Updated September 21, 2021
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Full-time Customer Services Librarian, Grade X / Customer Services Department
The Oak Lawn Public Library has an opening for a full-time Librarian, Grade X, in the Customer Services Department. Customer Services consists of Circulation, Audiovisual, ILL, Homebound delivery, and Outreach. This Librarian will help to oversee the function of the circulation desk in coordination with department Management, while also getting to know and assist in the other areas of the Customer Services Department
This is a 37 ½ hour per week “exempt” position with a work schedule that includes days, evenings and weekend rotation. Salary range is $48,192.24 to $71,806.80 per year, based on qualifications. An excellent benefits package includes health insurance, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, IMRF pension plan, as well as paid vacation, sick, holiday, and personal business leave.
We are seeking an experienced librarian to answer informational and directional questions placed via any format. They will assist patrons in locating information and materials, assist in the use of library equipment, and provide Reader’s Advisory Service. Duties include assisting with outreach delivery, and managing patron ILS account management and billing. The Librarian will maintain, develop, and promote the library’s audiovisual collection relevant to community needs, recommend materials for purchase, weed, and update existing collection as assigned.
Position requires an MLS/ALA, at least two years professional library experience (preferably in a public library), a strong sense of responsibility, confidentiality, and collegiality.
Applicants will need to submit your resume, Cover letter, and three professional references to email@example.com.
Part-time Library Assistant I, Grade III / Youth Services Department
The Youth Services Department has a position opening for a part-time Library Assistant I, Grade III. The current wage range begins at $12.79 per hour. This is an 8-19-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 perform public service and clerical duties, which include: answering directional questions and assisting patrons in use of library collections, catalogs, and equipment; enforcing library policies; assisting in weeding and inventory process; contacting patrons for lost or damaged items and repairing some materials; purchasing/requisitioning supplies, materials, and equipment; receiving new library materials and preparing them for use; assist in preparing bulletin boards, displays, and programs, delivering materials, supplies, and communications within and between departments; maintaining and troubleshooting electronic equipment and computers; opening/closing facilities and work areas; keeping work and public areas clean and organized; and other duties as necessary and assigned.
Minimum Qualifications: High school diploma is required; some college or special library training is desirable. Some related library background experience is preferred. Must have strong organizational skills and the ability to meet and work with people of diverse backgrounds easily, must be able to communicate effectively both orally and in writing. Familiarity with Microsoft Office Essential.
Interested in applying? Please submit your application or resume, and three references to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full-time Human Resources Coordinator / Grade IX Administration
The Oak Lawn Public Library has an opening for a full-time Human Resources Coordinator, Grade IX, in the Administration Department. The main responsibility of this position is to maintain personnel records, prepare payroll, and provide human resources oversight and service to the staff.
This is a 37 ½ hour per week “exempt” position with a work schedule that includes days, evenings and weekend hours, if needed. Annual salary begins at $43,221.60. An excellent benefits package includes health insurance, dental and vision insurance, life insurance, long-term disability insurance, IMRF pension plan, as well as paid vacation, sick, holiday, and personal business leave.
- Maintains confidentiality of payroll and personnel related information and files.
- Provides guidance in resolution of performance issues.
- Provides direction in regulatory usage of policies and procedures. Including recruitment and employee relations.
- Plans and conducts new employee orientation.
- Serves as a link between management and employees by handling questions, interpreting and helping resolve work-related problems.
- Processes Paylocity payroll, maintaining statistics and reports for payroll, budget, and other personnel related information.
- Prepares job-posting, process all resumes and applications.
- Processes W2’s, ACA reporting, average hour’s reports, unemployment and fraud claims.
- Performs other tasks as assigned.
- Position requires a BA in human resources, business, or related field.
- Minimum three years’ experience in Human Resources and office management.
- Fluency in Microsoft Excel and Word required.
- Ability to work in a digital environment.
- Experience with payroll processing software preferred.
- Required to have a strong sense of responsibility, confidentiality, and collegiality.
Applicants will need to submit your resume, Cover letter, and three professional references to email@example.com.
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.
- 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
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).
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 firstname.lastname@example.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.
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.