The Farmington Libraries seeks an experienced, innovative and enthusiastic library and information services professional to become our next Assistant Director/Adult Information Services Manager. The ideal candidate will bring a collaborative and engaging work style, along with the full spectrum of reference and information skills and experience in order to work with the Executive Director, the Libraries’ management team and our stellar full-time and part-time staff in carrying out the mission of the Libraries. In addition to helping administer library programs and services and assisting with day-to-day operations, this position involves some direct public services at our busy Adult Information Services Desk providing trusted, customized readers advisory, reference and technology assistance to teens, adults and seniors, both in-person and online.
The Assistant Director/Adult Information Services Manager has overall responsibility for the Adult Information Services department, which includes full-time professional and non-professional staff, as well as apart-time professional librarian and part-time non-professional staff who serve in a support role.
The Assistant Director/Adult Information Services Manager assists the Executive Director and the Libraries’ department heads with policy development, technology planning and implementation, marketing and communications, program development and outreach services to the community. The person in this position also coordinates the development of the print and non-print collections for adults and seniors, including a growing array of online resources available via our website, and supports the programming, art exhibit and display activities of our Adult Programming Coordinator. The Assistant Director/Adult Information Services Manager also supports the Adult Services staff involved in providing access to our Maker Space, as well as our Studio space, so that patrons can collaborate, create, learn and invent in a safe space using tools and technologies they may not otherwise be able to access. Since some of our Adult Services staff are currently engaged in scanning and digitizing our unique collection of local history and archival materials located in the Farmington Room at the Main Library and uploading them for access on the CT Digital Archives, an interest in supporting and helping promote local history is also preferred.
This position helps ensures exemplary service is provided by staff at the Main and Barney Libraries to all of our patrons, whether in-person or virtually, in order to provide barrier-free access to library and information services. Ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion is a central focus of the Farmington Libraries. We are actively engaged in making sure our programs, services and collections meet the diverse needs of all residents in the Farmington community. Our staff share a passion for improving people’s lives by providing access to education, lifelong learning opportunities, traditional print and non-print resources for all ages and interests, and emerging technologies. Diversity includes not only race and gender expression, but also age, disability status, veteran status, sexual orientation, faith beliefs, socio-economic background and experiences that reflect our “whole person” approach to serving the needs of our patrons.
A Master’s Degree in Library Science is required. A minimum of three –five years of increasingly responsible leadership experience in a public library is required, and a minimum of three years of supervisory experience is preferred.
Hours: 35 hours per week, including one evening per week and every third Saturday on a rotating basis.
Salary: $90,000-$96,000 annually with excellent benefits, health insurance, 4 weeks of paid vacation per year, accrued sick leave and 2 days of personal leave.
Please send a resume, cover letter and the names and contact information of three professional references to Monique Kucia at email@example.com. The review of applications will be begin on June 27, 2022 and the position will be opened until filled. The Farmington Libraries is an Equal Opportunity Employer