Library Board Information

MAIN LIBRARY 847-742-2411
270 N. Grove Ave. Elgin, IL 60120
MONDAY-THURSDAY 9am-9pm
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9am-6pm
SUNDAY Noon-5pm
RAKOW BRANCH 847-531-7271
2751 W. Bowes Rd. Elgin, IL 60124
MONDAY-THURSDAY 9am-8pm
FRIDAY & SATURDAY 9am-5pm
SUNDAY Noon-5pm

Employment Opportunities

Branch Services Associate. Gail Borden Public Library is looking for a creative, energetic, and enthusiastic individual to work at the Rakow Branch and future South Elgin branch facility. The ideal candidate will have basic 21st century digital literacy knowledge and excellent interpersonal skills to work with people of all ages.

The mix of duties and responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing basic reader's advisory and other assistance to children, teens, and adults
  • Providing top-notch customer service to customers by locating materials, answering questions, and assisting with digital literacy needs
  • Assisting with the development and presentation of library programs
  • Assisting customers with computer applications and printing, and troubleshooting minor technological problems
  • Maintaining the condition of the branch facilities by assisting with display set-ups, shelving, and general pick up
  • Serving as a Person-in-Charge in the absence of the Branch Director or Assistant Branch Manager

Requirements: Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of education and library experience. Previous library experience and background working with children is preferred. Must have basic digital literacy knowledge and experience, in addition to excellent problem-solving and communication skills. Spanish bilingual skills are a plus.

25 hours per week; schedule includes weekday, evening and weekend hours

Hourly Rate: $16.42 per hour, plus prorated time-off benefits and enrollment in IMRF

Application Deadline: Friday, June 5, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Employment Application to Gail Borden Public Library, C/o Human Resources, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120 or e-mail to jobs@gailborden.info. Applications are available at the Main Library's Administration Office, Customer Relations Department, and the Rakow Branch.

 

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Branch Clerk. If you are fun, courteous and love to interact with children and adults, we have a great summer opportunity for you in our innovative, gold LEED-certified Rakow Branch building! This temporary part-time position will be available for 12 weeks starting the beginning of June through the middle of August 2015. We are seeking a creative and enthusiastic individual with excellent interpersonal skills and who can juggle tasks in a fast-paced environment. The mix of duties includes assisting children and adults with the summer reading program, assisting customers with computer applications and printing, self check and DVD dispenser assistance, material handling and shelving, assisting with family programs, and troubleshooting minor problems with computer software and eReader devices. 

Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent. Knowledge and experience with basic computer applications required. Experience wokring with children a plus.

18 hours per week; schedule includes weekday, evening and weekend hours

Hourly Rate: $12.25 per hour

Application Deadline: Friday, May 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm

Please submit an Employment Application to Gail Borden Public Library, C/o Human Resources, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120 or e-mail to jobs@gailborden.info. Applications are also available at the Main Library's Administration Office, Customer Relations Department, and the Rakow Branch. 

 

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