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Here at the West Chicago Public Library District (WCPLD), we are all about providing professional service and powerful free resources to our community, while leading local engagement. If this mission resonates with you, you could be the next great addition to our team! Working at WCPLD includes competitive salaries, retirement benefits from the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), and generous paid time-off packages. 

Our team comprises a variety of key positions ranging in educational requirements, time commitment, and other factors. We have entry level positions that only require a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) equivalent, senior level positions requiring graduate study and managerial experience, and many more in between! Regardless of which level interests you, here at WCPLD, we work as a tight-knit team to meet different needs and better serve our public.  

One of the joys of library work is the variety of missions we accomplish. Every day of work at WCPLD offers new and different experiences, and opportunities to prove yourself. In addition, WCPLD offers incredible opportunities for professional development within the library field, including tuition reimbursement for certain courses. As a library employee, you could serve our community, develop your own skills, and grow as a professional.  

Check out the links below to see our current job openings. If you think you would be a great addition to our team for any of the positions listed below, please apply, we can’t wait to hear from you! If there are no positions posted but you want to learn more about working for WCPLD, please give us a call (630-231-1552), send us an email (ask@wcpld.info), or drop by to discuss it with us. See you at the library! 

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TITLE: Youth Services Librarian

DEPARTMENT: Youth Services

REPORTS TO: Youth Services Manager

GRADE: 4 FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

 

JOB SUMMARY:

This is a professional Library position. The Youth Services Librarian performs advanced and complex Library services in conjunction with selection, maintenance, reference, and circulation of library materials to meet the needs of the community.

All of the duties listed below are essential job functions All job requirements listed indicate the minimum level knowledge, skills and/or ability deemed necessary to perform the job proficiently. This job description is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties. Nothing in this description restricts the Library’s right to change this job description at any time and/or to assign or reassign duties. Employees may be required to perform any other job-related duties as requested by their supervisor.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

1. Provide reference services i.e. staff the reference desk and answer questions using a variety of print and electronic mediums, provide assistance with computer and electronic devices, perform reader’s advisory, provide instruction for searching the online catalog, subscription databases, and the Internet, locating materials, and placing interlibrary loan requests

2. Perform collection maintenance including materials evaluation, selection, and weeding

3. Create and conduct programming or procure performers for youth programming both on and off-site and oversee its completion

4. Perform outreach and actively seek partnerships with organizations, agencies, and businesses within the community

5. Read children’s books to maintain a working knowledge of popular authors and genres

6. Seek and write grants

7. Seek and participate in professional development and continuing education opportunities

8. Attend consortium and system meetings and events

9. Create informational, promotional and marketing materials or displays for external and internal use

10. Participate in the library’s youth services social media presence

11. Work with the Youth Services Manager and the IT Librarian to help maintain the youth portion of the Library’s web site, which may include creating, posting, or deleting information

12. Produce, maintain, and evaluate statistics as required or requested

13. May Serve as Person-in-Charge (PIC) of department in absence of the manager or the Library in the absence of the managers

14. Enforce Library policies and procedures

15. Perform other responsibilities and duties as required or assigned

 

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

· Physical ability to work with young children

· Requires sitting, standing, stooping, bending, and the ability to lift/move books up to 40 pounds and full library carts

· Must be able to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing and exchange accurate information with staff and library patrons

· Requires ability to effectively and efficiently operate basic office and programming equipment (computer, printer, copier, telephone, fax machine, paper cutter, laminating machine, die cut machine, smart TVs, media projectors, video game systems, SMART Board, etc.)

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED:

Education: Master’s degree in Library Science from an American Library Association accredited Library school

Experience: One year related experience working with children

Skills:

· Demonstrated interpersonal and communication skills and professionalism to create positive interaction with patrons (especially youth), staff, and others

· Knowledge of office productivity software (MS Office or similar), basic Internet applications, e-reading devices, and mobile apps

· Ability and willingness to learn new and emerging technologies as requested or needed

· Must be dependable, accurate, and responsible

· Ability to prioritize work, remain focused, and pay close attention to detail

 

JOB SETTING/ENVIRONMENTAL/SOCIAL CONDITIONS:

· Indoor and outdoor conditions apply

· Must be able to work independently as well as with a team

· Must be flexible, and patient

· Working evenings and weekends is expected

 

If our culture, mission, and this job are of interest to you, apply today by emailing HR@wcpld.info!