Youth Services Librarian

Library

Employer/Library: 
Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library District
Library Type: 
Public Library
County: 
Cook

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
Hours: 
37.5 hours/week-includes 1 evening and 1 weekend, as needed: non-exempt
Salary: 
$21/hour depending on qualifications

Due to a staff relocation, the Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library is seeking a creative, innovative, tech-savvy librarian to join us. Can you host programs as wide ranging as Dungeons & Dragons to cooking, painting and toddler story times? Can you chat with tweens and play video games? This is a high energy position and requires the ability to juggle a variety of ages and programs with a sense of humor.

The position requires an innovative and motivated individual to create, implement and present programs for children age birth-8th grade and related programs for caregivers and teachers, as needed. This position provides outreach, collection development, reference and reader's advisory services to young patrons and their caregivers, as well as, planning and promoting creative library activities and services, as needed.

The Alsip-Merrionette Park Public Library District serves the 3 communities of Alsip, Garden Homes and Merrionette Park population 23,000+ in the southwest suburbs of Chicago.

MLS from an ALA accredited program and 2 years' experience required. Excellent oral and written communication skills; extensive knowledge of children's literature; commitment to excellence in customer service, knowledge of current trends in library service; proficient in Microsoft Office suite and current library technology including social media applications. Knowledge of Joomla, ability to adapt to changing work situations and job requirements; knowledge of Sirsi Dynix Work Flows and Spanish language proficiency a plus.

Open until filled

To apply please send a library application, resume and a cover letter to amalysa@alsiplibrary.info. No telephone inquiries please. Application may be downloaded from our website: www.alsiplibrary.info.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

To apply, please send a library application, resume and a cover letter to amalysa@alsiplibrary.info. No telephone inquiries please. Application may be downloaded from our website: www.alsiplibrary.info.

Application Contact: 
Amy Malysa, Youth Services Manager
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