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CURRENT OPENINGS

Updated June 24, 2021
APPLICANTS: Please scroll down to review the APPLICATION PROCESS and download the EMPLOYMENT APPLICATION 

(Two) Full-time, Library Associate, Grade VI / Customer Services Department

The Customer Services Department has an immediate opening for a full-time, Library Associate, Grade VI. We are seeking a candidate who has a positive and optimistic attitude to assist the department librarians by initiating and reinforcing consistent workflow, providing excellent patron services, and supporting outreach initiatives.

This is a 37.5 hour per week “non-exempt” position with a work schedule of daytime, evening, and weekend hours as required. Annual salary range begins at $33,234.00 and includes the benefits associated with full-time employment status (i.e., vacation, sick, personal business, birthday holiday, and insurance benefits as well as IMRF pension plan participation), per the current Personnel Policy.

We are seeking energetic, self-motivated individuals who enjoy working with the public. Some of the major duties include: Perform circulation and ILL duties, answering directional questions and assisting patrons in the use of library collections, catalogs, and equipment and ILL requests, and processing holds. Coordinate with department librarians to collect and maintain statistics, request supplies, recommend collection materials for library purchase. Assist with inventory and weeding. Contribute with programming and outreach initiatives, including in-person and virtual programs, off-site programming, and home delivery to patrons. Coordinate lobby and departmental displays and decorations. Other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree in a related field. Minimum of three years library experience. 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 work independently and with attention to detail. High degree of computer knowledge of Microsoft Office products, Enterprise online catalogue, SirsiDynix Workflows systems is a plus.

Submit your application, resume, and three references to olpljobs@olpl.org

 

Full-time Librarian, Grade X  /  Youth Services Department

The Youth Services Department is seeking a full-time Librarian (37.5 hours/week) with a special area of focus on services for patrons aged 10-14 years.

This is an “exempt” position with a work schedule that includes daytime, evening, and weekend hours. Current wage range begins at $48,192 depending on experience, includes the benefits associated with full-time employment status (i.e., vacation, sick, personal business, birthday leave, and insurance benefits as well as IMRF pension plan participation), per the current Personnel Policy.

Do you have a track record of providing engaging programming for young people? We are seeking an energetic and flexible individual who is enthusiastic about working with youth and their caregivers. OLPL is committed to services and programming that meet the needs and current interests of children. The right candidate for this position will demonstrate a drive to build on that vision.

Duties include: Programming for youth within the ages 0-14 years; providing basic reference and readers’ advisory services; collection development; participating in professional and continuing education activities; conducting outreach; and other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited school.
  • Three years library experience working with youth preferred.
  • Solid background in programming, in-person and virtual, and literature.
  • Working knowledge of MS Office.
  • Scheduling flexibility is important. Standard hours may include day and/or evening hours to include weekdays and weekends as assigned. The schedule may vary depending on the needs of the library.
  • Comfort with change and the pursuit of innovative services and programs.
  • Ability to work with people of diverse backgrounds.

OLPL’s Youth Services is a department that values the knowledge, ideas, and efforts of all of its members. We are seeking a teammate who thrives in a collaborative environment while also being able to take initiative and work independently.

Please submit a cover letter that addresses your interest in services to youth, a resume, and three references to olpljobs.org

 

 

Full-time Library Associate, Grade VI  /  Youth Services Department

The Youth Services Department is seeking a full-time Library Associate (37.5 hours/week) with a special area of focus on programming and services for youth.

This is a “non-exempt” position with a work schedule that includes daytime, evening, and weekend hours. Current wage range begins at $33,234 depending on experience. includes the benefits associated with full-time employment status (i.e., vacation, sick, Personal Business, Birthday leave, and insurance benefits as well as IMRF pension plan participation), per the current Personnel Policy.

We are seeking an energetic, self-motivated and flexible individual who enjoys working with young people and their caregivers. OLPL is committed to services that represent various interests and stages of development, and the right candidate for this position will demonstrate a commitment to that vision. Duties include: Assisting with the planning and implementation of youth programs; providing basic reference and readers’ advisory services; assisting with collection development including purchasing, inventory, and weeding as assigned; participating in professional and continuing education activities; and other duties as assigned.

Minimum qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree. Library experience, knowledge of readers’ advisory for youth, knowledge of library automation, and familiarity with learning new library technologies are desireable. Fundamental knowledge of MS Office is required. Must have a good concept of customer service. Must have the ability to meet and work with people of diverse backgrounds easily and to communicate effectively both orally, in writing, and online. Must have the ability to manage time effectively.

OLPL’s Youth Services is a department that values the knowledge, ideas, and efforts of all of its members. We are seeking a teammate who thrives in a collaborative environment while also being able to take initiative and work independently.

Please submit a cover letter that addresses your interest in programming and working with youth, a resume, and three references to olpljobs.org

 

Two Part-time Security Monitors, Grade III  /  Building Services

The Oak Lawn Public Library is looking for two, part-time, Level 1, Security Monitors who will help to keep our library a friendly and secure place by assisting with the enforcement of rules and regulations, and supporting the maintenance team and Library staff. The current wage range is $12.79 – $17.65 per hour.

This is an 8-18-hour per week “non-exempt” position with a work schedule that includes days, evenings and some weekend hours.

The function of this position is to maintain order in the building and on the grounds by assisting with the enforcement of the Library’s policies and Rules of Conduct. They must have the ability to communicate with the public and to handle difficult situations in a tactful and courteous manner. The Security Monitor must be able to react quickly and effectively to emergencies according to the Emergency and Special Situations Manual. The employee must be able to document necessary incidents and accidents in a prompt fashion. They will also assist with the closing procedures of the library and support the maintenance team as required. Completes all other duties as necessary and assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma is required; related work experience is preferred. No direct library experience is necessary. Must have a strong commitment to providing quality customer service, and the ability to meet and work with people of diverse backgrounds easily.

Interested in applying to this position? Please submit your application or resume, with three references to olpljobs.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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