Library Director, Town of Great Barrington, Great Barrington MA

Creative and resourceful individual, with a strong public-service orientation, needed to serve as a full time Library Director for the Town of Great Barrington. Responsible for the planning and operations of Mason Library and Ramsdell Library.  The Library Director reports to the Town Manager and is responsible for overseeing a staff of 13 full and part-time personnel and managing a budget of over $400,000. 


Commitment to library excellence, experience in expanding library materials and technology, eagerness to initiate and administer community and cultural programs is expected.   The Library Director advises and collaborates with a six-person elected Library Board of Trustees, provides expertise in library management, development and fundraising and is responsible for the implementation of plans, policies and priorities established by the Library Board of Trustees.


Candidates should have a thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library work, have significant experience in the organization and management of library operations, including personnel administration, public relations, fund-raising and finance skills and demonstrated ability for leadership, creative problem solving and innovation.


A  Master's Degree in library science and 5 years of senior-level experience is preferred. Candidates should be comfortable in PC environment, able to use Microsoft Office, Excel, Google Drive and Google Docs and Facebook. Full benefit package and salary range between $53 - $58K.  DOQ.  Email application, resume and work references to: or mail it to Jennifer Tabakin, Town Manager, 334 Main Street, Great Barrington, MA 01230 by December 2, 2013. Employment application may be obtained @  

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