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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.

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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. 

Physical Demands

  • 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

Please submit a cover letter, resume and application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  Scan application and email to above email address or mail to:  Attn: Janice Beckman, Head of Adult Services, Poplar Creek Public Library, 1405 S. Park Ave., Streamwood, IL  60107.

No telephone calls please.

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