Jobs at the library

When available, current library job openings will be listed in the paragraph(s) below along with a link to the full job description and job application. Unsolicited applications and/or resumes will not be kept on file.

Download and print a DPPL job application and then submit one of the following ways:

  1. Mail:  Carol Kidd, Des Plaines Public Library, 1501 Ellinwood St., Des Plaines IL 60016
  2. Scan and email:  
  3. Fax:  847-827-7974

The Des Plaines Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Part-time Monitor

Duties include maintaining the safety and security of the building and responding to patron problems and emergencies.

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Administrative Services Clerk

Are you a detail oriented, extremely organized people person? As the ideal candidate for this position you will have strong communication skills and excellent customer service. You will serve as receptionist to staff and public. You will be responsible for processing invoices and vouchers for payment, preparing the bi-weekly payroll and serving as purchasing agent for the library in purchasing supplies, materials and services. You will assist the Human Resources Manager in the preparation of the monthly Board of Trustees packet. You may take minutes at Board and committee meetings.

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Preschool Liaison Librarian

The title of this job really should be “Celebrity to the under-5 Set”

…because although the job description says your title would be School Liaison Librarian, this particular librarian will be coordinator of all things Preschool Outreach and Early Literacy. The successful candidate will serve as the library’s preschool liaison to two school districts and many area private and parochial preschools. Expect that kids from all over the city will want to see you when they visit the library. Children will run up to you at the supermarket, point and say, “I know you! Weren’t you in Farm Animals?”

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