Employment Opportunities


Technical Services Assistant, Processing

Status:  OPEN

Position Details:

  • Part-Time, 26 hours/week
  • Salary: $12.00/hour DOQ

Do you enjoy a good system of organization? Does the thought of promoting access to materials for patrons and staff seem like a job worth doing? Are you the kind of person who wants their contributions to positively affect a community for generations to come? If so, we want to hear from you!

Elmwood Park Public Library is seeking an organized, detail-oriented, and friendly individual to be part of the Technical Services team. The successful applicant will be working with SirsiDynix Symphony, Microsoft Office software, and coworkers throughout the library to enter newly acquired materials into the catalog and physically process items for circulation to our patrons. Duties include locating bibliographic records in SirsiDynix, updating library holdings in the digital catalog, withdrawal of weeded materials, and general collection maintenance in the form of project work.

As a key member of the Technical Services Department, this individual will play an active role in planning for and achieving departmental goals. This will be done through communicating clearly in a variety of formats, working independently to process materials efficiently and accurately, and collaborating with colleagues to establish priorities and find solutions to issues as they arise. This position involves extensive hours of computer use and the lifting or moving of up to 20 lbs.

In addition to $12.00/hour (DOQ), Elmwood Park Public Library offers a competitive benefits package for this position including IMRF, vacation, and holiday pay.

While not required, we would be very interested in hearing from candidates with experience in digitization and/or that are fluent in Spanish or Polish. In addition to departmental responsibilities, special project work including digitizing local history materials or translating marketing materials may be available if interest and skill sets align. 

To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and three references with contact information to Lucas McKeever, Head of Technical Services, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. Elmwood Park Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



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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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.

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