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Materials Services Assistant

Deadline for Applications: Open until filled

We are seeking a positive, customer service oriented person to join our Library team in our busy Materials Services Department.

Please email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to employment@riverforestlibrary.org. No phone calls please.  

The River Forest Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   

Contact Information: 

Victoria Muraiti, Materials Services Manager 

735 Lathrop Avenue 

River Forest IL  60305 

Job Description: The Materials Services Assistant is a part-time position under the supervision of the Materials Services Manager. Responsibilities include working with the Materials Services Manager and other staff members to provide library services to the public by:

  • Greeting visitors to the library and providing friendly customer service.
  • Performing the full range of circulation procedures using an automated circulation system.
  • Shelving and shifting library materials as assigned.
  • Checking in/out all library materials and inspecting items for damage.
  • Issuing user cards, maintaining files, and entering information into database.
  • Emptying indoor and outdoor material returns.
  • Opening and sorting incoming interlibrary loan items.
  • Searching for and placing holds on library materials.
  • Assessing and collecting fees for lost materials and processing payment (cash or credit).
  • Answering the telephone to provide routine information or refer/transfer call to other departments.
  • Providing ready reference service to users in person and over the phone.
  • Implementing all library policies and procedures.

 Part Time: 12-16 hours per week.

Salary: $14.26/HR

Requirements:

  • Familiarity with Microsoft products and basic computer operations.
  • Ability to arrange alphabetically and numerically.
  • Wide flexibility of movement is required including standing, bending, and lifting. Must be able to lift and carry at least 20 lbs. and push or pull carts loaded with library materials.
  • Ability to show initiative, use good judgment in making decisions and exercise discretion with patrons and staff.
  • High School Diploma is required.
  • Cash handling experience is required.
Schedule 1:
    • Wednesday 8:30-1 PM
    • Thursday 1-9 PM
    • 2 or more weekend shifts

Schedule 2:

    • Tuesday 2-6 PM
    • Thursday 2-6 PM
    • 2 or more weekend shifts

 

Middle School & Teen Librarian 

River Forest Public Library 

Deadline for Applications: Open Until Filled 

Full time: 37.5 hours/week; includes nights and weekends as scheduled 

Status: Non-exempt 

Salary Range: $20.00-$24.03/hr, depending on qualifications. 

Benefits: Health and dental plan. Participation in IMRF. Paid holidays, vacation, and sick time offered.  

Description: The Middle School & Teen Librarian supports the Adult & Teen Services Department by enthusiastically serving middle school and high school students ages 10-18. This includes planning and delivering innovative programs, managing the middle school and teen collections, and providing reference, readers’ advisory, and technology assistance to library patrons of all ages. This position will work collaboratively with other library departments and the community to plan and implement services primarily for middle school and teen patrons, and other patrons as needed. 

Requirements:  

Carefully review the full job description and our Culture Statement. 

Please email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to employment@riverforestlibrary.org. No phone calls please.  

The River Forest Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.   

Contact Information: 

Shannon Gruber, Adult & Teen Services Manager 

735 Lathrop Avenue 

River Forest IL  60305