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
Youth Services Associate, Part-time

We are seeking an energetic, creative and outgoing individual who enjoys working with children. The position (14 hours per week including daytime hours and nighttime hours plus some weekends) involves dealing directly with the public in a variety of ways: providing reference and reader’s advisory services, answering the phone, planning and conducting some of the storytimes and assisting with departmental services. Excellent customer service skills are required plus knowledge of children’s and young adult literature. Must demonstrate strong computer skills including proficiency with Microsoft Office products, use of social media, and the Internet.
Must be able to empathize with and relate to the needs of children; demonstrate effective oral and written communication skills; work with great accuracy and attention to detail; bend, stoop, lift, and carry/push a fully loaded book cart. Must be able 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: $13.25/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:

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– Must be at least 16 years of age
– Must be able to work 8 hours per week. (These hours are given in 4-hour shifts. One shift may be on Saturday.)
– Must have the ability to bend and lift books and adjust shelving as needed.

Position 1: Saturdays, 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m., and Tuesday or Thursday 4:00 – 8:00 p.m.

Position 2: Mondays, 4:00 – 8:00 p.m., and Tuesday or Thursday, 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Applications can be requested and returned to the Circulation Desk.