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If you would like to work in a library setting and there is not an open position at Elmwood Park Public Library that interests you, check out the Reaching Across Illinois Library System. The RAILS job board posts positions throughout Illinois and neighboring states. Good luck in your search.

If you are a student looking to get library experience either for class credit or to improve your resume, please inquire about our Internship & Practicum Opportunities.



Circulation Assistant, Part Time

The Elmwood Park Public Library has an opening for a friendly and enthusiastic individual to join its Circulation staff.

You will be representing the Library in a positive and friendly fashion to all visitors. Working in our newly renovated lobby, complete with a Snack Space and vending options,  you will provide assistance to patrons in all circulation duties which include checking material out, answering phones, issuing library cards, and answering questions. In the back work room, you will also help with checking material in and ILL material processing. Outside activities may also be included, such as delivering/picking up materials for homebound.

You must have a high school diploma or equivalent, be tech savvy with strong computer skills, have good communication and customer service skills, be dependable, and be able to push/lift up to 20 pounds. Ability to speak conversational Polish or Spanish preferred.

This position is for 12-14 hours per week, with weekend rotation and one night per week. Starting salary is $10.75 per hour.

This position will remain open until filled.  To apply please send your resume, cover letter and three references to Mary Moss  at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..


Internship & Practicum Opportunities

Position Open:  Internship or Practicum
Posted:  November 22, 2016

Position Description:

The Elmwood Park Public Library is looking to provide area students with opportunities to gain work experience, and make personal connections in the field of librarianship, technology, and education.

The Library has an enthusiastic staff that will work with you to create meaningful projects. All five managing departments (Administration, Youth, Adult, Technology, Customer Relations, Materials Management) are headed by librarians, which allows us to not only provide experience with standard topics, such as reference desk work and customer service, but with up-to-date technologies (3D printer, robotics), office management (financial procedures, budgeting, statistics, building management) and materials handling (ordering, processing and data entry).

Recent Internship/Practicum Student Work:

  • Curriculum development for, and conducting of, a STEM program
  • Collection evaluation, recommendation and weeding of a biography collection
  • Creation of financial graphs for the administration office
  • Development of mathematical formula for recalculation of employee benefits
  • Hospitality training
  • Materials handling procedures


Over the past three years, Elmwood Park Public Library has been fortunate to host students from Dominican University, DePaul University, Chicago City Colleges and College of DuPage as interns or practicum students. Providing students with these opportunities are fundamental to the Library’s vision as an active community support center - “Explore. Connect. Create. A place where life, work, and play unite.”


Jason Stuhlmann, Assistant Director
Elmwood Park Public Library
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