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Employment Opportunities at the Northbrook Public Library

06/29/2015 - 11:17am
MultiMedia
12 hours her week (includes day, evening and weekend hours)

Sort, shelve, straighten and organize MultiMedia materials. Spot check shelves for accuracy and must be able to read call number tags accurately.

Basic knowledge of routine library functions and procedures, ability to stand, walk, and/or stoop for long periods of time, ability to lift up to 35 pounds and ability to push/pull loaded carts in excess of 75 pounds. Attention to detail and good organizational skills required. Adept at alphanumeric shelving systems. Ability to work independently. Film/music knowledge a plus.

Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of a high school education.

Please submit cover letter, resume and application to:

Laurie Prioletti
HR Manager
Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane
Northbrook, IL  60062
lprioletti@northbrook.info

 

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06/08/2015 - 2:17pm
Circulation
12.0 hours per week

Applicants must possess the ability to:

  • Sort, shelve, shift, file and inspect materials.
  • Direct patrons to the appropriate service desk.
  • Assist in gathering various statistics.
  • Work independently.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of a high school education.

Basic knowledge of routine library functions and procedures, ability to stand, walk, and/or stoop for long periods of time; ability to lift up to 35 pounds; ability to push/pull loaded carts in excess of 75 pounds; understanding of the Dewey Decimal System and alphabetical systems and the ability to apply those systems to library materials; ability to interact pleasantly and effectively with staff and patrons, ability to work accurately in a changing environment with frequent interruptions.

Please submit cover letter, resume and application to:

Laurie Prioletti
HR Manager
Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane
Northbrook, IL  60062
lprioletti@northbrook.info

 

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06/08/2015 - 12:06pm
Circulation
15 hours per week (weekday, evening & weekend hours)

Applicants must possess the ability to perform various circulation functions:

  • Check in/out books and materials.
  • Interact with patrons concerning circulation of materials, issuance of library cards, collecting fines/fees, etc.
  • Open and close the library during an assigned shift.
  • Answer incoming telephone calls providing routine information, transferring calls and taking messages.
  • Prepare basic circulation reports as pertains to daily work.
  • Sort returned books in alphabetical and numerical order on carts.

Interact with outside agencies including other local libraries.
Direct patron inquiries.
Inspect and redirect materials for cleaning, repair, withdrawal, reordering.
Inspect books for damage and handle appropriately.
Perform other library related activities as required.

Requires knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to the completion of a secondary education; one year of general work experience including contact with the public.

Basic knowledge of routine library functions and procedures; ability to stand, walk, and/or stoop for long periods of time, ability to lift up to 35 pounds; ability to push/pull loaded carts in excess of 75 pounds; ability to operate a computer terminal using a variety of library software; ability to type, operate cash registers, and other business machinery; ability to handle money responsibly; ability to interact pleasantly and effectively with staff and patrons; ability to work accurately in a changing environment with frequent interruptions.

Please submit cover letter, resume and application to:

Laurie Prioletti
HR Manager
Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane
Northbrook, IL  60062
lprioletti@northbrook.info

 

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06/07/2015 - 3:58pm
Technical Services
35 hours (includes one evening a week)

The Northbrook Public Library is seeking a detail-oriented librarian to serve as its primary movie cataloger. Our busy Technical Service department is responsible for cataloging 2,800 items on average per month. Northbrook Public Library is part of the CCS consortium of 24 north and northwest suburban Chicago public libraries that currently uses SirsiDynix's Symphony and Enterprise.

The successful candidate will have a broad understanding of library science theory and practices, be comfortable working independently in a collaborative environment, and possess a passion for providing patron service through accurate data.

In return we offer lots of natural light in a supportive, flexible working environment with opportunities for innovation and continuting education.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Handles complex copy cataloging and creates original records in OCLC for all material formats
  • Serves as lead cataloger for video recordings, with additional duties in the world language and electronic resource collections.
  • Classifies materials according to the Dewey Decimal, ANSCR, and local classification systems.
  • Assists and leads in special projects, including re-classification and database maintenance duties.
  • Maintains knowledge of current trends in cataloging and metadata standards.
  • Participates in library-and consortium-wide committees.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Knowledge of cataloging principles and procedures, including RDA, AACR2, LCSH, and DDC.
  • Experience using OCLC and integrated library systems, with SirsiDynix experience preferred.
  • Ability to catalog in non-Roman languages (Chinese, Korean or Russian) desirable.

EDUCATION

  • Master's Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA-accredited program with coursework in cataloging rules and standards.

Please submit cover letter, resume and application to:

Laurie Prioletti
HR Manager
Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane
Northbrook, IL  60062
lprioletti@northbrook.info

 

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05/27/2015 - 11:14am
Youth Services
35 hrs/week (full-time) - includes one evening a week and weekend rotation

The Northbrook Public Library is seeking an innovative, tech savvy, customer service oriented, creative and well organized manager with a passion for libraries and good sense of humor for our Youth Services Department. If they also like chocolate and long walks on the beach, that is an added bonus.

The successful candidate will not only serve as a leader for the department, but will also have the skills necessary to assist staff in reaching their full potential and letting them shine.

In addition, the successful candidate must possess the following characteristics:

  • Ability to provide exemplary customer service and ensure that departmental staff provide the same high level of service
  • Strong knowledge of children's and YA lit
  • Knowledge of child and teen development
  • Comprehensive knowledge of current Library philosophy, objectives and practices
  • Strong background in working with children and teens
  • Ability to work in an efficient and organized manner
  • Strong technology skills
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a timely and concise manner
  • Calm demeanor and ability to handle issues as they arise with poise and confidence
  • Capability to look at the micro and macro picture to ensure that the needs of all segments of the population are being met

The responsibilities of this position include:

  • Supervising, training, and evaluating five full-time and eight part-time staff
  • Overseeing collection development for over 130,000 print and digital resources including a special Autism collection
  • Coordinating all Youth Services procedures, programs, and services
  • Acting as an integral part of the management team to help the Northbrook Library achieve our short and long term goals
  • Presenting and implementing ideas that benefit the department and the Library
  • Participating in programming
  • Working on the information desk to provide reference and reader's advisory assistance
  • Participating in community, internal, and library community outreach and networking

This position reports to the Assistant Director and is responsible for working collaboratively with staff, the management team and administration to provide exemplary materials and services to the residents of Northbrook.

Candidates must have an MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school and should possess strong interpersonal, technological and management skills.

Five years of work experience in a public library youth services department and a minimum of three years of supervisory experience are required.

Please submit cover letter, resume and application to:

Laurie Prioletti
HR Manager
Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane
Northbrook, IL  60062
lprioletti@northbrook.info

 

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04/16/2015 - 11:59am
Reference
21 / week (Monday - Wednesday, including one evening and one weekend a month on a regular rotation).

Responsibilities include providing welcoming customer service at the Reference Desk, answering reference, nonfiction readers advisory, and technology questions, using print, online, and subscription database sources. Also includes collection development, teaching technology classes, and other program development.

Excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Library experience working with the public. ILS experience essential. Knowledge of print and online information resources and searching techniques. Ability to apply emerging technologies and work effectively in a team environment. Interest in genealogy a plus.

MLS from an ALA accredited institution.

Please submit cover letter, resume and application to:

Laurie Prioletti
HR Manager
Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane
Northbrook, IL  60062
lprioletti@northbrook.info
847.272.5362/fax

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