Director, Cragsmoor Free Library

Cragsmoor, Ulster County NY
Posted 3 weeks ago

The Cragsmoor Free Library is a small association library on the Shawangunk Ridge in Ulster County, NY.  The Library is seeking an energetic part-time Director who will play an integral role in ensuring that the Library continues to meet the community’s needs.  The successful candidate will be an active partner with the Library’s Board in setting and implementing strategy, policies, and decisions.  

Primary Responsibilities

The Library Director must balance the management of a not-for-profit organization with the more personal and social needs of its patrons.   

Library Management

  • Provide Library patrons with direction and advice, information on research and reading, both print and digital
  • Check materials into and out of the Library and through the Integrated Library System software
  • Manage the acquisition and deaccession of the Library’s collection
  • Supervise staff, both employees and volunteers
  • Ensure adherence to all Library policies
  • Maintain the inventory of supplies
  • Maintain the Library’s property, including computers in good condition
  • Develop appropriate programs, events and activities in the Library

Relationship Management

  • Local Community 
    • Convey feedback from the community to the Board
    • Write Director’s report for the monthly Newsletter
    • Forward Board-authorized communications to patrons
    • Attend as many Library events as possible
  • The Library Board of Trustees
    • Act in concert with the Board of Trustees 
    • Prepare Director’s report and present at Board meetings which fall on the morning of the second Sunday of the month 
    • Attend and present Director’s report at the annual meeting of the Library Association, 
    • Assist in preparation of all required reports
  • Ramapo Catskill Library Services (RCLS)
    • Function as primary interface between RCLS and the Board of Trustees
    • Attend RCLS’ monthly Directors’ Association meetings and other RCLS meetings as necessary and pertinent
    • Prepare and submit to RCLS relevant sections of the Annual Report required by New York State

Required Skill Sets

  • Knowledge of traditional Library operations • Manage the Library’s budget
  • Computer Skills:
    • Fluent with both Apple and PC
    • Familiar with internet navigation and email
    • Proficient with Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Demonstrable written and oral communication skills


• Minimum requirement is a high school diploma or equivalent and relevant experience.  Bachelor’s degree or higher is a plus.

Preferred Skills and Accomplishments

  • Familiarity with SEAL and Blue Cloud Analytics • Experience managing employee/volunteer staff
  • Experience with Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint


• The Library is open 23 hours a week across 4 days a week.  Since the Library is sometimes staffed with part-time employees and volunteers, there can be flexibility in arranging schedules.  Accommodation to work remotely may be granted upon request.  


• Annual salary range:  $30,000 to $40,000 depending upon experience and the degree to which the candidate matches the above profile.

Please submit your letter of interest in this position, together with your resume, to the Cragsmoor Free Library,, by June 1, 2024.

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