Specialty Info Services Librarian

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.
Requirements & Skills: 
Two or more years reference experience in a public library or similar setting.  A good working knowledge of books, music, movies and popular culture is required to make recommendations for appropriate reading, listening and viewing materials. 
 
Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced environment and excel in Our Culture.
 
Must have excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong customer service skills. 
 

Bilingual candidates or those with experience serving multicultural audiences are encouraged to apply.

Education: 
MLS from an ALA-accredited library school or equivalent work experience required.
Hours and Scheduling: 
Full time position 37.5 hours/week.  Primarily Monday-Friday weekdays, with one evening shift weekly and monthly weekend shifts. Must be flexible for scheduling to present programs, support events and serve at public service points.
Salary and Benefits: 
Starting salary $47,476. - $57,000. depending on qualifications
 
Benefits package includes 4 weeks of vacation plus personal and sick leave, health insurance, participation in IMRF pension plan and availability of 457/Roth savings plan.
 
 
To be considered for this opportunity, candidates must submit:
  • A letter of interest describing how your qualifications and experience meet those required for the position.
  • Resume

This opportunity will remain open until position is filled.
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