Strong organizational skills, and the ability to juggle multiple priorities
Understanding of the community and an investment in serving its people
The ability to work independently and manage staff and volunteers
The ability to work in conjunction with the board
Strong interpersonal skills
Strong MS Office skills and ease with technology
Ability to manage a budget.
Understanding of the Dewey Decimal System
A degree in library science or the ability to pursue additional training / certification
The Executive Committee of the Merrimack Valley Library Consortium seeks an active, energetic, people-focused, technologically savvy team leader with vision to guide the 36-member Merrimack Valley Public Library Consortium (MVLC) in northeastern (North Andover) Massachusetts.
MLS from an ALA-accredited institution, MBA-desirable, or equivalent training and experience. Strong knowledge of current and emerging library technology applications; experience with strategic planning, budgeting and grant writing. Significant experience with managing library operations, servers and networks including five to eight years in a management role with an automated library network, or equivalent experience. Flexibility, calm under pressure, ability to pivot is all highly valued.
Overall responsibility for the planning, implementation, development, supervision and evaluation of all aspects of network services and operations; responsible for supervising and inspiring a team of 11 library professionals and coordinating relationships and communications among 36 libraries.
Reports to an Executive Committee.
Salary Range – $94,102 – $125,307 commensurate with experience.
Available: Until filled.
How to apply:
Cover letter, resume, and three references to:
Samuel Alvarez, MVLC Search Chair
Reuben Hoar Library
41 Shattuck Street
Littleton, MA 01460
– Posted November 29, 2020
The Woodbury Community Library
This job is a part time position for the primary librarian. The ideal candidate will:
- enjoy reading and talking about book
- have some comp
uter skills and feel comfortab le helping others with technol ogy questions
- be friendly an
d responsible with children wh o use the library after school
- demonstrate cre
ative energy to design events for all ages
- work in partner
ship with the school to best u tilize the shared space of the library building and grounds
- communicate and
- feel a strong
sense of community and interes t in developing the library to enhance the town
- have knowledge of library administration and
work towards Public Library Certification if not already certified.
A bachelor’s degree is recommended, but no formal lib
– Posted November 29, 2020
The Westfield Athenaeum, incorporated in 1864, is a treasured community resource prominently located in the heart of Westfield, MA on the “Green.” We are seeking a Director to lead our much-loved Athenaeum into its 3rd century of outstanding service. This is a high visibility position reporting to the Board of Directors.
The Athenaeum offers a wide range of services for children, seniors, teens and the homebound both virtually and in an ‘accessible to all’ facility. The Director will build on our multi-phase facility renovation, technology upgrades and expansion of patron services.
- Oversee all library operations including:
- 25 employees (both full and part time) and volunteers.
- an annual budget of ~$1.6M, monitor and approve expenditures, and maintain up-to-date records and reports including those required by the Athenaeum Board of Trustees, the state of MA, and annual audits.
- meeting or adjusting the long-range plan initiatives to meet Athenaeum goals of being a community hub
- maintenance of the historic buildings and grounds; repairs and renovation.
- Work collaboratively with the Athenaeum Board of Directors on long-range and strategic planning, policy development, and budgetary planning.
- Engage in community outreach support fund raising/capital campaign efforts, attend Board meetings and participate in the C/WMARS network.
- Foster a collaborative, high performance team and a positive work environment.
- Develop and lead dynamic programming supporting the needs of the community. Continuously improve offerings; increase access for all patrons.
- Actively market and promote the Athenaeum’s services, programs, and resources.
- Master’s Degree in Library Science.
- 7+ years of administrative leadership within a comparable organization.
- Significant fiscal management experience with demonstrated effectiveness in securing external funding preferred.
- Experience maintaining an historic building, grounds and restoration initiatives.
The Director role is a salaried position. Compensation is commensurate with experience, qualifications.
Candidates should provide a cover letter, resume and samples of applicable work products, results, accomplishments.
