Adult Services Library Assistant


Sycamore Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library
Illinois County: 

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
25 hours per week (IMRF)
$14.34-$15.75 DOQ

Overview: Maintains displays, collections, and spaces; delivers programs and services within the Adult Services department.

Essential Duties:

• Provides reference and reader's advisory services to patrons

• Creates displays and materials to promote library collections

• Assists in the planning and delivery of adult programs and outreach activities

• Makes recommendations for materials based on patron feedback and industry print/electronic resources

• Provides 1:1 and group assistance with technology, software applications, and devices

• Handles interlibrary loan (ILL) for materials not owned by the library

• Maintains order and cleanliness of department and patron areas

• Assists with opening and closing procedures and compiling statistical reports


• High school diploma or GED required; Associate's degree desired

• Excellent customer service skills

• Proficiency with Microsoft Office software applications and electronic devices

• Excellent oral and written communication skills; bilingual skills a plus

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

• Able to think creatively and communicate effectively with others

• Able to multi-task and adjust work priorities, as needed

• Able to adapt to change and work well as part of a team

• Able to solve problems and handle escalated situations in a calm, capable manner

• Proficient in Microsoft Office products, basic email applications, and Internet browsers

• Proficient with the operation and basic troubleshooting of desktop computers, laptops, portable projection equipment, and a variety of smartphones and tablets

• Able to hear, comprehend, and respond to others verbally and in writing

• Able to drive a car and hold a valid Illinois driver's license

• Experience or interest in Technical Instruction a plus

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Please go to the Sycamore Public Library website; submit an application and attach your resume and cover letter.

Application Contact: 
Samantha Sundquist
Apply To: 
Sycamore Public Library
103 E State Street
Phone: 8158952500
41° 59' 19.4784" N, 88° 41' 1.4172" W