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Director of the Newton Free Library, Newton Free Library (Newton)

The Newton Free Library serves a dynamic, library-loving community making us one of the most active libraries in the state in terms of visits, borrowing, program offerings and items added annually to our collections. A dedicated team of more than 120 staff members and 800 volunteers make our library a "jewel of the city." Come join our dynamic team and committed community!

The Director of the Newton Free Library works under the general direction of the Library Board of Trustees, working closely with the Mayor and the Executive Team, the Library Director will provide leadership for the library system by directing and managing all operations of the Newton Library system; by performing highly professional, administrative, and supervisory work in directing the activities and operations of the Library and in overseeing all library services and resources. This work is accomplished by anticipating, discovering and working to meet the information and library needs of all patrons; planning and formulating services and policies; directing, training and supervising staff for optimum service; acquiring, maintaining and creating access to collections of print, digital technology, media, and any other forms of information and cultural materials which meet the needs of the library’s patrons; performing all other related work as required.

Qualifications

Master of Science in Library and Information Science from an A.L.A. accredited institution, and ten years of relevant library experience, including five years of administrative and supervisory experience, or any equivalent combination of experience and education.  Broad knowledge of advanced professional library science, personnel administration and technology management and the operation of state-of-the-art library equipment. Excellent public speaking skills and public relations skills. Strong financial management skills. A strong commitment to public service required.

Full/Part Time

Full Time

Education

MLS/Masters

Salary

Grade H13, FY20 range: $110,434 - $128,109 annually plus excellent benefits

Closing Date

9-27-19

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should apply using the City’s online Employment Website at https://cityofnewton.hyrell.com. Deadline to apply is Friday, September 27, 2019.

Please see the City's Employment Website for additional details regarding essential functions and minimum applicant requirements.

The City of Newton is an Equal Opportunity Employer that recruits and hires qualified candidates without regard to race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, disability, veteran status or any other protected status. Posted August 29, 2019.

Posted

2019-08-29 |  Quick link to this job