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Branch Services Clerk

If you enjoy providing top-notch customer service and want to join our talented and resourceful library team, we have an exciting opportunity for you! The South Elgin Branch Library location is looking for a customer-focused, creative and enthusiastic individual with excellent interpersonal skills who can master a variety of tasks in a busy environment. The mix of duties includes: assisting customers with computer applications, printing, self-check, DVD dispenser, eReader and other mobile devices, as well as, assisting with library programs, material handling, and shelving.


  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous customer service experience preferred
  • Experience working with children a plus
  • Knowledge and experience with basic computer applications
  • Bilingual Spanish/English language skills a plus

Part-Time:18 hours per week at the South Elgin Branch Library.  (Schedule includes weekday, evening and weekend hours)


Hourly Rate:  $13.16 per hour

APPLICATION DEADLINE:  Wednesday, November 20 or Until Filled

Please review the full job description and consider joining our team! Click here to download the Employment Application and save as a pdf file. Submit the Employment Application, a cover letter and a resume to jobs@gailborden.info.



Security Guard

Gail Borden Public Library has an immediate opening for a part-time Security Guard.  The individual in this position will patrol the interior and exterior of the Main Library, as well as the branch locations. The person in this position must exercise sound judgment in interpreting library safety and security policies with the ability to take decisive action when needed. This position requires the ability to make continuous rounds of all public and staff areas, including parking areas.


The mix of duties for this position includes, but is not limited to:

  • Assists staff in maintaining appropriate customer behavior
  • Enforces correction of minor policy infractions
  • Writes Incident Reports for unusual or disruptive incidents
  • Assists in monitoring theft detection
  • Performs a total security check of Library facilities after closing
  • Assists with maintenance functions as needed



  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid Illinois driver’s license and clean driving record required
  • Ability to continuously walk throughout the Library’s indoor and outdoor areas and work independently
  • Must have excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Prior police, fire or military experience strongly preferred
  • Spanish language skills are a plus


18 hours per week; schedule includes afternoon, evening and weekend hours


Hourly Rate:   $15.77 per hour


Application Deadline:  Friday, October 4, 2019 or Until Filled

Please review the full job description and consider joining our award-winning Library. Submit a cover letter, resume, and an Employment Application to jobs@gailborden.info or mail to: Gail Borden Public Library, C/o Human Resources, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120. Click here to download the Employment Application.







Gail Borden Public Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer