Public Services Assistant


Sandwich Public Library District
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
10-15 hours / week Monday mornings, Wednesday afternoon-night, Thursday nights and alternating Saturdays
Starting $9.25/hour with expectation for minimum wage increases

Position Summary:

Under the supervision of the Head of Circulation, the Public Services Assistant provides high level of service to the public while offering support services to staff.

Essential Duties:

  • Performs a full range of circulation desk procedures using an automated circulation system.
  • Performs patron registration and maintains records of library patrons.
  • Assists the patrons in using library technology, including online databases, e-content, mobile apps, and the internet.
  • Assures accurate library shelving of books and periodicals by shelf reading and re-shelving, as necessary.
  • Performs routine repairs on books and other holdings.
  • Handles routine interactions with the public and answers a variety of questions at the circulation desk.
  • Answers telephones and provides routine information or refers and transfers calls.
  • Will collaborate with staff in special projects and events.
  • Assists with library program preparation and implementation, as directed.
  • Participates in professional development and networking activities online and in person.
  • Represents the Library in a positive and constructive manner.
  • Set up of library facilities for use by staff and patrons; Performs facility opening and closing duties.
  • Keeps informed on new PrairieCat practices and procedures and changes in library procedures.
  • Will attend one (1) library board meeting a year.
  • Assumes other duties and projects as assigned.


A high school diploma or equivalent.

Customer service and cash handling experience is preferred.

Special Requirements:

Ability to push and pull library book trucks weighing 50 lbs.

Carry up to 25 lbs. of books across the library.

Stand for a long time in one area.

Bend and stretch to reach high and low shelves.

Flexibility with schedule

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

To apply, please send your resume to Barb Posinger at

Application Contact: 
Barbara Posinger
Apply To: 
Sandwich Public Library Dist
925 S. Main St.
Sandwich , IL 60548
Phone: 8157868308
Fax: 815-786-9231
41° 38' 16.2852" N, 88° 37' 22.7532" W