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Customer Service Associate (Part-Time)

Job Title:   Customer Service Associate
FT/PT:   Part-time, non-exempt
Hours:   25 hours/week, includes primarily days, with some evenings and weekends
Wages:   Starts at $13.00/hour, depending on qualifications and experience

The Algonquin Area Public Library seeks an energetic, enthusiastic, and passionate person to fill a front line position. If you enjoy interacting with people, performing detail-oriented work, and making a difference in the community, join our team and help staff our Customer Service Desk!

Excellent patron experience is a top priority at the Algonquin Area Public Library. Responsibilities for this position include: welcoming patrons to the library, issuing library cards, checking in and checking out materials, resolving patron account issues, emptying library materials from bins, and other materials handling.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Physical agility and strength to unload and load materials from bins and carts required. Be proficient with or ability to learn computers, software, and other office equipment. Ability to travel between library sites needed. Must be able to clear a background check.

Education: High school diploma or equivalent

Benefits: Includes dental insurance coverage, IMRF retirement, and paid time off plan. 

Please provide a cover letter, resume, and three references with your application.

Application deadline:   Open until job is filled
Application Contact:   Theresa Therens, via e-mail at [email protected]
OR
Via U.S. Postal Service at:
Algonquin Area Public Library District
2600 Harnish Drive
Algonquin, IL 60102

Youth Services Library Associate (Part-Time)

Job Title:   Youth Services Library Associate
FT/PT:   Part-time, non-exempt
Hours:   25 hours/week, includes days, evenings and weekends
Wages:   Starts at $17.00–$20.80/hour, depending on qualifications and experience

The Algonquin Area Public Library District seeks a friendly, energetic, and engaging person to join our Youth Services team. The person in this position will work with the Youth Services staff to provide storytimes; reader guidance and homework help for children and caregivers within his/her scope of knowledge; manage early childhood, technology, display, and programming projects in Youth Services Department as assigned; assist patrons with self-checkout as necessary; and help children and caregivers with computers and equipment within his or her scope of knowledge.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Desire and ability to deliver early childhood programming to babies, toddlers, and their caregivers under the leadership of a librarian; desire and ability to serve the public with friendliness, tact, and diplomacy; solid knowledge of personal computers, the internet, and children's books, music, movies, and games; willingness and ability to learn emerging technologies and job related skills; excellent written and verbal communication skills; excellent customer service skills; previous experience working with children, babies through age 13; experience working in a public library and/or providing storytimes, a plus.

Education: BA/BS from an accredited college or equivalent combination of formal education and practical experience

Benefits: This position includes a generous benefits package including dental insurance coverage; IMRF retirement; and paid time off plan. 

Please provide a cover letter, resume, and three references with your application.

Application deadline:   Open until job is filled
Application Contact:   Theresa Therens, via e-mail at [email protected]
OR
Via U.S. Postal Service at:
Algonquin Area Public Library District
2600 Harnish Drive
Algonquin, IL 60102