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Family Engagement Librarian, Gail Borden (IL) Library (apply by April 9)

Gail Borden Library, Elgin, IL
Family Engagement Librarian 

Do you know popular kids’ books from Willems to Telgemeierto to Riordan? Do you enjoy engaging families with meaningful programs and fun activities? Do you have a keen interest in fostering and promoting services for families?

We are seeking a visionary librarian to engage and inspire our multi-generational families! We’d like you to help us take our family programming to a new level. Gail Borden Pubic Library District is an award-winning, cutting-edge library district with a culturally diverse population of 147,000 residents. The Family Engagement Librarian will collaborate with our other librarians across our three locations to create a vision for family services throughout the district.  This position also assists in administering our Battle of the Books program throughout our large school district. In this position, you’ll be part of a collaborative team of 7 librarians along with Associates in our busy, fun, and creative group.

Qualifications:

  • MLS from an ALA-accredited school
  • Extensive knowledge of children’s literature
  • Must be passionate about working with families and have excellent interpersonal skills to be able to communicate well with children and adults
  • Highly developed organizational and project management skills
  • Familiarity with technology trends such as 3D printing, Apple TV, and educational technologies (i.e. Ozobots, etc)
  • Ability to work collaboratively and be able to adapt to changing work situations and job requirements
  • Ability to remain calm and professional in stressful situations
  • Must be able to drive a vehicle and hold a valid driver’s license
  • Public library experience desirable   
  • Spanish language speaking skills, a plus

Full-time, exempt position (37.5 hours per week); must be available to work days, evenings & weekends

Salary: $50,037.00 + Excellent Benefits Package

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Monday, April 9, 2018  or Until Job is Filled

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and Employment Application to jobs@gailborden.infoor to: Gail Borden Public Library, C/o Human Resources, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120. A link to the Employment Application is found on the library’s website, www.gailborden.info.

Click Here to Apply

Library Website:  www.gailborden.info

What matters to the community matters to the Gail Borden Library. We believe in the value of connecting with others. Get a better understanding of who we are and what we do by reading about our library culture. To find out more, click here.