Reference Assistant

Library

Employer/Library: 
La Grange Park Public Library District
Library Type: 
Public Library
County: 
Cook

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
Hours: 
18
Salary: 
$16/hour

The La Grange Park Public Library is hiring a Reference Assistant responsible for providing excellent customer service to our patrons and collaborating with our talented staff. We're looking for someone with a strong interest in adult fiction reader's advisory. The ideal candidate will have a sense of humor, patience to spare, and the desire to innovate.

As our Reference Assistant, you'll help with myriad information needs at our busy Adult Services desk. You'll also gain varied experience as you help plan and facilitate programs and help our many local discussion groups pick out the perfect books. Day, evening, and weekend hours required.

If this sounds like the job for you, send us your information and we'll chat!

Primary Responsibilities

  • Works at the public service desk, performing reference and readers' advisory service

  • Assists in the use of technology i.e.: computers, ereaders, phones, tablets, printer

  • Places interlibrary loan requests

  • May assist with collection development projects as assigned; creates displays as assigned

  • Helps plan, implement, and evaluate educational and recreational programs

  • Attends relevant meetings, classes, and training

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Performance Expectations

  • Ability to conduct a successful reference interview

  • Ability to perform accurate and responsible internet and database searching

  • Knowledge of technology, including computers, software, and ereaders

  • Working knowledge of literature in assigned department

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills with all ages, in English

  • A friendly and approachable manner with the ability to calmly exercise tact and diplomacy in difficult situations

  • Willingness to learn new skills and procedures; easily adaptable to change

  • A team player who contributes to a positive work environment

  • Ability to bend, stoop, lift, and carry

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Date below
Deadline Date: 
Saturday, February 29, 2020
Application Note: 

Send cover letter and resume to Gabriela Magats, Business Manager, at hr@lplibrary.org.

Application Contact: 
Gabriel Oppenheim
Apply To: 
La Grange Park Public Library District
555 NORTH LA GRANGE ROAD
LA GRANGE PARK , IL 60526
Phone: 7083520100
Fax: 7083521606
41° 49' 29.91" N, 87° 52' 16.7376" W
Illinois