The Fountaindale Public Library is seeking a dynamic, progressive, and technologically savvy Adult Services Librarian to assist patrons at our innovative southwest suburban library.
This librarian will serve with the Adult & Teen Services team in planning, organizing and implementing programs and services that meet the goals of the library to enlighten and entertain patrons and our community. Position includes day, evening, and weekend shifts.
Significant time will also be spent staffing our various service desks. Candidates must have experience providing in-depth research, reference and reader's advisory to patrons and staff, as well as a passion for utilizing and promoting technology resources.
This librarian will also be responsible for cultivating relationships with the Bolingbrook business community and assisting small business owners with classes and resources. Bring your ideas and determination to succeed to the Fountaindale Public Library!
- Provides consistent, gracious and friendly service to internal and external customers.
- Understands and enforces District policies and procedures while safeguarding intellectual freedom and patron privacy.
- Provides in-depth research, reference and reader's advisory to patrons and staff.
- Works with our local business community by developing business programs and teaching classes on business related databases. Attends selected Chamber of Commerce meetings and forms partnerships with local business organizations to develop business programming for the District.
- Keeps informed of current information and trends at the local and regional library level. Participates in professional development activities relating to areas of responsibility.
- Works with Adult & Teen Services Management staff to establish benchmarks, and to develop, design and integrate initiatives and services for patrons and fellow staff.
- Collaborate with Collection Management Department to promote the collection.
- Leads library wide committees for special projects, strategic planning, new library initiatives, departmental development, and consortia wide development.
- Provide training and one on one appointments for patrons in the effective use of library and other resources.
- Coordinates and monitors exam proctoring, study room and local history room reservations for the District.
- Plans, prepares, and conducts Adult & Teen Services programs and leads cross- departmental programming committees or projects. Hires performers in collaboration with Adult & Teen Services Management team and Programming Librarian, as needed.
- Evaluates all Adult & Teen Services programs under leadership of Adult & Teen Services Management Team and Programming Librarian and assesses functionality and productivity of cross-departmental programming committees or projects.
- Performs all duties of the Adult & Teen Services Specialists, when needed.
- Prepares and submits required records, purchase requests and reports in keeping with the policies and procedures of the library.
- Plans, prepares, contributes to and/or creates displays, bibliographies, flyers, blogs and other print or online library promotional materials.
- Serves as building responsibility lead.
- Performs other miscellaneous duties as assigned.
Requires expertise acquired through completion of a MLS program from an ALA accredited library school. Emphasis in Adult Services preferred.
At least one year of Adult Services experience in a comparable school, business, organization, or library preferred.
Office & Library
Knowledge of Adult and Teen services, principles, trends, practices and technology.
Basic knowledge of Adult literature, film and music trends, popular materials and reference materials in a variety of formats.
Knowledge of productivity suites and integrated library systems.
Knowledge of reference techniques and digital information retrieval.
Ability to incorporate technology into programming and other public services.
Ability to effectively use a variety of tablets and similar devices.
Ability to exercise reasonable and independent judgment and discretion.
Ability manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
Ability to analyze and synthesize data to produce new or revised processes and procedures.
Ability to adapt to and effectively implement change.
Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationship with staff and public.
Communicates effectively in English, both orally and in writing. Spanish speaking skills are a plus.
Ability to stay calm and effective in difficult situations.
Ability to empathize and relate to the needs of all patrons.
Prepares and delivers oral presentations.
Library staff and management
Patrons, school staff, performers, community organizations, vendors and staff from other libraries.
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job.
Physical requirements for this position include: good speaking, hearing and vision ability, ability to push carts of library materials weighing up to 100 pounds rarely, lifting materials weighing up to 50 pounds rarely and lifting materials up to 25 pounds occasionally.
Work is performed in a typical library environment. Full-time position.
Requires some weekend and evening work.
No phone calls please. Equal Opportunity Employer.