Batavia Public Library District, located in the beautiful Fox River valley west of Chicago, seeks an energetic, public service-oriented reference librarian for its Adult Services department. Batavia serves a district population of 26,562 from a large (54,000 square feet) facility that opened in 2002. Visit us at www.BataviaPublicLibrary.org
Responsibilities: This 20-hour/week position provides reference and readers’ advisory services; assists patrons in the use of the online catalog, reference databases, and the Internet; and teaches computer classes. Hours include weekday hours, 1 evening per week, and 2 weekends per month.
Qualifications: Required: The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program and a minimum of 1 year’s experience in a library of any type; will be a team player who works well with others; and who is endowed with excellent communications skills and strong computer skills. Preferred: A minimum of 2 years’ experience in reference and adult services is preferred, preferably in a public library. Desired: It would be great if you were fun-loving, tactful, resourceful, and good-humored.
Compensation: Hourly salary from $20.08, depending upon qualifications. This position is eligible for IMRF benefits.
If you would like to join our team, please send a letter of interest describing your skills and experience, a detailed résumé, and contact information for at least three professional references to: HR Manager, Batavia Public Library, 10 S. Batavia Ave., Batavia, IL 60510-2793. No phone calls, please.
Electronic submissions (using Microsoft Word or Adobe PDF) to jobs [at] bataviapubliclibrary [dot] org are encouraged.
Applications received by September 17, 2012 will receive first consideration, but applications will continue to be accepted until the position is filled.
Batavia Public Library District is an equal-opportunity employer. Inquiries are encouraged from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of the Library.