This new position on our Youth Services team will assist with the development, promotion and implementation of services supporting the learning and developmental needs of youth from birth to young adulthood. A passion for connecting people of all ages with their interests and information needs through interactions at our youth services desks and community events is essential for this position.
The ideal candidate will have demonstrated ability to plan and manage events for youth, their caregivers and families and can work well on a team of dedicated library staff. Minimum 1-3 years of experience in a public library or customer service setting. Experience in developing and presenting interactive programming. Knowledge of books for youth and teens preferred.
- Develop, promote and facilitate innovative programs to support learning and a love of reading to meet the expressed and anticipated needs of the community's youth
- Collaborating with other departments and community organizations
- Regular desk shifts to provide reference services and monitor youth areas, Kids' World and the Hub (teen space)
- Participate in regular storytime programming rotation
Requirements & Skills
- Experienced in developing successful youth programs and services
- Knowledge of youth literature and familiarity with principles of classroom management and childhood development
- Basic understanding of current and emerging library technology, service trends for youth and public library issues
- Advocate for youth and their learning and developmental needs
- Positive and welcoming communication skills to excel in Our Culture
- Proficient in using technology (e.g. computers, tablets, internet) to assist customers
- One to three years of experience in library or customer service setting
- A good working knowledge of books, movies and pop culture for youth preferred
- Experience working with youth and multicultural audiences preferred
Master of Library Science degree or in the process of obtaining MLS/MLIS
Hours and Scheduling
Part Time, non-exempt position, 25 hours/week, including nights and monthly weekend shifts. Must be flexible for scheduling to present programs, support events and serve at public service points.
Benefits include two weeks of prorated vacation plus sick and personal leave, participation in Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) pension plan and availability of Roth/457savings plan.
This opportunity will remain open for applications until the position is filled.
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