Young Adult Services Desk Assistant
15 day time hours per week: Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday from 11:00 am to 4:00 pm
Pay Grade 4
Part-time Young Adult Services Desk Staff
Reports to the Young Adult Services Librarian
Deals directly with library users, teens in particular
High School Diploma or equivalent
Good oral and written communication skills
Ability to understand and follow instructions
Pleasant disposition when dealing with the public
Familiarity with automated systems
One year experience dealing with the public preferred
Bilingual Spanish/English desirable
Visual Acuity for computer use
Audio Acuity for telephone and in person library user assistance and staff supervising
Ability to lift and carry several books simultaneously
SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS: (Including but not limited to the following)
Provides assistance with computers and printers including Microsoft office
Assists library users with recreational reading, homework, informational needs
Provides assistance with electronic, digital materials
Maintains a respectful environment for library users
Assists with collection development
Participates in library activities such as programs, special events and book blogging
Attends Staff Meetings as necessary
Other duties as assigned
EQUIPMENT USED OR KNOWLEDGE OF: (Including but not limited to the following)
Computers including Microsoft Office, Internet, and printers
Business phone systems
Copiers + printers
Automated checkout system
Apply to Joyce Wagner, Young Adult Services Librarian. 630-483-4941
Public Relations/Programming Coordinator
This full time (371/2 hr.) position combines responsibilities for the Library’s Newsletter; Press releases; PR programming plan and actual involvement in special events and plans for some adult programming. The successful candidate will have a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Communication or related field, 5 years PR/Programming experience and be knowledgeable with computers and software.
The Library offers a salary of $38,485.00 with benefits (medical; life insurance; IMRF pension); vacation, sick time; personal days and holidays.
If your skills, experience and education reflect a strong PR/Programming background, you can apply for this position by completing the Library’s application found on the Library’s Website. If you have questions you can call Patricia M. Hogan, Administrative Librarian, at 630-483-4917. This is an equal opportunity institution.
Adult Services Reference Librarian
Hours: Full time, 37.5 hours per week, includes evening and weekend hours.
Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday (9:00 – 5:00 p.m.); Thursday evening (1:30 – 9:30 p.m.); every third weekend rotation with a week day off.
Salary: $44,181 with medical benefits, life insurance, IMRF pension, vacation time, personal days and holidays.
Position Description: The Poplar Creek Public Library District is seeking an Adult Services Reference Librarian to provide direct public service at the Reference Desk as well as the Reader’s Advisory, AV/Media Desk and the Young Adult Desk. Major duties will include the selection of materials, computer training to staff and patrons and to answer Reference questions using print and electronic media. Applicant must possess computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, Internet, online catalog and databases. Must have ability to learn new technologies. Must have the ability to work well on own as well as part of a team. Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
- Must be able to use and understand both verbal and written communication.
- Must be able to use a computer keyboard and read computer screens and call numbers on library materials and know Dewey decimal classification.
- Must be able to move to shelves, computer areas, and other areas of department to assist users.
- Masters in Library/Information Science/ALA accredited.
- Excellent oral and written communication skills.
- Ability to maintain a pleasant disposition when working with a diverse people.
- Bilingual Spanish or other languages a plus.
- A valid Illinois driver’s license.
Application Contact: Janice Beckman, Head of Adult Services
No telephone calls please.