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If applying for a position, please fill out and turn in an application along with any other required items.  Or if we have no positions available at this time, you are welcome to fill out and turn an application for us to keep on file.

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.

 

 

  

Kids & Teens Services Assistant - Part Time

Part Time: Average 14-16 hours a week

Hours:
Monday 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Rotating Fridays (1:00-6:00 p.m.) and Saturdays (11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Other hours as needed

Salary: $16.00 per hour

Posted:  August 19, 2019

Job Description:

The Kids & Teen Services department is seeking a creative, friendly, customer-service oriented person to join this busy and active department. You will have an opportunity to provide programming for baby/toddler story time to supplement our already strong offerings as well as working the public service desk, handling our social media and other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

The perfect candidate for this job is enthusiastic, out-going, and genuinely enjoys working with kids and teens. Knowledge of kids/teen literature and pop culture required. Must be comfortable and competent working in a team environment. Commitment to providing friendly and skilled customer service. MLIS preferred, but those in college or library school highly considered as well. Bi-lingual (Spanish or Polish) preferred.

To apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to Kim Viita (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Head of Kids & Teen Services. First consideration given to applications received by September 6, 2019. No phone calls please. The library is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

Kids & Teens: Teen Services Associate - Part Time

Part Time: Average 20 hours per week

Hours:
Monday 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Wednesday 12:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Thursday 4:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Rotating Fridays (1:00-6:00 p.m.) and Saturdays (11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.)
Other hours as needed, with additional hours possible depending on programming/events.

Salary: $17.00 per hour

Posted:  September 3, 2019

Job Description:

Are you enthusiastic about teen lit and pop culture? Do you enjoy helping a First Grader at the LEGO table as much as playing Roblox with a Sixth Grader? Is brainstorming ideas for programs and services with outgoing co-workers your cup of tea (or coffee)? Then step right up. Elmwood Park Public Library’s Kids & Teens department is seeking a creative, friendly, customer-service oriented person to join this busy and active department.  You will provide teen programming to supplement our already strong offerings, as well as doing collection development, developing teen programming, working the public service desk, and other duties as assigned. 

Requirements:

Must be comfortable and competent working in a team environment. Commitment to providing friendly and skilled customer service. Knowledge of Microsoft Office, Google Suite and Social Media a must. B.A. or LTA required, MLIS preferred. Ability to speak conversational Spanish or Polish a plus. 

Benefits:

Includes IMRF and prorated sick, personal and vacation time. 

To apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to Kim Viita (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Head of Kids & Teens. First consideration given to applications received by September 16, 2019. No phone calls please. The library is an equal opportunity employer.

 

 

Kids & Teens:  School Liaison - Part Time

Part Time:  Average 14 hours per week.

Hours:
Sunday 1:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Tuesday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Other hours as needed, with additional hours possible depending on programming/events

Salary: $16.00 per hour

Posted:  September 3, 2019

Job Description:

Are you passionate about education and literacy? Do you enjoy the variety of going from a story time for preschoolers, to helping middle schoolers do research for a project and then connecting teachers with resources to further their lessons? Is helping a public library connect with local schools your cup of tea (or coffee)? Then step right up. Elmwood Park Public Library’s Kids & Teens department is seeking a creative, friendly, customer-service oriented person to join this busy and active department.  You will coordinate service and help provide it to Elmwood Park’s offering of schools (1 preschool, 2 elementary schools, 1 middle school, 1 high school, 2 private schools and several special needs facilities). This includes organizing schedules to meet the schools’ needs, creating and distributing materials and being the point person for contact among other things. You will also spend time getting to know the patrons of our wonderful community while working the public service desk, and helping out with other duties as assigned.

Requirements:

The perfect candidate for this job is enthusiastic, out-going, and genuinely enjoys working with educators and students. Previous experience as a school liaison or educator necessary. Must be comfortable and competent working in a team environment. Commitment to providing friendly and skilled customer service.
MLIS/M.Ed/LTA/BS in education preferred, but those in college or library school highly considered as well. Bi-lingual (Spanish or Polish) a plus.

Benefits

Ability to earn sick, personal time. Hours are listed above..

To apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to Kim Viita (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Head of Kids & Teen Services. First consideration given to applications received by September 16, 2019. No phone calls please. The library is an equal opportunity employer.

 

Circulation Assistant - Part Time

Part Time: Average 12-16 hours a week

Hours:
Sunday 12:30-5:00 p.m. (September through May)
Monday 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Starting salary: $11.25 per hour

Posted:  August 19, 2019

Job Description:

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.

Requirements:

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.

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

Background

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.”

Contact:

Jason Stuhlmann, Assistant Director
Elmwood Park Public Library
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