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Job Functions


  • Work effectively with whole of Programming & Outreach Department as well as in partnership with all other library departments
  • Program planning, execution, and follow up for emerging adults, adult students, and general adult populations
  • Complete all program and outreach planning and report forms in a timely and efficient manner
  • Seek grant funding and partnerships for library activities under purview
  • Assist department in collection development as required
  • Community outreach and engagement via participation in local events, festivals, partner events, and more as required


  • Writes and submits grant requests in support of adult programming or services and is responsible for grant reporting and compliance.

General Duties

  • Coordinates with Branch Managers and Department Heads regarding services for adult programs and activities, including book clubs, Summer Reading Program, contests, Artist of the Month, Author of the Month, AACHC, etc.
  • Administers allocation of yearly programming budget for programs and supplies under purview.
  • Administers separate budget for programs, activities and supplies for each library location as necessary.
  • Attends and recommends workshops and seminars for staffers who participate in programming activities and assists with coordinating participation.
  • Plans and maintains regularly scheduled events as well as any extra requested programs by groups or schools.
  • May plan and hold in-house training for staffers.
  • Supervises Outreach Clerk as/ if necessary
  • Supervises and maintains time sheets for Volunteer Workers as/ if necessary
  • Provides advice regarding adult collection decorations for branches and other departments.
  • Responsible for reports including grant compliance, program reports, and reports to the State Library.
  • Must be available for presentations at conferences, meetings and school events.
  • Must be able to manage several programs and/or projects of various scales and sizes at multiple locations at once.
  • Performs other related work as required or directed.

Minimum Requirements

  • Master of Library and Information Science preferred, with some experience in public library children’s programming OR Bachelor’s Degree with at least three years’ experience in public library children’s programming OR equivalent experience.
  • Computer literacy in Microsoft Office, publishing software and Internet at intermediate to advanced level.
  • Self-starter with ability to communicate diplomatically and effectively, orally and in writing, with attention to details.
  • Proof of ability to type 35 wpm on computer keyboard.
  • Ability to lift, carry, push and pull minimum of 45 lbs.
  • Ability to repeatedly bend, stoop, squat, climb two to three level step ladder, and reach above head.
  • Ability to stand for varied and extended (2 ½ to 3 hours) period of time.
  • Ability to sit for varied and extended (2 ½ to 3 hours) period of time.
  • Ability to work flexible, irregular, and varied work hours, including nights and weekends.
  • Ability to work in small spaces, with or without another person.
  • Class E (standard) driver’s license and clean driving record prior to applying for position and ability to maintain a clean record.
  • Successful participation in pre-employment/transfer drug screening and Random Drug Testing Program.