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Adult Services Librarian, Cotuit Library (Barnstable)

The Cotuit Library, an independent, 501(C)(3) non-profit library, seeks an innovative, community-oriented individual with strong library, digital and instructional skills and a creative mindset to serve as Adult Services Librarian. The ideal candidate will be prepared to create a robust array of virtual opportunities for patrons during this period of limited in-person service and determine how to incorporate and adapt such programming into ordinary service as the Library transitions to its post-pandemic operations model.

Statement of Duties:

Plans, organizes and implements in-Library and outreach programming, public technology training and accessibility outreach services to adults in the community, including one-on-one and group training sessions, homebound and low vision services, lectures, book clubs, maker programs, game nights and intergenerational events. Develops these programs in collaboration with various community groups and other Library and local network staff. Researches, acquires and maintains technological equipment for the Library. Maintains current knowledge of literature, film and music, popular digital technologies, programming developments and related library services and resources. Seeks input from patrons, program attendees and other stakeholders to ensure the Library’s offerings meet the needs of our community. Pursues grant funding opportunities in collaboration with the Library’s Marketing Coordinator to support programs. Uses social media, the Library’s website and print materials in collaboration with the Marketing Coordinator to publicize programs and expand the Library’s audience. Provides instruction on information literacy and the use of Library resources and new technologies. Assists other staff in the selection of adult materials for acquisition and weeding. Manages a budget for adult programs.

Additionally, the Adult Services Librarian assists patrons of all ages with circulation services and in using Library resources as needed. Other related duties as assigned.

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A Master’s Degree in Library and Information Science is preferred, but a Bachelor’s degree combined with general library experience and knowledge of modern library policies and procedures, practices and materials will be considered. Teaching/instructing experience and expertise with computers, mobile devices and different social media platforms is required.

Full/Part Time

Part Time




$19/hour, 30-35 hours per week; benefits package with subsidized health insurance through the Town of Barnstable

Closing Date

How to Apply

Appointment to this position is contingent on satisfactory results of a CORI and SORI background check. Please email resumes to Library Director Antonia Stephens at


2020-06-23 |  Quick link to this job