Library Associate Job Opening

Library Associate

Salary $13.50 – $14.50 Hourly
Location: Morris Area Public Library
604 Liberty St – Morris Il 60450
Two positions open
Job Type: Part-time, 17 hours a week
Closing: When filled


We are excited to be evolving, expanding and looking to add creative staff as we embrace and enhance the charm of Morris IL. Are you looking for a creative environment of support and sharing, away from the noise of a big city? We are looking for a part time Library Associate to empower our patrons through a love of books, community and exciting new programs. If your goal is to support others as they reach their goals, join our library staff to meet the varying needs of our patrons!

We are looking for positive, engaging team members who are eager to assist with projects and programs within the library, as well as in our community. If you are looking for a position where your focus on detail will benefit everyone, this is it! The Library Associate position will support you as you share your love of books and guide visitors through our collections.


The following duties and responsibilities are not all inclusive. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Use creativity to develop informative, engaging, and entertaining programs
  • Encourage, invite and welcome patrons to our amazing library
  • Perform all daily library circulation operations with a positive attitude while assisting patrons with circulation services
  • Create and deliver programs to audiences of any age in the library
  • Support coworkers as part of a growing team
  • Participate in the engaging design and maintenance of displays
  • Provide readers’ advisory services to all age levels
  • Rove the library to support patrons, provide assistance, and maintain collections and public areas
  • Assist patrons in finding and using library resources, including reference materials, computers, public access catalog, reference databases, and electronic resources
  • Support all patrons with first level technology assistance
  • Uphold the patron’s rights embodied in the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States, the Bill of Rights and ALA confidentiality standards
  • Uphold copyright and anti-discrimination and bias-free laws and regulations.


The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills, and/or abilities required.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Engaging attitude focused on supporting an amazing team
  • Ability to stand for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to 50lb with repetitive lifting
  • Desire to empower patrons and coworkers as we explore the library
  • Desire to create exciting, educational, enriching programs for our patrons
  • Ability to research reference questions and serve the informational needs of patrons
  • Creative problem solving to help patrons with all aspects of circulation services
  • Ability to create engaging displays throughout the library
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to follow library policies and procedures
  • Ability to work with, maintain and troubleshoot problems with library equipment including computers, photocopiers, and audiovisual equipment.

Please fill out and application and return it to Rose Nowak via email or in person at our our customer service desk.