job application2 500wEmployment Opportunities



The Elmwood Park Public Library is a great place to work, and staff take pleasure and pride in serving the public, as well as working with each other.  If you are interested in working at the Library, take a look at our Cultural Values statement, which reflects the sort of work environment we believe in and strive to have.

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.



 Elmwood Park Public Library's Cultural Values

library cultural values 850w


Head of Kids & Teens

Position: Full Time
Hours: 37.5 hours per week, including one evening and weekend rotation
Salary: $48,012 DOQ


Do you have an eye for detail, enjoy evaluation and planning, and like being as silly as you are hard-working? Are you as comfortable in baby storytime as you are at a teen lock-in, or in discussing how to focus the afterschool crowd as you are planning a fundraiser? If you'd like to work with fun and interesting people dedicated to public service in a collaborative and creative work environment, we'd like to hear from you.

Elmwood Park Public Library is seeking a forward-thinking, motivational, and community-minded librarian to lead an enthusiastic and active 5-person Kids & Teens team. Department members have spent the last five years on projects that run the gamut from a program room remodel and development of Explore-to-Go Kits to new MidKid programming and developing a volunteer scholarship with our Friends group. In addition to increasing their presence at community events and strengthening connections with school and social support agencies, staff have also worked with our Technology Librarian on enhancing use of our Project Next Gen lab. We'd like you to help us continue to innovate and grow with our community as we develop our 2020-2023 strategic plan and beyond.

The department manager is responsible for Kids & Teens staffing, training, overseeing collection and programming budgets, collection development, and planning and implementing programs and services, including school outreach and volunteer service. This role will also serve as a member of the Management Team, and on in-house committees and local professional organizations, as well as working closely with the Adult Services manager to implement best practices and develop joint programming. We're looking for the right fit and not limiting our search to those with supervisory experience of direct reports only. We welcome candidates with various kinds or levels of supervisory, budget, or management experience.

Please check out our core values statement, Head of Kids & Teens job description, and our 2016-19 strategic plan reports, and get that resume in the mail (or email) today! You'll be just in time for summer reading planning and the unveiling of our You Are Beautiful public art project.


  • MLS/MLIS - ALA accredited, with 2-4 years of progressively responsible experience in a public library, including supervisory experience.
  • Knowledge of materials, programs, and services for children through teens.
  • Strong communication, organizational, and technology skills, and demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service.
  • Spanish or Polish speaking skills a plus.

4 weeks vacation, 12 days sick time, 2 personal days, IMRF, health, dental, and life insurance, and 9 paid holiday closings.

Interviews:  Interviews will begin the first week of December. 
To Apply: 
Send cover letter, resume, and three references. No phone calls, please.
Application Deadline:
Open until filled.
Application Contact: Tiffany Verzani, Library Director
Email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Elmwood Park Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


Library Associate - Adult Services

Position: Part Time
Hours: 10-14/per week, mostly nights and weekends
Salary: $15.30 per hour

Description:  The Elmwood Park Public Library is seeking a friendly, adaptive 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, and demonstrate familiarity with popular materials in a variety of formats. A willingness and aptitude for working both independently and collaboratively, strong communication skills, and an enthusiastic attitude are all essential.

Bachelor's degree required, some work towards an MLIS preferred. Fluency in Spanish or Polish and advanced Excel skills strongly preferred. Please apply with resume and cover letter.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.
Application Contact: Mandy McGee, Head of Adult Services
Email address: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



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
This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Peter N. Silvestri Cultural and Learning Center | Serving Elmwood Park Since 1936