Library System Director – Clinton-Essex-Franklin (Plattsburgh, NY)

The Clinton-Essex-Franklin Library System (CEFLS) seeks a visionary and innovative leader responsive to member library and community needs, and skilled in focusing the efforts of a talented staff to be its Director.  CEFLS consists of 33 libraries covering Clinton, Essex, and Franklin Counties in New York State.  With a $1.26 million budget and 14 CEFLS staff, CEFLS is a library-member focused organization with a mission to provide collaborative services that strengthen these libraries.  CEFLS’s comfortable headquarters is located in the downtown cultural center in Plattsburgh, New York.


The area offers a vibrant blend of outdoor activities, safe and affordable communities, and easy access to the advantages of larger cities where both cultural and unique activities abound.  Nestled between Montreal and Burlington, Vermont the area offers numerous opportunities for year-round recreation.  The mixture of recreation, cultural, and educational opportunities with four colleges in the area, good local schools, and one of the lowest cost of living in the state make this a great place to live. 


The System Director, under the general direction of the Board of Trustees, is responsible for the administration of System operations. The Director takes a leadership role, assists public libraries in northern New York State to achieve new levels of innovation and resource sharing, supervises the department managers, and works with the Board, staff, and library directors to align the System services with the member libraries’ needs and priorities.  The director sets the tone for public library services in the three county area.


Send resume to by March 23, 2018.  Further information is available at

Minimum Education

Masters Degree in Library Science

Must hold, or be eligible to receive, a public librarian’s professional certificate

 Minimum Experience

8+ Years


$85,000 – $100,000

(Yearly Salary)


This is a New York State Civil Service position.