Part-Time Outreach Services Associate


Warren-Newport Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
Position averages 15 hours a week. Hours are Tuesday and Thursday from 2:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., and one Saturday per month from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.
$16.50 an hour

Do you enjoy working with people of all ages who really appreciate what you do? The Outreach Services Associate position is a variety filled, exciting position with rarely a dull moment. As an Outreach Associate, you will work with friendly staff on the library bookmobile, where new ideas reign and giving great service rules. Flexibility a plus, with a willingness to cover additional schedules and routes.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates degree or two years of college or university work.
  • Two years of library related experience.
  • Ability to obtain a Class C driver's license (within 90 days of hire date). Clean driving record, excellent driving ability.
  • Familiarity with library automation and Microsoft Office products.
  • Good oral communication and skills and experience in working with all age groups.
  • Requires full-range of body motion including bending, stooping; ability to push a 100-lb wheeled cart; ability to lift boxes and bags weighing up to 40 lbs. Ability to walk up and down stairs, and to work in a confined space.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Drives bookmobile on established routes and for special occasions, e.g. local parades.
  • Assists Outreach users in the selection, organization and interpretation of library materials.
  • Answers reference questions, author/title inquiries as appropriate.
  • Checks in, out and renews library materials as well as reshelf and rotate materials and shelf reads bookmobile collection.
  • Issues library cards according to library policy.
  • Places holds and delivers reserved materials to patrons.
  • Maintains and updates bookmobile stop statistics and desk activities.
  • Implements the library's summer reading program on the bookmobile.
  • Assists with homebound deliveries as assigned by department head.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Employment applications are available at our Circulation Desk, or on our website at Please submit application, resume and cover letter to Angela Clarke, Head of Outreach Services or mail to the address below. (No phone calls or in person inquiries.)

Application Contact: 
Angela Clarke, Head of Outreach Services
Apply To: 
Warren-Newport Public Library
224 N. O'Plaine Rd
Gurnee , IL 60031
Phone: 8472445150
42° 21' 47.214" N, 87° 54' 54.8856" W