Antioch Public Library District – Children’s Dept Associate

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Part Time
Hours: 20 hours per week; nights and weekends
Hourly wage: $15.70
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Can you sing lullabies to babies and teach Bedtime Math to school-age children? Are you a littlebits excited by bots and breadboards? The Children’s Department is seeking an outgoing, tech-savvy, customer service-oriented individual who enjoys working with children and their caregivers. Enthusiasm for and knowledge of children’s literature, music, arts and crafts and STEAM activities are needed for this position.

Minimum education: AA/AS or equivalent from an accredited school;  LTA or library work experience preferred

Schedule: Monday – Thursday 5-9
Sunday 1-5
Flexibility desired

See complete job description at www.apld.info

To Apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled
Please submit a completed job application with resume and cover letter to Kim Zupkoff.
Apply To:
Antioch Public Library District

757 Main Street

Antioch IL 60002

Deerfield Public Libary (Lake Co.) – Library Aide

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Part Time
Hours: 15 per week, Days: Some evening and weekend hours will be required each month, Position A: Mondays- 12 pm to 5 pm, Tuesdays- 12 pm to 5 pm, Saturdays- 12 pm to 5 pm, Position B: Mondays- 9 am to 2 pm, Fridays- 9 am to 2 pm, Saturdays- 9 am to 2 pm
Salary: $ 12.77 per hour
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We are seeking a friendly, tech-savvy, and detail-oriented individual that has a passion for organization. If you are always on the move, and strive for accuracy with positive energy, come join our team!

Requirements: Ability to sort and shelve materials alphabetically and using the Dewey Decimal System, and the ability to work independently. Must have the technical skills to accurately update our database, work with and troubleshoot the automated material handling system, utilize the Digital Library Assistant (scanner), and process data using the database. Requires the full range of body motion, including standing, sitting, bending, stooping, reaching, walking for extended periods, and the ability to push or pull carts weighing up to 100 pounds. This is a year round position.

To Apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled
To apply, please email cover letter and resume to:
Sayaka Suzuki, Patron Services Assistant Manager
ssuzuki@deerfieldlibrary.org

Geneva Public Library District – Library Assistant

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Full Time
Hours: Available to work days, evenings and weekends (Starting schedule: Monday 12:45pm-9:15pm, TUE thru FRI 8:45am-5:15pm + one weekend rotation per month: SAT 9am-5:15pm / SUN 12pm-5:15pm.
Salary: $17.38/hr; $33,891 (annualized)
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Geneva Public Library District seeks a proactive, collaborative individual to join our team as a full-time Youth library assistant, with a focus on teen volunteers and support services. 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, supports programs and services through the organization and ordering of supplies and coordination of teen volunteers, and contributes to creating a positive environment and enthusiasm about the Library. The successful candidate will be a creative self-starter who uses technology confidently and routinely, has a passion for customer service, great attention to detail and a drive to organize.

Primary duties include: Provision of basic reference and/or readers’ advisory service on a regularly scheduled basis at a busy public service desk; uses and instructs patrons on computers, downloading eBooks, emerging technologies, print and electronic resources and social media platforms; connects children with materials for educational and recreational needs

· Coordinates departmental teen volunteer activity

· Orders supplies; Prepares for crafts, displays and programs

· Assists with collection development and management through selection and evaluation of physical and digital material as assigned

· Assists with outreach and programming activities for youth populations and community groups as assigned

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
Priority given to applications received by August 30, 2017.
Application Contact:
Kristi Miller, Manager, Youth Services
127 James St.

Geneva IL 60134

Fox River Valley Public Library – Assist in Children’s Services

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Part Time
Hours: 20 Hours per Week
Salary: $14.65 per hour
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Do you have a passion for working with children (ages 0 to 12) and their caregivers? Can you shout and hop with iSalta, Ranita, Salta!? Can you sip pretend tea with a smile?

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!

The successful applicant will be:

  • imaginative and energetic
  • familiar with homework support resources and children’s literature
  • able to plan and deliver engaging programs that support both childhood development and foster a love of reading
  • demonstrates an aptitude for the technologies necessary to help patrons navigate the library environment in person, by phone and online
  • bilingual preferred Spanish / English

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.

Educational requirement: Bachelor’s degree or two years’ experience working a public service desk in a public library. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Word and Excel; the internet, email, and databases.

