Reference/Programming Librarian

The La Grange Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, innovative, customer-focused Reference Librarian to join the busy Reference and Reader Services department staff full time.  Duties include collection development, reference and reader’s advisory, creating print and online bibliographies and newsletters, and assisting patrons with computers, eReaders, tablets, and other technology.  This position also plans, coordinates, attends, and evaluates programming to serve the needs and interests of adults in the community.  [Position Description]

Programming, collection development, reference, and reader’s advisory skills should be equally matched with knowledge, creativity, and enthusiasm for service to the public. Candidates should possess strong interpersonal and technological skills and be comfortable with the web and social networking.

Hours: Full-time position (37.5 hours/week), including some evenings and weekends

Requirements: The successful candidate must be personable, innovative, adaptable, and open to new ideas.  Qualifications include an MLIS or MLS degree from an ALA-accredited library school and at least one year of work experience in a public service environment.  Strong technology skills are a must.  Spanish language a plus but not essential.

Salary: $19.37/hour plus benefits

Contact Information:  To apply please send a cover letter, resume, and LGPL application to:
Debbie Darwine
Head of Reference and Reader Services
La Grange Public Library
10 West Cossitt Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525

Deadline: August 25, 2017

Patron Services Clerk

The La Grange Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, customer-focused individual to join the busy Patron Services staff.  As the first point of contact for Library visitors, Patron Services Clerks are responsible for greeting visitors in person and on the phone, directing patrons to the right department, assisting with computers and eReaders, booking meeting rooms, and generally providing patrons with the information they need.  Clerks also create new library cards, check materials in and out, and perform a variety of assigned duties in support of the department.

We are looking for someone with enthusiasm for working with the public.  Compassion, flexibility, and attention to detail are also important.  Comfort with computers is essential, as well as an ability to learn new technologies.

Hours: 20 hrs/week, including evenings and weekends

Requirements:  The successful candidate will have a high school diploma or High School Equivalency Certificate, and at least two years of work experience, including at least one year experience dealing with the public in a customer service setting.  Must be available evenings and weekends.

Hourly Wage: $10.56/hour, plus paid time off and retirement benefits

Contact Information:
To apply, please send LGPL application form to:
Leslie Hartoonian
Head of Patron Services
La Grange Public Library
10 West Cossitt Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525

Deadline: August 18, 2017


The Library does not have any additional job openings at this time.  If you are interested in volunteering, please complete our volunteer application and mail it or drop it off at the Library.