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Adult Services Department

We are looking for a creative, friendly, and enthusiastic individual with excellent interpersonal skills who can effectively promote and utilize library resources to serve our patrons. The candidate will also provide reference services, reader’s advisory and computer assistance to adult patrons in the library as well as through the library’s other communication channels. The individual will also perform collection development duties as assigned and help with promotion of our collection and resources in the library and online. The individual should be versatile, customer-focused, and adaptable to emerging trends. Ability to communicate in Spanish is highly desired.

Hours: 18 hours per week, flexible hours, but would prefer mornings and one Sunday a month required

Compensation: $19,543.32-$29,006.64 ($20.87-$30.99 per hour), depending on qualifications.

Job Description: 2023.09.11 AS Librarian PT 18

Youth Services Department

The Youth Services Department is looking to fill two Bilingual Youth Services Associate positions, responsible for providing gracious, friendly, and responsive service to children and families of all ages and skill levels in a highly diverse community. The people in these position should be team players who loves books, movies, music, and people, especially children! Keep abreast with technology trends, and enjoys connecting with others who share those interests. Share responsibility for collection development as assigned and may offer services and/or programs in the library or at offsite locations.

Hours: Part-Time, 12 hours per week, Non-Exempt. Hours vary but may include day, evening and weekend hours

Compensation: Pay range is $11,044.80 to $16,261.44 annually ($17.70 to $26.06 per hour), depending on qualifications

Part-Time Job Description: 2023.08.21 YS Bilingual Associate I Sat PT12 | 2023.08.21 YS Bilingual Associate I Sun PT12

Security Monitor

The Zion-Benton Public Library is looking for a calming force with a love for people, especially people who visit the public library regularly.   Join our engaged, enthusiastic staff as we start the strategic planning process, showcase our resources, and spread library love far and wide.  You will take the lead on all matters of conduct, redirect energy as needed, document incidents of note, and reach out to authorities when required.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Patrol and monitor library
  • Supervise the library’s After School Program and serve snacks daily
  • Engage with difficult or irate adult and youth patrons and de-escalate situations
  • Remove banned patrons from premises by non-physically confrontational means
  • Work directly with local law enforcement
  • Be able to navigate CCTV system
  • Write incident reports in electronic log system
  • Assist with room set ups
  • Light janitorial duties
  • May serve as person-in-charge as assigned

Hours: Full-time, 37.5 hours per week Evenings, weekends as needed to provide security coverage for routine services and special programs.

Compensation: Starting at $16.00 per hour. Experience is a factor in the starting range.

Click here for the full job description: 2023.08.03 Security Monitor I FT Job Description

Benefits of Working Here

The Library employs both full and part-time employees.  All employees have the opportunity to be part of work environment that:

  • Recognizes the value of every employee’s position
  • Appreciates friendly, supportive colleagues
  • Values work-life balance
  • Provides professional development opportunities

Full-time employees are eligible for:

  • Medical, Dental, Disability and Life Insurance
  • Vacation, Sick, Personal Days and Holidays
  • IMRF Retirement Plan, 457 Plan, and Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Reimbursement, Paid Parental Leave, Paid Bereavement Leave

Part-time employees:

  • Employee Assistance Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Paid Pro-rated Personal Time Off
  • Paid Pro-rated Bereavement Leave
  • 457(b) Plan
  • Regular schedule
  • Opportunities for extra hours

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