Full Time Adult Services Reference Librarian | Batavia Public Library

Posted on Oct 7, 2019

The Batavia Public Library is seeking an enthusiastic, flexible, and innovative reference/programming librarian who is technologically savvy, customer service driven, and passionate about programming. 

Responsibilities: This full-time position provides reference and readers’ advisory services; serves as the primary coordinator of programs for adults; assists patrons in the use of computers, eMedia, and other technology; and teaches computer classes. This position plans, coordinates, and executes events for several major program series, including Sundays on Stage; One Book, One Batavia; New Lyceum Lecture Series; and How-To Community.

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday & Friday – 9:00AM – 5:00PM; Wednesday 1:00 – 9:00PM; and 1½ weekends per month. The actual schedule is subject to change as may be needed to accommodate the vicissitudes of the work.



Required:The successful candidate will have a Master’s degree in library and information science from an ALA-accredited program; a minimum of 1 year’s experience in reference/adult services in a public library; a minimum of 1 year’s experience with successful program planning for adults; will be a team player who works well with others; and who is endowed with excellent communications skills, a demonstrated ability to handle program-related situations calmly, strong computer skills, attention to detail, and outstanding readers’ advisory skills.

Preferred:A minimum of 2 years’ experience in reference/adult services is preferred, preferably in a public library.

Desired: A person who is flexible, fun-loving, well-organized, tactful, resourceful, and good-humored.


Starting salary is from $23.6875 per hour. This position includes a generous benefits package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage; IMRF retirement; optional 457 plan, and paid time off.


Batavia Public Library
10 S Batavia Ave
Batavia, IL 60510
United States

How to apply

How to Apply: If you would like to join our team, please send your resume, cover letter and information for three professional references to: jobs@BataviaPublicLibrary.org.

Due to the volume of employment applications, we are unable to respond to inquiries regarding your employment application or discuss the available position. If your qualifications meet our needs, we will contact you.

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