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 currently available: 

Adult Services Librarian, full-time (37.5 hours per week including evenings and a weekend rotation)                                                                                         

Department:  Adult Services

Kent Free Library’s Adult Services Department has an immediate opening for an Adult Services Librarian. The successful candidate is approachable, friendly, and willing to be a team player. We are looking for someone who truly enjoys working with the public, making positive contributions to both the department and the community. This position reports to the Adult Services Manager and works as part of a team of librarians to meet the needs of Kent Free Library users.


The Adult Services Librarian provides reference and readers’ advisory assistance at the information desk; offers technology help one-on-one and in a public computer lab; develops and implements a variety of programs, both in-person and virtually, for the library’s adult users; participates in collection development; and follows library safety and security procedures and policies. Applicants with demonstrated public library experience from previous employment or from a practicum experience preferred. Other responsibilities include: a focus on customer service excellence; knowledge of trends and topics in adult services; familiarity with current authors, titles, movies, and music; and experience with current and emerging technologies. This position will also be assigned collection development responsibilities in subject areas in which the candidate has familiarity.


Required: Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited program. Applicants with six months or less towards completion of the MLIS will be considered. A flexible schedule including two evenings a week and a regular weekend rotation is required. Previous public library experience preferred. Strong Microsoft Office skills; knowledge of ILS systems (SirsiDynix); and a valid driver’s license and insurance with reliable transportation.

SALARY:  $36,952.50 – $49,725.00, dependent on qualifications and experience.

BENEFITS: Medical, dental, vision and life insurance, participation in OPERS retirement, 22 days paid vacation, 15 days paid sick leave, 12 paid holidays.

TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter and resume to the Director:                [email protected].

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DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION: Position will remain open until filled, applications received by November 12, 2021 will receive first consideration.

The preceding statements are not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job described nor are they intended to be such a listing of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Rather, they are intended only to describe the general nature of the job. Additional duties may be assigned.