Part-time Readers' Services Assistant


Des Plaines Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
This part-time position is 20 hours per week. Monday 12:30 p.m. -  9 p.m., Thursday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m., Sunday 12:30 p.m. -5 p.m.
$16.92/hour plus benefits.

If you would thrive at a job where "work, learn & play" is the motto for the employees as well as the patrons, this is your job. The award-winning Des Plaines Public Library is searching for a part-time Readers' Services Assistant who loves books, movies, music and working with people.

We are seeking someone who has a broad knowledge of fiction and is fluent with online searching, digital downloading and social networking. Responsibilities include selecting titles for our fiction, AV and e-collections; writing book reviews, bibliographies and blog posts; doing community outreach; creating programs and displays; instructing patrons about our digital collections as well as serving our wonderful adult and teen patrons.

Minimum qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree and one year customer service experience
  • Two years college and three years library or bookstore experience
  • Possess a valid driver's license.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

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This job is open until filled

Please include the following with your application:

  • Cover letter and resumé together as a single document.

The Des Plaines Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

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Application Contact: 
Jennifer Steurer
Apply To: 
Des Plaines Public Library
1501 Ellinwood St
Des Plaines , IL 60016
Phone: 847-376-2794
42° 2' 25.728" N, 87° 53' 14.1648" W