Employment

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Current Openings

FULL-TIME OUTREACH LIBRARIAN – YOUTH SERVICES

Could you win the Silly Dance Contest?  Would you like to go where the Wild Things are?  Do you promise that you will never, ever, under any circumstances, let the pigeon drive the bus? 

If so, join our Youth Services Department as a full time Youth Librarian with a focus on outreach. Primary responsibilities will include outreach to area preschools, Park District, and other organizations serving children and families. Applicants should also be prepared to do readers’ advisory and reference, catalog and computer instruction, collection development, assist with preschool storytime and other programs for children from birth to 8th grade, and other duties as assigned. This position requires knowledge of children’s literature, the ability to work independently and as part of a team, solid computer skills, excellent communication skills, and a sense of humor.

Requires Masters in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited school and prior experience working with children in a school or library setting.  Chinese or Spanish language fluency preferred.

Wilmette Public Library is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran or disability status. We are committed to achieving an inclusive and diverse workforce free from discrimination and harassment. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. 

Some evening and weekend hours required. Salary range begins at $41,925 plus excellent benefits.  37.5 hours full time.

Please email a cover letter, résumé, and WPL job application by Monday, September 25 to Keren Joshi, Head of Youth Services, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..  For more information, please contact Keren Joshi at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 847-256-6940.

FULL-TIME LIBRARIAN – TEEN AND ADULT SERVICES

Wilmette Public Library is looking for an energetic information services professional with an ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent degree. The ideal candidate is creative, enjoys working in a team environment, and has exceptional customer service skills. This person is interested in emerging technologies and will use them to promote and provide library services. Must be able to make informed decisions independently and communicate effectively.

The successful candidate will assist all library customers but will have a focus on teen services. This person will conduct outreach activities and plan, implement, and evaluate age/interest appropriate programming and collections for teens.

Position includes general reference and reader’s advisory desk duties as assigned. Weekend and evening hours are required.

Required experience:
• Minimum of 1 year work experience in teen and adult services in a public library setting.
• Minimum of 1 year work experience developing, planning, and facilitating library programs for teens and adults.
• Experience working with community partners to plan programming, special events, and other initiatives for teens and adults.
• Ability to seek out, evaluate, and implement new ideas and best practices for teen and adult services.

The Wilmette Public Library offers an excellent benefits package including health insurance and retirement benefits. Salary: 45,450 + depending on qualifications and experience.

Wilmette Public Library is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified candidates without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran, or disability status. We are committed to achieving an inclusive and diverse workforce free from discrimination and harassment. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply.

To apply, submit a resume and a letter of application to:

Betty Giorgi
Head of Adult Services
Wilmette Public Library
1242 Wilmette Ave.
Wilmette, IL 60091
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www.wilmettelibrary.info

BUILDING MONITOR – POSITION 1

Wilmette Public Library is looking for someone to fill the position of Building Monitor. This is a part-time, non-exempt position. Hours range between 12 hours per week and 18 hours per week, from 12:00 PM - 6:00 PM. Subbing opportunities are available.

The duties of Library Monitor include but are not restricted to:

  • patrolling the building to safeguard the security of patrons and staff
  • helping to resolve disruptive situations at the Library
  • preparing rooms and setting up equipment for programs
  • retrieving items from the parking lot book drops
  • ensuring that the building is vacated at the end of the working day
  • locking the building at the end of the working day

Applicants should be able to:

  • follow instructions and library procedures
  • communicate effectively with the public
  • remain composed and helpful at all times

Education and experience:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Customer service/custodial/security experience an advantage

Physical demands:

The position involves a considerable amount of walking, including up and down stairs. The employee is frequently required to stretch and reach using both arms and hands. The employee is occasionally required to stand or sit for long periods of time; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, and crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 75 pounds or more.

Wilmette Public Library is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes all qualified candidates to apply without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, or veteran status.

The flexibility to substitute at short notice is an added bonus (possibly for evening and weekend hours). The starting pay rate is $12.25 per hour.

If you are interested, please email a cover letter, your résumé, and the details of three references to:

Luciano Ward
Circulation Department Supervisor
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Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

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