Senior Adult Services and Public Programming Librarian

Peabody Institute Library

Peabody, MA

Application Deadline

Open Until Filled


$29.01 per Hour   Calculate


Peabody, MA





Minimum Education

Master's Degree

Library Experience


Supervisory Experience


Type of Library


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Job Description

Reports to Assistant Library Director and Library Director. Responsible for public services, reader’s services and public programming at a busy public library, including collection development, programming, marketing, and reader’s advisory; participates in the hiring of assigned personnel; oversees Creativity Lab makerspace and supervises programming librarian, plans, implements and oversees educational, cultural and technology programming; performs and delegates collection development responsibilities under the direction of the Director or Assistant Director. Represents the library through community outreach and in professional organizations such as NOBLE; must maintain and develop professional skills.

In the absence of the Director or Assistant Director, the Senior Adult Services and Public Programming Librarian assumes responsibility for the operation of the library and the enforcement of its policies.

Public Programs and Marketing:
-Develops and conducts or coordinates educational, cultural, and technology programs for the public based on community needs and interests
-Oversees the operations of the library’s Creativity Lab makerspace and coordinates programs in conjunction with the Creativity Lab Programming Librarian
-Coordinates publicity for library program, including quarterly events brochures, weekly e-newsletters, and social media
-Successfully writes grants and secures outside funding for library initiatives and programs

Public Services
-Provides circulation, reference, and reader’s advisory services to patrons at public desk
-Answers advanced reference inquiries referred by other staff
-Assists patrons with library technology; troubleshoots hardware, software, and network problems

Policy and Planning:
-Develops and implements departmental goals and objectives
-Assists Director and Assistant Director with policy development for the library

Collection Development and Management:
-Responsible for the development and management of library collections as assigned
-Develops and manages annual department collections budget
-Keeps statistics relevant to the department and submits monthly reports to Director

Staff Supervision:
-Supervises Creativity Lab Programming Librarian
-Participates in hiring and supervising assigned staff
-Provides or coordinates appropriate departmental training
-Evaluates staff as requested by Director
-Assists Director and Assistant Director with developing comprehensive training program for all library staff

-Identifies outreach possibilities to bring library services and information to new and/or underserved audiences
-Provides appropriate remote library services offsite, community based locations
-Builds and maintains community partnerships that expand the reach of the library

Additional Info & Requirements

This position requires an MLS from an ALA-accredited institution. Candidates who are currently enrolled in such a program and who have demonstrated progress toward an MLS degree may be considered. Successful candidates will have at least two years relevant experiences that includes outstanding public service, instruction, and technology skills, and experience supervising others. Schedule includes one evening per week, and every 2nd Saturday.


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HR Info

Please send resume and letter of application to:
Melissa Robinson
Peabody Institute Library
82 Main Street
Peabody, MA 01960

Posted Aug 1, 2019