Schaumburg Township District Library
  • 11-May-2021 to 10-Jul-2021 (CST)
  • Schaumburg, IL, USA
  • Part Time

Schaumburg Township District Library has two open Shelver positions. We are looking for two competent, energetic and detail oriented Shelvers to support our Hanover Park location. Our part-time opportunities would be scheduled for Monday's and Wednesday's from 4:00pm-9:00pm and Friday's from 9:30am-5:00pm or Tuesday's and Thursday's from 4:00pm-9:00pm and Saturday's from 9:30am-5:00pm. The schedule is based on the needs of the library and could change if and when needed. Starting pay is at $12.00/hour based on skills and qualifications.

Requirements For All Employees:

  1. Ability to be a team-player and work pleasantly and effectively with all patrons, staff, supervisors, and others.
  2. Ability to learn various job functions, perform them correctly, and understand the necessity in overall library operations.
  3. Ability to independently function efficiently in a changing and varied environment with frequent interruptions.
  4. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on details.
  5. Ability to follow all library policies and procedures.
  6. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to incorporating principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into everyday work.

Position Summary:

The Shelver is responsible for unloading carts, shelving materials, and keeping the collections in order at the Hanover Park Branch location. In addition, the Shelver must have working knowledge of the SIRSI computer system and be able to provide back-up coverage at the Public Desk for breaks, meal periods, and when other Desk staff are taken away from the desk. This position entails a great deal of physical exertion. This position requires good organizational and communication skills and the flexibility and training to move from task to task in a team environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Push heavy carts from area to area and unload materials
  • Check library materials for damage, due date receipts, reserve slips, etc. before shelving
  • Shelve library materials in the appropriate areas by:
    • Understanding all spine label designations
    • Shelving materials in order of the Dewey Decimal system, alphabetic order and numerical order
    • Knowing the location of all categories of library material
  • Improve the appearance and functionality of the Library
  • Clean soiled materials and perform minor book repairs
  • Check shelves and respond to inquiries on various reserve reports, as requested.
  • Assist patrons in the use of the online catalog, answer directional and minor informational questions, assist patrons on the use of the Library's computers and maintain working knowledge of duties and responsibilities.
  • Serve as backup in the absence of Branch employees at the Public Desk.
  • Stay up-to-date on the computer hardware, software, changing procedures and attend training.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience:

Less than high school education; or equivalent combination of education and experience.


Requirements for Position:

  • Frequently lift and/or move up to 50 lbs.

The deadline to apply for the job posting is: Tuesday, June 1st, 2021


If you are interested in applying for the Hanover Park Branch Shelver position, please click the apply button.


Schaumburg Township District Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer



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