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Community Engagement Librarian
<p style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; margin-block-end: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Skokie Public Library seeks an enthusiastic, knowledgeable Community Engagement Librarian to build a strong community by working with individuals, businesses, and community partners to support economic stability and strength. The main area of focus is supporting aspiring immigrant entrepreneurs looking to launch new businesses, exploring new opportunities for workforce development, and helping to address challenges faced by under-resourced people exacerbated by the pandemic.<span style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"></span></span><br /> &nbsp;</p> <p style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; margin-block-end: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">We want to hear from you if you fully embrace our core service values of community, collaboration, compassion, and curiosity; you have excellent communication and social skills; you have a positive outlook; and you are flexible with change. The ideal candidate will have a&nbsp;</span><span style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Masters of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited library school; minimum 2 years of public library, nonprofit, business, or community-based experience; and experience in community outreach, developing community partnerships, programs, events, and other projects. They will enjoy meeting and building connections among people, have the skills to create opportunities for dialogue around difficult topics, and are experienced in developing relationships with communities of color and/or ethnic communities.&nbsp;<span style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Read the&nbsp;</span></span><a href="https://bit.ly/CELib0821" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; border-radius: 2px; color: rgb(7, 114, 179); text-decoration-line: none;" target="_blank"><span style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">job description</span></a><span style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&nbsp;and learn more about our&nbsp;</span><a href="https://skokielibrary.info/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; border-radius: 2px; color: rgb(7, 114, 179); text-decoration-line: none;" target="_blank"><span style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">award-winning library</span></a><span style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">.</span></p> <p style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; margin-block-end: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; margin-block-end: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">If you are interested in applying, please be sure to read our&nbsp;</span><a href="https://skokielibrary.info/about/strategic-plan/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; border-radius: 2px; color: rgb(7, 114, 179); text-decoration-line: none;" target="_blank"><span style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">strategic plan</span></a><span style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&nbsp;and our organizational&nbsp;</span><a href="https://skokielibrary.info/about/staff/culture/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; border-radius: 2px; color: rgb(7, 114, 179); text-decoration-line: none;" target="_blank"><span style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">culture statement</span></a><span style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&nbsp;to make sure both resonate with you.</span></p> <p style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; margin-block-end: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; margin-block-end: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">We seek those who share our passion for serving the people of Skokie. We strive to support and reflect our community through our dedication to equity, diversity, and inclusion. We strongly urge people of color, people who identify as LGBTQ+, people of all ages, and people with disabilities to apply. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.</span></p> <p style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; margin-block-end: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; margin-block-end: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Quality benefits play a vital role in promoting the health and well-being of our staff and their families, and this is why we offer a comprehensive benefit package including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance coverage to eligible employees. We also have generous paid time off and retirement plans for eligible employees.</span></p> <p style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; margin-block-end: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: red;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; margin-block-end: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Skokie is known for its diversity and is conveniently accessible from Chicago and surrounding neighborhoods. The Edens Expressway (I-94) spans Skokie&#39;s western edge, while Chicago Transit Authority (CTA) and PACE suburban bus lines and the CTA&#39;s Skokie Swift Yellow rail line offer numerous options for public transportation.</span></p> <p style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; margin-block-end: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; margin-block-end: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Apply through the&nbsp;</span><a href="https://skokielibrary.info/about/jobs/" rel="noopener noreferrer" style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; border-radius: 2px; color: rgb(7, 114, 179); text-decoration-line: none;" target="_blank"><span style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">jobs page</span></a><span style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&nbsp;on our website. When using a Mac to apply, use a browser other than Safari. Communication with applicants is made via email through BambooHR, our Applicant Tracking System. Please add BambooHR to your list of acceptable addresses in your email to ensure you receive emails during the application process.</span></p> <p style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; margin-block-end: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">&nbsp;</span></p> <p style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; margin-block-end: 0px; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Lato, sans-serif; font-size: 15px; background-color: rgb(255, 255, 255);"><span style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;">Position open until filled.&nbsp;</span><span style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; font-weight: bold;"><em style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline;"><span style="border: 0px; margin: 0px; outline: 0px; padding: 0px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(79, 79, 79);">Please include a cover letter and resume along with your application. Only candidates with a cover letter and resume will be considered.&nbsp;</span></em></span></p>
Position: Community Engagement Librarian
Organization: Skokie Public Library
Location: Skokie,  IL 
United States
Salary: The pay range for new hires in this position is $52,640 to $65,88. Offers are made within this range based on competencies, experience, and internal equity.
Posting Start Date: 8/18/2021
Date Posted: 8/18/2021
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Status: This listing expires on: 11/16/2021
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Organization Information
Name:
Skokie Public Library
Address:
5215 Oakton Street

Skokie,  IL 60077
United States
Email:
bdostert@skokielibrary.info
Phone:
Fax:
Contact:
Beth Dostert