Job Opportunities


Children's Services Specialist - Romeoville Branch

The White Oak Library District, serving the communities of Crest Hill, Lockport, and Romeoville, Illinois is seeking applicants interested in filling a part time position in the  Children’s Services Department at our Romeoville Branch Library.  This part time position equals 25 hours per week.

The selected candidate will be expected to provide a diverse range of library patron services relating to children, including assistance with library programs, collection development, staffing the Children’s desk, instructing patrons in the use of electronic and print resources, and a variety of related tasks.  Position reports directly to the Children’s Supervisor.

Minimum qualifications: Must possess a Library Technical Assistant Certificate (LTA), or currently be attending an American Library Association accredited MLS graduate school, or possess a bachelor’s degree and relevant experience.  Children’s services experience in a public library preferred.  Applicants should have computer experience, including Internet and the use of online databases, and ability to work days, evenings and weekends. Knowledge of the Polaris Database is a plus. Applicants will also be required to travel between our facilities as needed. Salary range begins at $14.50 per hour and increases commensurate with performance.  

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested parties should submit their cover letter and  resume to Beverly Krakovec, Romeoville Branch Manager via e-mail; or via mail to Beverly Krakovec, White Oak Library District, 201 W. Normantown Rd., Romeoville, IL 60446. 

Applications accepted until position is filled.


Adult & Teen Services Librarian - Romeoville Branch

The White Oak Library District, serving the communities of Crest Hill, Lockport, and Romeoville, Illinois is seeking an energetic, creative, and innovative Adult/Reference librarian to fill a part time position at our Romeoville Branch Library.  This position equals 25 hours per week.

The selected candidate will be expected to work within a team of peers to provide a diverse range of professional library services including planning and presenting library programs, collection development, staffing the reference desk, instructing patrons in the use of electronic and print resources, and a variety of related tasks. Position reports directly to the Adult & Teen Services Supervisor.  

Minimum qualifications: Fully completed MLS from an ALA-accredited graduate program.  Applicants should have computer experience, including Internet and the use of online databases, and ability to work days, evenings and weekends. Knowledge of the Polaris Database is a plus. Applicants will also be required to travel between our facilities as needed. Salary begins at $19.00 per hour and increases commensurate with performance.  

The selected candidate will also undergo a 30 day probationary period, during which time they will be expected to demonstrate certain basic competencies that are considered a minimum requirement for carrying out the duties of this position.  

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested parties should submit their cover letter and resume to Dennis Broz, Romeoville Adult & Teen Services Supervisor via e-mail, or via mail to Dennis Broz, White Oak Library District, 201 W. Normantown Rd., Romeoville, IL 60446.

Applications accepted until position is filled.  

Branch Manager - Lockport Branch

The White Oak Library District, serving the communities of Crest Hill, Lockport, and Romeoville, Illinois is currently seeking an energetic, creative and innovative Branch Manager to take charge of our Lockport Branch location in the spring of 2021. The current long-time Lockport Branch Manager is retiring.  This is a full time position (40 hours/wk). The selected candidate will be expected to work with the Director, other Branch Managers, and a dedicated staff to provide a diverse range of professional library services including planning and presenting library programs and major events, collection development, staffing public desks, instructing patrons in the use of electronic and print resources, and a variety of related tasks.

Position reports to the Director. All public services employees at the Lockport Branch report to their department supervisors respectively, and the three department supervisors in-turn report to the Branch Manager.  It is crucial for the success of the District that the selected candidate has a great interest in and the ability to work collaboratively with fellow Branch Managers and the Director.

Minimum qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited graduate program, 3-5 years experience working in a public library setting, and 2+ years of supervisory experience in a public library setting. Applicants should also have strong computer skills, the ability to work days, evenings and weekends, and a deep-seated motivation to deliver excellent library services. The selected candidate will also have a good sense of humor and be willing to work collaboratively as a member of our management team. Knowledge of the Polaris Database is a plus. Applicants will also be required to travel between our facilities as needed. Annual salary begins at $60,000 and increases commensurate with performance.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested parties should submit their cover letter and resume to Scott Pointon, Director via e-mail; or via mail to Scott Pointon, White Oak Library District, 201 W. Normantown Rd, Romeoville, IL 60446.

