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Peoria Public Library is accepting applications for

FULL-TIME LIBRARY ASSISTANT

Currently assigned to Main Library Circulation Department

 

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

in person or via email to

 

Or mail to:

Peoria Public Library

ATTN: Jenny Ulrich

107 NE Monroe St.

Peoria, IL  61602-1070

 

The application deadline is 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 4, 2021.

 

Application form is available at https://peoriapubliclibrary.org/about-ppl/careers/

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

LIBRARY ASSISTANT

___________________________________________________________________________

Annual Salary:  $26,146

JOB SUMMARY

 

Provides excellent customer service by proactively responding to patron and staff requests at the

assigned desk and on the library floor; performs other duties as assigned.  Reports to the Manager of Circulation Services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

(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.)

  • Provides reference and readers advisory service to customers in person or over the phone, consistently providing high level customer service;
  • Performs circulation duties, checks library materials in; issues library cards; collects fines, etc.;
  • Empties book drops during regular library hours;
  • Helps customers successfully use the library;
  • Assists with day-to-day department duties such as shelving, weeding and mounting displays;
  • Assists in collection maintenance under direct supervision by processing new materials especially periodicals, weeding, mending or shelving, etc.;
  • Processes holds; places holds; finds and/or receives holds; notifies customers when holds are available for pick-up;
  • Processes billing for damaged or lost materials; deletes lost, damaged or paid items from the system;
  • Submits interlibrary loan requests;
  • Provides assistance for Summer Reading, story hours, author visits, tours, class visits and other programs;
  • Cleans and repairs non-print materials, including books on CD and DVDs;
  • Participates in opening and closing procedures, including starting up computers, discharging book drop, completing pick lists and preparing deliveries at opening; powering down computers, checking bathrooms and setting alarms at closing;
  • Assists customers and staff with basic computer questions;
  • Books study rooms/meeting rooms for walk-ins;
  • Prepares daily cash sheet reports;
  • Pick up outgoing mail from Director’s Office and mailroom, process it through the postage machine, and take it to the post office;
  • Orders and monitors supplies as requested;
  • Processes books for book sale;
  • Ensures cleanliness of work area; puts away materials; cleans tables and computers;
  • 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.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:

 

  1. Ability to gain thorough knowledge of Peoria Public Library’s policies and procedures;
  2. Ability to act as a representative of Peoria Public Library to the public;
  3. General knowledge of the basic principles, practices, and procedures for public library service and the ability to interpret them to the public;
  4. Basic knowledge of circulation and reference services, practices and procedures;
  5. Ability to establish priorities and organize workload;
  6. Ability to maintain a pleasant and productive working atmosphere;
  7. Ability to keep all relevant parties informed of all major issues and to recommend changes as appropriate;
  8. Ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse individuals (customers and staff) in order to accomplish library and department goals and objectives;
  9. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other professionals;
  10. Knowledge of electronic resources, including the Internet; and
  11. Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, and office machines.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

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

 

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS  

Work requires light physical effort in the handling of moderately light materials in non-strenuous work positions up to 40 pounds.

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.

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.

Peoria Public Library is accepting applications for

PART-TIME LIBRARY ASSISTANT
Currently assigned to Main Library Circulation Department

 

To apply, please submit your Cover Letter, Resume and Application Form in person or via email to


 
Or mail to:

Peoria Public Library

ATTN: Jenny Ulrich

107 NE Monroe St.

Peoria, IL  61602-1070

 

The application deadline is 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, August 4, 2021

Application form is available at https://peoriapubliclibrary.org/about-ppl/careers/

JOB DESCRIPTION

PART-TIME LIBRARY ASSISTANT

___________________________________________________________________________

Grade: 5         $12.57 per hour

JOB SUMMARY

 Provides excellent customer service by proactively responding to patron and staff requests at the
assigned desk and on the library floor; performs other duties as assigned.  Reports to the Manager of Circulation Services.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

(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.)

