Part-Time Adult Services Reference Librarian


Orland Park Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
12-18 hours per week; schedule will include 1-2 evenings a week and at least two weekend days per month

Do you thrive in a team environment, but also enjoy completing tasks on your own? Are you a person who loves to interact with people? Then our library is looking for you! The Orland Park Public Library, named one of Illinois' 200 Great Places, is currently accepting applications for an innovative and service-oriented part-time Adult Services Reference Librarian.


  • Provides reference and readers' advisory services
  • Participates in collection development as part of the Adult Services team
  • Develops and conducts book discussions and other book-related programming
  • Provides study room services
  • Prepares displays, bibliographies, social media content, and more

Necessary Knowledge

  • Knowledge of reference and readers' advisory service
  • Extensive knowledge of bibliographic tools and reference resources in print and electronic formats
  • Excellent research skills, with proficiency in searching online catalogs
  • Knowledge of adult literature, including trends in popular fiction, nonfiction, and other media
  • Experience in current technology including digital reading platforms, library automation software, and Microsoft Office


  • Master's Degree in Library Science or currently enrolled to receive this degree
  • Must be willing to work evenings and weekends
  • Access to transportation

Position is 12 to 18 hours per week including evenings and weekends. Starting salary for applicant with a Master's Degree is $23.90 per hour.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Date below
Deadline Date: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Application Note: 

Please send cover letter, resume, completed application, and three references to by March 4th at 5:00pm.

The Orland Park Public Library's mission is to stimulate imaginations, educate, entertain, and welcome everyone.

Application Contact: 
Human Resources
Apply To: 
Orland Park Public Library
14921 Ravinia Avenue
Orland Park , IL 60462
Phone: 708-428-5100
41° 37' 7.8132" N, 87° 51' 22.8852" W