Adult & Outreach Services Department Head


Niles-Maine District Library
Library Type: 
Public Library

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
$53,820-$85,088, depending on experience

The Adult & Outreach Services team members answer the toughest reference questions, deliver materials to homebound residents, and help people find the right book to read or DVD to watch. They build collections, create programs in and out of the library, and look for innovative ways to serve the community of Niles and unincorporated Maine Township. Are you the right person to lead this team?


  • Oversees all aspects of the Adult and Outreach Services staffing
  • Oversees the collections in all physical formats
  • Oversees development of a schedule of programs whose primary audience is adults 18+, based on analysis of previous programs and community interest
  • Collects, maintains, analyzes, and reports statistics about the collection, use of services, and programs
  • Prepares annual budget analysis and requests; monitors and controls spending of materials, programs and any designated committees
  • Prepares monthly departmental reports, and attends board meetings when requested
  • Represents the Library at community and outside events
  • Actively participates in the Library's management team

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Committed to outstanding customer service
  • An excellent communicator, motivator, and mentor
  • Curious and interested in the future of libraries and how trends fit with our community
  • Receptive to staff input
  • Honest, decisive, flexible and fair
  • Experienced in working with patrons at a service desk


  • MLIS from an ALA-accredited program; 3 years of successful library work
  • 1 year of successful supervisory experience
  • Able to work any of the 70 hours a week that the Library is open

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Open until filled
Application Note: 

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Application Contact:
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Niles-Maine District Library
6960 Oakton Street
Niles , IL 60714 42° 1' 36.6564" N, 87° 48' 3.672" W