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Employment Opportunities

We are searching for dynamic and conscientious people to add to our team!

EPL is committed to being an accessible and inclusive work place that recognizes the importance of equity and diversity. Please let us know if accommodations are needed.

Elmhurst Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

LIBRARY SPECIALIST, Adult Services (part-time)

Elmhurst Public Library enriches life in Elmhurst by providing opportunities to connect, create, and explore. Through one-on-one public service interactions and group instruction, Library Specialists promote a friendly learning environment for patrons to discover information and access Library materials, tools and services, as well as pursue their interests and engage with others. Applicants should possess a commitment to exemplary customer service and teamwork, an aptitude for teaching engaging classes, a demonstrated interest in reading, playing, and/or watching; very strong technology skills; and a passion for learning. See the full job description for more details.

SALARY: $17.07 per hour

HOURS: 16 hours per week, Mon 5-9pm, Tues 1-5pm, Thurs 5-9pm, Fri 1-5pm, and weekends on rotation.

Required: Cover letter, resume, and 3 references. (Please upload as 1 file when asked to upload your resume.)

Deadline to apply: Tuesday, June 7, 2022.  Apply

MATERIAL HANDLER (PART-TIME)

Are you detail-orientated and enjoy variety in your job? The Circulation Department is looking for energetic individuals with good organizational skills who enjoy performing a wide range of duties. You will be handling Library materials in many capacities including, but not limited to collecting items that are requested by patrons, emptying the book drops, sorting returned items, and shelving materials. Other duties may include routing incoming telephone calls and light data entry. See the full job description for more information. 

SALARY: $12 per hour 

HOURS: 15 hours per week – Monday 5-9 p.m.; Tuesday 5-9 p.m.; Wednesday 5-8 p.m.; Sunday 12:45-5 p.m

Required: Cover letter, resume, and 3 references. (Please upload as 1 file when asked to upload your resume) 

Deadline: Open until filled. Apply

Library Specialist, Adult Advisory Specialist [part time]

Elmhurst Public Library enriches life in Elmhurst by providing opportunities to connect, create, and explore. Library Specialists promote a friendly learning environment for patrons to discover information and access Library materials, tools and services, as well as pursue their interests and engage with others through one-on-one public service interactions and leading programs.  The Adult Advisory Specialist connects patrons with their next great read, watch, or listen by supporting a variety of advisory service initiatives. Applicants should possess a commitment to exemplary customer service and teamwork, an aptitude for coordinating and leading engaging events, an interest in reading, playing and/or watching; strong technology skills; and a passion for learning. See the job description for more information.

SALARY:  $17.07 per hour

HOURS:  22 hours per week, weekdays/nights, and Friday evenings, Saturdays and Sundays on rotation.

Benefits include paid time off (vacation, sick time, and paid holidays) and enrollment in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund pension plan.

Required: Cover letter, resume, and 3 references (combine all into one document).

Deadline to Apply:  05/31/2022.   Apply

Business and Consumer Services Librarian [Full Time]

At Elmhurst Public Library, our creative, tech-savvy, service-oriented team makes a positive impact in the lives of our patrons. We’re seeking a candidate to help us meet our patrons’ expectations for exemplary service by providing advanced reference and advisory services, delivering innovative programming, promoting and facilitating access to collections and services, supporting a culture of learning, and working together to make the Library a great place to be and work. The Business & Consumer Services Librarian acts as a liaison to the local business community and supports the needs of consumers through networking, outreach, partnerships, programming, staff instruction, consultations and targeted services. See the job description for more information.

SALARY: $48,477.00 – $53,000 annually based on qualifications and experience.

HOURS: 37.5 hours per week including regular nights and weekends on rotation.

BENEFITS: Enrollment in IMRF (Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund), excellent medical insurance (including coverage options for spouse or family), 8 weeks of paid parental leave, 4 personal days, 12 sick days, 7 paid holidays,  and 4 weeks of vacation per year. Plus optional 457 deferred retirement plan.  Open until filled.  Apply

Please include in one merged PDF file a cover letter, resume, and three professional references (name, professional relation, email address) and a response to the supplemental question.

SUPPLEMENTAL QUESTION: In one page or less, describe how you would meet our patrons’ expectations for exemplary service as the Business and Consumer Services Librarian.

LIBRARY ASSISTANT [part time] Kids’ Library

The Elmhurst Public Library is seeking a creative, enthusiastic, and team-oriented Library Assistant to join our Kids’ Library. This staff member’s primary duties will include working closely with our Middle School Librarian on Middle School initiatives and outreach, providing patrons with reference and readers’ advisory assistance at the Kids’ service desk, assisting patrons in selecting and using technology resources, planning and presenting educational and recreational programming for children aged birth through 8th grade with an emphasis on programs for grades 6-8 and storytime as needed, and managing the children’s graphic novel and manga collection. In addition to departmental responsibilities, this staff member will have the chance to participate in professional development opportunities. The successful candidate will be highly motivated, forward-thinking, efficient, organized, and able to provide excellent customer service. See the full job description for more information.

SALARY:  $17.07 per hour

HOURS:  16 hours per week: Mondays, 11am-5pm; Tuesdays, 5-9pm; Fridays, 11am-5pm with one Friday evening on rotation every five weeks; one Saturday/Sunday on rotation every five weeks. For a visual representation of this schedule, and to see an alternative, please consult the linked PDF. This is not a seasonal position.  Apply

Deadline: Open until filled

Please include a cover letter, resume, and three professional references (name, professional relation, email address) in one merged PDF file.

 

Coffee Shop

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Volunteer Opportunities

Are you interested in making a difference in your community or logging service hours? Learn more about volunteering at EPL.

Prepare to be Amazed

Our Strategic Plan, which includes our Mission, Vision, and Values statements, captures who we are and what we do at the Library. Our Culture Statement outlines EPL’s expectations and aspirations for team members.

 

 

 

COMMUNITY SURVEY

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Please respond by May 11, 2022.