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Employment Opportunities at the Northbrook Public Library

07/02/2014 - 5:02pm
Youth Services
35 per week - includes one evening a week and weekend rotation

How do you describe yourself?  Love kids, teens, technology.  Like to chart your own course. Can tell Twitter from Tumblr and John Green from Blue Balliett, and use STEM and storytime in the same sentence. Know your way around ebooks and eresources. Can go from science fair projects to princess books, “four-and-twenty blackbirds in a pie” to Raspberry pi, and back again without batting an eye. Can recommend a great book for a kid who’s read everything Rick Riordan ever wrote, and have a thoughtful discussion with a parent on using digital technology with his/her toddler.

How do you describe your dream job? Progressive. Fun. Kids. Teens. Connecting. Imagining. Reinventing. Innovating.

Northbrook Public Library is a five-star library 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 create and coordinate STEM initiatives, Maker projects, outside-the-box programs and more. You’ll cooperate and collaborate with a diverse team of youth services professionals and with colleagues from other departments. You’ll lead your colleagues into new technologies, and teach them what they need to know along the way. You’ll be encouraged to develop new ideas and bring them to reality. Did we mention you’ll have fun?

ALA-accredited MLS or equivalent with coursework in Children’s and Young Adult literature and services
Experience with children and/or teens
Public library youth services experience highly desirable
Strong oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated training abilities
Knowledge/understanding of emerging technologies
High level competency and creativity with hands-on high tech (Makey Makey, hacking, WeDo robotics) and low tech (gardening, paper airplanes, kitchen chemistry) programming for teens and children
Must play well with others and be able to adapt to changing work situations and job requirements

Please submit cover letter, resume and application to:

Laurie Prioletti
HR Manager
Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane
Northbrook, Ill.  60062
847-272-7077
Fax: (847) 272-5362
lprioletti@northbrook.info

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06/23/2014 - 3:19pm
Reference
One weekend per month (Saturday 10:30 - 5:00 pm and Sunday 1:00 - 5:00 pm)

Staff reference desk one weekend per month on a regular schedule.

Responsibilities include interaction with the public, answering reference, readers advisory, and technology questions, using print, online, and subscription database sources.

Knowledge of print and online information resoures. Excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills. Familiarity with Sirsi and eReader devices a plus.

MLS from an ALA accredited institution.

Please submit cover letter, resume and application to:

Laurie Prioletti
HR Manager
Northbrook Public Library
1201 Cedar Lane
Northbrook, IL  60062
lprioletti@northbrook.info
847.272.5362/fax

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