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:

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

Job Details:
The Adult Digital Services 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 ensures that digital content and related tools are
accessible and relevant to the community. This position provides internal and external training
on new and existing resources, as well as strategic direction for the library's digital services
offerings.

Requirements:
● MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited school, one or more years in technology training,
and a familiarity with website management.
● Or Bachelor’s Degree, three or more years of experience in technology training, and a
familiarity with website management.

Who We Are Looking For:
● The ideal candidate for this job is enthusiastic, curious, and independent.
● 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.
● This candidate must demonstrate a willingness and aptitude for problem solving and
strong communication skills.
● 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
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, then send a resume, cover letter, and three references to Christina Janiczek
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Head of Adult Services. No phone calls, please.
Applications accepted until the position is filled. First consideration given to applications
received by 2/13. The Elmwood Park Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

     


 

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

Job Details:
The Adult Services Marketing 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, as well as establishing and maintaining a public relations plan that reflects the
overall mission of the library. This position collaborates with members of the management
team to create publicity materials, coordinate the Library's social media presence, and
continuously evaluate and improve the ways in which the Library markets its collections,
programs, and services.

Requirements:
● MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited school and one or more years’ experience working in marketing or communications.
● Or Bachelor’s Degree, three or more years of experience working in marketing or
communications.

Who We Are Looking For:
● The ideal candidate for this job is enthusiastic, curious, and independent.
● 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.
● This candidate must demonstrate a willingness and aptitude for problem solving and
strong communication skills.
● 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
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, then send a resume, cover letter, and three references to Christina Janiczek
(This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), Head of Adult Services. No phone calls, please.
Applications accepted until the position is filled. First consideration given to applications
received by 2/13. The Elmwood Park Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

 


 

Job Title: Kids and Teen Services Manager
FT/PT:
 Full Time, Non Exempt
Hours: 37.5 hrs/wk, including regular evening and weekend shifts
Salary: $24.60-27/hr DOQ

Job Details:
The Kids Teens Manager manages the operations of the department. This includes responsibility for staff supervision, scheduling and training, programming, collection development, and outreach services. This position plays a key role in the Library’s management team. Through budgeting, policy development, and strategic planning, the management team is responsible for providing leadership within and across departments on library-wide initiatives
to better serve the Elmwood Park community.

Requirements:
● MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited school and 2 or more years of progressively responsible professional experience in a public library, including at least 2 years of supervisory experience.
-OR-
● Bachelor’s Degree and 4 years of progressive professional experience in a school or library, at least 2 of which includes budget, management, and supervisory responsibilities.

Who We Are Looking For:
● The ideal candidate for this job is enthusiastic, curious, and independent.
● Applicants should have professional knowledge of literacy and youth development from early childhood to young adulthood and demonstrate familiarity with popular materials in a variety of formats.
● This candidate must demonstrate a willingness and aptitude for problem solving and strong communication skills.
● 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
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, then send a resume, cover letter, and three references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No phone calls, please.
Applications accepted until the position is filled. First consideration given to applications
received by 2/13. The Elmwood Park Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

 


 

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

Job Details:
The Kids Teens Librarian is responsible for providing quality customer service,
reader’s advisory and technology assistance to patrons of all ages while staffing the Kids & Teens Desk. As a member of the Kids and Teens Department, this position is responsible for implementing services and programs for kids ages 6-11.

Requirements:
● MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited school and one or more years experience working with kids in a library or other education setting.
● Or Bachelor’s Degree and three or more years experience working with kids in a library or other
educational setting.

Who We Are Looking For:
● The ideal candidate for this job is enthusiastic, curious, and independent.
● Demonstrated knowledge of literacy and youth development from early childhood to young adulthood.
● Knowledge of popular materials, programming, and trends in library services for kids and teens, with a focus on kids ages 6-11.
● Familiarity with technology currently used in a library setting, including Microsoft Suite, Google Suite, and Windows operating systems and a comfort and willingness to learn new technologies as they emerge in the profession.
● This position will assist Kids and Teens Department in implementing library programs, services, and initiatives.
● 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
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, then send a resume, cover letter, and three references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No phone calls, please.
Applications accepted until the position is filled. First consideration given to applications received by 2/13. 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

Background

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.”

Contact:

Michael Consiglio, Library Director
Elmwood Park Public Library
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