Please note that the two larger study rooms in Adult Services are out of service until further notice.
We apologize for the inconvenience. In the meantime, adults are welcome to use the study rooms in Kids & Teens until 3 p.m.


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Open Positions:

Adult Services - Programming Coordinator


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.


Job Title: Adult Services - Programming Coordinator
FT/PT: Full Time, Non-Exempt
Hours: 37.5 hrs/wk, including regular evening and weekend shifts 
$22-25/hr DOQ 

Job Description:
The Adult Services Program Coordinator is responsible for providing quality customer service, reader’s advisory and technology assistance to patrons of all ages while staffing the Adult Services desk. In addition, this position develops, coordinates, and evaluates library programming for adults of all ages. This position collaborates with the Kids & Teens Program Coordinator on cross-generational, family and library wide programming endeavors.

● MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited school, one or more years in technology training,
and a familiarity with website management.

Who We Are Looking For:
● Creates and maintains a welcoming, safe and comfortable library environment for all
● Develops and implements creative, educational, and entertaining programming for adults.
● Collaborates with Adult Services Staff and outside groups to develop a quarterly
programming schedule for adults.
● Develops and maintains relationships with local organizations and community groups to
develop programming, resources, and other collaborative opportunities to benefit both the
community and the library.
● Works with the Marketing Coordinator to ensure that all programs are publicized
● Works with the Head of Adult Services to perform ongoing evaluation of programming and
assure proper allocation of funds.
● Ability to speak, read, and/or write in Spanish, Polish, or Ukrainian preferred.

What We Offer:
● A supportive, fun, and collaborative work environment.
● Prorated vacation and sick time, personal time, and holiday pay.
● Health, dental, eye and life insurance; vacation/sick time and IMRF (retirement).
● Professional development opportunities and the ability to serve on library-wide
● 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.

If interested in this position, please take a look at the full Job Description, then send a resume, cover letter, and three references to Bradley Bibbs (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Adult Services Manager. No phone calls, please. Applications accepted until the position is filled. First consideration given to applications received by 6/16/23. The Elmwood Park Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.



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.”


Michael Consiglio, Library Director
Elmwood Park Public Library
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