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

Security Guard. Gail Borden Public Library has immediate openings for 2 temporary, part-time Security Guards. Individuals in this position patrol the interior and exterior of the Main Library, Rakow Branch, and soon-to-be-open South Elgin Branch, making continuous rounds of all public and staff areas, including parking areas. Duties include assisting staff in maintaining appropriate customer behavior, filing Incident Reports for unusual or disruptive incidents, assisting in monitoring theft detection and performing a total security check of library facilities after closing. Other duties may include performing a variety of maintenance-related functions as needed.

Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent AND valid Illinois driver's license. Must be able to continuously navigate throught the library's indoor and outdoor areas and work independently. Must have excellent interpersonal skills to effectively deal with people with diverse backgrounds. Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills and basic computer skills. Prior police, fire or military experience strongly preferred. Bilingual English/Spanish skills are a plus.

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

Hourly Rate: $15.16 per hour

Application Deadline: Friday, April 29, 2016

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. Please click here for the Employment Application.

 

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Graphic Design Assistant. Gail BordenPublic Library has an immediate opening for a full-time Graphic Design Assistant to work in our fast-paced Graphics Department at the Main Library facility. The ideal candidate must have graphic arts experience and talent using Adobe CS6 suite. Responsibilities include designing and producing basic ads, signs, posters, fliers, and other library-related assignments. This person must be deadline-oriented, ability to handle multiple tasks, and have a key eye for detail and design. Video editing skills are a definite plus.

Requirements: Minimum of an Associate's degree with coursework in graphic design. Experience and skill using Adobe 6 suite software. Ability to read and speak Spanish are a plus. 

Full-time: 37.5 hours per week

Hourly Rate: $16.61 per hour, plus enrollment in IMRF, health & dental insurance and time-off benefits

Application Deadline: Friday, April 29, 2016

Please submit an Employment Application, cover letter AND resume to: Gail Borden Public Library, C/o Human Resources, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120 or e-mail to jobs@gailborden.info. Must be prepared to present references and portfolio upon request. Please click here for the Employment Application.

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Branch Services Clerk. The BRAND NEW South Elgin Branch will be opening in July 2016. If you are friendly, customer-focused with the skills and talents to perform a variety of detailed tasks, this is a great opportunity. We are looking for a reliable, motivated and enthusiastic individual to join the Branch Services team. The ideal candidate must have excellent interpersonal skills and a proven track record for handling multiple tasks and responsibilities well. The wide mix of duties includes: material handling and shelving, assisting with library programs; assisting customers with computer applications and printing, self-check equipment, laptop dispenser, media dispenser, eReaders, and other mobile device support. The South Elgin Branch is near McLean and Spring Streets; however, training will also occur at Rakow Branch and the Main Library facility beginning in June.

Requirements: High school diploma or equivalent. Knowledge and experience with basic computer applications and mobile devices is required. Previous customer service experience preferred. Experience working with children and bilingual English/Spanish language skills, a plus.

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

Hourly Rate: $12.65 per hour

Application Deadline:  Friday, May 6, 2016

Please submit an Employment Application, cover letter AND resume to: Gail Borden Public Library, C/o Human Resources, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120 or e-mail to jobs@gailborden.info. Please click here for the Employment Application.

 

Gail Borden Public Libary is an Equal Opportunity Employer.