Community Members,

To keep our patrons and employees out of harm’s way, the Library will not be open for regular business until at least Wednesday, April 8. Of course this timeline is subject to change based on the latest recommendations from health professionals. By preventing people from gathering together, we can slow-down the spread of this dangerous virus.

The Library has stopped charging for overdue materials and we will waive existing fines. Due dates for checked-out items will adjust with our closure dates. For your safety and ours, please do not return materials while we are closed.

Though the building is not accessible for now, the Library still provides a number of resources you can use from home. Staff members are adding updates to our website and Facebook page on a daily basis. You may download e-books and audiobooks; stream movies, television shows and music; read digital newspapers and magazines; and participate in online classes. Explore the website for more information about virtual opportunities and be sure to check-out the Library’s Local History page. There are all kinds of great images and descriptions about Oak Lawn’s past.

We are now looking at ways to provide limited remote services to patrons. Be sure to stay connected through our website and our social media outlets for updates. And please, please, please continue to take all necessary precautions.

We hope to see you back at the Library very soon,
Jim Deiters, Director

Current Openings

Part-time, Level 2, Library Assistant, Grade III
Customer Services Department

The Customer Services Department has an immediate opening for a Level 2, Library Assistant, Grade III. We are seeking a candidate who has a positive and optimistic attitude to join our staff. This candidate would be a very friendly and approachable person who enjoys serving our patrons of diverse backgrounds. This full-services department serves our patrons in a streamlined, efficient manner.

This is a 20-28-hour per week “non-exempt” position with a work schedule of daytime, evening, and weekend hours as required. Current rate of pay is $12.79 to $17.65 per hour and there are Level 2 employee benefits (including IMRF participation, sick, vacation, and holiday pay), per the current Personnel Policy.

We are seeking energetic, self-motivated individuals who enjoy working with the public. Some of the major duties include: answering directional questions and assisting patrons in the use of library collections, catalogs, and equipment and ILL requests and other statistics; maintaining circulation records; contacting persons for lost/damaged items; checking library materials in/out; issuing library cards; collecting fines; calling reserves; and other clerical duties associated with a busy public service desk; and assisting in Outreach and programs as needed..

Minimum qualifications: High school diploma. Some college or special library training highly desirable. Some related library background preferable. Must have ability to meet and work with people of diverse backgrounds easily and to communicate effectively both orally and in writing; and to organize work efficiently. Ability to stand for long periods. Knowledge of Microsoft Office products, Enterprise online catalogue, SirsiDynix Workflows systems is a plus.

Interested parties please submit your application and resume to .

Part-time Page, Grade I
A/YA Services Department

The Adult/Young Adult Services Department is seeking a Part-time Page (8-19 hours/week). Starting wage will be $9.78 per hour and there are Level 1 employee benefits associated with this position, per the current Personnel Policy.

This is a “non-exempt” position with a work schedule that includes primarily morning and afternoon hours, with a regular weekend rotation. Some evening hours when needed.

Duties include: Sorting and shelving of library materials; shelf-reading, emptying returned material drops; shifting collections; and general maintenance of the A/YA book and audiovisual collections. There is a possibility of special projects, as necessary.

Please submit your application and resume to

Part-time Page, Grade I
Youth Services Department

The Youth Services Department has a position opening for a part-time Page, Grade I. Starting wage is $9.78 per hour.

This is an 8-19-hour per week “non-exempt” position with a work schedule that includes some evenings, some days and weekend hours.

Duties include: Shelving of library materials; shifting books; shelf-reading; keeping the department in good order; and possibly assisting other staff with department displays, programs, and special projects.

To apply for this position, submit your application or resume and three references to

Created by Erin Foley on Jun 5th, 2017 @ 12:14 PM.
Updated on Mar 13th, 2020 @ 12:16 PM.