Library Page/Shelver


Elmwood Park Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
12-15 hours/week, 4-5 shifts a week including Saturdays

Position Description:

Elmwood Park Public Library is looking for a positive, organized person to join our team. If you have an eye for detail, and will gain satisfaction knowing that your work contributes to the use and appearance of the Library, we would like to hear from you. Pages assist in providing access to the Library collection by shelving materials in an accurate and timely manner, organizing the shelves to be presentable and clean, and shelf reading and shifting collections as needed. Essential job duties are:

  • Providing friendly and proactive customer service
  • Accurately and efficiently shelve and straighten books, magazines, audio-visual and other library materials
  • Maintain a neat and orderly appearance in assigned areas of the Library. This includes, but is not limited to, returning abandoned Library materials to their proper place or pre-shelving area, straightening chairs and tables and picking up litter
  • Shelf-read assigned areas of the Library's collection according to schedule
  • Alert appropriate staff to any damaged materials, shelves or displays
  • Retrieve materials from internal and external book drop, as assigned
  • Respond to patron requests for directional information; accurately and pleasantly direct patrons to appropriate staff for further assistance
  • Other duties as assigned

Performance Expectations:

  • Must have excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to move loaded book carts and to lift and shelve library materials as required
  • Ability to bend, stoop, lift and carry; ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to communicate effectively with public and staff in English, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to work with coworkers and public in a pleasant manner and effectively resolve service issues


  • Must be at least 16 years of age or eligible for an Illinois Employment Certificate
  • Must be able to sort and file alphabetically and numerically (competency testing required and will be given at interview)

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Applications can be picked up in person or on our website, and should be submitted either in person, via mail, or emailed to the attention of Jason Stuhlmann, Assistant Director,

Application Contact: 
Jason Stuhlmann
Apply To: 
Elmwood Park Public Library
1 Conti Parkway
Elmwood Park , IL 60707
Phone: 708-453-7645
41° 55' 34.2444" N, 87° 49' 2.7768" W