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Library Assistant, Hinsdale Public Library (Hinsdale)

The Hinsdale Public Library is seeking a part time library assistant to join our friendly community driven team. Our ideal candidate is detail oriented with good people skills and a passion for libraries.

The main duties of this position include: checking library materials in and out, placing holds for patrons, answering the telephone, shelving returned materials, and helping process new books. The Library Assistant may also be asked to provide readers advisory and basic instruction on library services.

This is a 12 hour a week position that requires two evening shifts and a Saturday shift with potential for future flexibility.


Education, training, and experience:

High School diploma required

Experience using an integrated library system is desirable

Knowledge, skills, and abilities:

Strong computer and technology skills

Ability to deal tactfully and effectively with the general public

Strong organizational skills and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously

Good verbal and written communication skills

Physical requirements and working conditions:

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Performs duties under typical library conditions. Position requires frequent physical effort, such as carrying books (up to 20-30 pounds), pushing book carts (up to 150 pounds), bending, stretching, grasping, etc., to shelve library materials. May require standing for long periods of time. Must be able to view computer screens for extended periods of time and operate computers, telephones, photocopiers, and other standard office and library equipment. Has frequent contact with library patrons, and other library personnel.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$13.75  / hour

Closing Date

Open until filled

How to Apply

Send cover letter and resume to


2021-11-10 |  Quick link to this job