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- Current job openings: None
- Ongoing: Internship & Practicum Opportunities
Position Open: Internship or Practicum
Posted: November 22, 2016
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