Jobs at WNPL

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 of our job openings 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.

Warren-Newport Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Outreach Services Associate - Part Time

Job Title:Outreach Services Associate
Department:Outreach/Bookmobile
Application Deadline:Until filled.
Hourly rate:$16.50
Hours:Position averages 15 hours per week: Tuesday and Thursday 2:00PM-8:30PM; One Saturday every 5 weeks 8:00AM-3:00PM.
Do you enjoy working with people of all ages who really appreciate what you do? The Outreach Services Associate position is a variety filled, exciting position with rarely a dull moment. As an Outreach Associate, you will work with friendly staff on the library bookmobile, where new ideas reign and giving great service rules. Flexibility a plus, with a willingness to cover additional schedules and routes.
Minimum Qualifications:

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

  • Two years of library related experience.

  • Ability to obtain a Class C driver’s license (within 90 days of hire date). Clean driving record, excellent driving ability.

  • Familiarity with library automation and Microsoft Office products.

  • Good oral communication skills and experience in working with all age groups.

  • • Requires full-range of body motion including bending, stooping; ability to push a 100-lb wheeled cart; ability to lift boxes and bags weighing up to 40lbs. Ability to walk up and down stairs, and to work in a confined space.


Principal Responsibilities:Responsibilities:

  • Drives bookmobile on established routes and for special occasions, e.g. local parades.


  • Assists Outreach users in the selection, organization, and interpretation of library materials.


  • Answers reference questions, author/title inquiries as appropriate.


  • Checks in, out, and renews materials as well as reshelves and rotates materials and shelf reads bookmobile collection


  • Issues library cards according to library policy.


  • Places holds and delivers reserved materials to patrons.


  • Maintains and updates bookmobile stop statistics and desk activities.

  • Implements the library's summer reading program on the bookmobile.


  • Assists with homebound deliveries as assigned by department head.


  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Applying for the Position:To apply for any position at the Warren-Newport Public Library District, an Application for Employment is required. You may download the application from our website or obtain one at the Circulation Desk and submit to:
Angela Clarke, Head of Outreach Services,
Warren-Newport Public Library District,
224 N. O’Plaine Road
Gurnee, IL 60031
or aclarke@wnpl.info.
No phone calls or in-person inquiries

Graphic Artist

Job TitleGraphic Artist
Department:Administration/Communications
Hours:Full-Time 37.50 hours; includes daytime, evening and occasional weekend hours.
Salary::$ 20.00 per hour
Warren-Newport Public Library is seeking an experienced, creative, and flexible Graphic Artist to join our busy Administration/Communications Department.
Principal Responsibilities:

  • Designs and creates logos, posters, signs, flyers, brochures and other printed and digital promotional materials that generate a positive public appeal to the library. Write basic promotional copy.

  • Assists in the layout, design and production of the library newsletter under the direction of the Head of Communications.

  • Assists in implementing library displays and bulletin boards.

  • Produces quality photographs of library events and programs, staff and visitors and documents building changes/upgrades.

  • Assists staff in other departments with promotional ideas for library programs and special events.

  • Formulates bid specifications for the purchase of outside printing and production of printed and promotional materials and negotiates with vendors.

  • Provides library wide decoration and interior design support.

  • Coordinates duplicating and collating materials, utilizing volunteers whenever possible.

  • Assists in maintaining department supplies inventory.

  • Completes special projects within the department.



Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree or 5 years’ experience in graphic design.

  • Able to write basic promotional copy.

  • Effectively communicate in English, both orally and written. Bilingual a plus, but not required.

  • Knowledge of and ability to use desktop publishing, photo video editing, and related software including Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, Premiere, iMovie, Illustrator, Acrobat and Spark

  • Familiar with social media and content management systems, such as WordPress.

  • Basic computer skills in MS Word, PowerPoint and Outlook and a working knowledge of office equipment.

  • Ability to exercise sound judgment while working independently and in a collaborative team environment.

  • Basic knowledge of pre-press production.

  • Knowledge of SLR digital photography and videography.

  • Portfolio of original work required; online portfolio preferred.

Applying for the Position:You may download an application for employment or you can obtain an application at the Circulation Desk. Please submit the application, resume, and online portfolio to Sandy Beda at sbeda@wnpl.info or mail to:
Sandy Beda
Head of Communications
Warren-Newport Public Library
224 N. O'Plaine Road
Gurnee, IL 60031
No phone calls or in person inquiries please.