Library Director, Sharon Public Library, Sharon MA

Institution Type; Public Library
Job Type: Full Time
Institution: Sharon Public Library
Location: Southeastern
Title: Library Director

The Sharon Public Library is located south of Boston, halfway to Providence, RI. with ready access to Rtes. 95, 495 & 93. Sharon is a very diverse commuter town with a top rated school system and a population of almost 18,000. The Director manages a staff of 20, plus volunteers and an operating budget of approximately $900,000. The library meets all State Aid requirements and has never had a fiscal dilemma.

The Trustees of the Sharon Public Library are seeking an energetic, personable, forward-looking, collaborative, patron driven Library Director. The ideal candidate will have experience in the area of library needs assessment, grant writing, and will have proven managerial skills. The candidate must demonstrate a strong commitment to public service, and a thorough knowledge of professional library principles, methods, practices, and programs.

The Library Director is responsible for the overall management of the library and its program services including but not limited to, budget development, financial management, overseeing facility operations, managing the staff, goal setting, developing and administering library policies and procedures, and working closely with the Board of Library Trustees. Full Job Description will be sent to all applicants.

MLS from an ALA-accredited school and MBLC certified with a minimum of five years of progressive managerial experience (public library preferred), excellent oral and written communication skills ability to use Microsoft Office and strong record of personnel management.

Salary range: $67,000 - $77,500, with a starting salary depending on qualifications and experience.
Closing Date: May 30,2013

Please send cover letter, resume, and the names of at least three current professional references to Robert Levin, Trustee Chair by email to: or by mail to Sharon Public Library BOT, % Robert Levin, PO Box 103, Sharon, MA 02067-0103

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