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Kent Free Library welcomes those interested in employment at the library to fill out an application and return it to the library.  Completed applications are kept on file for 90 days.  If, in that time, a position opens for which an applicant is qualified, the library may be in contact.

The following position is now available:

Position:           Adult Services Manager, full-time (37.5 hrs/week)

Location:          Kent Free Library, Kent, Ohio

Salary Range:  $39,175.50 – $47,755.50

Summary:  Kent Free Library is seeking a customer-focused manager to lead the Adult Services Department. The successful candidate will have public library experience serving adults; a demonstrated ability to plan, organize, and implement a variety of programs, services, and special events for adult library users; and a genuine desire to work directly with the library’s users at two public service desks.

Responsibilities include:

  • Responsible for day-to-day customer service at two public services desks;
  • Act as Person-In-Charge in absence of library director;
  • Enforce library policies for patron behavior and safety and security;
  • Solve problems and resolve issues in a timely manner;
  • Lead and supervise department staff including hiring, scheduling, training, coaching, evaluating, mentoring, and delegating responsibilities;
  • Establish services for adult library users;
  • Administer Adult Services Department budget for programs, materials and supplies;
  • Coordinate collection development for print, digital and audiovisual materials;
  • Direct merchandising of materials and publicity for department events;
  • Plan and implement innovative programming for adults including the annual summer reading program;
  • Supervise public computer lab and provide technology assistance to users;
  • Evaluate services for continued improvement to meet community needs;
  • Establish priorities for department activities;
  • Participate with other department managers and director in coordination of library wide projects and special events as part of administrative team;
  • Prepare monthly statistical reports;
  • Contribute to policy and procedure development for the adult servies and library;
  • Participate in strategic planning for adult services and library;
  • Represent the library in the community and develop relationships and with community partners;
  • Demonstrate a positive attitude and support the library’s goals and objectives.

This position works closely with the library director and members of the management team to provide innovative approaches to library service. This position reports to the library director and supervises a team of five librarians.

Qualifications: A master’s degree in library science from an ALA accredited institution and three to five years of professional experience in a public library are required. Management or supervisory experience in a public library preferred.

Benefits: Twelve paid holidays; twenty-two paid vacation days; paid sick leave; OPERS retirement; health, dental, vision insurance; life insurance; option to participate in Ohio Deferred Compensation; paid OLC membership; and continued professional development.

Closing Date:  Friday, June 29, 2018

To Apply:  Please submit a cover letter and resume to library director, Stacey Richardson at [email protected]. No phone calls please.







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Kent Free Library
312 West Main Street
Kent, OH 44240
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Library Hours:

Monday 9:00-9:00
Tuesday 9:00-9:00
Wednesday 9:00-9:00
Thursday 9:00-9:00
Fridays 9:00-6:00
Saturday 9:00-5:00
Sundays 1:00-5:00