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Job Title: Public Services Librarian for Outreach
Application Deadline: Open until filled, application review begins May 28, 2024 
Hiring Pay Range: $43,425 to $54, 281 DOQ and internal pay equity
Job Type: Full Time (37.5 hour work week), Non-Exempt

A supportive community of library fans awaits the right candidate for this dynamic position. Our Public Services department serves the informational and entertainment needs of all patrons. Under the supervision of the Public Services Manager, this position will focus primarily on working with our schools, community support agencies and other partners on sharing the La Grange Public Library’s mission to engage, connect, explore, and grow.

What You’ll Do:
The Public Services Librarian for Outreach will provide a positive and welcoming experience for patrons through excellent service that enhances their library experience. They will engage with patrons through programs, collections, and services both in the community and in the library.

Essential Tasks Include:

  • Communicating the library’s value to all stakeholders
  • Outreach visits to our local elementary schools and preschools
  • Programming for school-aged children, including storytime
  • Collection management of our Picture Books and Easy Readers

Key Opportunities:

  • Chair of the Outreach Committee, a department-wide peer group working together to achieve the library’s mission
  • Overseeing the calendar of outreach activities for Public Services
  • Curating and distributing Book Bins to local community organizations
  • Expanding outreach to teachers and school librarians

What We Offer:

  • Health, vision, and dental insurance (including FSA/HRA options)
  • Accrued vacation and sick time as well as paid parental leave benefits
  • Enrollment in Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) pension system
  • Inclusive and welcoming work environment for all
  • Continuing education opportunities for all staff
  • Regular schedule with an evening shift and weekend rotation
  • Opportunity for occasional hybrid work and schedule flexibility

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent work experience
  • At least one (1) year of work experience in a public service environment
  • Experience working in a public library preferred
  • Commitment to continuous improvement and self-directed learning

Working Conditions:

  • Primarily works in a standard, office workstation environment requiring extensive periods of sitting, using a computer keyboard, and reading a computer monitor.
  • Frequently moves between different areas of the library to provide patron service
  • Occasional work outdoors (outreach events, library programs, etc.)
  • Occasional bending, lifting, reaching or push/pull up to 100 pounds and lift to 25 pounds
  • Regular travel to meetings, trainings, or offsite work within the La Grange service area and across Illinois; position requires access to reliable transportation

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