Henry County Public Library : 172 Eminence Terrace : Eminence, KY  40019 : Open 9-5 Monday-Saturday, 9-8 Thursday

Employment Opportunities

Henry County Public Library is an equal opportunity employer.   The library does not discriminate against individuals in hiring, employment or promotion on the basis of race, religion, color, sex/gender, gender identity and gender expression, age, marital status, national origin, sexual orientation, citizenship, handicap or disability, veteran or military status, political belief, pregnancy, genetic information or any other characteristic protected by law.

General Application: Employment Application


Current Openings:

Adult Services Librarian

Type of Position:Full-time
Possible Desk Coverage:Weekdays, Weeknights,Weekends
Salary: Salary is negotiable; commensurate with experience.
Benefits: Kentucky retirement, health insurance, vacation and sick leave.

Under the general direction of the Library Director, the Adult Services Librarian provides programming for adult patrons, develops services for this age level, selects appropriate circulating materials for adults as necessary, and performs specialized tasks related to providing reference services for all ages. The Adult Services Librarian interacts with the public and other staff members.

The Henry County Public Library employs approximately 12 full and part time personnel. The Adult Services Librarian conducts computer instruction for the public and provides approximately 10-15 hours per week of reference/circulation service.


Plan and provide adult programs for the library.

Prepare and administer computer instruction for patrons and staff.

Assist with the creation and maintenance of displays for adults.

Provide reference and reader's advisory service to phone-in, walk-in and web-based reference patrons as well as assist with general desk duties.

Perform collection development activities as assigned.

Attends professional workshops, continuing education courses, and regional and network seminars and meetings.

Represents the library to community groups as assigned.

Maintains order and discipline in the library in consultation with other library staff.

Evaluates and prioritizes the needs of the library’s adult services on a regular basis and reports to Library Director.

Recommends new procedures and technologies to improve the administration of library services generally.

Perform related duties as assigned.

Qualifications / Experience

Required:  MLS or MLIS degree from an ALA-accredited program OR A bachelor's degree in a related field AND two (2) years of any equivalent combination of education and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Will consider applicants who are in their final semester of their Masters in Library Science program from an accredited institution.

Ability to establish and maintain harmonious relations with the public and coworkers.

Skill in the use of standard office equipment as well as the Internet, social media, smartphones, tablets, eReaders, computer applications and library system software; ability to troubleshoot public technology problems necessary.

Ability to set priorities and complete projects independently and as a member of a team.

Thoroughness; initiative; sound judgment; integrity.

Ability to work under minimal supervision and give supervision to others.

Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.

Working knowledge of modern library policies and procedures, methods, practices and materials; Knowledge of basic reference sources and research techniques; Knowledge of database and online reference sources.

Ability to stand for long periods and carry loads of up to 20 pounds.

Previous supervisory experience a plus.

Previous experience with marketing, public relations, graphic design a plus.

Experience with website development and maintenance desirable.

Application Procedure

Please submit a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references via email to: jessicaAThenrylibrary.org.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled, but those received by March 17, 2014 will receive first consideration.

Application Deadline

March 17, 2014