Part-Time Adult Services Assistant


Prairie Trails Public Library District
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
18.5 hours / week: Mondays 5 p.m.-9 p.m.; Wednesdays 9 a.m.-1 p.m.; Thursdays 3 p.m.-9 p.m.; Alternating Fridays/ Saturdays 12:30 p.m.-5 p.m.
$15.00 per hour D.O.Q.

This position provides reference and information services to patrons. Adhering to library policy, the employee assists patrons with the use of library materials and resources.

Job Description

  • Provides knowledgeable reference and readers'/ media advisory services.
  • Assists with the use of electronic resources such as databases, eBook platforms, and the online catalog.
  • Aids patrons with technology—email, Microsoft Office products, internet navigation, printing station, etc.
  • Develops and teaches computer classes covering different topics.
  • Edits monthly newsletter.
  • Manages Inter Library Loan Requests
  • Implements digitization plan for library and local historical documents and maintains digital collection.
  • Delivers materials to the homebound.
  • Serves as the person-in-charge of the library building in the absence of the Director, Assistant Director, and Department Heads
  • Creates and maintains Adult Services displays, booklists, pathfinders, eBook instruction pamphlets and marketing materials.
  • Assists in marketing utilizing the library's social media accounts.
  • Occasionally develops, plans, and implements creative and dynamic programming.
  • Maintains a working knowledge of adult literature and its trends.
  • Registers patrons for programs and makes reminder calls.
  • Assists Department Head of Adult Services in collection development with weeding and provides suggestions for purchase.
  • Provides outreach to community agencies.
  • Attends pertinent continuing education classes as offered.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • LTA or 2 years of library reference experience preferred; will consider current MLS student.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Outlook, and Excel required.
  • Must possess excellent customer service skills.
  • Able to bend, stoop, carry, push, lift 50lbs and stand for extended periods of time.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Please submit resume along with three references to:

Application Contact: 
Sean O'Malley
Apply To: 
Prairie Trails Public Library District
8449 Moody Ave.
Burbank , IL 60459
Phone: 708-430-3688
Fax: 705-430-5596
41° 44' 18.9816" N, 87° 46' 24.5604" W