Job Openings
at Skokie Public Library

From time to time, both full and part time job openings occur. Positions include supervisory and non-supervisory, librarians, information assistants, computer assistants, catalogers, shelvers, clerks, and maintenance personnel.

Part-time volunteer opportunities are also available at Skokie Public Library. These opportunities may be regularly scheduled, or may occur on an as-needed basis for special projects. Anyone over the age of 14 may apply to be a volunteer. Volunteer opportunities may include reading to the blind, helping patrons use computers, clerical responsibilities, assisting children with crafts, helping librarians plan programming for teens or other patrons, or cleaning library videos.

Applications for paid positions are only accepted for positions listed below. Applications for volunteer positions are available Monday through Friday from 9:00am to 5:00pm in the Administration Office on the third floor of the Library. Completed applications are kept on file for one year and are often the primary source for filling job openings.

Current openings:

Experiential Learning Librarian

Bookmobile Assistant

Experiential Learning Librarian

We are seeking an energetic, creative, innovative, and passionate librarian to join the Learning Experiences staff. Do you love learning, exploring, playing, making, hacking, experimenting, and teaching? This position will be responsible for designing and executing hands-on learning opportunities and spaces throughout the Library and community with an emphasis on children. From organizing and building makerspaces to constructing rubber band powered cars, this position will work to engage 21st century skills in a unique and diverse community. The Experiential Learning Librarian will also staff the Youth Services desk and assist with youth-oriented initiatives.

Required education/experience:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited library school
  • Two years of library experience
  • Knowledge of emerging technologies and training techniques
  • Clear oral and written communication skills with people of all ages, especially children, parents, and educators
  • Demonstrated competency with Mac and PC computers
  • Demonstrated competency with emerging computer systems, i.e., Raspberry Pis, Chromebooks, etc.
  • Demonstrated competency with iOS and Android devices
  • Demonstrated high-level competency and creativity with hands-on high tech (WeDo, Scratch, stop motion animation, etc. ) and low-tech (rubber band cars, etc.) programming for adults and children

Salary range: $45,635-$68,453

Submit cover letter and resume by Friday, May 23, 2014 to:
    Beth Dostert, Manager of Human Resources
    Skokie Public Library
    5215 Oakton Street
    Skokie, Illinois 60077
        847.673.7797 fax
        Send an message to Beth Dostert

No phone calls, please.

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Bookmobile Assistant
- 20.5 total hours per week
Mondays from 1:00 to 6:00pm
Fridays from 9:00am to 6:00pm (includes one-hour unpaid lunch)
Saturdays from 9:00am to 5:00pm (includes half-hour unpaid lunch)

This position assists the Bookmobile Librarian in providing appropriate and easily accessible library materials for patrons, and operates, drives, and maintains the Bookmobile.

Education and experience:

  • High school diploma
  • Some college desirable
  • Public library or other service experience


  • Familiarity with circulation procedures and related automation
  • Familiarity with Dewey Decimal classification and arrangement of materials
  • Physical stamina (including ability to lift 30-pound book bags)
  • Ability to work with a variety of people
  • Familiarity with, and interest in, popular reading materials desirable
  • Valid Illinois driver's license required; Class B (Commercial Drivers License) license or willingness to obtain one


  • Preparing and operating bookmobile
  • Retrieving materials requested by patrons from the main library
  • Checking out materials for patrons
  • Recommending books and DVDs to patrons
  • Assisting with maintaining the bookmobile
  • Shelving and maintaining books in proper order
  • Maintaining collection in good physical condition
  • Driving bookmobile
  • Other duties as assigned

Starting pay is $16.50 per hour.

Mail, fax, or email a resume to:
    Beth Dostert, Manager of Human Resources
    Skokie Public Library
    5215 Oakton Street
    Skokie, Illinois 60077
        847.673.7797 fax
        Send an message to Beth Dostert

No phone calls, please. Position is open until filled.

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Skokie Public Library is an equal opportunity employer, located just west of the Skokie Village Hall.