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Library Associate

If you love interacting with people of all ages, we have a great opportunity for you! We are looking for an enthusiastic individual with excellent communication and customer service skills to join our versatile, cross-trained team at our South Elgin Branch facility.  The mix of responsibilities of this position includes an emphasis on planning and presenting creative children and family programs, providing basic readers’ advisory and reference assistance to children, teens and adults, and assisting customers with computer applications, eReaders and other mobile devices. The successful individual in this position will be a dynamic team player who makes customers feel at home.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience working with children in group settings.
  •  Knowledge and experience with basic computer and mobile device applications.
  • Previous library and customer service experience preferred.  
  • Bilingual English/Spanish skills a plus.

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

Hourly Rate:  $16.94 per hour. Position includes enrollment in IMRF and prorated time-off benefits.

Application Deadline:  Friday, November 30, 2018 or 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.info or send to: Gail Borden Public Library, C/o Human Resources, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120.

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Customer Relations Clerk 

Gail Borden Public Library has a part-time position available in our fast-paced Customer Relations Department at our Main Library facility.  The individual for this position must have excellent communication and customer service skills, the ability to problem-solve and analyze customer needs, and enjoy providing top-notch service to library customers.

Job duties may include, but are not limited to:

  • Performing library material check-in and check-outs, renewals, holds, and customer library card registrations
  • Providing information to customers, answering questions, and being proactive with offering assistance in a friendly and professional manner
  • Receiving and recording customer fines
  • Using technology and digital resources to assist patrons with electronic platforms
  • Answering telephone calls and providing routine information or referring calls to appropriate departments
  • Assisting with shelf reading

Qualifications:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Some knowledge of library clerical procedures and practices
  • Experience in a customer service environment
  • Basic math skills and ability to alphabetize
  • Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish preferred

18 hours per week – combination of days, nights and weekend hours. You must be able to work the following hours:

Sun 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Mon   4:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Wed   5:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Thur   4:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

Hourly Rate:  $12.90 per hour

Application Deadline: Friday, November 23, 2018

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

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Family Engagement Librarian

Do you know popular kids’ books from Willems to Telgemeier to Riordan? Do you enjoy engaging families with meaningful programs and fun activities? We are seeking a visionary librarian to engage and inspire our multi-generational families!

Do you have a keen interest in fostering and promoting services for families? We’d like you to help us take our family programming to a new level. The Gail Borden Public Library District is an award-winning, cutting-edge library district with a culturally diverse population of 147,000 residents.

The programming component to this position includes varied tasks including selecting, hiring, and hosting family programs; serving on interdepartmental committees to plan large-scale events (often including community partners); conducting class visits; and presenting children’s programs. This position also assists in administering our Battle of the Books program throughout our large school district. In this position, you’ll be part of a collaborative team of 7 librarians along with Associates in our busy, fun, and creative group.

Qualifications:

  • ALA-accredited MLS
  • Extensive knowledge of children’s literature
  • Must be passionate about working with families and have excellent interpersonal skills to be able to communicate well with children and adults.
  • Highly developed organizational and project management skills
  • Familiarity with technology trends such as 3D printing, Apple TV, and educational technologies (i.e. Ozobots, etc)
  • Ability to work collaboratively and be able to adapt to changing work situations and job requirements
  • Ability to remain calm and professional in stressful situations
  • Spanish language speaking skills, a plus

Full-time, exempt position (37.5 hours per week); must be available to work days, evenings & weekends

Salary: $50,037.00 + Excellent Benefits 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 17th  or Until Job is 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.info or to: Gail Borden Public Library, C/o Human Resources, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120. 

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Gail Borden Public Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer