Library Director

Position Type: Non-MLS

Library Type: Public

Description

This is professional work in directing the public library and involves planning, organizing, directing, and coordinating all activities of the library.

Responsibilities

  • Discharge the policy of the Board, assisting them with long-range planning and technical requirements
  • Oversee general operations of adult, young adult and childrens' library
  • Recruit and supervise employees and volunteers
  • Develop and maintain annual program of services and events
  • Maintain, update and establish library procedures
  • Establish, maintain and update library policies
  • Serve as liason to the community and respond to its changing needs
  • Promote the use of library services
  • Select books, materials and equipment, based on the Collection Development policy
  • Maintain state, district and other professional affiliations
  • Maintain contact with local libraries and other types of groups for the betterment of the library and its services
  • Attend and submit reports at Trustee meetings
  • Prepare reports for State as necessary
  • Inform Trustees and volunteers of library legislation at the State and Local level

Standards of Performance

A written evaluation is done yearly by the Board of Trustees for the Town's Board of Selectman.

Job Requirements

  • Graduation from high school; 2-4 years of college preferred, supplemented by experience in library work

Special Requirements

Must be able to obtain a Grade i Certificate as issued by the Maine Library Association