The library is always accepting applications. Download and print an application


Positions currently available: 


POSITION TITLE:  Deputy Director

Pay Grade Level 12, Starting from $77K


DESCRIPTION: This full-time, exempt position is responsible for assisting the Executive Director in the planning, organization, supervision, development and administration of all library services, personnel, operations and programs.  Assumes the duties of the Executive Director in his/her absence.



  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees, supervisors, and the community
  • Effectively assist library users in utilizing library resources
  • Assist the Executive Director in planning executive staff meetings, annual in-service day and other staff training opportunities
  • Assist the Executive Director and senior staff in budget preparation, reports, policy and procedural matters as needed
  • Maintain confidentiality
  • Attend meetings and conferences as required to keep abreast of local, state, and national trends in libraries
  • Assist the Executive Director in the evaluation and assessment of overall departmental functions and in the implementation of new service objectives and programs
  • Assist the Executive Director in the hiring and supervision of senior staff
  • Assist the Executive Director in developing and maintaining the organization chart of staff members
  • Responsible for special projects as assigned
  • Responsible for desk duty in the Adult Services/Reference Department as needed
  • Serve as the Freedom of Information Officer, the IMRF authorized agent, and the HIPAA agent
  • Assist the Executive Director and the Business Manager with onboarding new employees, specifically with benefits enrollment
  • Attend monthly Board of Library Trustees meetings
  • Coordinate the quarterly Staff Recognition event
  • Assist the Executive Director and the Business Manager in the implementation of automated administrative systems


EQUIPMENT USED OR KNOWLEDGE OF:  Proficiency in automated computer systems, Microsoft Office Products, Internet use, on-line resource databases, fax, scanner, and copiers

QUALIFICATIONS:  MLS graduate degree from an ALA accredited school.  Minimum of 5 years supervisory and administrative experience.  Ability to work with all levels of staff and community members. HR experience a plus. Proficiency in English required; a second language is a plus.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Must be able to clearly communicate verbally and in writing.  Must have valid driver’s license.  Must be able to stoop, bend, and reach materials on library shelving and be able to push a library cart loaded with library materials.


To Apply:

Send cover letter, resume and three references.

Application Deadline: 

Open until job is filled

Application Contact: 

Sue Haisan, Business Manager

Apply To: 

Poplar Creek Public Library District

1405 S. Park Avenue

Streamwood, IL

Or email:



Employer/Library: Poplar Creek Public Library District

Library Type:  Public

County:  Cook/DuPage

Position Information

Job Title:   Head of Maintenance

FT/PT:  Full Time exempt position

Hours:  37.5 hours/week

Salary: Beginning at $45,000.00 - $60,000.00 commensurate with experience

Position Description: 

The Poplar Creek Public Library District is seeking a dependable, capable and knowledgeable leader to be the manager of our Maintenance Department.  Qualified applicants should have experience managing building operations and security, maintaining building systems including heating/cooling plant operations (HVAC) and general maintenance of building and grounds.

Job duties include:

The maintenance, operation and condition of library building and grounds including but not limited to:

·         Soliciting bids from, and oversight of cleaning companies, snow removal, grounds services, HVAC maintenance, pump maintenance and general facility upkeep needs

·         Oversight of all building operations

·         Trained in alarm systems and liaison to alarm company

·         Oversight of the operation and maintenance of building heating and cooling; (HVAC); mechanical and electrical equipment

·         Develops scheduled maintenance of equipment /obtains bids from vendors

·         Hires, supervises, trains and evaluates department staff

·         Prepares annual budget draft, maintains records and manages department budget

·         Provides the Executive Director with monthly department reports

·         Complies with local laws and procedures, checks building in regard to fire and safety hazards and makes recommendations for fire prevention

·         Answers off-hour emergency calls regarding building problems

·         Assigns and approves all employee scheduling in the department (schedule; time off with use of vacation; sick or personal within the department)

·         Must be available to work evenings and weekends as needed

Qualified applicants should have:

·         High school diploma

·         Minimum 5 years’ experience in facility maintenance/management

·         Satisfies one of the following requirements:

o   HVAC systems stationary engineer license

o   Associates Degree in Maintenance Technology or equivalent experience with mechanical systems and pumps

·         Electrical certificate and other training preferred

·         Valid Illinois driver's license

Interested applicants should email an application, cover letter, resume, and three professional references to

Application Contact:  Sue Haisan, Business Manager

Apply To:       Poplar Creek Public Library District

1405 S. Park Ave.

Streamwood, IL 60107

Application Deadline:  May 31, 2016



Assistant Dept. Head (full time)


LOCATION: Government Documents' Department,

Main Library


HOURS: 37.5 HOURS PER WEEK (includes evening and weekend hours)


Pay Grade: 9 Exempt Position


Responsible to and assists the Head as the second in command in the Department. Trains and supervises Department’s employees and volunteers, responsible for the daily function during the absence of the Department Head by possessing a high degree of diplomacy, customer service and organizational skills to facilitate communication among the Department and with other Library units. Serves as a cataloging expert. Provides accurate reference service to Library patrons.  Other duties as assigned, including contributing and participating in cooperative activities within the community.


