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Library Director, Randall Library (Stow)

The Randall Library in Stow, MA seeks a Library Director to manage all aspects of library operations. This position is full-time at 37.5 hours/week commencing September 1st.

The Randall Library is an active community resource serving a population of about 7,300. The Library strives to adapt to the changing needs of our community. The Library Director, in coordination with library staff, develops numerous programs for children, teens, adults and seniors. Under the direction of the Library Trustees, the Director develops and monitors the annual budget. Additional duties include assisting patrons with reference, technology, and readers’ advisory questions, overseeing the library’s website and social media presence, supervising a staff of five part-time employees, working with the town accountant to complete payroll, managing the facility, and maintaining the library’s warm and welcoming atmosphere.

The Director reports to the Randall Library Board of Trustees and works closely with various town boards and departments.

• attends all Board meetings as an ex officio member, prepares reports, raises policy issues & implements Board policies
• prepares an annual report and long-range plans
• develops plans to meet the changing needs of the community
• evaluates and reports on the effectiveness of services and programs
• maintains compliance with Mass. Board of Library Commissioners standards and submits required reports
• develops and monitors the annual budget
• manages payroll and expenses, including building maintenance expenses
• recruits, hires, dismisses, schedules, supervises and trains library staff
• reviews and updates job descriptions as needed
• holds regular staff meetings, encouraging staff initiative
• creates a harmonious environment for staff and patrons
• conducts annual written employee performance evaluations
• promotes the library’s collections, services and programs through print, email, website, and social media
• develops and maintains the library’s collections with staff assistance, including selection, acquisition and processing of library materials
• develops and promotes the library’s “collection of things”
• establishes and maintains effective working relationships with the general public, town departments, community groups and schools
• addresses patron complaints courteously and effectively
• conducts surveys or questionnaires of public opinion on library matters
• oversees all aspects of the building’s furnishings and equipment
• supervises maintenance and repair by town employees and contracted services
• schedules use of the library by community organizations
• works closely with the Friends of Randall Library to support programs and services
• submits grant applications
• works with library-related trusts in support of programs and reference materials


Preferred qualifications:
• MLS or equivalent degree
• 3-5 years of managerial experience
• demonstrated ability to forge effective relationships with other departments and community organizations
• experience working in public libraries
• excellent communication skills
• a passion for working with people of all ages

Full/Part Time

Full Time




Starting salary range: $58,771 - $66,116, depending on experience

Closing Date

August 31, 2019 or until position is filled

How to Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to the Search Committee at:

The Town of Stow is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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