Substitute Specialty Info Services Librarian


Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
Part-time position.  Variable 4-20 hours per week
Starting salary $24.11 to $30.14/hour, depending on qualifications.

We are looking for a passionate librarian who enjoys approaching customers of all ages and cultures, to connect them with their favorite interests and information needs. This position involves extensive interaction with the public, answering questions and guiding research in person and in our call center.

Our librarians support a culture of learning and work together to make the library a great place to be and work. You'll be called on to share your expertise with your non-degreed colleagues, and act as a mentor and leader when supervisors aren't present. Our community is diverse and your coworkers are, too, so being comfortable engaging with a wide variety of ages, cultures, and abilities is important.

This position requires the ability to communicate with customers and colleagues throughout the library in an effective, enthusiastic and respectful manner; excellent research skills, with experience using a variety of databases; and strong customer service skills.

Requirements & Skills:

Excellent research skills, with experience using databases and print reference, to help customers readily find desired resources and materials. A good working knowledge of books, music, movies and popular culture is required to make recommendations for appropriate reading, listening and viewing materials.

Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment and excel in Our Culture.

Bilingual candidates or those with experience serving multicultural audiences are encouraged to apply.


MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent work experience required.

Hours and Scheduling:

Part-time position. Variable 4-20 hours per week, including days, nights (bi-weekly Thursday evening shift) and weekends. Flexibility in scheduling is required as this position provides service coverage for staff on vacation or out sick.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Date below
Deadline Date: 
Sunday, August 19, 2018
Application Note: 

To be considered for this opportunity, candidates must submit by August 19:

  • A letter of interest describing how your qualifications and experience meet those required for the position.
  • Resume

Only electronic submissions will be considered.

Application Contact: 
Human Resources Department
Apply To: 
Arlington Heights Memorial Library
Arlington Heights , IL 60004