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Circulation Assistant I
Messenger Public Library of North Aurora, Illinois, (http://www.messengerpl.org/) seeks a positive, compassionate, and flexible individual to work at the main circulation desk with library patrons of all ages. This high-volume public contact position requires exceptional customer service skills to assist diverse customers in registering for library cards; locating materials; using materials and services; paying fines and fees, processing reserves and transit materials; shelving materials; and various other duties as assigned.

Hours: 15 hours per week (non-exempt position) including evening, daytime, and weekend shifts. Additional hours are possible due to staff vacations, illness, and leaves of absence.

Salary: $9.82 per hour. 

Qualifications: High school diploma or GED required. LTA Certificate or 2 year Associates Degree and 6 months of public library experience preferred. Any combination of education, training, and experience may be considered.

Applying for Positions: Interested applicants must submit: A Messenger Library Employment Application, a resume, and cover letter to Shelly Hamlin-Rodrick, Head of Circulation Services. Obtain an employment application at the library Circulation Service Desk or download from the library website. E-mail application materials to srodrick@messengerpl.org or mail to: Messenger Public Library, 113 Oak St., North Aurora, IL 60542.
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Head of Technical Services

Hours: 37.5 hours per week (exempt position) including evenings and weekends.
Salary: $45,008
Benefits: Include the following: Health/dental insurance, disability and life insurance, Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) Pension, optional deferred 457b compensation plan, vacation, sick, holiday, and personal days. 
 

Primary Job Responsibilities:
Responsible for managing and overseeing the operations of the Library's Technical Services Department. Includes the acquisitions and cataloguing of library materials. Familiarity with MARC/RDA original and copy cataloging.
Provide training, guidance, leadership and supervision to the Technical Services Department Staff.
Member of the Library Management Team.
Main support liaison for the Messenger Public LibrarySirsi-Dynix ILS with the RAILS Illinois Library System's MAGIC (Multitype Automation Group in Cooperation ) Library Consortium.
Manager/Supervisor in-charge of facilities and staff one evening per week and one weekend per month.
Keeping current with developments in the profession.
Participates in the Library Management Team in the planning and implementation of new technologies and library services.
 
 

Required Qualifications: 
MLS from an ALA accredited library school
Three years or more working in a Public Library Technical Services Department
Supervisory, management and budget experience in a public library environment
Experience using SIRSI-Dynix Workflows, Enterprise Online Catalog, and Technical Services and Aquisition/EDI Software System
Excellent organizational and planning skills with the abilty to work independently and as a team leader
Comfortable working with new technologies and innovations in a constantly evolving environment
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships at all levels
Strong oral and written communication skills
Desire and ability to provide excellent customer service
 
 

The Library is a member of the northern Illinois RAILS Library System and part of the RAILS MAGIC Library Consortium. The Messenger Public Library of North Aurora Illinois is an EEOC employer.

To Apply: Submit a cover letter, resume and three professional references via email to director@messengerpl.org by July 7th. No phone calls accepted regarding this position. G. Kevin Davis, Library Administrator

 

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