Materials Services Assistant

The Oak Park Public Library is looking for a people-focused, tech-savvy and detail-oriented person to join the team of the Materials Services Department. The main responsibility of this position is to provide excellent interlibrary loan services to the Oak Park community and to other libraries. Other essential duties may include assistance with collection development and maintenance, acquisitions, cataloging and the processing of library materials, database maintenance and other functions of the department.

The successful candidate should be able to maintain customer confidence and trust, possess excellent customer service and technology skills, work well with other staff members, and be flexible and easily able to adapt to an ever-changing work environment.

The preferred candidate will have a Bachelor's degree or Associate degree with at least one year of library or customer service experience. Knowledge of WorldCat and SirsiDynix Symphony is a strong plus.

This is a part time position with 20 hours per week and accrued part-time benefits. The starting salary range begins at $15.59 per hour.

Please send a resume and cover letter to Elizabeth Marszalik, Manager for Materials Services at by Friday, February 6, 2015.


Technology Projects Coordinator

The Oak Park Public Library is looking for a people-focused, technology-driven IT professional to join the team of the Digital Services Department. The Technology Projects Coordinator reports to the Manager of Digital Services and works with the Digital Services Team to plan and execute projects including but not limited to software rollouts and upgrades, server installation and support, self-checkout and security gate configuration and statistics, computer systems including Windows, Mac and Linux environments deployed throughout all three Library locations. 


  • Project management for systems installations, hardware rollouts, software upgrades, and other projects as needed.
  • Collaborate with Network Administrator and Digital Content Coordinator to support the library’s online presence and technology services efforts to meet the needs of the public and uphold the library’s mission, goals, and objectives.
  • Oversee and participate in installation projects which may require working off hours.
  • Coordinate with vendors and collaborate with Digital Services Manager and other staff to plan projects, recommend hardware/software purchases, implement new systems, and other duties as needed. 
  • Perform day to day operations and tasks for the library's telecommunications, local and wide area networks, network infrastructure equipment, server hardware, software, firmware, operating systems, backups, CCTV, SPAM filtering, Integrated Library System consortium, Automated Materials Handler, RFID systems, and other assigned systems. 
  • Troubleshoot and support users on PC hardware and software, help desk functions, documentation of systems and procedures, and maintaining equipment database.
  • Maintain, repair, and install new and existing computer equipment.
  • Provide or assisting in technical training and direct assistance for internal users and the public.
  • Collaborate with Library staff and members of the public to evaluate services and develop strategies for achieving public service goals.
  • Maintain an awareness of products, services, technology applications, and trends by reading technology and library literature, news media, and blogs.
  • Develop organizational, customer service, and technical skills as needed.


Bachelor's Degree, preferably in Computer Science or other technology-related discipline, or equivalent experience, plus one year of relevant work experience.

A+ and similar certification or equivalent work experience

Proven ability with and knowledge of personal computers, operating systems, software installation and upgrades, networking, and virtualized environments. 

Excellent interpersonal skills. 

Ability to work independently. 


  • Understands, embraces, and actively supports the vision, mission and goals of the Oak Park Public Library.
  • Experience working in public libraries and/or an MLIS is a plus.
  • Possesses solid judgment, strong organizational and leadership skills.
  • Possesses patience, tolerance, and the ability to successfully interact with all levels, personalities and abilities of staff, board members and patrons.
  • Is a pro-active planner and problem solver.
  • Remains calm while clarifying errors or problems in potentially confrontational situations, considering all points of view to rationally resolve the situation.
  • Applies tact and good judgment to every situation.
  • Demonstrates flexibility and adaptability.  Initiates and implements change to achieve library goals.
  • Has a good sense of humor.
  • Demonstrates a commitment to public service.
  • Finds creative approaches to providing or improving services.
  • Generates new ideas and initiates innovative solutions.
  • Maintains customer confidence and trust.
  • Is adaptable and flexible in responding to change.
  • Establishes rapport and effective, collaborative working relationships.
  • Effectively uses technology and tools within the library.

The successful candidate will demonstrate a holistic view of Library technology that focuses on the user, technological competence at a higher than average level, the ability to learn new systems and transfer that knowledge to others, a curious mind that sees learning as part of the job, the ability to present challenging information and points of view in a non-confrontational manner, enjoy dialogue and collaboration as part of day-to-day workflow, have an outstanding customer service outlook, strong organizational and communication skills, and be an intrinsically motivated self-starter.

This position is full-time 40 hours per week, with occasional off-hours availability for special projects. Salary range begins at $41,558.40 with excellent benefits.

Please send a resume, cover letter and two to three examples of recent projects to Eric Battaglia, Manager for Digital Services at by Friday, February 13, 2015.


