Youth and Teen Services Librarian

Library

Employer/Library: 
Palos Heights Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library
County: 
Cook

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
Hours: 
37.5 hours per week including evenings and rotating weekends
Salary: 
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.

Benefits:

  • 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 tinar@phlibrary.org. 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
Illinois