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Youth Services Assistant
Matteson Public Library – Matteson, IL

Job Description -The Matteson Public Library is seeking an energetic, creative and outgoing individual who enjoys working with teens, children and their adult caregivers. Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: providing Reference/Readers’ advisory services, instructing patrons in use of computers, public catalog and online databases, planning and implementing of youth programs, creating and updating booklists, handouts, and flyers, representing our library at schools and other youth serving organizations and other duties as assigned.

Part Time – 18 hours per week including at least 2 evenings and weekend hours (Sat/Sun)
Salary: $13.97-14.57 hour DOQ

Requirements include at minimum a Bachelor’s Degree and at least one year’s experience working with teens or children and their caregivers in a library or comparable field. Competent in use of personal computer including basic knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, excellent customer service and interpersonal skills are also desired.

Send a cover letter and resume, and three references by mail or e-mail to:
Nikeda Webb
Head of Youth Services
Matteson Public Library
801 S. School Ave.
Matteson, IL. 60443


Library Page
(Part-Time; Reports to Assistant Circulation Supervisor)

General Summary: The Library Page involves the performance of tasks related to shelving and shifting books and materials and maintaining neat, orderly arrangement of all library materials.

Position Hours:

  • This is a part-time, none-exempt position; 8 to 10 hours per week; must be available to work weekdays, evening and weekends
    Education, Experience and Training:

  • Must be 16 years of age or older
    Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Sheling books and other non-book library materials
  • Shifting materials on shelves as needed
  • Emptying the book drop and AV materials box
  • Shelf-reading materials throughout the library
  • Retrieving materials for patrons as requested by Circulation
  • Searching for over-dues
  • Annual shifting and weeding of periodicals
  • Responsible for neat and orderly appearance of library
  • Assisting in closing library by picking up stray materials, straightening chairs, and other duties as listed on closing checklist
  • Performing other duties as assigned
    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Core Competencies):

  • Ability to follow the Dewey Decimal classification system and the English alphabet for filing and arranging library materials
  • Ability to communicate in English, both orally and writing
  • Ability to maintain effective working relationships with the staff
    Physical and Mental Requirements:

  • Ability to bend, stoop, lift and carry
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