Schaumburg Township District Library
  • 26-Jul-2022 to 25-Aug-2022 (CST)
  • Schaumburg, IL, USA
  • Part Time

Join an award winning 5 Star Library! Schaumburg Township District Library is looking for a Shelver to join our team. We are looking for an energetic, competent and detail oriented Shelver. Our opportunity is for 14.00 hours per week to be scheduled during library hours; required to work some nights and weekends.

Specific Hours are the following:

  • Tuesdays from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
  • Wednesdays from 5:00pm to 9:00pm
  • 2nd Saturdays from 8:00am to 2:00pm
  • 2nd Sundays from 10:30am to 4:30pm
  • 4th Saturdays from 8:00am to 2:00pm

The schedule is based on the needs of the library and could change if and when needed. The hourly rate range for this position is $13.00 to $16.41; 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, throughout the Library. In addition, the Shelver must have working knowledge of the SIRSI computer system. This position entails a great deal of physical exertion, see Physical Demands, below. This position also 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 unloads materials.
  • Shelve library materials in the appropriate areas, by:
    • understanding all spine label designations,
    • be cross trained in all departments,
    • shelving materials in order of the Dewey Decimal System and alphabetic order,
    • checking materials for damage and due date cards,
    • knowing the location of all categories of library materials,
    • maintaining working knowledge of the different shelving procedures in each department.
  • Maintain and improve the appearance and functionality of the library by straightening public areas, shift materials as necessary.
  • Shelf-read assigned areas and straighten collection as needed; removing out-of-place materials for re-shelving; shift materials as necessary.
  • Instruct patrons in the use of the online catalog, when requested.
  • Maintain working knowledge of duties and responsibilities required of Circulation Desk employees.
  • Maintain working knowledge of the SIRSI computer system, and other computer hardware and software used in the Circulation Department, including screen changes, and adapting to new programs.
  • Maintain open communication with librarians regarding collection development and weeding, and special projects.
  • Alert Supervisor or designee of any problems.
  • Attend training as required or requested.
  • Abide by the Standards of Excellence for employees and policies and procedures of the library.
  • Treat all patrons and employees fairly and with an open mind; maintain patron and employee confidentiality.
  • Communicate clearly in English, in person, over the telephone and in writing. Communicate effectively with co-workers and supervisors/shift leaders.
  • Cope with the stress of the job and get along with coworkers.
  • Maintain the ability and patience to understand and make yourself understood by non-English speaking patrons.
  • Provide great customer service by being aware of all Library programs, policies, and procedures.
  • Know physical layout of building.
  • Adhere to Business Casual Dress Code.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • This job has no supervisory responsibilities.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Education and/or Experience

A current High School Junior, Senior or College Student; or High School diploma or equivalency (GED) or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.

Language Skills

Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of customers or employees of organization.

Mathematical Skills

Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.

Reasoning Ability

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations

No certificates, licenses, or registrations are required for this job.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk or hear. Specific activities include being able to: stand for long periods of time; bend, stoop, or reach to lift 20 lbs. of library material; and move heavy carts weighing approximately 250 lbs. over carpeting and protruding wire covers in the floor, between departments and library levels. The employee is occasionally required to sit. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision, and depth perception.

Work Environment:

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.

The deadline to apply for the job posting is: August 16, 2022.

If you are interested in applying for the Shelver position, please submit your resume by clicking the apply button.

Schaumburg Township District Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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