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Teen/Reader Services Librarian Full-time

Teen/Reader Services Librarian Full-time
Department: Adult Services

If you’re a fiction expert, service-oriented, and interested in teens, we’re interested in you!

Duties:   Develop programs and collections for teens and collaborate with other community agencies for teen services, perform collection development for adult fiction, provide readers’ advisory, information services, and technology assistance and instruction for teens and adults.

Full-time

Hours per Week:

Full-time, 40 hour workweek, including evening and weekend hours. This is a year-round position.

Requirements:

ALA-MLS, knowledge of teen and adult fiction, information resources, downloading and related e-resource technologies.  Excellent communication skills. Bilingual Spanish/English desirable.  

Salary:

Starts at $20.66 per hour, DOQ. Includes health, retirement, vacation, and sick time benefits.

Apply to:

Send job application (see above) and resumé with three work references by February 2, 2015 to:

Julia A. Johnas
Director of Adult Services
Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Avenue
Highland Park, Illinois 60035    847/432-0216
(email: jjohnas.hppl@gmail.com)

E-Resources Librarian Part-time

E-Resources Librarian Part-time
Department: Adult Services

Coordinate collection development and implementation of e-resources, provide staff and patron instruction for access and downloading, handle vendor negotiations, oversee maintenance of e-resources and ILS catalog interface, provide information and reader services to adults.

Part-time

Hours per Week:

Part-time, 20 hours per week, including evening and weekend hours. This is a year-round position.

Requirements:

ALA-MLS, public service experience, communication and training skills, and knowledge of information technologies, licensing, content linking, and applications software. 

Salary:

Starts at $20.66, DOQ. Includes retirement, vacation, and sick time benefits.

Apply to:

Send job application (see above) and resumé with three work references by February 2, 2015 to:

Julia A. Johnas
Director of Adult Services
Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Avenue
Highland Park, Illinois 60035    847/432-0216
(email: jjohnas.hppl@gmail.com)

Circulation Staff - Library Aide II

Circulation Staff - Library Aide II
Department: Circulation

The Highland Park Public Library is looking for someone who believes that visiting the Library is the best idea anyone has had all day! The ideal candidate will value human contact, will relish mastering changes in technology, and will graciously coach and share what they’ve learned.  The ideal candidate will exude a welcoming, can-do spirit recognized by all visitors.

Demonstrate and instruct patrons in the use of circulation hardware and software; maintain accurate and confidential accounts using ILS software; collect fines and fees and enforce circulation policies; sort, organize and check-in materials.

Part-time

Hours per Week:

This is a 20 hour per week year-round position and includes evening and weekend hours.

Requirements:

Problem solving and customer service skills.
• Ability to operate computers and general office equipment.
• Ability to communicate with people of all ages.
• Appropriate interpersonal skills and organizational skills for the work environment.
 

Salary:

$11.77 per hour, depending upon qualifications.

Apply to:

Send job application (see above) to:

Robin Smith, Circulation Manager
Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Avenue
Highland Park, IL  60035 (847-432-0216)
rsmith@hplibrary.org        

Technology Mentor - Part-Time

Technology Mentor - Part-Time
Department: Computer Services

See below.

Part-time

Hours per Week:

5 hours per week. This includes planning time during the week (flexible) and attendance at Saturday Club one or two times per month.

Requirements:

Are you a hacker, tinker, maker, into robotics, programming, or engineering? Help us launch a new program for kids in grades 5-8. The Library plans to host a Kids Tech Club, and we need several mentors to plan projects and work on them with kids.


Creativity and initiative are essential along with a very strong knowledge of computers, technology, or engineering and with products such as Makey Makey sewable circuits and Squishy circuits.  Requires great communication skills and willingness to work in collaboration with other mentors and supervising staff. Experience with kids, such as tutoring or coaching, is a plus. High school students encouraged to apply.

Salary:

$9.50 per hour.

Apply to:

Send job application (available above) to:

Chad Clark
New Media Manager
Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Avenue
Highland Park, Illinois 60035    847/432-0216  ext. 109
cclark@hplibrary.org

Information Technology Associate - Part-Time

Information Technology Associate - Part-Time
Department: Computer Services

Use your tech skills in this part-time evening and weekend position providing support and maintenance for PC hardware, software, and peripherals in a busy public library environment. Duties include installing computer hardware, operating systems and applications on staff and public computers. Troubleshooting computer issues reported via a help-desk ticket system and taking help desk calls. Imaging new computers. Assisting staff with general questions regarding Windows OS and software applications.

Part-time

Hours per Week:

24 - 28 hours per week. Monday thru Thursday (4-9 pm) with alternating Saturdays (9-5pm) and Sundays (1-5pm).

Requirements:

A+ Certification, Bachelor’s Degree in CS or related with 1 year experience as computer operator, help desk technician or similar, or certification with AA degree and 2+ years’ experience. Knowledge of Windows OS, network standards, protocols, and troubleshooting techniques, ability to build computers and switch out components, and the ability to follow directions, work independently, and communicate clearly. Previous work in a library or educational environment a plus. Experience with Office 365 and SharePoint Online helpful.

Salary:

$15.06 per hour, DOQ with vacation, sick leave, and pension benefits.

Apply to:

Send resume and job application (see above) to:

Helene Bjorseth, Virtual Services Manager
Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Avenue
Highland Park, Illinois 60035    847-432-0216
hbjorseth.hppl@gmail.com
 

New Media Aide - Part-time

New Media Aide - Part-time
Department: Computer Services

Use your tech skills to assist patrons in the Adult Services Department with the use of Internet, digital media creation, computers, and software.

Assist patrons with the use of public PCs, both hardware and software applications, troubleshoot malfunctions, assist with digital media creation in our Digital Media Lab, help patrons with personal digital devices, assist with digital media programming and education, laptop and study room checkouts, A-V set-up for library programs, and general computer maintenance. Other duties as assigned.

Part-time

Hours per Week:

Part-time, 15-19 hours per week.

Requirements:

High School diploma, knowledge of Internet browsers, MS Windows 7 & 8, Mac OS, and Office 2013. Experience with digital media creation using Apple and Adobe products. Knowledge of personal devices such as cameras, iPads, e-readers, smartphones, etc. Customer service experience.

Salary:

$11.77 per hour.

Apply to:

Send resume and job application (see above) to:

Helene Bjorseth, IT Services Manager
Highland Park Public Library
494 Laurel Avenue
Highland Park, Illinois 60035    847-432-0216
hbjorseth.hppl@gmail.com