Current Library Job Openings
Library Assistant - Part Time
Are you friendly, patient, and service-oriented? Have a knack for technology and love to help people? Join us at the friendliest library in Illinois! The Library Assistant is a new position we are creating to help us with our fantastic programs for adults. These are well-attended and mostly occur in the evenings, which makes the listed schedule a firm requirement. If you have always wanted to work in a library, this is your chance!
In this position, you will:
- Facilitate programs for adults by helping the performers get set up, greeting patrons and taking attendance, and introducing the performer to the audience.
- Ensure rooms are set up with the right equipment for library programs and community group uses of the meeting room.
- Assist at the service desk, answering basic questions and helping to sign up for programs and study rooms.
- Assist librarians with clerical projects and prepping for programs.
- Shelve, straighten, and retrieve materials.
To be successful you will:
- Have a High School Diploma or equivalent.
- Display an outgoing, friendly personality and ability to think on your feet.
- Be patient, helpful and willing to go the extra mile for customers.
- Be able to handle projectors, microphones and laptops and troubleshoot issues.
- Have previous experience in a customer-focused job.
Wage: $12/hr. depending on qualifications
Hours: 12-16 hours per week. 12-hour schedule: Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays 5-9pm. The 16-hour schedule would add Sunday afternoons, 1-5pm.
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Librarian I – Adult Services
What have you read lately? Are you excited to tell everyone you know about it? If you are the type of librarian who can’t wait to share books, movies, and other media with others, we have a spot for you at Fremont Public Library! We're looking for a friendly, organized, customer service-minded individual to join a group of full-time professional librarians serving a population of about 40,000 people, many of them seniors. We provide a plethora of programs and classes and an excellent array of materials from books to Rokus. We pride ourselves on being friendly and helpful to everyone we encounter.
What you will do:
- Manage assigned areas of fiction and non-fiction collections (collections are generally rotated about every 3 years within the department).
- Staff service desks and both floors of the library, providing reference and reader’s advisory help, signing up for programs and study rooms, assisting with library devices, and retrieving materials for patrons.
- Stay informed about current book releases and trends within your assigned duties and share with your department members to keep everyone abreast of the latest news.
- Assist with programs, displays, and other services provided by the department.
To be successful you will:
- Demonstrate a passion for public service – helping people connect with library materials, programs, and the community by providing kind and patient assistance.
- Be a reader: possess a knowledge of popular fiction and non-fiction materials as well as music and movie interests of adults.
- Smile and be friendly: we pride ourselves on our good reputation in the community and strive to be welcoming to all people at our library.
- Hold a Master’s degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution or be close to finishing your degree. Candidates with a Bachelor’s degree in Library/Information Science will also be considered.
- Have good computer applications and Internet skills. Must also be able to assist patrons with adding and navigating all library apps onto their portable devices.
What we offer:
- Hiring wage of $22 per hour ($45,760 annually) DOQ
- 40-hour work week with paid breaks. Your schedule includes about 1 evening per week and weekend shifts on a rotating basis.
- A very competitive benefits package including individual & family health insurance coverage, vacation and sick time, IMRF Pension, 457 investment plan, and 8 weeks of paid parental leave (after 1 year of employment).
- Opportunity to network and grow in your career – we pay full costs of conferences and other continuing education opportunities (as approved by Administration).
- A professional team of full-time librarians and collegial support from both the Youth and Adult departments, who work together frequently.
To apply, email cover letter and resume:
Re: AS Librarian Position
No phone calls, please.
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