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
Part Time Adult Services Librarian

Hours: 16 hours per week. Schedule may include daytime and evening shifts.

Salary: $21 per hour.

We are seeking an enthusiastic and service-oriented librarian to provide reference assistance at Thomas Ford Memorial Library in Western Springs. Must exhibit a willingness to go above and beyond patron expectations, offer patient instruction with computers and mobile devices, use a variety of resources to answer reference questions, and be eager to communicate a passion for library service with the community. 

Western Springs is a friendly community of 13,000 people who love their library and use it well. Thomas Ford offers a team environment where staff members are highly valued and initiative is encouraged. We are committed to making every Library experience a positive one.

Qualifications: Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited graduate school. Current MLS students are welcome to apply.

Application Deadline: Open until filled.

Application Note: Submit cover letter and resume to
Application Contact: Matthew Wenslauskis, Head of Adult Services