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Family Engagement Librarian

Do you know popular kids’ books from Willems to Telgemeier to Riordan? Do you enjoy engaging families with meaningful programs and fun activities? We are seeking a visionary librarian to engage and inspire our multi-generational families!

Do you have a keen interest in fostering and promoting services for families? We’d like you to help us take our family programming to a new level. The Gail Borden Public Library District is an award-winning, cutting-edge library district with a culturally diverse population of 147,000 residents.

The programming component to this position includes varied tasks including selecting, hiring, and hosting family programs; serving on interdepartmental committees to plan large-scale events (often including community partners); conducting class visits; and presenting children’s programs. This position also assists in administering our Battle of the Books program throughout our large school district. In this position, you’ll be part of a collaborative team of 7 librarians along with Associates in our busy, fun, and creative group.


  • ALA-accredited MLS
  • Extensive knowledge of children’s literature
  • Must be passionate about working with families and have excellent interpersonal skills to be able to communicate well with children and adults.
  • Highly developed organizational and project management skills
  • Familiarity with technology trends such as 3D printing, Apple TV, and educational technologies (i.e. Ozobots, etc)
  • 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, exempt position (37.5 hours per week); must be available to work days, evenings & weekends

Salary: $50,037.00 + Excellent Benefits 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: October 17th  or Until Job is Filled.

Please review the full job description and consider joining our award-winning Library! 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. 

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Gail Borden Public Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer