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Adult Reference Manager

Job Summary: 

The Putnam County Public Library is hiring for the position of Adult Reference Manager to help shape and promote the library’s community services and technology support models.  This full-time 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 Adult Reference 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 Adult Reference 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 head 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 (or candidates pursuing such a degree) preferred

background in collection development and selection for a variety of library material types preferred

library work experience preferred 

strong technology skills (as both a user and a support professional)

a focus on and clear understanding of the 21st-century library ethos 

Job Details:

Full Time w/benefits package

35 hr/wk

Some nights and weekends will be required

Salary range  $15.00-$18.00/hour commensurate with experience and/or credentials

To inquire or apply, please fill out the form on this page. 

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