Send application materials to: Director Search, Attn: Board of Directors, Westfield Athenaeum, 6 Elm St., Westfield MA 01085 or email email@example.com
– Posted September 22, 2020
Cutler Memorial Library seeks a Library Director to manage the daily operations of the library and create and implement library services and collections that meet the changing needs of town residents. The Library Director will maintain appropriate information technology, prepare and maintain the library’s annual budget, supervise staff and volunteers, and work collaboratively with the Board of Trustees and the Friends of the Library to raise funds and represent the library in the local community.
The Library Director sets the tone and direction for all library programming and operations with an open, inclusive, and collaborative spirit. This individual is responsible for maintaining strong connections throughout the Plainfield community and for working with all stakeholders to ensure that the library is a welcoming and valuable community resource.
Minimum qualifications desired: College degree, with some preference given to candidates with graduate work. An MLS degree would be an asset but is not required for this position. The successful candidate will be able and willing to pursue certification through the Vermont Department of Libraries. Candidates should have some work or volunteer experience in libraries, with some preference given to those with public library experience. The successful candidate will be an excellent multi-tasker with strong organizational and communication skills, as well as someone who can work collaboratively and well with a volunteer board of directors.
This is a part-time position for approximately 20 hours per week.
To apply, please send a resume and a cover letter to Jen Carlo, Library Trustee and Search Committee Lead, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Screening of applications starts immediately and continues until the position is filled, although first consideration will be given to candidates who apply by Monday, August 31.
Cutler Memorial Library is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
– Posted September 7, 2020
HIGHGATE LIBRARY AND COMMUNITY CENTER is seeking HEAD LIBRARIAN/DIRECTOR
To manage employees and volunteers, manage library collections, and maintain responsibility of administrative work. This person will plan, manage, and direct the operations, programs, services, and personnel of the Highgate Library and Community Center.
Duties would include, but not be limited to, directing operations of library programs, providing support to the Trustees, working with Trustees to set short and long term goals for the library, and working towards their execution, oversees personnel administration, and advocating on behalf of the library.
The candidate must be an effective manager, have strong communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and be knowledgeable of the workings of libraries. Should possess a Certificate of Public Librarianship or a degree in Library Sciences, or be willing to work towards accreditation. Prefer 5 years of library experience, with at least 2 years in a supervisory capacity. Shall have excellent public speaking, written, and oral communication skills. Will recognize the tremendous opportunities arising in Highgate and work to build partnerships, market the library operations and be responsive to community needs.
Pay is commensurate with qualifications and or formal experience.
Please submit resume, cover letter, and references by Friday July 10 to: Highgate Town Offices, PO Box 189, Highgate VT 05459 c/o Rebecca Howrigan or via email to email@example.com
– Posted June 28, 2020
Our library exists to enrich lives, build community, and foster success by bringing together people, information and ideas. The Library Director position exists to provide leadership, vision, and direct service for the Winooski Memorial Library so as to respond to the needs and interest of patrons while also establishing the Winooski Memorial Library as a center for informational resources, literacy resources, culture, and community gatherings.
Employment applications and resumes can be emailed or sent to our address:
The City of Winooski
Dept. of Human Resources
27 West Allen Street, Winooski VT 05404
– Posted June 16, 2020
The Richards Free Library of Newport NH seeks a dynamic individual to become Assistant Director.
- Responsible for managing the library in the absence of the director.
- Catalogs all materials and maintains library’s OPAC and oversees materials for processing.
- Oversees ILL service including streamlining the ILL procedures and training staff in those procedures.
- Oversees marketing and social media.
- Responsible for purchasing library supplies.
- Compiles monthly statistics and deposits.
- Performs all duties of the circulation desk including assisting patrons with library needs, including: quick reference, detailed research and reader’s advisory assistance, explanation of policies and procedures to the public, room scheduling, ensure the return of materials and troubleshooting computer and equipment issues.
- Trains other staff in library systems, procedures and policies.
- Helps develop and coordinate special projects, programs and grant funding.
- Manages volunteers.
- Performs other duties as assigned.
- Be physically able to perform the essential functions of the job with or without reasonable accommodation.
- Skill in the latest computer technology.
- Ability to adopt and integrate emerging technologies.
- Effective written and oral communication skills.
- Comfort with presenting to groups and teaching classes.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, staff of other libraries, and the public.
