Job Openings At Bellwood Public Library



Job Description: This full-time position serves as the primary staff member responsible for data entry of all new library materials into SWAN using cataloging information from Adult or Children’s librarians. Maintains order in Periodicals/Computer Room, assisting patrons with public access computers. Also manages technical services supplies and equipment.

The successful candidate will have knowledge of current technical services practices, previous data entry and customer service experience. The ability to prioritize tasks, enthusiasm for detail work and good time management skills are vital to this position. Excellent customer service skills and ability to maintain effective working relationships with coworkers required.

Hours: 37.5/week; includes some evenings and Saturdays.

Salary: $15.75/hr.

Requirements/Qualifications: High school diploma required. Library Technical Associate degree preferred. 4 years of work experience, with 3 years of relevant library experience.

Submit cover letter, resume, professional references and application to:  Kristin Schultz, Head of Adult Services, schultzk@bellwoodlibrary.org, with subject line "Technical Services Associate."

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This is a full-time position in the Youth Services Department. The candidate we are seeking will have a “love of children and parents, and you must enjoy providing service to the community”. Professional duties include but are not limited to; planning and outreach programs and services, collection management, readers’ advisory services, provide reference service, assist patrons with online and electronic resources, monthly reports, and bibliographic instruction, will also assist with covering the Teen Room Service desk. Should be creative. Must have a strong work ethic and be willing to work alone or as a team. Supervises other staff.
Salary $35,000 - $40,000 DOQ
Professional duties include but are not limited to:
• Planning and implementing Youth programs and services
• Collection development (selection, maintenance and deselection) of Youth Service collection
• Plan and implement outreach programs
• Provide youth reference and reader’s advisory services
• Assists patrons with bibliographic instruction, on-line catalog, computers, and electronic resources
• Advising and assisting the Library Director and other department heads in addressing areas of concern that affect the Library and Department
• Supervise Department in the absence of the Department Manager
Must have a strong work ethic and be willing to work alone or as a team. Must have the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department heads, all levels of employees and community partners.
• MLS/MLIS from an ALA accredited school
• One year library experience working with youth
• Flexible schedule- days, evenings, and Saturdays (Closed on Sundays)
• Access to transportation

Position available immediately.  Submit resume, 3 references and application to: Jacqueline Spratt, Library Director at spratt28@bellwoodlibrary.org.

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This is a part-time position in the Adult Services Department, providing reference and reader’s advisory.   28 - 29.75 hours per week; some evenings and Saturdays.  $18.00/hr.

Under the direction of the Head of Adult Services the Reference Librarian will:

•             Plan and market programming for adults

•             Answer reference and reader’s advisory questions

•             Provide bibliographic instruction and training on use of library’s catalog and online databases to patrons at point-of-use

•             Teach occasional computer classes

•             Perform collection development in assigned areas of Non-fiction and Fiction

•             Classify materials according to DDC


•             ALA-accredited Master’s Degree in Library Science

•             Knowledge of bibliographic tools, reference resources (print & electronic)

•             Excellent customer service skills

•             Strong verbal and written communications skills

•             Strong technology skills

•             Willingness to work flexible schedule as needed by the library, including some evenings and Saturdays.

•             Ability to prioritize tasks and work independently

•             Spanish-speaking a plus

Submit resume, references and application to by email to Kristin Schultz, Head of Adult Services atschultzk@bellwoodlibrary.org with "Part Time Reference Librarian" in the subject line.

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Welcome to the Teen page!!


Special Programs for Teens


Summer Reading 2015

Teens Read to the Rhythm at Bellwood Library!

Readers who meet the reading goals will get a reward each week. If Readers read over the weekly goals, they will be entered into the drawing for more prizes.


Mikal Lanier, 1st Grand Prize Winner


Teen Book Discussion

Wednesday, July 22 @ 6:00

Pick up a Free copy of the book and Join local author Sophie B. for discussion and Dinner!


Showcase Your Talent @ BPL

Calling all Participants between the ages of 10-18

 Bring your talent to Bellwood Library 

Thursday, July 23 @ 6:30 p.m.


Hey Teens, 

Come check out your new space 

There are new Touch Screen computers, Book collection for Teens, Xbox One and more to come.

The Bellwood Public Library has two rooms available for use by the public for meetings. 

How to Reserve a Meeting Room:

  1. Read our Meeting Room Policy to learn what types of meetings can be held here.
  2. Print out our Meeting Room Application & Deposit Form
  3. Fill it out completely, including alternate dates in case your first choice is unavailable
  4. Turn in to the Bellwood Public Library Magazine Room

The Friends of Bellwood Library run a year-round book sale in the First Floor Lobby.  Shop our shelves frequently, since we're restocking all the time.  You'll find a wide selection of books at low prices at the sale shelves!


Books for Adults: 
Hardcover 50¢ each
Paperback  25¢ each

Books for Kids:   20¢ each

Pay for the items at the Circulation Desk in the Lobby.