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Technical Services Assistant, Processing

Position:  Technical Services Assistant, Processing
Part Time: 26 hours a week
Salary: $12.00 (DOQ)
Posted: April 26, 2017

Position Description

Do you enjoy a good system of organization? Does the thought of promoting access to materials for patrons and staff seem like a job worth doing? Are you the kind of person who wants their contributions to positively affect a community for generations to come? If so, we want to hear from you!

Elmwood Park Public Library is seeking an organized, detail-oriented, and friendly individual to be part of the Technical Services team. The successful applicant will be working with SirsiDynix Symphony, Microsoft Office software, and coworkers throughout the library to enter newly acquired materials into the catalog and physically process items for circulation to our patrons. Duties include locating bibliographic records in SirsiDynix, updating library holdings in the digital catalog, withdrawal of weeded materials, and general collection maintenance in the form of project work.

As a key member of the Technical Services Department, this individual will play an active role in planning for and achieving departmental goals. This will be done through communicating clearly in a variety of formats, working independently to process materials efficiently and accurately, and collaborating with colleagues to establish priorities and find solutions to issues as they arise. This position involves extensive hours of computer use and the lifting or moving of up to 20 lbs.

In addition to $12.00/hour (DOQ), Elmwood Park Public Library offers a competitive benefits package for this position including IMRF, vacation, and holiday pay.

While not required, we would be very interested in hearing from candidates with experience in digitization and/or that are fluent in Spanish or Polish. In addition to departmental responsibilities, special project work including digitizing local history materials or translating marketing materials may be available if interest and skill sets align.


To apply, please send cover letter, resume, and three references with contact information to Lucas McKeever, Head of Technical Services, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. This position is available immediately and will remain open until filled. Elmwood Park Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Adult Services Library Associate

Position Open:  Adult Services Library Associate
Part Time:  10-14 hours a week
Salary: $14.50 (DOQ)
Posted:  April 12, 2017

Position Description

The Elmwood Park Public Library is seeking a friendly, adaptive part-time Adult Services Library Associate. This person will provide reference, reader's advisory and technology assistance to patrons and instruct them in the use of library resources. They will also assist with displays, statistics and other duties as assigned.

Applicants should enjoy working with the public, be proficient in the use of technology, be able to work within a team environment and demonstrate familiarity with popular materials in a variety of formats. Excellence in customer service in patron and staff interactions and an enthusiastic attitude are essential.

10-14 hours a week, mostly nights and weekends. Bachelor's degree required, some work towards an MLS preferred. Fluency in Spanish or Polish and advanced Excel skills strongly preferred.

Resume and cover letter should be submitted to the attention of Mandy McGee, Head of Adult Services, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Elmwood Park Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Library Page

Position Open: Library Page
Part Time: 9-15 hours per week
Salary: $8.40
Posted:  April 12, 2017 

Position Description:

Elmwood Park Public Library is looking for 1-2 positive, organized people to join our team. If you have an eye for detail, and will gain satisfaction knowing that your work contributes to the use and appearance of the Library, we would like to hear from you.  The schedule for this position offers choices from a variety of morning, afternoon, and evening time slots.  Pages assist in providing access to the Library collection by shelving materials in an accurate and timely manner, organizing the shelves to be presentable and clean, and shelf reading and shifting collections as needed. Essential job duties are: 

  • Providing friendly and proactive customer service
  • Accurately and efficiently shelve and straighten books, magazines, audio-visual and other library materials
  • Maintain a neat and orderly appearance in assigned areas of the Library. This includes, but is not limited to, returning abandoned Library materials to their proper place or pre-shelving area, straightening chairs and tables and picking up litter
  • Shelf-read assigned areas of the Library’s collection according to schedule
  • Alert appropriate staff to any damaged materials, shelves or displays
  • Retrieve materials from internal and external book drop, as assigned
  • Respond to patron requests for directional information; accurately and pleasantly direct patrons to appropriate staff for further assistance.
  • Assist with room set up or accommodations for groups using the meeting rooms as needed.
  • Other duties as assigned. 

Performance Expectations:                 

  • Must have excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to move loaded book carts and to lift and shelve library materials as required.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, lift and carry; ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to communicate effectively with public and staff in English, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to work with coworkers and public in a pleasant manner and effectively resolve service issues


  • Must be at least 16 years of age or eligible for an Illinois Employment Certificate.
  • Must be able to sort and file alphabetically and numerically (competency testing required)


Applications can be picked up in person or on our website, and should be submitted either in person, via mail, or emailed to the attention of Jason Stuhlmann, Assistant Director, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.  Elmwood Park Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Internship & Practicum Opportunities

Position Open:  Internship or Practicum
Posted:  November 22, 2016

Position Description:

The Elmwood Park Public Library is looking to provide area students with opportunities to gain work experience, and make personal connections in the field of librarianship, technology, and education.

The Library has an enthusiastic staff that will work with you to create meaningful projects. All five managing departments (Administration, Youth, Adult, Technology, Customer Relations, Materials Management) are headed by librarians, which allows us to not only provide experience with standard topics, such as reference desk work and customer service, but with up-to-date technologies (3D printer, robotics), office management (financial procedures, budgeting, statistics, building management) and materials handling (ordering, processing and data entry).

Recent Internship/Practicum Student Work:

  • Curriculum development for, and conducting of, a STEM program
  • Collection evaluation, recommendation and weeding of a biography collection
  • Creation of financial graphs for the administration office
  • Development of mathematical formula for recalculation of employee benefits
  • Hospitality training
  • Materials handling procedures


Over the past three years, Elmwood Park Public Library has been fortunate to host students from Dominican University, DePaul University, Chicago City Colleges and College of DuPage as interns or practicum students. Providing students with these opportunities are fundamental to the Library’s vision as an active community support center - “Explore. Connect. Create. A place where life, work, and play unite.”


Jason Stuhlmann, Assistant Director
Elmwood Park Public Library
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