Youth and Teen Services Librarian


Palos Heights Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
37.5 hours per week including evenings and rotating weekends
Negotiable depending on qualifications

Are you passionate about expanding library services beyond the library building? Are you able to provide a variety of programs for youth and teens? The Palos Heights Public Library is seeking a creative and enthusiastic person to join our Youth and Teen Services Department. The librarian in this position hosts a regular baby story time and coordinates outreach opportunities with the surrounding schools and daycares. The ideal candidate is eager to be a team player and dedicated to providing fun and memorable library experiences.

Position requirements:

  • Exemplary customer service skills.
  • A relentlessly outgoing, energetic, positive attitude.
  • A strong drive to understand and serve the community.
  • Eager to be a part of a team with a shared vision and mission.
  • At least two years experience serving youth and families in a public library setting.
  • Proven competency in all areas of youth librarianship including programming, collection development, reader's advisory, technology assistance, community outreach, and creation of library displays.
  • MLIS from an ALA accredited school. Consideration will be made for students in the last semester of graduate school.
  • Ability to lift up to 20 lb.

Desirable Skills:

  • Proven success working with children, parents, and caregivers.
  • Excellent organization.
  • Strong school and community outreach experience.


  • Health, dental, and vision insurance.
  • IMRF
  • Paid vacation, sick leave, and personal days.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

Please send a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to No phone calls, please.

Application Contact: 
Tina Ruszala
Apply To: 
Palos Heights Public Library
12501 S. 71st Avenue
Palos Heights , IL 60463 41° 39' 50.5368" N, 87° 47' 37.7412" W