Librarian I – Outreach Services


Berwyn Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
40 hours a week including evenings and weekends
$14.00 per hour plus exceptional BCBS PPO health insurance and IMRF

The Berwyn Public Library seeks a bilingual (English/Spanish), energetic and creative individual to coordinate literacy programs. The ideal candidate will demonstrate excellent communication skills, work well as part of a team, and have a strong background in literacy and community outreach.

Job Duties:

  • Represents the library and promotes literacy practices within the library and at schools, park districts, community events, etc.
  • Helps to develop, implement, and promote departmental and library programs, such as ELL and literacy programs, including developing flyers and displays and creating social media content.
  • Coordinates volunteers and tutors as needed.
  • Develops training sessions and materials for patrons, staff and volunteers.
  • Builds partnerships with local literacy organizations.
  • Researches and writes grant proposals to fund literacy programs.
  • Performs other Outreach Services duties as assigned, e.g. outreach storytimes and homebound services.
  • Attends relevant professional development seminars, workshops and webinars.


  • BA or BS from an accredited college or university or equivalent library experience.
  • One year of course work in either early childhood education, adult literacy, ELL, or equivalent library experience.
  • Ability to speak, write and read Spanish required.
  • Excellent customer service skills and a commitment to providing quality service.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing and to adapt communication style to a diverse audience.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and resolve problems in a positive and professional manner.
  • Ability to adjust work schedule to meet various demands of meetings and staffing including the flexibility to be able to work days, evenings, weekends, and holidays.
  • Requires experience using computers and the ability to search the Internet.
  • Ability to read computer screens, type accurately, lift 30 lbs. and move about staff and public areas.
  • Must have full gross motor functions (bend, stoop, twist, push, pull) and good hand dexterity.
  • Broad knowledge of various genres and subjects.
  • Valid driver's license required.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Contact: 
Kelly MacGregor, Head of Outreach Services
Apply To: 
Berwyn Public Library
2701 S. Harlem Ave.
Berwyn , IL 60402
Phone: 708-749-6311
41° 50' 29.6988" N, 87° 48' 11.628" W