Bigelow Free Public Library – Head of Adult Services

Full Time Bigelow Free Public Library – Head of Adult Services


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.

Essential Functions

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;
This is a full time, benefited position. You must be able to work some weekends and nights.


(a) Must enjoy working with the public and be dedicated to providing quality library services to Clinton.
(b) Must have excellent communication, presentational, and diplomatic skills; must be prepared to work cooperatively with patrons of all ages, volunteers, community partners, colleagues, and supervisor.
(c) Must have the ability to use library equipment, online catalogs (experience with Evergreen a plus), computer proficiency and familiarity with e-books, e-readers, and electronic library resources.
(d) Must have basic knowledge of HTML and social media.
(e) Must be able to communicate effectively
(f) Must have the ability to work independently and as part of a team.
(g) Must have the ability to be flexible and work in fast-paced work environment, responding to changing circumstances, both personal and physical.
(h) Must be accurate and attentive to detail
(i) Must have the ability to perform essential functions of job, including regular attendance

Education Required: (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

Salary: Salary is $46,132-56,199 annually, based on experience

Closing Date: October 4, 2021

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We are an Equal Opportunity Employer that is committed to inclusion and diversity. We take affirmative action to ensure equal opportunity for all applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, or other legally protected characteristics.
We embrace diversity!
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