Shelver at Hanover Park location - with time off benefits


Schaumburg Township District Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
17. 5 hours per week; with time off benefits Mondays & Wednesdays 4:00-9:00pm; alternate Fridays and Saturdays 9:30am-5:00pm (2nd & 4th Friday and 1st, 3rd & 5th Saturday)
starting at 8:54 per hour, commensurate with experience

Are you positive, friendly, and community focused? We are looking for an optimistic, dependable, and approachable person to join our staff as a shelver at the Hanover Park Branch. The job requires the accurate shelving of books and periodicals. The Shelvers are responsible for keeping shelves in order in designated areas and searching shelves for items as requested.

See full job Description and application on our website:


The Shelver is responsible for unloading carts, shelving materials, and keeping the collections in order at the Branch locations. In addition, the Shelver must have working knowledge of the SIRSI computer system and be able to provide back-up coverage at the Public Desk for breaks, meal periods, and when other desk staff are taken away from the desk. This position also requires good organizational and communication skills and the flexibility and training to move from task to task in a team environment.


Push heavy carts from area to area and unloads materials.

Check library materials for damage, due date cards, etc., before shelving.

Shelve library materials in the appropriate areas, by: understanding all spine label designations; shelving materials in order of the Dewey Decimal System and alphabetic order; checking materials for damage and due date cards; knowing the location of all categories of library materials; maintaining working knowledge of the different shelving procedures in each department.

Improve the appearance and functionality of the Library by straightening public areas, including: straightening furniture groups; removing debris; removing out-of-place materials for re-shelving.

Clean soiled materials and perform minor book repairs; alert supervisor of any problems with library materials.

Shelf-read assigned areas and straighten collection as needed.

Check shelves and respond to inquiries on various reserve reports, as requested.

Instruct patrons in the use of the online catalog, when requested.

Answer directional questions or minor informational questions while shelving.

Assist young patrons on the use of the Library's computers, specifically with educational games and encyclopedia computer stations, as requested.

Maintain working knowledge of duties and responsibilities required of Branch Assistants.

Serve as replacement in the absence (breaks, meals, vacations, etc.) of Branch employees at the Public Desk.

Stay up-to-date on the computer hardware and software used in the Circulation Department, including screen changes and adapting to new programs.

Stay up-to-date with changing procedures by reading logs, informational memorandum, etc.

Alert Supervisor or designee of any problems.

Attend training as required or requested.

Abide by the Standards of Excellence for employees and policies and procedures of the Library.

Treat all patrons and employees fairly and with an open mind; maintain patron and employee confidentiality.

Communicate clearly in English, in person, over the telephone and in writing.

Cope with the stress of the job and get along with coworkers.

Maintain the ability and patience to understand and to be understood by non-English speaking patrons.

Other duties or responsibilities as assigned.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Please submit cover letter, resume and application to w/HR-Shelver in the subject line: or mail to HR-Shelver, 130 S. Roselle Rd, Schaumburg, IL 60193. Online application and job posting can be found at

Application Contact: 
HR- Shelver
Apply To: 
Schaumburg Township District Library
130 S. Roselle Road
Schaumburg , IL 60193 42° 1' 32.0916" N, 88° 4' 59.5416" W