Library Director, Southborough Public Library, Southborough MA

Institution:    Southborough, MA, Public Library
Job:    Library Director

Duties/Description:    The position requires a dynamic, detail-oriented, customer-focused librarian responsible for overseeing all library operations including developing, advocating for, and managing an annual budget of $400,000;payroll and purchasing; supervision of a staff of 5 full-time and 5 part-time employees, program design and evaluation, and building/grounds maintenance.  The director must be committed to increasing library patronage through programming, collection development, and maintaining the Library's welcoming environment.  Director reports to six-member board of elected Library Trustees and works closely with Friends and volunteers.  

Qualifications: The ideal candidate is innovative, a creative problem-solver, an early adopter of new technology, and comfortable interacting with town officials. Excellent budgeting, oral and written communication, and interpersonal skills required.  Demonstrated grant writing ability and experience with library renovations /expansion preferred. ALA-accredited MLS degree required; three- to five-years of progressively responsible experience in professional library work, including three years of administrative and supervisory responsibility at a public library recommended. Candidates must be fully competent in Microsoft Office and Web site management.

Salary range: $58,893 - $78,296

Closing Date: Until suitable candidate found

  Letter of application and resume to Be prepared to supply three professional references. 

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