Job Opportunities

Join the WNPL team! A typical day sees 1500 visitors served by an award-winning team of customer-focused staff. Over one million items circulate annually to a population of 67,000 from a collection of 272,000, making WNPL one of the busiest libraries in the state.

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 Checkout Desk.

Job Vacancy Notice - Shelver (10 hours per week)

Job Title:Shelver
Classification:Part-Time Library Shelver, Grade 3
Rate of Pay:$8.33 per hour
Immediate Supervisor:Page Supervisor
Available Hours:10 hours per week. Monday 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Thursday 5:00 p.m. until 9:00 p.m. Two (2) Saturdays per month 9:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. Occasional Sundays (Sunday hours are from Labor Day-Memorial Day). This is not a seasonal position. We are looking for someone who can work these hours all during the year. The ideal candidate would also need to have flexibility in scheduling to fill in for days, evenings and weekends as needed.
Application Deadline:Until filled.
Minimum Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalency.

  • Must be able to work in team environment.

  • Well developed oral communication skills.

  • Ability to work a flexible schedule.

  • Requires a full range of body motion and ability to move a wheeled book cart with up to 100 lbs. of books or other library materials.

  • Must be able to maintain an exemplary public service attitude.

Responsibilities:

  • Feeds and sorts returned materials to conveyor/sorter system.

  • Straighten book shelves and restocks materials on displays.

  • Feeds and sort materials to conveyor/sorter system.

  • Straighten book shelves and restocks materials on displays.

  • Sort materials in numerical/alphabetical order.

  • Work with conveyor/sorter system for returned library items.

Applying for the Shelving Position:Obtain an application for employment at the Circulation Desk and submit the application to:
Meg Schmaus
Head of Circulation Services
Warren-Newport Public Library
224 N. O'Plaine Road
Gurnee, IL 60031
mschmaus[at]wnpl.info
No telephone calls or in-person inquiries accepted.

Adult Services Programming Specialist (Part-Time)

Job Title:Adult Services Programming Specialist
Classification:Grade 12
Rate of Pay:$19.21 per hour
Immediate Supervisor:Co-Managers of Reference Services
Available Hours:24.5 hours per week Flexible schedule as needed for facilitating and managing library programs, including evenings and weekends.
Application Deadline:Until filled
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required.

  • Must have previous library programming or event planning experience.

  • Detail oriented and able to work a flexible schedule.

  • Excellent public service skills.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates the planning, hiring, scheduling and publicity for adult programs.

  • Manages adult programming budget.

  • Advises Co-Managers of Adult Services on programming trends and concepts.

  • Participates on library committees and project teams.

Applying for the position:Apply with resume, cover letter and list of references 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@wnpl.info
No phone calls, please

Adult Services Associate (14 hours per week)

Job Title:Adult Services Associate
Classification:Grade 10
Rate of Pay:$16.01 per hour
Immediate Supervisor:Co-Managers of Reference Services
Available Hours:14 hours per week (Wednesday from 5:00PM-9:00PM, Thursdays from 5:00PM-9:00PM; Friday from 1:00PM-5:00PM, 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.
Responsibilities:

  • 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]wnpl.info

Youth Services Librarian/Web Services (37.5 hours per week)

Job Title:Youth Services Librarian/Web Services
Classification:Grade 13
Rate of Pay:$21.52/hr.
Immediate Supervisor:Head of Youth Services
Hours:Full-time 37.50 hours per week, including one evening per week and one weekend per month.
Application Deadline:Position open until filled
Minimum Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited library school.

  • Knowledge of current library technologies including blog development, social networking applications and video and the ability to share knowledge and skills with staff.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Energetic, enthusiastic youth services department seeking youth services librarian who loves to blog, post to social media, and explore new software programs and gadgets. Do you love LEGO WeDo? Are Tweens and Teens your favorite demographic, but you are comfortable working with a variety of age groups? Do you enjoy manga and graphic novels? Have we got an opportunity for you! Creative, exciting work in a collaborative department awaits the right candidate. Excellent customer service skills, a strong desire to engage and support the community, and knowledge of children’s and young adult literature are essential.

  • Develops and implements improvements and enhancements to existing departmental web pages and blogs.

  • Creates consistent social media content across several platforms.

  • Evaluates and recommends electronic resources, technologies and web services for youth.

  • Advises and trains Youth Services staff on new electronic resources, technologies and web services.

  • Prepares technology statistics for the monthly report.

  • Assists youth and adults in the selection, organization and interpretation of library materials.

  • Instructs library users in the use of online services, catalogs, and basic reference tools.

  • Assists staff with complex reference questions and library policy questions.

  • Interprets library policy in the absence of department head.

  • Develops and implements programs and activities for youth.

  • Selects materials and develops assigned collection areas.

Applying for the Position:Interested parties are encouraged to submit two writing samples from library social media postings or blogs, (or other examples of writing if library social media or blogs is not available); an Employment Application (available on library website or at the Circulation Desk), resume and cover letter to:
Diana Sills
Head of Youth Services
Warren-Newport Public Library District
224 N. O’Plaine Road
Gurnee, Illinois 60031
or dsills@wnpl.info
No Calls Please.

Youth Services Reference Assistant

Job Title:Youth Services Reference Assistant
Classification:Grade 9
Rate of Pay:$13.96/hr
Immediate Supervisor:Head of Youth Services
Hours:
  • Monday and Tuesday evenings from 5-9pm. Two weekends per month you will work on Saturdays 9am-5pm and Sundays 1-5pm.
    (Sunday hours are from Labor Day – Memorial Day)

  • This position is not a seasonal position. We are looking for someone who can work these hours all during the year. The ideal candidate would also need to have some flexibility in scheduling to fill in for days, evenings, and weekends as needed.

Application Deadline:Position open until filled
Minimum Qualifications:

  • Associates’ degree or two years of college or university work.

  • Well-developed oral communication skills.

  • Experience working with youth.

  • Basic understanding of library resources.

  • Basic understanding of library automation.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Do you enjoy providing excellent customer service? Have a welcoming, friendly demeanor and love promoting literacy? Are you excited by the idea of introducing new products and services? Do you love to read? If you can answer all the above with a passionate “Yes!” and are comfortable with digital products and equipment, you could be the ideal candidate!
    Bilingual (English/Spanish) a plus.

  • Assists youth and adults in the selection, organization, and interpretation of library materials. Refers complex reference or library policy questions to senior staff.

  • Instructs library users in the use of online services, catalogs and reference tools.

  • Places local holds, initiates system level interlibrary loan transactions, registers patrons for programs, reserves meeting rooms for patrons and performs other service desk functions.

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

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

  • Contributes to the library’s web presence.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Applying for the Position:Interested parties are encouraged to submit an Employment Application (available on library website www.wnpl.info or at the Circulation Desk), resume and cover letter to:

Diana Sills
Head of Youth Services
Warren-Newport Public Library District
224 N. O’Plaine Road
Gurnee, Illinois 60031
or dsills@wnpl.info.
No Calls Please.