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Branch Services Clerk 

If you enjoy providing top-notch customer service and want to join our talented and resourceful library team, we have an exciting opportunity for you! The South Elgin Branch Library location is looking for a customer-focused, creative and enthusiastic individual with excellent interpersonal skills who can master a variety of tasks in a busy environment. The mix of duties includes: assisting customers with computer applications, printing, self-check, DVD dispenser, eReader and other mobile devices, as well as, assisting with library programs, material handling, and shelving.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous customer service experience preferred
  • Experience working with children a plus
  • Knowledge and experience with basic computer applications
  • Bilingual Spanish/English language skills a plus

Part-Time: 18 hours per week at the South Elgin Branch and Rakow Branch Libraries. (Schedule includes weekday, evening and weekend hours. The Library reserves the right to change the schedule as necessitated by the library’s operational demands.)

Hourly Rate:  $13.16 per hour


Please review the full job description and consider joining our team! Click here to download the Employment Application and save as a pdf file. Submit the Employment Application, a cover letter and a resume to jobs@gailborden.info.



Bookmobile Services Assistant 

Are you looking for a new and exciting part-time job in a vibrant community? Are you interested in providing excellent customer service to both our English and Spanish-speaking customers? Are you a hands-on individual who enjoys working closely with people? If so, then Gail Borden Library has a great opportunity for you in our Bookmobile Services Department.

This position requires working onboard the Bookmobile with the rest of our Bookmobile Services team to venture beyond the library’s walls and engage our customers where they live, work, play, and relax.  The successful individual needs to be bilingual in English and Spanish, an excellent team player, and well-organized with excellent time management, prioritization capabilities and follow-up skills.

Some of the primary responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Assists Bookmobile customers with questions and information requests
  • Sorts and shelves library materials aboard the Bookmobile and at the Library
  • Ensures appropriate materials are shelved for the audience of each day’s route
  • Performs daily check out/check in of materials on board Bookmobile and at Main Library
  • Assists with daily vehicle checklist and logs
  • Uses the library’s software for check out of materials, extended usage fees, and library card registrations
  • Takes action and knows the procedures to deal with potentially disruptive or unsafe situations
  • Works with other Bookmobile staff to develop a positive, collaborative, and strong Bookmobile Services team
  • Adapts well to changes in existing practices, library routines, and workflows


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Bilingual Spanish/English verbal language skills are required
  • Previous customer service experience a plus
  • Experience working with children a plus
  • Must be dependable and punctual
  • Knowledge and experience with basic computer applications
  • Library ILS experience a plus
  • Experience with school bus or large vehicles a plus

Part-time:  18 hours per week; schedule includes days, evenings and weekend hours

Hourly Rate:  $13.16 per hour

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Please review the full job description and consider joining our award-winning Library. Submit a cover letter, resume, and Employment Application to jobs@gailborden.infoor send to: Gail Borden Public Library, C/o Human Resources, 270 N. Grove Ave., Elgin, IL 60120. Click herefor the Employment Application.







Gail Borden Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer