Kent Free Library
Adult Services Librarian
Part Time or Full Time
Location of organization
Position & Job Description
Position: Adult Services Librarian, full-time (37.5 hours/week), including evenings and weekends
Duties and Responsibilities of Job
Summary: Kent Free Library’s Adult Services Department has an immediate opening for an Adult Services Librarian. The successful candidate is approachable, friendly, and willing to be a team player. We are looking for someone who truly enjoys working with the public, making positive contributions to both the department and the community. Responsibilities include: providing reference and readers’ advisory assistance at the information desk; offering technology help one-on-one and in a public computer lab; organizing and implementing a variety of programs, both in-person and virtually, for the library’s adult users; and following library safety and security procedures and policies. Applicants with demonstrated public library experience from previous employment or from a practicum experience are preferred. Other preferences include: a focus on customer service excellence; knowledge of trends and topics in adult services; familiarity with current authors, titles, movies, and music; experience with current and emerging technologies; strong Microsoft Office skills; knowledge of ILS systems (SirsiDynix); and a valid driver’s license with reliable transportation. This position may also be assigned collection development responsibilities in subject areas with which the candidate has strengths. A flexible schedule including two evenings a week and a weekend rotation is required. This position reports to the Adult Services Manager and works as part of a team of librarians to meet the needs of Kent Free Library users.
Required Job Application Skills
Qualifications: Required: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program. Applicants with six months or less towards completion of the MLIS will be considered. Previous public library experience preferred.
How To Apply (link and instructions)
To Apply: Please submit a cover letter and resume to Director, Stacey Richardson at email@example.com. No phone calls please. Visit the Kent Free Library website for more information about this job.
Date that Application Closes
Position will remain open until filled, applications received by February 15, 2021 will receive first consideration.
Potential Salary & Benefits
Salary Range: $36,952.50 – $49,725.00, dependent on qualifications and experience.
Benefits: Medical, dental, vision and life insurance, participation in OPERS retirement, 22 days paid vacation, 15 days paid sick leave, 12 paid holidays.