Teen Services Assistant


Plainfield Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Part Time
19 hours per week, requiring a variety of daytime, evening and Saturday hours
$15.99 - $17.99/hr

The Plainfield Public Library District is seeking a friendly, outgoing, enthusiastic new member to join its forward-thinking, highly collaborative Youth Services Department.

This position is responsible for young adult programming as well as providing excellent customer service to patrons of all ages.

The Youth Services Department serves children from birth through high school. Applicants invited for interviews will be asked to demonstrate abilities.

Located in the southwest suburbs and bordered by Naperville and Joliet, the Plainfield Public Library District serves over 75,000 people across five different communities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop, plan and present programs for middle school and high school students

  • Regularly work at the Youth Services Desk

  • Answer basic reference and readers' advisory questions in person and by telephone

  • Instruct and assist patrons in the use of public computers, devices and digital and print resources

  • Conduct school visits and represent the Library in the community as assigned

Requirements include:

  • LTA certificate with two years of experience working with teens

  • OR Bachelor's degree with one year of experience working with teens in a programming or educational capacity

  • Ability to empathize and relate to the needs of all patrons, especially teens

  • Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing

  • Demonstrated ability to prepare and present technology-based programs

  • Basic knowledge of young adult literature, popular materials and reference materials in a variety of formats

The Plainfield Public Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Date below
Deadline Date: 
Saturday, March 6, 2021
Application Note: 

Please send application, cover letter and résumé to: hr@plainfieldpubliclibrary.org

For an application and complete job description, please visit our website: https://plainfieldpubliclibrary.org/about/employment/

Application Contact: 
Human Resources
Apply To: 
Plainfield Public Library Plainfield , IL 60544 41° 37' 2.4168" N, 88° 13' 0.8508" W