- Ability to conduct oneself with tact and courtesy.
- Has a sense of humor and a commitment to customer service.
- Ability to work nights and weekends as scheduled.
- Ability to form relationships that give the library a high profile role in the community.
A Master’s Degree in Library Science from an ALA accredited institution is preferred or a combination of education and experience may be considered.
Status : The position is full time (40 hour week) and non-exempt.
Closing Date: March 31, 2020
To Apply: Please send resumé with cover letter and three references via email to: Andrea Thorpe (firstname.lastname@example.org)
– Posted March 4, 2020
Falmouth Memorial Library Board of Trustees seeks an experienced Library Director who will lead the newly expanded and renovated Library into the future. This is an exciting opportunity for a leader to provide strategic direction, market and advocate for the Library, and build partnerships. If you are an outgoing individual who is action-oriented and ready to make a difference, we would like to hear from you.
Critical skills include:
LEADERSHIP – An experienced leader with the ability to guide and direct the growth and development of the Library.
COMMUNICATION – A skillful communicator who can interact with the community, Library staff, and Board of Trustees to develop and implement strategic goals.
FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT – An executive with financial literacy skills to develop and administer the Library budget to meet short and long-term goals.
The Library Director will demonstrate a commitment to the future of the Library in the following areas:
- Exhibits strong leadership skills as a self-starter and a team player.
- Makes information-driven decisions.
- Maintains effective working relationships with Library staff, the Board, and Town officials.
- Engages Library staff to create a productive and collaborative team environment.
Library Management & Librarianship
- Ensures a balanced program of Library services that benefit the community and encourage Library use and support.
- Directs the development and maintenance of the Library collection of books, periodicals, films, and other Library materials.
- Possesses knowledge of the public library philosophy, principles, and procedures.
- Develops and presents the annual budget to the Board and the Town.
- Evaluates the effectiveness of Library services and directs improvements as necessary.
- Possesses knowledge of library circulation systems and emerging technologies.
- Strategically develops a budget based on long-term needs and resources.
- Successfully manages the Library budget and utilizes resources efficiently.
- Pursues grant funding, gifts, and other new sources of funding.
- Has a clear vision for the future and effectively communicates to staff and aligns resources to meet the strategic plan.
- Oversees the hiring, supervision, training, and development of Library staff and volunteers.
- Annually evaluates the job performance of personnel.
- Directs and oversees the care and maintenance of the Library building and grounds.
- Regularly reviews building needs and advises the Board in planning for future maintenance.
- Demonstrates excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to foster and maintain positive public relations.
- Creates and delivers effective presentations to staff, the Board, patrons, Town Council, and community organizations.
- Master’s degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited program
- Five years of progressively responsible supervisory experience
- Proven library leadership and management experience
Salary range: $70,000-$80,000
Located on scenic Casco Bay, Falmouth, Maine is a coastal community with approximately 11,000 residents. Falmouth Memorial Library originally opened in 1952 to honor its veterans. The Library currently serves a vibrant community and is completing an expansion and renovation project. The renovated Library will have approximately 17,000 sq. feet and plans to re-open in the spring of 2020.
Please submit cover letter, resume, and references by March 13, 2020 to FalmouthLibraryBoard@gmail.com
No Recruiters or Phone Calls Please.
Falmouth Memorial Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.
– Posted February 19, 2020
The Grand Isle Free Library (Vermont) has an opening for Library Director. The Director is responsible for all facets of running the library including but not limited to day-to-day operations, maintaining a welcoming environment, programming, interlibrary loans, input on the annual budget, carrying out policies and working with the Board of Trustees.
The position is part-time – 26 hours per week, 20 of which are open Library time. Salary commensurate with experience/qualifications; benefits provided. Applicants should have a working knowledge of basic public library concepts and resources and possess a Library Science Degree/Vermont Certificate of Librarianship or be in active pursuit of either. Those interested in the position may provide a cover letter and resume by February 14, 2020 to Karen Allen, 1 Hoag Lane, Grand Isle, VT 05458 or by e-mail to email@example.com.
– Updated January 27, 2020