Employment @ TPPL

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Employment Opportunities at the Library
The Library accepts employment applications for posted positions only.

Why work at the Tinley Park Public Library?

The library serves the communities of Tinley Park and Orland Hills, combined population 63,852, from a beautiful 58,700 sq. ft. facility just a commuter train ride away from the city of Chicago. We strive to provide excellent, customer-focused service to achieve our mission of providing materials, programs, and services that suit the cultural, educational, informational and recreational needs of our patrons.


Youth Services Librarian — Full Time

Job Description:

Our department’s friendly, dedicated, and talented group provides services to library patrons from birth through grade 12 and their caregivers. The primary responsibilities in this full-time position are assisting patrons with reference and reader’s advisory, collection development, assisting patrons with digital services on their devices or ours, school visits, programming for school-aged children and babies or toddlers, and general departmental duties as assigned. We want to hear your ideas for new projects and services, and you’ll be part of a team of ten other full-and part-time department members you can call upon for creative input and experience. Help may be needed in presenting programs for teens or preschoolers.

The skills needed to be successful in this position providing customer-focused library services include: excellent listening and analytical skills to determine how policy guides the process of fulfilling patron needs, and when an exception may be the best decision for good customer service; strong computer and technology skills including mobile devices; proficiency using Microsoft Office and iWorks software; search strategies in a variety of search engines; extensive knowledge of children’s literature; familiarity with teen literature; ability to speak to a group in school classrooms and at library events; continual learning to evaluate how emerging technology can enhance library services to the public. A more detailed list of needed skills and job responsibilities can be found at the employment page on the library’s website.

Works under the supervision of the Youth Services Manager. The Tinley Park Public Library serves both the communities of Tinley Park and Orland Hills with a combined population of 63,852 residents. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellent oral communication and well as the ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English.

Job Hours:

Full-time position: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday from 8:30–5, Thursdays from 12:30–9, and a weekend rotation of every fourth Saturday 8:30–5 and Sunday 11:30–5.


Please review the following required qualifications and apply if you meet all:
Master’s degree in library science from an ALA-accredited graduate school
Two years’ work experience with children
Public library work experience
Experience presenting story times to babies or toddlers
Access to transportation
Evening and weekend hours required



Applications accepted until February 12, 2016, 4:00 p.m.

Please submit a letter of interest accompanied by a resume and the employment application available below by email only to:

Sharon Dudeck, Youth Services Manager

Employment Application

Detailed Job Description

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