Reference Assistant


Galesburg Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
hours vary but include some evenings and Saturdays
$11 an hour

The Galesburg Public Library has an opening for a part-time assistant to work at the Adult Services Reference Desk.

Duties include answering questions in person and by phone, helping patrons find information and library items, and troubleshooting use of the Internet, copy machines, electronic reading devices, microfilm readers, smartphones, and computers. Duties may also include shelving, light cleaning, shifting books, labeling items, and other tasks as assigned by library staff.

Hours vary but include one to two evening shifts a week (5:00-8:00 pm) and one or more Saturdays (9:00 am to 5:00 pm). Additional hours may be available. Ability to work evenings and Saturdays is required, along with patience, a desire to help others, and the ability to ask for assistance as needed. Customer service and library work experience a plus.

Compensation: $11 an hour.

The position will be open until it is filled. Interviews will begin immediately. Thank you for your interest in the Galesburg Public Library.

Supervisor: Reference Supervisor

This job description is not, nor is it intended to be, a complete statement of all duties, functions and responsibilities that comprise this position.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

To apply, please fill out a job application (available at the Check-Out Desk or online at and return it and a cover letter to Jane Easterly. A resume can be sent instead of the job application. Application materials can be dropped off at the Reference Desk, sent by email to, or mailed to:

Jane Easterly

Galesburg Public Library

40 E Simmons St

Galesburg IL 61401

Application Contact: 
Jane Easterly
Apply To: 
Galesburg Public Library
40 E Simmons St
Galesburg , IL 61401
Phone: 3093436118
40° 56' 45.6936" N, 90° 22' 13.2528" W