  • Provides reference and readers advisory service to customers in person or over the phone, consistently providing high level customer service;
  • Performs circulation duties, checks library materials in; issues library cards; collects fines, etc.;
  • Empties book drops during regular library hours;
  • Helps customers successfully use the library;
  • Assists with day-to-day department duties such as shelving, weeding and mounting displays;
  • Assists in collection maintenance under direct supervision by processing new materials especially periodicals, weeding, mending or shelving, etc.;
  • Processes holds; places holds; finds and/or receives holds; notifies customers when holds are available for pick-up;
  • Processes billing for damaged or lost materials; deletes lost, damaged or paid items from the system;
  • Submits interlibrary loan requests;
  • Provides assistance for Summer Reading, story hours, author visits, tours, class visits and other programs;
  • Cleans and repairs non-print materials, including books on CD and DVDs;
  • Participates in opening and closing procedures, including starting up computers, discharging book drop, completing pick lists and preparing deliveries at opening; powering down computers, checking bathrooms and setting alarms at closing;
  • Assists customers and staff with basic computer questions;
  • Books study rooms/meeting rooms for walk-ins;
  • Prepares daily cash sheet reports;
  • Orders and monitors supplies as requested;
  • Processes books for book sale;
  • Ensures cleanliness of work area; puts away materials; cleans tables and computers;
  • 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.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:

 

  1. Ability to gain thorough knowledge of Peoria Public Library’s policies and procedures;
  2. Ability to act as a representative of Peoria Public Library to the public;
  3. General knowledge of the basic principles, practices, and procedures for public library service and the ability to interpret them to the public;
  4. Basic knowledge of circulation and reference services, practices and procedures;
  5. Ability to establish priorities and organize workload;
  6. Ability to maintain a pleasant and productive working atmosphere;
  7. Ability to keep all relevant parties informed of all major issues and to recommend changes as appropriate;
  8. Ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse individuals (customers and staff) in order to accomplish library and department goals and objectives;
  9. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other professionals;
  10. Knowledge of electronic resources, including the Internet; and
  11. Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, and office machines.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  1. High School Diploma or G.E.D., and
  2. Six months relevant experience, or
  3. Equivalent combination of technical training, experience, or education.

 

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS  

Work requires light physical effort in the handling of moderately light materials in non-strenuous work positions up to 40 pounds.

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.

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.

Peoria Public Library is accepting applications for LIBRARY ASSISTANT

Currently assigned to Lakeview Branch

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

in person or via email to 

 Or mail to:

Peoria Public Library

ATTN: Jenny Ulrich

107 NE Monroe St.

Peoria, IL  61602-1070

 The application deadline is 5:00 p.m., Wednesday, July 28, 2021

JOB DESCRIPTION

LIBRARY ASSISTANT

___________________________________________________________________________

Grade: 5         Salary: $26,146

JOB SUMMARY

 

Provides excellent customer service by proactively responding to patron and staff requests at the

assigned desk and on the library floor; performs other duties as assigned.  Reports to the Manager of Lakeview Branch.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

(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.)

  • Provides reference and readers advisory service to customers in person or over the phone, consistently providing high level customer service;
  • Performs circulation duties, checks library materials in; issues library cards; collects fines, etc.;
  • Empties book drops during regular library hours;
  • Helps customers successfully use the library;
  • Assists with day-to-day department duties such as shelving, weeding and mounting displays;
  • Assists in collection maintenance under direct supervision by processing new materials especially periodicals, weeding, mending or shelving, etc.;
  • Processes holds; places holds; finds and/or receives holds; notifies customers when holds are available for pick-up;
  • Processes billing for damaged or lost materials; deletes lost, damaged or paid items from the system;
  • Submits interlibrary loan requests;
  • Provides assistance for Summer Reading, story hours, author visits, tours, class visits and other programs;
  • Cleans and repairs non-print materials, including books on CD and DVDs;
  • Participates in opening and closing procedures, including starting up computers, discharging book drop, completing pick lists and preparing deliveries at opening; powering down computers, checking bathrooms and setting alarms at closing;
  • Assists customers and staff with basic computer questions;
  • Books study rooms/meeting rooms for walk-ins;
  • Prepares daily cash sheet reports;
  • Orders and monitors supplies as requested;
  • Processes books for book sale;
  • Ensures cleanliness of work area; puts away materials; cleans tables and computers;
  • 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.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:

 

  1. Ability to gain thorough knowledge of Peoria Public Library’s policies and procedures;
  2. Ability to act as a representative of Peoria Public Library to the public;
  3. General knowledge of the basic principles, practices, and procedures for public library service and the ability to interpret them to the public;
  4. Basic knowledge of circulation and reference services, practices and procedures;
  5. Ability to establish priorities and organize workload;
  6. Ability to maintain a pleasant and productive working atmosphere;
  7. Ability to keep all relevant parties informed of all major issues and to recommend changes as appropriate;
  8. Ability to work and communicate effectively with diverse individuals (customers and staff) in order to accomplish library and department goals and objectives;
  9. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other professionals;
  10. Knowledge of electronic resources, including the Internet; and
  11. Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, and office machines.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

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

 

PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS  

Work requires light physical effort in the handling of moderately light materials in non-strenuous work positions up to 40 pounds.

