Librarian IV – Adult Services


Chicago Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library
Illinois County: 

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
37.5 hours per week to be scheduled during normal unit hours, two days off a week

A-FORM #:091-2023-003-1





Graduation from an accredited American Library Association college or university with a Master's degree in Library Science or an approved foreign credential evaluation supplemented by three years of progressively responsible professional library experience including one year of supervisory experience.

NOTE: Physical day to day responsibilities for this title may include the ability to lift and carry library materials. Ability to stand for extended or continuous periods of time. Ability to bend, stretch, twist or reach out with one's body arms or legs. Ability to climb staircases, ladders and or step stools.

NOTE: To be considered for this position you must provide information about your educational background and your work experience. If you fail to provide this information at the time you submit your application, it will be incomplete and you will not be considered for this position. There are three ways to provide the information: 1) you may attach a resume; 2) you may paste a resume; or 3) you can complete the online resume fields.

NOTE: Attach a copy of your resume and transcripts.

These positions are covered under the terms of the City's collective bargaining agreement with American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME). Only employees in City job titles in this bargaining unit (1, 3, 4 & 5) are eligible to bid on these positions.


Under supervision of the Director of Adult Services, this position serves as the managing librarian of the Adult Learning and Economic Advancement Unit. Supervises and collaborates with LEA staff. Manages multiple projects. Establishes and maintains beneficial partnerships. Identifies new programmatic needs and finds opportunities. Develops, leads, and manages formal and informal learning programs, resources and services for adult patrons. Assists leadership in articulating the Library's vision for success in serving the varied and changing educational needs of adult patrons and in executing strategies to ensure CPL provides those patrons with responsive 21st century library services. Thoughtfully plans and oversees training for Adult Services librarians across the system. Supports public service staff with clear and timely communication and helpful resources, for both staff learning and patron use. Supports a collaborative and peer-focused learning environment for both admin and public service staff. Creates comprehensive service plans and strategic initiatives to enhance and expand adult learning opportunities system wide. Builds and maintains effective and stable programmatic partnerships and referral networks with other city departments, educational organizations, and citywide civic and nonprofit organizations.

Management of programs and partnerships to provide adults with English Language Learning, Adult Basic Education and High School Equivalency services. Management of programs and partnerships to advance digital equity in Chicago. Management of instructional programs and external partnerships to provide adults with digital literacy learning opportunities. Assess and standardize services plans for job-seeking patrons and patrons seeking career development. Bring best library/workforce development practices to services, with an emphasis on living wage sectors and career pathways.

Manage CPL's Chicago DigitalLearn resource, including working with others to develop new course content. Oversee LEA's presence on CPL's website: Jobs & Small Business and Adult Learning.

Develops and oversees the implementation of subject related outreach and serves as main external representation for those subjects, includes public speaking and professional representation of the Library as an institution.

Assists in preparing grant requests and contracts as needed. Oversees major grant funded initiatives, including but not limited to the CyberNavigator program, ensuring the library's full compliance with all aspects of grants including service goals, procurement and budgetary requirements.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Date below
Deadline Date: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2023
Application Note: 

Applications will only be accepted on the City of Chicago website

Application Contact: 
Chicago Public Library- Human Resources
Apply To: 
Harold Washington Library Center
400 S. State Street
Chicago , IL 60605 41° 52' 35.454" N, 87° 37' 41.664" W