Applications accepted until position is filled.

Children's Services Supervisor - Romeoville Branch

The White Oak Library District, serving the communities of Crest Hill, Lockport, and Romeoville, Illinois, is seeking an energetic, creative and innovative Supervisor for the children’s department at our Romeoville Branch.  This full time position equals 40 hours per week.  

The selected candidate will oversee a staff of three who are expected to provide a diverse range of professional children’s library services, including planning and presenting in-person and virtual programs (both at the library and at area schools), collection development, staffing the Children’s desk, instructing patrons in the use of electronic and print resources, and a variety of related tasks. The Covid-19 pandemic of course effects how these duties are currently being completed safely. This position reports directly to the Branch Manager.

Minimum qualifications: Fully completed MLS from an ALA-accredited graduate program required, with a minimum of two years of relevant experience. Applicants should be computer savvy, and be fluent in the use of the Internet and online resources.  Ability to work days, evenings and weekends is required. Knowledge of the Polaris Database is a plus. Applicant will also be required to travel between library facilities as needed. Salary starts at $20.50 per hour and increases commensurate with performance.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested parties should submit their cover letter and  resume to Beverly Krakovec, Romeoville Branch Manager, 201 W. Normantown Rd., Romeoville, IL 60446 or via e-mail.    

Applications accepted until position is filled.  

Adult & Teen Services Librarian - Crest Hill Branch

The White Oak Library District, serving the communities of Crest Hill, Lockport, and Romeoville, Illinois is seeking an energetic, creative, and innovative Adult/Reference librarian to fill a part time position at our Crest Hill Branch Library.  This position equals 25 hours per week.

The selected candidate will be expected to work within a team of peers to provide a diverse range of professional library services including planning and presenting library programs, collection development, staffing the reference desk, instructing patrons in the use of electronic and print resources, and a variety of related tasks. Position reports directly to the Adult & Teen Services Supervisor.  

Minimum qualifications: Fully completed MLS from an ALA-accredited graduate program.  Applicants should have computer experience, including Internet and the use of online databases, and ability to work days, evenings and weekends. Knowledge of the Polaris Database is a plus. Applicants will also be required to travel between our facilities as needed. Salary begins at $19.00 per hour and increases commensurate with performance.  

The selected candidate will also undergo a 30 day probationary period, during which time they will be expected to demonstrate certain basic competencies that are considered a minimum requirement for carrying out the duties of this position.  

APPLICATION PROCEDURE: Interested parties should submit their cover letter and resume to Amy Byrne, Crest Hill Branch Manager via e-mail, or via mail to Amy Byrne, White Oak Library District, 20670 Kubinski Dr., Crest Hill, IL 60403.

Applications accepted until position is filled.  

Are you a Librarian who would like to make a few extra dollars?

The White Oak Library District, with locations in Crest Hill, Lockport, and Romeoville Illinois is seeking librarians with professional ethics and strong public service skills to serve as short term substitute staffing at our public services desks. Ideal applicants will live or work in the area and be available to fill in when regular District staff shortages will leave our desks under-staffed (vacations, conferences, sick days, etc).

Substitute librarians will be expected to provide a diverse range of general library help desk services to all ages. These services will include answering reference questions, instructing patrons in the use of electronic and print resources, and at times acting as the librarian in charge of the building.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: MLS from an ALA-accredited graduate program and reasonable availability to work occasional nights and or weekends. Applicant should have strong computer skills, including Internet and the use of online databases, as well as the ability to learn the basics of the Polaris automation system.

Applicant will also be required to travel between our three facilities, as needed. Salary range begins at $19.00 per hour and increases commensurate with experience and qualifications.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Interested parties should submit their resume to Scott Pointon via e-mail ; or via mail to Scott Pointon, White Oak Library District, 201 W. Normantown Rd., Romeoville, IL 60446.