School Liaison Librarian | Des Plaines Public Library

Posted on Nov 15, 2018

The Des Plaines Public Library has an opening in its Youth Services outreach team.

The successful candidate will serve as the library’s liaison to grade-school students in two school districts and many area private and parochial schools. Kids from all over the city will expect to see you when they visit the library, and they will run up to you at the supermarket and say, “I know you! You came to my school!”


Minimum qualifications

  • have a Master’s Degree in Library/Information Science from an ALA accredited program
  • have at least 3 years professional library work experience with children
  • have demonstrated experience in public library outreach to schools
  • promote library collections and services
  • develop new and enhance existing relationships with schools and other community groups
  • provide leadership, training, and guidance to department and library staff
  • work collaboratively and effectively as part of the department and library teams
  • offer strong technology skills and use those to move the department and library forward
  • participate in reference, readers’ advisory, programming, and library-wide events
  • embrace the library’s values: generosity, good design/beauty, friendliness, efficiency


37.5 hours a week, including evenings and weekends


$50,163/year with excellent benefits package


Des Plaines Public Library
1501 Ellinwood St
Des Plaines, IL 60016
United States

How to apply

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This job is open until filled

Please include the following with your application:

  •  Cover Letter and Resumé together in a single document

The Des Plaines Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.

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