Job & Volunteer Opportunities
Youth Services Associate
River Forest Public Library
Deadline for Applications: November 21, 2018
Job Description: River Forest Public Library is searching for an enthusiastic Youth Services Associate to join our team. The Youth Services Associate will work in the Children’s Services Department, serving kids from birth-4th grade and their parents/caregivers. This position is ideal for those who want to develop their skills working with children and young teens.
The Youth Services Associate will assist the Manager of Children’s Services with:
- Providing reference and readers’ advisory services in the Children’s Room.
- Promoting the Children’s collection and programs by creating print and online book lists, displays of library materials, and promotional materials.
- Assisting with the development and implementation of programs for children age birth through 4th grade.
- Regular and ongoing administrative support tasks within the Department.
- Collection management responsibilities.
The Youth Services Associate will be trained and regularly scheduled to staff the Children’s Services Desk approximately 3 weekday shifts each week and 2-3 weekend shifts each month. The ability to work weekends and at least 1 night per week is required for this position. Additional hours will be scheduled on an intermittent basis, especially during the summer and when full-time staff is on vacation.
Part Time: an average of 15-18 hours each week
The ideal candidate would be available on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays with additional weekday flexibility and the ability to work both Saturdays and Sundays.
A college degree and experience working with children ages birth-4th grade and young teens is required. Knowledge and appreciation of children’s literature and the developmental needs and interests of children is important. The successful candidate will have strong communication and interpersonal skills and be able to work independently and exercise initiative. Preference will be given to students enrolled in an accredited MLS or MLIS program.
Please email a cover letter and resume in PDF format to email@example.com. No phone calls please.
Salary information: $15/hour
Amy Grossman, Manager of Children’s Services
735 Lathrop Avenue
River Forest, IL 60305
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