Jobs at the library

When available, current library job openings will be listed in the section(s) below along with a link to the full job description and job application. Unsolicited applications and/or resumes will not be kept on file.

The Des Plaines Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Youth Services Librarian, Part-Time

This new position is designed to recruit a skilled and experienced storytime superstar to the Youth Services Outreach Team. The successful candidate will support the team with storytimes, school visits, programs, and promotion of library services. You are experienced in partnerships with schools and other community organizations and delight in sharing your enthusiasm for all things library.

In this position you will:

  • Provide outreach services that promote and extend the library’s programs and resources to our community.
  • Be responsible for managing certain areas of the Youth Services collection.
  • Offer reference and readers’ advisory services to our customers of all ages.
  • Work effectively and efficiently as part of a team.

Polish and/or Spanish language skills are definitely a plus, but please be sure to indicate any additional languages. The local school districts report over 60 different languages are spoken in our community’s homes.

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Patron Accounts Assistant

Are you a team player with excellent customer service skills?  Do you love helping people and doing something different every day?  The Des Plaines Public Library is seeking a friendly and gracious candidate for our Part-Time Patron Accounts Assistant opening!  You will work in a fast-paced, public-facing team environment at the Customer Service desk. You will assist customers with their library accounts and materials, help register them for cards and programs, and teach them to use library equipment.  Computer literacy is a must!

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Preschool Outreach Interns

This internship has proven to be a great start for those interested in library science, early childhood, or other related fields.  Let us turn you into a storytime pro! We are hiring two interns to perform storytimes and play a pivotal role in the library’s outreach team, working with preschool-aged children at our local early learning center.  The successful candidates will also facilitate a book-borrowing program through the school.

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