The New Salem Public Library Trustees are seeking applications for a Library Director who will be responsible for curating a library that welcomes everyone, inspires a love of reading and learning, and connects people with engaging programs and resources.
The New Salem Public Library is our community cultural center. It is a place where we gather for learning, creating projects, reading aloud to groups as well as our main resource center. The Library Director will play a major role in our community, and we seek a special individual to deliver exceptional service to our residents. This is an ideal role for someone who is excited by the unique position of libraries in a modern era, and is interested in part-time, community-based work creating important programming and services for all ages in a recently renovated facility.
- Managing a part-time staff of three, our candidate will be responsible for the following duties: (Please go to newsalemlibrary.org for a complete job description and overview of the library)
- Maintaining and securing the collection, purchasing materials for the library, keeping current with patrons and media sources for new acquisitions, and weeding regularly.
- Initiating programming, including children’s reading programs, holiday events, and educational events that enrich the community at all age levels.
- Communicating with and supporting the Friends of the Library group.
- Overseeing the maintenance of the building and the physical appearance of the library, and arranging for needed services with contractors and service technicians.
- Providing professional assistance to the Trustees in developing library policies covering all aspects of library service, administration, and maintenance.
- Considerable knowledge of the methods of library administration and management: including personnel, planning, collection development, programming, public relations, and budgeting.
- Adaptability, initiative, tact, courtesy, and good judgment.
- Work is performed under typical office and library conditions; work environment is moderately quiet; regular schedule requires evening and weekend work.
- Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of library experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
- Professional or Subprofessional Certificate of Librarianship from the MBLC or agreement to complete the work for this in the first 5 years of employment.
- Certificate of Special Training in Basic Library Techniques from the MBLC or agreement to complete the work for this in the first 5 years of employment.
- Candidate must complete a CORI inquiry.
This a 19 hour per week position at a $24 hourly rate. Prorated vacation, sick time and holidays.
How to Apply
The candidate will be responsible for submitting a letter of interest and a resume to the Board of Trustees for consideration by May 16, 2022. Please email resume and cover to email@example.com or mail to New Salem Public Library Attention Sue Dunbar 23 S. Main St. New Salem, MA 01355
– Posted 5/3/22