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Deputy Director for Adult Services, Worcester Public Library (Worcester)

The Deputy Director for Adult Services will oversee all aspects of the Adult Services Division, including special collections as assigned.  The Deputy Director for Adult Services will have a proven record of providing outstanding and innovative programs and services to our community’s diverse adult population, and building positive and productive partnerships with community organizations.  This position, under the direction of the Executive Director, has the responsibility for developing and leading new and expanded programs in a collaborative fast-paced environment providing quality user-centered services and programs that meet the needs of the Worcester community.  The ideal person in this position will have experience working with diverse populations in an urban community.

Schedule will include evenings and possible weekend hours 

Bilingual applicants are encouraged to apply



·         Master’s degree in Library Science from a Graduate School of Library Science accredited by the American Library Association or approved by the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners.

·         Five (5) years of professional library work after receipt of MLS that includes supervisory and adult service responsibilities. Broad working knowledge of resources for adult populations

·         Three (3) years successful experience in the supervision and management of staff in a public library setting.

·         Ability to successfully pass CORI/SORI

·         Ability to travel to required locations in a timely manner


·         Five (5) years successful experience in the supervision and management of staff in a public library setting

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$35.22 - $46.22  / hour

Closing Date


How to Apply

To apply, please visit: or send resume and cover letter on or before OPEN UNTIL FILLED To: City of Worcester, 455 Main Street, Room 109, Worcester, MA 01608. Preference given to Worcester Residents. The City of Worcester is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Direct inquiries to: City Hall Human Resources, 508-799-1030, 

The Worcester Public Library makes every effort to support ALA’s “Core Competences of Librarianship” as approved and adopted as policy by the ALA Council, January 27th 2009 and, as an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, values diversity and aims to have its workforce reflect the community. 


2023-05-02 |  Quick link to this job