Employment Opportunities



 Adult Services Librarian - Digital Services Coordinator (Full Time)

Are you a techie librarian who enjoys learning as well as teaching and thrives in a team environment? Then this may be the job for you!

The Elmwood Park Public Library is looking for an adaptive, collaborative problem solver who is passionate about customer service to join their Adult Services team. This person will be responsible for providing tech training for patrons and staff on everything from basic computers to databases and downloadable content. Other responsibilities include coordinating our computer classes, contributing to the web site, overseeing our electronic resources and dealing with vendors, in addition to regularly helping patrons at the public service desk, putting together displays, and developing the collection.

37.5 hrs/week, including regular weekend and evening shifts. Benefits include health, dental, eye and life insurance; vacation/sick time and IMRF (retirement).


Application deadline is Thursday, December 7th. MLS/ALA required, though current MLS students who are able to meet the scheduling demands are encouraged to apply. Fluency in Spanish or Polish preferred, but not required. 

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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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.

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