Librarian I - Adult Services Supervisor
Job Details
Perryville - Perryville, MD
Full Time
Graduate Degree
$41,585.00 - $46,921.00 Salary/year


Under direct supervision of the Branch Manager, the Adult Services Supervisor/Librarian leads and manages the Adult Services department of the Perryville Branch.  This position develops, manages, and delivers a full range of effective and innovative programs and services that meet the needs of adults and teens within the community.



  • Manages and directly supervises the daily operations and staff of the Adult Services Department.  Provides leadership, training, and guidance in information services, including adult and young adult literature, information resources, programming, technology, and procedures.
  • Provides direct supervision and evaluation to full and part-time staff. 
  • Develops adult and young adult services and initiatives that are proactive in responding to community needs and enhance library services.
  • Leads the provision and development of high quality services to adults and teens, including information and readers’ advisory service.
  • Develops and market a vibrant adult and young adult materials collections that are responsive to community needs. Works with Branch Manager and selectors to implement systems-based collection practices.
  • Develops outreach and collaborative programs with community based organizations.
  • Works with Branch Manager to develop and implement department or branch goals within overall system goals. 
  • Oversees technology services and assistance to the public.
  • Monitors and evaluates the success of adult and teen services and programming efforts by collecting and analyzing data, preparing reports, and sharing outcomes.
  • Manages departmental scheduling and statistics.
  • Maintains accurate service statistics, compile and prepare reports, data, and other written work.
  • Monitors and develops services and make recommendations to the Branch Manager regarding Adult Services and collections.
  • Participates on internal and external committees.
  • Participates in local and statewide initiatives, training, and associations.  Attend seminars, workshops, and continuing education activities.
  • Serves as Librarian-in-Charge.
  • Other duties as assigned.  



  • Promotes and maintains a high standard of excellent customer service, both internal and external.
  • Demonstrates ability to work with a diverse community.
  • Models positive attitude towards library technology and change.
  • Maintains courteous, friendly, and constructive relationships with all patrons and staff.
  • Promotes and advocates a positive library image in the community.
  • Maintains professional growth and awareness through training, self-directed learning and other means to stay abreast of current and emerging trends in the community and in libraries.
  • Performs job in keeping with the policies and procedures of the Cecil County Public Library.


  • M.L.S. from an ALA accredited program.  The candidate must be able to provide documentation to support this as part of the application process.  OR
  • Candidate must be enrolled in an ALA accredited program with the reasonable graduation within three years of hire.  The candidate must be able to provide documentation to support graduate school status as part of the application process.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain Professional Public Librarian certification from the Maryland State Office of Education.
  • Minimum of 2 years professional library work experience and supervision, preferably in a library setting.  Demonstrated ability to supervise direct reports at all professional and non-professional levels.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices with demonstrated skills and judgment in supervision and problem solving.
  • Ability to effectively organize work, determines priorities, make decisions and complete assigned duties with minimal supervision.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, implement, and market innovative and effective public library programs, events, collections, and services.
  • Strong, demonstrable critical thinking and analytical skills, with the ability to write and communicate with a high level of professionalism.
  • Expertise and experience in information and adult services.
  • Knowledge of the principles and practices of public library collection development and maintenance, marketing, and display.
  • Excellent computer skills, including various, software packages, knowledge of internet resources and how to use them effectively, and knowledge of integrated library systems. Ability to learn new skills and technologies to retain proficiency in areas of expertise.
  • Knowledge of Windows operating system, internet resources, social media, and other technologies and how to use them effectively.
  • Demonstrated experience with a variety types of electronic devices for computing, listening, viewing, gaming, and new technologies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of user’s interests, authors, books, readers’ advisory and new materials formats.
  • Ability to analyze and organize effectively.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to develop effective working relationships with supervisors, staff, the community, and members of the public.
  • Ability to maintain composure and flexibility in a changing, public facing environment.
  • Experience analyzing and managing a wide variety of innovative and effective library projects.
  • Valid Driver’s license.



Personal computer, laptop, mobile devices, photocopier, printer, AV projection equipment, laminator.



Works in normal heat and light conditions with some exposure to seasonal draft conditions. Lifts and moves books and materials weighing up to 35 pounds.  Some eye fatigue from working at computer terminals; physical fatigue from working at counter height (39”) work surface.  Some stress from constant public contact.  Occasional travel to facilities throughout the county using library or own transportation.





37.5 hours per week, including scheduled weekend and evening hours.  Additional flexibility may be required.