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    Children's Shelver (Short-term)


    Position Details

    Full Time or Part Time: 
    Part Time
    8-12 hours per week, flexible 4 day/ week schedule
    $11.00 / hour

    Do you have superb attention to detail? Do your sorting and organization skills rival the Container Store? The Glencoe Public Library Children's Department is looking for a temporary summer shelver. Applicants must complete and pass a skills test.

    This is a short term position for Summer 2021 only. Position start date is between June 1-15, end date is no later than August 31. Hours are flexible but may include evenings, will include 1 weekend day (Saturday and/or Sunday). Full Job Description is below.

    • Minimum 16 years of age (14-15 with work permit)
    • Previous library work experience desirable, preferably in a public library
    • Attention to detail
    • Ability to perform work with minimal supervision
    • Ability to exercise good judgment when dealing with the public and staff
    • Ability to sort and file alphabetically, numerically, and chronologically
    • Ability to work in an environment with noise and distractions

    Essential Position Duties & Responsibilities
    • Shelves and retrieves library materials
    • Maintains collections in their proper location and sequence
    • Ensures shelves and public areas are neat and tidy
    • Performs inventory checks and searches for lost, missing, and overdue materials
    • Answers directional questions and directs patrons to service desks for assistance
    • Performs other duties as assigned

    Physical Requirements
    • Ability to stand for long periods of time
    • Frequent sitting, moving, bending, stooping, lifting, and reaching
    • Must be able to bend and reach to access and move materials on upper and lower shelves
    • Must be able to push and pull a fully loaded book cart as needed
    • Lifting up to 40 lbs
    • Vision for near and far

    Basic Requirements for All Library Employees
    • Commitment to provide excellent service to all library patrons
    • Commitment to create and maintain positive working relationships with staff
    • Ability to exercise good judgment at all times
    • Ability to work independently and accurately with details
    • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly
    • Working knowledge and adherence to library policies and procedures
    • Working knowledge of personal computer, mouse, keyboard, telephone, fax, printers, scanners and copiers

    To Apply

    Application Deadline: 
    Open until filled
    Application Note: 

    To apply, fill out the Library's General Employment Application and submit via email to Ann Finstad, Head of Children's Services at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. No phone calls, please.

    Application Contact: 
    Ann Finstad
    Apply To: 
    Glencoe Public Library
    320 Park Avenue
    Glencoe IL 60022
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