Library Director, Meekins Library, Williamsburg MA

The Board of Trustees of the Williamsburg MA Libraries is seeking a dynamic, patron-focused, detail-oriented, librarian to be the next Director of the Libraries.

Williamsburg Massachusetts, pop. 2500, is located in the Pioneer Valley and is  gateway to the Hilltowns.  As an ALA 4Star Library, the Meekins Library and its Haydenville branch welcome 49,500 visitors each year and circulate 98,151 items.  The Libraries sponsor over 200 programs a year including Reading to Dogs, a performing arts series, community lectures and readings, and revolving art shows.  The Meekins also serves as the school library for the Willliamsburg elementary school, working with teachers on curriculum and materials and welcoming all the classes to the library regularly to develop their literacy, critical thinking and research skills.

The Director supervises a staff of 3 along with 40 volunteers and is the voice of the Library to Town Boards and community groups, advocating for the Library and, with the Trustees, developing long range funding sources and strategies.

The successful candidate for this position will have a minimum of four years library experience with demonstrated leadership qualities and experience leading and mentoring staff, working collaboratively with a broad range of constituents, comfort interacting with town officials and strong budgeting, interpersonal and communication skills.   An MLS is desirable.  The position is full time, (37.5 hrs/week), salary range, $40,000 - $45,000.

To apply email letter of application, resume and names of three references to: williamsburg.trustees@gmail.com
Applications due by March 31, 2014.

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