Youth & Teen Services Team Lead


Sycamore Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
28 hours per week. Hours and days vary based on business needs.
$16.75-$17.25 per hour, depending on experience


Under general direction from the Youth & Teen Services Department Manager, assists with the organization, planning, and operation of the Youth & Teen Services department.

Essential Duties

· Assists with planning, directing, overseeing, and evaluating all programs, collections, services, and space for the department

· Acts as the Person-In-Charge (PIC) in the absence of the Department Manager

· Assists with creating and implementing the library's strategic plan in addition to all department policies and procedures

· Assists with conducting and overseeing outreach activities for the department

· Provides reader's advisory, reference, and technology assistance to youth/teen patrons and their caregivers

· Assists with hiring and training new staff and manages department volunteers

· Designs and delivers programs for youth of varying ages

· Creates displays and materials to promote library collections

· Assists with reviewing and analyzing statistics to promote data-driven decisions

· Assists with creating workflows and directing daily activities

· Acts as coordinator for Battle of the Books program with local school district

· Maintains order and cleanliness of department and patron areas

· Engages in professional development opportunities to stay current with trends and best practices in the areas of youth and teen services

· Reviews Youth & Teen literature and makes recommendations for purchase

· Acts as point of escalation for patron complaints, as needed

· Other duties, as assigned

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities

· Familiarity with various stages of child/adolescent development

· Working knowledge of literature and programming for children and teens

· Knowledgeable and comfortable with current technologies and digital resources

· Proficient in MS Office; knowledge of Sierra a plus

· Well-organized and able to juggle multiple priorities effectively

· Excellent written/oral communication skills and able to work effectively with others

· Able to project a professional image within the community

· Solid presentation skills

· Able to drive a car and hold a valid Illinois driver's license


· Bachelor's Degree or commensurate related experience

· 1 year supervisory or leadership experience

· 1+ year experience working with youth and teens, preferably in a library or school setting

· Experience and a love for working with children of all ages including birth – high school

Physical Requirements

· Able to see, hear, comprehend, and respond to others verbally and in writing

· Able to manipulate a computer, keyboard, mouse, and perform repetitive hand motions for extended periods of time

· Able to push a book cart and lift items up to 40 lbs.

· Able to sit, stand, walk, bend, and stoop for extended periods of time

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Please go to the Sycamore Public Library website and complete the online application and submit with your resume and cover letter.

Application Contact: 
Mary Holtrop, Business Manager
Apply To: 
Sycamore Public Library
103 E State St
Sycamore , IL 60178
Phone: 815-895-2500
41° 59' 19.4784" N, 88° 41' 1.4172" W