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Library Director, Kingston Public Library (Kingston)

Do you have what the Kingston Public Library is looking for in their Library Director? Does your Master’s Degree and 3+ years in a library supervisory role or management experience make you the candidate who can develop and implement a library service strategic plan including library technology effectively? Are you ready to lead, mentor, and develop the 9 employee library team? If this role is calling out to you  and you want to learn more about everything Kingston can offer (beyond the great benefits package, including medical insurance, PTO, and retirement) than come check out the full job posting and application instructions at The Town of Kingston Employment Opportunities website.

These are just a few of the essential functions you'll be responsible for:

Plans and oversees the operation of the library including the development of library policies, maintenance of patron accounts, responding to patron reference questions, circulation of books and materials, management of the library's web site, cataloging, technology updates, programs and related services and the application of measures used to monitor service accomplishments against recognized library service standards.

Responsible for the development and implementation of library service strategic plan to effectively meet the present and future needs of the community. Studies community and area trends and evaluates their relation to the library. Studies and evaluates trends in public library services and emerging technologies and incorporates them into library service plan as appropriate. Prepares and submits the Library's long range plans to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners, which are a requirement for grant eligibility.

Oversees management of services to adults, teens, and children, provides direction to professional librarians in those departments.

Ensures that the library meets financial and non-financial requirements for State certification and advises Town on those requirements. Maintains records and statistics for reporting on standards. Prepares annual reports to the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners to ensure certification and the receipt of State Aid.

Writes, oversees, and assists staff with grant applications to secure additional funding for introducing innovative services and updating library facilities, services, and technology.

Advises, consults, and confers with the Library Board of Trustees, other library officials (at State and local level), citizens, and community groups regarding library services and operations.

Interested?  Come learn more:


Minimum of a Master's Degree in Library Science from an ALA-accredited school; a minimum of five to seven (5-7) years of progressive library management/administrative experience including library technology preferably in a municipal library setting, including a minimum of three (3) years in a supervisory or management capacity; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Must possess or have the ability to obtain a Certificate of Librarianship from the Massachusetts State Board of Library Commissioners. As a condition of employment, the employee must complete a CORI examination.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




Annual salary range $60,357 - $97,812 - education and experience specific

Closing Date

How to Apply

Application Procedure:
Qualified applicants should complete the Town of Kingston employment application found on the Town website under Human Resources and submit their résumé. Please include a cover letter with salary expectations. Application materials can be emailed to, mailed to the Town of Kingston Town House Attn: Human Resources or hand delivered. The Town of Kingston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis.


2020-02-06 |  Quick link to this job