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Employment Opportunities

Employment Opportunities

Library Program Manager

Full-time, benefits eligible position

Reports to:  Library Administration (Director or Assistant Director)

This professional position requires a high degree of knowledge, management skills, and the ability to organize varied and complex tasks.  With responsibility for all programming for the library, this public-facing position requires service-oriented leadership and strong interpersonal skills.  The person in this position will supervise a full-time Children’s Librarian and at least one part-time Program Assistant.  This position works closely with the library’s Marketing Coordinator and Outreach Librarian to promote programs and share ideas and expertise for creation of programs for off-site locations.  This position is not scheduled to provide service desk coverage on a regular basis but may be asked to fill in if needed.    

Job Duties:

Program Coordination

  • Supervise an internship experience for high school students; interns assist with library programs and events as well as gain general library experience
  • Work with all staff who develop library programs to create and coordinate the program schedule
  • Serve as the point of contact for programming questions
  • Obtain feedback from program participants to generate suggestions for future programs and evaluate program effectiveness
  • Plan events to highlight significant dates designated by the American Library Association
  • Represent the library at meetings or community events
  • Assist the library’s outreach team with developing programs for outreach
  • May conduct outreach programs off-site to fill a specific need
  • Keep staff informed of library events and programs and encourage them to assist with promotion
  • Ensure that programs are documented through photographs or video  
  • Purchase and maintain supplies and equipment needed for programs
  • Analyze departmental needs, submit an annual budget request, and monitor budget spending throughout the year
  • Assist with ideas for grant-funded projects, participate in grant writing and effectively use grant funds for project implementation
  • Ensure that all programs comply with legal, safety and copyright requirements, and are consistent with the library’s mission and goals
  • Submit a monthly report that includes activities, statistics, and patron feedback
  • Attend Friends of the Library meetings to report on program activities
  • Participate in continuing education activities

Program Planning and Implementation

  • Plan and implement high-quality, creative, developmentally appropriate activities that support teens/tweens personal and academic interests with an emphasis on STEAM subjects
  • Plan and implement high-quality, creative, and engaging learning activities for adults
  • Provide both self-directed learning opportunities and structured group activities
  • Cultivate an environment that encourages active engagement and learning
  • Partner with community experts and volunteers to provide services and programs that meet the needs and interests of teen/tween and adult learners
  • Actively involve teens/tweens and adults in planning of library programs and services
  • Work with teens to foster leadership skills and community involvement
  • Meet regularly with groups including the Teen Advisory Group, Junior Friends of the Library, etc., to get teens involved in a variety of activities and provide opportunities to volunteer and/or assume leadership roles
  • Be a positive role model for teens/tweens.  Assist teens/tweens with developing self-awareness, coping mechanisms, and skills for positive interactions with peers and adults
  • Assist with planning for StoryWalks and maintain permission file for copyright compliance
  • Be aware of technology trends
  • Be a role model for lifelong learning by exploring new ideas and emerging technology 
  • Create an inclusive, welcoming, and respectful library atmosphere that embraces diversity
  • Emphasize community engagement; develop and maintain effective relationships with schools, homeschool groups, and community agencies and organizations
  • Evaluate the impact and effectiveness of library services and programs using feedback from participants; use feedback to improve and develop services and programs 
  • Based on feedback from teens/tweens, make suggestions for improvements to equipment or activities available in The Loft
  • Create monthly displays for The Loft to highlight new books and other resources
  • Make suggestions for library resources; assist with selection of circulating items, particularly for non-print material

Program Promotion

  • Maintain public calendars on the library’s website
  • Promote library programs in the community
  • Meet regularly with the library’s Marketing Coordinator to provide information needed for creation of marketing materials
  • Provide input and feedback during the development of new promotional materials

Other

  • Serve as program liaison for First Fridays and Winterfest, plan and coordinate programs to fit First Friday themes, coordinate the library’s participation in Winterfest
  • Give school tours, coordinate scheduling of tours and schedule staff to assist
  • Responsible for coordinating appearances of the library’s mascot, Harry the Book Hound, maintaining the mascot costume and keeping the costume and clothing pieces clean and in good condition
  • Coordinate the library’s parade appearances in Clarksburg and Salem, complete and submit parade entry forms, work with Junior Friends or other volunteers to plan and create the library’s parade entry
  • Be aware of other community opportunities that would benefit library patrons, take the lead on implementing related events and programs, examples include summer lunch program, National Voter Registration Day, etc.

Requirements:

Bachelor’s Degree in a related field

At least two years of library experience

Technology skills and proven ability to learn and embrace new technology 

Eagerness to learn new things and share knowledge and expertise with others

Excellent spoken and written English language skills

Positive demeanor; enthusiasm for working with people

Valid driver’s license and reliable transportation

Experience working with young people ages 11 - 18 and adult learners

Must be available to work some evenings and weekends

Skills & Abilities:

Effective supervision of staff and volunteers

Ability to identify and translate needs and interests of specific age groups into effective library services and programs

Aptitude for learning new technology-related skills

Experience with creating and editing website content

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, user groups, community organizations and volunteer groups

Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgement in a variety of situations

(Updated 04/2024)