Posted: Thursday, May 26

Department: Reference

Hours: 35 hours per week / includes one evening a week and weekend rotation

Position Description:

Do you love change and enjoy a fast paced, collaborative environment?

We are seeking an innovative and forward thinking Reference Manager to lead our Reference Department to the next level. The ideal candidate will be highly organized, flexible, and willing to provide the highest level of service to the Northbrook community. The Reference Department includes all public computer stations, the reference, non-fiction, and world language collections, study rooms, magazines and newspapers.

The successful candidate will be a detail oriented, outgoing team player, and have a strong customer service philosophy. The candidate must demonstrate initiative, leadership skills and have solid management skills. A strong technology background and knowledge of reference tools and resources is required.

Duties include:
• Hiring, training, scheduling, supervising and evaluating departmental staff of 16,
• Overseeing and performing collection development for reference, world language, eresources and non-fiction collections,
• Collaborating as part of the management team on Library wide initiatives and projects,
• Overseeing technology and learning classes for patrons,
• Assisting patrons at the Reference Desk,
• Collaborating with Digital Services to provide services and programs for patrons and
• Managing the departmental budget.

Qualifications & Experience:

Minimum of five years public library experience and two years management experience or professional public library experience with increasing responsibilities is required. Must have a strong record of excellent customer service, a solid reference background, excellent technology skills, a sense of humor, and the ability to effectively supervise and empower staff.

Interested applicants should submit a cover letter, resume, three references and an employment application to Laurie Prioletti, HR Manager at jobs@northbrook.info by June 17, 2016.

***Northbrook Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer***

Education:

The ideal candidate will have a Master’s of Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited program.

Salary & Benefits: Starting at $58,959 – depending on qualifications, plus a competitive benefits package

How to Apply:

Please submit cover letter, resume and application to:

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

Download the Application

Posted: Tuesday, April 26

Department: Reference

Hours: 13 hours per week (Tuesday 6-9 pm, Thursday 6-9 pm, and Saturday 9-5 pm)

Position Description:

Detail oriented person whose responsibilities include check-in and shelving of newspapers and magazines; answering directional inquiries; handling study room sign ins; helping patrons with microfilm readers, copiers, faxing and reporting statistics.

Qualifications & Experience:

Computer skills and public service orientation are a must. Sirsi/Workflows experience a plus.

High school diploma or equivalency.

Northbrook Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Education:
Salary & Benefits: $13.98/hour

How to Apply:

Please submit cover letter, resume and application to:

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

Download the Application