Adult Services Library Assistant


Sycamore Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
25 hours per week, IMRF



Maintains displays, collections, and spaces; delivers programs and services within the Adult Services department.

Status: Part-Time (25 hours per week)

Classification: Hourly

Reports to: Adult Services Manager

Schedule: Varies; flexible based on business needs, outreach activities, and desk schedule

Pay Range: DOQ

Essential Duties

  • Provides reference and reader's advisory services to patrons
  • Creates displays and materials to promote library collections
  • Assists in the planning and delivery of adult programs and outreach activities
  • Makes recommendations for materials based on patron feedback and industry print/electronic resources
  • Provides 1:1 and group assistance with technology, software applications, and devices
  • Handles interlibrary loan (ILL) for materials not owned by the library
  • Maintains order and cleanliness of department and patron areas
  • Assists with opening and closing procedures

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

  • Able to think creatively and communicate effectively with others
  • Able to multi-task and adjust work priorities, as needed
  • Able to adapt to change and work well as part of a team
  • Able to solve problems and handle escalated situations in a calm, capable manner
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office products, basic email applications, and Internet browsers
  • Proficient with the operation and basic troubleshooting of desktop computers, laptops, portable projection equipment, and a variety of smartphones and tablets
  • Able to hear, comprehend, and respond to others verbally and in writing
  • Able to drive a car and hold a valid Illinois driver's license
  • Experience or interest in Senior Services a plus
  • Bilingual skills a plus

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Please go the library website and complete an online application and attach your cover letter and resume.

Application Contact: 
Mary Holtrop
Apply To: 
Sycamore Public Library
103 E. State Street, Sycamore Public Library
Sycamore , IL 60178
Phone: 815-895-2500
41° 59' 19.2912" N, 88° 41' 1.5288" W