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Acting Director, Ashby Free Public Library (Ashby)

 The Ashby Free Public Library Board of Trustees is searching for a part-time Acting Library Director to keep Ashby’s library running smoothly while a search for a permanent, part-time Director is conducted.  

We are searching for a welcoming individual with excellent customer-service skills.  This professional Librarian will provide children and adult services, while supervising the staff, volunteers, programs, and operations of the library.

The Town of Ashby is located in North Central Massachusetts, along the New Hampshire border, approximately one hour northwest of Boston.  With roughly 3,200 residents, the town is rural in nature, with small farms and businesses sprinkled about, and ample outdoor recreational opportunities in and around the town, including Willard Brook State Park and Mount Watatic State Reservation.  Ashby’s Public Library is located in a beautiful historic building in the center of town, across from the Town Common.


Applicant requirements:  Must have a working knowledge of modern library policies, procedures, methods and practices.  Must be thoroughly familiar with basic reference sources and research techniques, including database and online reference sources, internet, computer applications, and the CWMARS Library circulation system.  Must be comfortable with MS Word and MS Excel. The ideal candidate should have public library and supervisory experience, be energetic, self-motivated, and able to simultaneously manage multiple tasks with only general supervision.  

Full/Part Time

Part Time



Salary Range

$20.00 - $24.00  / hour

Salary Notes

This part-time position is 19 – 25 hours per week, including 1 evenings and 4 hours on Saturday.

Closing Date

October 30,2021

How to Apply

TO APPLY: Applicants should forward a cover letter and resume to:  AFPL Board of Trustees, 895 Main St, Ashby, MA 01431 or via email to  References will be requested prior to a second interview.


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