Head of Children's Services


Antioch Public Library District
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
40 hours per week
Salary: $52,000 annually with full benefits, including 4 weeks of vacation and participation in IMRF.

Our Library is entering an exciting new phase and we are looking for a Head of Children's Services to help take our library to the next level. We are investigating remodeling or expanding our building in the near future and need a creative, forward-thinking Head of Children's Services to contribute to this effort. We are seeking someone who understands the importance of collaboration, knows how to handle difficult situations and has a talent for inspiring and providing feedback to a talented team. The ideal person will embrace change, have a positive attitude and be dedicated to expanding the role of the library in children's lives and the community.


  • Masters of Library Science from an ALA-accredited school (MLIS students may be considered)
  • Minimum two years' experience in a public service position in a public library
  • Prefer two years supervisory experience
  • Knowledge of children's services, collection development, and programming
  • Knowledge of children's Literature
  • Computer skills with working knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Ability to represent the Library in a professional manner
  • Demonstrated ability of strong communication and interpersonal skills. Effectively able to communicate and build consensus across departments and diverse constituency groups

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Please submit application, resume and cover letter to Jennifer Drinka, Library Director. Interested applicants are encouraged to visit our website to review the job description.

Application Contact: 
Jennifer L Drinka
Apply To: 
Antioch Public Library District
757 N. Main St.
Antioch , IL 60002
Phone: (224)788-9051
42° 28' 56.6004" N, 88° 5' 44.8836" W