Posted: 05/05/2024

Do you enjoy working with Hispanic communities? ¿Disfruta haciendo conexiones con los niños y sus familias?  If you can say “sí” to these, we have the position for you!

The McHenry Public Library District seeks a bilingual, collaborative, and service-oriented professional to join our Youth Services Team.  The ideal candidate for this position will support our Library’s mission by assisting Spanish-speaking patrons in the library.  The primary responsibilities of the position include assisting the Questions Desk, translating materials for programs, services, and collections, performing bilingual outreach to area schools and organizations, and planning and executing bilingual programming that is educational, entertaining, enriching, and culturally relevant for our Hispanic population (ages 18 and under and for families).  This position may have the opportunity to select some materials for the Youth collection.  The skills required for this position are excellent interpersonal skills, fluency in both verbal and written English and Spanish, a flexible presentation style, and the ability to adapt to the Library’s technology needs.

This position includes the majority of afternoon hours, with some evening hours and weekend hours.


  • Associate’s degree, LTA, or previous library experience and/or previous experience working with children; Bachelor’s degree desirable.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

  • Strong technology skills, including: Microsoft Windows and Office applications, Google Suite applications, Internet, eReaders/tablets, online video conferencing/sharing platforms, and the ability to adapt to changing technology.

  • Knowledge and appreciation of popular materials for youth and teens.

  • Understanding of the recreational and educational needs of today’s youth and teens.

  • Can perform all duties in English and Spanish and has the fluent ability to read, write, and speak/converse in English and Spanish.

Salary and benefits:

  • The salary range for this position is approx. $17.00-$19.57/hour.  

  • Includes IMRF (Pension Plan) and Paid Time Off benefits.

We are an Equal Opportunity Employer.