Head of Adult Services

T. B. Scott Free Library, in Merrill, Wisconsin, invites candidates to apply for the Head of Adult Services position.

Position summary

Assist in planning, coordinating, and administering adult and multigenerational programs of library.   Responsible for overall department operation, including supervision of departmental employees.  Customer service management.  Adult fiction collection development.  Work hours are generally between 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and will include an evening and weekend hours on a rotational schedule.


 This is a Grade 8 position starting at $23.48/hour. Full-time benefits include health insurance, life insurance, paid vacation/sick/holiday/bereavement/personal leave, and the City’s contribution to the Wisconsin Retirement System.


 Required: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; at least two years of experience working in libraries. Strong computer skills and technology problem-solving abilities essential.  Excellent communication, people, and PR skills.

Preferred: Master of Library Science (MLS) or equivalent degree; supervisory experience.

Comparable training and experience will be considered.


A two-time recipient of the Library of the Year Award from the Wisconsin Library Association, T. B. Scott Free Library is an architecturally stunning building on the Prairie River in Merrill, Wisconsin. Merrill is traditionally home to the Menominee, Ojibwe, and Ho-Chunk and is the gateway to the Wisconsin Northwoods. The library provides service to the residents of the City of Merrill and the surrounding communities of Lincoln County, with a total service population of 21,000.

Equal opportunity and accommodations

Equal access to programs, services and employment opportunities is available to all persons without regard to age, race, creed, color, disability, marital status, sex (including pregnancy), national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, or any other basis protected by federal, state, and/or local law.

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and/or applicable state and local laws, applicants requiring reasonable accommodations for the application and/or interview process should notify Library Director Laurie Ollhoff at director@tbscottlibrary.org or 715-536-7191. Examples of reasonable accommodations include making a change to the application process; providing written materials in an alternate format such as braille, large print, or audio recording; using a sign language interpreter; using specialized equipment; or modifying testing conditions.

To apply

We welcome people with eclectic education and work experiences as well as people with more traditional histories. Please read the job description on the library website: https://www.tbscottlibrary.org/jobs/. If you meet the minimum qualifications, send a resume and cover letter to Laurie Ollhoff at director@tbscottlibrary.org. Applications submitted through social media will not be considered. Position will remain open until filled, with review of submissions to begin February 1, 2023.

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