Librarian I - Teen Services
Salary: $31.364 - $40.166/hour*
*Starting salary is dependent upon qualifications, but in most cases is no higher than the midpoint for the range.
Schedule: 37.5 hours per week - Full Time
Monday - Friday 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
Some nights and weekends may be required
NATURE OF WORK:
The Teen Services team at EPL is looking for an enthusiastic candidate, who is eager to share their knowledge and skills. This candidate should be motivated and always willing to learn new skills. This position will oversee in house programming for teens at the Main Library.
Responsible for providing programming, reference and reader’s advisory services to teens (grades 6-12) and adults at the Evanston Public Library.
(Specific assignment will include some or all of the following):
Plans, presents, and evaluates innovative hands-on programming for teens (grades 6-12), parents, caregivers and educators. Programming can relate to STEM, the arts, Making and more
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.
May assist with school and community outreach/engagement for teens.
Works at Teen Loft service desk and technology desk as needed.
Interviews patrons carefully to determine what information is required and provides clear, accurate and timely answers to all patron inquiries. This may include; using reference books, periodicals, and electronic resources.
Creates promotional materials for teen programs.
Maintains current knowledge of the Library’s teen and adult collections and electronic resources, keeping abreast of industry trends and innovations. Reads, listens to, and views a wide variety of teen literature and media.
May select materials for, and maintain, assigned area(s) of the collection.
Develops and maintains recommended booklists and resource guides for teens.
Serves as senior staff member in charge of the third floor when the manager is gone .
Perform other duties as required or assigned.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
This position requires a Masters degree in Library and Information Science. At least one year of experience working with teens is required.
Considerable knowledge of teen literature and authors, graphic novels, films, music, and games. Must be fluent with social media and personal technologies currently in use among teens.
Experience and interest in any of the following areas: music and video creation and editing, graphic design, computer animation, STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) related activities (robotics, computer programming 3-D printing etc.): 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.
Spanish Language proficiency is highly desirable.
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.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS OF WORK:
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.
Under the supervision of the Innovation and Digital Learning Manager. The individual has contact with other library agencies and staff at all levels, and uses the necessary resources to meet and achieve goals and/or objectives. Work is assigned through specific projects and customer/clientele request. The employee is responsible for prioritizing work tasks, and for identifying and utilizing the appropriate resources to resolve a problem or situation. Work performance is reviewed through observation, completion of projects, status reports, conferences and meetings. Guidance is provided through the City Code, departmental policies, City operating practices and procedures, and other resources as applicable to specific projects assigned. Work is evaluated at least annually, with respect to customer service, problem-solving ability and performance in accordance with this classification standard.
The employee has regular and frequent contact with the general public.
SELECTION METHOD TYPE OF ELIGIBILITY LIST LIFE OF ELIGIBILITY LIST
Structured Oral Interview Category Group Two Years
To apply for this position, please apply online at www.cityofevanston.org on or before the closing date.
Chosen candidates will be subject to a qualifying pre-employment medical examination and drug/alcohol screen.
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