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Adult Services Assistant

The Plainfield Area Public Library has an opening for a position in the Adult Services Department! We are on the hunt for a service-minded individual to help the community at the public service desk and assist the department with various tasks and goals, including participating in our diversity audit.

The ideal candidate will possess excellent interpersonal and communication skills, have the ability to use a wide array of devices and platforms and most importantly, be welcoming and kind to our patrons while answering basic research, reference, technology and reader advisory questions.

Applicants invited for interviews will be asked to demonstrate their abilities.  

Located in the southwest suburbs and bordered by Naperville and Joliet, the Plainfield Public Library District serves over 80,000 people across five different communities in growing Will County.

Responsibilities include:

  • Regularly works at the Adult Services desk.
  • Answers basic reference and readers’ advisory questions in person and by telephone. Refers complex questions to the appropriate librarian. 
  • Instructs and assists patrons in the use of public computers, devices, digital and print resources.
  • Performs other duties and projects as assigned.

Requirements include

  • At least two years of demonstrated relevant experience.

This is a part-time, non-exempt position, 16 hours per week, including evenings and weekends. Compensation is $14.80-$16.64 per hour.  

To apply: 

  1. Complete a job application
  2. Email a cover letter and resume to:


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