MLS in Library Science plus 3 years of  library experience with progressively increasing levels of responsibility. Advanced knowledge and skill in reference techniques, cataloging ability, computer and internet literacy, and strong interpersonal skills.  Able to manage and prioritize multiple issues and tasks; work independently and as a member of a team in a fast-paced environment with multiple interruptions and within tight deadlines; demonstrate a commitment to learning and continued commitment to the profession. Knowledge in handling government information in all formats desired. Supervisory experience and bilingual candidates preferred.  Starting annual salary is $50,720, dependent upon experience and knowledge.


The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 30 pounds.

Additional information about this position and a copy of the complete job description, and the Library’s application form can be obtained by emailing or by telephoning 630-837-6800 x4940.

Send cover letter and resume to Paulette Harding, Government Documents' Department, Poplar Creek Public Library District, 1405 S. Park Ave., Streamwood, IL, 60107.  Library application and 3 references will be requested of applicants during the interviewing process.



In-House Programmer (Grade 6)

We’re looking for an energetic, FUN, customer-service oriented individual to act as a part-time (20 hours) programmer, particularly for preschool-aged kids and families.

Duties will include presenting weekly storytimes and other programs to preschool-aged kids and families, picking up last-minute tours, working a busy reference desk, and filling in for other programmers who work with all ages.  This position will require the ability to adapt quickly and to throw together programs on the fly.

Hours for this position are Mondays, 1-5, Tuesdays, Thursdays and Fridays 9-1, and Wednesdays 5-9.  This position also participates in our weekend rotation.  Salary is $17.19 per hour.  Interested applicants should submit a library application to the Head of Children’s Services.  Applications are available at public service desks at the Poplar Creek Public Library and on the library’s website.  Download and print an application



Circulation Shelver – Level 1

Employer/Library:   Poplar Creek Library

FT/PT:   2 Part time

Hours:  Sun 12-5, Mon 9-2 and Wed 9-2

             Thurs 9-2, Fri 9-2 and Sat 9-2

15 hours/week including morning hours and possibly some evenings and weekends.


$  10.00  per hour

Position Description: 

Opening for part-time Shelver. We are looking for a team member with enthusiasm, excellent customer service, and computer skills. You will be shelving materials, answering questions from the public, checking materials in and out, pulling Holds and assisting on special projects.


High school graduate or the equivalent

Alphabetize and sort materials according to Dewey Decimal system.

Basic computer skills.

Lifting, bending, and pushing full carts of books.

Customer Service skills.

Application Deadline:  July 18, 2016

No phone calls please. 

Application Contact: 

Susan Melone

Poplar Creek Library

1405 S Park Blvd

Streamwood, IL 60107

Phone: (630) 483-4937



Circulation Clerk  - Level 4 – Part Time


Hours : 18 per week evening and weekends

Sunday 12-5, Wednesday and Thursday 5:30-9:30, Saturday 9-2


Salary: starting at 13.04/hour

Poplar Creek Library has (1) part-time openings for Circulation Clerk. Clerk position require excellent customer service and cash handling skills, have a working knowledge of basic computer programs and current technology, be able to multi-task, and work independently in a group setting.

Under the supervision of the Circulation Manager, the Circulation Clerk's duties may include, but are not limited to:


  • processing new library card registration & renewals
  • fielding questions over the telephone & directing calls to the appropriate department
  • checking in and out materials
  • handling interlibrary loans
  • collecting fines & fees
  • assisting patrons with  copiers, fax machine and scanner


Education: Minimum High School Diploma or equivalent required. 

Selected candidates must pass a background check and once hired a 6 month probationary period in which time they are expected to demonstrate basic competencies required to perform the duties of the Circulation Clerk effectively. 

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter and resume to Circulation Manager, Susan Melone.

No phone calls please. 

Application Deadline:  June 17, 2016

Application Contact: 

Susan Melone

Poplar Creek Library

1405 S Park Blvd

Streamwood, IL 60107

Phone: (630) 483-4937