Northbrook Public Library Circulation Clerk

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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

River Grove Public Library District Circulation Desk Clerk

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Date Posted: 26 January, 2017

Employer/Library: River Grove Public Library District
Library Type: Public Library
County: Cook
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: Tuesday 4 pm to 9 pm, can include day, evening and weekend hours as needed (Less than 15 hours per week)
Salary: Starting salary is $8.42 per hour

The River Grove Library District is seeking a friendly and enthusiastic customer service person to work part-time at our Circulation Desk and to implement other circulation procedures. Under the supervision of the Head of Circulation Services, responsibilities include but not limited to routine circulation using automated circulation system, shelf maintenance, data inputting, telephone answering, and other clerical functions. This description is representative, not complete.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent. Bachelor’s Degree is preferred
  • Previous clerical, retail, or library experience is a plus
  • Excellent customer-service skills are essential.
  • Working knowledge of computer word processing programs desirable.
  • Spanish or Polish language skills a plus.


Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Note: Please submit cover letter, resume, and three references to with Circulation Desk Clerk in the subject line. No phone calls please. For full job description, visit us at
Application Contact: Jorge Perez
Apply To:

River Grove Public Library District

8638 West Grand Avenue

River Grove , IL 60171


Flossmoor Public Library Teen Services Assistant II

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Date Posted: 25 January, 2017
Employer/Library: Flossmoor Public Library
Library Type: Public Library
County: Cook
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: Approximately 24 hours per week (days, evenings, and weekends)
Salary: $11.19 per hour

Do you love working with tweens and teens? Do you post, Tweet, Snap, or Instagram about your favorite teen titles? Can you create interesting and engaging programs for tweens and teens? If you answered “Yes” to these questions, Flossmoor Public Library has a great opportunity for you! We are looking for a Teen Services Assistant who will engage with our after-school crowd, plan and implement tween and teen programs, and be part of an energetic and enthusiastic Youth Services team.

The ideal candidate will be passionate about working with middle- and high school students, have a strong knowledge of teen literature, be knowledgeable about mobile technology and apps, and be a strong team player. This is a great opportunity for an MLIS student looking to gain experience in teen services.


  • High school diploma (some college preferred)
  • Knowledge of teen literature
  • One year of library or public service experience working with teens
  • Must be able to bend & stoop, reach up to 70″
  • Commitment to public service
  • Familiarity with computers/Microsoft Office programs required
  • Social media and graphic skills a plus

This part-time position is approximately 24 hours a week and will include day, evening, and weekend hours. Starting salary is $11.19 an hour with IMRF and pro-rated vacation time after one year. A complete job description is available upon request.

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references via e-mail to Anna Pauls, Youth Services Manager, at This position is open until filled, but applications received by Monday, February 13, will receive priority consideration. Flossmoor Public Library is an equal-opportunity employer.

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Contact: Anna Pauls, Youth Services Manager
Apply To:

Flossmoor Public Library

1000 Sterling Ave.

Flossmoor , IL 60422

Phone: 708-798-3600

White Oak Library District Circulation Clerk I

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Date Posted: 25 January, 2017

Employer/Library: White Oak Library District
Library Type: Public Library
County: Will
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: 25 hours per week
Salary: $10.50 per hour

The White Oak Library District, serving the communities of Crest Hill, Lockport, and Romeoville, Illinois is seeking applicants interested in a part time Circulation Clerk I position at our Crest Hill Branch. This position equals 25 hours per week.

The selected candidate will be expected to handle all aspects of patron services in a team atmosphere at our Circulation desk. Excellent customer service / people skills are a must. Position reports to the Circulation Supervisor and Branch Manager.

The selected candidate will also undergo a 30 day probationary period, during which time they will be expected to demonstrate certain basic competencies that are considered a minimum requirement for carrying out the duties of the positions.

Minimum qualifications: Must possess a high school diploma. Relevant library experience is a plus. Applicants should have computer experience, including Internet and the use of online databases. Knowledge of the Polaris Database is a plus. Applicants will also be required to travel between our facilities as needed. Clerk I salary range begins at $10.50 per hour and increases commensurate with performance.

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Note:

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested parties should submit their application materials to Amy Byrne, Crest Hill Branch Manager in person or via e-mail at; or via mail to Amy Byrne, White Oak Library District, 20670 Len Kubinski Dr., Crest Hill, IL 60403. Applications accepted until position is filled.

Visit our website at to learn more about our District.

