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Director, Whelden Memorial Library (Barnstable)

The Director is the administrative officer of the library. 

Under the direction of the Board of Trustees, the Director

          •        plans, organizes and administers all aspects of the Library’s services;  

          •        serves as the Library’s primary public representative within the community; 

          •        assists patrons in the location and use of books, publications and other materials, equipment and technologies;

          •        troubleshoots computer problems;

          •        assists patrons in navigating the Internet and identifies databases to help patrons access library resources;

          •        trains and supervises staff and volunteers to assist in services; 

          •        develops programs and library collection; 

          •        prepares an annual preliminary draft budget for presentation to Finance Committee;

          •        controls expenditures to stay within the operating budget; 

          •        oversees a staff of six part-time employees as well as volunteers; and

          •        manages the library’s operation and facilities.


Bachelor’s Degrees and at least 3 years of progressively responsible library administrative experience required.  M.S. in Library Science preferred.

Full/Part Time

Full Time



Salary Range

$45,000.00 - $51,000.00  / year

Salary Notes

Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

Closing Date

How to Apply

Applications will be accepted until a suitable candidate is found.  Applicants should send a cover letter and resume to:

Whelden Memorial Library

P.O.Box 147

West Barnstable, MA 02668

Or send it and any questions to


2021-10-04 |  Quick link to this job