107 NE Monroe Peoria, Illinois 61602-1070

Employment Opportunities

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Student Page

The Peoria Public Library is accepting applications for the position of Page. Must be age 16 or older.  College students must be currently enrolled in classes. Applications will be accepted in the Adminstrative Office (3rd Floor) Attn: Michelle Decker/H.R,; Peoria Public Library, 107 NE Monroe St.,  Peoria, IL 61602-1070. The application may also be faxed to   (309) 497-2007.

Peoria Public Library is accepting applications for


Currently assigned to Main Library

To apply, please submit your Cover Letter, Resume and Application Form

in person or via email to


Or mail to:

Peoria Public Library

ATTN: Nancy Spencer

107 NE Monroe St.

Peoria, IL 61602-1070

The application deadline is 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 26, 2019



Grade: 5 Salary: $12.57 per hour (20 hours per week)


Performs all duties relating to processing, ILL, acquisitions and periodicals; performs other duties as assigned. Reports to the Manager of Technical Services.


(Functions listed are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.)

Cross-trained to perform all technical services clerical duties, including:

  • Receives books and non-print materials; unpacks boxes; confirms orders;
  • Processes materials; stamps dates; prepares and applies labels, identification stickers and covers; encodes materials;
  • Routes materials to the appropriate staff person or department; loads trucks;
  • Adds and deletes items from the Workflows database;
  • May prepare, track and maintain various statistics of work performed;
  • May sort and deliver mail and other items to the appropriate location;
  • May check in and deliver newspapers;
  • May check in all magazines;
  • May work on problems and repairs for materials from all locations, including adding information to the WorkFlows record and reclassifying materials;
  • May sort Illinois Library Delivery Service (ILDS) deliveries;
  • Orders office supplies;
  • Performs mending;
  • May be required to work in multiple locations and on any of the 7 days of the workweek (Sunday – Saturday);
  • Attends meetings and participates in committees and organizations that further the library’s mission and goals; and
  • Keeps abreast of library developments by attending workshops, webinars, and educational programs and reading periodicals and specialized literature; attends staff meetings.


The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:

  • Ability to gain working knowledge of Peoria Public Library’s policies and procedures;
  • Ability to act as a representative of Peoria Public Library to the public;
  • Ability to master procedures related to the processing, purchasing and loaning of library materials;
  • Ability to create and maintain accurate records;
  • Ability to establish priorities and organize workload;
  • Ability to maintain a pleasant and productive working atmosphere;
  • Ability to keep all relevant parties informed of all major issues and to recommend changes as appropriate;
  • Ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse individuals (customers and staff) in order to accomplish library and department goals and objectives;
  • Ability to effectively communicate and present information to others;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff;
  • Knowledge of electronic resources, including the Internet and database information management; and
  • Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, and office machines.


  • High School Diploma or G.E.D., and
  • Six months relevant experience.
  • Or equivalent combination of technical training, experience or education.


Work requires routine physical effort in the handling of light and moderately heavy materials of up to 50 pounds. May require standing for long periods of time and frequent stooping and bending.

Work environment involves everyday risks or discomforts which require normal safety precautions typical of such places as offices, libraries, classrooms or meeting and training rooms, e.g., use of safe work place practices with office equipment, avoidance of trips and falls and observance of fire and building safety regulations. Work may involve occasional exposure to office chemicals.

The above job description is not intended as, nor should it be construed as, exhaustive of all responsibilities, skills, efforts, or working conditions associated with this job.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this job.