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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.



Library Associate - Adult Services

Position: Part Time
Hours: 10-14/per week, mostly nights and weekends
Salary: $15.30 per hour

Description:  The Elmwood Park Public Library is seeking a friendly, adaptive Adult Services Library Associate. This person will provide reference, reader's advisory, and technology assistance to patrons and instruct them in the use of library resources. They will also assist with displays, statistics, and other duties as assigned.

Applicants should enjoy working with the public, be proficient in the use of technology, and demonstrate familiarity with popular materials in a variety of formats. A willingness and aptitude for working both independently and collaboratively, strong communication skills, and an enthusiastic attitude are all essential.

Bachelor's degree required, some work towards an MLIS preferred. Fluency in Spanish or Polish and advanced Excel skills strongly preferred. Please apply with resume and cover letter.

Application Deadline: Tuesday, November 19, 2019
Application Contact: Mandy McGee, Head of Adult Services
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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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