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