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Open Positions:


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.



Circulation Assistant & Shelver

FT/PT: Part-Time, Non-Exempt

Hours: 14 hours a week.

Schedule:  Must be available to work 1-2 evening shifts per week (3-9 PM) and at least 2 Sunday shifts per month (1-5 PM).

Salary: $15.00/hour, or up to $16.00/hour with ability to speak Polish, Ukrainian, or Spanish.

Job Details:

The Elmwood Park Public Library is seeking a customer service-focused person for our Circulation Assistant & Shelver position. This individual will assist patrons in creating and maintaining their library account, check materials in and out as they are used, shelve returned items, and act as the first and last point of contact for individuals entering and exiting the library.

EPPL recently became a Fine Free library and also has many opportunities to share your creativity – the Circulation and Technical Services Department maintains the lobby’s display case, Beyond Books collection, and develops special events for Library Card Sign Up Month and other occasions for patrons and colleagues alike.


  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Experience working in a customer service position preferred.
  • Bilingual skills (Spanish, Ukrainian, or Polish) preferred.

Who we are looking for:

  • Someone who is friendly, enthusiastic, detail oriented, and thrives in a collaborative environment.
  • An individual that enjoys working with the public and connecting people with the resources they need.
  • A person who is adaptable to the ebbs and flows that come with a service desk and has the ability to switch between tasks as needed without losing accuracy.
  • An individual who can function independently and take initiative.

What we offer:

  • A supportive, fun, and collaborative work environment.
  • Prorated sick time, personal time, and holiday pay.
  • Professional development opportunities and the ability to serve on library-wide committees.
  • We are a convenient location for public transportation with access to the Metra Milwaukee West Line across the street, and PACE Bus #307 and #319 steps away from the library.

How to apply:

If interested in this position, please take a look at the full Job Description, as well as EPPL’s Culture Statement, then send a resume and cover letter to Gaby Salgado (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Head of Circulation and Technical Services. No phone calls, please.

Applications accepted until the position is filled. First consideration given to applications received by 7/15/22. The Elmwood Park Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.





Elmwood Park Public Library's Cultural Values

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Internship & Practicum Opportunities

Until further notice, the Library is temporarily not accepting applications for internships or practicum students. We apologize for the inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.


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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