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Jobs

Date: June 29, 2020

Job title: Custodial Staff

Application deadline: open until filled, first review of applications July 6th  

Hiring pay range: $15-16/hour

Job type: Part-time (19 hours a week), Days worked is flexible, but does include early morning hours. We are looking to fill multiple positions.  

Job Description: 

The La Grange Public Library is looking for self-motivated workers to create a Custodial staff. This team would be responsible for the upkeep of the building, the grounds and general event setups throughout the day. Experience in a similar position or willingness to learn would be excellent fits for this position. The Custodial staff reports to the Operations & IT manager and would work closely with this position to strategize cleaning procedures and schedules that would suit both the staff and patrons of the library.  

This is a new position, so opportunities would include shaping the daytime cleaning procedures of the library, as well as working with the staff of the library to meet their needs for our current (pandemic) circumstances.  

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.  

Benefits include paid sick leave, parental leave and an employee assistance program.  

Qualifications: We are seeking someone who is self-motivated and ready to tackle any task put in front of them. The ideal person will have a pride in their work and want the building and grounds to look perfect for both staff and the public. Good communication skills are a must, as well as the ability to multi-task and prioritize assignments. Desired requirements include experience cleaning in a commercial or residential setting, or the willingness to learn quickly.  

Physical Requirements: Must be able to lift 50 pound bags of salt, and heavy boxes of cleaning chemicals, wear a backpack vacuum comfortably for long periods, bend and crouch to clean floors, baseboards and toilets.  

Application: To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to:  Peter Van Kempen Operations & IT Manager

La Grange Public Library admin@lagrangelibrary.org

Date: June 15, 2020

Job title: Children’s Services Manager
Application deadline: open until filled, first review of applications June 26

Hiring pay range: $52,065 to $65,091 DOQ
Job type: Full-time (37.5 hour work week); exempt; benefited

Job Description:

The La Grange Public Library is looking for an experienced leader dedicated to public service to manage the Children’s Services Department. The Children’s Services Manager oversees library services for ages 0-12 and supervises a team of six staff. Traditional programming, reference, and collection development skills should be equally matched with knowledge, interest and enthusiasm for service to children. The Children’s Services Manager reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the other department heads that make up the Library’s Leadership Team. Major responsibilities include staff hiring, training and development, along with planning and conducting programs as well as providing reference and reader advisory service.

Key opportunities for this position include the hiring of a part-time Children’s Services Associate, adapting library services for current (pandemic) circumstances and community needs; and serving as a key member of the Library’s Leadership Team as we embark on our next strategic planning process in 2020.

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.

Benefits include health, dental, vision and life insurance along with paid vacation, sick and holiday leave. Schedule would participate in night and weekend rotation as needed.

Qualifications: We are seeking someone who understands the importance of collaboration, knows how to handle difficult situations and is skilled at inspiring and providing feedback to a talented team. The ideal person will embrace change, have a positive attitude and be dedicated to helping the library make an impact in children’s lives and the community. Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize effectively, adapt flexibly to changing priorities, and meet deadlines with a high-speed environment. Desired qualifications include an MLIS or MLS degree from an ALA- accredited library school, public library work experience, and 3-5 years’ experience working with children. Two years of supervisory experience preferred. Any equivalent combination of education and/or experience may be considered.

Physical Requirements: Ability to stand, walk, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, climb, push/pull up to 50 pounds, and lift up to 25 pounds.

Application: To apply please email a cover letter and resume to:

Charity Gallardo Executive Director
La Grange Public Library
admin@lagrangelibrary.org