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NORTH CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY POSITION DESCRIPTION

JOB TITLE: Circulation/Cataloger Manager
DEPARTMENT: Circulation/Technical Services Department
REPORTS TO: Director
FLSA STATUS: Non - Exempt
JOB PURPOSE:
This is a full time position under the direction of the Library Director. This position is
responsible for managing the Circulation Department and Library Clerks/ Pages, as well as
overseeing the cataloging functions in Technical Services. Develops implements and
enforces library cataloging standards. Responsible for developing budget for technical
services functions. Work with staff from other departments as needed to provide quality
service to the Library in conformance with Library policies and procedures and professional
standards.

QUALIFICATIONS/BASIC JOB REQUIREMENTS:
• Masters in Library Science or MLIS degree from an ALA accredited institution
required;
• Two (2)years library experience in cataloging
• Computer technical experience in cataloging in OCLC and library Integrated System
with TLC.
• Must have extensive computer knowledge with MS programs and type 40 wpm.
• Attend workshops and meetings to keep current in cataloging processes and
technology.
• Troubleshoot cataloging computer problems and other technology equipment
problems in the library.
• Teach cataloging skills and computer skills to others.
• Supervise the work of Lead Circulation Clerk, Bookmobile Driver, Page and other
Clerks
• Must be willing to work Saturdays and evenings when necessary, though not on a
consistent basis.
• Must be able to attend meetings outside the library
• Ability to read and comprehend, in English, communicate in an effective manner both
verbally and written with library patrons. Bi-lingual in Spanish a plus

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Coordination and implementation and supervision of all cataloging procedures.
• Perform and supervise the processing of all new library materials.
• Prepare original cataloging records on OCLC; review preliminary original OCLC
records prepared.
• Check MARC records imported into the TLC system and make necessary corrections;
correct other error in database when identified.
• Perform copy cataloging and classification duties.
• Create and maintain the name and subject authority files
• Train, supervise, evaluate, and discipline, clerks as assigned for library duties.
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• Maintain computer record and perform regular back-ups of records.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential to job performance.
• Conduct all library business in a professional and cooperative manner

OTHER FUNCTIONS:
• Arrange for maintenance of office machines, prepare orders for office supplies and
submit to the Director.
• Ability to work independently and effectively.
• Assist in the selection of new video, audio, and CD purchases.
• Open and close the Library on rotating basis.
• Answer questions and assist patrons, as requested.
• Assist the Library Director in the development of departmental goals and objectives
and serve on various internal library committees
• Maintain tidy and well-organized work area, and desk
• Act as Coordinating Librarian in any emergency situations.
• Take on special projects and perform other work as determined by the Director.
• Attend meetings and other continuing education events as required which may require
evening or weekend attendance.
• Keep current in cataloging issues and polices by reading profession journals and
other material, including technology literature.
• Perform other duties as may directed from the Library Director.
• Must be able to lift and carry 20 lbs.

DISCLAIMER:
The North Chicago Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified
applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex,
sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, military or veteran status (except
dishonorable discharge), disability or any other status protected by law.
This job description describes a general category of jobs. In order to meet the needs of the
Library or its departments, employees may be assigned other duties, in addition to or in lieu
of any of those described and duties are subject to change as requirements of the job
change.
The omission of a duty does not exclude it from the position if the duty is similar, related or
a logical expectation for an individual to perform as part of the job responsibilities or if
necessary to assist the Library to provide services to the public under changed or unusual
circumstances.
PAY GRADE:
IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 3 OF THE FAIR LABOR STANDARD ACT THIS
POSITION IS NON EXEMPT FROM OVERTIME.

 

 

 

 

JOB TITLE: Custodian
DEPARTMENT: Administration Department
REPORTS TO: Director
FLSA STATUS: Non - Exempt

JOB PURPOSE:
This is a part time position under the direction of the Library Director. This position is
responsible for performing various janitorial and general maintenance works inside and
outside of the library. Work with staff from other departments as needed to provide quality
service to the Library in conformance with Library policies and procedures and professional
standards.

QUALIFICATIONS/BASIC JOB REQUIREMENTS:
• High School Diploma or GED required
• Ability to operate janitorial and some lawn care equipment.
• Ability to read and comprehend, in English, communicate in an effective manner both
verbally and written with library patrons. Bi-lingual in Spanish a plus

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:
• Must be able to work in all types of weather conditions;
• Must be able climb ladder, shovel and lift at least 40 lbs., wheel heavy material and lift
waist high;
• Perform custodial cleaning work.
• Perform preventative maintenance inside and outside of building;
• Vacuum, dust, sweep, mop and buff floors, clean offices and restrooms;
• Other custodial duties as assigned by departments.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:
Common Area
• Maintain janitorial closets in a clean & uncluttered condition
• Turn-off lights close & lock all office doors.
• Empty all waste receptacles (and insert liner where appropriate) and paper
shredders. Waste receptacles include cans outside entrance doors. Keep
recycling bins/wastepaper baskets separate for disposal purposes. All waste
is to be placed in outside dumpsters, placing recycling in appropriate
containers.
• Clean and sanitize drinking fountains with appropriate disinfectant
• Spot clean glass smudges on glass at entrances & foyer windows
• Dust/clean table tops & counters
• Dust mop, sweep or vacuum all uncarpeted floors
• Vacuum high traffic areas
• Wet mop/dust foyer floors with appropriate cleaner (frequently changing rinse
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water).
• Dust and remove cobwebs from ceiling areas
• Wash out all trash containers.
• Clean HVAC grills
• Dust lighting fixtures, polish wooden office furniture
Public & Staff Restrooms
• Clean sinks & counter tops with appropriate disinfectant (2 public, 1 staff)
• Clean and scrub interior/exterior of toilets and around toilet base with
appropriate cleaners and sanitize with appropriate disinfectant products.
• Clean and polish fixtures and stainless steel containers with appropriate
cleaners.
• Clean all restroom stall doors & partitions with appropriate cleaners
• Refill al soap dispensers, if needed.
Staff Lounge and Community room
• Damp scrub tabletop & counter with appropriate cleaners, then rinse &wipe to avoid
streaks.
• Vacuum carpeted areas. Any furniture moved must be returned to its original location.

