Head of Children's Services


Antioch Public Library District
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
40 hours per week, includes participation in night, Saturday and Sunday rotation
$50,174.50 per year


The Antioch Public Library District has an outstanding opportunity for an experienced children's advocate with strong communication skills, proven leadership ability and a knack for organization. Our Library is entering an exciting new phase and we are looking for a Head of Children's Services to help take our library to the next level. We are investigating remodeling or expanding our building in the near future and want a creative, forward-thinking Head of Children's Services to contribute to this effort. We are seeking someone who understands the importance of collaboration, knows how to handle difficult situations and has a talent for inspiring and providing feedback to a talented team. The ideal person will embrace change, have a positive attitude and be dedicated to expanding the role of the library in children's lives and the community.


  • Masters of Library Science from an ALA-accredited school
  • Minimum two years' experience in a public service position in a public library
  • Prefer two years supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of public library philosophies, including service, collection development, publishers and vendors and marketing of materials and services to patrons.
  • Knowledge of Children's Literature
  • Computer skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to represent the Library in a professional manner
  • Demonstrated ability of strong communication and interpersonal skills. Effectively able to communicate and build consensus across departments and diverse constituency groups

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Submit application, resume and cover letter to Jennifer Drinka, Library Director. Visit the FAQ portion of our website to review the complete job description.

Application Contact: 
Jennifer Drinka
Apply To: 
Antioch Public Library District
757 N. Main St.
Antioch , IL 60002
Phone: (847)395-0874
Fax: (847)395-5399
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