The South Holland Public Library is a vital part of a thriving community focused on faith, family, and the future. The Library boasts a workforce that embodies high ethical standards and responsiveness, with a relentless pursuit of greatness. Individuals joining our workforce are those with a commitment to integrity, professionalism, self-discipline, respect, and a servant’s heart. We strive for excellence in our work and value diversity in our skills, beliefs, and aspirations.

Applicants for all positions are subject to a background check and drug screening.
The South Holland Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Current Job Openings:

Business Manager Assistant, PART-TIME - ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT

Cultural Literacy Specialist, FULL-TIME - YOUTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT

PUBLIC SERVICES LIBRARIAN, FULL-TIME - PUBLIC SERVICES DEPARTMENT

Youth Services Librarian, Full-Time - Youth Services Department

CIRCULATION CLERK, PART-TIME - CIRCULATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT

 


Business Manager Assistant, PART-TIME - ADMINISTRATION DEPARTMENT

Do you have experience in finance, accounting, business and/or bookkeeping? The South Holland Public Library is seeking an individual who is organized, detail-oriented and capable in working in a fast-paced TEAM environment.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Provides friendly, courteous and accurate service to all users.
  • Processes invoices and maintains the bookkeeping records in the expenditures system.
  • Prepares monthly Year-to-Date and Monthly Bills reports for the monthly Board meetings.
  • Submits Monthly Bills and invoices to the Village Accounts Payable Clerk for check processing and distribution.
  • Records and deposits all Library revenue and maintains all receipts and balances.
  • Submits bank deposit slips and fund summary to the Village Treasurer.
  • Reconciles monthly Check Register, Budget Comparison Analysis and Balance Sheet received from the Village Treasurer.
  • Prepares all financial reports requested by the Library Director for the Board and Department Managers.
  • Responsible for vendor files and communications.
  • Administers and maintains petty cash account.
  • Prepares the monthly Board packet.
  • Maintains appropriate communication and attitude with trustees, library staff, users and vendors.
  • Complies with all library and personnel rules and regulations.
  • Performs other work as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Moderate level of mathematical skills.
  • Possess organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and multi-task while ensuring accuracy.
  • Ability to handle confidential and sensitive information with discretion, tact and diplomacy.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Excel, QuickBooks, and experience in other MS Office components.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both in writing and verbally, and to prepare and present reports and other information in the appropriate format.
  • Ability to reach, bend, stoop and lift up to 20 pounds and access library areas and materials.

Qualifications:

  • Associate degree or above in accounting, bookkeeping or related field.
  • Reads, understands, writes legibly and speaks articulately in English.
  • Access to transportation.

This non-exempt part time position is 22 hours per week. Salary starting at $23.10 per hour

Please submit via email your resume, cover letter, and references to Christyn Rayford, Library Director.

Application deadline is Monday, October 17, 2022 by 5 p.m.  

 


Cultural Literacy Specialist, FULL-TIME - YOUTH SERVICES DEPARTMENT

This non-exempt, full-time position involves a special focus on supporting the culturally relevant needs of our community through programming and collection development and a variety of other duties providing services to youth, families, and teens.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Programming

  • Plans, implements, and evaluates library programs and services which fulfill the diverse educational, recreational, and personal needs of local youth and their families
  • Instructs youth and caregivers in information gathering, research skills and digital literacy skills
  • Ensures youth customers who visit the library are engaged in social and academic experiences

Customer Service

  • Identifies cultural demographics specific to the Village of South Holland and surrounding communities and provides input to the Youth Services Team on programming, collection development, and outreach
  • Supports the Youth Services Team in providing culturally relevant services to patrons of diverse backgrounds
  • Positively reflects South Holland Public Library's mission, vision, and values to staff and the public

Partnerships and Outreach

  • Provides and participates in outreach to local community organizations and works with them to bring programming, and opportunities into the library
  • Serves as liaison to local Head Starts, preschools, and local schools
  • Responsible for building inclusive community engagement opportunities for customers, staff and community partners

Collection Development

  • Ensures the library's collections include relevant print and digital resources aimed at the specific interests and needs of the youth and families in the community

Qualifications

  • LTA or 5 years relevant experience in education, libraries, or multi-cultural services
  • Minimum of two (2) years professional experience working with children or teens
  • Reads, understands, writes legibly, and speaks articulately in English and Spanish
  • Position requires day, evening and weekend hours.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation

Salary starting at $25.00 per hour. Please submit via email your resume, cover letter, and references to Christyn Rayford, Library Director.

Application deadline is Tuesday, October 4, 2022 by 5 p.m.

