Community Engagement Librarian


Skokie Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
37.5 hours per week - included day time, evening, and weekend hours
Full salary range is $49,203 to $73,804. Offers are made based on skills and experience between the minimum and mid-point of the full salary range.

Are you passionate about collaborating with others to build stronger communities? Do you have experience working in a diverse urban/suburban community or environment? Are you someone who enjoys working with a wide range of people, including seniors? Bring your skills and experience to Skokie Public Library as a Community Engagement Librarian.

The Community Engagement Librarian cultivates and maintains effective partnerships with community organizations and relationships with Skokie residents, with an emphasis on social service agencies and issues disproportionately affecting vulnerable populations. The Community Engagement Librarian plans, coordinates, and delivers programs and services of interest to older adults. With strong customer service skills, the Community Engagement Librarian provides information and advisory services at public service points in the library. The successful candidate will fully embrace our core service values of pursuing access and equity, cultivating learning and literacy, and engaging the community. Excellent communication, facilitation, networking, and public speaking skills are highly desirable, as are positivity, flexibility, and mindfulness.

If you want to apply, please be sure to read our strategic plan for 2016-2019 and our organizational culture statement to make sure both resonate with you. Read the job description and learn more about our award-winning library.

We seek those who share our real passion for serving the people of Skokie. We strive to reflect our community through our dedication to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We strongly urge people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ+, and people with disabilities to apply. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Quality benefits play a vital role in promoting the health and well-being of our staff and their families, and this is why we offer a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage to eligible employees. We also have generous paid time off and retirement plans for eligible employees.

Skokie is known for its diversity and is conveniently accessible from Chicago and surrounding neighborhoods. The Edens Expressway (I-94) spans Skokie's western edge, while Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and PACE suburban bus lines and the CTA's Skokie Swift Yellow rail line offer numerous options for public transportation.

Apply through the jobs page on our website. When using a Mac to apply use a browser other than Safari. Communication with applicants is made via email through BambooHR, our Applicant Tracking System. Please add BambooHR to your list of acceptable addresses in your email to ensure you receive emails during the application process.

Please provide a cover letter with your resume when applying.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Contact: 
Beth Dostert
Apply To: IL