Work at the library - Adult Services Librarian

Kimberly-Little Chute Public Library
Position Description


TITLE:                                    Programming and Adult Services Librarian
REPORTS TO:                         Library Director
VILLAGE PAY GRADE:             Permanent Full-Time Wage Schedule

General Purpose:

Develop and manage adult library services:

  • Maintain a current and relevant collection of library materials.
  • Coordinate programming for adults.
  • Implement new technology for library users
  • Coordinate online presence for adult services.
  • Assist staff and customers with ready-reference, research questions, and how to use information tools.

Supervision Received:

Works under supervision of the library director.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Answers ready-reference and research questions in person and through electronic communication.
  • Performs Readers’ Advisory duties, suggesting print and audiovisual materials for customers based on customers’ preferences.
  • Assists customers in using library resources such as books, computers and peripheral equipment, on-line catalogs, databases, the internet, Microsoft Office software, and other electronic resources.
  • Accesses resources via online catalogs, reserve systems, interlibrary loan systems, databases, the internet, and other electronic resources.
  • Maintains and enhances the library’s adult collections in all formats. Evaluates materials for purchase using selection and review sources as well as customer demand. 
  • Participates in the evaluation of new electronic resources.
  • Maintains budget in designated categories.
  • Participates in planning to address future customer information needs.
  • Researches, plans, formats, and produces book lists, newspaper articles, bibliographies, newsletters, brochures, and other reports and written materials.
  • Incorporates new technologies into library customer services and staff duties.  Trains library staff and teaches customers in the use of new hardware and software.
  • Plans, updates, and maintains adult services and programming on the library web site.
  • Organizes, promotes, and presents library tours, programs, and classes for adults.
  • Coordinates library displays and bulletin boards.
  • Participates in ordering, installing, and maintaining library electronic devices, personal computer hardware and software, both for the public and for library employees.
  • Attends continuing education workshops, classes, and conferences.
  • Staffs Circulation Desk as needed.
  • Other duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Competence and experience working with electronic devices.
  • Computer skills and experience using Microsoft Office suite of products.
  • Ability to understand and perform routine library procedures.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with staff and public.
  • Ability to create and maintain effective public relations.
  • Driver’s license.

Desired Qualifications:

  • American Library Association-accredited master’s degree in library and information studies.
  • Basic cataloging skills.
  • Spanish language skills.
  • Experience with Innovation (Sierra/Encore).
  • Driver’s license.

Tools and Equipment Used:

  • Sierra Integrated Library System (ILS).
  • Online catalogs including Overdrive, WorldCat, and WISCAT, among others.
  • General application software – word processing, spreadsheets, databases, publisher applications, presentations.
  • Photocopy machine and scanner.
  • Phone system.

Physical Demands:

The physical demands described here are representative of those required to be met by an employee in order to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Sitting, standing, walking, climbing and stooping.
  • Bending/twisting and reaching.
  • Speaking and hearing.
  • Far vision at 20 feet or further, and near vision at 20 inches or less.
  • Lifting, carrying to a maximum of 30 pounds.
  • Pushing, pulling: objects weighing 60-80 pounds on wheels.
  • Mobility to travel to meetings outside library in other communities, including some overnight conferences.


  • Cover Letter and Resume.
  • On-site Interview, reference check, background check.

The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed.  The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the need of the employer and requirements of the job change.


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