Genealogy and Community History Librarian II

Library

Employer/Library: 
Aurora Public Library District
Library Type: 
Other Library
County: 
Kane

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
Hours: 
40 hour work week
Salary: 
$55,440/year

Are you interested in Local History and community events? Do you find yourself keeping records and mementos of events as they happen or have an interest in genealogy? Can you tell the story of a diverse community through displays or programs and curated collections? Do you enjoy digging for information on house histories or past events? If so, you might be a Genealogy and Community History Librarian.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Collaborate with local museums, organizations, and community members to share Aurora's history—engaging with a diversifying community through their stories.
  • Build a collection and service plan around the history and ongoing story of Aurora's diversity.
  • Curate and maintain images, documents, and information around events past and present in and around Aurora.
  • Provide exceptional reference, readers, viewers, and listeners advisory services at multiple service points.
  • Plan and implement programs pertaining to local interest and history for audiences of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Be aware of current library, museum, and archival trends and innovations.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • ALA accredited MLS/MLIS or related degree
  • Two years public library experience or relevant museum experience
  • Excellent communication and customer service skills
  • Experience with programming and/or event planning
  • Ability to work both collaboratively and individually
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, adjusting as required for programming
  • Microfilm/microfiche and scanning equipment experience is preferred
  • Spanish language skills are a plus.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Date below
Deadline Date: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021
Application Note: 

To apply:

If this sounds like the role for you, please send your application, resume and cover letter to hrdirector@aurorapubliclibrary.org.

A copy of our application can be found at https://aurora.libnet.info/images/pdfs/aurora/HR/Application_for_Employment.pdf

About APLD:

Our strategic plan includes Advancing through Equity, Achieving School Success, Restoring Aurora and Welcoming New Americans. We're dedicated to providing excellent customer service in a diverse urban area. Our 97,000-square foot main library which opened in 2015 includes a makerspace and a media production lab. We also have two branches and a bookmobile. We serve six school districts in four counties, and our bookmobile provides library services to students in East Aurora School District 131.

Application Contact: 
HR Director
Apply To: 
Aurora Public Library District
101 South River St
Aurora , IL 60506
Phone: 630.264.4106
41° 45' 25.8084" N, 88° 19' 11.9568" W
Illinois