Job Opportunities

Library positions which are open and for which applicants are sought are advertised in local newspapers, the Reaching Across Illinois Library System website, and other regional library publications. Those people whose skills and credentials most closely match what we are seeking will be contacted for interviews. Employees are selected solely on the basis of merit and in compliance with all local, state, and federal laws prohibiting discrimination. The Thomas Ford Memorial Library is an equal opportunity employer. Appointments are made by the Library Director and are subject to approval by the Library Board.

More about working at Thomas Ford may be learned from its personnel policy. Personnel Policy [PDF].

 

Youth Services Assistant, Part-time

We are seeking an energetic, creative and outgoing individual who enjoys working with children. The position (12 hours per week including daytime hours and nighttime hours plus some weekends) involves dealing directly with the public in a variety of ways. YS Assistants provide reference and reader’s advisory services, answer the phone and assist with programs and departmental services. Excellent customer service skills are required. For this position knowledge of children’s and young adult literature is preferred.

Additional Skills and Qualifications:

  • Strong computer skills
  • The ability to empathize with and relate to the needs of children.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Work with great accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Ability to bend, stoop, lift, and carry/push a fully loaded book cart.
  • Ability to adapt to changing work situations and job requirements.

Qualifications: Two years of college or LTA Certificate or equivalent. One year’s experience working with children and caregivers. Starting salary: $13.00/hr.

Deadline until filled. Please send cover letter and resume with three references to:
Uma Nori, Head of Youth Services, Thomas Ford Memorial Library, 800 Chestnut Street, Western Springs, Illinois, 60558. Email: jobs@fordlibrary.org