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Library Director, Kingston Public Library (Kingston)

What an amazing opportunity to be part of the Kingston Team!  You and your 5+ years of progressive library management experience including library technology and the grant funding process will be welcome for this leadership position.

You will be inspired each day as you oversee the operation of the library including developing library policies, implementation of the service strategic plan, ensuring the library meets financial and non-financial requirements, and preparing for the future needs of the community.

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Recommended Minimum Qualifications: Education and Experience:  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.

Special Requirements:  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.

Knowledge, Abilities and Skill

Knowledge:  Thorough knowledge of the principles and practices of professional library services and the organization and management of library operations as well as information technology practices and/or emerging technologies in support of library administrative, technology and reference functions. Knowledge of administrative and supervisory practices and techniques including budgetary, accounting and personnel management practices as well as facilities management. Basic knowledge of Town government. Knowledge in the management of special collections is desirable. Knowledge of Massachusetts and municipal ethics laws, budgetary processes and open meeting regulations is desirable.

Abilities:  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with department staff, other town departments, the Board of Library Trustees and the Massachusetts Board of Library Commissioners; ability to manage library operations, implement policies and programs, communicate effectively in writing and orally to large groups. Ability to work with specialists to manage areas of the library such as the facility, special collections, IT, web sites and social media.

Skills: Skill in leadership, motivation, ethics, public service, building relationships, customer service, and developing programs and services to meet the literacy and learning needs of the community. Proficient organization and planning skills as well as a broad interest in learning and literature for patrons of all ages.

Full/Part Time

Full Time




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How to Apply

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.  FY22 Annual salary range $62,795 - $101,764; this is a Grade S-4 position on the Town’s Wage and Personnel Bylaws, with 10 Steps within this range. The Town of Kingston is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Applications will be reviewed on a continuous basis. 


2021-05-28 |  Quick link to this job