Library Reference Assistant

Northbrook Public Library
Job Description

Northbrook Public Library seeks a Reference Library Assistant.


Part-time: 18 hours/week

Schedule: Monday-Thursday, 5-9pm, every other Sunday 1-5


About the Position

We are seeking a detail-orientated library assistant to join our Reference Department. The ideal candidate will have solid computer and customer service skills, be comfortable relating to a diverse group of people, and be able to work accurately in a changing environment with frequent interruptions.



Applicants must possess the ability to:

  • Provide excellent customer service at a busy public library reference desk
  • Assist library patrons with computer printing, copying, faxing and other technology.
  • Assist with providing public programs.
  • Accurately enter new magazine issues into the library catalog.


Qualifications and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent knowledge and skill in area(s) related to the responsibilities of this position.
  • Excellent computer skills; Polaris experience a plus
  • At least one year of customer service experience
  • Excellent communication skills and a positive outlook
  • Knowledge of eBooks and reference resources.
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