Jobs @ AHML

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We are looking for a passionate librarian who enjoys approaching customers of all ages and cultures, to connect them with their favorite interests and information needs.  This position involves extensive interaction with the public, answering questions and guiding research in person, in our call center, and out in the community.
Our librarians support a culture of learning and work together to make the library a great place to be and work. You’ll be called on to share your expertise with your non-degreed colleagues, and act as a mentor and leader when supervisors aren’t present.  Our community is diverse and your coworkers are, too, so being comfortable engaging with a wide variety of ages, cultures, and abilities is important.

This position requires the ability to communicate with customers and colleagues throughout the library in an effective, enthusiastic and respectful manner; excellent research skills, with experience using a variety of databases; and strong customer service skills. Preferred candidates will have training and instruction experience and a passion for developing programs and learning activities.

Our Service Model:
We are an active, service-oriented public library. Will staff our Info Desk and Call Center, responding to an array of challenging and detailed research questions helping our customers navigate today’s information world. Off-desk time is spent in a shared office environment, contributing to library-wide initiatives and coordinating programs and classes.

Oh, the Places You’ll Go!

We support parents, caregivers and educators to help children on their path to achieve essential milestones:  learning to read and being prepared for school.   This position is responsible for creating and delivering early literacy experiences to infants through preschoolers; connecting with parents and caregivers through programs and workshops; providing outreach to early childhood providers and community organizations; and developing school-age readers and life-long learners through engaging literacy and STEAM programming.   Join us at an exciting time as we begin our path to become a Family Place Library. 

  • Responsible for the development and coordination of library-wide early literacy programming and initiatives that are consistent with the vision and values of the library, our strategic imperatives, and the diverse needs of the community.
  • Provides in-depth and high-level knowledge of early literacy skills and programming to guide staff and customers.  This includes promoting an environment that encourages input from all staff, sets high standards and encourages all library staff members to provide exceptional customer service while building staff expertise.
  • Coordinates, evaluates, and coaches library staff for development and presentation of early literacy programs such as storytimes, family engagement programs, and informational workshops.  Take the lead role in training library staff to disseminate early literacy concepts and practices to parents of children from birth to age 5.
  • Identifies and implements emerging opportunities throughout the community for early literacy partnerships including resource sharing, referral and community coalition building.
  • Supervises and participates in hiring, training, and evaluation of support staff whose duties include service to young children.
  • Develops effective strategies for communicating the library’s early literacy goals to individuals and the community through a variety of media.
  • Provide reference and readers’ advisory service to customers of all ages.
  • Actively contributes to broader Youth Services offerings and library-wide programs and services.

Do you know which house the Sorting Hat would put you in and in which faction you'd belong? Do you like using a hot glue gun as well as a tablet? Are you a team player with leadership skills? Then you just might be the Teen Services Advisor we're looking for!

We are seeking a creative, resourceful and engaging advocate for teens to work with us and our diverse community. This exciting position will help develop and present interactive programs, contribute to outreach in schools and the community as well as assist teens in the Hub. As the library's dynamic space for teens in Arlington Heights, the Hub is where they can hang out with friends, develop their skills as makers, express themselves and, most importantly, learn. In the Hub, we provide homework help, connect teens with library materials and produce engaging, hands-on projects.

This position is ideal for someone who is curious and creative.

We strive to be a Third Place for our customers, and to shift perceptions of what a library can be and the way we can serve the community.  If you excel at connecting people with their favorite interests and information needs through original experiences, then consider applying for this great opportunity on our talented team dedicated to programs and exhibits.
Plan, develop and host programs with themes and topics of interest to our residents, primarily for adults and with opportunities to support program development for all ages.  Engage with our community to create unique programming, and facilitate effective partnerships which result in programs, events or exhibits that achieve the library’s strategic goals.  Participate in program analysis and reporting, to ensure continuous improvement and positive customer outcomes.

To collaborate most effectively with staff across the library, the preferred candidate will have excellent communication skills and the demonstrated ability to excel in Our Culture.

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