Digital Services Assistant


Northbrook Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
25 hours / week (days, evenings and Saturdays)
$18.67 / hour Benefits include: paid vacation and sick leave, commuter benefits, participation in IMRF pension plan and 457 / Roth/IRA savings plans available.

Do you have a love for the latest technology and for making/DIY – be it no, low, or high tech? Do you enjoy developing and teaching tech and maker programs – from fiber arts to Arduinos? Join our growing Digital Services Department. Digital Services Assistants develop and teach innovative technology and maker programs, offer guidance to users at all levels and ages across a variety of maker/DIY topics and makerspace equipment, and contribute to a welcoming, synergetic environment in our new makerspace, the Collaboratory.

Education/Experience Required:

BA/BS or equivalent work experience


  • Excellent organizational and customer service skills
  • Ability to patiently and respectfully instruct and guide users of all skill levels and ages
  • Experience in developing and teaching technology and maker programs
  • Experience with maker technologies and equipment (e.g., 3D printing, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, sewing and embroidery machines) and other no, low, or high technologies (e.g., fiber arts, wearable tech)
  • Familiarity with digital media creation and editing tools (e.g., Logic, GarageBand, iMovie, Adobe Creative Cloud Suite, mics and cameras)
  • Ability to identify and conduct basic computer troubleshooting and maintenance
  • Familiarity with Apple, Microsoft, and Android systems
  • Expertise with Microsoft Office, the internet, and related applications
  • Working knowledge of audio-visual equipment
  • Previous library employment a plus

Key Functions of this Position:

  • Create, develop and instruct programs on software, digital media tools, 3D modeling/printing and scanning, CNC machines, machine sewing and embroidery, laser cutting, and similar maker programs and equipment.
  • Assist patrons individually with a variety of technologies including digital media production, maker equipment, and digitization equipment and software.
  • Lead and assist in technology and maker sessions for patrons.
  • Perform basic operation, troubleshooting, and maintenance for makerspace equipment, computers, and peripherals as necessary.
  • Staff the public desk in the Collaboratory.

Employment application is available online at:

***Northbrook Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer***

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Contact: 
Send cover letter, resume and application to: Laurie Prioletti, HR Manager
Apply To: 
Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane
Northbrook , IL 60062
Phone: 847.272.7077
Fax: 847.272.5362