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If applying for a position, please fill out and turn in an application along with any other required items.  Or if we have no positions available at this time, you are welcome to fill out and turn an application for us to keep on file.

If you would like to work in a library setting and there is not an open position at Elmwood Park Public Library that interests you, check out the Reaching Across Illinois Library System. The RAILS job board posts positions throughout Illinois and neighboring states. Good luck in your search.

If you are a student looking to get library experience either for class credit or to improve your resume, please inquire about our Internship & Practicum Opportunities.



Library Page/Shelver - Part Time

Part Time: 12-15 hours per week

Schedule:  4 or 5 shifts a week, including Saturdays. 

Salary: $9.50 / hour

Posted:  August 13, 2019

Position Description:

Elmwood Park Public Library is looking for a positive, organized person 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.  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
  • 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 and will be given at interview)

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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