Children's Services Reference Assistant


La Grange Park Public Library District
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
Starting at $14.83 per hour DOQ

Children's Services Reference Assistant

28 hours per week

Rate: Starting at $14.83 per hour DOQ

The La Grange Park Public Library District is seeking an enthusiastic, creative and reliable assistant for our busy Children's Services Department. The right candidate will love working with a diverse community in a collaborative environment, with the skills to work effectively independently. We are seeking a confident, hardworking and dedicated individual who possesses extraordinary customer service skills. Evening and weekend work required.


  • Works the public service desk, performing reference and reader's advisory services

  • Plans, implements, and evaluates educational and recreational programs for children

  • Assists patrons with technology and other library equipment and resources

  • Performs outreach to local schools and community organizations

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

  • Performs other duties as assigned

Performance Expectations:

  • Ability to conduct a successful reference interview

  • Ability to perform 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


  • Minimum two years of college; Bachelor's Degree preferred

  • Minimum one year of work experience in a customer focused environment; library experience preferred

  • Employment is contingent upon a background check

Please send cover letter and resume to Rose Hopkins-LaRocco, Children's Services Director at

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Please send cover letter and resume to Rose Hopkins-LaRocco, Children's Services Director at

Application Contact: 
Rose Hopkins-LaRocco
Apply To: 
La Grange Park Public Library District
555 N. La Grange Rd.
La Grange Park , IL 60526
Phone: 833-577-5283
41° 49' 29.91" N, 87° 52' 16.7376" W