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Career Services Librarian

The Career Services Librarian provides general reference information and responds to career resource requests for library customers, in-person, virtually, and by appointment. This position also staffs the public Information Desk and includes regular programming responsibilities such as: scheduling speakers, reserving rooms, requesting marketing materials, and welcoming attendees.

Building relationships, collaborating with community partners, and representing the library in a professional manner is an essential part of this position. Excellent public presentation skills are required for frequent presentations, technology classes, and career programming. Proficiency with technology, such as smartphones, tablets, LCD projector, and Apple TV is expected. The ideal candidate will be involved with the community and must exude confidence and ability to provide excellent customer service.

The Career Services Librarian will also serve as a U.S. Passport Acceptance Agent. Eligibility requirements are as follows:

  • U.S. citizen or a U.S. non-citizen national
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Does not have a record of either: (i) A Federal or State felony conviction; or (ii) A misdemeanor conviction for crimes involving moral turpitude or breach of trust, including but not limited to embezzlement, identity theft, misappropriation, document fraud, drug offenses, or dishonesty in carrying out a responsibility involving public trust.

Qualifications:

  • Master's in Library Science (MLS) or Master's in Library and Information Studies (MLIS)
  • Library experience desired
  • Well-developed verbal and written communication skills
  • Commitment to developing and maintaining user-centered library services
  • Positive attitude in support of the library’s mission, vision, and values
  • Excellent leadership skills
  • Bilingual Spanish-English communication skills preferred

Full-time position (37.5 hours/week). Schedule includes Thursday evenings and rotating weekends. Schedule may be subject to change.

Salary: $51,051 per year DOQ

Application deadline: Tuesday, August 27, 2019

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

 

Click here to download the Employment Application and save as a pdf file. Submit a cover letter, resume and the Employment Application to: jobs@gailborden.info or mail to: Gail Borden Public Library, c/o Human Resources, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120. Employment Applications are also available at the Main Library's Administration Office, Customer Service, and Rakow and South Elgin branch locations.


Maintenance Technician

The Facilities and Building Operations Division has an immediate part-time opening at the Elgin Main Library. Occasional travel to the branch locations may be necessary. The ideal candidate will be required to have basic construction and maintenance experience which may include: carpentry, drywall work, patching & painting, tile and carpet installation, plumbing.

The mix of duties for this position includes, but is not limited to:

  • Maintenance tasks to keep buildings and outdoor facilities clean, safe, and orderly
  • Cleaning responsibilities which may include leaks, spills, and/or bodily fluids
  • Small scale building repairs and construction projects as assigned
  • Snow and ice removal from parking and walkways when needed
  • Room set-ups for programs in accordance to specifications
  • Driving and transporting of equipment and materials to other branch locations
  • Providing maintenance assistance at branch locations
  • Assists with monitoring of mechanical equipment in the building

Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Successful work-related experience in custodial/building maintenance and/or construction
  • Demonstrated proficiency with mechanical equipment
  • Well-developed oral and written communication skills
  • Basic computer knowledge
  • Ability to read schematics and blueprints
  • Valid driver’s license with excellent driving record and up-to-date vehicle insurance
  • Ability to bend, stoop, and lift items weighing up to 100 pounds
  • Ability to climb a 2-story ladder       
  • Ability to work outdoors in various weather
  • Experience and or knowledge of Building Automation Systems (BAS), a plus

14 hours per week; Saturday and Sunday daytime hours. Must be available to fill in other hours during the week when necessary.

Hourly Rate: $14.41 per hour

APPLICATION DEADLINE:   Monday, August 12, 2019 or Until Filled

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

Click here to download the Employment Application and save as a pdf file. Submit a cover letter, resume, and Employment Application to jobs@gailborden.info or mail to: Gail Borden Public Library, C/o Human Resources, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120. Applications are also available at the Main Library’s Administration Office, Customer Services Desk, and at both branches.

 


Branch Services Early Literacy Coordinator

Are you a creative, hands-on leader with a passion for bringing the library to life for our youngest customers? If you are passionate about early literacy and enjoy serving young children and families, we have an exciting opportunity for you! We are looking for a friendly, creative, and enthusiastic individual with excellent communication and customer service skills to join our Branch Services team.  The successful individual in this position will be an energetic team player who makes customers feel at home, and – most importantly- enjoys working with children of all ages.

In this role you will:

  • Coordinate, plan, and present early childhood programs and events at both branch locations, including weekly storytime, programs for parents and caregivers, and Welcome Baby!
  • Oversee children’s spaces to ensure a pleasant playful and learning environment for children and caregivers
  • Facilitate age-appropriate passive programming activities
  • Provide basic readers’ advisory and reference assistance to children, teens and adults
  • Assist customers with computer applications, eReaders and other mobile devices
  • Serve as Person in Charge (PIC) in manager’s absence

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and relevant experience working with children in group settings
  • Early literacy experience desired
  • Knowledge and experience with basic computer and mobile device applications
  • Previous library and customer service experience preferred  
  • Bilingual English/Spanish skills a plus

25 hours per week; schedule includes day, evening and weekend hours

Hourly Rate:  $17.28 per hour. Position includes enrollment in IMRF and prorated time-off benefits.

