Putnam County Public Library is currently accepting applications for the following positions:

Reference Department Manager

The Putnam County Public Library is hiring for the position of Reference Department Manager to help shape and promote the library’s community services and technology support models.  This full time librarian position will involve managing a team of library professionals while collaborating across departments with other managers to support the development of new library initiatives.  

The Reference Department Manager oversees community help desk activities and services including (but not limited to):

  • managing collections, services, and activities within the library’s Adult Services area
  • coordinating and facilitating on-site patron technology support services with the library’s Technology Manager and technology team
  • assisting in the development and promotion of adult literacy programming
  • collection development and selection duties for various print and non-print collections
  • managing interlibrary loan processes
  • providing general reference assistance (locating materials, satisfying inquiries, and guiding patrons toward the use of appropriate tools and the development of essential literacy skills)

The Reference Department Manager is also a part of the library’s management team and, as such, collaborates with other department heads as well as the library director through:

  • department heads meetings
  • monthly department reports
  • occasional board presentations on department developments
  • occasional outreach opportunities within the community

Qualified candidates will have:

  • a bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • a master’s degree in library and/or information science/informatics (candidates currently pursuing such a degree will also be considered)
  • background in collection development and selection for a variety of library material types preferred
  • strong technology skills (as both a user and a support professional)
  • a focus on and clear understanding of the 21st century librarian ethos

Job Details:

Full Time w/benefits

35 hr/wk

Some nights and weekends may be required

Salary range  $14.00-$20.00/hour commensurate with experience and/or credentials

To apply you may fill out the online application form, or email your resume to the library at info@pcpl21.org