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Salary Schedule & Benefits

Open Positions: 

Adult and Teen Services Librarian

Position Title: Adult & Teen Services Librarian
Department: Administration
FLSA Status: Full- Time, Exempt
Reports to: Library Director

The Adult & Teen Services Librarian performs professional librarian work to ensure the Schiller Park
Public Library is meeting the needs of Adult & Teen patrons. This position oversees all related activities
including but not limited to collection development and management, public programs, reference
services, volunteer services, developing community partnerships and outreach. This position oversees
the Computer Lab and is the Direct Supervisor of the IT Coordinator and a Part Time Library Associate.
This position is considered a Library Administrator, and assists the Director and Assistant Director with
the management, supervision, and administration of the library as needed.

Departmental Responsibilities
• Hire, train, schedule, mentor, lead, supervise and evaluate the work of department
• Provide excellent patron experiences by offering outstanding reference and reader/media
• Oversee collection development and maintenance for all library materials intended for
use by patrons ages thirteen (13) and older, including material selection & ordering,
collection assessment, and weeding, while maintaining an assigned budget.
• Collaborate with other departments and staff to ensure the relevance, quality, and
effectiveness of library offerings to meet community needs, including the development
of strong community partnerships and program content.
• Act as the library’s volunteer coordinator for adults and teens, including leading a Teen
Advisory Board.
• Prepare statistics and reports as needed.

Administrative Responsibilities
• Assist the Director and Assistant Director in planning and developing policies,
procedures, budgets, schedules, and long-range goals that reflect current library trends
and meet local service and collection needs.
• Assist with hiring, training, scheduling, mentoring, leading, supervising, and evaluating
the work of department staff. Assist the Director and other Department Heads with
these tasks as needed.
• Attend Library Board and other administrative meetings as assigned.

General Responsibilities
• Provide consistent, gracious, and friendly service to coworkers and patrons.
• Understand and enforce library policies and procedures while safeguarding confidential
and restricted information.
• Participate in coverage of the Circulation, Reference or Computer Lab desks as needed.
• Act as the Person in Charge of the building on a regular basis.
• Assist with library public programs and outreach.
• Includes evenings, weekends, and some mandatory workdays.
And other duties as assigned by the Library Director.

• Ability to set priorities, make independent decisions, and exercise discretion with patrons and staff.
• Ability to work well independently and as part of a team.
• Strong written and verbal skills; speaks clearly, demonstrates group presentation skills, and
conducts productive meetings.
• Strong interpersonal and leadership skills, working effectively with individuals of diverse cultures,
communication styles, abilities, and backgrounds.
• Proactive self-starter with strong analytical skills and problem solving-abilities; identifying and
resolving problems efficiently; gathering and analyzing information objectively and thoroughly.
• Ability to make timely decisions and de-escalate conflict; exhibit sound and accurate judgment;
remain calm in difficult situations.
• Knowledge of literature and popular interests for teens and adults including audiovisuals, computer
and technological resources, and other materials that constitute a balanced collection and public
program offerings.
• Knowledge of current reference interview, readers’ advisory, bibliographic and reference services
tools, techniques, and resources relevant to the age groups being served.

• Must be within six (6) months of completing a Master of Library and Information Science degree
(ALA accredited college/university).
• 2-3 years of supervisory/management experience required.
• Proficient in computer-based technology including but not limited to responsible use of social
media, email, and Microsoft Windows and Office applications.
• Customer service or library-related experience preferred.
• Bilingual proficiency in Spanish and/or Polish preferred.

• Ability to bend, stoop, lift, and carry is required.

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