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.

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.

FULL-TIME MANAGER OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

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: Jenny Ulrich
107 NE Monroe St.
Peoria, IL  61602-1070

The application deadline is 5:00 p.m., Monday, Aug. 16, 2021

JOB DESCRIPTION – MANAGER OF INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY SERVICES

Annual Salary Range:  $64,000 – $99,000

Grade 14

JOB SUMMARY

Manages and oversees the system-wide, efficient functioning of all library computer systems, external connections, network infrastructure, Wide Area Networks, phone systems, email servers, web servers, application servers, and system security; supervises information technology staff; purchases all computers, servers, network infrastructure, peripherals, printers, copiers, and any other electronic devices; performs other duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

(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.)

    • Supervises IT department staff; recruits; trains; monitors workflow; reviews work; and conducts performance evaluations;
    • Seeks out and implements innovative IT services that will benefit library staff and visitors;
    • Prepares payroll reports;
    • Provides guidance and direction to staff on department goals, standards of service and staff development; identifies and resolves personnel issues; models expected behaviors;
    • Works with library leadership to set department goals and objectives; monitors progress towards them; ensures the Technical Plan is up-to-date;
    • Analyzes and evaluates library technology needs; advises the Director and other library leadership on technologies and strategies that will help the library achieve its mission; plans for future upgrades;
    • Works in collaboration with area leaders to select and maintain technology that benefits Peorians, including entrepreneurs and students;
    • Works in collaboration with the Director to develop and maintain the Media Lab at Peoria’s Main library;
    • Maintains, troubleshoots and repairs all network and server hardware components; configures replacement servers;
    • Maintains and troubleshoots network software;
    • Performs updates for all server/infrastructure software;
    • Oversees and maintains all WAN/LAN infrastructure; oversees and maintains phone systems;
    • Purchases and maintains service contracts on copiers, computers, servers and routers;
    • Ensures network and workstation security;
    • Troubleshoots all IT related problems; works with staff to identify solutions and/or best practices; provides high level customer service;
    • Develops and monitors the department budget; develops projections of needs and expenses; recommends budget adjustments; authorizes and monitors departmental expenses;
    • Maintains a variety of documentation, including IP address charts and password lists;
    • Prepares the monthly circulation statistics report;
    • 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 technology and library developments by attending workshops and educational programs and reading periodicals and specialized literature; attends staff meetings.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

The employee is expected to perform or possess the following:

  1. Ability to gain thorough knowledge of Peoria Public Library’s policies and procedures;
  2. Ability to act as a representative of Peoria Public Library to the public;
  3. Effective decision-making skills with strong customer focus;
  4. Extensive knowledge in all aspects of information technology application and maintenance;
  5. Ability to plan, implement and evaluate IT services;
  6. Ability to accurately identify and respond to the IT needs of the library in a timely fashion;
  7. Ability to effectively develop, manage and monitor department budgets and expenses;
  8. Ability to effectively supervise and motivate staff;
  9. Ability to communicate and work effectively with diverse individuals (customers and staff) in order to accomplish library and department goals and objectives;
  10. Ability to maintain a pleasant and productive working atmosphere;
  11. Ability to keep all relevant parties informed of all major issues and to recommend changes as appropriate;
  12. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff;
  13. Knowledge of electronic resources, including the Internet and database information management;
  14. Ability to operate relevant computer systems, including hardware and software, computer networks, and office machines and other equipment, and
  15. Ability to obtain a valid IL driver’s license.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE

  1. BA/BS in computer science, information technology or a related field;
  2. Three to five years relevant experience, including experience in network management, Windows Server Operating System, voice and data networks;
  3. OR equivalent combination of technical training, education or experience.

 PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS  

Work requires routine physical effort in the handling of light and moderately heavy of up to 50 pounds.

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.

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.

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 Administrative Office (3rd Floor)
Attn: Michelle Decker /H.R.
Peoria Public Library
107 NE Monroe St.
Peoria, IL 61602-1070
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The application may also be faxed to (309) 497-2007.

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