Assistant Director & Adult Services Manager


Ida Public Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
Day, weekend and evening availability required


This is a professional library position with supervisory and managerial responsibility. The assistant director works with the director in developing and implementing library goals and objectives, developing and coordinating collection development policies; overseeing staff and staff training, participating in community relations activities, programming and community outreach. The assistant director assumes agency in-charge responsibilities, as required.


  • Works with the director and other department heads to develop policies and procedures, and monitors adherence to same.
  • Assists in evaluating the services being provided by the library in relation to specified goals and standards, and recommends modifications, where appropriate.
  • Has primary responsibility for coordinating all adult library functions including collection development and programming
  • Assists in the supervising and directing staff in the performance of their duties.
  • Assists in evaluating the performance of staff members.
  • Manages volunteers.
  • Assists in collection development and management of materials.
  • Assists with public relations, including a monthly newsletter and updating the library's social media accounts
  • Plans, promotes, and conducts adult programming.
  • Assumes director's duties in director's absence.
  • Attends appropriate library system and other meetings, as appropriate.
  • Works at circulation desks as needed.
  • Coordinates staff training.
  • Daytime, evening and weekend availability required
  • Performs other duties as required.

RESPONSIBLE TO: Library Director


  • Master's degree in library science from an ALA accredited school
  • Minimum -- 1 year professional library experience.
  • Valid Illinois driver's license


  • Oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to lead, motivate, and supervise staff.
  • Ability to plan and organize projects and programs.
  • Ability to maintain an exemplary public service attitude at all times.
  • Ability to analyze library needs and participate in long and short range planning.
  • Work independently with little supervision.
  • Working knowledge of modern library policies and procedures, methods, practices and materials
  • Knowledge of database and online reference sources, computer applications and library system software.
  • Ability to maintain records and prepare reports.
  • Ability to lift, push, or pull up to 25 pounds occasionally and up to 10 pounds frequently.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Contact: 
Deborah Bloom
Apply To: 
Ida Public Library
320 N. State St. 320 N. State St.
Belvidere , IL 61008
Phone: 8155443838