My tour guide was the library’s Head of Adult Services Sean Birmingham. He untraditionally was a history major in his undergraduate years. After he graduated, the recession of 1990 hit, and was caught in a situation. After arriving at the decision to work at a library, Sean pursued and received a graduate degree in library science from Rosary University. Ever since he graduated, Sean has been working at different public libraries until he ended up at the Villa Park Public Library and has been working there ever since.
The majority of the staff, particularly those who are heads of departments or assistant administrators has at least a Master’s Degree. One staff member was an artist who designed decorations for the young people’s library in correspondence with different times of the year as well as upcoming events. The youngest staff members are college students who work at the circulation desks, or reshelf books.