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 [PDF].

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

Open Positions:
Teen & Tween Services Librarian

Thomas Ford Memorial Library is looking for an upbeat and outgoing librarian to engage our community’s teens and tweens. Applicants must have an ability to relate to younger library users, a creative talent for programming, and a passion for customer service.

Responsibilities include supervision of our teen and tween room, planning and conducting programs, purchasing and maintenance of the Young Adult collection, and outreach to our local schools.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited school, or current enrollment in an MLS program. One year experience in a library including reference work is preferred. Evening and weekend hours are required.

Hours: 25 hours per week, including some evenings and weekends

Salary: $21.00/hour

Deadline: until filled.

Please send cover letter and resume with three references to:

Matthew Wenslauskis, Head of Adult and Teen Services
  Jobs@fordlibrary.org

Benefits: Paid holidays, vacation, sick, and parental leave, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund