Interested in working at the South Holland Public Library?

The South Holland Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
All applicants are subject to a background check and drug screening.

Take a look at our open positions:

Assistant Director - Full Time

Public Services Librarian - Full Time

Circulation Clerk - Part Time

The South Holland Public Library is looking for an innovative individual with experience as a Library supervisor, strong customer service and communication skills to assist in advocating for the Library, supporting staff members and serving the diverse South Holland Community. Interested candidates must be a team player, comfortable making independent decisions, and be flexible in scheduling to attend community and professional networking events.

Responsibilities and Duties: (illustrative not exhaustive)


  • Responsible for accounts payable including obtaining invoice approval, assigning appropriate expense fund, and entering expenses in Year-to-Date Expenditure report.
  • Submits monthly summary and invoices to the Village Accounts Payable Clerk for check processing and distribution.
  • Responsible for cash receipts including auditing and depositing monies from fines, lost materials payments, donations, copier/print/fax monies, notary fees, and other miscellaneous funds; and entering revenue in Year-to-Date Revenue report.
  • Prepares all financial reports requested by the Library Director for the Board and Department Managers.
  • Assists the Library Director with preparation of the annual budget.
  • Attends all Library Trustee and Committee meetings


  • Acts as person-in-charge with other management team members in the absence of the Library Director.
  • Hires, trains, evaluates, supervises and manages Maintenance, Custodial and Business Administrative staff.
  • Prepares and administers state and federal grants as needed.
  • Assists the Library Director in the development of library policies and makes recommendations for change as necessary.
  • Assists Library Director in planning, researching and developing majorprojects.
  • Assists Library Director in managing departments in the absence of department manager.
  • Assists in Library-Wide staff training initiatives and programs.
  • Assists the Library Director in the development of departmental goals and objectives to meet Strategic goal benchmarks


  • Represents the Library in the community and at professional organizations.
  • Maintains appropriate communication and attitude with trustees, library staff, users and vendors
  • Assists in maintaining and promoting a safe and positive library atmosphere.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Extensive knowledge of the principles of library service.
  • Extensive knowledge of Library policies, service standards and procedures.
  • Strong administration, problem-solving and personnel management skills.
  • Knowledge of Library budgets, levies and account billing
  • nowledge of library automation systems
  • Ability to set priorities, exercise initiative, make independent decisions and exercise discretion with patrons and staff.
  • Skills in developing and facilitating team-based planning and collaborative problem solving.
  • Ability to empathize and relate to patron needs.
  • Ability to assess the needs of the community in relation to library services.
  • Ability to pay attention to detail and handle multiple tasks at the same time.


  • Master’s Degree in Library Science and/or Business Administration
  • Five (5) years library supervisory experience or two (2) years public library director or assistant library director experience.
  • Willingness to work evenings and weekends.
  • Willingness to be on call for emergencies.
  • Access to transportation

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

Starting salary is $54,561 DOQ.

Apply via email only with a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Christyn Rayford, Library Director, at [email protected].

Application deadline is Monday, February 6, 2023.

Public Services Librarian - Full Time

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.


  • 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.


  • 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 at [email protected].

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.

Circulation Clerk - Part Time

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.  


  • 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.


  • 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 $13.00 per hour.

Applications must include your resume, cover letter and three references to be considered.
Submit completed applications electronically to [email protected] Attn: Christyn Rayford, Library Director

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.