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Coordinator of Grade School Services Librarian

Gail Borden Public Library
Job Description
Do you know popular kids’ books from Willems to Telgemeierto Riordan? From Ozobots to Osmos and beyond, do you enjoy sharing technology programs with kids? We are seeking a visionary librarian to engage and inspire our school-age visitors!
 
If you have a keen interest in the creative use of technology and serving grade-schoolers, we’d like you to help us take our 1st-5th program to a new level. The Gail Borden Pubic Library District is an award-winning, cutting edge library district with a culturally diverse population of 147,000residents. The Coordinator of Grade School Services will manage our grade school space: ‘The Youth Center’.  The ideal candidate will bring their high-energy, creativity, and tech skills to coordinate school-aged programing at the Main Library and two branch buildings.  With a heavy focus on STEAM, MakerSpaces (including our new LulzBot 3D printer) and administration of theBattle of the Books program, you’ll be part of a collaborative team of 6 librarians along with Associates in our busy, fun, and creative group. 
 
Qualifications:
·         MLS from an ALA-accredited school
·         Minimum of three years of experience in public library services to children, including reference, programming, and supervisory experience
·         Extensive knowledge of children's literature
·         Must be passionate about working with kids and have excellent interpersonal skills to be able to communicate well with children and adults
·         Highly developed organizational and project management skills
·         Ability to work collaboratively and be able to adapt to changing work situations and job requirements
·         Ability to remain calm and professional in stressful situations
·         Spanish language speaking skills, a plus
 
Full-time (37.5 hours/week), exempt position; must be available to work days, evenings & weekends
Salary:  $54,000 DOQ + Excellent Benefits Package
 
APPLICATION DEADLINE:  TUESDAY, JANUARY 31, 2017
Please submit a cover letter, resume AND Employment Application to jobs@gailborden.info or to: Gail Borden Public Library, C/o Human Resources, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120. Click here for the Employment Application. Applications are also available at the Main Library’s Administration Office, Customer Service Desk and Rakow and South Elgin Branches. 
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