The Lincolnwood Public Library District is looking for a full time Youth & Teen Services Librarian. The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic self-starter who enjoys working with kids and teens and has fresh ideas and a positive attitude.
We have a busy after-school crowd and we try to maintain a good balance between friendly and firm. Can you keep your good humor the 10th time you have to ask a kid to stop rocking back on his chair legs? Do you feel comfortable calling a parent to talk about disruptive behavior?
As part of our strategic plan, (http://lincolnwoodlibrary.org/about-the-library/mission/) being skilled and proficient with technology is essential. Especially important is the ability and desire to teach patrons how to use electronic library resources.
We are planning a big interior renovation in 2016, so we need someone who thrives on change, has creative ideas, and can tolerate a temporarily messy and disruptive environment.
Responsibilities include: Regularly work the Youth & Teen Services desk to provide reference and reader’s advisory assistance; assist patrons in the use of computer equipment and technology; help develop and present programs that respond to the needs and interests of young people in the community, especially teens/tweens; present outreach programs; select materials for the teen collection and other assigned subject areas. Position reports to the Head of Youth & Teen Services.
To apply, email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Sharon Levine, Head of Youth & Teen Services at firstname.lastname@example.org. Only email submissions will be accepted.
Applications will be accepted until January 21, 2015. Salary range is $39,000-$58,000 annually with full benefits. There is an opportunity for a higher starting salary if the candidate is willing and able to work a non-traditional schedule, such as Sunday through Thursday, or Tuesday through Saturday, or second shift (1:00PM – 9:00PM). Details and possibilities for scheduling will be discussed during the interview process, but feel free to indicate your interest in your cover letter.
Minimum Qualifications: MLS from an ALA accredited graduate school. Knowledge of youth and teen literature and services. Two to five years’ experience working with youth, including teens, and their caregivers. Intermediate to advanced computer and information technology skills, excellent Microsoft Office skills.
The Lincolnwood Public Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.