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Position Title:  Custodian/Part Time

Location: Poplar Creek Public Library

               1405 S. Park Ave.

               Streamwood, IL  60107


Hours: 15 hours per week.

Shifts: Saturdays: 12-5:15 p.m.

Mondays: 5-9:45 p.m. / Thursdays: 5-9:45 p.m.

Pay: Starting salary $14.98 hourly

Contact: Please respond with cover letter, resume to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or submit by mail or in person to Business Office by Friday, September 16, 2016. Please also submit Poplar Creek Public Library job application available on website: under About the Library and Employment Opportunities

Overview: Under direction of Head of Maintenance Building and Grounds Manager or his assistant, assist with heating/cooling operation plant, and general Maintenance of Building and grounds and performs tasks as needed

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: (Including but not limited to the following)

  • Perform duties to keep building clean and orderly and grounds neat and attractive
  • Assists Head of Maintenance in making building repairs
  • Check daily schedule and set up meeting rooms in accordance with needs of various groups scheduled to use the meeting rooms
  • Move equipment and materials under direction of Head of Maintenance; make deliveries to the branch and assist other departments with movement of furniture and equipment
  • Other library related duties as assigned or required

Required Education/Experience

  • High School diploma or GED
  • Successful experience in custodial and building maintenance and related areas
  • Plumbing and Electrical experience a plus
  • Valid Illinois Driver’s License


  • General Mechanical knowledge of heating, cooling systems
  • Knowledge of Landscaping
  • General knowledge of painting
  • General knowledge of electric (energy; lighting; change lights and ballasts)
  • Ability to lift, pull, push, and carry heavy objects
  • Ability to operate a scissor-lift
  • Ability to work without direct supervision, following established, written daily Maintenance Department schedule
  • Ability to work independently, determining, and adjusting work priorities as needed, and completing Maintenance and custodial tasks in orderly and timely manner
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and/ or in writing, in person and on the phone, in English
  • Must be available to work evenings and weekends
  • Must be able to work in extreme outdoor weather condition
  • Must be able to bend, stoop or climb to reach items
  • Able to lift up to 100 pounds



Title: Young Adult Services Desk Assistant     

Pay Grade: 4

Salary: $13.04 per hour

Hours: Part-time, 13 hours per week

Schedule: Sunday 1-5 p.m. and Monday, Tuesday, Thursday 4-7 p.m. Additional hours as needed including occasional Saturdays.



The Young Adult Services Desk Assistant is responsible for contributing to the daily operations of the Young Adult Services Department. The primary responsibilities will include assisting library users in satisfying their informational and recreational reading needs, assisting with computer questions and assisting with collection maintenance. This is a part-time position that reports to the Young Adult Services Librarian.



  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to understand and follow instructions
  • Pleasant disposition when dealing with the public
  • Familiarity with automated systems
  • One year experience dealing with the public preferred
  • Bilingual Spanish/English desirable


PHYSICAL DEMANDS:                               

  • Visual Acuity for computer use
  • Audio Acuity for telephone and in person library user assistance and staff supervising
  • Ability to lift and carry several books simultaneously


SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS: (Including but not limited to the following)

  • Provides assistance with computers and printers including Microsoft office
  • Assists library users with recreational reading, homework, informational needs
  • Directs library users to other areas of the library as needed
  • Provides assistance with electronic, digital materials
  • Assists Young Adult Services Librarian with programs and events
  • Maintains a respectful environment for library users
  • Maintains physical order in the room including shelving and shelf reading
  • Assists with collection development
  • Participates in library activities such as programs, special events and book blogging
  • Attends Staff Meetings as necessary


EQUIPMENT USED OR KNOWLEDGE OF: (Including but not limited to the following)

  • Computers including Microsoft Office, Internet, and printers
  • Business phone systems
  • Copiers
  • Automated checkout system


To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume and application to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..