Children's Librarian


Lake Forest Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
14-16 hours per week, including nights and weekends. Earns pro-rata vacation and sick leave.

The Lake Forest Library, Lake Forest, IL is seeking an energetic, creative, and service-oriented Youth Librarian to work with children from birth through 8th grade. Applicants should have 2+ years experience in a public library setting and experience developing and delivering innovative and creative STEM and technology (e.g., coding, robotics) programs, story times, summer reading clubs, and Library-wide programs.


  • Plans, presents, and supervises programs for children preschool through age 11. Supervises other staff presenting programs and events.
  • Develops, selects, and maintains library collection of books, magazines, AV, and other children's materials as assigned.
  • Acts as a reader's advisor and reference librarian for children's department.
  • Conducts library orientation, tours and visits to the library for groups of children and caregivers.
  • Creates bibliographies, bulletin boards, book displays, and other publicity materials relating to children and tweens.
  • Assists patrons with basic information regarding use of library materials, equipment, and services.
  • Maintains a working relationship with teachers, librarians, and other staff within area schools and community agencies/organizations serving children.
  • Establishes and maintains effective work relationships with co-workers, staff of other libraries, and the general public.
  • Cooperates as a team member with the library staff in performing any duty essential to the achievement of efficient library operations.

Required Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA accredited graduate school.
  • Two years' experience working with youth and/or teens and knowledge of youth and teen literature and services.
  • Intermediate to advanced computer and information technology skills.
  • Knowledge of the theories, principles and techniques of librarianship.
  • Ability to translate children's needs and interests into effective library services and programs.
  • Ability to work independently to develop, plan, and organize programs and services for children.
  • Ability to relate to co-workers in a positive and responsive manner.
  • Ability to exercise tact, leadership and judgment and coordinate, plan and administer for quality library service to the community.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Must be able to work evenings and weekends.
  • Must have valid driver's license and access to a vehicle.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

No phone calls, please.

Application Contact: 
Lorie Rohrer, Head of Children’s, at
Apply To: 
Lake Forest Library
360 E. Deerpath
Lake Forest , IL 60045