Job Opportunities

Shelver

Department: Guest Services

Reports to: Shelving Supervisor, Assistant Department Head of Guest Services

Classification: Non-Exempt

Hours per week: 17

Preferred schedule: Mondays, Wednesday and Fridays 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., Saturdays 12:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Hours may be flexible.

Last date to apply: June 3, 2017

Objective: The Addison Public Library is seeking a friendly and enthusiastic team player to sort, organize and file library materials, directly supporting the public service departments and library patrons.

Job Summary: Sorting books and other library materials for shelving.

Duties:

  1. Shelving books and other library materials in appropriate shelf locations.
  2. Monitoring shelves for materials that are out or order and returning mis-shelved items to correct locations.
  3. Checking shelves for missing materials.
  4. Shifting collections.
  5. Filing loose-leaf reference materials.
  6. May clean computer keyboards and whiteboards in library study rooms.
  7. Perform other duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
  1. Ability to work and communicate effectively with public and staff.
  2. Ability to follow through tasks to completion.
  3. Ability to reach, bend, and lift to shelve and retrieve library material.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education and work experience: Must have completed two years of high school and must be least 16 years of age.

Application Contact: 

Kathy Zayas, Shelving Supervisor, zayas@addisonlibrary.org
 

Teen Services Specialist

Department: Library Specialists

Reports to: Teen Services Coordinator

Classification: Non-Exempt

Hours per week: 17

Preferred schedule: some nights and weekend hours

Last date to apply: Open until filled

Objective: Provide patrons with assistance in accessing a broad range of informational and recreational resources and services. Provide reader’s advisory services, reference assistance and bibliographic instruction. Develop and present library programs and training opportunities which fully support the mission of the library and meet the needs and interests of its junior high and high school aged patrons. 

Job Summary: Located accross the street from the local junior high, the Addison Public Library serves a large and diverse population of teens. The right candidate will have a passion for public service, the ability to make meaningful connections with young adults from any background, and the confidence to manage large crowds. Our team is dedicated to enhancing traditional, digital, and civic literacies in young adults. We cultivate a fast-paced and innovative environmnet where new ideas are welcome and special talents are celebrated. Tell us how you can use your interests and skills - whether they are in music, fashion, robotics, or film - to create new opportunities for our teen patrons.

Duties:

  1. Conduct reference interviews with patrons to answer reference and reader’s advisory questions and to locate materials.
  2. Instruct and assist patrons in the use of online and other electronic resources and equipment.
  3. Maintain awareness of publishing trends, popular culture and current events.
  4. Create and prepare displays.
  5. Plan and implement teen programming as assigned.
  6. Pursue professional growth and career development through active participation in continuing education.
  7. Implement PBIS.
  8. Serve as PIC as assigned.
  9. Perform other duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  1. Knowledge of young adult literature and adolescent development.
  2. Knowledge of readers’ advisory tools and techniques and reference tools in both electronic and print format.
  3. Knowledge of reference interview techniques.
  4. Knowledge of library computer processes, systems, and a variety of audiovisual equipment.
  5. Ability to work and communicate effectively with public and staff.
  6. Ability to set priorities, make independent decisions, and exercise discretion with patrons and staff.
  7. Ability to follow through tasks to completion.
  8. Ability to maintain composure in difficult situations.
  9. Ability to use computer keyboard, telephone, and other office equipment.
  10. Ability to reach, bend, and lift to shelve and retrieve library material.

Minimum Qualifications:

Education: MLS from an ALA-accredited institution preferred.

Experience: Two years' experience working with teens required.

Enrollment in an ALA-accredited library science graduate program may be considered in lieu of degree requirement.

Evening and weekend work required.

Bilingual in Spanish or Polish.

Access to transportation required.

Application Contact: 

Elizabeth Lynch, Teen Services Coordinator, lynch@addisonlibrary.org