Digital Content Strategist

The Oak Park Public Library is looking for a people-focused, creative and organized Digital Content Strategist to join the team of the Digital Services Department. The Digital Content Strategist will be responsible for the Library’s web presence and online services. Core duties include information architecture, project management, and evaluation of emerging platforms for social and web presences.


Responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Lead the Library’s online presence and efforts to uphold the Library’s mission, goals, and objectives
  • Lead the Library’s intranet presence and using technology to communicate effectively within the organization
  • Manage web and mobile app development projects
  • Provide leadership in assessing and utilizing social media and other platforms in collaboration with other staff
  • Collaborate with Communications Manager on social media strategy
  • Analysis and evaluation of usage statistics
  • Lead usability testing and customer research to ensure that the user experience is top priority
  • Collaborate with web development contractor(s) and Digital Services staff to ensure updates and maintenance is performed on the software and hardware infrastructure that support the Library’s web presence.
  • Assist in the planning, development and evaluation of new services
  • Performs regular accessibility audits of the Library’s web presence and tests across multiple platforms
  • Lead the way in the Web Content Review process and in establishing content request procedures
  • Provide troubleshooting for patrons using the Library’s website, email, and social media presence
  • Assist with online outreach to promote virtual and in-person library services
  • Assist with some public service, including infrequent service desk shifts, technology training, troubleshooting, and other potential services to the public
  • Maintain an awareness of products, services, technology applications, and trends by reading library and technology literature, news media, and blogs, and proactively seek out and recommend areas for improvement and innovation.
  • Develop organizational and technical skills as needed.



  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited institution, plus one year of relevant work experience.
  • Extensive experience administering a Drupal website is a must.
  • Proven ability with and knowledge of web-based technologies, personal computers, and mobile devices across a wide-range of platforms.
  • Solid judgment and the ability to work independently.
  • Technical competence and a willingness to learn and grow.
  • Ability to write for the web.
  • Strong track record of project management.
  • Excellent interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Ability to work with limited supervision and as part of a team.


This position is full-time 40 hours per week, with occasional off-hours availability for special projects. Salary range begins at $41,558.40 with excellent benefits.

Please send a resume, cover letter, and portfolio of two to three completed web projects to Eric Battaglia, Manager for Digital Services at by Friday, February 13th 2015.


Winter 201​5 Storytime Outreach Interns

Looking to sharpen your skills as a storytime provider and learn more about developing early literacy? The Oak Park Public Library Children’s Department is seeking a Storytime Outreach Intern for a ten-week internship this winter​. Interns will plan, schedule and perform storytimes for preschoolers and toddlers in local daycares and at the Oak Park Public Library. Training and encouragement will be provided!

Applicants should be currently enrolled in either a Library Science program or an Early Childhood Education program. It is preferable for applicants to have a reliable vehicle and be willing to share short-distance driving duties.

This internship begins the week of February 2 and runs through the week of April 6, 2015. Interns will work 3 mornings a week for 3 to 3.5 hours for a total of 10 hours a week. The internship pays $12.17 an hour.

Please email a letter of interest, résumé, and at least two references to ​Assistant Manager of Children's Services  ​Rory Parilac at by Friday, January 30.



As a part-time member of the Oak Park Public Library’s Communications team, you will work 25 hours a week with library staff to create print and digital designs and images that promote library services, resources and programs, and showcase organizational outcomes. General responsibilities include creation of unique designs - from original work and using established templates and identity guidelines, stock images and photography - to develop work for use across multiple channels. More specific responsibilities may include but are not limited to:
  • Working with Manager of Communications Services to promote overall brand identity.
  • Teaming with library staff to understand project goals and audiences.
  • Creating and updating posters, brochures, newsletters and digital visuals.
  • Creating, identifying, and/or shooting required imagery, when necessary.
  • Recommend investments in related software and tools

AAS, BA, or BFA in graphic design or design-related field, with a high level of proficiency in current version of the Adobe Creative Suite required. Deep understanding of file preparation for print and online use, including resolution requirements and color profiles required. A genuine interest in broad graphic design trends and history preferred. An interest in video communications and familiarity with tools such as iMovie and Adobe Premiere preferred.

The salary range for this position begins at $19.98 per hour.

To apply, please send your resume, sample of your work (two digital/icon designs and two print samples as PDFs) by Friday, Feb. 6 to


The Oak Park Public Library is an equal opportunity employer. The Library complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Resumes with a cover letter may be sent to Please indicate the position applied for in the subject line.

Applications for employment can be returned to any library location. Applications will be retained for six months and are reviewed when the Library has an open position.