 


PUBLIC SERVICES LIBRARIAN, FULL-TIME - PUBLIC SERVICES DEPARTMENT

The South Holland Public Library is seeking a Public Services Librarian to work in a team environment where consultation, flexibility, creativity, collaboration and cooperation is essential.

Responsibilities:

  • Provides friendly, courteous and accurate services to all users.
  • Works effectively to provide efficient and exemplary customer service.
  • Provides reference, research, readers’ advisory and other assistance to users at the Information Desk.
  • Participates in collection development, selection, and weeding in assigned areas.
  • Develop, schedule and presents programs for adults.
  • Assists, troubleshoots and trains users in the use of online catalog, the Internet, databases, copiers, printers and other library resources and equipment.
  • Markets library materials and programs by creating displays and marketing materials.

Necessary Knowledge:

  • Ability to work with the public in a courteous and tactful manner and possesses good customer service skills.
  • Competency in providing readers’ advisory and reference services.
  • Skilled at adult collection development and adult programming.
  • Must also be skilled at using the MS Office Suite, software and Internet applications.
  • Able to reach, bend, stoop and lift up to 20 pounds and access library areas and materials.

Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited program. Public Library experience preferred.
  • Reads, understands, writes legibly and speaks articulately in English. Bi-Lingual a plus.
  • Position requires day, evening and Saturday hours. No Sundays.
  • Access to transportation.

Position is a full-time at 36 hours per week position.  Benefits include health insurance, IMRF, and paid time off.

Starting salary is $46,800 DOQ.

Apply via email only with a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Christyn Rayford, Library Director

Application deadline is Monday, October 24, 2022.

 


Youth Services Librarian, Full-Time - Youth Services Department

Are you friendly, creative and love working with children and teens? We are seeking an individual who loves working with diverse families, has excellent customer service and outreach skills, and thrives in a flexible environment.  South Holland Public Library is the place for you!

Responsibilities

  • Initiates, prepares and presents programs for infants through 12th grade.
  • Shares responsibility for collection development, selection and weeding of all materials in the Youth Services Department
  • Shares responsibility for arranging and conducting group visits to the library, school visits and outreach to the community.
  • Regularly scheduled on the Youth Service Desk and provides courteous and accurate service to all users.
  • Plans and develops bulletin boards, decorations and displays in the Youth Services Department
  • May be assigned responsibility for general operations of the department in absence of the Head of Youth Services.

Necessary Knowledge

  • Knowledge of children’s and young adult literature.
  • Knowledge of bibliographic and reference tools and resources.
  • Knowledge of computer, internet and phone applications.
  • Ability to create a good rapport with youth, teens and families.
  • Bi-lingual preferred.

Qualifications

  • MLS from an ALA accredited program or degree expected in six (6) months of hire.
  • Minimum of one (1) year professional experience working with children and teens.
  • Library experience preferred but not required.
  • Reads, understands, writes legibly and speaks articulately in English.
  • Position requires day, evening and weekend hours.
  • Access to Transportation.

Position is non-exempt full-time at 36 hours per week. Benefits include health insurance, paid time off and IMRF.

Salary starting at $25.00 per hour.

Apply via email only with a cover letter, resume and three professional references to Christyn Rayford, Library Director

Application deadline is Monday, October 24, 2022 by 5 p.m.

 


CIRCULATION CLERK, PART-TIME - CIRCULATION SERVICES DEPARTMENT

The South Holland Public Library is seeking a friendly enthusiastic, hard-working individual with great customer service skills to work in our fast-paced team environment.
This position is part-time with an average work week of 18 hours. This includes days, evenings and Saturdays.  

Responsibilities

  • Staffs the Circulation Desk 75-100% of the scheduled work time while providing outstanding customer service to our users.
  • Checks materials in and out, issues library cards, collects fines, renews, retrieves and shelves materials.
  • Performs all automated circulation functions accurately and efficiently.
  • Handles routine issues and answers a variety of questions.

Necessary Knowledge

  • Ability to learn computerized circulations functions and procedures.
  • Ability to work courteously with the public and exercise discretion.
  • Possess basic mouse and keyboard skills.
  • Ability to answer the phone.
  • Ability to operate a cash register and make change.
  • Ability to stand for an extended period of time, reach, bend, stoop and lift up to 20 pounds and access library areas and materials.

Qualifications

  • Flexible and reliable schedule
  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Customer service skills required.
  • Library experience preferred.
  • Spanish language skills a bonus
  • Must have access to transportation.

Position is part-time, up to 18 hours per week. Salary starting at $12.91 per hour.

Applications must include your resume, cover letter and three references to be considered. Submit completed applications electronically to Christyn Rayford, Library Director

Application deadline is Monday, October 24, 2022 by 5 p.m.  

 


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