Youth Services Assistant

Youth Services · Northbrook, Illinois
Department Youth Services
Employment Type Regular Part-Time
Compensation Starting at $17.58 per hour depending on qualifications.

Northbrook Public Library seeks a Youth Services Library Assistant


Schedule: 20 hours/week including evening and weekend hours;

About the Position

We are seeking an enthusiastic and creative Youth Services Assistant to join our Youth Services Department. This position is responsible for:


  • Providing reference and readers advisory at a busy service desk in Youth Services.
  • Assisting, developing, and leading programming for children and teens.


The Youth Services Library Assistant will also collaborate with the Storytime team to assist early childhood programs as well as help edit virtual program videos. Other duties include planning, coordinating, and updating weekly and monthly book displays.

Qualifications and Experience

A qualified candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree, at least one year of customer service experience, and experience working with children in addition to strong customer service skills, fluency using computers, technology and a variety of library software programs and collaborating with staff across teams and departments.


We want to hear from you if you:


  • fully embrace our core values of innovation, inclusion, life-long learning, customer-focus, and collaboration,
  • possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills,
  • thrive in a collaborative environment across and within departments,
  • are committed to highlighting diverse representation in the programming offered, books recommended, and resources provided
  • have a positive outlook and focus on learning from failure,
  • are flexible with change

We are seeking diverse candidates that reflect different identities and encourage those who have gained skills outside of traditional education to apply. All abilities are encouraged to apply. Experience working with children, birth through high school is required. Korean language skills are a plus. 

 Read the job description and learn more about our award-winning library.

About the Library and Community 

We seek candidates who share our passion for serving the people of Northbrook. The Northbrook Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer who values every community member and works to be welcoming and respectful of people's different identities including race, ethnicity, gender identity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, religion, ability, language, age, size, and more. 

The Village of Northbrook, IL has a resident population of 33,500. This highly regarded, civic-minded and well-resourced community is just 25 miles north of downtown Chicago. With excellent access to transportation, Northbrook has a vibrant business community, including Northbrook Court Mall as well as headquarters to several Fortune 500 companies. Residents are attracted to the top-rated schools, access to many recreational opportunities, and its small-town charm.

This Library Journal Five Star library is a cornerstone of the community with strong public support and an operating budget of $8,000,000.  The collection includes over 250,000 physical items, with an annual circulation (pre-COVID) of over 900,000.  If you are interested in applying, please be sure to read our strategic plan.



Benefits include paid vacation and sick and participation in Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF) pension plan and 457/Roth/IRA  savings plans available.


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Please remember to attach cover letter and resume. Both documents are required for candidate consideration. 

If accommodations are needed during the selection process, please let us know.



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  • Location
    Northbrook, Illinois
  • Department
    Youth Services
  • Employment Type
    Regular Part-Time
  • Compensation
    Starting at $17.58 per hour depending on qualifications.