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Monday, May 12, 2014

F/T - Library Director, Millbrook Library (NY)

The Millbrook Free Library is seeking a dynamic leader for the position of Library Director for its active library in a vibrant, rural community.
Minimum Qualifications: Master of Library Science from an ALA-accredited program or equivalent preferred, and three years of progressively responsible library administrative experience, including a broad background in management, administration, operations, fundraising and finance, as well as knowledge of library services, operations and collections. Salary: $50,000+ commensurate with experience.
Performance Knowledge, Skills, Abilities & Characteristics:
· Responsible for administering the safe and efficient operation of Millbrook Free Library, its programs and services, in compliance with all applicable laws, policies and decisions of the Board;
· Oversees continuous development of relevant library materials; responsible for the development of the Library’s adult collections; plans and implements programs and services for patrons of all ages in collaboration with the Children's Librarian;
· Exhibits a high level of administrative and supervisory skills including: recruiting, hiring and training new employees, as well as coordinating the continued training and development of staff members; administering personnel policies; preparing performance evaluations of staff members; record keeping; grant writing and preparing annual budget, and state and local reports;
· Possesses exceptional interpersonal, written and oral communication skills;
· Exercises considerable professional skill, initiative and good judgment, as well as the ability to establish effective working relationships with staff, volunteers, patrons, the public and the Board to promote the library as an integral and vital component of the community;
· Requires strong computer skills; knowledge of database, spreadsheet and word processing software, as well as familiarity with current and emerging technologies and their application in a library setting.
Submit letter outlining qualifications, resume and 3 reference letters no later than May 30, 2014 to: Kerry B. Weller; President, Board of Trustees, Millbrook Free Library; PO Box 286, Millbrook, NY 12545 or email to