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Youth Services Librarian 

Do you enjoy thinking outside of the box? Are you an enthusiastic librarian with a passion for kid-focused library outreach and programming? The Plainfield Area Public Library’s dynamic and collaborative Youth & Teen Services Department is looking for you to join our exceptional team. This position is responsible for outreach to area preschools, curating children’s programming and collection development. This Librarian values diversity and inclusion and demonstrates extraordinary customer service, as well as empathy and understanding for all children and their families in the community. 

The opportunity to join us couldn’t come at a more thrilling time as we start a renovation project that will completely transform our department and the Library. In this busy and energetic department, no two days are the same! Each day is a chance to embrace change and find new and exciting ways to serve children both in and outside of the Library. 

Applicants invited for interviews will be asked to demonstrate abilities.

Responsibilities include:

  • Providing reference and reader’s advisory services 
  • Collection development with a special focus on early literacy and picture books
  • Planning, developing and presenting outreach and storytimes to area preschools and childcare centers
  • Planning, developing and presenting programs for children
  • Updating assigned areas of the website and posting to social media
  • Participation in professional development activities and continuing education opportunities to continually develop skills, abilities and knowledge
  • Representing the library at community events

Requirements include:

  • ALA/MLS degree
  • One year of experience working with children
  • Regular, reliable ability to travel locally
  • Ability to empathize and relate to the needs of all patrons, especially children and their caregivers
  • Knowledge of the theories of child development and literacy
  • The ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing
  • The ability to work with others in a team-oriented environment

This is a full-time position, 40 hours per week, including evenings and weekends. Compensation begins at $23.73 – $26.70 plus IMRF and a comprehensive benefits package.

 To apply:

  1. Complete a job application
  2. Send cover letter and resume combined in one pdf to

Deadline: September 24, 2023

Interviews will be scheduled beginning September 28

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