Library Director

Full-Time
Metuchen NJ, Middlesex County NJ
Posted 1 month ago

Library Director, Metuchen Public Library
The Board of Trustees seeks an experienced and dynamic leader to serve as its next Library
Director.

Metuchen Public Library is at the heart of our 15,000-person community and enjoys Boroughwide community engagement. The library offers diverse and inclusive programs, services, an
experienced staff, and provides a welcoming public space where community groups meet, local
artists perform and display their work, and access is available to all. Metuchen, the 2.5 squaremile “Brainy Borough,” is known for its rich history, cultural arts and thriving downtown,
recently receiving the 2023 Great American Main Street Award. Residents also enjoy easy
access to New York City and The Middlesex Greenway. Nearby, in New Brunswick, Rutgers
University offers higher educational and cultural opportunities.

Responsibilities: The Director will work with 5 full-time and 11 part-time employees, and a $1
million budget to ensure full access to all library resources. The Director is responsible for
administration of the staff, facility, finances, planning, policies, programming, fundraising, and
all public relations for the library, as well as fostering relationships with community partners,
Borough government and all stakeholders. Key initiatives include library upgrades and capital
improvements for the facility which requires a leader able to guide various professionals and
staff toward successful outcomes.

Qualifications: A minimum of three years of relevant, successful leadership experience, and an
ALA-accredited Masters Degree in Library and Information Science is required. A new Director,
currently living outside of NJ will have 1 year to move to NJ. The ideal candidate will possess
excellent interpersonal and communication skills, a proven track record of project
management, a collaborative outlook, and the ability to effectively lead and develop library
staff, knowledge of best practices and trends in library technologies, and experience with
community engagement and partnership development. The Director must also embrace and
promote diversity and inclusivity among staff and patrons.

Compensation and Benefits: The salary is $85,000 to $93,000 (commensurate with
qualifications and experience) for this full-time position with an excellent benefit package.
For consideration in confidence, please email your PDF cover letter, resume and three
references to librarydirectorsearch@gmail.com Questions and inquiries may be addressed to
Alan or Leslie Burger of Library Development Solutions, alanburger@librarydevelopment.com.
The Metuchen Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer, located at 480 Middlesex Ave,
Metuchen, NJ 08840. Review of applications and interviews will begin immediately until the
position is filled. Only candidates selected for interviews will be notified. Employment is
contingent upon a successful background and reference check.

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