Head of Adult Services - Pearl River Public Library

Posted on November 22, 2019


The Pearl River Public Library, serving an active and library-loving community of 16,000, seeks a highly motivated, enthusiastic, and forward-thinking individual to manage and lead a dynamic Adult Services Department. The qualified candidate should have a strong interest in and experience with programming, technology, and services for adults. In addition, they should possess a passion to work in a team-based and customer-focused environment that strives to provide top-notch services to the community at large. Applicants should have leadership and supervisory experience and a vision for 21st Century library services. As the Library will be facing a major redesign and renovation in our Adult area, experience or familiarity with building projects is a plus.


Examples of Duties:

• Leads a team of professional librarians (2 FT, 6PT) in serving a supportive community of committed library users;

• Supervises and evaluates the work of subordinate professional and clerical staff;

• Participates and directs staff training and coaching;

• Manages materials and programming budgets;

• Provides excellent customer service, continually evaluates the patron experience looking for opportunities to improve services;

• Coordinates development of adult programs and services to meet community needs,

• Oversees collection development for the Adult department;

• Actively pursues outreach opportunities. Schedules and manages outreach to businesses and community organizations to promote library services, build relationships and deliver programming;

• Writes or assists with development of grant proposals;

• Arranges, directs, evaluates, presents and publicizes a broad and substantial number of programs and activities within and/or outside the library;

• Represents the library at community and group meetings and in the development of community contacts,

• Keeps informed of professional developments, library trends and technology through participation in professional organizations, system meetings, workshops, continuing education courses and reading professional materials;

• Other duties as assigned.



• Minimum 2 years professional librarian experience;

• Must be reachable on Civil Service List when list is generated;

• NYS Public Librarian’s Certificate at time of permanent appointment;

• Supervisory and leadership experience;

• Proven track record implementing successful adult programs and events.


Salary: Starting at $70,000, depending on qualifications, with an attractive benefits package.


Pearl River, New York


To Apply

Please submit cover letter, resume, and three references to Eugenia Schatoff, Director, Pearl River Public Library, [email protected] No phone calls please.

Company Information

Pearl River Public Library, 80 Franklin Avenue, Pearl River, NY 10965

Contact Information

Please submit cover letter, resume, and three references to Eugenia Schatoff, Director, Pearl River Public Library, [email protected] No phone calls please.