Employment & Volunteering

Employment

The Mahomet Public Library offers a warm, inviting work environment that welcomes team members of all backgrounds. The staff is known for cooperation, collaboration and open communication. 

Open Position: Youth Services and Programming Librarian

Posting Date: March 30, 2022

Salary: At least $45,000/year, more possible based on experience and education

Benefits:

  • 4 weeks Paid Time Off
  • Participation in Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund
  • Participation in QSEHRA Health Plan (Reimburses up to $5000 per year of medical expenses or insurance premiums)
  • Paid membership in ILA/ALA

Schedule: Varies and flexible based on the needs of the job. Will include some evening and weekend hours based on programming.

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Duties/Description:

Do children love you? Do you seek a job that is different every week, that gives you plenty of ability to be creative and try new things, that is never boring? Are you tired of hearing “we don’t do it like that here” and ready to hear “That sounds fun. Let’s give it a try!”?

The Mahomet Library is looking for an outgoing, energetic, and creative professional to lead youth services and programming for all ages at our mid-sized public library. The successful candidate will do more than just story times, although great story times are a necessity. As a library, we exist to help our community “learn, connect, create and grow” and we are excited to hear your ideas for how to make that happen. The Youth Services and Programming Librarian will choose materials for our children’s and teen areas, and work with one additional staff member to plan and help implement programs for all ages.

Working at a mid-sized library gives you opportunities to be engaged in a variety of library services while also getting to really know the members of the community. You will serve as a member of the Library Leadership Team, helping guide the library in all areas as we strive to constantly be better at what we do. We believe in giving our staff a lot of freedom to try new things, to innovate and learn and always grow as a professional. If that culture is what you seek, we want to hear from you.

For more information and details: Job Description Youth & Programming Librarian

Preferred Qualifications:

  • M.L.S. from an ALA-accredited institution. (May 2022 graduates qualify.)
  • One or more years of experience in youth services and/or programming.
  • Not boring. Outgoing and excited to meet new people, especially youth.
  • Good understanding of technology and social media.
  • Experience working with schools and other social agencies a plus—not afraid to get outside the library to do the job!

Closing Date: May 1st, 2022

Send: To apply, please submit a cover letter and resume to John Howard, Library Director via email to Director@mahometpubliclibrary.org. 

General Applications

When we do not have open positions, you may still submit an employment application and the director will keep it in his files and consider it when we have an opening.

Submit applications to John Howard, Library Director:

  • Email: Director@MahometPublicLibrary.org

  • Mail: Mahomet Public Library, 1702 E Oak Street, Mahomet, IL 61853

 

Volunteering

If you would like to volunteer at the library, please complete this Volunteer Application and return it to the library. Please note that volunteers must be at least 16 years old. 

For more information on volunteering at the library, please contact John Howard, Library Director.

Our Community

The Mahomet Public Library District serves Mahomet Township, Illinois, population 13,765, including the continuously growing Village of Mahomet. Our community provides the benefits of small town living, while located only 12 miles from the University of Illinois and all the cultural advantages provided by a major university.

Mahomet residents are active volunteers in the local schools, churches, and community organizations. The Mahomet-Seymour school district has award-wining athletic, music, and academic programs and the village offers a wide variety of extracurricular programs in the arts and sports through its Parks and Recreation department.

The 900-acre Lake of the Woods Forest Preserve, with two lakes, several trails and picnic areas, a golf course, a botanical garden, and the Museum of the Grand Prairie, is nestled in the heart of our township. The River Bend Forest Preserve on the other side of the village offers the county’s largest lake and a multi-use trail through the forest. Mahomet is part of Champaign County, with 23 urban and rural communites and a wide variety of events and tourist attractions. 

When you work for the Mahomet Public Library, you are not only a member of our team; you’re a member of the community.