Technical Services Coordinator


La Grange Park Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
$19.80 - $28.30 DOQ

A full-time, non-exempt position, responsible for the processing, and cataloging of all library materials and coordinating of materials processing, as well as library shipping and receiving. Evening and weekend work may be required.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Orders library materials on behalf of selectors
  • Receives materials ordered for the collection and verifies invoices
  • Processes new materials as needed; reviews processing procedures and does quality control checks on processing work completed by assistants
  • Catalogs all library materials, performs routine collection maintenance
  • Handles damaged materials and determines if items should be repaired or discarded
  • Maintains inventory of processing supplies and orders as necessary
  • Coordinates original cataloging for materials with SWAN / data entry staff
  • Prepares monthly statistics, reports, and proposals
  • Maintains working order of AV cleaning machine and supplies
  • Receives and routes mail and packages
  • Attends relevant meetings, workshops, and trainings
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Performance Expectations

  • Expert knowledge of current cataloging and classification practices
  • Integrated use of web client ordering services
  • Understands the importance of accurate materials handling
  • Ability to maintain attention to detail while performing repetitive tasks
  • Ability to remain calm in difficult situations
  • Completes tasks and assignments in a timely fashion
  • Ability to take direction from management team
  • Asks questions and seeks clarification if unsure of a task
  • A friendly and approachable manner with the ability to exercise tact and diplomacy
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills including email, phone, and other required platforms with all ages, in English
  • Willingness to learn new skills and procedures; easily adaptable to change
  • A team player who responds well to varied circumstances


  • Minimum of LTA or Bachelor's degree and two years of relevant cataloging work experience; MLS/MLIS preferred
  • Knowledge of common computer applications; experience using ILS platform preferred
  • Ability to bend, stoop, lift and carry; ability to stand for extended periods of time

    Please send resume, cover letter detailing your qualifications, and 3 professional references to the email address provided below. The intended start date of this position is in mid-August, 2020. Candidates with experience in cataloging, use of Sirsi -Dynix, and demonstrated ability to provide excellent attention to detail will be prioritized.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Date below
Deadline Date: 
Saturday, July 18, 2020
Application Contact: 
Maureen Sill
Apply To: 
La Grange Park Public Library
555 N La Grange Rd
La Grange Park , IL 60526 41° 49' 29.91" N, 87° 52' 16.7376" W