Technical Services Assistant (2 positions available)


Plainfield Public Library District
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
One position is for 19 hours / week and the other is 24 hours / week.
Begins at $13.50 / hour

The Plainfield Public Library District is seeking innovative, detail oriented, and customer service driven members to join the Technical Services department. This position, along with the Technical Services department, engages in materials management activities throughout the library, with a focus on patron access and customer service.

Under the supervision of the Head of Technical Services, this position is responsible for the ordering, receiving and invoicing of all library materials and ensures items are processed and available for our customers to access and checkout.

Essential functions of this position include:

  • Receive and verify accuracy of shipments of all library materials

  • Process library materials, including labeling and security

  • Enter purchase orders and invoices and other acquisitions tasks as needed

  • Maintain and manage files and records related to acquisitions

  • Basic material repairs

  • Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent with one year relevant work experience required

  • Experience with data entry preferred

  • Public library experience and/or experience with an ILS preferred

  • Must be detail oriented and have excellent communication skills

  • Must be able to push a fully loaded book cart

Both positions are part-time, non-exempt and scheduled Monday – Friday, between 9 am and 5 pm with some flexibility. One position is for 19 hours / week and the other is 24 hours / week.

Located in the southwest suburbs and bordered by Naperville and Joliet, the Plainfield Public Library District is located in Plainfield's historic downtown and serves over 75,000 people across five different communities.

The Plainfield Public Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Date below
Deadline Date: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019
Application Note: 

Please email application, cover letter, and resume to:

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Plainfield Public Library District Plainfield , IL 60544 41° 37' 2.4168" N, 88° 13' 0.8508" W