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Job Posting – Director, Watervliet Public Library

The Watervliet Public Library is seeking an energetic and creative leader with a strong commitment to public library service for the position of Library Director.

A municipal public library serving a user population of approximately 10,000, the Watervliet Public Library is governed by a five-member board of trustees. The Library recently opened a fully renovated and expanded 3,700 sf facility that boasts a dedicated space for youth collections and services, an adult reading room, and a digital learning center.  Library circulation, visits, and program attendance have all significantly increased as the result of the new facility.  Building on that success, the community recently voted to substantially increase annual funding for library services.  The Board is looking for a Director to continue this growth and maximize the positive impact the library has in the community.

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and holds primary responsibility for the operation and management of the Library. Duties include collection, service, and program planning and management; budget management; supervision of staff and volunteers; public relations and community outreach; fund raising; and grant writing.

The position is scheduled to work 35 hours per week, with predominantly weekday hours and occasional Saturday hours to support library programs and events.  The position requires an MLS or MLIS from an ALA-accredited university AND some post-MLS experience managing a public library or major library services.  The ideal candidate will demonstrate flexibility, excellent communication skills, familiarity with current library technologies, and a positive and professional attitude.  Demonstrated experience in library collection and program development, staff and volunteer supervision, budgeting, and facility management is also highly desirable.  Fund-raising and grant writing experience will be considered a plus.  The Library Director’s annual salary will be $40,000 – $45,000 based on the selected candidate’s skills and experience.

To apply please e-mail a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references to wtvtsearch@watervlietpubliclibrary.org.

Review of applications will begin on Wednesday 9/6/17 and will continue until the position is filled.

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