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2310 Sealy Street, Galveston, TX 77550-2220
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Employment Opportunities

Adult Services Department
Position: Adult Services Manager
Salary Range: Commensurate with Experience
Availability: Immediately


The Rosenberg Library Adult Services Department is responsible for providing quality customer service for the following library functions: adult and young adult reference and readers’ advisory services, collection development and maintenance of the young adult and adult materials collections, interlibrary loan services, extension services and young adult and adult programming.


• Manages the Adult Services and Extension Services department to ensure efficient operations and quality customer service.
• Directs and coordinates the activities of the Adult Services Department by formulating goals, plans, procedures, priorities, and schedules. Educates and develops staff in concepts including, but not limited to, needs assessment, customer service, resource planning, cost/benefit analysis, and return on investment. Performs all adult services functions including reference and readers’ advisory services as required.
• Selects, trains, supervises, schedules and evaluates adult and extension services staff.
• Supervises the selection of new books, periodicals, audiovisual materials and computer database subscriptions to efficiently serve the informational needs of young adult, adult and extension services patrons.
• Plans and supervises the de-selection of worn-out, obsolete and low demand materials to ensure a high quality selection of materials and compliance with the library’s collection development policy. Updates on-line catalog to accurately reflect current holdings.
• Demonstrates on-going effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline work processes, and works cooperatively and jointly to provide quality customer service. Analyzes operating statistics, prepares reports and correspondence related to adult services operations.
• Develops, plans, and publicizes various activities such as special displays, exhibits, films, lecture series, guided tours and related educational programs for young adults and adults.
• Works with vendors to resolve issues with library databases and ILS.
• Ensures that adult services invoices, time sheets, reports and administrative paperwork are accurate and submitted in a timely manner.
• Keeps Executive Director apprised of developments related to departmental activities, services, programming, needs and problems.
• Prepares budget requests and carefully monitors expenditures to ensure compliance with established policies and guidelines to affirm activities yield maximum return on investment.
• Promptly responds to inquiries and suggestions from the public, staff and Executive Director and works to expeditiously resolve problems and customer complaints.
• Establishes and maintains partnerships with community and state organizations to promote awareness of the library’s collections and services.
• Prepares press releases, brochures, posters, grant proposals, exhibits, program announcements, website content, and presentations to civic and community groups to heighten awareness of the library and its adult services collections and services.
• Ensures that all adult services equipment is in working order and properly maintained.
• Keeps abreast of trends and new developments related to the best library practices, library technology and management of adult services functions.
• Performs special projects as assigned by Executive Director.


Masters of Library Science from an ALA accredited university and at least two years of relevant supervisory experience in a public library setting. Computer literacy and working knowledge of library automation systems, Microsoft Office software and electronic databases. Excellent oral and written communication skills. Demonstrated ability to analyze managerial problems, make recommendations and take appropriate action to resolve issues. Other combinations of education and experience that meet the minimum qualifications may be considered.

Employment is contingent on passing a background check.

Please submit completed application form and resume to:
Lisa Jamail, Administrative Services Manager at

All applicants must complete and sign a Rosenberg Library Application for Employment which can be accessed from the Application links below. Application must be submitted online.

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