Application Deadline:  Friday, July 26, 2019 or until filled.

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

 

Click here to download the Employment Application and save as a pdf file. Submit a cover letter, resume and the Employment Application to jobs@gailborden.info or mail to:  Gail Borden Public Library, C/o Human Resources, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120. Employment Applications are also  available in the Main Library’s Administration Office, Customer Service Desk, and Rakow and South Elgin branches.

 


KidSpace Early Literacy Associate 

Are you a creative, hands-on leader with a passion for bringing the library to life for our youngest customers? Are you passionate about early literacy and find working with children, parents and teachers energizing? Gail Borden Public Library is looking for a friendly, creative, and enthusiastic person to join our KidSpace Department at the Main Library. Candidates must be proficient in technology and possess strong customer service skills, must be comfortable working on a team in a fast-paced environment, and—most importantly—must enjoy working with children of all ages.

In this role you will:

  • Coordinate, plan, and present weekly preschool programs and events for groups of all sizes
  • Collaborate with local schools, day care centers and community partners on large events, such as the Preschool Information Fair
  • Assist in maintaining the toy and kit collection to meet our customer's needs
  • Provide reader's advisory and reference assistance to children of all ages and their caregivers
  • Facilitate passive programming, such as “messy play on the patio” and scavenger hunts

 

You will need to be:

  • Friendly, outgoing, and able to work with all types of people … especially children
  • Organized & detail-minded to plan and present literature-based and STEAM programs to children
  • Knowledgeable about technology trends in education
  • Knowledgeable about children's books and materials
  • Able to collaborate with a team and work one on one with customers and staff
  • Moderately agile with the ability to maintain a moderate activity level involved with children’s programming
  • Adaptable and positive about changes in existing practices, assignments, and workflows

 

Other Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience
  • Work experience in public library or school preferred, along with successful experience working with young children
  • Early literacy experience desired
  • Spanish language skills desired

 

Part-Time:18 hours per week. Hours include 1 morning shift, afternoons, and every other Saturday. (Schedule is subject to change)

Pay Rate:  $17.28 per hour

Application Deadline:  Sunday, July 21,2019 or until filled

 

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

Click here to download the Employment Application and save as a pdf file. Submit a cover letter, resume and the Employment Application to: jobs@gailborden.infoor mail to: Gail Borden Public Library, c/o Human Resources, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120. Employment Applications are also available at the Main Library's Administration Office, Customer Service, and Rakow and South Elgin branch locations.

 


 

Videographer & Graphic Designer

Gail Borden Public Library has an immediate opening for a full-time Videographer & Graphic Designer to work in our fast-paced Graphics Department. Qualified candidates must have experience and be proficient with recording audio and video content, as well as telling “the story” through creative editing of the recorded content.

Candidates must also be able to design and produce brochures, signs, posters, flyers, program props and other print materials. In addition, the position requires taking photos of library events and exhibits, editing, and posting to communication channels.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in graphic arts or equivalent college coursework with hands-on experience with video recording, video editing and photography
  • End-to-end video production experience, as well as knowledge of animation or motion graphics
  • Ability to work collaboratively in conceptual development meetings for library-wide projects
  • Highly developed skill in graphics and composition with a keen eye for detail and the ability to create a finished product such as brochures, flyers, posters or other printed material
  • Experience and skill using Acrobat Pro, Illustrator, Photoshop, In Design, Premier and After Effects
  • Experience with social media and content marketing
  • Must be able to work in a fast-paced, deadline-oriented environment with the ability to prioritize and manage time effectively to meet deadlines
  • Ability to adapt to changing technology; comfortable with trying out new technology
  • Superb interpersonal and verbal/written communication skills
  • Must be comfortable interacting with the public
  • Must be a self-starter with a high level of motivation, commitment and dedication to take a project from the beginning to the end
  • Positive attitude in support of the library’s mission, vision and values

 

Full-time position (37.5 hours/week) with occasional evenings & weekends based on library events

Salary:$17.28 - $20.52 per hour DOQ + Excellent Benefits

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Friday, July 19, 2019 or Until Job is Filled

 

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

Click here to download the Application and save as a pdf file. Submit a cover letter, resume, and the Employment Application to jobs@gailborden.infoor mail to: Gail Borden Public Library, C/o Human Resources, 270 N. Grove Avenue, Elgin, IL 60120. Candidates should be prepared to present a portfolio with videos and other graphic work at the interview.


 

 

 


 

 

Gail Borden Public Library District is an Equal Opportunity Employer