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Job Title: Collection Development Assistant


Status: Part-Time
Weekly Hours: 16 hours per week; daytime hours

OVERVIEW

Collection Management staff create and maintain a relevant, well-used, organized, and accessible collection.  The Collection Development Assistant works with the Collections Coordinator to identify materials for the collection, prepare orders and weed material collections.

WPL STAFF
Consistently apply appropriate library policies and procedures
Assist with assuring staff and patrons a clean and safe environment
Consistently and effectively complete internal communications and documentation (staff meetings, email, timesheets, phone, etc.)
Work with volunteers to complete library tasks
Participate in outreach activities in the community
Serve on WPL committees and support other library initiatives
 

RESPONSIBILITIES may include
Checking lists of award winners, bestsellers and popular titles for materials not already in the collection
Creating recommendation carts based on set criteria
Evaluating damaged materials for mending, replacement or withdrawal
Gathering collection statistics and reports
May assist with ordering and receiving materials
Other duties as assigned

EDUCATION and EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or G.E.D.
Familiarity with the Dewey Decimal system and library catalogs a plus

SKILLS
Pleasant personality, able to work with a diverse public and staff
Able to work efficiently and independently and complete assignments with limited supervision
Familiar with computer productivity software, word processing, spreadsheets, e-mail and timesheets
Sound decision maker, able to respond appropriately in interpreting and applying policy
Able to accurately complete detailed tasks consistently
Able to accurately type and/or put items in order, alphabetically and numerically
Fluent in English, oral and written; fluent in Spanish a plus

Send resume to:  Waukegan Public Library
                               128 N. County St.
                               Waukegan, IL  60085
                               Attention:  HR

Email resume to:  jobs [at] waukeganpl [dot] info  No telephone calls please

 

Job Title: Inventory Clerk I

Status: Part-Time
Weekly Hours: 16-18 hours per week; includes weekends and evening hours

Overview: WPL staff members put quality in people’s lives by listening to constituents’ needs, identifying community issues, and responding with relevant solutions while responsibly managing resources. Library Services staff ensures all patron requests are satisfied with quality customer service at all times. Inventory Team members ensure an accurate inventory of all library materials by processing returned materials, shelving, shifting and shelf maintenance including scanning and shelf-reading

Education and Experience:
High school diploma or G.E.D.
2 years experience in a circulation department

Skills:
Pleasant personality, able to work with a diverse public and staff
Excellent listening and telephone skills
Able to work efficiently and independently and complete assignments with limited supervision
Familiar with computer productivity software, e-mail and timesheets
Sound decision maker, able to respond appropriately in interpreting and applying policy
Able to accurately type and/or put items in order, alphabetically and numerically
Fluent in English, oral and written; fluent in Spanish a plus

Send resume to:  Waukegan Public Library
                              128 N. County St.
                              Waukegan, IL  60085
                              Attention:  HR

Email resume to:  jobs [at] waukeganpl [dot] info  No telephone calls please

 

Job Title: Children’s Reference Assistant

Status: Part-Time
Weekly Hours: 16 hours per week; includes weekends and evening hours
 

Overview:WPL staff members provide the path to support and empower learning and discovery, with particular emphasis on Kindergarten Readiness, Grade Level Reading, College and Career Awareness, and Adult Learning.  The Library Services staff ensures all patron requests are satisfied with quality customer service at all times. The Children’s Reference Assistant provides reference services to children birth through 8th grade and adults needing services for children.  Furthermore, they will develop and present children’s programs, participate in outreach activities, and promote the material collection as it relates to readers’ advisory and programs.

CHILDREN’S DEPARTMENT:
Efficiently answer basic reference questions at the Children’s Reference Desk
Effectively construct a competent and complete search of the library catalog to meet patron’s needs
Familiar with library’s databases and informational websites to recommend and instruct patrons
Effectively plan and present programs as assigned
Effectively and efficiently assist patrons with computer questions
Familiar with trends in children’s literature for reader’s advisory and suggestions for purchase
Prepares error free bibliographies, pathfinders, website lists as needed
Checks lists of titles in library catalog
Maintain displays
Track and compile patron interactions with statistics
Other tasks as assigned

Education and Experience:
Bachelor degree
2 years’ experience working with children

Skills:
Pleasant personality, able to work with a diverse public and staff
Excellent communication skills, written and oral
Spanish fluency required
Able to work efficiently and independently and complete assignments with limited supervision
Familiar with computer productivity software, e-mail and timesheets
Sound decision maker, able to respond appropriately in interpreting and applying policy
Familiar with internet resources and search strategies
Able to accurately type and/or put items in order, alphabetically and numerically

Send resume to:  Waukegan Public Library
                              128 N. County St.
                              Waukegan, IL  60085
                              Attention:  HR

Email resume to:  jobs [at] waukeganpl [dot] info  No telephone calls please

 

 

 

Join Our Team

The Waukegan Public Library serves an ethnically and culturally diverse community of approximately 90,000. We are seeking an outgoing, service oriented staff to learn and grow in the profession, in a stimulating and challenging environment.

The Waukegan Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. No applicant for employment shall be discriminated against because of age, race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, or disability.

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