Youth Services Reference Assistant


Warren-Newport Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
Averages 12 hours a week. Hours are Wednesday & Thursday evenings from 5:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. and two (2) weekend shifts per month. Weekend hours are Saturday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Sunday from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. (Sunday hours are from Labor Day to Memorial Day. Sunday hours are paid at time and a half)
$14.25 an hour

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Assist youth and adults in the selection, organization, and interpretation of library materials.
  • Instruct library users in the use of online services, catalogs and reference tools.
  • Place local holds, initiate system level interlibrary loan transactions, register patrons for programs, reserve meeting rooms for patrons and perform other service desk functions.
  • Troubleshoot minor problems of equipment (computers, copiers, etc.).
  • Contribute to the library's web presence.
  • Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates' degree or two years of college or university work.
  • Well-developed oral communication skills.
  • Experience working with youth.
  • Basic understanding of library resources.
  • Basic understanding of library automation.
  • Bilingual (Spanish) skills highly preferred but not required.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

To Apply: visit and click on jobs at WNPL. Please upload a resume and cover letter. No phone calls or in person inquiries.

Application Contact: 
Jen Hoy
Apply To: 
Warren-Newport Public Library
224 N. O'Plaine Rd
Gurnee , IL 60031
Phone: 8472445150
42° 21' 47.214" N, 87° 54' 54.8856" W