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The Community Library in Cobleskill, NY seeks a director due to an upcoming retirement. The anticipated start date is October 1, 2010. The population served by The Community Library is approximately 13,500 with a circulation of 46,300 and a holding of 31,300 items. The staff includes the director and 3 FTE with a budget of $247,350. The library is a part of the Mohawk Valley Library System in upstate NY.

The library director is responsible for the operational management and supervision of all areas and aspects of the Library and reports to the Board of Trustees. The salary range is $38,500-$48,500 commensurate with experience. The benefit package includes NYS retirement system membership. The applicant must have a Master’s Degree in Library Science from a school accredited by the American Library Association or recognized by the NYS Education Department as well as NYS Public Library Certification, demonstrate the ability to work with the automated system, and possess a background in existing and emerging technology. He/She will also be required to pass a NYS civil service examination for Library Director.

Interested applicants, please submit a letter of interest which includes your primary area of expertise and the specific contributions you would make, as well as a detailed resume and three professional references. The deadline for applications is September 3, 2010. Send to: Personnel Committee, The Community Library, PO Box 219, Cobleskill, NY 12043. No phone inquiries.

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