Readers & Information Services Librarian (Half-time)


Vernon Area Public Library District
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
28 hours/week; includes evenings and weekends

Typical Schedule

This half-time position works 28 hours per week. Schedule varies, but does include some evenings and weekends.

Employee Benefits

Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) eligible. Paid time off benefits, including vacation time and medical leave.

Job Description

Responsible for assuring high patron satisfaction within all aspects of Readers & Information Services. Areas of responsibility include providing readers' advisory and reference services in the library and to institutions and agencies serving high school and adult residents, collection management, and programming.

Essential Responsibilities

Provides exemplary service to patrons in a timely and confidential manner. Answers questions and provides readers' advisory. Oversees selection and continual collection development of materials in assigned areas, including weeding and accurate organization of materials. Provides computer software, hardware, and technology instruction to patrons on topics involving electronic downloading services, Microsoft Office and Google suites, Mac computers, 3D printing, and other "makerspace" technology. Creates displays and electronic resources to promote the collections and services of the department. Assists in developing programs that promote the use of library resources. Maintains knowledge of and provides help with circulating and non-circulating technologies, including, but not limited to eReaders, telescopes, and other circulating technology or maker kits. Performs notary services.

Required Experience & Training

MLS from an ALA-accredited library school is required. One (1) year of experience working in a public library or coursework with emphasis in adult services. Excellent communication skills, displaying a positive, open-minded, and energetic attitude and the ability to work flexibly with a team. Ability to organize and prioritize work responsibilities without direct supervision. Advanced working knowledge Windows, Microsoft Office, Google Suite applications, social media services, eReaders, and tablet technology. Thorough knowledge of and ability to effectively use reference skills and practices. Working knowledge of modern library policies and procedures, methods, practices, and materials. See full job description for a complete list of required experience and training.

Physical Demands

Frequent reading, data input, and concentrating at a computer screen. Frequent standing or sitting for long periods of time. Frequent bending, kneeling, or reaching. Occasionally lifting and/or moving items up to 50 pounds. Occasionally moves a wheeled book cart weighing up to 100 pounds between buildings in all weather conditions.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Date below
Deadline Date: 
Friday, July 27, 2018
Application Note: 

To Apply

A full job description is available upon request. To submit an application, cover letter, and resume, please visit For questions, please contact Donna Dunn, Head of Business Operations, at 224-543-1417 or

Application Contact: 
Donna Dunn
Apply To: 
Vernon Area Public Library District
300 Olde Half Day Road
Lincolnshire , IL 60069
Phone: 224-543-1417
Fax: 847-634-8449