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For nine years in a row, our library has received a five-star rating, highest of Library Journal’s national public library ratings.  We are the busiest single-building public library in the United States, with over one million visitors and 2.3 million checkouts during 2016. 
We strive to add value in our customers’ lives by:
  • partnering with them to develop skills they need to succeed in all stages of their lives;
  • helping local businesses and community agencies thrive;
  • inspiring understanding by creating occasions for the exchange of ideas, cultural experiences and discovery; and
  • offering opportunities in Arlington Heights for gathering, learning, contemplating, creating, and finding inspiration.
Arlington Heights is the largest community along Chicago’s northwest suburban corridor, located 25 miles from downtown Chicago.  The Metra Union Pacific Northwest train station is located just two blocks from the library, convenient for our employees who live in the city or anywhere along the Northwest line.
The Finance Manager partners with the executive director and library management team on strategic and tactical matters related to budgeting, planning and financial operations and is a key partner to the Village of Arlington Heights.  With a village library structure, our executive director reports to an independent, elected board of library trustees.  The Village of Arlington Heights collects and transfers to us semi-annual property tax assessments, which are the primary revenue source and for which our trustees approve an annual budget.  The Village also manages all investments, government reporting and filings, and health insurance plans.

Our budgeted revenue for 2017 is $14.2M.  The library has no debt.  Our team includes 240 employees and 230 volunteers.

Our customers can experience the same amazing service out in the community as they enjoy inside the library.  As a bookmobile driver, you bring our 5-star library to the customer.
Will interact extensively with customers on the bookmobile at various locations and events in Arlington Heights.  Register new accounts and assist customers to locate and reserve materials, check materials in/out, resolve issues, and process fee payments.

Responsible for safety inspections and daily operations of vehicle, including ensuring library materials are available onboard and driving the well-equipped bookmobile.

Are you looking towards a career working with children?
We are looking for a creative, hardworking, and enthusiastic individual who is eager to work with children of all ages while assisting us with our summer reading program. You will be part of a team organizing and preparing various aspects of the program, working directly with our teen volunteers and representing the library at the summer reading table. 
This position is designed to give MLIS/Education students experience in assisting with program planning and learning how to provide excellent customer service while working with seasoned library professionals in an award winning public library.

We want to amaze our customers by having books, movies, music and games available as quickly as possible.  Consider joining our materials handling team so you can make sure customers can easily access our incredible collection.
Shelve and maintain the order of all library materials.  Deliver and retrieve items for customer or staff requests. Check materials in/out and manage customer holds.  Direct customers in the library to find materials or to staff who can help them.

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The Arlington Heights Memorial Library is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of any legally protected status or characteristic. The Library complies with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Persons needing accommodations in the application or interview process should notify the Human Resources Director. Nothing in this site constitutes a promise or offer of employment.

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