Employment Opportunities


Library Technical Assistant/TeenZone Support

Department:  Information Technology Services

Date posted:  June 28, 2024
Closing:  July 14, 2024

Salary:  $21.06 per hour

We are looking for someone who enjoys working with and being helpful to people, including junior high and high school aged students.  This position requires a broad understanding of technology and is part of a team that contributes to an entertaining, stimulating, learning environment by providing technical assistance.  Must enjoy a sense of humor, be flexible, exude a positive and friendly attitude, work ethically, and demonstrate a willingness to work hard and be able to communicate openly and effectively. 

Applicants selected for an interview will be asked to present a technology program idea for a future Teen event.


  • Effectively assist patrons with a vast range of topics, from the very latest technology available in the Innovation Lab, Computer Lab, and Recording Studios, to older technology still in use by patrons
  • Effectively identify, troubleshoot, and remedy computer, video game console, and audio-visual equipment issues
  • Assist the IT Manager in developing and presenting cutting edge technology programs
  • Assist with keeping public computers up to date by applying the latest patches and updating software
  • Support TeenZone, Teen Tech Programming, and all other IT endeavors as needed
  • Be flexible and willing to adapt to new processes and procedures, and be motivated to learn and master skills to effectively implement these changes


  • Must have a general understanding of the steps necessary to troubleshoot complex technology issues
  • Professional, proactive, friendly, optimistic
  • Excellent customer service etiquette
  • Proven record of excellent workplace attendance
  • Must be able to bend, stretch, lift, and handle complete equipment setups of 75 pounds
  • Communicate effectively—with internal and external customers
  • Work a flexible schedule

Hours:  19 per week; must have weekend and evening availability
The hours of this position will vary, and will include weekend and, on occasion, after-hours availability

Education: Position requires LTA certificate or 60 credit hours of post-secondary school

To Apply: Submit job application, resume, and unofficial transcript to:
Gayle Tucker, HR Manager

Bloomington Public Library
205 E. Olive St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

or hr@bloomingtonlibrary.org

Bloomington Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Shelver, part-time, Temporary

Position Title:  Shelver, part-time Temporary (11 hours/week), Adult Services

Date posted:    July 3, 2024
Closing:   July 21, 2024

Salary:  $ 15.00 per hour

Adult Services is seeking a friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, accurate Shelver, part-time. 

This position is vital to the success of the library and its services.  Materials must be in their correct place for others to find and use them. If you are an accurate, detail-oriented person who loves making order out of chaos, this job is for you. 

The shelver combines multiple carts containing a mix of items into carts of similar items that are in alphabetical or numerical order. These carts are then pushed to the shelves and the items put away. Additionally, the shelver checks that items already on the shelf are in correct order and straightens that area. The shelver also picks up items left behind throughout the building.

The successful candidate will be a detail-oriented person.  An enjoyment of working with people and providing excellent service are also key—shelvers are on the floor and easily accessible to patrons. Shelvers answer questions about the collection and help patrons find materials.

Apply for this great job if you are energetic, enjoy making people happy, like putting items where they’re supposed to be, and can do so accurately each and every shift.


  • Sort, shelve, and file various library materials accurately according to library classification systems
  • Review shelves for accuracy
  • Reshelve misplaced items
  • Maintain the neat and orderly appearance of the Adult Services and AV areas
  • Provide top quality, patron-focused interactions to patrons of all ages who visit the library  
  • Utilize the library’s email system
  • Assist with shelving in other departments when there is a need
  • Additional projects may include tasks such as using lists to gather items or processing materials being removed from the collection


  • Ability to file alphabetically, numerically, and alphanumerically
  • Distinguish between similar filing details and accurately place each item
    • Examples: 
      • Johanson, Johnsen, Johnson, Johnston, Johnstone
      • Goldberg, Goldburg, Goldenberg, Goldenburg, Goldenburgh
      • 796.323; 796.332; 796.352; 796.357
      • 811.52; 811.54; 812.52; 812.54; 813.52; 813.54; 814.52; 814.54 
  • Concentrate with close mental and visual attention for prolonged periods of time
  • Friendly, helpful, knowledgeable, positive, proactive attitude
  • Willingness to accept responsibility for actions
  • Able to communicate clearly in English including listening, speaking, reading, and comprehension
  • Ability to transport materials within the library building
  • Must be able to bend, stoop, and lift
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule dependably
  • Basic knowledge of adult and teen literature is a plus

Hours:  11 per week, to include mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends.  The hours of this position change as departmental needs change.   

Education: Must be a High School Graduate.  Must be at least 16 years of age.

To Apply: Submit job application and resume to:

Gayle Tucker, HR Manager
Bloomington Public Library
205 E. Olive St.
Bloomington, IL 61701

or hr@bloomingtonlibrary.org

Bloomington Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer