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Full Time Position

Public Services Librarian
FULL-TIME OPENING

 Salary Range:   Starting at $18.00/hour, depending on experience, with full benefits, including health, dental and vision insurance, 4 weeks of vacation plus sick and personal leave, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) pension plan, and availability of 457(b)/Roth retirement savings plan. 

Hours:  37.5 hours/week (full-time); hours include mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends.

As a member of the Public Services Department, the Public Services Librarian is responsible for keeping in touch with current popular culture, trends, and technology.  Strong technology skills are required, as is the ability to provide assistance to patrons both one-on-one and through classroom instruction.

Core job functions include: 

  • Plans and conducts programs for adults.
  • Integrates the library’s web offerings and guides the library’s virtual services efforts, including, but not limited to, blogs, podcasting, RSS, online gaming, and other web-related technologies.
  • Organizes and teaches technology classes for patrons.
  • Provides reference services and assists patrons with the use of the Internet and computer software programs.

Required qualifications:   

  • Master’s degree in Library Science or Information Science from an ALA-accredited institution.
  • Proficiency in the use of personal computer technologies, including desktops, laptops, tablets, and Internet applications.
  • Experience with digital media software and familiarity with Windows, Mac, and mobile platforms/environments.
  • One year or more of library experience working with the public.

To apply:  Email cover letter, resume, and three references to sbirmingham@vppl.info:
Sean Birmingham, Head of Public Services
Villa Park Public Library
305 S. Ardmore Avenue
Villa Park, IL 60181

Public Services Associate
Full-time Position

 Hours/week:  This is a full-time position which requires 37.5 hours/week; schedule includes mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends.

Salary:  $15.32 hour (will increase in June 2022 to $16.85/hour)

The Villa Park Public Library seeks qualified candidates for a full-time Public Services Associate, with a primary focus on Youth Services. We are looking for an energetic self-starter who functions well both independently and as part of a group, and possesses a strong work ethic.

Job duties:

  • Typical desk duties include answering reference questions, readers’ advisory services, homework help, providing computer support/troubleshooting, checking items in and out, assisting patrons with accounts, and issuing library cards.
  • Coordinating, planning, and implementing programs and services for youth and families
  • Assisting patrons of all ages with identifying and locating materials
  • Providing instructional support and troubleshooting for use of the library’s public technology and electronic resources
  • Participating in the creation and maintenance of physical and virtual book displays, booklists and other promotional materials
  • Assisting at Adult Services Desk for approximately 4 hours per week
  • May serve as a Passport Acceptance Agent

Minimum qualifications:

  • High School diploma required; Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution preferred.
  • Competency in MS Office products required.
  • Proficiency using Internet, email, online searching, and Windows operating systems|
  • Demonstrated ability to communicate well in English, both orally and in writing, required.
  • One year of customer service experience preferred.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with at least one year of related experience with children and families and/or Spanish language skills.

Benefits: 

  • Health, dental, and vision plan
  • Vacation, sick, personal, and holiday benefits
  • Participation in Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) pension plan

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to:
Sean Birmingham, Public Services Manager
Villa Park Public Library, 305 S. Ardmore Avenue, Villa Park, IL 60181
Phone: No phone calls, please.
Fax: (630) 834-0489
sbirmingham@vppl.info

 

Part Time Position

Circulation/Outreach Assistant

Hours/week:  Approximately 16.5 hours per week (this is an average which includes scheduled weekends).

Current Schedule:   We are looking for a candidate who has a flexible schedule to help cover morning, afternoon, evening, and weekend shifts:

  • Tuesdays: 5-9:05 pm
  • Wednesdays: 9-1:00 pm
  • Thursdays: 9-2:00 pm
  • Every other Saturday: 12-5:05 pm
  • Sundays (on a rotational basis, October-April) 12:45-5:05 pm

Salary:  $14.50 / hour                                        

Job duties include:

  • Assists patrons at the service desks. Duties include, but are not limited to, circulating library materials, issuance of library cards, answering telephones, and collecting fines and fees.
  • Provides direct assistance to patrons with information regarding library materials, computer catalogs, electronic resources, the Internet, equipment, and services.
  • Receives and physically processes requests from patrons for library materials available from this library’s automation system and OCLC.
  • Distributes incoming mail.
  • Processes and performs item entry of magazines and newspapers.
  • Assists Department Head with outreach activities and represents the library at community events.
  • Processes donated materials for inclusion in the collection, outreach giveaways, or book fundraisers.
  • May create and maintain book displays.
  • May serve as Passport Acceptance Agent.
  • May shelve library materials in correct locations and maintain shelving areas so patrons and staff can locate materials.
  • Cooperates as a team member with the library staff in performing any duties essential to the achievement of effective library operations.

 Minimum qualifications:

  • High school diploma required.
  • Competency in MS Office products required.
  • Ability to express self well in English, both orally and in writing, required.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution preferred.
  • One to two years of customer service experience preferred.
  • Fluent Spanish language skills preferred

To apply: Applications are available at the first floor Service Desk and online at: https://www.vppl.info/library-info/library-job-openings/

Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. Inquiries may be directed to Kandice Krettler, Deputy Director & Head of Circulation/Outreach Services:
via email at: kkrettler@vppl.info
via phone at (630) 834-1164 ext. 107

 

Circulation/Outreach Assistant

Hours/week:   Approximately 22 hours per week (this is an average which includes scheduled weekends).

Current Schedule:  We are looking for a candidate who has a flexible schedule to help cover morning, afternoon, and evening shifts throughout the year. The schedule will require the candidate to work one evening per week (minimum). The current schedule is as follows:

  • Mondays – Fridays: Varying shifts
  • Saturdays (on a rotational basis):  8:45 am – 5:05 pm
  • Sundays (on a rotational basis):  12:45 – 5:05 pm

Salary:  $14.50 / hour

Job duties include:

  • Assists patrons at the service desks. Duties include, but are not limited to, circulating library materials, issuance of library cards, answering telephones, and collecting fines and fees.
  • Provides direct assistance to patrons with information regarding library materials, computer catalogs, electronic resources, the Internet, equipment, and services.
  • Receives and physically processes requests from patrons for library materials available from this library’s automation system and OCLC.
  • Processes and performs item entry of magazines and newspapers. Distributes incoming mail.
  • Assists Department Head with outreach activities and represents the library at community events.
  • Processes donated materials for inclusion in the collection, outreach giveaways, or book fundraisers.
  • May create and maintain book displays.
  • May serve as Passport Acceptance Agent.
  • May shelve library materials in correct locations and maintain shelving areas so patrons and staff can locate materials.
  • Cooperates as a team member with the library staff in performing any duties essential to the achievement of effective library operations.

 Minimum qualifications:

  • High school diploma required.
  • Competency in MS Office products required.
  • Ability to express self well in English, both orally and in writing, required.
  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution preferred.
  • One to two years of customer service experience preferred.
  • Fluent Spanish language skills preferred

Benefits:  Regular part-time employees are eligible for some Library benefits. These benefits may include IMRF, vacation, and/or sick leave.

To apply: Applications are available at the first floor Service Desk and online at:

https://www.vppl.info/library-info/library-job-openings/

Applications will be accepted until the position has been filled. Inquiries may be directed to Kandice Krettler, Deputy Director & Head of Circulation/Outreach Services via email at kkrettler@vppl.info or via phone at (630) 834-1164 ext. 107.