Youth Services Library Assistant


New Lenox Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
12-15 hours per week including Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings and two Saturdays per month.
$14.60 per hour

This position interacts directly with the public as well as with library staff to provide friendly, high-quality customer service. As a member of the New Lenox Public Library team, our values of accountability, initiative, responsibility and teamwork are integral to daily success. This position will assist in providing lifelong education to all patrons, while primarily focusing on our youth population.


Bachelor's degree from accredited institution or LTA certificate

Enthusiastic to work with children and their caregivers

Familiarity with both fiction and non-fiction literature for children

Flexibility to work various hours including evenings and weekends

Experience with reference work in a public library setting, including electronic resources and eReaders

Strong desire to work as an effective team member in achieving efficient and effective library operations

Willingness to learn new skills

A good sense of humor

Excellent interpersonal skills and the desire to provide excellent customer service

Communicates effectively in person, on the telephone, and in writing

Familiarity with privacy and copyright issues as they apply to libraries

Comfortable using computers, library equipment, online catalog, and other emerging technology

Description of Duties

Provides reference and readers advisory services specializing in youth literature

Assists patrons with myriad requests including computers, technology, and other library equipment

Plans and implements classes and events for children, including special events

Collaborates with other departments

Provides tours for schools, scouts and other groups as assigned

Participates in outreach programming to area schools, preschools and other events as assigned

Creates informative and dynamic displays

Engages in continuing education

Assists with collection development as assigned

Implements all library policies and procedures

Performs other duties as required

Physical Demands and Working Conditions

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently sit, stand, kneel, reach, and walk. The employee will occasionally lift and/or move equipment, etc., up to fifty (50) pounds. Specific vision and hearing abilities are required by this job.

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by personnel assigned to this position.

Reports to: Youth Services Manager

Applications can be found on our website at

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Date below
Deadline Date: 
Tuesday, April 16, 2019
Application Note: 

Please send all applications and resumes to Alissa Raschke-Janchenko, Youth Services Manager, at

Application Contact: 
Alissa Raschke-Janchenko, Youth Department, New Lenox Public Library
Apply To: 
New Lenox Public Library
120 Veterans Parkway
New Lenox , IL 60451 41° 30' 49.6836" N, 87° 58' 42.8628" W