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305 S. 9th St., St. Charles, IL 60174
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School Services Librarian

Full Time Position

Schedule: Full Time 37.5 hours a week.Will include 1 evening per week and 1 weekend a month.


     Vacation- 4 weeks
     Paid sick leave
     Paid Personal Time
     Healthcare options: Medical, Dental, Vision, HSA, Flexible Spending Account,
     IMRF Retirement Plan, 457 Plan, Life insurance
     Awesome work environment with an exciting and creative team

Impact Description: Responsible for providing a broad range of professional library services to all ages with a focus on children, students, parents and caretakers, especially elementary students.

  • Plans, prepares and conducts programs for elementary students and be involved with development of events calendar. May collaborate with Middle School Librarian, Young Adult Librarian and other staff to provide programs for children, students and caregivers for these programs and services.
  • Serves as liaison between the library and the elementary schools.
  • Develops and coordinates services to students and their schools.
  • Maintains knowledge of youth services to include literature, media, emerging technologies, programming, strategies, etc., specifically those for elementary students, kindergarten-grade 5.
  • Assists with the development of promotional materials; provides reviews and assessments of events; recommends changes and revisions; selects materials to be utilized at events.
  • Provides reference, reader advisory, and other library services; assists patrons in the use of library resources regardless of format.
  • Instructs patrons on the use of library resources; prepares responses and communicates information to patrons, recommends developmentally appropriate materials in accordance with age, requests or interests.
  • Does collection development and maintenance for assigned area(s); understands and applies general professional, as well as library-specific, collection guidelines; spends and tracks within the collection budget appropriately.
  • May assist in the planning and implementation of youth reader services in collaboration with the Assistant Manager; oversees booklists; develops ideas for website reader services; monitors changes and trends in reader services; assists with Summer Reading promotion.
  • Provides information about Youth Services events and processes registrations.
  • Collaborates with Communications & Marketing staff as appropriate.
  • Monitors developments in library services; participates in professional development activities such as self-directed learning, webinars, and professional meetings; understands and uses all appropriate library hardware and software.
  • Serves on Library staff teams and committees.
  • Assists and teaches digital literacy skills to children, students, caregivers and educators through daily transactions or age specific programming using library technology.


Knowledge/Skills required:

  • Principles and practices of library science, including reference interviewing and research techniques and sources; public library services and collections; and using digital as well as print collections for youth.
  • Bibliographic instruction.
  • Theories of infant, child and adolescent learning, literacy development, brain development and implications on library services.
  • Best practices for collection development and maintenance.
  • Cultural trends and familiarity with current trends in library literature.
  • Community area served by the Library.
  • Principles and techniques of preparing effective written informational or educational materials.
  • Correct business English, including spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Techniques for working effectively with a variety of individuals from various socioeconomic, ethnic and cultural backgrounds.
  • Use of electronic and multimedia resources and technologies as applicable to the delivery of reader advisory, reference and information services.
  • Planning, developing and implementing library services, collections and programming for children from kindergarten through grade 5.
  • Making effective oral presentations to large and small groups.
  • Preparing clear and concise reports, correspondence and other written materials.
  • Contributing effectively to the accomplishment of team or work unit goals, objectives and activities.


Education and Experience:

Master’s Degree in library sciences; AND two (2) years of experience in library youth services functions.

Physical Demands and Working Environment:

Mobility to work in a library setting, use standard office equipment and stamina to sit, stand and walk for extended periods of time; strength to lift and carry up to 50 pounds and push carts that weigh up to 100 pounds; agility to bend, reach and climb; vision to read printed materials and computer screens; and hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone. Work is subject to performance under exposure to public interactions, noise and biohazards. Travel to schools and other locations is required.

Salary: Starts range: $43,432 - $56,461 - $69,491

To apply:

Please include a letter of interest and resume.

Electronic applications with resumes may be sent to: applicants@stcharleslibrary.org

St. Charles Public Library District
One South 6th Avenue, St. Charles, IL 60174

The St. Charles Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer