Public Services Librarian


Clinton Public Library - Clinton, Iowa
Library Type: 
Public Library
Illinois County: 
Out Of State

Position Details

Full Time or Part Time: 
Full Time
• 40 hour weekly schedule will require some daytime, evening, and Saturday hours
$53,248 - $64,473.60

Public Services Librarian

Clinton Public Library of Clinton, Iowa (Pop. 24,469) seeks an enthusiastic, creative, and community-minded individual to deliver exceptional service for our patrons as the Public Services Librarian. The job is full-time, exempt position under the FLSA. This position coordinates and performs all aspects of adult library services and programs. This is a professional position within a State of Iowa-accredited library and member library of the RiverShare Libraries consortium.

Primary Duties Highlights

The primary duties of the Public Services Librarian include the following:

  • Reports to the Library Director, and in the absence of the Library Director, assumes the responsibility of the Director as needed
  • Works collegially with leadership team members and fellow staff members
  • Conducts annual reviews, and supervises staff for circulation services, adult programming, and homebound services
  • Provides exemplary customer service to patrons at the service desk and other areas of the library
  • Engages in outreach to the community and other organizations that service the City of Clinton and rural county citizens, including driving the Library outreach van

Education and Experience Requirements:

  • Graduate degree in library or information science (MLS or MLIS) from an American Library Association(ALA) accredited program,required
  • 2-3 years of experience working in a public library,required
  • Supervisory experience, preferred
  • After appointment, individual will be required to reside within a 20-mile radius of City Hall including the State of Illinois.

To Apply

Application Deadline: 
Date below
Deadline Date: 
Friday, December 23, 2022
Application Note: 

Persons interested in applying for the Public Services Librarian position should send an application, cover letter, and resume to:

Susan Mesecher, Director Clinton Public Library

306 8th Avenue South Clinton, Iowa 52732

Electronic submissions via email are preferred. Submissions are due by 5 p.m., December 23rd, 2022

Interview will be conducted in person or via Zoom the week of January 16th, 2023.

Application Contact: 
Susan Mesecher
Apply To: 
Clinton Public Library
306 8th Ave South
Clinton , IA 52732
Phone: 563-242-8441
Fax: 563-242-8162
41° 50' 17.6028" N, 90° 11' 27.7008" W