Library Director

Putnam Valley NY
Posted 4 weeks ago

Putnam Valley Library, an association library serving a semi-rural community of 12,000 individuals in Putnam Valley, NY, seeks a creative and dynamic Library Director with a passion for community service to oversee all activities and operations of the library.

Essential Responsibilities: 

Staff and Operations:

·     Supervise all library services, operations, staff, facilities, and programs

·     Select, train, and evaluate personnel to maintain a strong team environment

·     Develop and maintain the library’s collection in accordance with collection policies and best practices

·     Control expenditures of funds and maintain accurate financial records

·     Supervise the purchase and maintenance of technology to enhance library services

·     Prepare and distribute public relations and marketing materials

·     Prepare annual reports to the state and the community

·     Work on grant writing and facilitate grant award funding

Board of 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

·     A commitment to social justice and fostering an equitable community

·     Knowledge of current trends and developments in the library profession

·     Proficiency with computers, library software, internet and digital communications

Minimum Qualifications: A master’s degree in Library and Information Science from an ALA-accredited program and experience in library administration. Salary: $63K-$68K. The position includes generous PTO and paid holidays. To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to: 

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