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Assistant Director/Adult Information Services Manager, Farmington Libraries, Farmington, CT (closed)

The Farmington Libraries seeks an experienced, innovative and enthusiastic library and
information services professional to become our next Assistant Director/Adult Information Services
Manager. The ideal candidate will bring a collaborative and engaging work style, along with the
full spectrum of reference and information skills and experience in order to work with the
Executive Director, the Libraries’ management team and our stellar full-time and part-time staff in
carrying out the mission of the Libraries. In addition to helping administer library programs and
services and assisting with day-to-day operations, this position involves some direct public services
at our busy Adult Information Services Desk providing trusted, customized readers advisory,
reference and technology assistance to teens, adults and seniors, both in-person and online.
The Assistant Director/Adult Information Services Manager has overall responsibility for the Adult
Information Services department, which includes full-time professional and non-professional staff,
as well as a part-time professional librarian and part-time non-professional staff who serve in a
support role.
The Assistant Director/Adult Information Services Manager assists the Executive Director and the
Libraries’ department heads with policy development, technology planning and implementation,
marketing and communications, program development and outreach services to the community.
The person in this position also coordinates the development of the print and non-print collections
for adults and seniors, including a growing array of online resources available via our website, and
supports the programming, art exhibit and display activities of our Adult Programming Coordinator.
The Assistant Director/Adult Information Services Manager also supports the Adult Services staff
involved in providing access to our Maker Space, as well as our Studio space, so that patrons can
collaborate, create, learn and invent in a safe space using tools and technologies they may not
otherwise be able to access. Since some of our Adult Services staff are currently engaged in
scanning and digitizing our unique collection of local history and archival materials located in the
Farmington Room at the Main Library and uploading them for access on the CT Digital Archives, an
interest in supporting and helping promote local history is also preferred.
This position helps ensures exemplary service is provided by staff at the Main and Barney Libraries
to all of our patrons, whether in-person or virtually, in order to provide barrier-free access to library
and information services. Ensuring equity, diversity and inclusion is a central focus of the
Farmington Libraries. We are actively engaged in making sure our programs, services and
collections meet the diverse needs of all residents in the Farmington community. Our staff share a
passion for improving people’s lives by providing access to education, lifelong learning
opportunities, traditional print and non-print resources for all ages and interests, and emerging

technologies. Diversity includes not only race and gender expression, but also age, disability status,
veteran status, sexual orientation, faith beliefs, socio-economic background and experiences that
reflect our “whole person” approach to serving the needs of our patrons.

A Master’s Degree in Library Science is required. A minimum of three – five years of increasingly
responsible leadership experience in a public library is required, and a minimum of three years of
supervisory experience is preferred.

Hours: 35 hours per week, including one evening per week and every third Saturday on a rotating

Salary: $90,000-$96,000 annually with excellent benefits, including paid health insurance, 4 weeks
of paid vacation per year, accrued sick leave and 2 days of personal leave.

How to apply:

Please send a resume, cover letter and the names and contact information of three professional
references to Monique Kucia at [email protected]. The review of applications will
be begin on June 27, 2022 and the position will be opened until filled. The Farmington Libraries is
an Equal Opportunity Employer.