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Head of Adult Services

  • Geauga County Public Library
  • Bainbridge Twp, OH
  • Mid-Level
  • Full-Time

About this Job

Position Summary: In addition to fulfilling responsibilities in the absence of the Library Manager, oversees and provides direct reference service, and oversees all facets of adult services including staff training, weeding, and adult programming.

Essential Job Functions: This list is illustrative, but not exhaustive for this position.
Coordinates all activities of the adult services department including the development of programming.
Interviews, selects, trains and evaluates adult services staff. Sets annual departmental objectives in consultation with the library manager.
Manages the materials collection by weeding on a regular basis and working with central selection librarians to ensure collection is up-to-date.
Provides direct public service for patrons of all ages including reference, readers’ advisory and programming. Promotes library materials and services.
Assists the manager in administration, management and planning, and oversees the operation of the library in the manager’s absence.
Keeps up with new technologies and innovations in the library field.
Serves on various GCPL committees such as adult services. Continues professional development by attending workshops and seminars, and by participating in regional, state, and national organizations.
Encourages professional development of staff by promoting workshops and Conferences.
Other duties as assigned.

Physical Requirements:
Able to grasp, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls – including computers, phones, and office equipment
Able to read computer screens and print materials
This position requires alternate standing, sitting, and walking
Must be able to bend, reach, and have the ability to lift up to 40 pounds or more on occasion



Required Qualifications

Minimum Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:
Experience in monitoring budgets and supplies
Experience in reference and adult services
Strong public service skills
Ability to work with people of all ages including staff, volunteers, and the general public
Working knowledge of PCs and software, and technology
Experience with electronic reference sources
Strong readers advisory skills
Able to apply new technologies to enhance and promote the services of the department and the library
Keeps up to date with innovations in the library field and how they will impact library services
Willingness and adaptability to work in a changing work environment
All other qualifications required for Adult Services Assistants
Observes safety procedures (see Personnel Policy 410)
Successful Completion of background check.

Minimum Education, Experience, and Licensing Requirements:
ALA Accredited MLS/MLIS degree
Has reliable transportation in order to meet work obligations

Employer Statement

EEOC Statement
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How to Apply

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Additional Instructions:

Hiring Standards
Geauga County Public Library posts positions as they become available. Copies of postings are made available at every library branch location. All employment-related questions should be sent to [email protected]. All applicants will receive an acknowledgement email once their application has been submitted. If not received, please check your junk mail or resubmit. Applications remain active for 3 months from date of submission.

Posted On: Mar 29, 2024 / This posting expires: May 2, 2024