Manager of Bookmobile Services | Gail Borden Public Library

Posted on Feb 4, 2019

Do you have a love of books, people, and driving? Gail Borden Public Library is seeking a unique individual with a dual skillset for this full-time position ... the ability to drive and the ability to manage our 33-foot Bookmobile. We are an award-winning, diverse library district serving over 144,000 residents throughout Elgin, South Elgin, and portions of other neighboring suburbs. Our goal is to bring this brand new service to our community starting this Spring.

In addition to driving, the ideal person for this position will have management/supervisory experience, including exceptional interpersonal skills to interact with children and adults who will be visiting the Bookmobile. Additional responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Hiring and supervising staff and volunteers for the Bookmobile
  • Planning and scheduling Bookmobile routes and stops
  • Assisting Bookmobile customers with check out of materials
  • Reporting and evaluating Bookmobile services
  • Partnering with community organizations to foster cooperation with the Library & Bookmobile Services
  • Collaborating with Collection Services regarding customer trends, material selection, and other materials for the Bookmobile


  • Bachelor's or Associate's degree + a minimum of 2 years of supervisory experience
  • Valid Commercial Driver's License (CDL) with 1 year experience driving a school bus or large vehicle
  • Must have a safe driving record for a minimum of 5 years
  • Valid personal vehicle insurance
  • Excellent customer service experience
  • Must be a self-starter with a high level of motivation, commitment and dedication
  • Library ILS and library outreach experience a plus
  • Spanish language skills a plus
  • Positive attitude in support of the library's mission, vision, and values


$50,000 commensurate with truck/bus/large vehicle experience + Excellent Benefits


Gail Borden Public Library
270 N. Grove Avenue
Elgin, IL 60120
United States

How to apply

Application Deadline:  February 12 2019 or Until Job is Filled

Please review the full job description on our library's website and consider joining our award-winning Library! Submit a cover letter, resume, and Employment Application to or send to: Gail Borden Public Library, C/o Human Resources, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120. The Employment Application is available on the library's website,

Final candidates will demonstrate their Bookmobile driving skills.

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