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Patron Services Associate

Hours: 15 hours/week average, including some nights and weekends.

Salary: $13.00-$14.50/hour depending on qualifications

Hinsdale Public Library is seeking an innovative, friendly, and energetic candidates to join our Patron Services Department.

Responsibilities include providing a high quality customer experience to patrons in person, on the phone, and in writing, managing patron accounts, handling circulation procedures, and explaining library policies to the public in a professional manner.

Qualified candidates will have a high school diploma or equivalent, be flexible and possess a strong commitment to customer service and teamwork. Customer service experience is preferred.

Submit letter of application, resume, and three references by September 22 to Martha Kennedy,, Patron Services Manager. No phone calls.

Youth and Young Adult Services Manager

We’re looking for a talented and creative leader who is passionate about connecting children and families to the Library and nurturing a talented and collaborative staff.

Reporting to the Youth Services Manager are three full-time librarians, one part-time librarian, and three paraprofessional staff members. The ideal candidate for this position will have experience supporting staff, fostering innovation, and bringing the Library out into the community.

Position Responsibilities

  • Plan for and measure the department’s delivery of reference and readers’ advisory services, collection development, programming, and introducing and supporting new technologies
  • Hire, train, evaluate and coordinate the work of staff delivering these services
  • Work directly with patrons, providing exceptional reference and RA service
  • Participate in outreach events and present youth programming
  • Work with Adult Services staff to support high school students, especially as volunteers
  • Manage department budgets
  • Create and manage relationships with other agencies and groups serving children
  • Contribute to the Library’s active Management Team—working with the Library’s Board, Administration, and other department managers to plan and execute innovative programs and services for our patrons


  • MLS or MLIS from an ALA accredited graduate school
  • Five years’ experience in a public service position, preferably in a public library
  • Two years supervisory experience, or comparable responsibility
  • Strong oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to provide excellent customer service

Salary: $55,000 — $68,000, DOQ.

Preference given to applications received by September 29, 2021.

Please send resume and letter of interest to:

Karen Keefe, Executive Director