Do you love interacting and engaging with the public? Do you enjoy being a resource and providing that exceptional customer service experience that patrons remember? Wilmette Public Library is looking for a Substitute Adult Services Associate to provide quality reference and reader’s advisory assistance to our adult and teen patrons. This position will instruct patrons on the use of both print and digital resources, while promoting library programs and collections. Applicants must have excellent customer service skills, be intellectually curious, and tech-savvy. A successful candidate will also take initiative, have a flexible schedule, and possess the ability to work collaboratively with a dynamic team while also making informed decisions independently.

Substitute Adult Services Associate Responsibilities:

  • Provide excellent general and in-depth reference assistance and reader advisory, using a variety of print and digital resources.
  • Provide exceptional customer service to all patrons regarding general and library specific inquiries.
  • Assist and support programming events for the Adult Services department.
  • Assist in the maintenance and promotion of library collections including books, periodicals, digital resources, and media.
  • Maintain and apply a current knowledge of books, authors, and trends in library services and programs.

Hours & Compensation:

  • As a substitute, there are no regular weekly scheduled hours but ability to cover daytime, afternoon, evening and weekend shifts highly desirable. We do require that you work at least one shift per month.
  • Shifts: (Mon – Friday: 9:00am – 1:00pm, 1:00pm – 5:00pm, or 5:00pm – 9:00pm), (Saturday 8:45am – 5:00pm), (Sundays: 11:45pm – 5:00pm).
  • Starting Hourly Range:  $18.51 DOQ


  • LTA or Bachelor’s Degree in related field required. MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited library school a plus.
  • Reference Librarian experience in a public library is highly desirable.
  • Extensive experience with OverDrive/Digital Library of Illinois preferred.
  • Must demonstrate excellent customer service.
  • Working knowledge of reference resources, in both print and digital formats.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Ability to understand and use technology and troubleshoot technology-related issues.
  • Ability to demonstrate broad practical experience with library software, including Integrated Library Systems (Polaris preferred) and subscription databases.
  • Ability to work collaboratively in a team environment.

All interested and qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, and application for full consideration. Visit our website and download an application. All applications must be filled out completely and submitted to:

Michael Boone, PHR
Human Resources Manager
Wilmette Public Library

Wilmette Public Library is a Drug Free workplace and an EOE employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or veteran status.

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