Adult Services Assistant Manager


Orland Park Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
37.5 hours per week

The Orland Park Public Library is seeking an Assistant Manager of Adult Services to provide library services and resources to a community of over 60,000 residents.


  • Hires, trains, schedules, supervises and evaluates staff who shelve materials
  • Plans adult programming related to reading, including reading challenges and book discussion groups
  • Collaborates on literature-based activities with colleges serving Orland Park residents
  • Meets regularly with the Adult Services Manager to discuss department plans, projects and needs
  • Regularly acts as Person-in-Charge for the Library
  • Provides reference and readers' advisory service using electronic resources
  • Instructs and assists patrons and staff in the use of electronic resources on various devices, such as e-readers, smartphones, tablets, and more
  • Selects and maintains materials for the collection to meet the needs and wants of the community

Necessary Knowledge

  • Possess extensive knowledge of adult reference tools, materials and readers advisory formats
  • Possess extensive knowledge of bibliography tools and reference resources in print and electronic formats
  • Broad reading background in popular reading trends
  • Ability to read, write and communicate effectively in English, both orally and in writing
  • Ability to set priorities, exercise initiative, and make independent decisions
  • Ability to work effectively with public and staff
  • Experience in current technology, software, and basic troubleshooting
  • Ability to use a variety of office and library equipment


  • Master's Degree in Library Science
  • Two years public library adult services experience
  • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends
  • A valid driver's license and ability to drive on library business

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Date below
Deadline Date: 
Friday, July 10, 2020
Application Note: 

Applicants for all for all positions are subject to a background check.

Applications available at Information Desk in library's lobby and

Position opened until July 10, 2020 at 5:00 p.m. Send cover letter, completed library application, resume and three references to:

Human Resources/ Orland Park Public Library

14921 Ravinia Avenue

Orland Park, IL 60462


Please indicate Assistant Manager of Adult Services on application and subject line of electronic submissions

The Orland Park Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Apply To: 
Orland Park Public Library
14921 Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park , IL 60462
Phone: 708-428-5100
41° 37' 7.8132" N, 87° 51' 22.9212" W