Adult & Senior Library Services Coordinator

Date Posted: 11/2/2021
Department: Library
Compensation: $28,296
Hours: Full-time
Deadline: Open until filled

Position Objectives

 

Under general guidance from the Library Director, the Adult & Senior Coordinator is responsible for the planning, organization, and performance of all aspects of library service to adults and seniors for the McDowell County Public Library. Also performs clerical and circulation duties in accordance with established policies.  Major responsibilities include programming, collection development, management of the Adult Services Department, patron assistance, outreach, and professional development. This position is non-exempt under the guidelines of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  


Duties & Responsibilities

Programming

  • Plans, prepares, and conducts programs for young adults.

  • Plans, prepares, and supervises summer reading programs for adults and seniors.

Management of Adult and Senior Services Department

  • Maintains adult and senior services records, statistics, and files.

  • Recruits and coordinates time and duties of volunteers as needed.

  • Stays within budget for materials and for programs.

  • Is familiar with complaint procedures; documents and handles initial problems; refers these to the Library Director if necessary.

Circulation

  • Computer check-in and check-out of books and other materials.

  • Answers telephone promptly while on desk duty.

  • Empties book drops daily as assigned.

  • Performs library opening and closing procedures when needed.

  • Reserves books as requested by patron, and calls patrons when books are available.

  • Prepares daily newspapers and periodicals for shelving as assigned.

  • Prepares library cards for patrons following library procedures.

  • Is familiar with complaint procedures; documents and handles initial problems; refers these to the Library Director if necessary.

  • Shelves materials and reads shelves for accuracy as assigned.

  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

Patron Assistance

  • Greets patrons pleasantly, in person or on the telephone.

  • Provides reader’s advisory services for patrons.

  • Provides instruction on use of computer catalog.

  • Assists patrons using the Internet, copier and fax.

Outreach and Public Relations

  • Schedules and initiates advertising of adult and senior programs and activities.

  • Presents information about adult library services to individuals and groups.

  • Develops displays and public relations materials.

  • Conducts tours of the library and programs.

Continuing Education

  • Attends staff meetings and training sessions as required.

  • Attends area, regional, and statewide workshops on request.

  • Keeps current with adult and senior materials and services.

Minimum Requirements

  • Strong written and oral communication and customer relations skills.

  • Familiarity with library procedures and materials.

  • Knowledge of adult and senior needs, issues and literature.

  • Ability to deal tactfully with the public and with co-workers.

  • Ability to work independently.

  • Ability to bend, stoop, lift book bags, push loaded book cart.

  • Computer knowledge and skills, including Internet and word processing.

Desirable Training and Experience

Programming

  • Plans, prepares, and conducts programs for young adults.

  • Plans, prepares, and supervises summer reading programs for adults and seniors.

Management of Adult and Senior Services Department

  • Maintains adult and senior services records, statistics, and files.

  • Recruits and coordinates time and duties of volunteers as needed.

  • Stays within budget for materials and for programs.

  • Is familiar with complaint procedures; documents and handles initial problems; refers these to the Library Director if necessary.

Circulation

  • Computer check-in and check-out of books and other materials.

  • Answers telephone promptly while on desk duty.

  • Empties book drops daily as assigned.

  • Performs library opening and closing procedures when needed.

  • Reserves books as requested by patron, and calls patrons when books are available.

  • Prepares daily newspapers and periodicals for shelving as assigned.

  • Prepares library cards for patrons following library procedures.

  • Is familiar with complaint procedures; documents and handles initial problems; refers these to the Library Director if necessary.

  • Shelves materials and reads shelves for accuracy as assigned.

  • Performs other tasks as assigned.

Patron Assistance

  • Greets patrons pleasantly, in person or on the telephone.

  • Provides reader’s advisory services for patrons.

  • Provides instruction on use of computer catalog.

  • Assists patrons using the Internet, copier and fax.

Outreach and Public Relations

  • Schedules and initiates advertising of adult and senior programs and activities.

  • Presents information about adult library services to individuals and groups.

  • Develops displays and public relations materials.

Benefits

Benefited after 90 days

Medical, dental, and life insurance
Sick, vacation, and holiday pay
Membership in the Local Government Retirement System

Supplemental retirement 401k/457

How to Apply

PRE-EMPLOYMENT DRUG SCREENING AND BACKGROUND CHECK IS REQUIRED

 

APPLICANTS WILL BE GIVEN CREDIT ONLY FOR INFORMATION PROVIDED IN RESPONSE TO THIS ANNOUNCEMENT. No additional information will be solicited by the McDowell County; therefore, persons who submit incomplete applications may not receive full credit for their education, training and experience.

 

McDowell County is an equal opportunity employer.  It is the policy of the County to recruit, hire, train and promote individuals without regard to age, sex, race, color, religion, political affiliation or national origin. The County will interactively work with disabled applicants and employees to identify reasonable accommodations that will allow the individual to perform essential job functions. 

 

McDowell County participates in E-Verify.

 

Applications are available:

 

  • on our website:

              www.mcdowellhrportal.org- under “Job Opportunities”

  • McDowell County Administration Building(s):

              60 East Court St Marion, NC 28752 ​

              25 W Fort Street Marion, NC 28752

                                                                   

Applications can be submitted:

              60 East Court Street Marion, NC 28752

              25 W Fort Street Marion, NC 28752

  • or by Mail to:

               McDowell County Human Resources

               60 East Court Street Marion, NC 28752

  • or by email to: 

               employment@mcdowellgov.com