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Employment Opportunity: Adult Services Coordinator, Farmington Public Library

Farmington Public Library is hiring an Adult Services Coordinator.

JOB POSITION #144: Library Adult Services Coordinator

WORK LOCATION: Farmington Public LibraryPAY GRADE: L – ExemptHIRING RANGE: $53,000 – $68,000 AnnuallyDAYS WORKED: Varies, may include weekends and some holidaysHOURS WORKED: Varies, includes eveningsAPPLICATIONS WILL BE RECEIVED UNTIL: Wednesday, September 20th, 2023

Resumes submitted without a City of Farmington application will not be considered in our job selection process.

Masters of Library Science Degree, including five years of progressively responsible library and supervisory experience. Emphasis in adult services is preferred. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted.

Full job description and link to apply:


  • Works under the guidance and direction of the Library Director.
  • Commits to excellence in customer service at all levels, including coworkers. Actively advocates for the library with patrons and the community.
  • Possesses an ability to recognize and adjust to library trends in operations and to accurately respond to changes in reading trends in public collections.
  • Exercises supervision over professional, paraprofessional, technical, clerical and volunteer adult services staff as assigned.
  • Ability to create team buy-in and create opportunities for staff to develop team member skills and to model appropriate team member participation.
  • Performs a variety of administrative, managerial, and supervisory duties in the overall management of the library’s adult services.
  • Manages and prepares statistical measures, reports, creates and submits grants, evaluating progress as needed.
  • Assists in hiring, instructing, training, and evaluating the work performance of library employees.
  • Plans and organizes workloads and staff assignments for adult services; trains, motivates and evaluates assigned staff; reviews progress and directs changes as needed. Actively provides staff opportunities to learn new skills.
  • Manages budget allocations for adult collections, programs, and operations. Provides direction to ensure appropriate and quality collection development practices.
  • Administers the development of library collections in all formats, including special collections, and facilitates their use.
  • Plans, coordinates, implements and evaluates adult library programs to meet the objectives identified in library planning documents and community needs, expressed or perceived.
  • Actively participates in in creating library-wide programming, in both a leadership role and a supporting role, with patron friendly processes.
  • Participates in the development of marketing materials for promoting library materials, programs, and services.
  • Works closely with the Library Director and other team members to maintain effective and efficient delivery of resources, both in and outside of the library.
  • Communicates library goals to staff with regular communication plans. Recommends departmental policies and procedures with regard to collection development and adult services operations.
  • Works with the Library Director in the development and maintenance of library policies.
  • Interprets goals, objectives and policies of the library to staff and patrons in a customer friendly manner. Models positive leadership skills when assisting with difficult interpersonal communications.
  • Stays informed about current trends in adult services and reference practices, and applies these trends within the library’s goals and objectives.
  • Participates in professional organizations and activities to keep informed of current and emerging trends in public libraries.
  • Participates in and attends staff meetings and trainings, daily shows, programs, and other training sessions of the library.
  • Participates in grant writing processes to help supplement library funds.
  • Has an understanding of cataloging and accepted standards.
  • Understands and follows written and/or verbal instructions.
  • Must be available to work a varied schedule including evenings, weekends and some holidays.
  • Attendance at work is an essential function of this position.
  • Complies with all library procedures and policies, and the City guidelines, rules, regulations, procedures, and policies.
  • Operates a motor vehicle to assist in carrying out the business of the department and the City.
  • May serve as a member of employee committees, as assigned.
  • May represent the library on various community or professional bodies, as assigned.

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