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E-Resources Librarian Part-time

E-Resources Librarian Part-time
Department: Adult Services

Coordinate collection development and implementation of e-resources, provide staff and patron instruction for access and downloading, handle vendor negotiations, oversee maintenance of e-resources and ILS catalog interface, provide information and reader services to adults.

Part-time

Hours per Week:

Part-time, 20 hours per week, including evening and weekend hours. This is a year-round position.

Requirements:

ALA-MLS, public service experience, communication and training skills, and knowledge of information technologies, licensing, content linking, and applications software. 

Salary:

Starts at $20.66, DOQ. Includes retirement, vacation, and sick time benefits.

Apply to:

Send job application (see above) and resumé with three work references by February 2, 2015 to:

Julia A. Johnas
Director of Adult Services
Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Avenue
Highland Park, Illinois 60035    847/432-0216
(email: jjohnas.hppl@gmail.com)

Circulation Staff - Library Aide II

Circulation Staff - Library Aide II
Department: Circulation

The Highland Park Public Library is looking for someone who believes that visiting the Library is the best idea anyone has had all day! The ideal candidate will value human contact, will relish mastering changes in technology, and will graciously coach and share what they’ve learned.  The ideal candidate will exude a welcoming, can-do spirit recognized by all visitors.

Demonstrate and instruct patrons in the use of circulation hardware and software; maintain accurate and confidential accounts using ILS software; collect fines and fees and enforce circulation policies; sort, organize and check-in materials.

Part-time

Hours per Week:

This is a 20 hour per week year-round position and includes evening and weekend hours.

Requirements:

Problem solving and customer service skills.
• Ability to operate computers and general office equipment.
• Ability to communicate with people of all ages.
• Appropriate interpersonal skills and organizational skills for the work environment.
 

Salary:

$11.77 per hour, depending upon qualifications.

Apply to:

Send job application (see above) to:

Robin Smith, Circulation Manager
Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Avenue
Highland Park, IL  60035 (847-432-0216)
rsmith@hplibrary.org        

Library Page - Part-Time

Library Page - Part-Time
Department: Circulation

Do you like to keep things organized? Do you like to know where everything is? Then being a Circulation Page at the Highland Park Public Library might be just the job for you! No day is exactly the same – different materials, different people – but the skill set remains the same. Join the library’s team – contribute ideas for future projects, work closely with people who love connecting people with the world of ideas.

Duties:  Shelve, sort and shift library materials (print and non-print) onto shelves or display units, and shelf-read materials – arranging books and other materials in correct order on the shelves. Shift materials so that materials remain accessible, attractive and orderly. Empty book bins or other returned materials receptacles and desensitize specified materials.

Part-time

Hours per Week:

This is a 16 hour per week year-round position. Schedule will include evenings and weekends.

Requirements:

Ability to sort materials alphabetically and in a Dewey Decimal sequence, familiarity with computer operations, ability to stand, bend, kneel, and lift and carry up to 25 pounds. Requires visual discrimination and the ability to read spine labels, the ability to follow oral and written instructions, and the ability to interact and communicate with people of all ages. Must be available for open shifts.

Salary:

$8.25 per hour, depending upon qualifications.

Apply to:

Send job application (available online at http://www.hplibrary.org/jobs) to:

Ryan Dreier
Page & Volunteer Coordinator
Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Avenue
Highland Park, IL  60035  (847/432-0216)
rdreier@hplibrary.org

Technology Mentor - Part-Time

Technology Mentor - Part-Time
Department: Computer Services

See below.

Part-time

Hours per Week:

5 hours per week. This includes planning time during the week (flexible) and attendance at Saturday Club one or two times per month.

Requirements:

Are you a hacker, tinker, maker, into robotics, programming, or engineering? Help us launch a new program for kids in grades 5-8. The Library plans to host a Kids Tech Club, and we need several mentors to plan projects and work on them with kids.


Creativity and initiative are essential along with a very strong knowledge of computers, technology, or engineering and with products such as Makey Makey sewable circuits and Squishy circuits.  Requires great communication skills and willingness to work in collaboration with other mentors and supervising staff. Experience with kids, such as tutoring or coaching, is a plus. High school students encouraged to apply.

Salary:

$9.50 per hour.

Apply to:

Send job application (available above) to:

Chad Clark
New Media Manager
Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Avenue
Highland Park, Illinois 60035    847/432-0216  ext. 109
cclark@hplibrary.org

Youth Services Manager - Full-Time

Youth Services Manager - Full-Time
Department: Youth Services

The Highland Park Public Library seeks a creative and forward-thinking leader to serve as manager of a busy and dynamic Youth Services Department.
Duties: Plans and implements library services for children. Participates in ongoing library management. Hires, trains, and evaluates staff.

 

Full-time

Hours per Week:

Full-time (40 hours per week), including evening and weekend hours.

Requirements:

ALA/MLS. Minimum three years experience in a public library with emphasis on youth services. Management experience preferred. Excellent communication skills.

Salary:

Competitive salary commensurate with the qualifications of the selected candidate as well as a generous benefits package.

Apply to:

Send job application (see above), resume, and three references by March 6, 2015 to:

Jane Conway
Executive Director
Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Avenue
Highland Park, IL  60035 (847/432-0216)
jconway@hplibrary.org