Youth Services Librarian | Plainfield Public Library District

Posted on May 8, 2018

The Plainfield Public Library District is seeking a friendly, outgoing, enthusiastic, librarian to join the forward-thinking, highly team-oriented Youth Services Department. This position is responsible for children’s programming and collection development for grade school aged children, as well as providing excellent customer service to patrons of all ages.  Experience working with children’s performers a plus. Applicants invited for interviews will be asked to demonstrate abilities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing reference and reader’s advisory services
  • Collection development with a special focus on juvenile literature
  • Planning, developing and presenting programs for grade school aged children
  • Updating assigned areas of the website and posting to social media
  • Creating and marketing library resources through electronic and print presentations
  • Participation in professional development activities and continuing education opportunities to continually develop skills, abilities and knowledge
  • Representing the library at community events

 This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week, including evenings and weekends.

 The Plainfield Public Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Requirements

Requirements include:

  • ALA/MLS degree
  • One year of experience working with children
  • Ability to empathize and relate to the needs of all patrons, especially children and their caregivers
  • Knowledge of the theories of child development and literacy
  • The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • The ability to work with others in a team-oriented environment

Salary

Compensation begins at $45,510.00 plus IMRF and a comprehensive benefits package.

Location

Plainfield Public Library District
15025 S. Illinois St.
Plainfield, IL 60544
United States

How to apply

Please send completed application, cover letter and résumé with customer service philosophy to: hr@plainfieldpubliclibrary.org

Full job description and application available on the Library's website: https://plainfieldpubliclibrary.org/about/employment/

Deadline: Preference given to applications received by June 1

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