Full-time, Non-exempt, 37.5 hours per week
Position requires at least one weeknight per week and one weekend per month.
Do you like working with preschool kids and parents? Are you highly organized and conscientious about details? Passionate about sharing books? Comfortable visiting facilities and promoting all the Library has to offer? Able to manage noisy, active environments? Comfortable adapting to change? Do you play well with others?
We are looking for a candidate with the people and professional skills to provide outstanding customer service both in the Library, and as a specialist to the preschools and daycares within the Library District’s boundaries. Our Preschool & Daycare Liaison visits sites, provides storytimes, highlights library offerings, promotes teacher services, and hosts school visits to the Library. The position is responsible for the picture book collection, parenting books, and associated collections and bibliographies. Another primary responsibility is the annual Preschool & Daycare Fair, highlighting area providers. All librarians participate in the storytime rota and there are numerous existing programming opportunities on our very busy calendar. And of course, other duties as assigned.
MLS/MLIS from an ALA-accredited school; at least 2 years of recent, relevant experience working with preschool children and parents; excellent customer service, communication, and technology skills; computer literacy, and excellent internet searching skills; proficient with Microsoft Outlook Office Suite; willing to embrace change and new technology; current driver’s license; ability to occasionally lift up to 25 pounds and occasionally transport/move up to 100 pounds.
Preference given to qualified applicants who are bilingual in English and proficient in Arabic, Korean, Polish, Russian, Spanish or any of the other 30 languages spoken in the homes of the patrons we are happy to serve.
Health Insurance, Vision, Dental, IMRF (Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund), paid holidays, vacation, and sick time
$47,818-$53,500, based on qualifications and experience.
How to Apply:
Please email a cover letter and resume to HR@nileslibrary.org.
Email questions to Arianne Carey, email@example.com.
An AFSCME Council 31 Union position.