Library Director, Uxbridge Free Public Library, Uxbridge MA

Mission:
The Uxbridge Free Public Library will provide facilities, materials, services and programs that foster lifelong learning and a welcoming environment for community interaction enhanced by staff members dedicated to this vision and possessed of compassion, a cooperative spirit and strong communication and interpersonal skills.

Qualifications:
• Masters Degree in Library Science or Master of Science in Library and Information Science from an ALA accredited school with Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners certification and five years of progressively responsible library experience preferred.
• Demonstrates excellent verbal and written communication skills
• Demonstrates knowledge of collection development and maintenance, library practices, procedures and technology
• Demonstrates an ability to organize, maintain, and administer a complex operating budget for a library system
• Demonstrates effective working relationships with Trustees, staff, patrons, officials of other local departments and the general public
• Demonstrates proficiency in the procedures and practices of professional library administration and the organization and management of its operations.
• Demonstrates knowledge of automated information data and retrieval systems: WORD, EXCEL, LAN, HTML, Internet and PowerPoint

Reports to:
The President of the Library Board of Trustees

Responsibilities:
Planning and Policy-making
• Collaborates with the Board to Develop goals and objectives for long and short-range plans for the library
• Collaborates with the Board to develop library policies, programs, and procedures.
• Plans, directs, and supervises development and preservation of the town library local history archives collection; including inventory, appraisals and insurance, in cooperation with the local historical society and Historical Commission

Fiscal management
• Develops, prepares, and recommends to the Board, Town Boards, and Town Meeting and administers, the annual operating budget, and capital outlay programs based on the established goals and related performance data.
• Develops and justifies the library budget, including payroll, monthly bills, statistics and revolving accounts
• Selects quality and cost-effective vendors, contractors and others to provides services and products
• Administers grants and foundation funds according to specified guidelines and files all indicated reports within specified time-fames.

Property Management
• Manages the physical plant, as well as the preventative maintenance program, to ensure proper maintenance and utilization of the library.
• Maintains a Disaster and Evacuation Plan.

Personnel Management
• Manages the staff and coordinates staff functions in accordance with established goals and philosophy of the library mission.
• Develops and coordinates volunteer services.
• May serve as reference librarian and fill in at circulation desk as necessary

Library Service and Operations
• Responsible for and supervises the selection, acquisition and culling of library materials.
• Supervises the utilization and maintenance of technology to deliver, monitor and enhance library service.
• Maintains the Library website.
• Analyzes library operations, summarizes service developments and progress in achieving core objectives to provide the Board with the information necessary for sound decision making and fiscal responsibility.
• Reports on current library trends as they may relate to local library services and operations.

Communication
• Attends and participates in all Board meetings and advises Trustees of programs, services, facility, planning, personnel and policy matters requiring consideration/action, as well as any changes in library services, programs, and collection.
• Expands community outreach through a variety of means including but not limited to: library-school partnerships, addressing community groups, and identifying ways to serve patrons outside of the library building

Physical Requirements:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Tasks require the ability to exert light physical effort in carrying and shelving books, and in performing other typical library functions. The employee must regularly lift and/or move material weighing up to 35lbs. May be required to push or pull book trucks weighing up to 150 pounds. Vision and hearing at, or correctable to, normal ranges is necessary. Depth, color, peripheral, and distance vision routinely required.

Please send a cover leter and resume to mefco@verizon.net.

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