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Programming Specialist Librarian II

The Programming Specialist develops, plans, coordinates, assists with the execution and evaluates programs for all ages District-wide based on analytical data. They also lead large scale programs and events that involve multiple departments. This position also assists patrons of all ages at public service desks.

Essential Functions:

  • With the help of library staff and managers develop a core standard of programming best practices, including program attendance standards, promotion guidelines, and program timing. Using this standard, train and assist staff in planning and evaluating programming throughout the district.
  • Assist and/or lead major programs involving multiple library departments.
  • Coordinate District efforts to promote programs and collections to enhance their appeal and promote their use.
  • Provide an in-depth analysis of program performance on a monthly, quarterly and annual basis to the Director.
  • Coordinate quarterly meetings to present programming and outreach statistics and collaborate with staff on goals for District programming for the coming quarter.
  • Coordinate outreach opportunities for the District to obtain a greater understanding of community needs.
  • Create and maintain a calendar of community events and community organization contact lists. Include information that will affect District programming:
  • Act as liaison for the local schools, Park District and Community House events
  • Represent the library in pertinent professional, educational and community activities.
  • Coordinate and contributes content to internal staff and public webpages.
  • Participate in activities, conferences, and committees, including on-site and virtual professional development opportunities and training.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited institution or equivalent education and experience.
  • Dependable transportation between district branches and library sanctioned events required.
  • Ability to successfully pass a background check

Salary: Commensurate with experience from $24.82 to $37.23 per hour.

Hours: Full Time

Please email cover letter and resume to Sarah Quish, Head of Communications & Marketing at sjquish@winnetkalibrary.org.

Part Time Library Page

We are seeking an individual who is organized, detail-oriented, and likes helping people. This position is a part-time opportunity with an hour average between 15-18 hours. These hours are a mix of days, nights, and weekends.

The applicant must:

  • Be highly skilled at detail work
  • Have reliable transportation between district branches
  • Ability to successfully pass a background check
  • Able to sit or stand for long periods
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs., bend and stretch or use a step-stool to routinely retrieve materials on very high or low shelves.
  • Able to maneuver book carts up to 80 lbs.
  • Pleasant and helpful demeanor a must.

Salary: $10.00 per hour

Hours: Part Time, 15 to 18 hours per week, evenings and weekends

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:
Head of Circulation Services, Katie Cangelosi (ccangelosi@winnetkalibrary.org) with Part Time Library Page in the subject line.

Circulation Services Associate

The Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District is seeking an enthusiastic lifelong learner to deliver exceptional customer service as the face of the library district. Associates provide borrowing, technology, research, and advisory assistance while promoting library services. This associate will rotate between service points at the Winnetka Library and Northfield Branch Library, including shifts in the Studio. The Studio features the latest technology and equipment, such as a 3D printer, embroidery machine, and laser engraver.
Evening and weekend hours required.

Specifications and Requirements:

  • Serves patrons and staff in a professional and courteous demeanor, utilizing excellent customer service.
  • Performs tasks related to the circulation of materials, including checkout, check-in, issuing cards, and collecting fines.
  • Provides research assistance to patrons, including the library catalog and online searching.
  • Handles cash accurately and efficiently.
  • Is aware of and appropriately recommends library resources such as subscription databases and apps.
  • Provides reader’s advisory services.
  • Assists with instruction in the use of equipment including, but not limited to public computers, tablets, smartphones, copiers, printers, self-checkout and Studio equipment.
  • Resolves patron problems regarding the circulation of materials and account issues.
  • Some experience with and/or knowledge of 3D printers, laser cutters, or other digital fabrication equipment and related software preferable
  • Dependable transportation between district branches and library sanctioned events required
  • Ability to successfully pass a background check
  • Able to sit or stand for long periods
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs., bend and stretch or use a step-stool to routinely retrieve materials on very high or low shelves. Able to maneuver book carts up to 80 lbs.
  • Access to reliable transportation is required to travel between branches and community events.

Experience: One year of experience in a public library or working in a high touch customer service environment.

Salary: 15.24 per hour

Hours: Part Time 15-18 hr/wk position, including evening and weekend hours

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:
Katie Cangelosi at ccangelosi@winnetkalibrary.org with Circulation Services Associate in the subject line.

Assistant Head of Circulation Services

The Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District seeks a customer-focused, enthusiastic, highly organized, and collaborative person to join our team! The Assistant Head of Circulation Services will be an avid lifelong learner who will exemplify exceptional customer service both externally and internally throughout the District. This position will gain expertise in all service points throughout our District and will support both Library branch locations.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Assures high patron and staff satisfaction in all transactions.
  • Assist in the supervision, training, hiring, and evaluating patron services staff in the District.
  • Directly oversees the library paging staff in the District and coordinates page schedules and training based on the needs of the libraries.
  • Assists in the creation and maintenance of departmental training, documentation, and learning tools.
  • Ensures that communication to staff is open, timely, and accurate via the staff intranet, email, and all other communications channels.
  • Actively seeks, participates, and suggests professional development opportunities to maintain current awareness of circulation, policy and patron services trends, users experience trends and soft skill development.
  • Handles money accurately, including collecting, counting, giving change, and recording transactions.

Qualifications Include:

  • H.S. education is the minimum requirement. An LTA, or bachelor’s degree related to job responsibilities is preferred.
  • Two years of supervisory/management experience in a public library or customer service role.
  • Must be tactful and respect the confidentiality of library customers and staff
  • Strong planning, organizational and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Adapts well to changes in existing practices, library routines, and workflows and suggestions for improvements
  • Ability to pass a criminal background check.
  • Must have reliable transportation between District branches and library sanctioned events required.

Salary: Salary to commensurate with experience starting at $40,599, generous benefits package including IMRF retirement plan.

Hours: This is a full-time, exempt position typical hours are 37.5 per week. The schedule is determined by the needs of the District and includes required evenings as well as weekend hours.

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:
Katie Cangelosi at ccangelosi@winnetkalibrary.org with Assistant Head of Circulation in the subject line.