REPOST - Youth Services Associate I

Library

Employer/Library: 
Zion-Benton Public Library District
Library Type: 
Public Library
County: 
Lake

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
Hours: 
This is a part time, 16 hour a week position. Schedule requires mainly evening and weekend hours.
Salary: 
14.87 per hour

Details: Part time, non supervisory position

Nature and Scope of Position:

The principal responsibility of this position is to perform library work in the Youth Services department. The position focuses on providing outstanding customer service interactions at the reference/readers' advisory desk along with leading technology programming & initiatives for youth & families.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide reference, information, and reader services
  • Respond to patron requests for games, toys, activities, and resources
  • Monitor the department to maintain a safe and clean space
  • Coordinate the Youth Services Tech Table offerings
  • Oversee the Youth Services circulating STEM kits
  • Research emerging, kid-centric technologies and recommend purchases
  • Design and implement ways to keep staff up to date on new apps & trends
  • Design and lead occasional technology programming to children
  • Provide support that enables patrons at all levels to understand and use technology, products and services
  • Promote library resources and programs through PR and marketing
  • Participates in one on one library instruction
  • Stay up to date on books, movies, games and youth pop culture
  • Participates in staff, department and other professional meetings related to job responsibilities, as assigned
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Essential Knowledge, Skills, Abilities:

  • Genuine interest in technology and STEM tinkering
  • Ability to provide outstanding customer service
  • Ability to plan and execute successful technology programs
  • Knowledge in current technology built for kids and finesse using a variety of devices and apps
  • Patience and skills to provide training that enables patrons and staff at all levels to understand and use technologies, products and services
  • Proven ability to connect with children and families of varying demographics and developmental needs
  • Professional demeanor, inclusive attitude and a team mentality
  • Ability to independently exercise judgment within established guidelines on matters relating to patron experience and inquiries
  • Ability to work independently, set priorities, adapt as needed and see projects through to completion
  • Ability to deal calmly and effectively with a wide range of individuals, in some cases under busy conditions
  • Proficient in the use of current library resources and office programs
  • Effective oral and written communication skills in English
  • Fluency in Spanish language preferred

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree, L.T.A., and/or relevant experience required
  • Experience working with children, caregivers and families required
  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited school or Master's degree in related field preferred
  • Experience working in a school or public library preferred

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and three professional references to Garnet Miller (gmiller@zblibrary.org) with Youth Services PT Associate in the subject line.

Application Contact: 
Garnet Miller
Apply To: 
Zion-Benton Public Library District
2400 Gabriel Ave.
Zion , IL 60099
Phone: 8478724680
42° 27' 3.6576" N, 87° 50' 22.38" W
Illinois