Fountaindale Public Library District seeks a dynamic, bright, enthusiastic and innovative Programming Librarian to join our team. Our programming has an established following, and we are always seeking to innovate and welcome new participants. The ideal candidate will be creative, community-focused, energetic, possess strong collaboration, leadership, and communication skills and be knowledgeable about current and emerging trends in programming and creating partnerships in public libraries.
If you are someone who wants to make a difference in people's lives by helping to cultivate a growing community, providing amazing customer service and initiating exciting programming, please apply today.
- 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.
- Oversees the planning, preparation, scheduling, budgeting and administration of Adult programming for the District.
- Responsible for coordinating event and staff scheduling with Departmental staff.
- Hires performers in collaboration with the Adult & Teen Services management team.
- Works with Adult & Teen Services management team to lead the assessment of and assesses functionality and productivity of cross-departmental programming committees or projects, with assistance from Adult & Teen Services Librarians.
- Coordinates, supervises, hires, trains, and schedules Adult & Teen Services Specialists to provide programming, patron assistance, readers advisory, promotion of library services and programs to patrons in the Library District.
- Actively participates in the developmental plans of subordinate employees.
- Responsible for collaborating with the Communications Manager on promotional needs.
- Coordinates Adult and Staff Summer Reading activities in conjunction with, or absence of, the Readers Advisory Librarian.
- Provides in-depth research, reference and readers advisory to patrons and staff.
- 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.
- Leads library wide committees for special projects, strategic planning, new library initiatives, departmental development, and consortia wide development.
- Helps to review, plan, coordinate, and implement the use of technology.
- Performs all duties of Adult & Teen Services Librarians or 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.
- Serves as building responsibility lead.
- Performs other miscellaneous duties as assigned.
Education: Requires expertise acquired through completion of a MLS program from an ALA accredited library school. Emphasis in Adult Services preferred.
Experience: At least one year of Adult Services experience in a comparable school, business, organization, or library preferred.
- Knowledge of Adult and Teen services, principles, trends, practices and technology.
- Basic knowledge of Adult literature, 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 to 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 relationships with staff and public.
- Communicates effectively with a variety of programmers and vendors from diverse backgrounds.
- 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.
- Prepare and deliver oral presentations.
Position has supervisory responsibility. Interview, hire, train, encourage, review work, inspire, assist, develop, counsel, evaluate, discipline and enforce library rules and policies.
Internal: Library staff and management
External: 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.
Applications received by Monday, November 4 will receive first consideration. Position will remain open until filled.
To apply for this position an Application for Employment is required. Applications can be sent directly to the library to the attention of Human Resources, 300 West Briarcliff Road, Bolingbrook, IL 60440 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
No phone calls please. Equal Opportunity Employer.