiently
• Ability to work independently
• Ability to bend, lift, stoop and carry

To Apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Contact: Kristin Schultz
Apply To:
Bellwood Public Library
600 Bohland Ave,
Bellwood IL 60104
Email address:

Ela Area Public Library: Information Desk Assistant

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Employer/Library: Ela Area Public Library
Library Type: Public Library
County: Lake
Position: Information Desk Assistant
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: 8-15 hours per week, flexible availability needed. Schedule includes daytime, evening, and weekend shifts.
Salary: $16.12/hr

The Ela Area Public Library is seeking a friendly, energetic, and self-motivated applicant with exceptional customer service skills. Our library strives to be a welcoming center for our community and this position is responsible for creating a positive library experience at an extremely busy information desk. Responsibilities include general reference, passport services, reader’s advisory, and technology assistance. This is an 8-15 hour per week position with a work schedule that requires daytime, evening, and weekend hours.


  • Provides general reference and reader’s advisory service.
  • Greets and assists patrons, provides informational and directional assistance in person and via phone.
  • Processes passport applications as a certified Passport Agent.
  • Assists patrons with retrieving equipment from the Forge.
  • Takes program sign-ups, accepting payment where required, giving receipts and handling cancellations.
  • Takes applications and accepts payments for the meeting room.
  • Assists patrons with the use of the copier/scanner and performs troubleshooting.
  • Takes voter registrations, if eligible.
  • Attends staff meetings, staff training days, and department meetings.
  • Answers questions about using technology including library apps, mobile devices, the internet, and word processing.

2 years of college, one year of work experience with public interaction and customer service experience required. Library experience preferred. Spanish, Polish, or Chinese language skills a plus.

Knowledge and Skills:
Must have the ability to:

  • Deal with multiple tasks effectively and efficiently.
  • Interact with patrons courteously, skillfully and accurately.
  • Work effectively with co-workers in a collaborative, team-based organization.
  • Learn use of telephone system and maintain standards of phone service.
  • Comfortably use and explain how to use technology.
  • Read small print; push and pull a cart loaded with materials; bend, lift, and reach.

Please complete the PDF application, save it to your computer, and email it to for consideration.

* The Ela Area Public Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, or national origin.

To Apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Contact: Human Resources Department
Apply To:
Ela Area Public Library
275 Mohawk Trail
Lake Zurich IL 60047
Email address:
Phone: 8474383433

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