The Public Services Librarian is responsible for the creation, marketing, and delivery of classes and events for adult patrons as well as the provision of reference services in the library. Maitland Public Library boasts a robust calendar of events and classes, including cooking demonstrations, health and wellness events, craft classes, and more. Note: Due to COVID-19, much of the library’s programming has moved online. This trend is expected to continue so candidates should be willing to explore this medium. The Public Services Librarian must keep abreast of changes in the delivery of information services and trends in adult programming. The Public Services Librarian should be able to develop creative programming that takes advantage of the resources found in the community, among the patron base, and among library staff.
The Public Services Librarian reports to the Manager of Public Services and works closely with staff in the digital and youth departments on the development of classes and services for a wide audience, the selection of materials both print and electronic, and the use of Social Media in marketing library events. The successful candidate will have a high level of motivation and self-discipline, be comfortable working alone or in a team, and can balance their own initiative with the needs of the team. Due to the nature of this position, some night and weekend shifts are required.
This position requires a Masters of Library Science degree from an ALA accredited college or university with an emphasis on Public Services or any equivalent combination of education and/or training that provides the required knowledge, skills, and abilities as approved by the Director and Manager of Public Services. (A candidate making ongoing and significant progress towards such degree may be considered, with commensurate adjustment to compensation.)
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Send resume and cover letter to Amber Downs, Manager of Public Services, at firstname.lastname@example.org.