Bookmobile Services Assistant


Gail Borden Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
18 hours per week; schedule includes days, evenings and weekend hours
$13.16 per hour

Are you looking for an exciting part-time job in a vibrant community? Are you interested in providing excellent customer service to both our English and Spanish-speaking customers? Are you a hands-on individual who enjoys working closely with people? If so, then Gail Borden Library has a great opportunity for you in our Mobile Library Services Department.

This position requires working onboard the Bookmobile and other outreach vehicles with the rest of our Mobile Library Services team to venture beyond the library's walls and engage our customers where they live, work, play, and relax. The successful individual needs to be bilingual in English and Spanish, an excellent team player, and well-organized with excellent time management, prioritization capabilities and follow-up skills.

Some of the primary responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Assists Bookmobile customers with questions and information requests
  • Sorts and shelves library materials aboard our outreach vehicles and at the Library
  • Ensures appropriate materials are shelved for the audience of each day's route
  • Performs daily check out/check in of materials on board Bookmobile and at Main Library
  • Assists with daily vehicle checklist and logs
  • Uses the library's software for check out of materials, extended usage fees, and library card registrations
  • Takes action and knows the procedures to deal with potentially disruptive or unsafe situations
  • Works with other Mobile Library Services staff to develop a positive, collaborative, and strong team
  • Adapts well to changes in existing practices, library routines, and workflows


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Bilingual Spanish/English verbal language skills are required
  • Previous customer service experience a plus
  • Experience working with children a plus
  • Must be dependable and punctual
  • Knowledge and experience with basic computer applications
  • Library ILS experience a plus
  • Experience with school bus or large vehicles a plus

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

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Application Contact: 
Gail Borden Public Library
Apply To: 
Gail Borden Public Library
270 N. Grove Avenue
Elgin , IL 60120
Phone: 847-429-4598
Fax: 847-742-0485
42° 2' 32.8128" N, 88° 17' 16.8396" W