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:  847-827-4161

The Des Plaines Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

Summer Reading Club Preschool Outreach Intern

This internship has proven to be a great start for those interested in LIS, Early Childhood, or other related fields. As part of a two-person team, you will experience working with preschool-age children, performing storytimes, and playing a pivotal role in a library’s outreach team. The successful candidate will perform exciting storytimes for children ages 2-5 at their preschools, and encourage the children to visit the library. Away at school but returning to the Chicagoland area for the summer? Consider this a great summer work opportunity.

This internship begins Monday, June 4 and continues until Wednesday, July 25, 2018.

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Acquisitions and Receiving Assistant

Are you a reliable self-starter with an eye for detail?  Do you enjoy working independently but still want to be part of an efficient and generous team? The Des Plaines Public Library is seeking an outstanding candidate for our Full Time Acquisitions and Receiving Assistant opening!  You will perform work related to the acquisition of library materials, including ordering, receiving, and transporting items, bibliographic data entry, editing MARC records, inspecting and troubleshooting circulating devices and technologies, compiling and maintaining department files, and more.

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Part-time Youth Services Assistant

The Des Plaines Public Library is looking for two energetic Youth Services Assistants practiced in public service to work in a busy, dynamic, and diverse environment. Primary duties include: staffing the Youth Services public desk to provide reference and readers’ advisory services, assisting patrons with participation in our many programs and activities, managing some areas of the collection, participating in our Summer Reading Club committees, attending monthly department and library meetings, and planning and executing or hosting programs.

Spanish and/or Polish language skills are definitely a plus, but please be sure to indicate any additional languages. The local school district reports over 60 different languages are spoken in our community’s homes.

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