Job Posting – Library Director, Frothingham Free Library, Fonda

The Frothingham Free Library, a small, rural library located in the Mohawk Valley in Fonda, New York, seeks a creative, energetic individual who enjoys community involvement for the position of Library Director. 

Serving a user population of approximately 7,000, the Frothingham Free Library is a member of the Mohawk Valley Library System.  The library is located on the main street of this village and is an important part of the community life.  The Board of Trustees is looking for a Director to not only increase the Library’s involvement in the community, but also the community’s involvement in the library.  

The Library Director reports to the Board of Trustees and has the primary responsibility for the operation and management of the library. Along with regular customer service responsibilities, other duties include collection, service and program planning and management; budget management; supervision of staff and volunteers; public relations and community outreach; fundraising and grant writing. 

The position is scheduled to work 26 hours per week with a schedule that supports the library’s services, programs and events.  The position requires a bachelor’s degree, and the ideal candidate will demonstrate flexibility, excellent communications skills, strong technology skills and an appreciation for the importance of public library service in a small community. Demonstrated experience in library service, staff and volunteer supervision, budgeting, and facility management will also be highly desirable, along with experience in grant writing and fundraising.  The annual salary is based on the selected candidate’s skills and experience. 

To apply, please send a cover letter, resume, and the name and contact information for three professional references to

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until August 30th, or until the job is filled. 

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