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Job Title: Adult Services Librarian
This position is a full-time, 40 hours a week, non-exempt
The Adult Services Librarian works as part of the professional team concentrating on library services to the adult patron base. This includes providing direct patron service, planning and executing programs for adults, and working to create marketing materials for library programs and services. This position receives general direction from Executive Director and Assistant Director.
It is the mission of the Fayetteville Free Library (FFL) to support the evolving needs of our community. Staff members work energetically and collaboratively to contribute to the success of our programs, spaces, collections, and services across all areas of the library, in addition to focusing on their area of primary responsibility. We have a team-based environment made up of flexible and responsive professionals committed to our community.
- Provides direct patron service, staffing reference desks in various areas of the library as needed
- Provides resource recommendations using print and digital resources
- Assists patrons in research and in utilizing technology
- Acts as an integral member of the Adult Services Team
- Identifies and addresses needs of adult demographic patron base
- Researches current library trends for adult demographics
- Plans and facilitates regular programming for adult patrons, identifying opportunities based on current trends and patron interest
- Responsible for maintaining and scheduling the library’s arts and culture-focused programming, including programs such as concerts, movies, theatrical performances, speaker series, etc.
- Coordinates monthly art shows and art receptions
- Manages budget line for Arts and Culture programmings
- Participates in planning and executing additional events and programs as needed
- Acts as an integral member of the Marketing Team
- Works with Assistant Director to create marketing materials for all of the library’s offerings via print, digital, and social media
- Responsible for collection development of the library’s media collections in all formats
- Purchases and maintains the library’s music and video collections; CDs, DVDs, blu-rays, and digital video and audio collections
- Manages budget line for these collections
- Other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- Excellent patron services skills and a commitment to serving our community
- Must be able to communicate effectively, both written and verbal
- Ability to positively relate to and collaborate with community groups, library patrons, and other library staff members
- Ability to understand and interpret library policies and procedures
- Knowledge of service and programming trends for adults in public libraries
- Strong technology skills required
- Ability to design and layout effective brochures, flyers, and newsletters
- Experience with Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign preferred
- Knowledge of marketing strategies and best practices, including social media, print, digital and email marketing preferred
- Ability to work a flexible schedule including weekdays, evenings, and weekends
- Master’s Degree in Library Science or Library and Information Science (MLS/MLIS) from an ALA accredited school
- New York State Public Library Certificate
Applying & Deadline
To apply, please email a resume, cover letter and 3 professional reference to Heather Matzel, Executive Director, at email@example.com
Application deadline is Monday, June 22nd.
Job & Internship Opportunities
We know that you have unique ideas, skills, and perspectives, and we want your internship experience to utilize all of them. Have an idea? Great! Have lots of interest or enthusiasm, but nothing concrete? That’s great, too! At the FFL you will work one on one with a member of the FFL professional team to create a customized internship plan. If you can dream it, we can do it! We have hosted interns for the following areas:
- STEAM and Making
- Participatory Programming
- Marketing & Publicity
- Partnerships & Outreach
- Grant Writing
- Local history and Digitization
- Archives and Preservation
- Services to Special Populations
- Reference and Instruction
- Collection Development and Access
- Reader’s Advisory and Displays
- Children’s Programs and Services
- Teen Programs and Services
- And more!
To apply, email your cover letter & resume to Leah Kraus at firstname.lastname@example.org
This opportunity is for students interested in unpaid, for credit, experiential learning.