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Library Director

The Fallsburg Library Board of Trustees seek a creative and enthusiastic Library Director with a commitment to the community to oversee all activities and operations of the library, including a likely building renovation. The Fallsburg Library is a school district public library serving the 10,000+ residents of the diverse Fallsburg Central School District community.

Essential Responsibilities:
Staff and Operations:
- Supervise all library services, operations, staff, facilities, and programs
- Select, train, and evaluate personnel - according to Civil Service guidelines - to maintain a strong team environment
- Develop and maintain the library’s physical and e-collections in accordance with collection policies and best practices
- Control expenditures of funds and maintain accurate financial records
- Prepare and distribute public relations and marketing materials
- Prepare annual reports to the state and the community

Board Trustees:
- Work with the Board in ongoing planning to identify and meet community needs
- Make policy recommendations to the Board and implement adopted policies
- Prepare annual budget recommendations for Board approval

Essential Traits:
- Ability to create a warm and welcoming atmosphere for staff and library patrons
- Good written and oral communication skills
- Ability to build relationships with diverse stakeholders
- Knowledge of current trends and developments in the library profession
- Proficiency with computers, library software, Internet and digital communications

Full Civil Service job description can be found here: https://sullivan-portal.mycivilservice.com/default/showdesc/Library%20Di...

Salary and Benefits:
Salary range of $61,000-$67,000 based upon experience. Membership in NYS Retirement system, health insurance coverage, paid holidays, and generous PTO included, as well as optional employee funded membership in Aflac and NYS Deferred Comp plans.

Minimum Qualifications:
This is a Civil Service position. Candidates must meet these minimum qualifications at the time of provisional appointment: Possession of a Master’s Degree in Library Science (MLS), Master of Science in Information Science (MSIS) or other graduate library degree from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable educational practices AND two (2) years of professional library experience in a library of recognized standing, such experience shall have been in an administrative or supervisory capacity. Experience must have been attained after either: receipt of the certification; or receipt of a Master’s Degree from a library school that is accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the New York State Education Department as following acceptable educational practices; and a possession of a valid New York State Librarian’s Professional Certificate.

Please note, for permanent appointment candidates must be reachable on the Sullivan County Library Director I list and pass a 6 month minimum probationary period.

To apply: Please send resume and three (3) references to:
Fallsburg Library
Attn: Board President Laurie Burke-Deutsch
PO Box 730
South Fallsburg, NY 12779
Or via email: msbulhs2@gmail.com
Applications will begin to be reviewed October 29, 2021 but will continue to be accepted until position is filled.

County: 
Sullivan
Town: 
Fallsburg NY
Part/Full: 
Full Time (30 + hrs)