Job Opportunities

Preschool & Kindergarten Outreach Coordinator

Full Time: (37.5 hours/ week – includes evenings and rotating weekends)

 

This position is a Full-time Youth Services Librarian servicing a busy department for children through grade 12. This position is responsible for contacting, coordinating and providing all outreach services to local preschools, daycares, and kindergarten classes. Additional responsibilities include providing collection development, reference and readers' advisory services. Ideal candidates will have experience working with children in high volume, challenging situations. Ideal candidates will also be flexible, self-motivated, creative, personable and enthusiastic. Spanish speaking skills preferred. (This position is available starting August 7th, 2017.)

Requirements:

  • ALA accredited Master's Degree in Library & Information Science
  • Experience working with children and their caregivers
  • In-depth knowledge of children's literature and early literacy best practices
  • Excellent collaborative nature for possible in-house projects
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills

Benefits:

  • Participation in the Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF)
  • Full individual medical/dental insurance coverage with BCBSIL hmo/ppo. Purchase options available for family/spouse plans.
  • Vacation: 5 weeks accrued annually
  • Sick: 2 weeks accrued annually

Collection Duties:

  • Selection and Maintenance of Picture Book Collection
  • Selection and Maintenance of Board Books
  • Selection and Maintenance of 398s
  • Family Entertainment DVDs
  • Multi-Media Collection

Schedule:

  • Mon: 8:45-4:45
  • Tue: 1:15-9:15
  • Wed: 8:45-4:45
  • Thu: 8:45-4:45
  • Fri: 8:45-5:15
  • Rotating Weekends

Application Deadline: Friday, July 21st

Email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to:

Ian Peery
​Assistant Director
Glenside Public Library District
ipeery@glensidepld.org