Employment & Volunteering

Employment Opportunities

Current Openings

Library Assistant, Circulation and Youth Services—Part-time (16.5 hours/week)
Salary: $15.00/hr

The Lake Bluff Public Library is seeking a friendly and customer service-oriented person to work in our Youth Services and Circulation departments. Youth Services serves ages birth through high school, and Circulation provides information and service to patrons of all ages. The ideal candidate will be a creative problem solver who particularly enjoys working with children and caregivers and can thrive in a changing, highly collaborative environment.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist patrons in locating library materials, and check out materials for patrons at the front desk
  • With training, answer reader’s advisory queries.
  • Promptly and accurately answer a variety of patron questions.
  • Troubleshoot basic problems with the public computers and equipment (resolving printer jams, saving information to flash drives, etc.)
  • Provide information to patrons about eBook services and digital resources and troubleshoot common issues.
  • Additional responsibilities and cross-training opportunities may be assigned.
  • Resolve patron issues or complaints calmly and professionally.

Requirements:

  • Two years of college or current enrollment as a college student is preferred.
  • This position involves a high level of contact with the public: excellent verbal communication is a must.
  • Previous library or customer service experience is not required, but will be considered favorably.
  • Knowledge of children’s and teens’ literature, and an interest in learning more!

The position schedule may be flexible, but availability during the following times is strongly preferred:

  • Monday – 9:30am to 2:00pm – Circulation Desk
  • Tuesday – 5:45pm to 9:15pm – Youth Services
  • Friday – 2:00pm to 6:15pm – Circulation Desk
  • Sunday – 12:45pm to 5:15pm – Youth Services

To apply, please upload a cover letter and resume to the form below.

If you are unable to apply online, please contact the Library to request an accommodation.

Contact for this posting: 

Eric Bailey
ebailey [at] lakeblufflibrary [dot] org
Library Director
847.234.2540  ext: 110
123 E. Scranton Ave.
Lake Bluff, IL 60044

Positions open until filled.

 

 

FAQs

We appreciate your interest in our organization. Here are some answers to frequently asked questions about our hiring process:

When do you begin calling about interviews?
We generally begin contacting candidates for interviews when the listing has been posted for approximately 2-3 weeks. Please note that this timeframe is not absolute and can vary depending on a number of factors.

If I don't hear back, should I assume the position has been filled?
If the listing is still posted on our website, the position has not yet been filled. Additionally, we do contact all applicants at the conclusion of the hiring process to let them know that the position has been filled.

Who should I contact to check on the status of my application?
The Library will contact you about the status of your application as it changes. 

Volunteer Opportunities

None at this time.