Employment Opportunities

Chatham Area Public Library District

Chatham Area Public Library Circulation Assistant  


PT, a mixture of day, evening and Saturday hours and 20 hours/week average. H .S. degree required.  College degree preferred.  The ideal candidate must be interested in working in a customer service orientated organization, have excellent verbal and written communication skills; is proficient in Microsoft Office and possesses strong general computer and research skills.


Duties include checking in materials, answering and directing phone calls and assisting patrons with basic reader's advisory and reference questions. Information about this position and how to apply is available at www.chathamlib.org. Please mail your completed application to 600 East Spruce Street, Chatham, IL or email at jobs [at] chathamlib.org by Saturday, January 13th, 2018.  



Monday: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Tuesday: 2:30 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Every 4th Saturday – 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.


This position includes paid vacation and sick leave


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We are pleased that you are interested in employment with the Chatham Area Public Library District.  Please allow us to preview what you can expect while working for the Library.  Public libraries are the center of knowledge where people of all ages, backgrounds, and beliefs come together in discovery and awareness.  Helping to make connections and community impact while working in a library can be one of the most interesting and satisfying jobs in the world! Many employees have told us that they did not fully understand what library employees did behind the scenes and were surprised to find that library work is hard work and it can be fast paced and even strenuous at times.

We require a welcoming attitude

We expect all patrons to be treated with equality, dignity, respect, and a friendly attitude, at all times, and under all circumstances.  We also expect employees to be alert and interested in helping patrons, providing information, and helping with selections upon request.

What can I expect when serving the Public at the Chatham Area Public Library?

Library work is more than reading books.  It involves making sure that materials are available and easy for the patrons to find.  It involves dusting, straightening, restocking and moving materials.  Of course, this job may require that you are on your feet, lifting, and bending, as well as regular computer use. 

Description of Positions

Page (ages 16-College):  Involves sorting and shelving library materials and keeping the library organized.  Shelving requires attention to detail and is repetitive.  Pages also assist library circulation assistants.

Computer Lab Assistant (adult and page-level position):  Supervise the computer lab, assist patrons with basic computer problems/questions and accept/record printing fees.  Other duties include assisting with projects from other departments.

Library Circulation Assistant:  Work directly with library patrons and complete a variety of duties involving library cards and accounts, borrowing and returning library material(s), shelving, and other projects as assigned.

Specialists:  Areas such as Reference Librarian, Children’s Coordinator, Technical Services Supervisor, Circulation Supervisor, Information Technology Supervisor, Bookkeeper, Custodian, and more.

We welcome applications at any time. Click here for job application