This position interacts directly with the public as well as with library staff to provide friendly, high-quality customer service. As a member of the New Lenox Public Library team, our values of accountability, initiative, responsibility and teamwork are integral to daily success. This position will assist in providing lifelong education to all patrons, while primarily focusing on our youth population.
Bachelor's degree from accredited institution or LTA certificate
Enthusiastic to work with children and their caregivers
Familiarity with both fiction and non-fiction literature for children
Flexibility to work various hours including evenings and weekends
Experience with reference work in a public library setting, including electronic resources and eReaders
Strong desire to work as an effective team member in achieving efficient and effective library operations
Willingness to learn new skills
A good sense of humor
Excellent interpersonal skills and the desire to provide excellent customer service
Communicates effectively in person, on the telephone, and in writing
Familiarity with privacy and copyright issues as they apply to libraries
Comfortable using computers, library equipment, online catalog, and other emerging technology
Description of Duties
Provides reference and readers advisory services specializing in youth literature
Assists patrons with myriad requests including computers, technology, and other library equipment
Plans and implements classes and events for children, including special events
Collaborates with other departments
Provides tours for schools, scouts and other groups as assigned
Participates in outreach programming to area schools, preschools and other events as assigned
Creates informative and dynamic displays
Engages in continuing education
Assists with collection development as assigned
Implements all library policies and procedures
Performs other duties as required
Physical Demands and Working Conditions
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will frequently sit, stand, kneel, reach, and walk. The employee will occasionally lift and/or move equipment, etc., up to fifty (50) pounds. Specific vision and hearing abilities are required by this job.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by personnel assigned to this position.
Reports to: Youth Services Manager
Applications can be found on our website at https://www.newlenoxlibrary.org/about/employment
Please send all applications and resumes to Alissa Raschke-Janchenko, Youth Services Manager, at email@example.com.