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Youth Services Assistant – Part 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 of the part-time position are assisting patrons with reference and reader’s advisory, assisting patrons with digital services on their devices and ours, programming for school-aged children and babies or toddlers, collection development, 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 full-time and part-time department members you can call upon for creative input and experience.

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; strong computer and technology skills including mobile devices; proficiency using Microsoft Office and office equipment; 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.  Successful candidates will demonstrate excellent oral communication and writing skills, as well as the ability to read, write, speak, and comprehend English.

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 Library is an equal opportunity employer that serves both the communities of Tinley Park and Orland Hills with a combined population of 63,852.

Job Location:

Tinley Park Public Library
7851 Timber Drive
Tinley Park, IL 60477

Job Hours:

Schedule: Monday 12-5 pm, Wednesday 1-9 pm, Thursday 9-1 pm, Friday 1-9 pm; a weekend rotation of every fourth Saturday 9 am-5 pm and Sunday 11:45 am-5 pm.


Bachelor’s degree
Two years’ work experience with children
Access to transportation
Evening and weekend hours required


$18.03 per hour

Applications accepted through October 4, 2022

Please apply online. Include your letter of interest and a resume to Kerry Reed, Youth Services Manager.

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