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Job Posting – Library Director, Poestenkill Library

Due to the retirement of the current director, the Poestenkill Library is looking for a new director. Nestled in the rural, rolling countryside of Rensselaer County (population 4,530), this association library is a valued community resource actively supported by its patrons and the town. Reporting to the library’s Board of Trustees and supported by the Friends of Poestenkill Library, the Library Director develops library policies, monitors library services, develops and manages the annual budget of $91,920, creates public relations materials and programming, supervises staff and volunteers, oversees the physical plant, and stays informed of developments in library management.

Responsibilities:

  • Management of all library services, including circulation (18,808 in 2020), operations and activities consistent with library policies and NYS law
  • Supervision and development of support staff and volunteers
  • Development and evaluation of all library programming
  • Budget preparation in collaboration with the Board, recommendation of policies and goals, and regular communication with the Library Board of Trustees

Qualifications:

  • Minimum
    • Two academic years of study at an approved college or university
    • Experience with community outreach or related community work
  • Preferred
    • Bachelor’s degree
    • Experience with administration of a library

Employment Type/Salary

  • Part-time–Approximately 20 hours/week with some flexibility based on current library activities
  • $22,500

A full job description and more information about the Poestenkill Library is available on the library website. A letter of interest along with a resume and the names and contact information for three professional references may be emailed to searchcommittee@poestenkilllibrary.org. The deadline for submission is May 30, 2021.

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