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Head of Adult Services, Bigelow Free Public Library (Clinton)

The Town of Clinton is committed to equal opportunity, encourages diversity and inclusion and believes that a positive culture of inclusion in Town governance contributes to the Town’s overall qualities as a great place to live and work.

We welcome all to apply.

Do you want to be a part of a Team that embraces, fosters and celebrates diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging? If so, Clinton is the vibrant growing community for you!

Under the direction of the Library Director the Head of Adult Services be responsible for the planning, developing, coordinating, and executing of library programs designed to serve adults of all ages. The goals of the service also include efficiently fostering literacy (of all types) through community outreach in a variety of situations; encouraging reading for enrichment and pleasure; working with community organizations; and instructing and/or training patrons in the use of the Clinton library as a resource for lifelong professional development and recreational enjoyment.

The successful candidate will have a positive outlook, strong customer service skills, flexibility, a good sense of humor, and a commitment to promoting literacy and creating a warm, inviting atmosphere.

In more detail, The Head of Adult Services must have the ability to competently and professionally perform essential job duties, including, but not limited to, the following:

Manage adult area circulation desk and duties.
Manage the collection of materials for adult patrons, including all print and non-print items;
Be responsible for collection development and weeding of adult materials;
Plan, execute, and evaluate a schedule of programs and activities for adults. Some programs may include, but are not limited to: music, literary, software training, how-to.
Synergistically join patrons with their required reference and research materials;
Interact with community agencies and organizations;
Liaise with the public, community organizations, private organizations,
Develop publicity materials and news releases to promote programs, activities, and services at the library;
Train staff and volunteers;
keep abreast of evolving trends in literature and technology, evaluate their value for the Bigelow Library patrons, and synthesize new information to best serve the Adult Service Department;

Qualifications

(a) Masters Degree in library science or equivalent required.
(b) Three or more years of relevant experience within a library or equivalent; or comparable experience with technology or customer service.
(c) Supervisory experience

Knowledge, Ability, & Skill

(a) Masters Degree in library science or equivalent required.
(b) Three or more years of relevant experience within a library or equivalent; or comparable experience with technology or customer service.
(c) Supervisory experience

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary Range

$25.25 - $30.76  / hour

Closing Date

October 4, 2021

How to Apply

Apply online

https://clintonma.gov/Jobs

Posted

2021-09-14 |  Quick link to this job