Youth Services Librarian


Algonquin Area Public Library District
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
25 hours/week, includes primarily days, with some evenings and weekends
$22.80-$28.50/hour depending on qualifications and experience

Do you enjoy capturing the imagination of children and sharing, connecting, and engaging with parents and their little ones? We seek an innovative, energetic, and enthusiastic Youth Services Librarian to join our team.

The person in this position will work with the Youth Services team and Eastgate Branch staff to create and coordinate early literacy initiatives, programming and promotions at both library locations; utilize and teach early literacy skills within the Library and the community; serve as a liaison creating a relationship with and providing resources for local preschools and schools; foster pre-reading skills in our youngest patrons; educate and support parents and caregivers on strategies to build early literacy skills; and develop collections for children to meet the needs of the community.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Knowledge of current research on early literacy and development of literacy programs for children; knowledge of PLA's ECRR and ECRR2 skills and associated programming; familiarity with the Common Core Standards; ability to teach, demonstrate, and share these skills with the staff and the public; excellent written and oral communication skills; demonstrated experience teaching and training children and adults; collection development experience


Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution.


This position includes a generous benefits package including dental insurance coverage; IMRF retirement; and paid time off plan. The Algonquin/Lake in the Hills community offers excellent schools, shopping, parks and recreation, and affordable housing. Visit the Library's website at for more information about the position and application process.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Please provide a cover letter, resume, and three references with your application.

Application Contact: 
Theresa Therens
Apply To: 
Algonquin Area Public Library District
2600 Harnish Drive
Algonquin , IL 60102
Phone: 8474583133
42° 9' 43.6968" N, 88° 20' 46.212" W