Jobs

Community Engagement Coordinator

Application Deadline: March 6, 2017

Job Description: The La Grange Public Library is looking for a personable, collaborative person to fill the position of Community Engagement Coordinator. The successful candidate will be customer-oriented and interested in collaborating with the management team and networking with the community to provide excellent service to the public. The Community Engagement Coordinator is responsible for coordinating and managing the Library’s community presence.

The Community Engagement Coordinator reports to the Executive Director. Responsibilities include: developing connections with individuals and local organizations to promote library expertise and resources; creating and then implementing service plans for community organizations and businesses; external and internal public relations and marketing of library services and programs; and working with donors and the Friends of the Library. [Position Description

The La Grange Public Library serves a community of 15,550 in the suburban Chicago community of La Grange, Illinois. The library’s mission is to provide the community the inspiration and the means to learn, explore, and connect throughout their lives.

Hours: Full-time (37.5 hours/week), including some evenings and weekends.

Requirements: The successful candidate must be enthusiastic, diplomatic, and innovative. Qualifications include bachelor’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism, or a related field, and at least two years of related work experience. Familiarity with La Grange community highly desirable.

Salary: $47,476/year with benefits

Application: To apply, please send library application, cover letter, and resume to:
Jeannie Dilger
Executive Director
La Grange Public Library
10 West Cossitt Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525
dilgerj@lagrangelibrary.org

Youth Services Librarian

Application Deadline: Friday, March 3, 2017

Job Description: The La Grange Public Library is seeking an energetic, innovative, and customer-focused Youth Services Librarian to join the busy Youth Services department staff. Duties include primary responsibility for outreach to schools, daycares, and local organizations, as well as collection development, reference and reader’s advisory, and conducting storytimes and programs as assigned. [Position Description]

The Youth Services Librarian will play a vital role in the education of the children in our community through both maintaining and building on established relationships with schools, daycares, and local organizations. A successful candidate will possess the knowledge, creativity, and enthusiasm for service to children birth through sixth grade. Strong interpersonal and technological skills should be equally matched with collection development, reference and reader’s advisory, and programming skills.

The La Grange Public Library serves a community of 15,550 in the suburban Chicago community of La Grange, Illinois. The library’s mission is to provide the community the inspiration and the means to learn, explore, and connect throughout their lives.

Hours: Full-time (37.5 hrs/week), including some evenings and weekends

Requirements: The successful candidate will have an ALA-accredited Masters in Library Science, and at least one year of public service experience. Experience working with children preferred.

Salary: $37,034/year with benefits

Application: To apply please send library application, cover letter, and resume to:
Rachael Dabkey
Head of Youth Services
La Grange Public Library
10 West Cossitt Avenue
La Grange, IL 60525
dabkeyr@lagrangelibrary.org

Volunteer

The Library does not have any additional job openings at this time.  If you are interested in volunteering, please complete our volunteer application and mail it or drop it off at the Library.