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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.


Adult Reference Librarian – Part Time

Job Description:

The Tinley Park Public library is seeking an energetic, positive, and service-oriented librarian to join our Adult Services team. We’re looking for a proactive person who has excellent communication and interpersonal skills, adapts easily to change, and is comfortable with technology.

Primary duties include providing friendly, professional reference services, readers’ advisory, and technology assistance. Additionally, this position may teach technology classes and lead adult book discussions. The Tinley Park Public Library serves both the communities of Tinley Park and Orland Hills, with a combined population of 63,852 residents.

Job Hours:

This part-time position involves working the following hours:

  • Tuesday 5:00-9:00, Wednesday 2:00-9:00, and Friday 2:00-9:00
  • Weekend rotation, 1 Saturday (Group 4) and 2 Sundays (Groups 1 & 4). Saturday shifts are 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. and Sunday shifts are 11:45 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.

An ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science, preferably in a public library setting. An ability to collaborate and to deal courteously and diplomatically with patrons and colleagues and to remain calm in difficult situations. Applicants should be proficient in using and assisting patrons with a variety of current technologies such as web and database searching, social media, and mobile devices. Must be patient and able to exercise good judgment.

$23.84 per hour

Applications accepted via email only until 3:00 p.m. Friday, January 24th, 2020.

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and application via email only to:

Kristina Howard, Adult Services Manager