Closed: Programming Librarian Position

Closed: Programming Librarian Position


The User Experience Librarian: Programming serves the public’s technology and general research needs, and plans adult programming and makerspace programming.

Location: Bob Herzfeld Memorial Library in Benton

Job Type: Full-Time, 40 hours per week 

Pay Grade: 7 

Pay Range: $14.34 - $21.52 hourly

Reports to: User Experience Manager 

Department: User Experience 


Master’s in Library Science from an ALA accredited university plus 2 years of public library experience required. You must be organized, friendly, self-motivated and committed to providing excellent public library programs and services.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Computer fluency and willingness to learn new technologies
  • Knowledge of professional library principles and practices
  • Expertise in library’s resources, services, classification system, policies and procedures
  • Must like working with people and be able to cooperate with other staff
  • Expert level knowledge in the library’s nonfiction, and electronic resources. General knowledge of popular reading materials, movies, and music
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights (until 8:00 p.m.) and Saturdays
  • Position requires walking and standing for long periods. Requires light lifting and carrying of up to 40 pounds


  • Plans and executes entertaining and educational programs for adults including promotion, supply ordering, setup, execution, and clean-up. Works closely with IT Systems Coordinator on Makerspace programming for adults. Assists with other programming for adults as needed.
  • Orders and maintains the library’s nonfiction collection, and makes these items accessible to patrons.
  • Builds and monitors library displays; hangs and takes down event flyers and signs. Keeps areas attractive and neat, materials shelved, and publications current.
  • Works public help desk. Answers a variety of questions including technology and computer help, reader’s advisory, and general research.
  • Speaks at community events and assists in library outreach.
  • Answers telephone and assists patrons with renewals, lost items, and materials or service questions.

The library is no longer accepting applications for this position. 

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