Jobs

Youth Services Associate

Application Deadline: Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Do you know the title of each Harry Potter book off the top of your head? Get excited about helping kids create? Consider joining the Youth Services team at The La Grange Public Library! We are seeking an enthusiastic, customer-focused individual familiar with children’s literature. Youth Services Associates are responsible for a variety of tasks in support of the Youth Services Department, which serves children birth through sixth grade. Duties include assisting patrons with reference and reader’s advisory, developing engaging storytimes, creating brochures and flyers, and conducting programs both in and out of the library.

We are looking for someone with the ability to engage children and interact with their parents and caregivers in our busy, vibrant department. Read the full Position Description for this job.

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: 25 hrs/week, including some evenings and weekends

Requirements:
Two years of college coursework in a related field and at least two years work experience, including work with children and/or customer service. Must be able to drive, hold a valid driver’s license, and have access to reliable transportation. Fluency in Spanish is a plus.

Salary: $14.30/hr plus some benefits

Application: To apply please email a cover letter, resume, and LGPL application form to:
Rachael Dabkey
Head of Youth Services
La Grange Public Library
dabkeyr@lagrangelibrary.org  

Youth Services Summer Intern

Application Deadline: open until filled

Do you love working with children and their families? Are you looking to gain more experience in libraries? Join the La Grange Public Library’s Youth Services Department as our Summer Intern! Gain direct experience in programming for children as well as serving them through dynamic readers’ advisory during one of the most exciting times of the year in the library.

The ideal candidate will be currently enrolled in an MLIS or LTA program and interested in expanding their knowledge of the latest trends in library services for children and their caregivers. Read the full Position Description for this job.

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: 14 hrs/week, from May 30 to July 28

Requirements:
Two years of college coursework in a related field. Must be working on a library technical assistant (LTA) certificate or master’s degree in library science (MLS). At least one year of work experience; experience working with children preferred.

Salary: $12.29/hr

Application:  To apply please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and LGPL application form to:
Rachael Dabkey
Head of Youth Services
La Grange Public Library
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.