Adult Services Reference Assistant

Part time/Temporary - 20 hours/week, May 2014 - July 2014

The New Lenox Public Library’s Adult Services Department is seeking a part-time temporary Reference Assistant to work from May 2014 to July 2014 with the possibility of an extension after July. This would be a great opportunity for a recent MLS graduate looking for reference experience.

Candidates for this position will be expected to assist patrons at the reference desk with reference, reader’s advisory and computer related inquiries. In addition, the qualified individual will be well versed in the use of various e-reader devices, including Kindles, Nooks, iPads, etc. and will be expected to work with patrons individually in the use of these devices. The ideal candidate will be a team player, knowledgeable in technology with excellent customer service skills. A sense of humor is also helpful.

Educational requirements: MLS course work, Bachelor’s degree preferred. Will consider LTA graduates with appropriate experience as well.

Position requirements: Previous customer service experience required, library experience preferred, reference experience preferred. Must be comfortable using and assisting with technology. Work hours are expected to include: Wednesday evenings, Thursday afternoon/evenings and some Saturdays. An ability to work with a wide variety of technologies preferred, including, but not limited to, familiarity with downloadable products, databases and Microsoft office products. Ability to work as part of a team and communicate effectively in person, in writing and electronically, essential.

Salary: starts at $14.38/hour based on education and experience.

Please contact (e-mailed resumes preferred):

Colleen Waltman
Head, Adult Services

New Lenox Public Library District
120 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox, IL 60451
email: cwaltman@newlenoxlibrary.org

Part-Time Library Page

The New Lenox Library is seeking a friendly, detail-oriented person for a page position in the circulation department. A high school diploma or current enrollment in high school is required. Applicants must be at least 16 years of age. Average work week is 12 hours which may include some evenings and some weekends.

Benefits include paid vacation, and paid holidays.

Contact Jennie Suttle, Circulation Manager, New Lenox Public Library District, 120 Veterans Parkway, New Lenox, IL or jsuttle@newlenoxlibrary.org

Employment Application (PDF)