Full Time Adult Services Reference Librarian


Batavia Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
From $23.68/hour

The Batavia Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, flexible, and innovative reference/programming librarian who is technologically savvy, customer service driven, and passionate about programming.

Responsibilities: This full-time position provides reference and readers' advisory services; serves as the primary coordinator of programs for adults; assists patrons in the use of computers, eMedia, and other technology; and teaches computer classes. This position plans, coordinates, and executes events for several major program series, including Sundays on Stage; One Book, One Batavia; New Lyceum Lecture Series; and How-To Community.


Required: The successful candidate will have a Master's degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program; a minimum of 1 year's experience in reference/adult services in a public library; a minimum of 1 year's experience with successful program planning for adults; will be a team player who works well with others; and who is endowed with excellent communications skills, a demonstrated ability to handle program-related situations calmly, strong computer skills, attention to detail, and outstanding readers' advisory skills.

Preferred: A minimum of 2 years' experience in reference/adult services is preferred, preferably in a public library.

Desired: A person who is flexible, fun-loving, well-organized, tactful, resourceful, and good-humored.

Compensation: Starting salary is from $23.6875 per hour. This position includes a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage; IMRF retirement; optional 457 plan, and paid time off.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday – 9:00AM – 5:00PM; Wednesday 1:00 – 9:00PM; and 1½ weekends per month. The actual schedule is subject to change as may be needed to accommodate the vicissitudes of the work.

Batavia Public Library District is an equal opportunity employer. Inquiries are encouraged from candidates who will enrich and contribute to the cultural and ethnic diversity of the Library.

Due to the volume of employment applications, we are unable to respond to inquiries regarding your employment application or discuss the available position. If your qualifications meet our needs, we will contact you.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

If you would like to join our team, please send your resume, cover letter and information for three professional references to: jobs@BataviaPublicLibrary.org.

Application Contact: 
Human Resources
Apply To: 
Batavia Public Library
BATAVIA , IL 60510
Phone: 630-879-1393
Fax: 630-879-9118
41° 50' 56.778" N, 88° 18' 41.1156" W