Library Director, West Warwick Public Library, West Warwick RI

The Board of the West Warwick Public Library seeks a skillful leader and manager to direct its operations in challenging times. The library serves a diverse population of 30,000 in West Warwick, and a larger clientele in Kent County and the State of Rhode Island through its unique programs as well as its membership in the statewide consortium, Ocean State Libraries.


The library director is responsible for administration and management of the library, including development and implementation of the budget, collection development, personnel, building and grounds maintenance, and all services and programs.


Our ideal candidate can speak and write effectively, and has familiarity with the following: issues and trends in the library profession; concepts and methods of financial, personnel and public relations management; library automation and the digital world; grant writing and fundraising. We seek someone with the ability to formulate and implement plans for library staffing, services and programs, and to establish and maintain effective working relations with the public, the Library Board, and the staff.


Minimum qualifications: American Library Association-accredited Master's Degree in Library/Information Science. Five years of public library experience in positions of increasing responsibility, including management.


Salary is negotiable and will be commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.


Please send letter of application, resume, and three references by March 21, 2014 to:

Nathan Shapiro, Chair

Board of Trustees

West Warwick Public Library

1043 Main Street

West Warwick, RI 02893

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