Teen Librarian

Are you in tune with the diverse needs that drive teens? Are you passionate about supporting teens inside and outside of the library? Are you counting down the days until the next Angie Thomas novel?
 
We’re looking for a dynamic librarian who is enthusiastic about working with teens while creating and adapting services for their constantly changing interests. Join our vibrant teen services team to create, promote and present interactive programs that vary in focus from DIY, college and career prep, STEM, and YA lit.
 
This position will connect with our teen customers and their caregivers directly in our busy and exciting teen space, the Hub, where teens come to create, learn, hang out with their friends, laugh, make and Do-It-Themselves. At the Hub desk, you will provide reference, readers’ advisory, homework guidance, and answers to a variety of interesting questions. You will also often go beyond our teen space by collaborating with staff across departments and outside the walls of the library to provide outreach with schools and community organizations to serve our wider community. We are looking for someone who can be an advocate for teens wherever they are.
 
Responsibilities:
• Regular shifts to provide reference services and to monitor the teen space at the Hub desk
• Provide off-site programming and outreach services at local schools and organizations serving teens
• Plan and present monthly programs for teen audiences and their caregivers
• Contribute to library-wide and departmental projects, programs, and committee work
• Participate in professional activities to support and augment the profession of librarianship
 
Requirements & Skills: 
 
• Minimum 3 years of experience in a public library or customer service setting
• Positive and welcoming communication skills in order to excel in Our Culture.
• Experience in developing and presenting interactive programming for individuals and group audiences of teens
• Knowledge of adolescent development and learning needs
• Enthusiasm for working with teens (grades 7-12) and broader Youth Services audiences, specifically with tweens (grades 4-6)
• Desire to work as a part of a team and to support a shared vision of service for youth
• Knowledge of teen literature preferred
• Multilingual candidates are encouraged to apply
 
Education: 
Master of Library Science from ALA-accredited program or equivalent experience. 
Hours and Scheduling: 
Full-time, 37.5 hours/week.  Must flexible for schedule Monday through Friday and available for some evenings and weekend programs.
Salary and Benefits: 
Starting annual salary $47,476. per year.
 
Benefits package includes health insurance, 4 weeks of vacation plus sick and personal leave, 12 annual paid holidays, participation in IMRF pension plan, and availability of 457/Roth savings plans.
 
 
To be considered for this opportunity, candidates must submit no later than April 22:
  • A letter of interest describing how your qualifications and experience meet those required for the position.
  • Resume

Only electronic submissions will be considered.
 
We want to amaze our customers. So we expect the best from everyone. Those who embrace our culture will be successful and happy here. Read more.
 
If you are selected for an interview, be ready to tell us how you will excel in our culture.
We promote diversity and practice inclusion.
 
People of color and all abilities are encouraged to apply.
 
If accommodations are needed during the selection process, please let us know.
 
 
If your status is Confirmed Registration, your spot for the event is confirmed.

If registration for this event is full, you will be placed on a waiting list. Wait listed registrants are moved to the confirmed registration list (in the order of registration) when cancelations are received. You will receive an email notification if you are moved from the wait list to the confirmed registration list.

6.012 Patron-Generated Content

04/27/2011
The Library offers various venues in which patrons can contribute content that is accessible to the public.  These include, but are not limited to, blogs, reviews, forums, and social tagging on the Library’s website and catalog.  Any instance in which a patron posts written or recorded content to any of the Library’s venues that are accessible to the public is considered “patron-generated content” and is subject to this policy.
 
By contributing patron-generated content, patrons grant the Library an irrevocable, royalty-free, worldwide, perpetual right and license to use, copy, modify, display, archive, distribute, reproduce and create derivative works based upon that content.
 
By submitting patron-generated content, patrons warrant they are the sole authors or that they have obtained all necessary permission associated with copyrights and trademarks to submit such content.
 
Patrons are liable for the opinions expressed and the accuracy of the information contained in the content they submit.  The Library assumes no responsibility for such content.
 
The Library reserves the right not to post submitted content or to remove patron-generated content for any reason, including but not limited to:
 
  • content that is profane, obscene, or pornographic;
 
  • content that is abusive, discriminatory or hateful on account of race, national origin, religion, age, gender, disability, or sexual orientation;
 
  • content that contains threats, personal attacks, or harassment;
 
  • content that contains solicitations or advertisements;
 
  • content that is invasive of another person’s privacy;
 
  • content that is unrelated to the discussion or venue in which it is posted;
 
  • content that is in violation of the Library’s Code of Conduct or any other Library policy