CURRENT OPENINGS

Updated May 13, 2024
APPLICANTS: Please scroll down to review the APPLICATION PROCESS and download the EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

Part-Time Adult Young Adult Services Associate, Grade VI, in the Adult Young Adult Services Department

This is a 24 hours per week “non-exempt” level 2 position with a work schedule that includes evenings and weekends. Salary is $18.08 per hour in the Adult Young Adult Services Department. An excellent benefits package includes the following, (i.e., vacation, sick, birthday holiday, paid holiday, and IMRF pension plan participation), per the current Administrative Regulation ARs.

Job Duties

  • Support the Adult Young Adult Services Department by initiating and reinforcing consistent workflow, providing excellent patron services, and assisting with programming and promotions.
  • The nature of assigned tasks and responsibilities will depend, in part, upon the number of hours scheduled.
  • Provide coverage for the adult reference desk in coordination with department librarians. Answer directional questions placed via any format. Assist patrons in locating information and materials. Assist patrons in the use of library equipment. Provide basic reader’s advisory service.
  • Plan and conduct programs and outreach initiatives in cooperation with and under the supervision of department librarians including but not limited to in-person, virtual, and off-site programming.
  • Coordinate with department librarians to promote the library’s physical and digital collections relevant to community needs, including but not limited to displays, bibliographies, and bookmarks.
  • Recommend collection materials for library purchase and assist with inventory and weeding projects as directed.
  • Keep informed of developments in the library field through reading and participation in professional activities and meetings.
  • Perform other tasks assigned by department supervisor.

Position Requirements

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field; Minimum of three years library experience; Interest and ability in working with the public; Communicate effectively both orally and in writing, including the ability to create and present viable public programs; Ability to work independently and with attention to detail; High degree of computer literacy Schedule includes evenings and weekends.

To apply: please submit your resume, cover letter, three professional references, and employment application to olpljobs@olpl.org. All documents are required for job consideration. Failure to follow the instructions provided will result in an automatic disqualification.

 

Full-Time Youth Services Librarian, Grade X, in the Youth Services Department

This is a 37 ½ – hours per week “exempt” position with a work schedule that includes evenings and weekends. Salary is $51,141.84 per year in the Youth Services Department. An excellent benefits package includes position with a full benefits package, (i.e., vacation, sick, personal business, birthday holiday, and insurance benefits as well as IMRF pension plan participation), per the current Administrative Regulation ARs.

Job Duties: 

  • This job description contains the facts necessary to distinguish it from other positions. It is not a detailed description of every task and the Library may add or change tasks.
  • Contribute to the success of the Library’s strategic plan by conducting programs for children from birth through eighth grade and their caregivers, contributing to collections for their informational and recreational needs, and by providing excellent youth librarian reference and customer services.
  • Oversee the youth reference desk in coordination with other youth staff. Answer informational and directional questions placed via any format. Assist patrons in locating information and materials. Assist patrons in the use of library equipment. Provide Reader’s Advisory Service.
  • Maintain, develop, and promote the library’s physical and digital collections relevant to community needs; recommend materials for purchase, weed and update existing collection as assigned.
  • Plan and conduct programs in cooperation/coordination with other youth services staff.
  • Participate in youth outreach in cooperation with youth services staff.
  • Prepare Youth Services event calendar; foster and maintain relationships with outside presenters; collaborate with designated library personnel to effectively and efficiently market youth programming and services to the public.
  • Keep informed of developments in the library and youth service fields through reading and participation in professional activities and meetings.
  • Assigned tasks and responsibilities will depend, in part, upon the needs of the department. Perform other tasks assigned by department supervisor.
  • Assume responsibility for the Youth Services Department in the absence of the supervisor and for the library system in the absence of the scheduled person in charge.

Position Requirements:

Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program; Minimum of two years professional library experience working with youth, including reader’s advisory; Excellent oral and written communication, and program presentation skills; A strong sense of responsibility, confidentiality, collegiality, and personal initiative; Ability to work with standard computer applications and databases and working in a digital environment; Schedule includes evenings and weekends

To apply: please submit your resume, cover letter, and three professional references, and employment application to olpljobs@olpl.org. All documents are required for job consideration. Failure to follow the instructions provided will result in an automatic disqualification. 

APPLICATION PROCESS

At the core of any great Library is a dedicated and engaged staff. We as a community can work collaboratively to fulfill the Library mission. We are always accepting applications from those who are talented and creative to join our team.

The Oak Lawn Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, faith, ethnic origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability or other factor prohibited by law. The Library complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Resume/Application Information
Application forms are available on this web site and at the Customer Services Desk on the first floor. The Library receives resumes and applications on a continuing basis as well as in response to external advertisements. Resumes and applications are retained and considered “active” for six months. Applicants who are still interested in employment at the Library after six months have lapsed should submit another resume or application in order to receive continued consideration. Resumes and applications can be submitted via olpljobs@olpl.org or sent to the Human Resources Department.

Eligibility & Benefits
Eligibility for various Library benefits varies according to employment status, position grade level and length of employment (for vacation leave). Employment status levels include:
Full-time (37.5 hours per week)
Part-time Level 2 (20 to 28 hours per week)
Part-time Level 1 (8 to 19 hours per week)

The Library offers the following benefits to eligible employees:
Full-time: Paid personal business leave, group insurance (medical, dental and vision), long-term disability insurance and life insurance
Full-time and Part-time Level 2: Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) – pension plan with short-term disability provision (4.5% employee contribution), paid vacation leave, paid sick leave, paid holidays (9 per year), paid birthday holiday, tax-sheltered annuity plan and tuition reimbursement

Compensation and Personnel Policy
In accordance with Section 7.3 of the Open Meetings Act, a list of all employees whose total compensation package exceeds $75,000 is available from the Library Director or the Administrative Secretary.

Personnel Policy
GENERAL
– The Personnel Policy of the Library does not give any employee or potential employee a property or liberty interest in a specific classification or position. The overall responsibility for selection and hiring of staff lies with the Director. Employment is contingent upon passing a criminal background check and formal approval by the director.

CITIZENSHIP – The Library requires that employees hired after November 6, 1986, be either a United States citizen or authorized to be employed in the United States. Verification of this must be provided at the time of hiring and shall consist of either a United States passport, a certificate of citizenship or naturalization, an unexpired foreign passport authorizing U.S. employment, or a resident alien card containing the applicant’s identification and U.S. employment authorization. If applicants do not have any of the above documents, they may provide instead the following combination of documents: either a Social Security Card or U.S. Birth Certificate, and a driver’s license or similar State identification.

AGE – The Library does not employ individuals under the age of 16 unless proper work permits are obtained and verified prior to the commencement of employment. Any employee working with a work permit shall have a limited work schedule to accommodate school night work restrictions. The library has no mandatory retirement age.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYMENT – The Oak Lawn Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, faith, ethnic origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, disability, or other factor prohibited by law.

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