Current benefits include:

  • Paid vacation, sick, personal, holidays off
  • IMRF defined-benefit pension

To Apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled
To apply send resume, cover letter, and completed application (found at the web address below) via e-mail to Sherry Kenney: HR@frvpld.info.

Only emailed applications will be accepted.

Fox River Valley Public Library – Public Services Clerk

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Part Time
Hours: 16 hours per week
Salary: $12.59 per hour
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Do you have a passion for libraries? Can you juggle a variety of tasks while welcoming every visitor with a warm smile and a friendly greeting?

Job # 1 for our Public Service Clerks is to deliver top-notch customer service experiences to library visitors while making them feel at home. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: issuing library cards; creating interesting displays; organizing returns on the shelves; and assisting visitors accessing resources with technology such as library PCs, self-check machines, e-readers, and tablets.

  • Some college required – LTA or coursework in progress a plus
  • Minimum one year experience working in a customer service position

The successful applicant will be an empathetic team player who possesses excellent customer service and current technology skills, is familiar with a wide variety of library materials, and has an abundance of energy. The successful candidate will be available to work a varied schedule.

If selected to join our team, your primary work location will be our Randall Oaks Branch Library – a 5,000 square foot popular materials library located inside the Randall Oaks Recreation Center building at 500 N. Randall Road in West Dundee, IL.

To Apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled
To apply send resume, cover letter, and completed application (found at the web address below) via e-mail to Sherry Kenney: HR@frvpld.info.

Only emailed applications will be accepted.

Lake Bluff Public Library (Lake Co)- Youth Services Assistant PT1

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Part Time
Hours:  11 hours per week. The position schedule is flexible, and the hours will contain some combination of the following. Please specify, when applying, which of the hours below you would be available to work. Monday: 9:45am-1:00pm, 6:00-9:15pm Tuesday: 1:15-9:15pm Wednesday: 9:45am-1:00pm, 6:00-9:15pm Thursday: 1:15-9:15pm Friday: 9:30am-2:00pm
Salary: $11/Hour

The Lake Bluff Public Library is seeking a friendly and customer service-oriented person to work in our Youth Services and Circulation departments. Youth Services serves ages birth through high school, and Circulation provides information and service to patrons of all ages. The ideal candidate will be a creative problem solver who particularly enjoys working with children and caregivers and can think on their feet and thrive in a busy and constantly changing environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist patrons in locating library materials, and check out materials for patrons at the front desk
  • With training, answer reader’s advisory queries.
  • 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.)

Requirements:

  • Two years of college or current enrollment as a college student is preferred.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of children’s and teens’ literature, and an interest in learning more!

To Apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled
To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and application for employment (available at www.lakeblufflibrary.org/employment.html) to: Eliza Jarvi, Head of Youth Services, ejarvi@lakeblufflibrary.org
Apply To:
Lake Bluff Public Library

123 E. Scranton Avenue

Lake Bluff IL 60044

Phone: 847-234-2540
Fax: 847-234-2649

Lake Bluff Public Library (Lake Co)- Youth Services Assistant PT2

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Part Time
Hours: 9.75/week. The position schedule is flexible, and the hours will contain some combination of the following. Please specify, when applying, which of the hours below you would be available to work. Monday: 9:45am-1:00pm, 6:00-9:15pm Tuesday: 1:15-9:15pm Wednesday: 9:45am-1:00pm, 6:00-9:15pm Thursday: 1:15-9:15pm Friday: 9:30am-2:00pm
Salary: $11/hour
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The Lake Bluff Public Library is seeking a friendly and customer service-oriented person to work in our Youth Services department, which serves ages birth through high school. The ideal candidate will be a creative problem solver who enjoys working with children and caregivers and can think on their feet and thrive in a busy and constantly changing environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist patrons in locating library materials.
  • With training, answer reader’s advisory queries.
  • 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.)

Requirements:

  • Two years of college or current enrollment as a college student is preferred.
  • 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.
  • Knowledge of children’s and teens’ literature, and an interest in learning more!

To Apply

Application Deadline: Open until filled
To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and application for employment (available at www.lakeblufflibrary.org/employment.html) to:Eliza Jarvi, Head of Youth Services, ejarvi@lakeblufflibrary.org
Apply To:
Lake Bluff Public Library

123 E. Scranton Avenue

Lake Bluff IL 60044

Phone: 847-234-2540
Fax: 847-234-2649

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