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Teen Services Library Assistant
Responsible for providing innovative programming, reference, engagement and reader’s advisory services to teens (grades 6-12) and adults at the Evanston Public Library in person and virtually. Along with working in the Main Library’s dedicated teen space, the Loft, this person will also work with community partners to reach teens in different parts of the community.  Ideal candidates will be experienced working with African American and Latino youth, comfortable utilizing different technologies, and familiar with cycling. Candidates should reflect the diversity of our community and be committed to providing equitable access to library resources. 
Schedule (24 hours) :
Saturdays 12-6 pm
Tuesdays  2-8 pm
Wednesdays 2-8 pm
Thursdays 2-8 pm
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS (Specific assignment will include some or all of the following):
  • Assists library users, primarily teens, with the use of library materials, services, equipment and facilities, including help in accessing online resources and downloading library media.
  • Plans, presents, and evaluates innovative hands-on programming for young adults, parents, caregivers and educators.  Programming can relate to or include science, technology, engineering, the arts or math and other activities that will appeal to teens.
  • May assist with school and community engagement for teens.
  • Interviews patrons carefully to determine what information is required and provides clear, accurate and timely answers to all patron inquiries.
  • Conducts informational searches using reference books, periodicals, and electronic resources. 
  • Utilizes Zoom and Google Meet and other online tools to present programming and content to teens
  • Assists with City Wide STEM challenges through creating video tutorials, planning and assisting with sessions
  • Maintains current knowledge of the Library’s teen collection and electronic resources, keeping abreast of industry trends and innovations. Reads, listens to, and views a wide variety of teen literature and media.
  • Develops and maintains recommended resource guides to books, movies, music and on-line resources for teens.
  • Performs other duties as required or assigned.
To apply for this position, please apply online at www.cityofevanston.org on or before the closing date.
Chosen candidates will be required to provide proof of licenses, certifications, and education required for this position.  Candidates will also be subject to qualifying pre-employment processes, including medical examination, drug/alcohol screen, employment verification, and criminal background check.
The City of Evanston is an equal opportunity employer and ensures against discrimination in employment on the basis of a person’s race, color, sex, age, religion, disability, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, parental status, military discharge status, source of income, housing status, or gender identity.  The City of Evanston is also committed to accessibility for persons with disabilities.  Any person needing mobility or communications access assistance should contact Human Resources at 847-448-8204 (voice) or 847-448-8052 (TTY).
Position: Teen Services Library Assistant
Organization: Evanston Public Library
Location: Evanston,  IL 
United States
Salary: $22.08/hr-$28.05/hr
Posting Start Date: 11/15/2021
Date Posted: 11/17/2021
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED
  • Must possess one year of experience working with youth and experience creating programming with and/or doing community engagement for youth
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license and safe driving record
  • Must be willing and able to travel to different community locations and provide their own means of transportation.
Knowledge, skills, and abilities in the following areas:
  • Considerable knowledge of teen literature and authors, graphic novels, films, music, and games.
  • Fluency with social media applications and devices in use among teens.
  • Experience and interest in any of the following areas: cycling and bike maitenance, video creation and editing, graphic design, computer animation, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) related activities (robotics, computer programming 3-D printing etc.).
  • Experience with public speaking and creative writing desired. 
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with a diverse group of customers and staff throughout the Library, as well as outside the organization.
  • Proficiency and fluency in Spanish is highly desired.
  • Ability to apply principles of logical or scientific thinking to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagrammatic form, while dealing with several abstract and concrete variables.
  • Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide all units of measure to perform the four operations with like or common decimal fractions; to compute ratio rate, and percent and measures; to perform arithmetic operations involving all American monetary units.
  • Ability to multi-task many variable duties, requests and responsibilities.
  • Ability to read, understand and interpret manuals, policies and procedures, rules, regulations, journals, newspapers, memos, letters, reports and legal documents. 
  • Ability to prepare business letters, expositions, summaries, and reports, using prescribed format and conforming to all rules of punctuation, grammar, dictation, and style.
The ability to work in a primarily sedentary position, with the ability to occasionally use force to exert up to 20 pounds. The ability to lift, carry or otherwise move objects, books, materials, etc. using up to 10 pounds of force frequently, and/or a negligible amount of force constantly to move objects.
The employee is subject to inside environmental conditions: protection from weather conditions, but not necessarily from indoor temperature changes.
There are no environmental hazards associated with this classification.
Status: This listing expires on: 2/15/2022
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Evanston Public Library

Evanston,  IL 60201
United States
Jennifer Clough