Fox River Valley Public Library District
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To apply for any open position:
Please send resume, cover letter, and completed application via e-mail to Lauren Rosenthal, with the job title in the subject line. All application documents must be submitted electronically.

Fox River Valley Public Library District (FRVPLD) serves 70,000 residents in northeastern Kane County, Illinois. Our growing, culturally diverse district along the Rt. 90 corridor straddles the Fox River and includes the communities of East and West Dundee, Carpentersville, Sleepy Hollow, and Gilberts along with parts of Algonquin, Barrington Hills, and Elgin.

Randall Oaks Library: Part Time Public Service Clerk
Hours:  12 hours/week
Salary:  $12.59/hour

Position Description: (pdf)

Do you have a passion for libraries?  Can you juggle a variety of tasks while welcoming every visitor with a warm smile and a friendly greeting?  Job # 1 for our Public Service Clerks is to deliver top-notch customer service experiences to library visitors while making them feel at home. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: issuing library cards; creating interesting displays; organizing returns on the shelves; and assisting visitors accessing resources with technology such as library PCs, self-check machines, e-readers, and tablets.
Some college required - LTA or coursework in progress a plus a minimum one year experience working in a customer service position.

The successful applicant will be an empathetic team player who possesses excellent customer service and current technology skills, is familiar with a wide variety of library materials, and has an abundance of energy. 

The anticipated schedule will be:
  • Tuesday 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
  • Thursday 4:00pm – 8:00pm
  • Friday 9:00am – 1:00pm
  • Saturday rotation every third Saturday or so.  The successful candidate will be available to work a varied schedule.
If selected to join our team, your primary work location will be our Randall Oaks Branch Library-a 5,000 square foot popular materials library located inside the Randall Oaks Recreation Center building at 500 N. Randall Road in West Dundee, IL.

To apply send resume, cover letter, and completed application via e-mail to Lauren Rosenthal: No phone calls, please. All application documents must be submitted electronically. Applications submitted in person or via US mail will not be considered.   

Dundee Library: Part Time Shelver

Hours:  12 hours per week

Salary:  $8.50 per hour

Position Description: (pdf)

The Fox River Valley Public Library District has an opening for a part-time shelvers for our Dundee Library location.  Primary duties include shelving books and other materials, maintaining correct order and tidiness in the collections, emptying sorter bins, collecting materials from the on-site book drop, and shifting materials as required.

The anticipated work schedule:

Monday 5-9pm; Tuesday and Thursday 1-5pm

The successful candidate will be available to work varied schedules as library needs dictate.

To apply, please submit a resume, cover letter and completed application to  Applications must be submitted electronically.

Information Technology IT Assistant - Bilingual
Part Time

  11.5 hours per week

Salary: $14.36 per hour

Position Description: (pdf)

Are you bilingual Spanish-English? Do you love to play with new technologies? Are you comfortable talking about what you've learned?  Then we'd love to talk with you about a great new opportunity at the Fox River Valley Public Library District.  Our Dundee Library location is looking for a bilingual assistant to translate our comprehensive technology curriculum, and instruct our vibrant Spanish-speaking community.  This staff member in the Information Services department will conduct small group classes as well as one-on-one training sessions on using ereaders; tablets; MS Office products such as Word and Excel; Facebook; and other classes as designed by our Technology Trainer. 

Essential functions of the job include:
• Teaching computer classes in English and Spanish
• Provides one-on-one training to individuals using library computers
• Translating existing training documents into Spanish
• Providing desktop support for patrons and staff

High school diploma and some college required. This position requires excellent communication, customer service, and computer support skills.  The ideal candidate will have an existing knowledge of current technologies.  Must be able to collaborate and work well with others.

The anticipated work schedule averages 11.5 hours per week, and each two week pay period the schedule will be:

Sunday 1pm-4pm
Tuesday 6pm-9pm
Thursday 6pm-9pm
Monday 6pm-9pm
Wednesday 6pm-9pm
Saturday 8:30am-5pm

To apply, please submit an application, a cover letter and a resume to  No paper applications will be accepted, electronic submissions only please. 

Application Deadline:  Open until job is filled

Full Time PATS (Purchasing, Acquisitions, Technical Services) Manager

Hours:  40 hours per week

Salary:   $44,243- $49,765 DOQ

Position Description: (pdf)

The Fox River Valley Public Library District is looking for a Purchasing, Acquisitions & Technical Services Manager (PATS) Manager.  This is a full-time, benefitted position working at our Dundee Library location, with responsibility for purchases at both the Dundee and Randall Oaks libraries. 
Do you clip coupons? Do you see people working and think about ways they could do it better?  Do you enjoy shopping for a new car? If you’re always searching for new approaches to saving money and making things easier, the Fox River Valley Public Library District would like to meet you!

The successful candidate will have experience in:
  • Acquisitions, cataloging, classifying and processing of materials
  • Cataloging consistent with consortial and national standards
  • Implementation and oversight of EDI, Outsource Processing, and import of Vendor Records
  • Evaluating suppliers to minimize cost while maximizing service levels
  • Ordering / receiving all materials and supplies including office and operating supplies
  • Reporting on collection statistics
  • Hiring, training and evaluation of Technical Services staff (2 FTEs)
  • Performing original cataloging using RDA

The Fox River Valley Public Library District is a member of the Cooperative Cataloging System (CCS).  MLS from an ALA-accredited school is required, as well as a minimum three years professional public library service including supervisory and collection development experience.  Working knowledge of MS Office and experience with integrated library system software is necessary. 

If you're interested in joining our dynamic management team, please submit a resume, cover letter and completed application to  Electronic submissions only please, no paper applications will be accepted.

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