DISCLAIMER:
The North Chicago Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants
are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation,
national origin, age, marital status, military or veteran status (except dishonorable discharge),
disability or any other status protected by law.
This job description describes a general category of jobs. In order to meet the needs of
Library government or its departments, employees may be assigned other duties, in addition
to or in lieu of any of those described and duties are subject to change as requirements of the
job change.
The omission of a duty does not exclude it from the position if the duty is similar, related or a
logical expectation for an individual to perform as part of the job responsibilities or if
necessary to assist the Library to provide services to the public under changed or unusual
circumstances.
PAY GRADE:
IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 3 OF THE FAIR LABOR STANDARD ACT THIS
POSITION IS NON EXEMPT ELIGIBLE FOR OVERTIME.

 

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NORTH CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY POSITION DESCRIPTION
POSITION TITLE: IT LAN Coordinator DEPARTMENT: Information Technology Department REPORTS TO: Library Director FLSA STATUS: Non - Exempt

JOB PURPOSE:
This is a full time position under the direction of the Library Director. Responsible for supervision of IT Systems Administrator; maintenance; and administrating of automated systems. Automated systems include but are not limited to the local area network, the system-wide automated network, the telephone system, the audio-visual systems, the website and Internet services of the library. Monitor for system application alerts and take appropriate actions to ensure proper operations. Perform troubleshooting and minor repair of computers and peripherals; maintain the computer network, keeping computers clean, secure, and in good working order. Update and install new software and maintain computer inventory. Coordinate licensing agreements and contacts for automated products. Conduct problem solving and follow-up for all library computerized systems. Determine source of computer problems and prepare detail report of finds with recommendation for the Library Director. Work with staff from other departments as needed to provide quality service to the Library in conformance with Library policies and procedures and professional standards.

QUALIFICATIONS/BASIC JOB REQUIREMENTS:
• Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or coursework in a Technology-related field required.
• Two years of job experience in electronic technology, computer technology, or equivalent.
• Must be able to work daytime, evening, and weekend hours; on call as needed.
• Network certifications preferred.
• Must be able to attend meetings and outside of work
• Ability to read and comprehend, in English, communicate in an effective manner both verbally and written with library patrons. Bi-lingual in Spanish a plus
• Must be able to lift up to 40 pounds.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
• Assist the Library Director in development of departmental goals and objectives and serve on various internal library committees.
• Participate in library strategic planning and other administrative projects.
• Work effectively with staff, patrons and visitor’s
• Provide high-level technical support and training on existing and new technologies to patrons and staff.
• Assist patrons and staff in solving computer software, hardware, and networking problems as they arise.
• Serve as liaison between staff and vendors to resolve issues.
• Train and advise staff on minor computer repair and maintenance.

NORTH CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY POSITION DESCRIPTION
• Conduct all library business in a professional and cooperative manner
• Keep current of all new technological procedures, processes and equipment.
• Design, plan, implement, and evaluate the present and the future automation needs of the library.
• Make recommendations to the Library Director and/or Board of Trustees concerning purchases and procedures toward long-range planning for growth, improvement, and implementations.
• Take on special projects and perform other work as determined by the Director

OTHER FUNCTIONS
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
• Dependable, self-starter, organized and have a positive altitude
• Ability to manage multiple tasks.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Communicate effectively with staff, patrons, visitors, and the Board of Trustees, government officials, local organizations, schools and others who may visit the library.
• Create documentation for trouble shooting and network procedures.
• Compile and interpret statistics for reports, as necessary.
• Prepare monthly and annual reports.
• Maintain tidy and well-organized work area, and desk
• Develop and recommend policy and procedures for use of computers and systems.
• Communicate regularly with vendors.
• Keep accurate, up-to-date records.
• Attend professional meetings.

DISCLAIMER:
The North Chicago Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, marital status, military or veteran status (except dishonorable discharge), disability or any other status protected by law.
This job description describes a general category of jobs. In order to meet the needs of the Library or its departments, employees may be assigned other duties, in addition to or in lieu of any of those described and duties are subject to change as requirements of the job change.
The omission of a duty does not exclude it from the position if the duty is similar, related or a logical expectation for an individual to perform as part of the job responsibilities or if necessary to assist the Library to provide services to the public under changed or unusual circumstances.
PAY GRADE:

NORTH CHICAGO PUBLIC LIBRARY POSITION DESCRIPTION
IN ACCORDANCE WITH SECTION 3 OF THE FAIR LABOR STANDARD ACT THIS POSITION IS NON EXEMPT FROM OVERTIME.