Education: Requires expertise acquired through completion of a LA/LTA certification in an Associate’s degree program, a two year Associate’s degree or a minimum of two years completed in a higher education program.
At least one year of related experience in a comparable business, school, organization or library preferred. One year relevant experience working with teens in a public library or educational setting preferred.
Part-time position: Non-exempt position, 25 hours per week. Includes day, evening and weekend hours.
Starting Salary: $17.00/hour
Benefits: Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF), 8 holidays per year plus additional paid time off.
Closing date: until position is filled.
- Provides consistent, gracious and friendly service to internal and external customers.
- Understands and enforces District policies and procedures while safeguarding intellectual freedom and patron privacy.
- Performs all duties at the Teen Services Desk. Provides assistance at all other Adult & Teen Services public services desks as needed.
- Monitors the use of the teen computer area. Provides assistance and instruction for technology, especially technology provided by the library including software available on library computers, mobile devices, eResources and digital collections.
- Develops, plans and conducts programs for middle school and high school students in-person or virtually. Hires performers with guidance from the Teen Services Librarian.
- Researches, orders, inventories and maintains program supplies for the Adult & Teen Services Department.
- Prepares and submits required records, purchase requests and reports in keeping with the policies and procedures of the library. Collects daily statistics and prepares monthly departmental statistical reports.
- Coordinates work for and supervises student volunteers under the guidance of the Teen Services Librarian.
- Creates and maintains teen book displays, bibliographies, flyers, blogs and other print or online library promotional materials, under the guidance of the Teen Services Librarian.
- Assists in maintenance of adult & teen collections, as assigned. Maintains familiarity with library collections and knowledge of all genres of young adult literature.
- Participates in department and library meetings and serves on library wide committees for special projects, strategic planning and new library initiatives. Serves as liaison for the library in programming initiatives with external agencies.
- Serves as a notary public for the library.
- Keeps work areas neat and orderly. Cleans computer hardware.
- Keeps informed of current information and trends at the local library level.
- Participates in professional development activities relating to areas of responsibility.
- Performs other miscellaneous duties as assigned.
- Basic knowledge of productivity suites and integrated library systems.
- Basic knowledge of current technology trends, reference techniques and digital information retrieval.
- Ability to incorporate technology into programming and other public services.
- Ability to exercise reasonable and independent judgment and discretion.
- Ability to manage and prioritize multiple tasks.
- Ability to analyze and synthesize data to produce new or revised processes and procedures.
- Ability to effectively use a variety of tablets and similar devices.
- Ability to adapt to change.
- Demonstrate familiarity with young adult literature, popular materials and reference materials in a variety of formats.
- Demonstrate ability to work and interact with teens.
- Communicates effectively in English, both orally and in writing. Speaking skills in other languages, particularly Spanish, is a plus.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with staff and public.
- Ability to stay calm and effective in difficult situations.
- Ability to empathize and relate to the needs of all patrons.
Internal: Library staff and management
External: Patrons, school personnel, performers, vendors and personnel from other libraries.
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the functions of this job.
Physical requirements for this position include: good speaking, hearing and vision ability, ability to push carts of library materials weighing up to 100 pounds rarely, lifting materials weighing up to 50 pounds rarely and lifting materials up to 25 pounds occasionally.
Work is performed in a typical library environment. Part-time position. Requires some weekend and evening work.