Schaumburg Township District Library
  • 25-May-2021 to 24-Jul-2021 (CST)
  • Schaumburg, IL, USA
  • Part Time

Schaumburg Township District Library is looking to hire two creative, enthusiastic, detail oriented, analytical, Bilingual Reference Assistants that have the ability to multitask, and who would be able to fill our vacancies. Our first opportunity is working Monday and Wednesday either from (3:00pm -9:00pm or 4:00pm-10:00pm depending on the library hours), Friday's (9:00am-3:00pm), with 2 weekends per month Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm, Sunday 11:30am-3:00pm. Our second opportunity is working Tuesday and Thursday either from (3:00pm-9:00pm or 4:00pm-10:00pm depending on the library hours), Friday's (11:00am-5:00pm), with 2 weekends a month: Saturday 8:30am-5:00pm, Sunday 11:30am-3:00pm. The schedule is based on the needs of the library and could change if and when needed. The range for this position is starting with $17.80 to $22.25 based on skills and qualifications.

Requirements For All Employees:

  1. Ability to be a team-player and work pleasantly and effectively with all patrons, staff, supervisors, and others.
  2. Ability to learn various job functions, perform them correctly, and understand the necessity in overall library operations.
  3. Ability to independently function efficiently in a changing and varied environment with frequent interruptions.
  4. Ability to exercise good judgment and focus on details.
  5. Ability to follow all library policies and procedures.
  6. Ability to demonstrate a commitment to incorporating principles of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion into everyday work.

Position Summary:

The Bilingual Reference Assistant is responsible for assessing and fulfilling the patrons' need for information or materials and experienced in working with a diverse community. The vital role of the Bilingual Reference Assistant is that of guidance, direction, and instruction. The Bilingual Reference Assistant is also responsible for developing programs targeted for young people and their caregivers, assisting with school and community outreach, and support collection maintenance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, collaborate, create and implement age-appropriate bilingual programs.
  • Assist with the Treasure Bag program, as requested.
  • Assess patron's needs effectively and efficiently, in person, over the telephone, or in writing. Develop strong research skills and techniques to help patrons to the fullest degree possible.
  • Serve as "Person in Charge" of the Youth Department, in the absence of the Director Youth Services and when he or she is the senior person at the Youth Department Desk.
  • Manage and complete special projects, as requested.
  • Provide information, reference services, and readers' advisory to a diverse population. Be a creative, problem solver who takes responsibility to satisfy a patron's request.
  • Assist patrons with technology available in the department (ex. Computers, iPads, photocopier, etc.)
  • Keep current on age-appropriate trends and issues in libraries.
  • Conduct youth department tours, presentations, and community outreach.
  • Work well with all age groups effectively
  • Maintain working knowledge of the Library's reference tools and materials, the online catalog, Internet resources, and social media. Instruct patrons in the use of the Library's reference tools and materials, the online catalog, and the Internet. Maintain working knowledge of the Library's circulating collection.
  • Stay informed about the names of officials, organizations, clubs, schools, businesses, social agencies, etc. in the greater Schaumburg area. Keep apprised of the offerings of neighboring public and special libraries, their strengths and weaknesses. Keep apprised of popular trends inside and outside of the library world and apply best practices.
  • Assist with school services and other programs as assigned. Maintain professional involvement in the library science industry. Refine or enhance reference skills by reading professional literature and attending seminars, workshops, and professional meetings.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Education and/or Experience

Bachelor's Degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or comparable work experience developing and facilitating programs for youth and their caregivers preferred. Working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and database applications is required.

Language Skills:

  • This position also requires proficiency in reading, writing and speaking English as well as, Spanish, Mandarin or Polish.

Requirements for Position:

  • This position requires proficiency in Spanish, Mandarin or Polish.

If you are interested in applying for the Bilingual Reference Assistant position, please submit your resume by clicking the apply button.

Schaumburg Township District Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

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