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].

Applicants seeking nonprofessional positions at the Thomas Ford Memorial Library should complete the application form. Application for Employment. When completed, please submit the form at the Circulation Desk.

Open Positions
Tween and Teen Services Paraprofessional
13.75 weekly average, $15/hour

The Thomas Ford Memorial Library is seeking an enthusiastic and forward thinking individual to help us grow our teen and tween services.

You will work directly with youth in grades 4-12 by planning, promoting, and implementing programs and events, participating in community outreach, leading STEAM activities, and more. You will also work at a public service desk conducting reference and reader’s advisory services and assisting computer users.

Must be service oriented, willing to take creative risks, and display great empathy toward the unique needs of teens and tweens. Must be able to adapt to evolving trends and services the library field. Must be able to demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills; work independently with a high degree of precision; bend, stoop, lift, and carry/push a fully loaded book cart.


Two years of college or LTA Certificate or equivalent. One year experience working with youth ages 10-18. Public library experience preferred. MLS students encouraged to apply.


12 afternoon hours per week, 1 weekend day per month

To Apply
Deadline Date: Friday, June 2, 2017
Please send resume and cover letter to Heather Booth, Head of Teen Services.
Thomas Ford Memorial Library

800 Chestnut Street

Western Springs , IL 60558