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We are currently hiring for the following position(s):

POSITION TITLE:        Library Reference Clerk
DEPARTMENT:            Adult Services Department
REPORTS TO:            Circulation/Cataloger Manager
FLSA STATUS:            Non - Exempt


JOB PURPOSE:

This is a part time position under the direction of the Supervisor. This position is responsible for providing reference service, reader’s advisory, interlibrary loan services for adult and children. Additionally, this position may work with the Technology Coordinator to receive specialized training with library equipment. 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 required, LTA certificate preferred
• Two (2) years of general clerical experience with customer service experience preferred
• Knowledge of and experience with general print reference materials, databases, and online resources.
• Must have extensive computer knowledge with MS programs; basic knowledge of electronic information resources including the internet and print reference sources.
• 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
• Part-time up to 20 hours a week; must be able to work daytime, evening, and weekend hours.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Perform a variety of duties as a Reference Clerk; answer telephone calls, greet the public, and provides general information to library patrons in a polite and respectful manner.
• Assist with troubleshooting problems and training patrons in use of the public access catalog, Internet, and other electronic databases and library resources.
• Responsible for processing all incoming RAILS ILL materials for library patrons.
• Responsible for returning all RAILS ILL materials from other libraries.
• Maintain Hold shelf including calling patrons regarding their holds and removing expired holds.
• Maintain ILL files and supplies.
• Responsible for ILL/Reciprocal Borrowing bills between libraries as needed.
• Develop, schedule, present and evaluate programs and classes for the public.

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

• Assist with collection, development, selection and weeding in assigned areas of the adult non-fiction, fiction and reference collections.
• Attend workshops and meeting relevant to this position.
• Assist with covering Circulation desk on and as needed basis.
• Establish and maintain effective, collaborative working relationships with co-workers and the public.
• Conduct all library business in a professional and cooperative manner
• Call patrons regarding overdue and holds.
• Assist with cleaning shelving of CDs/DVDs, magazines and newspapers when ILL work is completed for the day.
• Ensure that Interlibrary Loan and photocopy requests are filled in a timely and accurate fashion and maintain statistical records for photocopy requests.
• Create publicity or instructional pieces for electronic signage, brochures and instructional guidance materials for use by patrons.
• Perform other duties as may be directed by the Supervisor or 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:                Library Page
DEPARTMENT:          Circulation/Technical Services Department
REPORTS TO:           Circulation/Cataloger Manager
FLSA STATUS:          Non - Exempt


JOB PURPOSE:

This is a part time position under the direction of the Supervisor. This position is responsible for returning library materials to the library shelves in a correct manner. This person is responsible for shelf reading; and clearing up any disorder or overcrowding of sections discovered while shelving. 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:

• Must be at least 16 years of age or older with 2 years of high school completed
• 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
• Part-time up to 20 hours a week; must be able to work daytime, evening, and weekend hours.


ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

• Shelve and empty all paging carts of returned materials in a timely manner. (Non-fiction, fiction, paperbacks)
• Shift collections as needed.
• Sort material accurately by classifications.
• Dust and clean library shelves and display racks.
• Check shelves for proper arrangement of books.
• Assist patrons with directional questions.
• Help to maintain clean, neat and orderly collection.
• Perform other work as assigned by Supervisor.
• Assist circulation staff in shelving new book cart.
• Assist in maintaining an appropriate atmosphere in the library.
• Conduct all library business in a professional and cooperative manner


OTHER FUNCTIONS:

• Set priorities and focus attention in a busy environment.
• Alphabetize and learn Dewy decimal classification system.
• Excellent organization skills a plus.
• Establish and maintain effective, collaborative working relationships with co-workers and the public.
• 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.

POSITION TITLE: IT / Digital Media Advisor
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. This position is responsible for: the maintenance, operation, and supervision of the NCPL Recording Studio; the S.T.EAM. Laboratory; and the Public Monitor System. Other responsibilities are the daily maintenance and operation of the local area network and internet/wireless connections of the library. Perform troubleshooting and minor repair of computers and peripherals including printers, multimedia components and scanners; maintain the computer network, keeping computers clean, secure, and in good working order. Update and install new software and maintain computer inventory. Conduct problem solving and follow-up for all library computerized systems. Work with staff from other departments as need8d to provide quality service to the Library in conformance with Library policies, 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 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
• Conduct preliminary training of all users of the Recording Studio and S.T.E.A.M. Laboratory
• Assist with the online catalog system administration and troubleshooting
• Generate custom reports from the online catalog system
• Troubleshoot and correct problems with basic computer components, including
monitors, drives, memory, add-in cards and processors
• Work effectively with staff, patrons and visitors
• 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.
• Keep current of all new technological procedures, processes and equipment
• Take on special projects and perform other work as determined by the Director
• Conduct all library business in a professional and cooperative manner
OTHER FUNCTIONS
• Strong analytical and problem solving skills.
• Dependable, self-starter, organized and have a positive attitude
• Ability to manage multiple tasks.
• Strong attention to detail.
• Maintain tidy and well-organized work area, and desk.
• Create documentation for trouble shooting and network procedures
• Compile and interpret statisticsfor reports, asnecessary.
• Assist with regularly scheduled backups andmaintenance of ansystems
• Assist with updates to the librarywebsite

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.

 

 

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