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The Downers Grove Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to creating and supporting an equitable, diverse, inclusive, and anti-racist workforce and sustaining an environment that is welcoming to all.

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Adult & Teen Services Library Assistant - Full Time
The Downers Grove Public Library is seeking a friendly, customer service-oriented individual with excellent communication skills, strong attention to detail, and the ability to thrive in a busy environment to join the library’s Adult & Teen Services department as a full-time Library Assistant.
The Adult & Teen Services Library Assistant, an integral part of our Adult & Teen Services team, is primarily responsible for providing reference and readers' advisory service; assisting the public in using the library’s digital and print resources; and assisting librarians with collection development, programming, and other duties. This particular position will have a focus on book club services including overseeing book club bags and coordinating with community book clubs to select and acquire titles for book discussions.
We are looking for candidates who will:
  • Provide excellent reference and readers’ advisory services to adults and teens in a busy environment
  • Oversee book club bags, provide readers’ advisory to community book club members to choose discussion titles, and coordinate the procurement of needed book club materials in a timely and organized manner
  • Assist with out-of-system interlibrary loan requests
  • Assist the public in using technology, including downloading ebooks to digital devices
  • Manage creation and updates to booklists, resource guides, and displays
  • Work well as part of a team as well as independently
  • Support equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI) in the workplace


  • High school diploma and some college coursework
  • One year of relevant customer service experience
  • Experience using Microsoft Office Suite and Google Drive
  • Experience with ILS software preferred

This is a year-round, full-time position averaging 37.5 hours per week. The Assistant will be scheduled for Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday 9 - 5 p.m., Fridays alternating between 9-5 p.m. and 1-9:15 p.m., and weekend rotations. Hourly pay is from $17.84-$20.07, depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits include vacation leave, personal leave, sick leave, a generous insurance package, and enrollment in the IMRF pension system.


Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Amanda Klenk, Adult & Teen Services Assistant Manager, at by 5 p.m. Monday, December 4, 2023

Access Services Library Assistant - Part time
Do you enjoy getting an exclusive sneak peek at new materials? Are you passionate about helping people find exactly what they need? Do you thrive on organization and the satisfaction of a job done accurately and in a timely manner? We're looking for you!
The Downers Grove Public Library is seeking an Access Services Library Assistant to join our friendly and efficient team! The ideal candidate is:
  • Self-directed, organized, and detail-oriented in their work
  • Skilled in coordinating with team members throughout the library
  • Proactive in problem-solving
  • Knowledgeable about the organization of library collections
  • Experienced in using computers and software
  • Able to work independently on a diverse selection of tasks
  • Conscientious about time management

Experience working in libraries and with SirsiDynix Symphony Workflows is preferred. Job responsibilities include: receiving and processing new books, magazines, and AV material; maintaining item records in our database; repairing existing materials as needed; ordering supplies; tracking statistics; and processing materials to be withdrawn from the collection.

This is a year-round, part-time position at 20 hours per week with flexible scheduling. The Access Services department operates Monday-Friday, weekday hours. Starting salary from $17.84 per hour depending on qualifications and experience. Benefits include vacation leave, personal leave, and sick leave, and enrollment in the IMRF pension system.
Interested candidates should submit a job application and resume via email to Lucas McKeever, Access Services Manager, at by Sunday, December 3, 2023. Applications will be considered as they are recei


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