Library Assistant


Polo Public Library District
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
18-20 hours per week, Monday - Saturday
$8.50-$10.00 per hour

Full Time or Part Time:

Part Time Library Assistant


18 – 20 hours per week; schedule may vary based on library needs


$8.50-$10.00 per hour, depending upon experience


Under the direction of the Library Director, the Library Assistant will provide reference and reader's advisory services; assist with programs and outreach activities; promote the library through web page and social media, and maintain collections, displays, and spaces within the library.

Essential Duties

  • Provides reference and reader's advisory services to patrons
  • Creates displays and materials to promote the library collections
  • Assists in the planning and delivery of adult programs and outreach activities
  • Makes recommendations for materials based on patron feedback and industry print/electronic resources
  • Provides 1:1 and group assistance with technology, software applications, and devices
  • Handles interlibrary loan (ILL) for materials not owned by the library
  • Maintains order and cleanliness to department and patron areas
  • Assists with opening and closing procedures and compiling statistical reports


  • High school diploma; college experience/degree a plus
  • Minimum one year customer service experience, preferably in a library
  • Able to work independently and adjust work priorities, as needed
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; bi-lingual skills a plus
  • Able to adapt to change and work well as part of a team
  • Able to solve problems and handle escalated situations in a calm, capable manner
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, basic email applications, and Internet browsers
  • Will be required to pass a skills exercise on alphabetical and numerical arrangement of library materials
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends
  • Must have valid driver's license and proof of insurance

Hours: 18-20 per week; schedule may vary based on library needs

Pay: $8.50-$10.00 per hour, depending upon experience

Status: Open until filled

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

To apply: Visit the library web site at, go to How do I? Volunteer or apply to work at the library, print and complete the online application, attach your cover letter and resume. Email to, fax to 815-946-4127 or mail to Polo Library, Attn: Ellen Finfrock, 302 West Mason Street, Polo IL 61064. No phone calls, please.

Application Contact: 
Polo Public Library District
Apply To: 
Polo Public Library
302 W Mason St C/O Ellen Finfrock
Polo , IL 61064-1417
Phone: 8159462713
41° 59' 11.2596" N, 89° 34' 50.0808" W