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In November 2011, and again in November 2012 and November 2013, the Chicago Tribune named the Warren-Newport Public Library one of the Top 100 Places to Work in the Chicagoland Area.

Among small organizations in the Chicagoland area, WNPL scored in the top tier for conditions that make staff feel “genuinely appreciated,” “part of something meaningful,” and give staff “the flexibility I need to balance my work and personal life.”

Over 1.4 millions items circulate annually to our population of 60,000 from a collection of 283,000, making us one of the busiest libraries in the state. A typical day sees 1500 visitors served by an award-winning team of customer-focused staff.

Please note that to apply for any position at the Warren Newport Public Library, a current application for employment is required. You may download an application for employment or obtain one at the Circulation Desk.

IT Support Technician
Grade 10
Starting Pay:$16.01-$21.88, dependent upon qualifications
Head of Information Technology and Facilities
Hours:Full-time 37.50 Hours per Week: Mon., Tues,, Wed.,: 9:00AM-5:00PM; Thurs.12:00 noon-8:00PM; Fri., 9:00AM-5:00PM.
Application Deadline:Until Filled
Education and Experience Required::

  • Associate's degree or 2 years of college or university work

  • 2 years of IT technical hands-on experience using a combination of hardware, operating system and client-server apps, in an enterprise-wide distributed computing environment.

  • Certifications such as A+ are recommended.

  • In-depth knowledge of the operation, uses and capabilities of computer equipment.

  • In-depth knowledge and experience with Microsoft and Mac operating systems.

  • Ability to research, analyze, and determine course of action for complex technical problems..


  • Performs day-to-day installation, minor repair, and troubleshooting of the library's network hardware and software, peripherals, office equipment, and other technology-related areas and responds to IT requests using issue-tracking software.

  • Provides assistance in use of equipment and software to both patrons and staff and provides training for library staff on the use of technologies.

  • Coordinates system hardware and software upgrades with library departments and staff to ensure minimal downtime.

  • Contacts suppliers, contractors, and other vendors for cost estimates and orders services, supplies and other materials related to IT hardware and software.

  • Inspects and analyzes performance of contractors.

  • .Sets up, arranges, and removes AV-related equipment for events and meetings.

  • Repsonds to off-hours emergencies as needed and works approved extended hours to meet critical deadlines.

  • Assists department head with annual budget estimates for new equipment, upgrades and supplies.

Applying for the Position:Apply with a resume, two references and cover letter along with an Application for Employment to:
Kevin Getty
Head of Information Technology and Facilities,
224 N. O’Plaine Road
Gurnee, IL 60031

You may download the application online or obtain an application from our Circulation Desk. No Phone Calls Please.
Administrative Clerk/Accounting
Classification:Grade 7
Rate of Pay:$12.00 per hour
Immediate Supervisor:Business Manager
Available Hours:18 hours per week: Monday 8AM-12 noon; Tuesday 8AM-11AM; Wednesday 8AM-12 noon; Thursday 8AM-11PM; Friday 8AM-12 noon
This position is not a seasonal position. We are looking for someone who can work these days and hours all year.
Application Deadline:Until filled.

  • High school graduate or equivalent. Associate's degree or two years of college or university work preferred.

  • Two years of library or business-related experience.

  • Proficiency in a Microsoft Windows computing environment, including knowledge of Microsoft Office applications and financial applications.

  • Well-developed oral and written communications skills.


  • Provides and accounts for daily cash transactions that occur through the library's cash registers, at copiers, vending machines etc.

  • Performs accounts payable duties including: processing purchase orders, invoices, and vendor checks and coordinating these transactions with the library's bookkeeper.

  • Maintains and updates the postage machine.

  • Performs general clerical duties including printing and mailing of correspondence, photocopying, filing and typing.

  • Attends and participates in staff, department and other job-related meetings.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Applying for the Position:Apply with a resume, list of references and cover letter along with an Application for Employment to:
Doug Wideburg
Business Manager
Warren-Newport Public Library
224 N. O'Plaine Road
Gurnee, IL 60031
No phone calls, please.
Head of Youth Services
The Library:Library district is in a growing suburban area midway between Milwaukee and Chicago, has a strong tax base and increasing community use. Annual circulation for 2012-13 was 1.4 million items, Library programs are extremely popular among all age groups, with 17,855 attending in 2012-2013. Progressive, award-winning library utilizes RFID, MyMediaMall, Zinio digital magazines, and circulating Nooks ereader collections, computer lab, active website, integrated web catalog, Boopsie mobile app, and subscribes to a variety of databases for all ages. Showcase 58,500 sq. ft building includes expanded meeting rooms, new teen space, renovated staff areas, and many other amenities. We are currently planning a dedicated space for tweens. Current department head leaves behind a strong department with excellent staff. Her departure is our loss, but a great opportunity for you.
Starting Pay:Starts at $24.21-$41.03 per hour (salaried 37.5 hour work week). Excellent benefits.
Application DeadlinePosition open until filled.
Minimum Qualifications:MLS; in-depth knowledge of youth services (children and teen); experience in library programming; thorough knowledge of electronic library resources, including Web resources; minimum five years of professional library experience, with a minimum of two years as head of a youth department.
Desired Abilities:Excellent written and oral communication, as well as creative problem-solving skills. Strong customer service orientation. Good organizational abilities. Detail-oriented, but able to see the overall library picture. Team player willing to experiment with new approaches. Walking on water not essential, but a sense of humor is.
Principal Responsibilities:

  1. Coordinates and manages youth services department functions, including, but not limited to: programs for youth ages birth to 18, parents, caregivers, and teachers; youth reference and reader's advisory services; meeting room reservations; and maintaining a pleasant and inviting environment in the youth services department.

  2. Manges staff of 13 (8 FTE, 5 FT): hires, supervises, schedules, and ensures training and ongoing communication for all department employees and volunteers.

  3. Advises deputy director on matters related to the department and library-wide operations.

  4. Recommends and implements approved goals and objectives for the department, including the annual budget document.

  5. Drafts department policies and procedures.

  6. Reports to the deputy director and participates as a member of the management team.

Applying for the Position:Apply with a résumé, including a list of references, and cover letter to:
Noreen Reese
Deputy Director
Warren-Newport Public Library
224 O’Plaine Road
Gurnee, IL 60031
nreese [at]

No Phone Calls Please
Adult Services Associate (10 hours per week)
Job Title:Adult Services Associate (10 hours per week)
Classifcation:Grade 10
Rate of Pay:$16.01 per hour
Immediate Supervisor:Co-Managers of Reference Services
Available Hours:10 hours per week. Tuesday evenings from 5:00-9:00p.m. Fridays from 2:00-6:00p.m. and an average of one weekend per month.
Application Deadline:Until filled
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree, LTA, or Associate's degree

  • Comfortable using technology, including computers, various e-devices, Microsoft Office products and the internet

  • Excellent public service skills.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication,and organizational skills, including the ability to function positively and effectively as a team member.

  • Staff the adult reference desk and provide reference and reader's advisory services to library customers of all ages.

  • Teach public to use WNPL print, internet, and other electronic resources, and technology equipment.

  • Troubleshoot minor problems of equipment (computers, copiers, etc.).

  • Other duties as assigned.

Applying for the position:Apply with resume, list of references and cover letter to:
Sandy Beda/Kathie Fifer
Co-Managers of Reference Services
Warren-Newport Public Library
224 N. O'Plaine Road
Gurnee, IL 60031
or e-mail to: AdultServicesManagers[at]