Interested in working at the Algonquin Area Public Library District? Please download the General Application in PDF or pick up a hard copy at the Customer Service Desk.

Customer Service Associate – Eastgate Branch

20 hours/week – includes daytime, evening and weekend hours

Salary: $11.25/hour

The Eastgate Branch Library seeks a Customer Service Associate to greet and direct library patrons to materials and services, register patrons for library cards, check in/check out materials, accept payments for fines and fees, and perform other duties as assigned. The ideal candidate will have excellent customer service skills and experience with computers. High school diploma required.

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Early Literacy Librarian – Harnish Main Library

Full-time, 37.5 hours a week – includes weekend and evening hours

Compensation: $22.70/hour (DOQ), plus complete benefits package

The Algonquin Area Public Library District seeks an enthusiastic, well-spoken individual to coordinate children’s literacy best practices within its Youth Services Department programming and services. This person will be a team player in creating and coordinating early literacy initiatives, programming and promotions. Must have the ability to help foster pre-reading skills in our youngest patrons and educate/support parents and caregivers.

Knowledge of current research on early literacy and development of literacy programs for children is required. Knowledge of PLA’s ECRR skills, ECRR2 skills and associated programming, and the Common Core Standards – and the ability to teach, demonstrate and share these skills with Library staff and the public. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Experience teaching and training children and adults.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution required. A background in education is a plus.

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To apply for a position, please send application, cover letter and resume to Theresa Therens, Administrative Assistant:

  • Via email:
  • Via U.S. mail: Algonquin Area Public Library, 2600 Harnish Drive, Algonquin, IL 60102

No phone calls, please.

The Algonquin Area Public Library District is an equal opportunity, equal access employer.

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