Application Contact: Amy Byrne
Apply To:

White Oak Library District – Crest Hill Branch

20670 Len Kubinski Dr

Crest Hill , IL 60403

Phone: 815-552-4278

Arlington Heights Memorial Library Info Services Advisor (For Senior Services)

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Date Posted: 25 January, 2017
Employer/Library: Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Library Type: Public Library
County: Cook
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: Average 22 hours/week. Includes variety of shifts including mornings, afternoons, evenings and some weekend shifts
Salary: Starting hourly rate $17.20 to $20.23/hour depending on qualifications.

Do you find working with mature adults interesting, enjoyable and highly rewarding?

We’re looking for a personable individual with a love of reading and broad knowledge of books, music, and movies to make selections for customers who cannot physically get to the library. This position will also staff public service desks providing customers of all ages and cultures with access to the full range of library services via in-person, telephone, online chat and other modes of delivery.

This position provides advisory services by selecting, preparing and delivering library materials to homebound customers. Will also host book discussions at library and senior living sites and help us further develop advisory services for our delivery customers.

Requirements & Skills:

  • Positive and friendly customer service attitude and strong organizational skills.
  • Requires knowledge of popular fiction and nonfiction authors and titles. Include a list of the books you have read in the last year with your letter of interest.
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment and excel in Our Culture.
  • Experience serving mature audiences a plus.
  • Demonstrated experience with group facilitation preferred, along with strong writing skills.

Must have valid driver’s license.

Complete the attached writing sample and submit with your letter of interest.


Bachelors degree or equivalent experience in related field required.

Benefits include paid vacation, sick and personal leave, participation in IMRF (pension plan) and 457/Roth savings plan available.

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Note: Only electronic submissions will be considered.
Application Contact:
Human Resources Department
Apply To:

Arlington Heights Memorial Library IL

Green Hills Public Library District Youth Services Associate

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Date Posted: 23 January, 2017

Employer/Library: Green Hills Public Library District
Library Type: Public Library
County: Cook
Full Time or Part Time: Part Time
Hours: 20 Hours per week. Schedule must be flexible, to include mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends.
Salary: $15.00 per hour

The Green Hills Public Library District is looking for a friendly, creative, and enthusiastic person to join our Youth Services Department! Candidates must be proficient in technology and possess strong customer service skills, must be comfortable working on a team in a fast-paced environment, and—most importantly—must enjoy working with children of all ages.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Assisting with the planning and implementation of youth programming, including storytimes
  • Creating attractive and engaging displays and promotional materials
  • Providing reader’s advisory and reference assistance to children of all ages and their caregivers
  • Assisting patrons of all ages in the full use of the Library and its digital and print resources
  • Promoting Library resources, programs, and services

Benefits include sick and vacation time as well as participation in IMRF.

Qualifications: Minimum 2 years of college. Previous experience working with children or in a library helpful. Fluency in Arabic or Polish a plus.

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Note: Please submit resume along with the Green Hills Public Library District employment application, which can be found at .
Application Contact: Amanda Kowalcze
Apply To:

Green Hills Public Library District

10331 S. Interlochen Drive

Palos Hills , IL 60465

Phone: 708-598-8446
Fax: 708-598-0856

Palatine Public Library District Library Associate III – Bilingual

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Date Posted: 20 January, 2017
Employer/Library: Palatine Public Library District
Library Type: Public Library
County: Cook
Full Time or Part Time: Full Time
Hours: Schedule includes daytime hours and weekend rotations. Evening hours will be required based on programs and events.
Salary: $18.79 per hour (based on qualifications)

The Palatine Public Library District has an immediate opening for a high energy self-starter who enjoys connecting with the community and providing exceptional customer service to patrons. The selected individual must be fluent in English and Spanish. Primary responsibilities include assisting Library users with library collections, services, and equipment; performing readers advisory, reference and circulation services; establishing and sustaining connections in the community; participating in outreach initiatives; and staffing the public service desk.

Qualifications include:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent;
  • 1-2 years related experience in a public library, school, or other related organization;
  • Prior experience at a public library preferred;
  • Ability to read and write English and Spanish fluently required; and
  • Valid Driver’s License and proof of auto insurance or have the ability to provide own transportation between Main Library, branches and other locations as needed.
Application Deadline: Open until filled
Application Note: For a complete job posting, job description, and benefits, please go to To apply, please submit a cover letter, resume, and completed employment application to Please indicate the position you are applying for on the application. Applications are available online, at the Welcome Desk at the Main Library, and at each of our branches.
Application Contact: Human Resources Department
Apply To:

Palatine Public Library District

700 N. North Court

Palatine , IL 60067

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