Youth Services Outreach Librarian


Zion Benton Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
37.5 hours a week, including evening and weekends.
Minimum Salary: $39,000

Do you love connecting with students and teachers? Do you excel at promoting literacy and library resources? Are you outgoing, engaging and creative? If so, consider adding your skills to the dynamic team at the Zion-Benton Public Library. The Youth Services department at ZBPL transforms lives by cultivating learning and growing opportunities through vibrant library services.


The position focuses on the development and implementation of outreach and programming promoting the relationships between the Library and area schools (grades preK-6th) and other community organizations.

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Develop and coordinate outreach and services to schools, preschools, daycares and community organizations
  • Support area students, teachers and caregivers with virtual learning and homeschooling
  • Meet with school librarians and teachers to maintain close working relationships and share information
  • Coordinate field trips to the library and schedule classroom visits
  • Plan and present informative programs such as storytimes, booktalks and technology demonstrations
  • Perform collection management responsibilities in assigned areas
  • Provide reference, information and reader services
  • Organize and run a meal program for youth in the summers

Education and Experience:

  • MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited school or Master's degree in related field required
  • Experience working with children and families required
  • Experience working in a school or public library preferred

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To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

To apply: Submit resume, letter of interest, and three professional references to : Garnet Miller, Youth Services Coordinator;

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