Youth Services Coordinator | Allerton Public Library District

Posted on May 4, 2022

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develops, publicizes, and presents consistent programs for children and families in a variety of formats including story times, the Summer Reading Program, and varied programs throughout the year. Collaborate with the Director on the scheduling of these programs.
  • Promotes library programs through the use of in-house and outside publicity, including but not limited to writing content for the newsletter, creating and utilizing social media and managing webpage content for the library.
  • Manages the children’s and teen’s collections and participates in collection development work.
  • Initiates and participates in outreach activities with community organizations and local businesses.
  • Performs a variety of support tasks related to working the circulation desk.
  • Implements other work duties as assigned by the director.
  • Actively contributes to the library and embraces a desire to learn and grow. Seeks out continuing education opportunities in order to maintain and enhance skills and competencies.

The above list of responsibilities and qualifications is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all the tasks, skills, or efforts associated with this job.

 This is a full-time salaried position with a benefits package that includes medical insurance, paid vacation, sick time, and IMRF (Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund).  Some evening and weekend hours are required.


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience and enthusiasm for working with children, parents, and caregivers. Comfortable speaking to groups. Library experience a plus.
  • Strong commitment to, and experience in public service with a desire to help people connect to resources.
  • Ability to work easily and naturally as a member of a team.
  • Reliable, organized, excellent time management skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and ability to learn and use other software, computer applications, and digital media.


$28,794-$30,934 or higher depending on experience


Allerton Public Library District
4000 Green Apple Lane
Monticello, IL 61856
United States

How to apply

Please send a cover letter and resume with three professional references to Sherry Waldrep, Library Director at

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled.

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