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Employment Opportunities at the Northbrook Public Library

12/18/2014 - 10:21am
Youth Services
35 hours per week - includes one evening a week and weekend rotation

Kid connector. Teacher reacher. Book talker. Team player. Kidlit expert. Homework helper. Techno-confident. Can work with the voracious reader who’s already read everything, the reluctant reader determined not to like anything, and everyone in between.

Could this be your dream job? Progressive, fun, service-centered Youth Services crew seeks a new member for innovation, collaboration and fun.

Northbrook Public Library is a beautiful suburban library with strong community support, and has been the proud employer of two recent Library Journal Movers and Shakers. As a full-time member of our Youth Services team, you’ll provide service to babies, kids, teens, parents, and educators. You’ll partner with school librarians, administrators, and teachers as the coordinator of our extensive school outreach program. Organize school visits, both in and out of the library. Promote library services and programs to students and teachers, and help guide development of future services to students. Put on silly hats to promote the Summer Reading Club. Perform collection development and maintenance. Provide reference and reader’s advisory service to young people of all ages and their adults at the Youth Services desk. Cooperate and collaborate with a diverse team of youth services professionals. Contribute your knowledge to improve library-wide service to students and teachers. Select and manage juvenile fiction print, audio, and ebook collections.

MLS or equivalent degree. At least 3-5 years’ experience in a public library youth department or school library. Solid knowledge of children’s literature, especially for grades K-8, as well as current library technologies. Strong oral and written communication skills, technology skills, and reference/reader’s advisory skills are essential. Experience serving as a school liaison for a public library is highly desirable. Must play well with others and be able to adapt to changing work situations and job requirements.

Your Education and Skills:

  • ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent with coursework in children’s and YA literature and services
  • At least 3-5 years’ experience in a public library youth department or school library. Experience working as a school liaison for a public library is highly desirable.
  • Solid knowledge of children’s literature, especially for grades K-8.
  • Competency with current library technologies.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Solid reference and reader’s advisory skills.
  • Knowledge of/experience with special education and/or serving patrons with special needs a plus.
  • Must play well with others and be able to adapt to changing work situations and job requirements.

Please submit your cover letter, resume and application to:

Laurie Prioletti
HR Manager
Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane
Northbrook, IL  60062

lprioletti@northbrook.info

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE

11/24/2014 - 2:00pm
Administration
18 hours/week (includes some night & weekend hours)

Under the direction of the Network Manger and the Digital Services Librarian, the Digital Services Assistant will provide direct assistance and instruction to patrons and staff in using the library's technological & digital resources, personal portable devices, and popular software programs. The Digital Services Assistant will also provide basic LAN, computer, software, and peripheral maintenance and troubleshooting.

  • Ability to work both independently and within a team
  • Well-developed written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to patiently and respectfully instruct and guide users of all skill levels
  • Knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and desktop publishing software, particularly Microsoft's Office Suite
  • Familiarity with variety of portable devices
  • Expertise with the Internet and related applications
  • Knowledge of Apple and Microsoft systems
  • Experience in a customer service environment preferred
  • Knowledge of basic hardware and software principles
  • Skill in identifying and troubleshooting computer issues
  • Experience with digital media editing, media conversion, or 3D modeling software a plus

High school diploma, some college preferred.

Please submit cover letter, resume & application to:

Laurie Prioletti
HR Manager
Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane
Northbrook, IL  60062
lprioletti@northbrook.info

DOWNLOAD APPLICATION HERE