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Current Employment Opportunities

Adult Services Associate

Deadline for applications: Position open until job is filled

Job Description: The River Forest Public Library is searching for an enthusiastic Library Associate for our Adult and Teen Services Department. This position will serve adults, teens and middle school age patrons. This position will provide valuable experiences for someone preparing for a career in public libraries.

The Adult Services Associate will be responsible for:

Providing reference, readers advisory, computer and e-book assistance to patrons.
Creating books displays, book marks, handouts and other materials as requested.
Creating content for our RFPL Reads blog.
Other administrative support tasks within the Adult Services Department.
Opportunity for collection management and programming responsibilities may also be available.

College degree and experience working with the public. Must enjoy working with people of all ages. Must be customer-service focused. Broad reading interests preferred. Experience with WordPress preferred. Must be able to work independently and exercise initiative. Computer skills, especially knowledge of Microsoft Office products, are essential. Preference given to currently enrolled MLS students.

Full/part time:
Part time: 12 hours/week
Hours will include daytime, evening and weekend shifts.
The ideal candidate would intend to stay in this para-professional position for one to two years.

Salary information: $13.25/hour

To apply: please email a cover letter, resume and 3 references to No phone calls please.

Contact information:
Ms. Blaise Dierks, Adult Services Manager
735 Lathrop Avenue
River Forest, IL 60305

Current Volunteer Opportunities


Visit our Adopt-A-Shelf page to learn more about this important volunteer opportunity.

The library occasionally has additional volunteer opportunities. To apply, please download the general interest volunteer form here.

If you are looking for other volunteer activities please visit the OPRF Volunteer Center’s website. They regularly list wonderful local opportunities!