Jobs

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, 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 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 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

Minimum Qualifications: This position requires access to reliable transportation with a valid driver’s license 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.

Youth Services Associate

The Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District seeks a dynamic, friendly, and innovative part-time Associate for our Youth Services Department. This is a service-oriented position that is responsible for reference and readers’ advisory services for youth and families, as well as implementing programming that meets the needs of youth and families in the community.

Specifications and Requirements:

  • Current knowledge of youth literature and media
  • Understanding of library practices and trends
  • Ability to plan, implement and facilitate programming for youth and families
  • Ability to work effectively in a team and with a variety of people
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills

Minimum Qualifications:

This position requires access to reliable transportation with a valid driver’s license to travel between branches and community events.

Experience:

One year of experience working with children and their caregivers in a library or similarly paced environment

Salary: 15.24 per hour

Hours: Part Time 25 hr/wk position, including evening and weekend hours

Position open until filled.

Please email cover letter and resume to:

Amanda Garrity, Head of Youth Services agarrity@winnetkalibrary.org with Youth Services Associate in the subject line.

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:
Assistant Head of Circulation Services, Brandon Marshall (bmarshall@winnetkalibrary.org) with Part Time Library Page in the subject line.

Adult Programming Librarian II

The Winnetka-Northfield Public Library District is seeking an enthusiastic lifelong learner with a mastery of the core values of librarianship to join our Adult Services team.

The Adult Programming Librarian II is responsible for providing innovative adult programming and coordinating large events. This position develops, plans, coordinates, assists with the execution of, and evaluates programs for adults District-wide based on analytical data. They also assist with coordination of Studio services and programs. The Programming Librarian II is customer focused; builds successful partnerships with other organizations and groups; and assists patrons of all ages at public service desks.
The Adult Programming Librarian II reports to the Assistant Library Director.

Essential Functions:

  • Develop a core standard of adult programming best practices, including program attendance standards and program timing. Using this standard, train and assist staff in planning and evaluating programming.
  • Assist and/or lead major programs involving multiple library departments.
  • Coordinate District efforts to promote adult programs 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 Assistant Library Director.
  • Build partnerships with relevant organizations and groups to obtain a greater understanding of community needs.
  • Partner with the Adult Services training librarian to maintain a Studio training plan for employees that provides foundational skills while encouraging self-directed experimentation and creativity.
  • Coordinate and track Studio equipment maintenance, including a cleaning schedule and unplanned repairs and issues.
  • Track Studio supply budget and stock
  • Represent the library in pertinent professional, educational and community activities.
  • Participate in activities, conferences and committees, including on-site and virtual professional development opportunities and training.
  • Serves as library Person-in-Charge (PIC), as assigned.

Education: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution

Benefits: This full-time, non-exempt position includes a benefits package with participation in IMRF pension fund plus generous paid vacation and sick leave.

Position: Full-time

Hours: 37.5 hours/week, includes evenings and weekends

Hourly Wage: Beginning at $24.82/hour, commensurate with experience

Please submit a cover letter and resume to:

Emily Compton-Dzak, Assistant Library Director ecompton-dzak@winnetkalibrary.org with Adult Programming Librarian II in the subject line.

Deadline: November 29, 2019