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The Elmwood Park Public Library is a great place to work, and staff take pleasure and pride in serving the public, as well as working with each other.  If you are interested in working at the Library, take a look at our Cultural Values statement, which reflects the sort of work environment we believe in and strive to have.

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.



 Elmwood Park Public Library's Cultural Values

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Part Time: Kids & Teens Assistant (2 positions available)

Job Title: Kids & Teen Services Assistant (2 positions available)
Hours: Part time - Each position is 12 hours a week. Includes daytime, evening, and weekend shifts.
Salary: $15.30/hr

Job Description:

Do you have a passion for working with kids, teens, and families? Then apply for the Kids & Teens Services Associate position at the Elmwood Park Public Library. You will primarily work the service desk, providing reference and readers advisory to patrons, as well as developing displays and bulletin boards, and assisting staff with program prep and other special projects.

The perfect candidate for this job is enthusiastic, inquisitive, and independent. Our department serves babies through high schoolers, so you must be comfortable working with youth of all ages, as well as their grown-ups.


Associate Degree in a child related field or LTA required; BA preferred. Bi-lingual (Spanish or Polish) preferred.

To Apply:

Take a look at the full Job Description as well as EPPL’s Culture Statement, then send a resume and cover letter to Melissa Funfsinn (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Head of Kids & Teen Services.

Applications accepted until positions are filled. First consideration given to applications received by February 14, 2020. No phone calls please.

The 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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