CURRENT OPENINGS

Updated November 9, 2022
APPLICANTS: Please scroll down to review the APPLICATION PROCESS and download the EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION

Part-Time Youth Services Assistant, Grade III / Youth Services Department

The Oak Lawn Public Library has an opening for a part-time Youth Services Assistant, Grade III, in the Youth Services Department. This is a 12 hours per week “non-exempt” position with a work schedule that includes evenings and weekends. Salary is $13.05 per hour in the Youth Services Department.

Job Duties:

  • Support the Youth Services Department by initiating and reinforcing consistent workflow, providing excellent youth services, and assisting with programming and promotions.
  • The nature of assigned tasks and responsibilities will depend, in part, upon the number of hours scheduled.
  • Oversee the youth 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 reader’s advisory service.
  • Support programming, including but not limited to, material preparation and assistance during programs.
  • Assist in maintenance of the library’s physical collection, including shelving and book repair.
  • Keep informed of developments in the library and youth services fields through reading and participation in professional activities and meetings.
  • Perform other tasks assigned by department supervisor.
  • Assume responsibility for Youth Services Department in the absence of the supervisor and/or department librarians.

Position Requirements:

High school diploma; Library experience preferred; Interest and ability in working with the public, specifically children; Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; 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.

 

Full-Time Archivist Librarian, Grade X / Adult Young Adult Services Department

The Oak Lawn Public Library has an opening for a full-time Archivist Librarian, Grade X, in the Adult Young Adult Services Department. This is a 37 ½ – hours per week “exempt” position with a work schedule that includes evenings and weekends. Salary is $49,156.08 per year in the Adult Young Adult 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 curating the Library’s local history collections, creating and presenting relevant exhibits, and by providing excellent adult librarian reference and customer services.
  • Facilitate acquisition, preservation, arrangement, description, and access to physical and born-digital materials. Maintain and promote the archival database.
  • Teach archival instruction, create exhibits, contribute to library programming, and engage in community outreach activities.
  • Train assistants according to established archival standards and procedures, schedule, supervise, and evaluate the work of assistants and volunteers.
  • Oversee the adult reference desk in coordination with other librarians. 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.
  • Keep informed of developments in the library and archival fields through reading and participation in professional activities and meetings.
  • Perform other tasks assigned by department supervisor.
  • Assume responsibility for Adult Young Adult 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; Archivist Certification preferred, or documented archival experience; Minimum of two years professional experience working adult reference;  Excellent oral and written communication, keen analytical skills, confident public speaking; 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, three professional references, and employment application to olpljobs@olpl.org.

 

Part-Time Archive Assistant, Grade III / Adult Young Adult Services Department

The Oak Lawn Public Library has an opening for a part-time Archive Assistant, Grade III, in the Adult Young Adult Services Department. This is a 12 – hours per week “non-exempt” position with a work schedule that includes evenings and weekends. Salary is $13.05 per hour in the Adult & Young Adult Services Department.

Job Duties:

  • Assist the Archivist Librarian to facilitate the use of the local history collection.
  • Input new records into the Past Perfect catalog and assist with updating catalog posts.
  • Scan and digitally file photographs, maintain physical filing and storage of physical photographs as directed by Archivist.
  • Assist with exhibit preparation, installation, breakdown, and storage.
  • Perform physical and digital material inventories as assigned.
  • Undertake research assignments as directed by Archivist.
  • Assist with patron research requests.

Position Requirements:

High school diploma required, some college or museum training desirable; Ability to work with the public and an interest in community history; Excellent oral and written communication, keen analytical skills, an eye for detail, 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, three professional references, and employment application to olpljobs@olpl.org.

 

Part-Time Customer Services Assistant, Grade III / Customer Services Department

The Oak Lawn Public Library has an opening for a part-time Customer Assistant, Grade III, in the Customer Services Department. This is a 16 – hours per week “non-exempt” position with a work schedule that includes evenings and weekends. Salary is $13.05 per hour in the Customer Services Department.

Job Duties:

  • Assist the department librarians by initiating and reinforcing consistent workflow, providing excellent patron services, and supporting outreach initiatives.
  • Perform circulation and ILL duties as scheduled, including but not limited to: issuing library cards, checking materials in and out, processing holds, receiving and recording fees and payments, making change for copier, counting and recording daily receipts, delivering daily deposit.
  • Answer patron account, circulation, or directional questions placed in person or via phone or email.
  • Assist patrons in locating materials, access the online catalog, and use of library equipment.
  • Assist with selection for audiovisual materials.
  • Examine returned audio-visual materials, clean library materials, and make simple repairs.
  • Explain library circulation policies to patrons and staff.
  • 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:

High school diploma required; Interest and ability in working with the public; Communicate effectively both orally and in writing; Computer literacy and keyboarding skills; Strong interpersonal skills, interacting pleasantly and clearly in person, on the telephone, and through email; Ability to lift 25 lbs. and maneuver a 250 lb. cart; Schedule includes evenings and weekends

To apply: please submit your resume, cover letter, three professional references, and employment application to olpljobs@olpl.org.

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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