Library Director

Position Type: Professional

Library Type: Public


The Board of Trustees is seeking a Library Director who will build upon the Library's accomplishments and establish new programming that is innovative, creative and responsive to the needs of the community. The Board seeks applications from individuals who are familiar with and can demonstrate the American Library Association's Statement of Core Competencies and Maine Library Association's Public Library Standards, with particular reference to the Management competencies and standards.

The Board seeks applications from individuals who demonstrate the following: - Masters degree in Library Science from an accredited institution - Minimum of five years full-time employment, two in a supervisory position - Experience creating a budget, presenting and defending it to the town's citizens and officials, and implementing the approved budget - Strong background and skills in a broad range of current library technologies - Demonstrated record of innovative library programming and outreach - Strong written and verbal communication skills - a 'can do' leadership philosophy that is both cooperative and inclusive - Knowledge of fundraising techniques, including grant sources (preference for a record of successful receipt of grant funds) - Documented success in collaborative endeavors with community stakeholders - Establishment of a warm, friendly atmosphere that welcomes diversity in all ways - Sense of humor combined with customer service attitude and skills